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B’atz’ - Ee - Aj - I’x - Tz’ikin - Ajmaq - No’j - Tijax - Kawoq - Ajpu
Imox - Iq’ - Aq’ab’al - K’at - Kan - Kame - Kej - Q’anil - Toj - Tz’i’

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      Aq'ab'al is the dawn and the sunset. It is the dawn when the sun comes appearing from the East, tinting the horizon of red.From there comes the Sun ; it comes up and rises from behind the volcanoes and mountains illuminating thanks to its splendid rays ! Aq'ab'al is also Aqab or Xokaqab ; it is as well the sunset, when the dusk comes and the sun step by step starts to hide towards the West and when the horizon gets tinted of red.

      All through the days, interpreting all those meanings, the energy of Aq'ab'al transmits hope, solutions and youth. The Sun illuminates the whole world and reaches the depth of the sea. This is how the eye of Ajaw is ; it sees us all and nothing is hidden to it. The Ajaw shows, teaches and proves that all the beauties which exist on the face of the Earth, are not only for one self, but for all the beings that inhabit our planet. The Ajaw is everywhere and omnipresent in space and time ; and therefore, like the Light, it illuminates all that is occulted. To the eyes of the Ajaw, nothing can be occulted.

      On the day of Aq'ab'al we are asked to carry out actions, the most transparent, the truest way possible. Within ourselves, we all have the required and right strength and energy. It is important to help our energy and strength, allow us to think and act in light and truth. If we think of acting right, our mind will be illuminated and our life will become as clear as the transparent waters, without any stain, any laziness, any hate, any pride.


      Yucatan : Akb'al

      Color : Black
      Orientation : West

      It is the dawn, sunrise, new day, renewal of the steps of life.

      It is the symbol of the dawn, sunrise ; it is the sign that it is getting clearer, that the day is awakening and that the sunlight is ready for another day, a new era, a new lasting life which will take place on the blessed face of the Earth.
      It is the symbol of the first rays of sun which come out, radiant on the horizon, keeping off and away the confusion, the ignorance ; the gloom and darkness of the night. However, always there is a bit of light in the night and a bit of shade and darkness in the day ; it is the duality of this sign.
      Aq'ab'al means the most obscure of the night and the first ray of Light.

      The ceremonies carried out on a day Aq'ab'al aim to thank for the radiant dawn and sunrise and for the crying, moaning, calumny and lie not to invade us. It is an appropriate day to ask for the dawn of days of peace and harmony for our peoples ; as well to ask for the Light on the path and to ask for the occult things to be discovered. It is the day to ask for our sacred Fire not to get extinguished ; also it is the day to ask for new opportunities of renewal of life, to put clarity on the mysteries ; to ask for stability and a good work or business.
      - Oxlajuj Aq'ab'al (13 Aq'ab'al) : it is the appropriate day to ask for protection against negative energies and to have justice and truth prevail over crime and lie.


      The person born on a day Aq'ab'al was conceived on a day Tz'ikin and his/her destiny will be ruled by the day B'atz'. They are called to become Ajq'ij (spiritual guide) and meant to develop their ability and sense of discernment.
      They have one foot in the past and the other in the future. They have a power upon the negative forces and they are a Light of hope. They have their occult part and their secrets almost always remain hidden.
      They can become ill due to overcharges of energy coming from outside.
      They are early risers, serene, good advisers, skilled and talented, travellers ; good confidents.
      They tend to feign their acts and feelings.

      The Mayan Cross of the AQ’AB’AL



      The person born on a day Aq'ab'al is conceived on a day Tz'ikin and his/her destiny is ruled by the day B'atz'. Lots of duality is found in that sign and as well lots of opportunities are given to the bearer of that sign : their dilemma will always be to choose the correct opportunity.

      The energy of their conception, Tz'ikin, brings them luck, protection and good fortune ; intuition, vision, telepathy.

      The No'j, on their right side, shows in them special nobility, a determined character and a great intellectual capacity. They have to discover their past to be able to project themselves in the future.

      The energy of the Toj is on their left side. This energy will make them have to confront their positive and negative evaluation.

      The energy of their destiny, B'atz', makes them plan well the steps they will make and therefore prevents them from acting impulsively.