a day to solidify plans, and to bring ideas into the physical plane.

4 No’j (21st December 2023)

4 NojThis is a day to solidify plans, and to bring ideas into the physical plane. The energy of thought and ideas comes down to four corners of the Earth.

The nawal No’j can represent knowledge and our thought processes. We may come across knowledge that is new to us on No’j days, bringing us new ideas or solutions. No’j days are great days for problem solving and today suggests getting back to basics. The combination of the nawal No’j with the number 4 can bring very down to Earth solutions. It is a day to employ the principles of Occam’s razor, where the simplest, most basic solution or answer is probably the correct one.

The nawal No’j is the flash of brilliance, the inspiration we receive. The number 4 is seen as representative of physical stability and  physical form. When we combine the two, we get a rather beneficial day when we are able to materialise our ideas into the physical world. We may have been sitting on them for some time, waiting for the right moment. Now is the time to ground them.

These ideas may bring you sustenance. They have the fertile mind of the Earth Lord behind them, and the Earth Lord presides over all that comes from the Earth – crops, jade, silver. The four suggests that the ideas are not quite complete yet. It is a day to get your plans out into the open and allow them to start to bring their benefits into your life.

The Nawal No’j

A depiction of the Earth Lord, the patron of the day Caban (N'oj). <yoastmark class=

The nawal No’j is the nawal of thought, of intelligence and intellect. Within the count of days, there are two geniuses. B’atz is the creative genius, No’j the intellectual one. No’j is an energy of masculine, logical thought. As the problem solver, it gives ideas and solutions which work in the real world. No’j gives a different way to understand situations, and through this ability comes innovation. It is thought, but also understanding and, indeed, knowing. As such, No’j 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 No’j 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. No’j 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.

The Number Four

The number 4 is very important within Mayan mythology. Four represents the cardinal points, the four colours of maize, the four carriers of the year, the two equinoxes and two solstices, as well as midnight, sunrise, midday and sunset. The number four is representative of the four first men, who raised the sky from the sea to create the world we live on. In Mayan myth it is four pillars that support the sky from the Earth. As you can imagine, four is a number which represents stability, a good, down-to-Earth number.

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