The Cholq’ij Calendar is a powerful tool for revealing natural cycles that relate to humans. By understanding the Nawal and number (energy) of each day, we are able to harmonize our lives and activities with the natural rhythm and order, advancing our personal and collective development. This tool requires more than an intellectual understanding; we realize it’s potential in our lives as we work with the energies on a daily basis.
Thanks to Denise Barrios, we are able to make this information more accessible by publishing the Nawal and number for each day, as well as an explanation for it’s meaning. This information is also being pushed out via social media.
This day opens a space for purification, for liberation. Ajaw 3 Tijax has the power of healing, it is the force of the obsidian stone which harmonizes us in each of the four planes of existence; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This Ch’umil is the one that connects us to
Ajaw No’j symbolizes intellect, knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual learning. It is the power of ideas and thoughts, the development of our mind, the deep and conscious thought that brings us to outline our reality. This Ch’umil is the one that brings the virtues of kindness, nobility, patience, and pure love.
Ajaw Ajmaq brings the energy of curiosity, that which leads us to explore, to learn from other environments and other people in order to grow, to continuously shape our existence, and discover our true being, our true purpose. Remember that our being is deep and our growth is a journey
Ajaw Tz’ikin represents the bird of power, that bird who transmutes energies to activate the inner gifts such as vision and intuition; who is the messenger that transmits the messages from the Heart of the Sky to Mother Earth and the Underworld. Who elevates to the sky to reach the
I’x brings the energy of the B’alam (jaguar), who is the sacred feline that symbolizes power, magic, and the divine. According to the Elders, this animal has sacred writings printed on the spots of his skin. Those who have the ability to understand the messages that are found in them
Aj is the pillar that holds this physical manifestation. It is the Ch’umil that symbolizes the bases and foundations. Its energy is related to the sacred staff. That which represents the cane that sprouted before Grandmother Ixmukane, as a sign of life of her grandsons, Jun Ajpu and Xb’alamke, who
Today we are ruled by the energy of Ajaw 10 E. This energy opens paths and provides us with the means to undertake new trails. E is the Ch’umil that guides our steps, the energy with which we transit our road of life. It is the sign that represents all
The cycle of 260 days of the Sacred Cholq’ij Calendar begins in a day Wajxaqib’ (8) B’atz’, day in which the energies of the material plane and the masculine energy are manifested. The Maya world gives much importance to the balance of the dual energies, to the equilibrium of life.
Today we are under the influence of Ajaw Tz’i’ that symbolizes the cosmic and earthly law and authority. It is the Ch’umil that represents the spiritual authorities, the assistant and adviser. The energy that is related to the sacred writings and which gives us the ability to undestand the messages
Ajaw Toj brings the energy of Tojil, the Sacred Ceremonial Fire. This Ch’umil opens the space to give thanks for our life, to reconcile ourselves with our inner being and find harmony with all that surrounds us. Toj is the offering, it is the reciprocity of ilfe, the results of