August 2021

Here are the days of the Chol Q’ij mapped onto the Gregorian month of August 2021.

This year, August will be rather an interesting month astronomically Here in Guatemala, the solar zenith passage happens around 13th August, which also happens to be the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseid meteor shower has the possibility to be one of the most impressive meteor showers of the year, and this year is just 3 days after new moon, meaning dark skies and the possibility of a really incredible show. The best time to see it will be between 2-4am on 13th August.

Additionally, we will have Saturn at opposition on 2nd August and Jupiter at opposition on the 19th August, meaning that they will be directly overhead at midnight on those dates, the best time of the year to view and photograph them.

Please click the calendar for a larger version to print out if you would like to. Below the calendar are clickable links to my interpretation of the energy of each of the days.

If you would like the calendar for the whole Gregorian year of 2021, it is available for purchase as a pdf in either English and Spanish here

If you are the more technically minded I have also created a plugin for Google calendar which will enable you to track the days of the sacred calendar on your smartphone. In this way you can ensure that your activities are aligned to the most conducive energies! It is available for purchase here.


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