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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 (Friday, July 25, 2014) is:


Tonalli:

day

Trecena:

13-day period

Xihuitl:

solar year
Cipactli (crocodile)Atl (water)Tochtli (rabbit)
13 - Cipactli (crocodile)1 - Atl (water)2 - Tochtli (rabbit)
 

Yoaltecuhtli:

Lord of the Night

Xiuhpohualli:

365-day calendar

Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Mictlantecuhtli13 - Quecholli (XIV)13.0.1.11.1

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

The significance of this day

Day Cipactli (Crocodile) is governed by Tonacatecuhtli, Lord of Nurturance, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Cipactli is an auspicious day, signifying advancement and honor. It depicts energy and work, rewards and recognition. A good day for beginnings.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Atl (Water) is ruled by Chalchihuihtotolin. These are 13 days of instability and unexpected events, of accidents and coincidences: these are good days to gamble a little on a long-shot; bad days to gamble a lot on a sure thing. Every day rollercoasters between all-good and all-bad, between rapture and terror. This trecena advises the priest-warrior to perfect the art of shapeshifting: only by mimicking the nature of water do we become an agent of change rather than a target of it. The purified heart casts no reflection in the smoking mirror.



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