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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 (Friday, December 19, 2014) is:




13-day period


solar year
Tochtli (rabbit)Coatl (snake)Acatl (reed)
4 - Tochtli (rabbit)1 - Coatl (snake)3 - Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


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Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Tlaloc15 - Tozoztontli (III)

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

The significance of this day

Day Tochtli (Rabbit) is governed by Mayahuel, Goddess of the Maguey and of Fertility, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Tochtli is a day of self-sacrifice and service to something greater than oneself. It signifies the religious attitude which holds everything sacred and results in experiences of self-transcendence. It is a mystical day, associated by the passages of the moon. It is a good day for communing with nature and spirit, a bad day for acting against others.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Coatl (Snake) is ruled by Xiuhtecuhtli, Lord of the Year, the ancient god of fire who stands at the center. The 13 days of this trecena are governed by the forces that have created a power vacuum in the situation. The throne is empty and the rightful heir must struggle with all the pretenders who would claim it. These are 13 days of conflict, intrigues and unexpected developments. The throne will fall to the one who has laid the groundwork, built the alliances and is favored by the timing of events beyond any one person's control. This time will come again: those who are not prepared should bide their time; those who hold the throne should beware. These are good days to act out of strength, bad days to rely on the strength of others.

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