AJ is the cane, the cane plantation. Aj is the Rod or sacred wrapper,
the stick of power. In the Mayan language, it is called the A'j Chamiy'll.
The one who is born that day will be a good adviser ; he is a trustful person who
shares his knowledge with all with no exception. He is pleasant and
friendly with all and knows how to seduce and conquer.
The A'j chamiy'll
is the great grand-father. From his lips flow words of encouragement and consolation,
poetical words harvested in the fields ; it is as if he would cut a flower from
the field and plant it in his garden ; the flowers being the metaphor of human
beings. This is what our grand-mothers used to say : “Ali, Ala 'ix kotz'I'j,
at Xakche" : youngsters, you are the flowers, you are our children ; we are the
leaves, and from the leaves, a beautiful flower is born”. Teach to your children
to talk with appreciation, with respect and with love.
Yucatan : B'en
Color : Red
Orientation : East
Corn, sowings, domesticated animals, children, shelter,
family, abundance, spine as pillar.
It symbolizes all that is related to the shelter and the family. It is a symbol for
the sowing of the cane which Jun Ajpu and Ixb'alankej made in the courtyard
of the house of the grand-mother Ixmukane. It symbolizes the victory of life
upon death. Aj symbolizes the victory upon all kinds of evilness, and it is
as well a symbol for resurrection. It is the day of renewal, purification,
rebirth, steadiness ; it represents the origin, the profession or work, the constant
blossoming of the existence and its development for the reaching of the bliss
The name of Aj was given to this day as a symbol for the necessity
of the first grand-parents for food, for the supplying of food ; it is the day
when the sacred corn and the animals were domesticated.
It represents the
spine, the internal fire which moves and activates the secret powers. It is
the spine and the link between the Earth and the Sky. It is the return to the
shelter as the place of origin. It personifies integrity, honesty and rightness.
It represents the cane plantation, the abundance, the unity, the power, the
seven virtues (fire, water, air, land, heart of the Sky, heart of the Earth
and the center) of the divine power, the clairvoyance, the sacred words, the
love towards Humanity, the telepathy, the corporal language and signs, the unexpected
It symbolizes the power of the cane which gets flourishes again.
Aj is the Day of protection
of life ; it is the Day when we thank for the destiny of everyone. It is a day
to help the twins and to ask for the non destruction, survival and life of Humanity.
- Wajxaqib' Aj (8 Aj) : day of celebration of ceremonies to ask for the protection
of the new born babies and of the adults.
The person born on a day Aj was conceived a day Kan and its destiny is ruled by
a day Imox. This person will be like the seed dropped on the land of Mother
Nature, it will multiply.
It is the day of the students, readers and seekers,
searchers. They have knowledge about the body signs.
They reach the goals they set
to themselves and they receive spiritual messages. Deep thinkers
They are protectors of the family, generous with their parents,
lucky and loved among their family to which they insure offspring. They are
good farmers ; they respect plants and beings of other species.
They need lots of understanding ; they
have the tendency to marriage problems, can be imbalanced with their family
members. Their life can tend to be unbalanced,
with moments of pain and sadness, poverty.
The Mayan Cross of the AJ
The person born a day Aj is conceived a day Kan and his/her destiny is ruled
by Imox. Meant to represent the authority and all through his/her life he/she
is an expert in this field.
The energy of its conception, Kan, brings it an extra
strength, everlasting : its energy is very strong as far as what
is desired or rejected is concerned. The self discipline is its
best ally to channel its energy. An eternal quest of knowledge.
The Kej, at its right side, gives it inspiration and imagination
; it gives sensitivity of the art, especially music and painting.
The Kawoq, at its left side, influences the planning in
"big" of the quest for all of the common and collective well-being
and social justice.
Its sign for its destiny, Imox, generates the realization
of unusual and extraordinary experiences which makes its life richer
and more interesting. Imox gives a special interest and focus on
mysticism. Non conformist as far as the established patterns and
structures are concerned.