Mayan Astrology: Ancient South American Insight

An Advanced Perspective From The Mayan Culture

Mayan Astrology is a form of astrology that the Aztecs believed in. They said that if a person was born under a certain sign, then they have certain personality trait and that their destiny is shaped by that sign.

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the Mayan calendar and astrology. There are 19 signs in the system that was developed by the ancient Mayans.

They are:- Wayeb’- Pop- Uo- Zip- Zotz- Tzec- Xul- Yaxk’ln- Mol- Ch’en- Yax- Sak- Key- Mak- Kankin- Muwan- Pax- K’aya’b- Kumk’uThe early meanings of these signs is not completely clear, and there have been a number of modern interpretations of them over the years, but they are not all based on deep research into the Mayan culture or the symbolism that has been used by them.

Modern Interpretation

The early meanings of these signs is not completely clear, and there have been a number of modern interpretations of them over the years, but they are not all based on deep research into the Mayan culture or the symbolism that has been used by them.

It is known that the Mayans used the signs to represent the way the days moved throughout the year, with the weather, the four directions, the stars, and the jaguar (something important to their culture) all represented in the signs.

Modern Mayans have not shared a lot about the meaning of the signs and their symbols. Those who do share have their own interpretations of the signs and this means that it’s hard to get a true, canonical interpretation of them.  There are a few consistent meanings, however.

The Zodiac Signs

The Mayan system of astrology signs is one of the most complex there is. Let’s find out why!

Ch’en
January 2-21

The Ch’en sign is for people of the night; those who have their most energy after dusk, and a natural affinity for the moon.

Yax
January 22-February 10

The Yax sign is for those who have Venus as their ruling planet, and who are gentle and loving. They should tap into their peaceful nature to help bring harmony to those around them and to be a peace-keeper.

Sac
February 11-March 2

This sign is for those who have an affinity for daytime. Sac sign people are morning people, and if they spend their mornings in reflection they may find that it brings them great wisdom.  Sac signs find their power and wisdom in change.

Keh
March 3-22nd

The Keh sign is for people who have an affinity for nature and balance. They are powerful and foreceful and have a fiery nature. Their totem animal is the deer.

Mak
March 23-April 11

The Mac sign is a mysterious sign, and it is one that does not have a clear meaning. Mak people are thought to be secretive, and spend a lot of time in reflection. They like seclusion and time away from people.

K’ank’in
April 12-May 1

The K’ank’in sign is one that represents people with an affinity for the sun and the earth. People born under this sign enjoy being ‘in the womb of the earth’ and find great tranquillity in caves. Their totem animal is the dog, for its inner strength.

Muwan
May 2-21

The Muwan sign represents an affinity with fire and water. People born under this sign take great power from storms. They love thunder and lighting. The totem animal for this sign is the own, because of its vision. Muwan signs are people who have the ability to see the truth in things around them.

Pax
May 22-June 10

This sign is represented by the totem animal the Jaguar. It is one that signifies leadership and strength, and people born under this sign have a straightforward nature and value balance and stability.

Kayab
Jun 11-30

Those who were born under the Kayab sign have a natural spirituality to them and share an affinity for the moon. They tend to find themselves pondering the deeper meaning of day to day events. The totem animal for people born under this sign is the turtle.

Kumk’u
July 1-20

This sign is characterised by people who have a dualistic nature. The people born under this sign have an ability to see both perspectives of an argument and take the wisdom from both sides. The totem animal for this sign is the crocodile, which is one of the few reptiles which survived from the Mesozoic period. Kumk’u sign people have the power of stability and longevity.

Wayeb
July 21-25

This sign is unusual because it is one that represents just five days in the year, while the other signs in the Mayan zodiac cover 20 days. The Wayeb days were a period during which the Mayans felt that the natural balance of things was being affected by other forces. The sign is not unlucky as some may assume, however, it is one which means that you have a strong connection with other realms and that you have an affinity for the other-worldly.

Pop
July 26-August 14

The Pop sign is one which means that you are a natural leader. Those born under this sign have an affinity for guiding others and can do so while remaining sensitive to the needs of the people they are guiding.

Wo
August 15-September 3

The Wo sign is similar to the Sac and the Che’n signs, in that they share the same totem animal as Sac (the frog) and they also gain wisdom from dusk. They are mystical and can shift between different levels of consciousness.

Sip
September 4-23

The Sip sign is one that is represented by the noble stag, and that carries the energies of grace and nobleness. Sip signs have a strong affinity for fire and air.

