Using the Mayan Calendar as a map to navigate life

The Maya knew. They channeled the energies of the cosmos straight down into a timemap, a never-ending cycle to keep track of time. Not in a liniar way – as we know in the Western world – no, in a cyclical way. As there is no end, there is no beginning. I see it like a spiral, a spiral of DNA, that helps to map out the evolution of the planet and its human beings that develop overtime; as the evolution of consciousness.

Not without a reason the Mayan spiritual guides were also called “daykeepers” or “keepers of time”, as they knew how to move with the energies of the day. Or how they would call these energies; Nahuales. Nahuales, representing the spirits that are present on a certain day, coming with their specific qualities and characteristics. There are 20 of them, changing from day to day in the darkness of the night. These 20 Nahuales come with a number from 1 to 13, which one could see as weeks. If the Nahuales represent the days, the numbers represent the weeks. Making up 260 combinations or 260 days in the Mayan calendar, the Tzolkin version. Cause the Maya have more than just one calendar, all for their specific uses.

They honored these energies and gained big wisdom out of it. A wisdom that is enriched by the possibility to map out this whole spiral of life into a bigger timelapse. Being able to make certain predictions of what is about to happen on earth in the bigger picture. The crisis on the planet, extinction of species, earthquakes, etcetera. It has all been predicted, simply mapped out into this spiralling timemap; the Mayan calendar.

Now, as the Maya used to work with that, we can still use this gift that they left amongst us humanity. The Mayan priests used to abdicate their citizen’s profession and roles in the community dependent on their Mayan birthsign, their Nahual. Why? Because this says a lot about the qualities someone is born with and what one will be learning in their lifetime and what will be supportive to them in their life. I see it like a map that helps to understand the evolution of the soul’s journey in one’s life. How will we grow? What will help us grow? What gifts and characteristics are we naturally born with to move through life? Still, we can apply this information into our everyday lifes. It is a simple yet profound reminder of what we came here to do and what comes naturally to us.

The Mayan calendar helps us to swim with the natural currents of the river of life, rather than going against the stream. Knowing one’s Mayan sign can be a huge support for creating more ease and flow in one’s life. Beyond that, being aware every day what energies are present in the Mayan calendar can help us plan our life around this. It helps to map out where to focus our energy on a certain day, to not have it wasted and make the most out of it. That wisdom is still available to us. Simply by being aware of the day in the Mayan calendar. Observation is the biggest teacher. What is happening in and around you? Because thát, is the universal stream of the cosmos that is making its way through you and your day. Cycling up, day by day. You have exactly 260 days to study all the different combinations in a year’s cycle.

How did I start learning about this? In Mayan ceremonies. Around the fire with the Mayan elders. Listening to their stories, observing the fire. But mainly by following the Mayan calendar for at least two years now, day by day. Paying attention to the happenings of the day and the people I meet along the way. Being curious to learn. It all starts to make more and more sense, continuously, like the upgoing spiral of time. Do you want to get to know your Mayan astrology? In the Saq’Be sessions I will interweave this ancient wisdom – as interpreted by my own observations – to unweave a bit of your souls essence into your awareness. Moving onwards, on the Saq’Be, the path as written in the stars.

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