What does my Mayan birthday mean?


It’s the day you were born within the Tzolkin calendar, the 260-day Mayan sacred cycle. Because it represents a 260-day cycle, not 365 like our earth year, our Mayan birthday comes around more frequently – about every nine months. Therefore, our annual Gregorian birthday is not synchronized with our Mayan one.

Everyone is born into a specific archetypal ‘tribe’ – one of 20 – and in a particular ‘tone’ which symbolizes a number count between one and 13. The tribes are always a color oriented to one direction of the medicine wheel in Mayan tradition. I was born on a Blue Storm tribe day, in the tone called Overtone – indicating the fifth day in a count of 13. I am called, by my Mayan birth energy, a Blue Overtone Storm.