The Mayan zodiac, though far different from our own, has long been known for its pinpoint accuracy concerning predictions and astrology.
While the calendar may have a bit of a bad rep due to the modern pundits who misinterpreted its predictions for 2012, the reality is that it is incredibly relevant and accurate even today.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at astrology as it pertains to the Mayan Calendar.
What follows are the characteristics of each of the 18 Zodiac signs (as opposed to our 12) that exist according to the Mayans.
Sign #1 – Chicchan (January 2nd to January 21st)
According to Mayan astrology, those who fall under this sign are night owls who are most productive between 9pm and 4am. Around this time, such individuals experience bursts of creativity and imagination.
Appropriately, symbols pertaining to the night time hold strong meaning for those who fall under Chicchan.
Sign #2 – Ix (January 22nd to February 10th)
Those who fall under the Ix sign are naturally loving, open and giving. They are always ready to help others and vehemently hate confrontation.
The Ix personality is one that seeks out peaceful calm. Such individuals are experts at reasoning and de-escalating their way through conflicts.
Sign #3 – Cauac (February 11th to March 2nd)
The Cauac Zodiac symbol is characterized by an ability to get up and go. Individuals who fall under it possess a unique confidence that makes it easy for them to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace risks.
Such individuals are early risers who benefit from going to the gym and running errands early in the day, often before the sun is even up.
Sign #4 – Kan (March 3rd to March 22nd)
The key characteristic associated with Kan is peacefulness. Those who fall under this sign are professionals at instilling unity and tranquility within groups – be it with their colleagues or with friends and loved ones.
At the same time, those who fall under Kan are not ones to be taken advantage of. To the contrary, they will stand up for themselves and what they believe is right.
Sign #5 – Manik (March 23rd to April 11th)
Those who fall under the Manik sign tend to be confusing to those around them. This is because they have less defined personality traits and are more inclined to be secretive. They very rarely tell or show others how they truly feel, which keeps acquaintances guessing.
Sign #6 – Imix (April 12th to May 1st)
The sign of Imix represents the sun and earth. Consequently, it signifies that those who fall under this sign enjoy the great outdoors – particularly when the weather is clear and the sun and moon are visible.
Those who fall under the sign of Imix also tend to be dog lovers with a strong affinity for the playful, loyal and curious nature of pups.
Sign #7 – Muluc (May 2nd to May 21st)
Those who fall under this sign tend to be empowered during intense thunderstorms due to Muluc correlation to water (rain) and fire (lightning).
Other characteristics of Muluc include a strong distaste for liars. Those who fall under the sign of Muluc tend to be quite bold in calling out dishonesty when they see it.
Sign #8 – Lamat (May 22nd to June 10th)
People born under this sign are incredibly lucky and wise. When placed on a team, these individuals tend to be the link that brings it all together and propels the union to victory.
As a result of these characteristics, people tend to look to those born under the Pax symbol for guidance and advice in life.
Sign #9 – Akbal (June 11th to June 30th)
Those born under the sign of Akbaltend to search for deeper meaning in everything. They’re not satisfied with just having a basic understanding of the world as some are; they strive to know the ins and outs of every situation, concept and person.
Sign #10 – Cimi (July 1st to July 20th)
Those who fall under this sign don’t expect life to be easy. To the contrary, they are prepared to work hard for everything they want in life. This attitude grants them the ability to press onwards through months and even years of labor until they reach a goal.
Sign #11 – Cib (July 21st to July 25th)
While the other signs in the Mayan Calendar last for 20 days, That’s because, during these five days, Mayans noticed something supernatural and odd about the universe.
Because of this, the characteristics ascribed to the sign of Wayeb include deep spirituality and a connection to the supernatural world. Individuals born under this sign tend to be very interested in the concepts of heaven and reincarnation.
Sign #12 – Chuen (July 26th to August 14th)
No, those who fall under this sign don’t all possess fatherly characteristics; remember, the Mayans used a different language than modern humans.
Rather, those who fall under this sign tend to be masters at ‘soft’ leadership. They understand how to propel a group forwards but at the same time, they connect with individuals on their team and acknowledge their unique sensitivities and needs.
As such, they tend to be seen as incredibly friendly.
Sign #13 – Ben (August 15th to September 3rd)
As with a couple of the other signs in Mayan Astrology, those who fall under Ben tend to perform best between night and early morning.
They are also brilliant leaders who enjoy adventure and discovering new places. They tend to enjoy these activities most on their own or with a pet dog.
Sign #14 – Eb (September 4th to September 23rd)
People born under Eb have a very powerful connection to nature. They tend to possess the qualities of deer – graceful yet sensitive and sometimes vulnerable.
When confronted with drama or issues, people born under Eb tend to have the ‘flight’ response, only to return and work their way through the conflict when they feel safe and calm about it.
Sign #15 – Men (September 24th to October 13th)
Those who fall under the sign of Men an affinity for navigating their way through nature. They are the explorers, navigators and hunters of the world.
It is very difficult to fool people who fall under this sign because of how in tune they are with environments and energy.
Sign #16 – Oc (October 14th to November 2nd)
Those who fall under this sign are very connected to the earth and sky. As a result, they are incredibly fascinated by planets, constellations and spirituality.
At the same time, these individuals are very practical. Even when they are emotionally involved in a situation, they are able to put their feelings aside and think analytically about the situation.
Sign #17 – Caban (November 3rd to November 22nd)
People who fall under this sign tend to be very optimistic about the existence of an afterlife. While many people fear the deaths of themselves and their loved ones, those who fall under the sign of Caban tend to see the end of life as merely the ending of a chapter and the beginning of another.
In Mayan culture, dogs are seen as guides into the afterlife. As such, individuals who fall under Caban tend to be dog lovers.
Sign #18 – Ik (November 23rd to December 31st)
Those who fall under this final sign are deeply connected to the Mayan Sun God named Ah Kin. This God is known for protection against disease and negative energy. Likewise, those who fall under the sign of Ik are extremely helpful and natural leaders.
When those around them are having a bad day, they are experts at bestowing positive energy upon those people.
Despite their typical happy-go-lucky nature, they are also prone to worry.