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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

It was said of those then born that one was a man of good standing, friendly, amiable, and happy, given to music and the other arts. And it was said that at this time descended to earth those who were the "Goddesses"; and that those whom they met on the road or in paths between houses they injured and visited with sickness. And for this reason, when it was this day sign, no one could fare forth. And one who then sickened the physicians forthwith abandoned And he who was then born they regarded favorably. They said that if it were a man who was then born, he would entertain others and give them solace. Nowhere would he be hated; everyone would be his friend. And [he would be], perchance, a singer, a dancer, or a scribe; he would produce some work of art. For such, then, was his day sign, One Monkey. So they said that indeed thus it came to pass on each of the different Monkey [day signs], as hath been told in many places of the gifts of those then born. (Florentine Codex, Dibble and Anderson, bk 4, page 81-82)