Illustrated by Angelika Bauer

Also known as:

Wind – English
Iq’ – K’iché
Ik – Yucatecan
White Wind - Dreamspell

The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. It has been said that Wind is the most important of all the Nawals, because without air, we would not be alive. Wind energy is more than the air we breathe or the breath itself, it is the powerful life force of all that is, which we can experience simply by paying attention to it. The life force is ubiquitous, is our spiritual essence and connects us into the One. It inspires our ideas and actions.

Visualize the icon of Wind: Note several variations of the glyph. From left to right they are: Codex Madrid, Codex Dresden and two examples of Classic Maya epigraphy. This “T” shape is found throughout the ancient Americas and as far away as Turkey. The archeological remains indicate that this shape properly ventilated the pueblo rooms and kept the cooking fire stoked.  There is an inherent balance between left and right in this design which comes together as a whole.

A Wind day is a good day to: On this day the Maya give thanks for all that is sacred and all of the work of the creator. It is a good day to cure those with depression, imbalanced passions and the hatred that exists in the world.

The highest expression: Wind persons are full of life, momentum and adaptability. Their communicative gifts manifest as prolific orators, singers, writers and musicians. They possess telepathic and visionary gifts, making them effective healers and counselors. Their strength can be forceful or laid-back when necessary. They are initiators, leaders, managers and politicians.

A lower expression:  A non-aligned Wind person can become cold with treacherous moods swings that affect their relationships and keep others on guard. Their impulsiveness can become fickle, dishonest and destructive.

Health:  These people have strong constitutions but need to learn how to be patient with themselves when they are sick. They could develop self-anger, which makes an acute condition chronic rather than healing.

Compatibility: Wind’s soul mates come from the same group of Day Signs from the North, Jaguar, Flint, Dog and Death. They may also resonate deeply with those from the opposite direction, the South, Net, Seed, Road, Wisdom and Sun.

Keywords used to meditate and trigger ancestral memory of the Nawal: burst, breeze, fury, telepathy, communication

Visit our other pages to learn more about the meaning of the Mayan Cross components and the context in which they may be used.