Mayan Calendar

Countdown to December 21, 2012, 11:11am (GMT)

There are 17-20 Mayan calendars. The calendars are unique. The calendars are extremely accurate. Their calculations of orbits, eclipses, and other astronomical events are as accurate as any measurement today. Mayan elders believe there will be a large gathering on December 21, 2012 at Chichen Itza, the largest populated city in the past Mayan realm. People will be coming together to pray for a successful new cycle to begin.

The Tzolkin calendar 260-year span does not have direct correlation to planetary orbits or repeating astronomical patterns. However, it is the common denominator in the cycles of the Sun, the Planets of our solar system and our Moon. In essence, it links planetary and terrestrial cycles and anchors them to the human body through 13 major joints (your neck, two shoulders, two elbows, two wrists, two hips, two knees and two ankles). The numbers 20 and 13 were held sacred by the Maya. The Maya devised a system based on the number of their vestiges, otherwise known as fingers and toes. In other words, it was based on a count of 20.

The Sacred Calendar also known as the “tzolkin”, or “count of days”, is an intricate measuring of time characterized by the usage of a 13-day count and a 20-day cycle that parallels it, with a different sign ascribed to each day. The 13-day count and the 20-day cycle work together to give each day is own unique number. The Mayan Long Count, most associated with coming changes predicted for 2012, indicates the actual time line used to track time throughout the millennia. Carl Johan Calleman, a physical biologist and expert on Mayan calendar systems, and author of The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness, best describes the structure of the Long Count, which he states is inscribed on almost all of the ancient pyramid and stele sites throughout the Mesoamerican regions.

In creating the Mayan Calendar, the Mayas used different measurements of time. One of these measurements was called a Baktun and represents 144,000 days. A period of 13 baktuns, totaling 5,235.36 years is called a World Age. The beginning date of the Long Count Calendar is 13 August 3113. Four World Ages equal a precession cycle of approximately 25, 627 years. Therefore, the most widely accepted end date is the last day of the 13-baktun cycle: December 21, 2012.


The Mayan Tzolkin Calendar Calculator

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In the Mayan Spiritual Calendar or Tzolkin Calendar, there are 13 numbers or "Galactic Tones", representing an intention, and 20 signs or "Star-Glyphs", representing an aspect of a day (or a person born on that day). Both change daily for a total of 260 combinations (days). This calculator converts a Gregorian date into Mayan Kin. It has been tested for accuracy on dates since 1 January 1000 A.D.

The Sacred Calendar”. This calendar held sacred by the Mayans was a 260-day calendar used by the Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures until the rise of the Gregorian calendar in 1582.