The Seating of the New Mam 12 No'j

February 2024

Here are the days of the Chol Q’ij mapped onto the Gregorian month of February 2024. We start the month with the archaeoastronomical day known as Imbolc. This is the exact midpoint between the December solstice and the March equinox, and in the Celtic calendar is seen as the first day of spring.

Later in the month, we have the big celebration of the Maya solar new year. The process will begin with the five closing days of Tz’api Q’ij (more commonly known as Wayeb in the Yucatec language). These are days of introspection which some groups would say are best spent in isolation. For this reason, public gatherings and ceremonies are not held by traditionalists on these days as the energy is thought to be without direction.

We then welcome the new Mam, 12 No’j, to carry the burden of time for the next 365 days, on 19th February with a great ceremony.

12 No’j / 2024 Calendar

My 12 No’j (2024) calendar is now available. The calendar shows the days of the Chol Q’ij, formatted onto the Gregorian calendar. This year it is available electronically as a PDF in both English and Spanish. Printed versions, in English, are available locally here in Guatemala, from Palo Santo and Lava Love Cacao in San Marcos. It is also available at the candle shop of Nana Maria Feliciana, opposite Banrural in San Juan la Laguna. See this link for details on how to get your pdf.

Google Calendar Plugin

For the more technically minded I have also created a plugin for Google Calendar. This enables you to track the days of the sacred calendar on your smartphone. Thus, you can ensure that your activities are aligned to the most conducive energies! I have also added a description to every day, just click on the day name. It is available for purchase here.

Calendar Workshop

If you would like to dive deeper into the sacred calendar, I will be running a workshop via Zoom from 10 am – 2 pm (Guatemala Time, UTC -6) from 26th February – 1st March 2024. There are currently some spaces available. For more information, please go to 

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.

Here are the days of the Chol Q'ij mapped onto the Gregorian month of February 2024

Gregorian dateDay Name (Clickable)Keywords, ideas, concepts
17 KawokEnd of the storms, finalising the new birth
28 AjpuBeginning and end of the light
39 ImoxLife emerges from the primordial
410 Iq'Community communications
511 Aq'ab'alMany strong new concepts
612 K'atGather life experience to collect abundance
713 KanThe power and wisdom of the spirit world
81 KameThe beginning of transformation
92 KejStrength through partnership
103 Q'anilInner light, external challenges to growth
114 TojPaying off physical debts
125 Tz'iWorking on faith and loyalty
136 B'atzPhysical creations divinely inspired
147 E'End of the road, choose your path
158 AjCeremony for harmony in the home and civic leadership
169 IxThe day of Mother Earth, women's magic, magical side of life
1710 Tz'ikinVision for prosperity of the community
1811 AjmakMany ways of forgiving
1912 No'jIdeas forged from the experience of life
2013 TijaxDivination for healing, spirit empowers discernment
211 KawokClearing the way for new life to enter, re-birthing
222 AjpuDivinity through self sacrifice, seeing the holy in partnership
233 ImoxInner creativity, obstructed connection to the collective
244 Iq'Stabilising change in the physical through solid words
255 Aq'ab'alWork to bring the dream into being, the new concept
266 K'atStabilising the abundance, gathering divine inspiration
277 KanFinalising the wisdom, choosing how to employ power
288 KameMarriage day, Ceremony for the ancestors
299 KejEmpowerment of female spiritual leaders, the high priestess