Aztec and Maya Calendar
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The Aztecs did not use a leap year correction but they knew the length of a solar year is neither 365 nor 365.25 days. Presumably they kept some count of days to register astronomical events but no evidence of an Aztec Long Count exists.
In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) is:
(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust] )
The significance of this dayDay 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.
The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Ocelotl (Jaguar) is ruled by Quetzalcoatl. This trecena represents brilliance and clarity during a profound eclipse of the light. The principal influence of this time is the divine Whirlwind: to stand in its path calls down destruction; to stand in its eye calls down creation. These are good days to withdraw into the solitude of contemplation and self-discipline; bad days to traffic with those on another path. In the center of it all, the warrior strives to be the mirror rather than the reflection.
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