Compatibility Glossary Definition

It is easy to discover those Day signs which are compatible, harmonic or discordant. Below you'll find 5 different methods, all of which say the same thing.

Method #1     COLOR CODING

The easiest way to determine compatibility is to look at the colors of the glyphs on the Vertical and Horizontal axes of the Cross.

  • Any person who has exactly the same colors in the same positions of your Cross, is compatible with you.
  • If you have the same color scheme (but not in exactly the same position), you are harmonic with each other.
  • If you have totally different colors, you are not compatible. 

Mayan Crosses have four possible color combinations: 

white/yellow (North/South),

yellow/white (South/North),

blue/red (West/East) 

red/blue (East/West)

There are no other color combinations, such as yellow/red or blue/white.

These colors indicate which of the four directions your energetic qualities are derived from. It follows that if two people are made up of energies from the same, or compatible directions, you will have an easier time getting along. You have a special connection, a balanced and harmonic resonance.

People made of energies from right angles, i.e., North/East, North/West, South/East, South/West, are not complimentary, are "cut from a different cloth", so to speak. You can get along, but this will require more effort.

I am developing a theory about these concepts: those people closest to you are usually made up of the same colors, and are members of your soul group. You are invited to check this out for yourselves by entering the birthdays of those in your "inner circle" to see how they match with yours. Please email me with your insights.

If you are partnered with someone from an incompatible direction (energy), it means that you will have an extra load of challenges to staying together. It does not mean, however, that your efforts are fruitless or that you should give up. Go to the bottom of this page to find the COMBINED energy of the couple. This energy can better inform you on the best approach for dealing with conflicts.



By looking at ancient codices, you can see four groupings of 5 Day Signs located in each of the four directions. Any Day Sign in your group is someone with whom you are compatible. A Day Sign found on the opposite side from another is considered harmonious. Those on the right angle from you? Well, you may wish to take a closer look because the two of you are not aligned and will experience uphill battles. If you are already comitted, go to the bottom of this page to find the COMBINED energy of the couple. This energy can better inform you on the best approach for dealing with conflicts and deeper understanding.



You will find good energetic relationships within the same element as well as on the horizontal same line.

FIRE                                        EARTH                                        AIR                                        WATER                                      

Monkey/B'atz                           Road/E                                        Reed/Aj                                  Jaguar/Ix

Bird/Tz'ikin                               Wisdom/AjMaq                            Knowledge/Noj                      Flint/Tijax

Storm/Kawoq                           Sun/Ajpu                                     Crocodile/Imox                       Wind/Iq

Dawn/Aqabal                            Net/Kat                                       Serpent/Kan                          Death/Kame

Deer/Kej                                   Seed/Q'anil                                 Offering/Toj                            Dog/Tzi


On the above table, find your Day Sign, then count 11 Day Signs forward (left to right, top to bottom) from your own. This sign is your complementary sign, which can be considered your opposite. This can manifest as conflict between the two, but the nature of those conflicts can reveal aspects of yourself that you need to know for personal growth.



East – Red - Fire: Father Sun archetype
Reed (Aj), Knowledge (N'oj), Serpent (Kan), Crocodile (Imox), Offering (T'oj)

South – Yellow - Earth mother archetype
Road (E), Wisdom(Ajmaq), Sun (Ajpu), Net (Kat), Seed (Q’anil)

West – Blue/Black - Water:  Grandmother Moon/Ocean archetype
Monkey (Batz), Bird (Tz’ikin), Rainstorm (Kawaq),  Dawn (Aq’ab’al), Deer ( Kej)

North – White - Air: Father Sky archetype
Jaguar (Ix), Flint (Tijax), Wind (Iq), Death (Kame), Dog (T’zi)



1,)    Find the Day Sign for each of you.

2.)    Add the numbers together and divide by 2. This is the number which influences the energy of the couple.

3.)    Use the list below to determine the number associated with each of your Day Signs. Add the two numbers together, then divide by two and use that number to determine the Day Sign for the couple.

1 Monkey/B'atz                         11 Crocodile/Imox

2 Road/E                                  12 Wind/Iq

3 Reed/Aj                                 13 Night/Aqabal

4 Jaguar/Ix                               14 Net/K'at

5 Bird/Tz'ikin                            15 Serpent/Kan

6 Wisdom/Ajmaq                      16 Death/Kame

7 Knowledge/Noj                      17 Deer/Kej

8 Flint/Tijax                               18 Seed/Q'anil

9 Storm/Kawoq                         19 10 Sun                                      

10 Sun/Ajpu                              20 Offering/Toj   


To Sum It Up:

The Mayan Cross is a tool that is used like a manual for navigating life, love and fulfillment. All of these energies have positive and negative aspects. Since the nature of energy is dynamic, with awareness, intention and help from the Nawales, these aspects may be cultivated by anyone to reach the highest potential. 

Please use this wisdom as it was intended, as a guide towards a deeper, richer life experience.