ROAD

Illustrated by Angelika Bauer

Also known as:

      Path - English

E - K’iché

Eb Yucatecan

           Yellow Human - Dreamspell

The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. Road is the sacred path, sac be, that propels us forward on the course of self-realization and life fulfillment. Road is the connection between people, places, dimensions and worlds. It is the realm of the seeker who cannot turn back once they have had their first glimpse of Truth and who, despite their best efforts to forget, is forever changed by the experience. Road is the pilgrim that must get lost in order to find themselves and one willing to turn their heart inside-out in order to become that young fool again.

Visualize the icon of the Road: Note several variations of the glyph. From left to right they are: Codex Madrid, Codex Dresden and two examples of Classic Maya epigraphy. The upper right image in the glyph is the human ear, cocked to the ground to discern the right direction. The dots show the stepping stones on the path. 

A Road day is a good day to: make requests for good food, ask for protection for the crops, matters of physical and mental wellbeing, as well as to thank those whose occupations have authority and to create the highest intention for their words and actions.

Wajxaqib E is a day to commemorate the life and fortune of each person.

The highest expression:  Willing to share experience and lead by example, Roads are organizers, friendly, hardworking, leading the destiny of a people or community. They have an innate ability to live from a state of expanded consciousness. They do not worry or quibble about mundane aspects of life, including death. They often become ceremonial leaders, spiritual guides and midwives. Emotionally stable they may perceive experience as not just the best teacher, but the only teacher. They are brave and willing to take risks in order to stay on the Path.

A lower expression:  Roads may travel too much and wear themselves out. Their nonchalance can put them in unsafe conditions and their indecisiveness may get them in trouble. They can be infidels and manipulative.

Health:  His health is excellent, long-lived but is prone to hazards and accidents.

Compatibility: Because Roads are influenced by the energy of the South where the color is yellow, the other signs with this designation are compatible to and part of the soul group of Road: Wisdom, Sun, Net and Seed. Energies which come from the opposite direction also resonate especially with Road, namely the white signs influenced by the North, will find a special resonance with Road: Wind, Death, Dog, Jaguar, Fling.

Keywords used to meditate and trigger ancestral memory of the Nawal:  grass, path, tooth, destiny, guru

Visit our other pages to learn more about the meaning of the Mayan Cross components and the context in which they may be used.