Different cultures in the world have their own zodiacs, and the Mayans are no different. The Mayan Zodiac Symbols are a system created by the Mayan calendar and are based on astronomical calculations. The system comprises of 19 signs that carry different attributes and meanings, and learning more about yours will help you get a better understanding of yourself and your true potential.
Ch’en: January 2nd to January 21st Meaning: Black Storm, Black Sky, Moon, One Flower, West
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born in the Ch’en are people who find peace in the night- the hours after the dusk and before the first ray of light power them up and the quiet energy of the night allow them to develop fully. They have a natural affinity for the moon and its energies. Wearing a moonstone will help them increase their connection with the lunar energy and for them, facing westward during meditation can be extremely beneficial.
Yax: January 22nd to February 10th Meaning: Green Storm, Venus, Two Flower, South
Mayan Astrology Interpretation: People born in the Yax sign have an affinity towards those born in the Yaxk’in sign. Venus rules people born under this sign, which is why, they are gentle and loving. If they are able to tap into their peace-keeping abilities, they may be able to bring harmony to those around them. This ability is actually a great gift and they can do a lot of good in the world. The key direction for these people is the South.
Sac: February 11th to March 2nd Meaning: White Storm, Frog, Frog Constellation, Three Flower, North
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born in the Sac sign have an affinity for the day hours. For them, early morning is a power time. If they reflect in the early hours of the day, great wisdom can come to them during this time. The cardinal direction for this sign is the North, and the frog is a power animal for them, since it reflects their adaptability and comfort with change just as a frog can make a quick and effortless jump from one consciousness to the next.
Keh: March 3rd to March 22nd Meaning: Red Storm, Trees, Deer, East
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born in the Keh sign have an affinity towards nature and a natural balance. They have the energy of fire and red is a power color for them. It is recommended that they embrace this powerful force and fiery nature and be known. Meditating in forests will also help them develop this natural power wonderfully. Their cardinal direction is the East and their totem animal is the gentle and noble deer.
Mak: March 23rd to April 11th Meaning: Enclosed, Cover, God of Number 3
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under the Mak sign are one of the largest mysteries of the Mayan astrology signs, and the meaning of their sign is less clearly defined than any other signs. They do their best to keep a part of themselves closed from others, and it is like their is something to them that is hidden away and under cover. If they too, spend their time in reflection and meditation, it will allow them to understand the mysteries of their existence. Their power number is 3 which is considered the number of balance, completion and divinity.
K’ank’in: April 12th to May 1st Meaning: Earth, Dog, Yellow, Underworld, Yellow Sun
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born in the K’ank’in sign are both- the people of the earth and the sun. They possess energies of the planet beneath their foot and also the strong solar energies of the sun. They may gain wisdom if they spend some time meditating under the solar rays and on the earth. Visiting a cave and experiencing the tranquility there may also be helpful to them. Their totem animal is the dog, specifically the yellow dog which is known for its loyalty and inner strength.
Muwan: May 2nd to May 21st Meaning: Owl, Moan Bird, God of Rain and Clouds, Fire
Mayan Astrology Interpretation: People born in the Muwan sign have an affinity for both fire and water, and if they are able to embrace these two elements they can be very powerful. Storms are power times for this sign, since both fire and water elements are present in the form of rain and lightning. Their animal totem is the owl, which, as per Mayan philosophy, is the moan bird. This sign has the ability of vision and they are seers who can detect the truth around them.
Pax: May 22nd to June 10th Meaning: Planting Time, Puma, Steam, Arrow, Drum
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born in the Pax sign have the animal totem jaguar, which is important in the Mayan culture. It represents leadership and personal strength. They have a straight forward nature of an arrow and the steady strength of a drumbeat. This nature helps bring stability and balance. Their element is steam which is a mixture of earth, water and fire. The combination of these three ingredients is what gives these signs life.
Kayab: June 11th to June 30th Meaning: Turtle, Moon Goddess, One God
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under the Kayab sign have an affinity for the moon and they find themselves searching for a deeper meaning in everyday life occurrences. The turtle is their animal totem which has a powerful significance in Mayan culture since they are carriers of the earth and ancient wisdom.
