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.
Ajaw Kej represents calmness, balance, and harmony; it is the spirit of the forests, mountains, and hills, the guardian of nature. Its wisdom comes to remind us that we are an expression of Mother Earth, that our destiny and evolution are linked to hers. This Ch’umil urges us to return
Ajaw Kame symbolizes death, but its energy does not only speak to us of physical death, it is also the closing and opening of the cycles of life, it is the change and the opening to new experiences and opportunities, it is the rebirth. Kame teaches us the importance of
Kan represents energy and movement. It is the serpentine energy, the internal fire that resides in our coccyx and flows through the spine until it reaches the brain and activates our consciousness. This Ch’umil is a spiritual catalyst, it is the feathered serpent that connects the cosmic with the earthly,
K’at is the net that stores our knowledge, our memories and experiences, its energy helps us collect the elements and ideas that allow us to fulfill our purpose in life. This Ch’umil symbolizes the ties, it is everything that traps and limits us, but its power is also the one
Ajaw Aq’ab’al is the energy that the elders call the dusk and the dawn. It is that ray of light that illuminates the darkness, that brings clarity and illumination to our life, the light that teaches us, protects us, and guides us on the path, that is a spiritual awakening.
Ajaw Iq’ symbolizes the spirit of the wind, the element that rules over ideas, that brings purity and clarity. Iq’ is the conscious breathing, the breath of life, the powerful force that cleanses and regenerates. It is the wind that brings with it the messages of wise grandmothers and grandfathers,
Imox connects us with our subconscious mind, its energy relates to all that is subtle, intuitive, and eccentric. It is the essence of our consciousness, the interconnection of our ideas, it is mental strength and power. Imox is magic and wisdom fused, its energy empowers us to connect with our
The Mayan calendar contains within it several cycles that go from the trecenas (thirteen-day cycle) and veintenas (20 day cycle) to the great periods of thousands of years that mark prophetic changes. Each one of these cycles is interwoven with another, thus forming the tapestry of our history and evolution.
Today we are ruled by an energy that is related to the family, to the community, to humanity. Ajaw Kawoq is the Ch’umil that teaches us that even though each one of us has an individual purpose to fulfill, we are connected in the joint evolution, we also have a
Tijax is the power of obsidian, of the double-edged knife that with one side removes the negative forces, cleanses and purifies, and with the other opens new paths, new spaces towards the unexplored. The elders say that the Creator gave us the power of Tijax so that its strength and