Mayan Calendar (Cholq’ij)
NOTE: SAQ’ BE’ IS NOT CURRENTLY DISTRIBUTING CHOLQ’IJ CALENDARS. THIS IS HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
As many of you know, every year Saq’ Be’ travels to the community in Chichicastenango, Guatemala to pick up the traditional Mayan Cholq’ij calendars they produce. We return with them and make them available for sale, returning the profits to the community to support their continued efforts to keep the traditional ways alive. Unfortunately, we do not know when we will be able to return this year and are thus uncertain as to when the 2005 calendars will become available. As a way of compensating for our lack of hard copy calendars, we are making available the same Cholq’ij/ Gregorian overlay on our website, which can be viewed on the front page. We have also made available information on the meaning of the Nawales (glyphs) and numbers presented. Click “read more” to view additional infromation on this calendar. We ask you to please consider supporting Saq’ Be’, a nonprofit organization, by making a tax-exempt donation to assist with our continued efforts for the rescue, preservation and appropriate sharing of these living ancient peoples, traditions and cultures.
This day reminds us that nature is not for us, but part of us. That we are earth and cosmos, that we are part of the whole and if we are attentive we can listen to the mountains and trees, to the fire and the wind… for we are in
Let us always trust that there is a higher force that is guiding our way, that our ancestors are protecting our steps, removing obstacles or closing doors so that we can walk the right path for the evolution of our being, of our lineage. When we accept that everything that
Kan brings the power of the snake, the Nawal that represents energy and movement, which is connected to the force of life and to that inner fire that ascends through our spine in a serpentine movement that activates us, that impels our spiritual growth, and the expansion of our being.
We are connected to the Earth and the Universe, woven in a net that allows us to reach a shared transformation and evolution. Ajaw 4 K’at speaks to us of our unity with the whole, it tells us that in order to understand this interconnection we must first be aware
We all possess within us the talents, interests, passions, experiences, and every aspect we need to fulfill our mission in life, our responsibility lies in using each of these elements to grow towards our highest expression. Today the energies speak to us about the importance of accepting ourselves as we
When we decide to break our existing patterns without fear of judgment or the expectations that others have of us, we enter a void in which we often don’t know what will happen and this can cause some discomfort, the kind that emerges when we are opening ourselves to something
Today’s energies remind us that each day is unique and it will never be repeated. That with each dawn, we are gifted with the opportunity to experience life and discover ourselves. Let us appreciate each moment and each cycle, let us be present and never forget that we are constantly
Understanding ourselves as a part of a large whole entails being aware that when we harm or send negative energy to those with whom we coexist, when we harm Mother Earth, we are also harming ourselves. But, in the same way, when we act with love, gratitude, and abundance, it
Let us embrace the processes of transformation that are emerging in these times, let us not be afraid of or resistant to the changes that come towards us, to the existential questions that connect us to our consciousness. Let us listen to ourselves with honesty so that our minds and
One of the teachings held by this day’s energy is that all knowledge emerges to be shared. Our grandfathers and grandmothers sowed in us the ancestral wisdom and we should continue to spread the seeds of their knowledge. These times call for us to unite and share with one another,