Sotz
September 24-October 13

The Sotz sign has an affinity for air and water, and people born under that sign have two totem animals – the fish, and the bat. The fish represents the holder’s depth of intuition, while the bat represents the holder’s sensitivity and ability to see through any illusions.

Sec
October 14-November 2

The Sec sign is associated with wind and air. People who are born under this sign are practical and have a natural ability to analyse situations with strongly grounded perception. They have the ability to understand situations and come up with effective solutions. They are naturally fascinated with the sky.

Xul
November 3-22

The Zul sign is one that is strongly associated with dogs. People born under this sign are loyal, dedicated and have a strong connection to the next life, which gives them a gift for helping those around them to release their fear of death.

Yaxk’in
November 23-December 12

Those born under Yaxk’in are natural healers, and they have the ability to help those around them with healing words and with kindness. Their one downfall is that they can be naturally doubtful, struggling to trust their own decisions and the decisions of those around them.

Mol
December 13-January 1

The Mol sign is one that is strongly associated with water, and they are naturally affected by weather patterns. They have an affinity for rainfall, and they are mysterious like a shaman, but also natural leaders.

The Calendar

The Mayans were unusual in that they used three calendar systems – the Haab, the Tzolkin and the Long Count. The Long Count system was used to calculate times and dates based on astronomical events, and this calendar started on September 6th 3114 BC and ended on September 21st, 2012. Meanwhile, the Tzolkin calendar ran for 260 days, which is approximately the length of a pregnancy. There are 20 days signs on the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, and they are combined with the numbers 1 through 13. This calendar does not map out a full year, so it does not tend to get used for astrological purposes, although the modern Dreamspell calendar, which was made by Jose Arguelles, is based on the Tzolkin calendar. Arguelles, however, came up with his own meanings for the calendar – it is not something that is based on the traditional Mayan interpretation of the calendar – indeed, it is not entirely clear what the Mayans themselves used that calendar for.

There are 20 days signs on the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, and they are combined with the numbers 1 through 13. This calendar does not map out a full year, so it does not tend to get used for astrological purposes, although the modern Dreamspell calendar, which was made by Jose Arguelles, is based on the Tzolkin calendar. Arguelles, however, came up with his own meanings for the calendar – it is not something that is based on the traditional Mayan interpretation of the calendar – indeed, it is not entirely clear what the Mayans themselves used that calendar for.

The Haab calendar is the only one which follows a standard 365 day calendar year. The Haab calendar is the one that the Mayans used for their astrology. It has 18 months, each 20 days long, and a final 19th month that has five ‘nameless days;.

The Mayan Zodiac symbols can be found on the Mayan calendar, and there are many preserved hieroglyphics of it. There are even some preserved plant fibre scrolls that still have Mayan hieroglyphics on them.

The Mayan astrological signs can be used for understanding your own natural personality, and some people use them for matchmaking, in a similar way to the other zodiac systems. It’s worth looking both at the zodiac signs listed here and the Mayan Day Signs if you want to get a true look at someone’s personality and affinities, to see how they compare and what suggestions may be made. The Mayans were some of the most forward-thinking of the ancient civilisations, and the fact that they had multiple calendars alone is particularly interesting. The Mayan zodiac signs and the sacred Tzolkin (the day sign and your galactic number) can reveal a lot about a person. Between the day sign and the

Mayan Day Signs

if you want to get a true look at someone’s personality and affinities, to see how they compare and what suggestions may be made. The Mayans were some of the most forward-thinking of the ancient civilisations, and the fact that they had multiple calendars alone is particularly interesting. The Mayan zodiac signs and the sacred Tzolkin (the day sign and your galactic number) can reveal a lot about a person. Between the day sign and the

Between the day sign and the number, there are 260 different combinations, and it can be interesting to see what shows up – those combinations are often more insightful than the simple zodiac signs. Relationships are not as simple as “transformers go well with Stars”, or “Yaxk’in goes well with Xul”. In the real world there are so many motivations and influencing factors that relationships are more likely to grow or flounder based on, and the real benefit of the astrological calendars come from understanding those factors and using them to figure out what is going on in your own mind.

The Mayans knew a lot about the world for an ancient civilisation, and we can take that knowledge and use it to understand ourselves and what motivates us. The more you know about who you are and what you are thinking, the easier it will be to keep your life on track and find the motivation you need to achieve whatever it is that you are working towards. Signs shape your destiny – but that is not the same as taking your life path out of your hands. You are still the main guiding force in your life.

Introduction

Indian Astrology Overview