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.
The elders say that the power of Tijax emerges so that its strength and wisdom can support us in our processes of healing and cleansing, of opening new paths that lead us to our perfect destination, of breaking that which limits us so that we can open our vision and
Today a trecena under the power of No’j begins, which tells us that all the knowledge we need is available to us, we find it in the wind that whispers the ancestral messages, in the fire that has gathered and preserves the wisdom of our grandfathers and grandmothers, in that
Ajmaq is the energy that opens the space to the profound knowledge, to the important lessons of life that help us understand who we are and why we are here. This Ch’umil invites us to be observant, to experience every moment of life with awareness and wonder, to go again
Tz’ikin is the power we have to see beyond the apparent, from its force the sacred vision emerges, as this is the Ch’umil that activates our dormant senses, that grants us the gift of intuition and vision. Its energy protects us and awakens our ability to create good fortune, opening
I’x brings the energy of the B’alam (jaguar), which is the sacred feline that symbolizes power, magic, and the divine. According to the elders, this animal has the sacred writings printed in the spots of its skin; those who have the ability to understand these messages are considered people of
Aj is the power that gives us spiritual strength. This Ch’umil represents the pillars of inner force, it is the channel that connects us to the cosmos and the earth, that unites us to the whole so that we flow in synchrony with life. It is our spine, the structures
Yesterday a new cycle began and today we start our journey again. We retake the path under the energy of Ajaw 9 E, the power that connects us to our spiritual road, to the path of our life purpose. One of the teachings of the elders is that at this
Today we celebrate the beginning of a new cycle of 260 days of the Sacred Cholq’ij Calendar. In the day Jun (1) B’atz’ we began a period of twenty days of creation, during which each of the energies gave form to this reality and we were able to connect and
Join us on tonight, November 29th, at 5PM PT for a free, live online presentation, hosted by Chris Casillas of the Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange (CSEE). Denise Barrios and Adam Rubel of Saq’ Be’ will be present to share some background on the Maya cosmogony, understanding of the
Today we are two days away from celebrating the beginning of a new cycle and 6 Toj brings us the opportunity to make an offering for all that we left unfinished during the cycle that is about to end. Ajaw Toj symbolizes the Ceremonial Fire; it is the sacred ritual,