We are raising funds for our August 2017 project in Rio Camanibal, Guatemala where we will be donating two large library bookcases, 500 Spanish language books, 25 tablets, a RACHEL server and a PC to an elementary school there.

In nearby Chichicastenango, Guatemala, there is a vendor that sells these beautiful jade necklaces that feature one of the 20 signs of the Mayan calendar.  The sign is etched by machine for a clear and precise image that will stand the test of time.  The pendant is slightly larger than 1″ diameter and comes on a synthetic cord that is adjustable to fit all sizes, and will come packaged in a pouch made of traditional Guatemalan textiles.

Enter a birth date using a Mayan sign calculator such as this one to determine which sign to buy and then come back here to purchase one in support of our service project!  Yours for a $30 donation!  Simply go to the Donations page and enter a free-form donation ($30 times quantity wanted) and specify in the payment comments your delivery address and which sign(s) you want.

When we travel to Guatemala in August we will pick up all orders placed by June 15th and then deliver them within two days of our return home.  If your order requires shipping, we will ship to anywhere in the United States at no additional cost.

NOTE:  I believe that all 20 signs are available in round, oval or rectangular pieces of jade and that there is a choice of black or brown cord.  If you have a preference, please state it and we will try to oblige.  (See examples below the chart at the bottom of this page.)

Here is a list of all months of the Mayan calendar, including their K’iche Mayan names, signs, meanings, and typical occupations suitable for someone with that sign.  You can click on the small image to see a larger version!  NOTE:  Some sites will reference the signs with various spellings due to linguistic differences between the  Mayan languages.  The ones shown below are K’iche, based on the language in Chichicastenango and the artisan that makes them.

K’iche English Animal Color Directional Meaning Occupations
Imox Crocodile / Water lily Crocodile

Red East Primal earth mother describes the basic nature of Crocodile. They are dedicated to whatever they feel to be home and family. Their instincts are often stronger than their intellect. They are great providers and keepers of the nest, but they can be possessive, jealous and quick to anger in close relationships. They are in touch with the basic forces of nature. Teachers, writers, artists, politicians, psychologists, musicians, weavers, midwives, and poets.
Iq’ Wind Hummingbird White North Like the wind, this day sign is very changeable and often fickle. They are good at adapting to new situations. They are very good at mental pursuits. Wind people may also be prone to verbal outbursts. They are best in relationships where they can be in flexible situations, free to be in the moment. They make good writers and teachers. Inventors, civil office, spiritualists, artists, and writers
Aq’ab’al Night Bat

Black West Night people are creative and intuitive, but a bit reclusive. They are often healers and artists. They are patient and have a lot of endurance. The Night person can be good at business and completing goals but need to be careful of getting lost in illusion, fantasy or addictions. They make good mates and are flexible in relationships. Doctors, psychotherapists, artists, warriors, mathematicians, road guide or marriage spokesperson.
Kat Net Spider

Yellow South Sensuality and prosperity are two traits of this day sign ruled by the South. They are natural net workers and have strong leadership qualities because of their distinctive personalities. They are collectors of things and ideas and are good problem solvers and negotiators.  They can make and spend money easily. They need to refrain from getting in debt. Artists, gardeners, merchants, collectors, and distributors
Kan Serpent Snake Red East Like the undulating snake, this day sign is flowing, charismatic and often take to performance. They are also very sexual and intuitive. They can be dynamic leaders, healers and psychics. They have great stamina and creativity. They can be tempted to misuse their power if they become out of balance. If they are under pressure, they may exhibit an explosive temper. They need calm and nurturing in a relationship to bring out their best. State officials, lawyers, arbitrators, healers, doctors, nurses, and midwives.
Kame Death Owl

White North This day sign can create great prosperity and community. They have a natural attraction for abundance and material possessions. They do not like to be leaders, but will be the power behind the throne to serve their community and family. This is the day sign of happy relationships and marriage. They have a secretive side and often can be found working in security occupations. Counselors, doctors, psychologists, philosophers, historians, and marriage spokesperson.
Kej’ Deer Deer

Black West The Deer person likes to wander the world experiencing its many beauties. They may have a hard time with relationships as they like their freedom. They still have remnants of the hunter within their psyche. They do feel loyalty to their community. They have a strong creative side that can be expressed through the arts. They are also very sexual and intuitive. Administrators, public servants, merchants, psychologists, sociologists, scientists, consultants, and spiritual guides.
Q’anil Star Rabbit

Yellow South This day sign is good at making money and dealing with material possessions. They like to debate and also haggle over the price of merchandise. In relationships there will usually be a lot of discussion and a tendency to overindulge. This day sign likes puzzles and all sorts of mental challenges. Counselors, administrators, agriculturalists, philosophers, doctors, mathematicians, musicians, writers, traders, mid-wives, spiritual leaders, defenders of the peace.
Toj’ Water / Offering Shark

Red East The element if fire from the East is very apparent in the fiery temper and emotions that are part of the makeup of this day sign. In relationships, it is important that partners be willing to rein them in when they get fixated on emotional issues.   Loyal to family, community and nation.  These people are risk takers, often having an all or nothing mindset that may need outside perspective. When they are focused they can produce great achievements in any area of life. Warriors, priests, farmers, and midwives.
T’zi Dog Dog

