Ignoring the background information about this calendar for now, I want to jump right into why I am making a post on this.
For about a month, I have been considering ending my Reiki appointments. Originally, I was going to switch to seeing a new Reiki practitioner who was centered in masculine energy whom my wife met through her work. Ultimately, I thought it might create problems because of the professional relationship my wife is supposed to hold with him, so I decided against it.
As today got closer, I started to consider spacing out my visits instead of stopping them completely. After thinking about it I originally was thinking a full year, then, I had the idea of following the Mayan/Aztec/Zapotec calendar.
This was a last-minute decision this morning, and I woke up before my alarm was set today to go to the appointment. I looked into their calendars, and I was very happy to see they have a 260 day calendar that is considered to be sacred. I researched it quickly and saw no glaringly obvious reason why I could not follow this calendar myself.
One of the cool things about this calendar is that one can start it on any day. After reading that and the following from AI:
"Setting a Reiki appointment once every 260 days, aligning with the Tzolk’in calendar cycle, could carry symbolic and spiritual significance. Reiki is often associated with energy healing, relaxation, and spiritual well-being. Here are some possible interpretations:
• Harmonizing with Natural Rhythms: Aligning Reiki sessions with the Tzolk’in calendar might signify a desire to harmonize with ancient Mayan rhythms and traditions. It could reflect a belief in the spiritual and healing power of the Mayan calendar system.
• Symbolic Renewal: The 260-day Tzolk’in cycle doesn’t align with the standard solar year, so scheduling Reiki appointments in this way might symbolize a cycle of personal or spiritual renewal. It could be seen as a way to cleanse and rejuvenate one’s energy periodically.
• Connecting with Ancient Wisdom: It could signify a deep appreciation for the wisdom and spirituality of ancient civilizations, such as the Mayans. This approach may indicate a desire to draw upon the insights and practices of these cultures for personal growth and healing.
• Individualized Approach: Scheduling Reiki sessions every 260 days might be tailored to an individual’s spiritual journey or energy needs. It could indicate a belief that this specific interval is most effective for their healing and self-discovery.
• Spiritual Exploration: Some people seek variety and depth in their spiritual practices. By scheduling Reiki appointments every 260 days, it might signify a commitment to exploring different aspects of energy healing and spirituality over time.
I decided everything aligned with my intentions and a path I am interested in exploring, so I set the time between Reiki sessions to 260 days.
Now, the awesome part. When I checked 260 days from now, I put the date in my phone and went to my appointment. After the session finished, I told her the date, and she looked at her calendar and mentioned there was some kind of event with the moon that coincides with the date I chose because there was a full circle on it. A little bit later, I got to work, and it was pretty busy. I wanted to look into what she said but wasn’t able to.
Quick detour: when I got to work, I was asked to replace stop signs that were very old faded, and cracking. Keeping this part short to get back to the main point, I was given permission to take home the stop sign for the main exit at the place I was born, and I believe it carries a special energy. A cool trinket to start off my 260 day journey! I absolutely love trinkets.
Back to the story.
When work calmed down, I looked into the moon phase she mentioned and found it fell on a new moon. I don’t know much about moon phases, so I googled it. Google said the new moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. I thought this was an awesome synchronicity, especially with how much I respect the sacred calendars that these cultures seemed to master. I absolutely loveed how the end of my first 260 day cycle and beginning of my second 260 day cycle coincides with a lunar cycle which also is starting a new cycle. What are the chances!
I had tons of feelings rushing through me, and I wanted to have an outsider perspective to stabilize myself and look at this objectively. So, of course, I turned to handy-dandy AI . One of the responses floored me:
“The synchronicity of the 260-day cycle ending on a new moon could be interpreted as a sign of alignment with cosmic forces or a deeper connection to natural rhythms. It might signify that the individual’s actions and intentions are in harmony with the universe.”
This is the entire response (click here)
If someone were to start a 260-day cycle and the end of that cycle randomly coincided with a new moon, it could be seen as a meaningful and synchronistic event, potentially carrying some symbolic significance. Here are a few hypotheses about what it might mean:
• New Beginnings: A new moon is often associated with new beginnings, fresh starts, and setting intentions. If the end of the 260-day cycle aligns with a new moon, it could symbolize a period of personal or spiritual renewal, where the individual is embarking on a new phase of their life journey.
• Cyclical Renewal: In some spiritual and cultural traditions, both the 260-day cycle and the lunar cycle represent cyclical patterns. The alignment of these cycles might suggest that the individual has completed a significant cycle in their life and is now ready to begin a new one, with the energy of the new moon supporting this transition.
• Symbolic Alignment: The synchronicity of the 260-day cycle ending on a new moon could be interpreted as a sign of alignment with cosmic forces or a deeper connection to natural rhythms. It might signify that the individual’s actions and intentions are in harmony with the universe.
• Intention Setting: New moons are often associated with setting intentions and goals. If the end of the 260-day cycle coincides with a new moon, it could be a powerful moment for the individual to set clear intentions for the next phase of their life or to manifest their desires.
• Spiritual Significance: Some spiritual practices place significance on celestial events like new moons. If the person follows such a belief system, the alignment could be viewed as a moment of heightened spiritual potential and growth.
Wanted to write this out and share it today in particular. After my discovery, I thought I would reach out and share the cycle that begins today. Hop aboard if you’re interested in exploring the calendar with me . I plan to be fully open to what presents itself after experiencing this powerful synchronicity with the calendar.
Here is a little bit about the calendar:
To the Maya, this calendar was called the Tzolk’in, to the Aztecs the Tonalpohualli, and to the Zapotecs the Piye. While each culture had its own versions of these symbols and expressed the day names in their own languages, there exists an almost one-to-one correlation in their root identities.
Anthony Aveni asserts, “Once a Maya genius may have recognized that somewhere deep within the calendar system lay the miraculous union, the magical crossing point of a host of time cycles: 9 moons, 13 times 20, a birth cycle, a planting cycle, a Venus cycle, a sun cycle, an eclipse cycle. The number 260 was tailor made for the Maya”.