Image Map

Tonalli*:

day

Trecena:

13-day period

Cempoalilhuitl:

20-day period

Xihuitl:

solar year
 
 

* If you were born between 12am and before sunrise, use the previous Gregorian day because days in the Azteca/Mexica calendar start at sunrise.

(Correlation: Ruben Ochoa)

The significance of this day

9 Mazatl is not good in any way. For, as it was said, the day signs taking ninth place were in no way a time of good. For whosoever was born on it, man or woman, nothing became one?s fat or deserts. Born then were those who became evil-tempered on Earth ? who vented their wrath; the completely perverted and mad, who lived surrounded by vice, sin, given to talk, the dissolute, living in deceit; the prodigals, fearing no one, presumptuous, respecting no one, esteeming no one; treating no one with reserve. They regarded no one with much consideration cherished no one much, valued no one. They were very presumptuous, immodest, brazen, and impudent; meddlesome, troublesome, and respecters of nothing; discourteous, evil-spoken, great talkers, big-mouthed, great-mouthed, belittling and depreciating others in their speech. They were mockers and liars Nothing could be said in the presence of one of these. These same dedicated themselves to and paid strict attention to constant evil. None of his own food did he eat. He lived with other people, going from house to house, entering others? dwellings. As he had been born, so he grew, shameful and deranged. Then at the start of his childhood, as he had grown in years, incorrigible, too lazy to heed the discourse, he answered impudently or blamed someone else. And the readers of the day signs bettered and remedied the nature of the day sign on which the useless one was born. They arranged that later, upon 10 Tochtli, he would be bathed and given a name. They said that if he should live, perhaps something would be his deserts, though not forthwith. Still by pain and suffering of mind and body, by his penances, he would achieve that which was to be his gift. Later, himself and of his own effort, he would achieve and acquire it. (Florentine Codex, Dibble and Anderson, bks 4-5, pages 50-51)