Types of Astrology

Gain Deeper Insights Into Mayan Astrology

The topic of Mayan astrology is gaining in popularity as we approach the key date of December 21, 2012 which marks the end of the fourth Sun and marks the beginning of the fifth sun, or Job Ajaw. We are currently in the period of the Definition where we are experiencing the greatest opportunities to help us release everything that will not serve us in the coming age. This being the case, I'd like to share a few things that are important to keep in mind as you research Mayan astrology and seek to apply its benefits to your life and the lives of everyone and everything you care about.

Mayan astrology is very different from what most people in the world think about when they think of astrology. The kinds of astrology most people are familiar with are much more focused on the stars than the earth. Traditional "western" astrology's main focus involves taking a "snapshot" of the sky at the time of a person's birth and using that picture as the means for seeing how someone's life journey is being set up and how it will play out over time.

Mayan astrology has a different perspective. It is important to remember that the Mayans have twenty calendars for a whole range of purposes, some of which are known to only a handful of people on the planet. In terms of Mayan Astrology, many of these calendars are important, yet there is one that is used as the primary instrument for helping people align with the unique destiny that they were born to inhabit. This calendar is called the Sacred Cholq'ij or Tzolkin. This is a calendar of 260 unique daily frequencies. It begins with 8 B'atz as the first day of the Mayan year. This date does not correspond to a repetitive date in the Gregorian calendar year after year because the Gregorian is related only to the solar cycle of 365.25 days and more loosely on the lunar cycle of 28 days. But the thing that makes the Cholq'ij calendar so unique is that it is the product of looking not only at astronomical cycles but also at terrestrial energy cycles. This sacred calendar of Mayan Astrology incorporates these two systems of energy cycles into a single calendar of 20 different day frequencies that repeat 13 times over the course of each Cholq'ij calendar cycle. And each of these number-day combinations (e.g., 1 Ix, 7 Ajmaq, 13 Ajpu, etc.) has it's own unique frequency that describes the influences of these celestial and terrestrial energy patterns on the quality of each and every day and more specifically, the influence of these hidden energy patterns upon our lives based upon the day of our birth.

Another really cool thing about Mayan astrology is that the day frequency and the number frequency are also complemented for each individual according to the Mayan Cross which has the day frequency at its center. At the bottom of the Mayan Cross is the destiny sign (very much like "Western" astrology) and at the top of the cross is the conception sign, very much like Chinese astrology. There are also left and right hemisphere frequencies that come from the Cholq'ij calendar as well. All of these factors come together to paint a very unique picture of each person's life path in terms of strengths, challenges, and affinities specifically designed to help people live in harmony with themselves, with their individual destinies, with the Divine Source, with other people, and with the natural world. Mayan astrology has given us a tremendous gift in the Cholq'ij calendar. May we use it well for our individual benefit and also for the benefit of all life as the Fourth Sun comes to a close in this period of Definition as we release our dysfunctional attachments to our past fearful interpretations and prepare for the Fifth Sun of the Job Ajaw and the new world that is being born in the energy of this new cosmic cycle!


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