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Posted: April 28, 2012
Night, Aq'ab'al, Akbal direction = Blue/West This day sign represents the time of transition between day and night, dawn and dusk. It is at this time, according to many spiritual traditions, that the earth is most powerful. It is a time for magic. Most Mayan ceremonies, including the ceremony to welcome each new Mayan week, take place at dawn. That is why the day sign of Night is capable of communication with spirits and the underworld. Day sign Night is governed or influenced by the direction of the West. The West is the realm of the sub conscious, or to ...
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Posted: April 17, 2012
Excerpt from 'How to touch a Monk - Finding our Sacred Space within' By SOPHIA S. PAUL, ND, Cert. Yoga Instructor, AuthorHow many times have you had to start over and really didn't want to? How many times did you not have another option or choice? How many times, a long time after whatever the event was did you realize that this once so d...
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Posted: March 7, 2012
Monkey, Batz, Chuen. Direction = Blue/WestAs the opposite of the day sign Dog, that is easy going and calm, the day sign of Monkey is very active, quick witted and lively. Monkey people like to bounce from one situation to another, like a monkey that likes to swing from tree to tree. You could say that they are Mercurial in nature. They get bored doing the same thing all the time, so they need a great deal of variety in life to be in balance. They learn new things easily and will become frustrated with people in their lives that do not adapt to their constant flow of new ideas and act...
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Posted: February 23, 2012
Flint, Tijax, Etznab. Direction = White/NorthDuring the time of the ancient Maya, the Flint was used for many purposes. It was a finely carved instrument that was used to kill sacrificial victims and remove their beating hearts during ceremony. That is why this day sign has been associated with sacrifice. The Flint knife was used by the commoner and the priest alike to perform various types of blood sacrifice rituals. Therefore,...
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Posted: February 22, 2012
Yoga is not just about being able to put your foot behind your ear, although the physical aspect of flexibility is important-just recently I fell off the kitchen counter onto the tile floor, and my flexibility, strength and quick reaction probably saved me from a broken hip. But there is so much more to yoga than just the poses that we all know and see.
The most important part of yoga is to learn the ability to stay centered and focused-no matter what-to allow our minds to remain calm and at peace in the midst of tumult, chaos and challenges. Being connected to our body and mind through the breath is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves.

Yoga is a lifestyle; not just an...
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Posted: February 10, 2012
Serpent, Kan, Chicchan Direction: Red/EastSerpent is another very sensual, strong and healthy day sign. Like the rhythmic, even hypnotic movements of the snake, you will find many Serpent people in professions where flowing movement is basic to their work. I know a very interesting belly dancer who fits perfectly into her day sign of Serpent. She is charismatic and sexual, whether she is dancing or not .The famous Serpent, Marilyn Monroe, is an example of a Serpent a person that had tremendous sexual appeal that became larger then life. A career in entertainment, dance, music, teaching or politics and sales comes easy to them. The part of the body that governs the energy of the Serp...
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Posted: January 28, 2012
Road, E, Eb. Direction = Yellow/SouthRoad people are the opposite of the agitated monkey. They are humble, relaxed and courteous.. They like to be generous and expect little or nothing in return. Road people are like the simple plant grass. They cover the earth, are not complicated and find it easy to survive and flourish everywhere. Road people are in tune with the energy of renewal. When there has been a fire in an area, grass is the first plant to grow again. Being that they are ruled by the direction of the South, Road people like to do practical work that keeps them in touch with their body and the earth.Road people will work hard for the sake of...
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Posted: January 15, 2012
Storm Kawuk, Cauac. Direction = Blue/westThis day sign represents Storm, thunder and general turbulence. It represents the movement of the water in our world. This is part of the Storm nature. It might be better to call this day sign Lighting Rod, because they always attract intensity to their lives. Two famous Storm people are Princess Diana and Yoko Ono. Storm is associated with the direction of the West. This is because Storm people have a strong connection with the sub conscious. To the Maya, this is a connection to the Underworld. Storm people have a strong sense of intuition. They can be very psychic when necessary. Many Storm people are drawn to the study of religion, spirituality ...
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Posted: December 21, 2011
MAYAN ASTROLOGY BLOG #1 An Introduction to Mayan Calendar AstrologyThe calendars of the Mayan culture have been catapulted into our planetary consciousness through many different media sources. One of the calendars of the Maya, which has the end date of 12/21/ 2012, has been subject of many theories as to what it predicts. My realm of expertise focuses on another calendar of the Maya: The Tzolkin. My connection with Mayan astrology, that is chronicled in my book, The Mayan Sacred Count of Days, reveals the way I came to understand the astrology calendar of the Maya. ...
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