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About Mayan Astrology

By: Abby Isadora Haydon

Abby Isadora HaydonThe 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.

The Tzolkin, which means ‘count of days’, was adapted by the Maya from the earlier Aztec, Toltec and Olmec cultures of Mesoamerica. The Maya used their own names for the 20 astrology signs that comprise this calendar.

When a child is born to the Maya of today, the parents know what the child’s personality and nature will be from the astrology sign and the accompanying number These two components can be thought of as being similar to the sun and moon signs of Western or Gregorian astrology.

Using Each Day Wisely

Western astrology focuses on the movement of the celestial bodies within our solar system. Even though the Maya were aware of the movement of the planets in our solar system, their cosmology and mythology centers around what they felt was the creator of the cosmos: the Milky Way or center of our galaxy.

The Maya lived at a place on the planet that enabled them to see the center of our galaxy easily. The Maya feel that the galactic center, which they call the Hu Nab Ku, is the center of all creation. They feel that the energy that comes from this center is what is really important for people on Earth.

Mayan astrology focuses on knowing your astrology sign and number that describes the energy that came from the galactic center the day you were born. The second aspect of Mayan astrology focuses how your sign and number combine with the energy of the present day.

It is a ‘Be Here Now‘ concept.

The Maya focus on the theme of the present day and how each person can use it wisely.

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