12 Iq’ ~ Today’s Ch’umil


Nawal Iq'Iq’ is the wind, the energy that governs ideas and change; it symbolizes renewal and purity, it is the purifier of the body, the mind, and the spirit. It is the divine breath that sustains existence and the energy of words and communication. Number 12 projects creativity and dreams; it represents the consciousness of being. The energies of this day bring creativity and life to your projects. During the Creation of the Universe 12 Iq’ created the wind.

This is the reason why it is called spirit, because there is no death within it.

According to the Maya, the world was created in one Mayan month (twenty days). The process of creation begins on Jun (1) B’atz and ends on the day Wuqub’ (7) Tz’i’, completing the first twenty days of the Cholq’ij (Calendar of Life). After this final day of creation, the day Wajxaqib’ (8) B’atz’ arrives, which is considered the Cholq’ij New Year. When Maya people celebrate the Cholq’ij new year, they are celebrating that the creation of the world has been fulfilled, and the beginning of a new cycle of 260 days.

Denise Barrios

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