6 N’oj (11th May 2016)

6 N'ojIn February we started the new Mayan solar year on the day 4 N’oj, a day (and year) seen as beneficial to be bringing plans into the physical world. Today those plans are assisted and stabilised.

It has been 80 days since the start of the new year, we are entering the fifth month of the solar year, or Macewal Q’ij, on the day 6 N’oj. The ideas or plans that N’oj brings gain energy from the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth, helping to really ground the plan into reality.

N’oj often brings good ideas. On N’oj days we ask for clarity of thought to bring us solutions to the challenges we face. N’oj helps us to come up with very practical, straightforward solutions to our problems, and today we can expect exactly that, and possibly even more so than usual. The associated number six gives every element required to manifest the idea into the physical realm. This is the day to analyse the ideas which are passing through your head and use the energy of N’oj to understand how to put them together into a stable plan.

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The nawal N’oj is the nawal of thought, of intelligence and intellect. Within the count of days, there are two geniuses. B’atz is the creative genius, N’oj the intellectual one. N’oj is an energy of masculine, logical thought. N’oj is the problem solver, it gives ideas and solutions which work in the real world. N’oj gives a different way to understand situations, and through this ability comes innovation. It is thought, but also understanding and, indeed, knowing. As such, N’oj is also a day associated with divination.

This energy is not necessarily social, it can lead to becoming absorbed into one’s work, lost in one’s thoughts. The influence of N’oj can create ideas which may be very much ahead of their time. Do not be surprised if ideas you have on this day take a little time to catch on, the people you express the ideas to may need a little time to process, to see the genius within the idea.

N’oj is also one of the classic year bearers, or year lords. As a year bearer it is thought to be one of the more beneficial and benign energies. This year, 2016,  is the year 4 N’oj.

The number six is said to be the number of ultimate stability. It is the first of the three middle numbers of the cycle, the balance point neither too strong nor too weak. It is a day frequently used for ceremony thanks to its conducive energy. It represents the four directions with the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth. It also represents family, relating to the six qualities that nourish and hold families together – health, understanding, property, employment, friendship and actions.

The cross at the top of the central hill, Paclom, in Momostenango. Paclom is known as "the six place" and the two armed cross represents the four directions combining with the Heart of the Earth and the Heart of the Sky. This picture was taken on Wajxakib B'atz, February 2010.
The cross at the top of the central hill, Paclom, in Momostenango. Paclom is known as “the six place” and the two armed cross represents the four directions combining with the Heart of the Earth and the Heart of the Sky. This picture was taken on Wajxakib B’atz, February 2010.