May 21, 2015 Happy Tzolkin New Year!

May 21, 2015 marks the beginning of the next 260 day cycle of the sacred Tzolkin calendar.
To follow the days, download a free calendar at:

This Trecena (thirteen day cycle) is overseen by the Day Keeper, Imix, who is symbolically represented by the crocodile. As the first Trecena in the new year, like the primordial crocodile, Imix is all about new beginnings. These are days of introspection deciding what is worth tackling before taking on any more new projects. This Trecena is also about family and nurturing oneself.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ruth Anne Brown on May 21, 2015 at 10:05 am


    I understand the day count. However, I had been taught that July 26 is the New Year. Please explain the difference. I do also understand this is 1 Imix, which is the beginning.

    I am not clear, obviously

    Thank you,

    Ruth Anne


    • Good question, Ruth Anne. You are referring to the Dreamspell calendar that was created by Jose Arguelles. Although it was based on the Tzolkin calendar, Arguelles changed dates following his inspiration. He met with the spokesman of the Maya, Don Alejandro to receive a “blessing” for his work, which he did not receive. You can view Don Alejandro’s view on this matter by scrolling to “The Mayan New Dawn” video at: The comment is towards the end of the video. The Tzolkin calendar is a 260 day cycle whereas the modern Gregorian calendar that we follow is 365 days, therefore the Tzolkin will begin with a different date other than July 26 each year.


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