Illustration by Angelika Bauer

Also known as:  

Water - English

Imox – K’iché
Imix – Yucatecan
Red Dragon - Dreamspell

The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. Crocodile energy represents the primordial spirit who lives primarily in water but from which land-based life forms evolved. The Yucatecan Tzol’kin calendar begins with this nawal.  Crocodile holds the secrets of the underworld and helps us translate them to the material world. Crocodile represents the left side, unseen and occult forces.
Visualize the icon of the Crocodile: Note several variations of the glyph. From left to right they are: Codex Madrid, Codex Dresden and two examples of Classic Maya epigraphy. Seen as an almost full glass of water with a slight opening to breathe in the air, at the top.
A Crocodile day is a good day to: These are great days for healing, asking for water and blessings for Mother Earth. During Mayan fire ceremony, the Ajq’ijab often sprinkle water around the fire circle at the time that Imox comes into the circle.
The highest expression: As a representative of the left, yin, side of consciousness, Crocodile has the opportunity to meld the differences from opposing sides, making peace and creating balance between the heart of the heaven and heart of the earth beneath the World Tree.  Crocodiles make effective producers, creative directors, artists and thinkers, usually taking an unusual path towards their soul’s purpose.
A lower expression:  They may go crazy with wild mood swings, become obstinate or violent, without the support and guidance of loved ones and spirit. 
Health:  The degree to which Crocodile can find balance and support determines their temper and stability.

Compatibility: Crocodile resonates and finds support with those of the same ilk, i.e., those from the direction East where the color is red: Serpent, Offering, Reed and Knowledge. Others made from the same stuff are the people from the West where the color is blue/black/purple: Dawn, Deer, Monkey, Bird and Rainstorm.

Keywords used to meditate and trigger ancestral memory of the Nawal: water, secret, dreamer, original, source

Anthropormorphic Crocodile
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