Guatemala Highlands Calendar

In 1995, I realized after reading Dennis Tedlock's book, The Popul Vuh, that the Yucatan lowlands Maya "count-of-days that the-late DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES and most people then were using, was mis-calculated by 55 days, as of 1995."

Tedlock recorded that the Guatemala highlands Maya are the oldest Mayan communities who have kept another "count-of-days" based exactly on the risings and settings of the planet Venus and their calendar is known as: the Guatemala highlands Maya "count-of-days"."

This 'split' can be traced back into the 1500's with the arrival of the "divide & conquer" Spanish armyin 1519.

So, in 1997, I switched-over to using the Guatemala highlands Maya count-of-days.

According to the Geatemala Maya the 260-day calendar needs to be adjusted backward by one day every so often to keep it aligned with the risings and settings of the planet Venus.

Venus is seen as the "Evening Star" during its 263-day  journey thru the evening western skies, after which it disappears from view for 8 days.

Every 8 years, the day Venus disappears is ALWAYS on Mayan day Eb' or HUMAN, the 12th Mayan daysign on the 20-day mayan Month.  For those 8 days Venus is then moving between the Sun and the Earth and can not be seen.

Then later, 8 days after disappearing, Venus reappears again in the pre-dawn eastern sky just before sunrise as the super bright "Morning Star".  And this day every 8 years is ALWAYS Mayan day Ahau or SUN, the 20th daysign on the 20-day mayan Month.

These two daysigns, Eb' HUMAN and Ahau SUN, are always found in the Venus-cycle charts, in all four of the known ancient Mayan books or codices.

Here is a simple explanation from the website exploratorium.edu:

Like the sun, the position of Venus against the horizon appears to shift with the seasons. Venus shifts north in the summer and south in the winter. Exactly how far Venus shifts each year depends on where it is in its 8-year cycle, but the extreme points in the back-and-forth oscillation are known as the northern extreme and the southern extreme of Venus. An observer will see Venus rise at each of these extreme points once every 8 years.

The period-of-orbit of Venus around our Sun is 224.65 days and the period-of orbit of the Earth around the Sun is 365.25 days.

So the 260-day cycle is actually a tiny bit less-than a full 260-days...exactly 259.8-days, because of that "extra" .65 of a day each year. And the "extra" .256 of a day that Earth has creates the extra day over four years.

A combination of these factors is why the day Venus rises as the Morning Star every 8-years, on Mayan calendar day LORD Ajaw (or Ahau) needs to be adjusted BACKWARD a day earlier occasionally, and why the Mayan "New Year" arrives a day earlier every so often, from the adjustment made to the rising and setting of Venus, because of the periods of orbit of Venus and Earth around the Sun. Whew!

So, according to the Guatemala highlands Maya count-of-days, the "Harmonic Convergence" occured over weekend of August 16-17, 1987, so depending on your location on Earth, ~Saturday, August 16 was the Mayan day  13 SUN ahaw - Day #260, the most powerful day of- the calendar and the end of both a 52-year cycle AND the end of the NINE-52-year "Hell Cycles"; and ~Sunday, August 17 was 1 DRAGON imix, the very beginning of the 260-day calendar AND the beginning of a new 52-year cycle.

The most powerful "zero point" time shift node on the Mayan calendar alway occurs between the last Day #260 and the first Day #1.

And not on 2 MIRROR ix'  -  Day #54 and 3 EAGLE men  -  Day #55, as-per the Yucatan lowlands Maya count-of-days used still now by most followers of the research of the-late DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES.

I realized later that this does explains the "Harmonic Convergence" a lot better and why it was so powerful.

It was hard to make that change-over to the Guatemala highlands Maya count of days.

I know, but I did, and it is the correct choice.

 

1922 began a 104-year Venus cycle of thirteen (13) 8-year cycles that completes in 2026.

In 1922 Venus rose on its first day as the "Morning Star" on Mayan calendar Day #20, the first appearance of the SUN ahau day sign on the 260-day calendar cycle. This only happens once every 104-years!

Have now included that in the YEARS 1901-2025 section, noted as: 1922 - V1... 1930 - V2... 1938 - V3... 1946 - V4... 1954 - V5... 1962 - V6... 1970 - V7... 1978 - V8... 1986 - V9... 1994 - V10... 2002 - V11... 2010 - V12... 2018 V13.
 

The current 8-year Venus cycle we are in, 2018-2026, has five (5) transit points.

The beginning point was October 24, 2018, and the next point is June 3, 2020.

This beginning phase is like wandering around in the wilderness. We know we're going somewhere important but we're just going thru the woods trying to find our way out.

June 3, 2020, marks the end of this wilderness phase and suddenly there is a huge unexpected shift of consciousness and events that suddenly puts everything in focus to keep us on the positive path.

Just like the Mayan calendar is sectioned into five (5) 52-day cycles, so too this Venus 8-year cycle has the same fractal nature.

Fear not. We are safe. Be patient.

