Kej is the deer. Let's observe him with his four legs. This day is
the symbol of the bearers of the four directions. Kej is the four pillars of
the Sky and the Earth. This day is ordering us, compelling us to carry out good
The persons born on a day Kej have great responsibilities
with their people, their community ; the responsibility of behaving well, of
acting well, of acting analysing well everything, of being a good father or
a good mother, of being a good teacher and of giving good teachings, of knowing
to act with rightness. They have to know to give holy offerings to the Ajaw
(Heart of the Earth, Heart of the Sky).
When the invaders arrived with their
horses, the indigenes gave them the name of deer, which was then used as a horse
for his strength.
Yucatan : Manik’
Color : Black
Orientation : West
It means the deer, strength, authority, four cardinal points ;
nawal of the sacred stick ; nawal of the human being and of the family.
It symbolizes the day of the human being
as main authority and guide of the village and community. It means the strength
and the power which bears the destiny of humanity. It represents the four supports,
the four pillars and the four cardinal points which were created from the begining
to carry with strength and energy, the Earth, the Moon and the Stars.
The deer is one of the bearers of the World. Let's refer to the 4 strengths of Mother
Nature ; the elements which nourish life : the Sun, the Earth, the Air, the Water ;
the 4 Balams.
It is the sign in charge of the woods, forests and of Mother Nature ;
of the balance between human beings and Mother Earth ; it is solidity and stability.
It is all kinds of beings of four legs.
It is the service with humility,
the vision of what is coming ; it is a highly positive sign.
Kej is an appropriate day to carry out ceremonies of initiation to become Ajq'ij
The ceremonies which are celebrated are to ask for strength,
to ask for gestation, healing and protection of people.
- Wajxaqib' Kej (8 Kej), is the day of the commemoration of the dead people ; it is the day to thank
our ancestors for all that we have inherited from them, for the possessions
and especially for our spirituality. It is as well the day of commemoration
of the ceremonies which have been carried out from the beginning of the world
by our first ancestors, since nowadays.
Kej constitutes one of the four Bearers of the Year,
Bearers of Time.
The person born on a day
Kej was conceived on a day Kawoq and his/her destiny will be ruled by the day
Tz'ikin. They can become Ajq'ij, depending on the guide consulted and on the
number which accompanies the day.
Their major virtue is the art ; they are
great seekers of truth, good advisers. They possess a very developed intuition,
which can serve them to avoid many problems in their life. They know very well
how to dissimulate their character. They should know how to balance the theory
and the practice in order to reach balance and harmony in their life. They are
protected by the four elements ; they might fall, but they get up every time.
Their health is good ; they are very strong and they can stand almost everything.
However, if they harm with their power, they will become weak and get ill.
In external appearance, they are quiet and inside, they are very compulsive persons.
They can cause evil through their thoughts.
The Mayan Cross of the KEJ
The person born on a day Kej is conceived on a day Kawoq and his/her destiny
is ruled by a day Tz'ikin. The persons born under that sign have to pay attention
to the harmony, the art, the beauty, otherwise with difficulty they will find
happiness. For their evolution, they need to be in contact with Mother Nature.
The energy of their conception, Kawoq, brings them opportunities
and abundance if they know how to conserve it, how to have it evolve
and not waste it. They need the protection and the security of their
The energy of the Imox, on their right side, orientates
their life towards the art and seek for beauty and harmony,
and it makes them more flexible in life. This sign makes them do
unusual things. They can easily develop their intuition.
The Aj, on their left side, gives them good luck and fortune
it brings them lots of opportunities, contacts and relationships
abroad and with foreign people ; it is in foreign countries that
they will find spiritual development. They will be recognised as
The energy of their destiny, Tz'ikin, is the strength
which gives them true luck, fortune and protection ; and which will
make them distinguish themselves all through their life.