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Aztec and Maya Calendar

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The last day of the current xiuhmolpilli (bundle of 52 years) will be September 27, 2026.

Month: Day: Year:   

In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Saturday, July 4, 2015) is:


Tonalli:

day

Trecena:

13-day period

Xihuitl:

solar year
Coatl (snake)Xochitl (flower)Acatl (reed)
6 - Coatl (snake)1 - Xochitl (flower)3 - Acatl (reed)
 

Yoaltecuhtli:

Lord of the Night

Xiuhpohualli:

365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Tlaloc12 - Tepeilhuitl (XIII)13.0.2.10.5

(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.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Xochitl (Flower) is ruled by Huehuecoyotl, Old Coyote, the Trickster, god of deception. This trecena signifies the sacred role of the jester: revealing the truth of the old ways by treating them as irreverantly as the gods do, the jester treats nothing as sacred and so points out the sacredness of everything. These are 13 days profoundly influenced by creativity and playfulness: music, dance, art and poetry are simply masks worn by the jester to tear away the away the masks of civilization. The trickster-jester-clown is the final mask of human beings: at one with the divine absurdity of the world, the mortal creator moves toward becoming an immortal force of nature. These are good days to make things; bad days to fear what others might think.



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