For finally we arrive at our 'destination,' the "Zero Point" time shift zone at the end of 2025 in Mayan year 13 that completes in January 2026 when a new 13-year cycle begins, and a new 260-day cycle begins on January 23, 2026.
 


The Mayan calendar needs to be adjusted every so often to keep it aligned with the risings and settings of the planet Venus.

Jose Arguelles talked about it but I have never seen anyone adjusting his calendar dates ever. And I have not seen online ONE date calculator that gets the Mayan dates right going back before 1995. I believe my date charts from 1901-2026 are proven to be accurate. I can't rely on "magical thinking" because these are "facts" of astronomy cycles of Venus.

It is true that the 'error' or adjustment works out to be about 5 days every 52 years but again have never seen anywhere anyone adjusting.

My facts are correct and I can prove it.

Venus is seen as the "Evening Star" during its 263-day  journey thru the evening western skies, after which it disappears from view for 8 days.

The period-of-orbit of Venus around our Sun is 224.65 days and the period-of orbit of the Earth around the Sun is 365.25 days.

So the 260-day cycle is actually a tiny bit less-than a full 260-days...exactly 259.8-days, because of that "extra" .65 of a day each year. And the "extra" .256 of a day that Earth has creates the extra day over four years.

A combination of these factors is why the day Venus rises as the Morning Star every 8-years, on Mayan calendar day LORD Ajaw (or Ahau) needs to be adjusted BACKWARD a day earlier occasionally, and why the Mayan "New Year" arrives a day earlier every so often, from the adjustment made to the rising and setting of Venus, because of the periods of orbit of Venus and Earth around the Sun.

The first sighting of Venus rising on the specific Mayan calendar day SUN ahau every eight years determines the correct Maya calendar day of adjustment, if necessary, to keep the calendar accurate.

Like both the Gregorian and Julian calendars the Mayan calendar must also be adjusted, a day-backwards sometimes, one day must be subtracted, about every ten years or so, if necessary.

Because of the orbit length of the Venus year, 224.7-days, those "partially missing" days every year of 0.3-days begin to add up.

The Venus-Sun 'inferior conjunction' alignments occur 3-days earlier every 10-years.  So even with the 2 extra leap year added in every 8-years an additional day must be subtracted to keep the Mayan calendar aligned to the rising of Venus on SUN ahau days.

 

Year   Venus Days     

1          0.3

2           0.6

3           0.9

4           1.2 

5            1.5 

6            1.8 

7             2.1  

8              2.4 

9              2.7

10             3.0

This then raises challenging questions, such as: How can we subtract one extra day? Where does that Mayan day go?  And, WHEN does the adjustment take place, if needed?

We must realize that the 260-day calendar is really tracking an invisible subtle ‘energy-field’ that the planets are always moving thru. And since the planets do not have exact circular orbital patterns, the orbits are oval egg-shaped, their orbital revolutions we observe mathematically have variations that do not overtly appear at first as simple Earth-time calculation formulas and so we have to adjust our Sun-based calendars to compensate.

The total Mayan calendar 'energy field' is actually slightly less-than 260-days in duration.  So little-by-little every day, every month and every year the Mayan calendar slowly slips backwards, so that, for example, the Mayan "New Year Day" happens now in mid-January.

Every 8 years, the day Venus disappears is ALWAYS on Mayan day Eb' or HUMAN, the 12th Mayan daysign on the 20-day mayan Month.  For those 8 days Venus is then moving between the Sun and the Earth and can not be seen.

Then later, 8 days after disappearing, Venus reappears again in the pre-dawn eastern sky just before sunrise as the super bright "Morning Star".  And this day every 8 years is ALWAYS Mayan day Ahau or SUN, the 20th daysign on the 20-day mayan Month.


 

These two daysigns, Eb' HUMAN and Ahau SUN, are always found in the Venus-cycle charts, in all four of the known ancient Mayan books or codices.


Here is the ideal 8-Year pattern as recorded in the Mayan "Madrid Codex":   
 

Mayan Symbol      Venus - Rises or Sets  (Star Pattern Cycles: 1 – 5)

SUN                      *Rises as Morning Star (1)          

WARRIOR               Sets as Morning Star

WORLDBRIDGER   Rises as Evening Star

WARRIOR                Sets as Evening Star

 

SEED                     *Rises as Morning Star (2)

SUN                          Sets as Morning Star

DOG                          Rises as Evening Star

SUN                           Sets as Evening Star

 

STAR                       *Rises as Morning Star (3)

SEED                         Sets as Morning Star

WIZARD                     Rises as Evening Star

SEED                          Sets as Evening Star

 

HUMAN                    *Rises as Morning Star (4)

STAR                           Sets as Morning Star

MIRROR                      Rises as Evening Star

STAR                           Sets as Evening Star

 

WARRIOR               *Rises as Morning Star (5)

 HUMAN                       Sets as Morning Star

WIND                          Rises as Evening Star

HUMAN                       Sets as Evening Star