Aztec and Maya Calendar
In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, Monday August 21, 2017 is:
(1 -) Xochitl (flower)
5 - Calli (house)
Lord of the Night
1 - Atemoztli (XVI)
(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust])
The significance of this day
Day Cuetzpalin (Lizard) is governed by Huehuecoyotl, the Trickster, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Cuetzpallin signifies rapid reversals of fortune. It is a good day to work on your reputation through actions, not words.
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.
Hillary Duff was born on day 5-Cuetzpalin.
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.