The Mayan Zuvuya Calendar
Haab Calendars That Work in the
Southern and Northern Hemispheres

Aluna Joy Yaxkin
September 1997

This past March 21, 1997, in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrated the beginning of a Mayan New Year, 8 CABAN, that initiated the first day of the Sacred World Calendar. 356 days past that auspicious day we will celebrate yet another New Year on March 21, 1998. But what most of us overlook is acknowledging and celebrating the four directions within each 365 day Haab cycle, especially the center point of each Haab. When we break down the 365-day Haab cycle (a yearly Solar cycle) into four parts guarded by the four directions/seasons, we begin to understand cosmic evolution. These four directions/seasons within the solar year are marked by our Father Sun as it endlessly circumnavigates the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Zuvuya (zoo-vu-ya) is a Mayan term that explains the concept that the universe operates with simultaneous dualistic cycles. What has begun, returns to itself based on varying sizes of cycles. In Mayan understanding everything operates with duality. Light and dark; up and down; right and wrong; positive and negative; north, south; clockwise and counterclockwise, etc. This Mayan wisdom is reflected in two synchronistic, simultaneous Haab cycles, a kind of Mayan Zuvuya Calendar, which also operates with duality. When living on Planet Earth, we are effected by these two mirroring Haab cycles. One is based north of the Equator and the other south. You can plainly see this idea in action when you let the water out of a sink. In the Northern Hemisphere it drains spiraling counterclockwise, but south of the Equator it drains in a clockwise direction.

This example reflects exactly the how the dual Haab cycles work together, tying the Northern and Southern hemispheres together.

To understand dual Haab Cycles let us single out and explore the northern Hemisphere 365 day Haab Cycle... 3/21-6/20 - EAST - At Spring Equinox we enter an initiatory stage of the Haab cycle. In this easterly season we initiate new intentions. During this time we may not understand with rational thought what the initiation is bringing about, but we do feel shaking and shifting in our lives. (3/21-6/20 is Fall Equinox and a West season for the Southern Hemisphere)

6/21-9/20 - NORTH - With Summer Solstice we enter the Northern season when pure truth, wisdom and knowledge of our life's mission and the vision rises. We begin to understand what is taking place in our lives. We begin to understand the who, what, when, where and why of the initiation. Many times relationship issues become clear and rise to the surface to be worked out. (6/21-9/20 is Winter Solstice and a South season for the Southern Hemisphere)

9/21-12/20 - WEST - The Fall Equinox is an auspicious cosmic doorway between body and spirit, Earth and the Cosmos, as it is the exact center of the yearly solar cycle. This west season triggers intense transformation of body, mind, and spirit. It is a season of decision and reorganization. During the Fall Equinox we pass through a doorway between the spiritual, nonphysical, unmanifested worlds of initiation, knowledge and visions into the physical, manifested worlds of transformation, fruition and new intentions. This season is also greatly affected by the initiation of a new year/cycle in the southern hemisphere. (9/21-12/20 is Spring Equinox and a East season for the Southern Hemisphere)

12/21-3/20 SOUTH - The Winter Solstice is the entrance into the Southern season of vision. Here we can dive deeply into our inner worlds to glean information and wisdom to base a new vision upon that will be initiated in the East season. (12/21-3/20 = Summer Solstice and North season for the Southern Hemisphere)

Happy New Year - 10 Imix - For The Southern Hemisphere - The Fall Equinox marks the center point in a 365 day cycle (Haab) for the Northern Hemisphere Yet it is the first day of Spring for the Southern Hemisphere. The Mayan day for September 21 is 10 IMIX which also becomes the Southern Hemisphere's year bearer or Guardian. The frequency/number (10 IMIX) will affect the Southern Hemisphere for the next 365 days.

In 1997 both North and South Hemispheres are guided by an East SUNS. In the Northern Hemisphere, Earth is influenced by 8 CABAN and in the Southern Hemisphere by 10 IMIX. CABAN and IMIX are the guardians of the year, so they set the intention for that year. On the next Equinox they release their guardianship to the north with IK, and to the south with CIMI. Both North and South Haabs are activating initiatory years that utilize 4 seasons/directions in which each helps to fulfill Caban's and Imix's intentions. The closer you live to the Equator, the more influence you feel from both north and south year bearers. The closer you live to the North and South Poles the more you feel influenced by the hemisphere you are in.

As in all cycles, the intention we place in the first hours and days of a cycle determines what manifests within that cycle. As the Northern Hemisphere enters a season on transformation, the Southern Hemisphere will enter season of initiation. When we understand this we can work with both calendars at the same time. By using both calendars simultaneously, we can accelerate our personal and global initiation and transformation.

As the cycles of time turn, each time intersection gives new meaning and new opportunities that can not be experienced unless we can be open and flexible and live with the realization of that each step we take build upon the last completing a picture we have only dreamed of.

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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