6 Toj ~ Today’s Ch’umil


Nawal TojToj is the law of cause and effect; it is a day to make offerings and the energy that repays us for all the good or bad we have done in our life. It is the Sacred Ceremonial Fire, the fire of the Spirit of the Ajaw, Heart of the Sky and Heart of the Earth. Number 6 entails learning and responsibilities; it is a day in which to thank the Creator and Maker for everything we have received. Connect to the energies of this day and light a candle to thank the Great Father for all that life has given you.

During the Creation of the Universe 6 Toj filled up the valleys with soil; it did it when the earth had not awakened.

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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