White North As you can imagine, loyalty to family and community is a great focus for this day sign ruled by the North. Dog people also need freedom to patrol their territory or community. They are a very sexual day sign and need understanding from a mate. They will work tirelessly for the ones they love and are good at manifesting prosperity. They have a strong connection to their father figure and will take on the role of father or leader if necessary. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, secretaries, discoverers, researchers, and judges.
B’atz Monkey Monkey

Black West The creative energy of the sub conscious can be seen in the artistic, creative nature of Monkey. The monkey always likes to be the center of attention, so their mate should feel comfortable being in the background while the Monkey works the audience. These people are very quick witted and lively. Yet they may lack the focus and consistency necessary for a serious relationship. If the Monkey disposition works for you, you will never be bored. Merchants, artists, singers, dancers, weavers, agriculturalists, and priests.
E Road / Tooth Mountain Lion Yellow South Being the opposite of Monkey, this day sign is very humble, easy going and serious. They will work tirelessly for the ones they love. They can be very successful in business and family life, due to their connection to the South. Road people will sacrifice a lot for the sake of relationship, but if they feel unappreciated, they will become resentful and angry. They have strong psychic and healing abilities and have a powerful tie to fertility and the environment. Merchants, explorers, hunters, midwives, and researchers.
Aj’ Corn/Reed Armadillo

Red East Known for their ability as an arbitrator and intermediary and take a shine to politics and other areas of leadership. Reed can help people with opposing viewpoints see the whole situation more clearly. They are great storehouses of knowledge and are often sought out for their expertise in many fields. They can display the fiery temper associated with day signs ruled by the East. They are often known to be inflexible, so they may be difficult in relationships. If their mate helps them bend their perspectives, then they can create harmonious family situations. Farmers, writers, healers, painters, poets, teachers, researchers, investigators, administrators, and public officials.
Ix’ Jaguar Jaguar

White North Like Transformer, the Jaguar likes to flow behind the scenes. They do not like the public eye, but are great at manifesting abundance and prosperity. They have a knack for healing and intuition and are also brave and proud. Don’t try to drag the Jaguar out on the dance floor, but they may surprise you with a slow dance in private. Very intelligent. Warriors, animal trainers, hunters, strategists, philosophers, mathematicians, and doctors.
Tzi’kin Eagle Eagle

Black West Endowed with the gift of foresight, the Eagle is good at seeing the big picture. They are also very detail oriented. The Eagles born have no problem asking for what they want. They love to travel the world and need freedom in their relationships. They do not like competition or confrontation. They are perfectionists that have a lot to offer, but need the liberty to soar to the heights of their imagination. Poets, sculptors, painters, scientists, diplomats, collectors, merchants, and intermediaries.
Ajmaq Sinner / Human Being Vulture / Bee

Yellow South Cleansing, purification and regeneration are the main themes for Ajmaq. These people take life seriously and are often very practical and good with money. They are concerned with releasing what is no longer useful and reusing it in some way. Being ruled by the energy of the South, they are recyclers and very concerned with cleansing the environment.  Good event coordinators, with a good sense of humor, respect for tradition and a great memory. Politicians, administrators, explorers, mathematicians, merchants, priests, pastors, judges, and doctors.
Noj’ Earth Woodpecker

Red East Active minds and emotions are the central theme of this day sign ruled by the fire energy of the East. Connected to the Earth, they are wise, intelligent people with curative powers. Conservative with resources and efficient, they are sure of themselves and community service oriented. A positive influence on others. Idealistic about justice. Creative and innovative thinker. Artists, doctors, agriculturalists, spiritual leaders, and judges.


Tijax Knife/Flint Fish

White North Knowledge and truth are very important for a Flint person. This is because they are ruled by the mental energy of the North. They are excellent communicators and writers. They will fight for what they feel is right, even if it means sacrificing part of them in the process. They can be a bit vain, so even if they seem to be very practical, don’t complain about that new pair of shoes.  They are careful and nurturing; sometimes they sacrifice and suffer to right the wrongs in the world. Great collaborators, problem solvers, often called to help with reconciliation between people. A gift for healing. They fall ill easily, but recover quickly. Good at sports. Natural healer, doctor, priests, analysts, strategists, administrators, warriors, professional athletes, politicians, and midwives.


Kawoq Storm Turtle

Black West Unlike their name, the Storm person is very sweet, loving, docile, creative and spiritual.  They are connected to the weather: they can feel it in their bodies. Marriage and relationship are of key importance to these people and they will worship you at their shrine of love and devotion. They make great friends and will do all that they can to help you in a crisis. They are good at making money and like to spend it on their home and family. Midwife, day keeper, farmers, weather forecasters, fisherman, and weavers.




Ajpu Sun / Lord Snail / Conch

Yellow South Mayan kings were often born into the Sun day sign. They embody the traits of the creative artisan, hunter and ruler. Strong both physically and spiritually.   Courageous, honest, and wise, these people are community leaders who sacrifice themselves for the good of the whole. Visionaries. Great walkers, athletic, talented craftsmen, and creative artists. Talented hunters and agriculturists. Day keeper, diviners, leaders, musicians, artists, dancers, singers, writers, professional athletes, politicians, merchants, and hunters.