13-YEAR Cycles

Current 52-Year Cycle

1987 to  2038


13-Year Cycle 3 of 4

1987 - 1999

2000 - 2012

> 2013 - 2025  

  2026 - 2038


white NIGHT ak'bal  YEARS

white West - Harvest

13-year cycle

2013  to  2025


20220 =

Year 8 of 13-years

red SOUTH summer


yellow Year 8 FLINT etz'nab'

Year 2 of  4-year cycle

2019 to 2022

2013  1 NIGHT  west - harvest

2014   2 STAR  north - winter

2015  3  REED  east - spring

2016   4 FLINT  south - summer

2017  5 NIGHT west - harvest

2018   6 STAR  north - winter

2019  7 REED  east - spring

2020   8 FLINT  south - summer

2021  9 NIGHT  west - harvest

2022  10 STAR  north - winter

2023  11 REED  east - spring

2024  12 FLINT  south - summer

2025  13 NIGHT  west - harvest

Red FLINT Year 8


Year 8 of 13-Year cycle

2013 ~ 2025


red  FLINT etz'nab'

SOUTH gateway - summer


Year 2 of 4-year cycle

2019 - 2022


365-day yellow Year 8 FLINT

Started on:

JANUARY 12, 2020

8  FLINT etz'nab'

Day #138


YEAR yellow 8 FLINT etz'nab'

Completes on:

JANUARY 11, 2021


The Current 260-Days


The current 260-days

Started on:

August 28, 2019

Water Lily CREATURE  imix

Day #1


The current 260-days

Complete on:

May 13, 2020

13  LORD  ajaw

Day #260


The 52-day HOUSES


The FIVE 52-day HOUSES



August 28, 2019


"The Wilderness-Ego"

The Underworlds

52-day cycle 1 of 5

begins Day #1

Water Lily CREATURE imix


October 19, 2019


"Good-Works Service"

The Outer Heavens

52-day cycle 2 of 5

begins Day #53

1  REED  ben


December 10, 2019


"Reason to Love"

The Inner Heavens

52-day cycle 3 of 5

begins Day #105

1  SERPENT  chikchan


January 31, 2020


"The Bliss Teachers"

The Higher Heavens

52-day cycle 4 of 5

begins Day #157

1  EARTH  kab'an


March 23, 2020


"The Divine Ones"

The Mystic Heavens

52-day cycle 5 of 5

begins Day #209

1  WATER  muluk


May 13, 2020

Last Day #260

13  LORD  ajaw









yellow  SERPENT  chikchan


June 13, 2019

3 SERPENT chikchan

Day #185


red  DOG  ok


August 17, 2019

3 DOG ok

Day #250


white  EAGLE  men


October 21, 2019

3 EAGLE men

Day #55


blue  LORD  ajaw


December 25, 2019

3 LORD ajaw

Day # 120


- - - - - - - -


begins on

February 28, 2020

3 SERPENT chikchan

Day #185


13 MONTHS of 20-days


13 MONTHS of  20-Days

MONTH Start Dates


Water Lily CREATURE imix


LORD ajaw



August 28, 2019



September 17, 2019



October 7, 2019



October 27, 2019



November 16, 2019



December 6, 2019



December 26, 2019



January 15, 2020



February 4, 2020



February 24, 2020



March 15, 2020



April 4 2020



April 24, 2020

Last 20-days


20-day MONTH

The 20-day mayan MONTH and their keywords for each day.

There are 10,000 levels of consciousness on Earth, clinically proven, in which to perceive what the meaning of the 20 daysigns are.

And it has been proven at the US Supreme Court recently that ANY word has at least 900 definitions. So context and- ontent matter.

 Keep that in mind as we review the 20 daysigns and their key words, grouped into 5 sets of four symbols, with medicine hoop directions and market days/season days identified.



The following 20 mayan daysigns, in English and Maya, are the interpretations of Dr. David Stuart, the-late DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES, and the-late DR. RANDALL JIMENEZ, except where noted(*).

Dr. Stuart is the world's leading authority on Maya glyph decipherment. 

                  D.S.  =  Dr. David Stuart

                  J.A.  =  DR. JOSE ARGUELLES  (The Mayan Factor)  

                  R.J.. =  DR. RANDALL JIMENEZ   (Aztec Calendar Handbook)


                     ENGLISH  mayan  (D.S.)      English  mayan   (J.A.)      English  aztec  (R.J.)


   *WATER LILY MONSTER   imix      Dragon  imix        Crocodile   cipactli

      *Dr. Stuart interptrets imix as Water Lily Monster, but I choose to use a similar word that is less 'negative', Creature, so as to read, "Water Lily Creature."

