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.
I’x is the jaguar; it represents the feline and feminine energies. It is the strength of Mother Earth, the power of the jungle, the creative forces of the universe; I’x is a day of high magic. Number 4 projects stability; it symbolizes the four cardinal points, the four races of
Aj, represented by cane and cornstalks, symbolizes the strength of power; it is a pillar that connects the cosmic and the telluric energies, and it means abundance and the renewal of nature. Number 3 symbolizes communication and creativity; it stands for the results of our efforts. Today’s energies give you
E symbolizes the path of destiny, it is the strength, power and energy a person possesses for undertaking journeys that will lead to self-realization. Number 2 represents the polarity of the positive and negative energies. Ask for the guidance of E to find the right path and to have the
B’atz’ symbolizes the thread with which we weave the story of our life; the way we evolve as human beings. Number 1 represents the beginning and unity. The energies of this day offer you the possibility of reinventing yourself in this new cycle. This is the first day of the
Tz’i’ represents the spiritual authorities; its energy is related to writing, particularly Sacred Writing. It is the symbol of the great scribes. Number 13 contains strength, wisdom and experience. This day connects you to the Sacred Words, it allows you to interpret their meaning and use their teachings as your
Number 12 represents the consciousness of being; it is the day for sharing, and today it strengthens the actions that are undertaken collectively, with one heart and one mind. Toj represents the Sacred Fire, which is the manifestation of Ajaw upon the earth. Light a yellow and purple candle with
Q’anil is the energy of creation; it is the seed of life in all of its manifestations and today it flows with the energy of number 11 which symbolizes learning through experience and represents the cycles of life. The energies of this day help you meditate on the seeds that
Kej represents harmony; it is the guardian of the forests and nature. Number 10 symbolizes our connection with the cosmic and telluric energies. This is the perfect day to enjoy the beauty and harmony that surrounds us; to contemplate art or to take delight in nature.
Kame represents death and birth; it symbolizes reincarnation, the spiritual and family lineage, and our invisible guardians. Number 9 reflects the energy of love, wisdom and spirituality. The energy of this day is used to ask for protection both for ourselves and for the community. Light a white candle and
Number 8, which represents physical force, has the virtue of creating the energy you need to carry out your plans. Today it increases its impact by combining with the intense and vibrant power of Kan, the symbol of vitality and activity. Together they grant you the ability to reach the