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Aztec and Maya Calendar

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The Aztec, Maya and most other mesoamerican people used the same 260-day calendar with an identical correlation. So the Aztec date 1-Cipactli corresponds to 1-Imix for the Maya, etcetera.

Month: Day: Year:   

In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Friday, October 9, 2015) is:




13-day period


solar year
Ehecatl (wind)Ozomahtli (monkey)Acatl (reed)
12 - Ehecatl (wind)1 - Ozomahtli (monkey)3 - Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Tlazolteotl9 - Izcalli (XVIII)

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

The significance of this day

Day Ehecatl (Wind) is governed by Quetzalcoatl as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Ehecatl is a bad day for working with others. Its influences are inconstant and vain. A good day to root out bad habits.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Ozomahtli (Monkey) is ruled by Patecatl. The 13 days of of this trecena are influenced by the quest for cures of all the various ills that befall us: the quest to obtain power that can overcome misfortune lies at the heart of the warrior's purpose. The transformation of poison into medicine, and evil into good, is an art whose expression must be tailored to the field of battle. These are good days to fashion a war shield and collect articles for your medicine bundle; bad days to allow infections to fester.

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