November 2023

November 2023

Here are the days of the Chol Q’ij mapped onto the Gregorian month of November 2023.

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.

The day 6th November will be 11 E’, and will be the second appearance of the year bearer, the Mam 11 E’, who took on the burden of time on 19th February. One way this could be seen as the first 260 days being the days when the corn is grown under the full light and power of the Mam. Now as dry season approaches, his power wanes. This 105 day period will end on the day of the new Mam, the beginning of the solar year 12 No’j on 19th February 2024.

One of the important cross-quarter days within archeoastronomy is Samhain. This does not fall on 31st October as some might believe, but on 7th November (16.18 UTC). It is seen within the Celtic calendar as the first day of winter. In Guatemala this day corresponds with the acronycal rising of the Pleiades, this important star cluster rising on the eastern horizon at sunset. It is possible that this event was taken as an important indicator of the beginning of dry season by ancient Maya astronomers.

This month also brings us two meteor showers, the Taurid meteor shower on the 4th/5th and the Leonids on the 17th/18th.

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.

Gregorian dateDay Name (Clickable)Keywords, ideas, concepts
16 KejStrength and stability from the natural world
27 Q’anilFinal ripening
38 TojCeremonial payment of debts
49 Tz’iFaith in the feminine, justice for women
510 B’atzCommunity weaving, communal projects
611 E’Many strong paths, wandering
712 AjBringing it all home, life's lessons lead to harmony
813 IxThe ancestral magic of Mother Earth
91 Tz'ikinA new vision, prosperous beginnings
102 AjmakForgiveness in partnership
113 No'jContemplation, meditation brings solutions
124 TijaxStabilising division, physical healing
135 KawokWorking on the birthing process
146 AjpuStabilising the divinity in the world
157 ImoxFinalising the dream
168 Iq'Wholeness of communication
179 Aq'ab'alNew concepts for life
1810 K'atGathering abundance  through co-operation
1911 KanRestless, unpredictable power
2012 KameLife experiences bring spiritual transformation
2113 KejStrength from the spirit world through the wilderness
221 Q'anilNew planting, new projects
232 TojPayment through self sacrifice
243 Tz'iChallenges to faith and loyalty
254 B'atzCreating into the physical
265 E'Working on the life path, travel challenges
276 AjHarmony in the home through stable leadership 
287 IxSeeing the spirit of Mother Earth in all things
298 Tz'ikinProsperity and vision ceremonies.
309 AjmakForgiveness from life and the feminine