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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, November 24, 2014) is:




13-day period


solar year
Calli (house)Quiahuitl (rain)Acatl (reed)
5 - Calli (house)1 - Quiahuitl (rain)3 - Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Itztli10 - Tlacaxipehualiztli (II)

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

The significance of this day

Day Calli (House) is governed by Tepeyollotl, Heart of the Mountain, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Calli is a good day for rest, tranquility and family life. Not a good day for participating in public life. Best spent cementing relationships of trust and mutual interests.

5-Calli is the name day of Macuilcalli, a patron god of the jewel workers.

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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