For getting an overview of the "landscape" one climbs up to the top of a high hill, so one can better-see the bigger landscape picture.
The chart below is an overview of the Mayan calendar 260-days on a diagram-map so one can see the entire design-and-layout.
In the next section we will zoom-in on the specifics.
For this general map of the 260-day calendar has key sections highlighted.
The map below has the 20 Mayan daysigns across the top and are read left-to-right.
From the first daysign Water Lily Creature go right, across to the 20th daysign Lord.
At the top of the chart are the four colors:
yellow - initiate red - shape white - multiply blue - ripen
The four-medicine hoop GATEways, "Go West" etc. , correspond to compass directions and medicine hoop directional-Gateways,
and they function also as the Year Bearer daysigns:
yellow Reed spring Gateway to the East-gate days
red Flint summer Gateway to the South-gate days
white Night autumn Gateway to the West-gate days
blue Star winter Gateway to the North-gate days
For the m = market days are: every five-days and are also the Sd = Season days in their time and in their Season; and their medicine-hoop compass direction-Gate abrreviations.
Serpent West Gate
Dog North Gate
Eagle East Gate
Lord South Gate
The red circles indicate the Mayan calendars' FIVE major transition points, the start-date points of the 52-day realms or-Houses of Time.
The red circles also indicate the FIVE major key Levels-of-Consciousness, from DR. DAVID R. HAWKINS research, at Levels: 200, 400, 600, 800 and 1,000.
Under the 20 daysigns are the horizontal 13-rows of-20 day each, which indicate the 13 Months of 20 days; the primary muscal tone; and the position of each 13-day week.