Aztec and Maya Calendar
In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, Wednesday July 27, 2016 is:
(1 -) Itzcuintli (dog)
4 - Tecpatl (flint knife)
Lord of the Night
16 - Quecholli (XIV)
(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust])
The significance of this day
5-Ocelotl is the name day of the earth god Macuilocelotl, a patron god of the feather mosaic workers.
Day Ocelotl (Jaguar) is governed by Tlazolteotl as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Ocelotl is a good day for doing battle. It signifies power, valor, and reckless abandon in the face of danger. This is a day of the Warriors of Tezcatlipoca, those who willingly sacrifice their lives to keep the flame of the Old Ones burning forever.
The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Itzcuintli (Dog) is ruled by Xipe Totec, Lord of Shedding, god of seedtime. These are 13 days of devotion, companionship, self-sacrifice and love. This trecena points to the eternal conflict that tears at every human being: suspended between two great communions, love and mysticism, each of us strives to survive being swallowed whole by either. On the one hand, the painful shedding of illusions, and on the other, the pleasurable creation of illusions. What ever your decision during this time, you will find favor and advancement. These are good days for commemorating the dead; bad days for clinging to the living.