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Aztec and Maya Calendar

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Aztecs named a newborn child after its day (tonalli) of birth. The elemental forces ruling over that day strongly characterize a person and its destiny.

Month: Day: Year:   

In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Monday, January 26, 2015) is:


Tonalli:

day

Trecena:

13-day period

Xihuitl:

solar year
Miquiztli (death)Cuetzpalin (lizard)Acatl (reed)
3 - Miquiztli (death)1 - Cuetzpalin (lizard)3 - Acatl (reed)
 

Yoaltecuhtli:

Lord of the Night

Xiuhpohualli:

365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Itztli13 - Toxcatl (V)13.0.2.2.6

(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust] )

The significance of this day

Day Miquiztli (Death) is governed by Tecciztecatl, the Moon God, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. It is a good day for reflecting on your priorities in life, a bad day for ignoring possibilities. It is a day of transformation, signifying that briefest moment between old endings and new beginnings.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Cuetzpalin (Lizard) is ruled by Itzlacoliuhqui. The 13 days of this trecena are governed by the meting out of irrational rewards and punishments. These are 13 days of confusion, a time when the noble and ignoble have equal chance to be raised up or thrown down. The warrior must be like the lizard, who is not hurt from a high fall but, instead, immediately climbs back to its perch. These are good days to keep out of sight; bad days to attract attention.



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