4 Kej ~ Today’s Ch’umil & Countdown to Maya New Year


Nawal KiejKej represents the deer that has one leg in each of the four cardinal points; it is balance and harmony, it is the energy that protects the natural world and which is called to maintain balance between humans and Mother Earth. Number 4 projects stability, firmness and security. Today the convergence of these two energies brings stability, any project that you start or work in today will enjoy the protection and steadiness of 4 Kej.

During the Creation of the Universe 4 Kej was the day in which the spirit came. 

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.

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