The ancient Mayans were great visionaries. They dedicated thousands of years to the observation of cycles of time. The Maya understood everything is cyclic in nature and developed powerful calendars to help them organize their lives as well as predict the future. Many of their prophetic calendars have predicted important world events.
The Tzolkin Calendar is one of 20 calendars created by the ancient Mayans. It is comprised of 20-week cycles of 13 days each forming a 260-day year. The energy of the day blends a little into the next day. The daysign is always related to an animal or a force of nature. It gives the day a character or “personality.” The numbers, or tones, have a purpose or intent. This combination gives each day a “personality” and “intent.”
Purpose or Intent of Tone
Days numbered 1 are good for starting projects, especially those which relate to that daysign’s energy. This is the start of a week (trecena) and the energy carries over until the next 1.
Days numbered 2-4 are low-energy days. The energy may be muted. These are days of contemplation and stillnes rather than action.
Days numbered 5-9 are balanced. The energy is palpable. These are optimal days of action and work.
Days numbered 10-12 are high-energy days. The energy may be overwhelming. These are also days of action, but cautious action — it’s easy to lose control and do too much.
Days numbered 13 are high-energy days and also time to end projects in a frantic final burst.