Trecenas of the Mayan Sacred Calendar, or Tzolkin

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The Trecena Ruler

The Tzolkin begins on 1 Imox, or Crocodile, according to all four of the ancient 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.

 

 

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Influence of the Trecena Ruler on Each Day

The trecena ruler should be considered when interpreting each day’s sign. Spiritually, each trecena is a time to honor and respect the nahual of is ruler by reflecting on it throughout all thirteen days.

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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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