Illustrated by Angelika Bauer

Also known as:

Forgiveness - English

Ajmaq – K’iché

Cib – Yucatecan

Yellow Warrior - Dreamspell

The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. This is the energy of sinners and the acknowledgment that due to the human condition, we all need to be forgiven, accepted and loved. This can be one of the signs that is more challenged in life, struggling than more than most. Their tenacity to Truth provides the greatest rewards. 

Visualize the icon of Wisdom: Note several variations of the glyph. From left to right they are: Codex Madrid, Codex Dresden and two examples of Classic Maya epigraphy. This is the glyph that has the most variations of all 20 glyphs. The center represents the mind in a state of contemplation, reflection and forgiveness. The forms that surround the center are the transmissions coming from this deep state-of-mind.

A Wisdom day is a good day to:  This is the day to ask for forgiveness for all transgressions and ask the Aj’ Qij (K’iché for Mayan priest or priestess) to petition Ajmaq on your behalf and for those wrongdoings of the ancestors. It is the most auspicious day for sinners to forgive and be forgiven. It is a day to cure all diseases, day to solve family problems and ask for material strength and spirituality. It helps to be in harmony with Mother Earth. On the day Ajmaq in month of June, ceremonies are held to bless the sons and daughters who need special prayers for health.

Owl in Flight by Sean Caulfield

The highest expression: A person born on the day Wisdom are smart, have an excellent memory, are respectful and know how to be patient. They have a sense that they are in this lifetime to learn some lessons are mindful of this process through most of their lives. They are highly visionary and take risks introducing new content, teachings or practices to wide audiences. They are analytical, tenacious and lucky in love.

A lower expression: Wisdom must be able to come to grips with their low self-esteem through self-forgiveness. Their tendency to form superficial relationships and hide from deep ones can make others feel guarded and untrustworthy. Let go, Ajmaq, trust yourself to be open and others will appreciate you more sincerely.

Health:  Wisdom will become frail and needy as a result of their self-destructive, confrontational character.

Compatibility: Wisdom people are influenced by and will find strong connection to other signs governed by the energy from the South where the color is yellow: Sun, Net, Seed and Road.  People born on days where the energy comes from the opposite direction, North, where the color is white will also resonate especially with Wisdom: Wind, Death/Transformer, Dog, Jaguar, Flint.

Keywords used to meditate and trigger ancestral memory of the Nawal: conscience, forgiveness, introspection, detached, owl, honeybee, vulture, ancestors

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