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In the Mayan Long Count, the most recent (13th) b'ak'tun (144.000 day cycle) started on the winter solstice of 2012 (December 21, 2012).

Month: Day: Year:   

In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Wednesday, November 26, 2014) is:




13-day period


solar year
Coatl (snake)Quiahuitl (rain)Acatl (reed)
7 - Coatl (snake)1 - Quiahuitl (rain)3 - Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


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Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Centeotl12 - Tlacaxipehualiztli (II)

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

The significance of this day

Day Coatl (Snake) is governed by Chalchihuitlicue as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Coatl is the day of the snaking river that always changes without changing. It signifies the fleeting moment of eternal water. A good day for humility, a bad day for acting on self-interests.

7-Coatl is the name day of Chicomecoatl, Corn Goddess, the female equivalent of Xochipili. A good day to start a trade expedition. A day for the ceremony for the Cihuateteo at the temple of Aticpac.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Quiahuitl (Rain) is ruled by Tlaloc, He Who Makes Things Sprout, god of rain, lightning and thunder. This trecena represents a time of alternating drought and flood. There is either not enough or too much. It is a time of hardship and suffering. The rainmaker stands alone atop the mountain, holding firesticks and a medicine bundle: help will be offered but may not be accepted. Some will have prepared for this time but not enough to care for everyone in need. These are good days to pursue solitude and learning; bad days to count on others.

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