5 Tz’ikin ~ Today’s Ch’umil & Countdown to Maya New Year


Nawal Tz'ikinTz’ikin is the bird, it is the intermediary between the Great Father and human beings, it represents the sacred vision, the acute and panoramic vision of a bird; its energy provides freedom, magnetism and luck. Number 5 is the action energy, the elevation of creation. This day attracts opportunities, use its energy to have positive outcomes in your activities.

During the Creation of the Universe everything started to work on a day 5 Tz’ikin.

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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