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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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      B’ATZ’

      B’atz’ is the thread. The thread of time. The thread of destiny. In this thread are written all the events of time, the events occured all through the 5200 years of the long count ; here is written the history of the peoples. B'atz' as well is the thread or umbilical cord, the one which links us to the belly of our mother when we are being born. B'atz' as well is the thread with which our clothes are weaved, beautiful huipiles which are the clothing of identification of the peoples, and which bear a lot of their history.

      That day B’atz’ was established in order for the destiny of each one of us to be fulfilled. The one born on that day, has as his vocation to become an Ajq'ij, or spiritual guide. He will be a good spiritual guide, a messenger ; he will lead a long life. The gifts which he possesses, that the Ajaw has manifested to him in his life, will be all the material that he possesses in order to heal at a material level and at a spiritual level.

      In the requests of this day, we ask for a good life for all the creatures we all are, on the face of the Earth.


      Huipil

      Yucatan : Chwen

      Color : Black
      Orientation : West

      Meaning
      Thread, beginning, the weaving, sense of people and family, unity, veins and arteries of the human body, beginning and end

      Interpretation
      Symbol of continuity of the past. Day of the perpetuation of the ceremonies and customs from our ancestors. Day of offering the Toj or the offer, strength of the weavers, first nawal of the origin of the World.
      It symbolises the oldest brother. In the Mayan Mythology, the first divine twins were Jun B’atz’ and Jun Chowen, older brothers of Jun Ajpu and Ixbalamke, who were defeated because of their selfishness and pride.
      B’atz’ is the time, the time in motion and evolution, the infinite time, the spirituality, the creator of life and wisdom, it is the beginning of intelligence ; The evolution and human life...
      B’atz’ rules the marriage.

      Application
      Good day to ask for all humanity ; to ask for crops, sowings ; beginning of a good work, project, life. Day to carry out any kind of activity with success : good day for the union of a man and a woman in a marriage.
      - Wajxaqib' B’atz’ (8 B'atz) : date of revelation and formation of the human being.

      Characteristics
      The person born that day/under this sign was conceived a day Aq'ab'al, its destiny is ruled by the day Kawoq. The health is good. His/her integrity has to be total : physical, mental, spiritual.
      Good defender of people, trader, weaver of wealth, master in all kinds of arts. He/She is easily heard, listened to by the Ajaw.
      It is the sign of the plan makers ; they are very good doctors, healers in ancestral medicine as well as in new technology.
      They suffer a lot for sentimental and emotional problems.
      Proud, arrogant, mocking, ambitious...

      The Mayan Cross of the B’ATZ’
      AQ’AB’AL

      KAN B’ATZ’ NO’J

      KAWOQ

      The person born that day was conceived a day Aq'ab'al, its destiny is ruled by the day Kawoq. In the Popol Wuj, Jun B’atz’ and Jun Chowen, great wise men, converted into monkeys, “out of pride, and because of mistreatments towards their younger brothers” Junajpu and Ixbalamke ; Jun B’atz’ and Jun Chowen were defeated by their younger brothers, through prodigy of theirs.

      The energy of its conception, Aq’ab’al, gives it a special interest to the past and as well, a futurist sense of vision : its major problem will be locating itself in the present. It is destined to a spiritual development.

      The Kan, on its right side, gives it an extra strength. The energy and the internal fire will be its major test. Its right hand will carry out many healings.

      The No’j, on its left side, gives nobility to the knowledge acquired all through life, which with time, becomes wisdom. It possesses a strong tendency to spirituality.

      The energy of its destiny, Kawoq, focuses the person on caring for and helping the community. The topic of the family will accompany it all through its life.

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