K’AT Four (4) is your Mayan Tzolkin birthday!
The basic interpretations (similar to an astrological reading) are as follows.
Snake | Corn | Seed | Harvest Net
South (Noho)| Yellow | Fire
4 – Balance – Stability – Harmony
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Among epigraphers, as well as the Mayan Elders of Guatemala and the Yucatan, K’AT (or KAN) is synonymous with the south. South is the right hand of the Sun, meaning that the right hand is at the south when facing East, the direction of the rising sun. The Maya, Aztecs, and other Mesoamerican cultures placed East at the top of the map because it is the direction of the rising Sun. As such the South is the right hand of the Sun.
KAT is synonymous with the seed, the planting of seeds. With the darkness of Ak’ab’al contended with, clarity and stability are established. The purpose is taking shape.
4 is the condition of balance. The four energies, the elements of the 3-dimensional universe: wind; water; earth, and fire, are in harmony in the four directions.
In Yucatec Maya cosmology, there are the four Bacabs. In the book of Chilam Balam, the four Bacabs were four brothers named Hobnil, Cantzicnal, Saccimi, and Hosanek. These were the sons of the creator God Itzamna, and the Goddess Ixchebelyax. Itzamna and Ixchebelyax placed their four sons at the four cardinal points to hold up the sky so that it should not fall. Eventually, the Bacabs escaped when the world was destroyed by the deluge. The Bacabs, and other quadrupole-like deities, represent the stability required for the stability of all creation. In Maya cosmology, there are quadrupole deities associated with each direction, as well as the four elements of water, fire, earth, and air.
In a more modern context, contemporary elders associate KAN with the energy of gravity; the force that acts over the earth. In a classic sense, KAT represents a net for fishing or to carry a harvest.
Those born in KA’T (KAN) are good at planting seeds for abundance. KA’T people are good at navigating and avoiding traps so that their families, their communities, and their internal liberation may grow. They are also good at liberating themselves and others from traps and shackles, untying knots that have bound themselves and others (mentally | energetically). In a more modern context, one could say that KA’T people are Houdini’s. We all have these traits in us, but some people are good escape artists, on behalf of themselves and on behalf of the collective.
With the stability of the four (4) in your or your KA’T position, you could say you have the vitality and stability of the planter of seeds, of the harvest, of abundance, and of escape from traps. You are able to keep the sky from falling in times of trouble and to keep things from getting tangled despite all the unexpected knots of life. You are good at using those knots to your advantage, casting a net of knots that serve you, untangling the ones that do not, and doing the same for others.
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This hat symbolizes your energy or the energy of a loved one born on KA’T 4.
As you learn more about the calendar at https://www.Patreon.com/mysticsofthemaya wear this hat and be aware that you are taking steps to synchronize your consciousness with natural time, and for the reharmonization of all humanity with nature and true purpose, your life and skillset go well beyond simple material existence.
In both the Yucatec and Itza Mayan languages of the Yucatan peninsula, this day is called KAN. Kan is the word for Snake and is synonymous with the Mayan deity Kukulkan, the Featured Serpent. It is synonymous with the shedding of skin, and of sacrifices made in order to receive the abundance we all demand from the heavens from time to time. Sacrifice, whether we spend it in terms of the material world or in terms of time and circumstance can mean many things including temperance, abstinence, willingness to endure discomfort, prolong sobriety in all forms, or to spend out equity, our storages of value, capital and reserves. KAN reminds us that all prosperity and abundance demands sacrifice.
In the Mayan and Aztec cultures, human sacrifice and blood sacrifice were the ultimate sacrifices that could be made. In the Mayan context, particularly in the formative period, the concept of auto-sacrifice, that is the sacrifice of one’s own blood, was synonymous with sustaining one’s ancestors in the underworld as they traversed the realms of Xibalba.
It is also important to note that an animal caught in a trap, not yet human, sacrifices a limb to free itself from the trap. The story here is that some people are not yet human.
Fire is the element of your sign. The ancient New Fire Ceremony is how the Maya reconciled the quarter days that accumulated. Over 52-years these quarter-days add up to thirteen whole days. The New Fire Ceremony was conducted over thirteen days, at the end of which the solstices, the 260-day and 360-day, as well as the 365-day calendars were reset, the ones all matching up, the cosmos reset. As fire is your element every four days, and especially on your Tzolkin birthdate, connect with the old wisdom known as the Mayan Cosmovision by performing a Fire Ceremony is an act of balancing one’s energy and intention in daily life. If we become out of balance life becomes uncentered and causes havoc and instability.
This is the essence of the Mystics of the Maya.
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