Aztec and Maya Calendar
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La Malinche, or Doña Marina, was an Aztec woman who became an essential partner for Hernán Cortés in his conquest of the Aztec empire. Doña Marina's Aztec name was Malinalli, after her birthday. Cleary, she acted upon the significance of this day.
In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Thursday, July 19, 2012) is:
The significance of this dayDay 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-Cipactli (Crocodile) is ruled by Tonacatecuhtli, Lord of Nurturance, the primordial god of creation and fertility. Cipactli is god of the land, the great earth monster, floating on the sea of stars. This is the first trecena of the sacred year. The 13 days of this trecena are governed by the primordial urge to create order out of chaos. The three means by which the Old Ones established order are still our most important treasures: speech, agriculture, and the family. The lineage of thought runs from seed to fruit to seed: these are good days to participate in the community; bad days for solitude.
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