Kumk’u: July 1st to July 20th Meaning: Grain, Crocodile, Conch over Maize, Two Lord, Dark, Itzamnas gods of rain and plants
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under this sign have a dualistic nature and they are more likely to see opposing perspectives clearly and see what both of them have to offer. Their animal totem is the crocodile which is known to have the gift of survival, timing and patience. Crocodiles are one of the few reptile species that survived in the tough times even when most dinosaurs and reptiles went extinct. If they are able to tap into their powers of stability and longevity and embrace change without letting it affect them, they can be super powerful.
Wayeb: July 21st to July 25th Meaning: Unlucky Days, The Earth God, Specter, the Missing Days (short 5 day month)
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under this sign are actually an anomaly. The Wayeb time lasts for just 5 days a year as opposed to the 20 days that all other signs have. The Mayans feel that the natural balance gets affected during these days and it is the time when other forces come into play- similar to when ghosts walk on the earth. However, being born under this sign doesn’t signify unluckiness. It just means they have a strong connection to the other worlds and realms and if they are able to embrace this affinity for extra sensory perception they may be able to walk between this world and the next.
Pop: July 26th to August 14th Meaning: Jaguar, Chief, Leader, Soft Earth
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under this sign are leaders since they have a position of power in the ancient Maya. They bring a gift of clear vision and direction to those around them while still remaining sensitive to their needs. They also have a gift of guiding those around them and are have an affinity for the earth. Practicing grounding meditations can be helpful for this sign.
Wo: August 15th to September 3rd Meaning: Black Sky, Black Jaguar, Black Storm, Nightime, Frog, Two Soft Earth
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under the Wo sign have similarities to those born under the Sac and Che’n signs. They too, can gain wisdom from the hours after the dark and before the first ray of the sun, and share the animal totem frog. These people are more attracted to the mystical side of the world and keep searching for hidden wisdoms and mysteries.
Sip: September 4th to September 23rd Symbol Meaning: Red Conjunction, Red Sky, Red Storm, Deer, Stag
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under the sign Sip have a strong affinity for both fire and air. Their power animal is the deer, specifically the stag which is a symbol of grace and connections to the forest. The stag is known to be a noble leader of the forest people and if they embrace this energy, they will be able to bring more grace and nobleness into their life. Red is a power color for these signs.
Sotz: September 24th to October 13th Meaning: Bat, Fish, Two Moss, Beginning of Winter
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under the Sotz sign have two animal totems- the bat and the fish. They have an ability to move freely through air and also through the water, since both of them are their own elements. Bats are highly sensitive creatures and their strengths come from intuition and their ability to see through illusion. The fish deals with depth and the subconscious and this unique combination can provide them a powerful personality which is different from other people.
Sec: October 14th to November 2nd Meanings: Sky and Earth
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under this sign are associated with two elements- the wind and the air. These people have a fascination for the sky and are interested in all things above. Their mix of energies brings forth a different personality, and these people have a knack of discovering effective solutions to most problems, and they can really help assist the world through their grounded perspective.
Xul: November 3rd to November 22nd Meanings: Dog with suntail, Bird Days, Dog God
Mayan Zodiac Symbols Interpretation: People born under the sign of the Xul have the animal totem dog, which is important to Mayans since it is them who guides people into the next life after they pass on from this one. People born under this sign have traits of a dog such as strength, dedication and loyalty. They also have a strong connection to their next life and they can help release the fear of death and passing on to the next life in those around them.
Yaxk’in: November 23rd to December 12th Meaning: New Sun, Sun God, Red Clouds, Green
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under this sign have a connection with the Mayan sun God which offers protection against the darkness, disease and drought. These people are natural healers and they have an affinity for healing those around them be it through their soothing words or as a healing practitioner. This sign also has a downfall to their personality which is doubt and indecision. If they learn to trust the decisions of those around them and their own self, it can bring about a good change.
Mol: December 13th to January 1st Meaning: Water, Clouds Gather, Jaguar, Gathering
Mayan Astrology Signs Interpretation: People born under the Mol sign have the element of water, and are believed to also be able to make the rains come. The change in weather affects the way these signs feel and their powers come with rainfall and water. Their animal totem is the jaguar which is a power animal for the Mayans which represents the mysteries of the shamans and the strengths of the leaders. People born under this sign have the capability of being a spiritual leader.