Trecenas of the Mayan Sacred Calendar, or Tzolkin


This Ebook from Guatemala reveals everything you need to know your Mayan day sign and and that of other people. It includes how to find a Mayan day sign, a full description of your cosmic energy and astrological personality traits, glyphs for each nahual.

The Trecena Ruler

The Tzolkin begins on 1 Imox, or Crocodile, according to calendar boards discovered in Mexico and Guatemala, and ends with 13 Ajpu, or Sun, before recycling.

The first day of a trecena is that trecena’s ruler, and it influences energy and events throughout the trecena. This tells us the kinds of things that will work best during this time.




Influence of the Trecena Ruler

Even the nahual that governs each day in the trecena is tinted by the trecena ruler, which should be considered when interpreting the day’s nahual on one’s life. For example, 1 Dog (T’zi) affects the meaning of the following day sign, 2 Wind (Iq). Dog’s core meaning is guidance or counsel. As trecena ruler, Dog is telling us to seek guidance before acting on the meaning of Wind, which signifies “breath of life” or imagination.” In some situations, it could mean to give such counsel to others.

The lesser meanings of a nahual, such as Dog’s meaning of loyalty and faithfulness, might be brought into play in some readings. This would hinge on the individual’s life situation. If a couple is involved, for example, it is definitely a consideration.

Spiritually, each trecena is a time to honor and respect the nahual of is ruler by reflecting on it throughout all thirteen days.


How to Find the Trecena Ruler

Look up today’s day sign, such as 5 Sun, on the Calendar Board. To find the current trecena ruler, look for the first day sign beginning with 1 that precedes 5 Sun. This would be 1 Vulture (Aqmaj).

To find the next trecena ruler, do the same but use the day sign that follows today’s sign. Here the next trecena would begin on 1 Water (T’oj).


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