2010–2023 Writings
by Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Cheerful Mayan New Year!

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(Well, almost.) The new year in the Mayan sacred day count calendar is on Saturday (February 19).

Right now, we’re in the middle of the Wayeb, the last five-day period of the old year and a time to mentally prepare for the new year. It’s a time for retreat, reflection and introspection.

We’re in the middle of the Tijax trecena, a 13-day period of healing, cutting away, editing, letting go, and releasing.

The past year (Feb 19, 2021-Feb 18, 2022) was the Year of the Hummingbird. The year bearer was 9 Iq. Nine is the number of femininity and fertility. Iq is the wind, imagination, and communication.

The coming year bearer is 10 Kej as observed by the Mayan elders in the highlands of Guatemala. Ten is the number of community, manifestation, and collaboration. Kej is the Deer, the Four Directions, Spiritual Leadership, our connection to the Wilderness.

The energy of the coming year is of greenness, of care for Mother Earth, of coming together to raise awareness of the planet and her habitats, ecosystems, and environment. How can we stand up as spiritual leaders within our community? It’s about our connection with nature, animals, plants, and being hand-in-hand with the natural world.

Wishing you a cheerful Mayan new year!

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