    WIND          ik'             Wind       ik             Wind   ehecatl

    NIGHT        ak'bal        Night      akbal        House   calli

    SEED          k'an           Seed      kan                     Lizard   cuetzpalin


    SERPENT  chikchan    Serpent    chicchan    Serpent   coatl

   *DEATH       kimi'           Worldbridger    cimi     Afterworld   miquiztli    

   *Stuart and others interpret kimi' as "DEATH".  Death per-se in cultural mythology is usually depicted as being located symbolically in the West, sometimes 'beyond a river', where the sun-sets down to rest and dreams. One does not actually physically "experience" ones own physical death, except to be finally "out of the body", so to speak. So, I chose to use the word "DREAM."  One cannot kill energy, one only changes form; that is a law of physics, so you are safe! DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES used the term "World-Bridger", but the DREAM does bridge the two worlds of the physical and spiritual. Dream life is unexplainably REAL to all living beings, when one is dreaming. The Mayan calendar is a calendar of spiritual life, and transformation (death) is just a change of form on a long journey. Dream on.

    HAND         manik'      Hand      manik       Deer     mazatl

    STAR          lamat        Star       lamat        Rabbit   tochtli



    WATER        muluk       Moon      muluc       Water    atl

   DOG            ok              Dog        oc              Dog        itzucuintli

   MONKEY     chuwen     Monkey   chuen       Monkey   ozomatli

   STAIRS        eb'            *Human     eb            Dry Grass   malinalli

      *The origin of the word "HUMAN" reveals that "HU" is a pagan name for Satan. So, the word "Hu-man" is actually demonic in origin; whereas the origin of the word "Man" is a biblical name for the offspring of Eve. So, the word and meaning of "Man-kind" is now more-clear to us. (Hu-man-Rites & Hu-man-Rights vs. Man-kind-Rights).


    REED          ben         Skywalker   ben         Reed        acatl

    JAGUAR     hix          Wizard        ix             Wild Cat   ocelotl

    EAGLE       men         Eagle         men         Eagle        cuauhtli

    GUARDIAN   kib'         Warrior      cib           Condor     cozcacuauhtli



    EARTH    kab'an          Earth       caban         Movement   ollin

   FLINT      etz'nab'         Mirror      etznab         Flint            tecpatl

  *STORM   kawak           Storm      cauac          Fire-Rain     quiahuitl

    *Dr. Stuart interprets kawak as "STORM", which I realized is too 'destructive' a word, so I chose a more inclusive yet powerful word:  NATURE.  This daysign is just before the last daysign, and so symbolizes a combination of all the elements of NATURE flowing into the final daysign.

    LORD (king ruler) ajaw    Sun    ahau             Flower       xochitl

The 20 mayan daysign names are generally considered to be known.  Any other key words to help explain them are subjective.

There are disagreements about symbol names and meanings even among the present day Maya in different towns and regions.  So while we generally know the basic Maya names for the 20 daysigns, their 'inner meanings' and usage is also one of personal understanding, as it should be.

Feel free to explore your own personal interpretations and revelations, as I did.  That is when the real knowledge begins. 

The-late DR. DAVID R. HAWKINS liked to point out in his books that, "A thing IS what it is, that IS its meaning."

In the ancient Mayan codice-books the 20 day signs are sometimes grouped together into four sets.

The four sets of daysigns are grouped by color around the four sides of the inner ring by-order of the 13-day weeks as they occur on the calendar,

The four Year-Bearer daysigns are:  Night, Star, Reed, Flint.

As seen on the Aztec Calemdar Stone inner ring below, the four Year-Bearer daysigns are identified by the smaller triangular "gateways" above them; kind of like the points of a compass layout: NE, NW, SE, SW.


At the top of the Aztec Calendar Stone layout above, the inner circle of the 20 daysigns using the Mayan names for the symbols  is one of the four larger triangular 'gates' above the last daysign LORD ajaw and the first daysign WATER LILY CREATURE imix.

The LORD gives birth to All Creation CREATUREs

Descending down to the left is the smaller triangular 'GATE-way' of the South-West above NIGHT 'pointing' up..

The sunset 'Fall' WEST GATE-keeper is the SERPENT, and after sunset DREAM (death).

The North-West GATE-way is 'pointing' down from the STAR.

The 'Winter' rest 'pointing' down mid-night NORTH GATE-keeper is the DOG, and with MONKE begins to rise again.

Rising spring 'pointing' down under the North-East GATEway is the REED with kundalini rising.

The sunrise full 'Spring' EAST GATE-keeper is the EAGLE, with GUARDIAN angel rising up.

The morning South-East GATE way rises above the thunder FLINT to Light the fire.

Once again at the top mid-day 'Summer' South GATE-keeper is the LORD
to re-birth All Creation CREATUREs.

From CREATURE to LORD, every 20 days.

The 20 daysigns follow a four-day color pattern in-order on the calendar: yellow, red, white and blue.

       The yellow daysigns initiate each four-day cycle. 

       The red daysigns shape what was initiated.

       The white daysigns multiply what was shaped.

        And the blue daysigns ripen what was multiplied.


So, each of the daysigns have relationships by COLOR. 

When we scan the 20-day Month chart: the yellow daysigns all cross-reference each other; the red daysigns all cross-reference each other; the white daysigns all cross-reference each other; and the blue daysigns all cross-reference each other.