8 Tijax – Today’s Nawal and Maya Creation


Nawal TijaxTijax is the power of the thunder and the lightning represented by the obsidian stone which is black and transparent, sharp but fragile. It is also the obsidian double-edged knife which represents the negative in the positive and the positive in the negative; it is the strength and power of the warrior. Number 8 symbolizes the complete energies of the material world. The energies of this day provide you with the power to cut away any material blockages and negative energies.

During the Creation of the Universe 8 Tijax planted its hands and feet firmly and nailed them to the ground.

The book of the Chilam B’alam of Chumayel explains the creation of the universe. It tells that the world was created in one Maya month (20 days). The process of creation begins on the day 1 B’atz’ and ends in a day 7 Tz’i’, when the first 20 days are completed. After the last day of creation comes the day 8 B’atz’ (Cholq’ij Maya New Year). When Maya people celebrate their new year, they celebrate that the creation of the world has been fulfilled.

Denise Barrios

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