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The Great Gift of the Calendars
Aluna Joy Yaxkin
June 1998

A vision that began almost 22,000 years ago was revealed to a group of 20 spiritual adventurers in the sacred site of Tikal, Guatemala during the Spring Equinox, 1998. The group received knowledge directly from Mayan Elders regarding the Mayan Cosmovision and the gifts of the Mayan calendars.

The ancient Maya were great visionaries. They dedicated thousands of years to the observations of cycles of time. When the elders developed the calendars, they entered into the cosmic energy to discover the truth. The Maya understood everything is cyclic in nature. They studied the cycle of insects, plants, humans, the earth, the solar system, cycles of the macro and micro cosmos, Universal cycles, and even linear cycles. They created 20 calendars. Of these 20, the western world knows of 5. Today the living Maya are allowed to speak of 15 of these calendars. 5 of these Calendars they cannot speak of at this time. These are the Calendars of our cosmic ancestors.

The 20 Mayan Calendars

The 20 Mayan Calendars are listed below. The bulk of the information released was about the Tzolk'in because it relates to the human being and can be used for our ascension process and to learn to live in harmony with nature and the cosmos.

CALENDAR 1. IXIM TUN - 130 days. This is the calendar of the corn and nature and was created for agriculture. Two of theses cycles are one Tzolk’in cycle. This was very important for agriculture for the Maya.

CALENDAR 2. MOM TUN - 180 days. A micro cycle of insects. This had a relationship with agriculture, as insects perform fertilization.

CALENDAR 3. TZOLK’IN - 260 days, also called Chol q’ij, A 20-week cycle of 13 days each. The energy of the day blends a little into the next day. It is a human biorhythmic cycle and relates to the birth cycle. It holds the interrelationship with all that is, and is a harmonic point with certain cycles within certain planets and with a relation to God. This cycle is the most important and is considered a sacred cycle. The ancient ones established 20 energies that give us our reality. We have 20 fingers and toes that have invisible threads. The threads in our fingers connect us to the stars. The threads in our toes connect us to the Earth. Our 20 fingers and toes are one reason why this Mayan calendar has 20 day signs and why the Tzolk'in uses 20 days per month.

There are also 13 points of power in the human body, the joints of the ankles, the knees, the hips, wrists, elbow, shoulders and neck. This is the reason why the Mayan week is 13 days long. Through these joints, energy enters our body, according to the day, hour and place we are born. The 13 X 20 = 260 sacred days for humanity and is a magical number in Mayan Cosmovision.

THE 13 NUMBERS - The 13 numbers act like a like a pyramid. From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing up with much effort. At the number 8 we are in perfect harmony and on top the pyramid, and 9 to 13 is down hill creating ease with the energies, as they no longer force us to develop.


1 = Great force and power. The first gear but it does not flow easily. Bottom of the pyramid.
2 = Polarized but in balance. 2 energies, positive and negative.
3 = The addition of creative right brain energy.
4 = The balance. The four energies/elements of the universe; wind, water, earth, and fire.
5 = Elevation of creation. The 5th element ether. Is a helper to #8.
6 = Imbalance - Many tests and things to learn and to evolve to.
7 = Energy to catalyze. Great power Vs great temptations. A final test.
8 = Complete energies of the material world. Top of the pyramid. Male authority.
9 = Female authority. Represents the emotional, intuitive, the artist.
10 = Creativity - flowing.
11 = Many tests and payments. Psychic/mental order. Test to transmute to knowledge.
12 = Strong energy because 12 is a spiritual catalyst.
13 = The base of the pyramid. Realization - Transmutation.

The 20 Suns of the Tzolk'in

For the Quiche of Guatemala the 20 suns begin their count with BATZ. Every day has its own guardian. Humanity needed to have a physical description or significance for each day. As the Mayan world had a deep relationship with nature and the animals, nature and the animals became a key to distinguish each energy from each other. Each day is related with a force of nature or one animal. Example - Kaan is symbolized by the serpent. If we only talked about the energy of the day, the information could not be transmitted. The human needed an image to understand the energy of Ix. We can just say Ix, but also using the jaguar gives better understanding.

BATZ = Chuen. The thread of time and destiny. Weaving of history of humanity.
EE = Eb. The path. The journey, business people.
AJ = Ben. Staff of authority. Power. Authority of Mother Earth and personal space.
IX = Ix. Jaguar. Feminine Energy. Magician.
TZ'IKIN = Men. Bird of power. Liaison between Sun and Earth.
AJMAC = Cib. The test of life. The sin. The forgiveness.
NOK = Caban. The intelligence. Knowledge, wisdom, great potential.
TIJAX = Etznab. The double-bladed knife. Drastic symbol. Noble. Yin/Yang.
KAWUQ = Cauac. Family, friends, disciples, abundance, abundance of crops.
JUNAJPU = Ahau. Grandfather SUN. Elder and child. A day doubled.
IMOX = Imix. The left hand/side. Intuition. Development of the 6,7 and 8th senses.
IQ' = Ik. Wind. Breath. Subtleness. Art. Thinkers.
AQ'AB'AL = Akbal. Birth of a new day. Awakening. Many opportunities.
CAT = Kan. - A life to fish things out that are hidden.
KAAN = Chicchan. A powerful day for cosmic energy. Eternal fire. A day to develop.
KAME = Cimi. The death/rebirth. Knowledge of the Elders. Communion with the dimensions.
KEJ = Manik. Energy of forests. Can give or receive deception.
Q'ANIL = Lamat. A seed. A plant. It grows with abundance.
TOJ = Muluc. Offer payments. Past life Karma. Fire.
TZ'I' = Oc. The law. The counselor. Fairness. Authority.

