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.
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 https://thefourpillars.net/?page_id=1120
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.
|Day Name (Clickable)
|Keywords, ideas, concepts
|End of the storms, finalising the new birth
|Beginning and end of the light
|Life emerges from the primordial
|Many strong new concepts
|Gather life experience to collect abundance
|The power and wisdom of the spirit world
|The beginning of transformation
|Strength through partnership
|Inner light, external challenges to growth
|Paying off physical debts
|Working on faith and loyalty
|Physical creations divinely inspired
|End of the road, choose your path
|Ceremony for harmony in the home and civic leadership
|The day of Mother Earth, women's magic, magical side of life
|Vision for prosperity of the community
|Many ways of forgiving
|Ideas forged from the experience of life
|Divination for healing, spirit empowers discernment
|Clearing the way for new life to enter, re-birthing
|Divinity through self sacrifice, seeing the holy in partnership
|Inner creativity, obstructed connection to the collective
|Stabilising change in the physical through solid words
|Work to bring the dream into being, the new concept
|Stabilising the abundance, gathering divine inspiration
|Finalising the wisdom, choosing how to employ power
|Marriage day, Ceremony for the ancestors
|Empowerment of female spiritual leaders, the high priestess