9 Kawoq ~ Today’s Ch’umil & Countdown to Maya New Year
Kawoq means the strength of unity; it represents the family, the community, the society, and the group. It is the energy of abundance, in both the material and the spiritual sense. Number 9 represents the emotional, the intuitive, and the creative. Light a candle to ask the Creator for His protection and blessings on your home, your family and your community.
During the Creation of the Universe on a day 9 Kawoq the Underworld was tested for the first time.
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.