The Maya lived in a world of harmony because life was based on the sacred calendar. There were no psychological problems because no one was forced to live a life that was something other than what their destiny called for. A person born with a day of art was trained as an artist. A person with a day of authority was trained as a leader. Life was respected and lived in harmony with natural cycles.

The most mind blowing information released about the cycle of Tzolk'in was the knowledge of an ancient technology for human beings to greatly accelerate the awakening process by using sacred geography, the Tzolk'in and one's Mayan birthday. In order to use this technology, we would need to know 2 things. First we need to understand the sacred geography of sacred places around the globe and what day and hour in the Tzolk'in the site relates to. On a special day and hour based on this calendar the sacred site becomes fortified with a beam of cosmic light in which one can be exposed to accelerate awakening beyond what we have experienced to date. Secondly, we would need to know our birth Sun and know what sacred sites on the earth it relates to.

If we understood these 2 things and traveled to the place on the right day and hour the awakening and ascension process would be greatly accelerated. To be at that point is very special. The energy there would vibrate with your own vibration and you would experience power and magic. You would receive messages from the Creator at that moment. It would be the equivalent of meditating for a lifetime. If you also arrived in the right year, the Maya Elders insinuated to the fact that you could instantly awaken to your full potential! This is one of those "being in the in right place at the right time" kind of deals. Since the technology is partially hidden from most of humanity. this reminder from the Maya it is another great lesson for us to listen to spirit and traveling to where spirit calls us. Without this ancient technology we need to develop the inner technology of the spirit. Intuition! Either way, when we arrive at the right place at the right time, the results would be the awesome.

These places of power are most often rocky mountains. The peaks of these rocks have special designs. These designs, which some Mayan elders can interpret which Sun it is aligned with, are the same around the earth. The power is very concentrated is these places. They are bridges between heaven and Earth. In Guatemala there is the high concentration of volcanoes and the Maya call this place the heart of the Earth. For example, the volcano near Antigua is Volcano Agua and is for 1 Akpu (1 Ahau). Mt Shasta is also a one of these power places.

CALENDAR 4. TUN - 360 days A cosmic Galactic cycle. Perfect harmony with the cycles of the planets, stars, and galaxies.

CALENDAR 5. TZ’OTZ TUN - 364 days. The bat cycle. 13 months of 28 days each. A calendar of Prophecy. In the Maya world there are 5 Mayan tribes who are using it in a very secret way.

CALENDAR 6. IK TUN - Moon calendar and follows the actual natural moon cycles. The tides and woman's cycles. 13 months.

CALENDAR 7. HAAB’ - 365 days . 18 Months of 20 days with a 5-day celebration cycle called Vayab. This is the most famous Mayan calendar and the most exact Mayan calendar. According to NASA it is .00000001 accurate to the atomic clock calendar. Within a 180,000 year cycle there is only a one day adjustment needed to keep this calendar accurate. There are controversies about the beginning of the Haab calendar between Mayan tribes.

CALENDAR 8. KIEJEB - 400 days. Another prophetic calendar. 10 Mayan tribes still use this calendar today.

CALENDAR 9. MUCHUCHU MIL - the 52-year calendar, a Mayan century. A very important calendar that maps the zenith passage of the Pleiades over Meso America. This calendar synchs the Haab and the Tzolk’in. When this calendar ends, all the fires are put out and for 5 days there are no fires and all will fast. Then on 0 Pop, the Haab the fires are re-lit by Priests and Priestesses. This tradition still happens.

CALENDAR 10. CHOL TUN - 260 years. Work just like the Tzolk’in, but with years. A macrocosmic calendar.

CALENDAR 11. KU TUN - 520-year calendar, but this calendar cycle varies every 4 years. The 4 pillar calendar. This is a large cycle in which the energy flows for all humanity. It has special qualities and is a helper for certain situations and is very important when someone is having a chart read. It acts as an added ingredient to the Prophetic calendar.

CALENDAR 12. TIKU TUN - Is divided into 2 well-known cycles. The first is Belejeb Bolon Tiku which is 9 x 52 cycles of darkness equaling 468 years. The second is OXALAJUJ TIKU - 13 of 52 cycles of the 13 heavens or 13 lights that equal 676 years. This is also a prophetic calendar.

CALENDAR 13. AJAU TUN - Cycles of 20 years that mark the prophecies for 20 years. Archaeologists know of this one.

CALENDAR 14. EKOMAL TUN - 520 years - Marks the feminine/masculine radiation from the Sun. It is a prophetic calendar and give clues about humanity to this point and in the future.

CALENDAR 15. OX LAJUJ BAKTUN- 5200 years. This is the long count calendar the archeologists know something about. It is a prophetic calendar and marks the Suns/Worlds. In the Gregorian year of 1998 we are in the year 5186 of the 4th Sun in this 5200-year calendar. There are only 14 years left to experience the change to the 5th Sun.

These are the names for the 5 calendars the Maya are not ready to speak of at this time: CALENDAR 16. WACH WOU

Many thanks to the Mayan Elders, Rigoberto Ixchep Chanchovan, Gerardo Barrios Kaanek', Carlos Barrios, Felice Reyes, Alfonzo Tayum, Miguel Viente Ixchop and Mercedes Longfellow who shared this ancient wisdom with our group. Be it noted here, that the author of this article nor any of the above elders were not paid in any way for publishing this Mayan Cosmovision article. It is unacceptable to charge for this information.

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in . . . A Star Messenger - Earth Oracle - Soul Reader - Sacred Site Junkie was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate current messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life." Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and the mystical world of Avalon (England and Scotland) since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a free newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. Website: Facebook: YouTube:

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