Mayan people, like the rest of the Mesoamerican civilizations, devoted time and effort to sky observation, to identify solar and lunar cycles, predict eclipses and understand the planet movement. Although this knowledge was beneficial for agriculture, Maya astronomy had mainly astrological motifs.

Mayan astrology: a look into the future

Developed for predictive purposes Mayan astrology priests recorded the stars movement associating them with past events, to understand if there was a relationship that could predict if they would happen again. Astrology, along with mathematics and astronomy, was the cultural base of this civilization that occupied for centuries the territories of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, part of Honduras and El Salvador.

Various archaeological investigations found Mayan codices and drawings representing the priests studying the sky in the search to understand its power. During the colonization process, the Mayan civilization used tables and calendars paintings to registered eclipses. The incredible precision achieved for this ancient culture surpass the European achievements at the time.

The controversial Mayan Calendar:

The Mayan calendar was created for religious purposes and in rituals. The Mayan lunar cycle consists of 13 moons, divided into periods of 28 days each, each cycle had a vital animal name assigned, so we found the Lizard, Squirrel, Hawk, Scorpion, Monkey, Deer, Turtle, Snake, Peacock, Fox, Owl, Jaguar And Bat.

Also, for astrological purposes, they used the sacred calendar known as “tzolkin or bucxok”. This consisted of 260 days that mark religious ceremonies celebrations, forecast periods of rain, sowing, fishing, and hunting. It was also used to predict people’s fate.

The 260 days from the Tzolkin calendar it’s a combination between the 13 lunar months, coded as 13 “tones” with particular psychic characteristics and the 20 “seals” or solar frequencies, represented by the 20 fingers of the human body.

Find your Mayan Zodiac Sign:

Do you want to know your sign in the Mayan horoscope? These are the periods and descriptions of each one:

Monkey (Batz Kimil): Born between January 10 and February 6. It is the funniest sign of the Mayan horoscope; they are optimistic and social. They hate routines work and pursue works with a lot of autonomy, in love they tend to be very affectionate but highly unstable. They have an affinity with the signs snake and peacock.

Hawk (Coz): born between February 7 and March 6 are represented by this bird. They are dominant people, sincere and know how to keep their balance in stressful situations. Because of their diplomacy, they can serve as judges, lawyers, and ambassadors. They are very stable in love and are related to the squirrel, snake and owl signs.

Jaguar (Balam): its period is between March 7 and April 3, considered the most passionate sign of the entire Mayan horoscope, are usually persuasive, love risk and reject monotony. When the Jaguar finds love, it does not give up until it’s reciprocated. They get along with bat and peacock.

Zorro (Fex): located between April 4 and May 1, the natives of this sign are characterized by their solidarity and dedication, they are honest people, defenders of justice. They are ideal for service professions such as medicine, nursing, psychology, and education. In love they are overly protective, they have an affinity with the monkey and the owl.

Snake (Kan): this reptile represents those born between May 2 and 29. Of a sensual nature, characterized by elegance and ambition, they enjoy having their space. Due to their communicative and ambitious nature, they are successful in advertising and sales. They get in love quickly and continuously demand attention from their partners. They enjoy great affinity with monkey and Deer.

Squirrel (Tzub): born between May 30 and June 26. They are hardworking and dedicated people, usually expressive with their emotions and dreamers. Their communications ability makes them great journalists and teachers. In love, they are unconditionally romantics and have an affinity with falcon and turtle.

Turtle (Aak): those born between June 27 and July 25 are usually home-loving people, lovers of sedentary activities, although they love nature are not adventurous people. They are good gardeners and biologists, in love they are introverted and take their relationships calmly. They have an affinity with the jaguar for its energy.

Bat (Tzootz): born between July 26 and August 22, are born leaders, independent, have unique charisma and wit. They have a lot of energy and perform successfully as entrepreneurs and economists, getting quickly involved in politics. To love they need to admire their partners. They have an affinity with hawk, peacock, jaguar, and snake.

Scorpion (Dzec): its period is between August 23 and September 19. They are the analytics and calculators of the Mayan horoscope, they are inflexible and have a hard time adapting to change. Responsible and persistent, they are usually excellent lawyers. In love, they are faithful and stable, although a bit spiteful, attracted to lizard and fox.

Deer (Keh): this sign rules between September 20 and October 17, is the most sentimental and sensitive of the entire zodiac. They have a lot of willpower and innocence, but at the same time, they demand love and attention. Sensibility arises from its artistic vein, becoming highly talented painters, sculptors, and poets. The deer partners in crime are monkey and the turtle.

Owl (Moan): born between October 18 and November 14, characterized by intuition and excellent counselors. They love to enjoy life while meditating and traveling because they are spiritual beings by nature. Since they are always in search of perfect everlasting love, they tend to end relations regularly to find the ideal match. They are related to esotericism and alternative medicine and are compatible with the peacock.

Peacock (Kutz): regent between November 15 and December 12, those represented by this sign are usually the center of attention, are extremists and expect to do everything right on the first attempt. They play very well as actors, and in love, they seek to be pampered and cared for. They melt for the jaguar’s passion and become friends with the bat and the turtle.

Lizard (Kibray): Born between December 13 and January 9 are optimistic and cheerful people; they radiate positive energy. They have a clear mind, full of brilliant ideas, for that reason they perform successfully as surgeons and dentists. In love, they are introverted and timid and have a lot of compatibility with the jaguar.

 

 

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