The Mayan zodiac symbols are another way to determine your personality through astrological signs. The symbols are based on the ancient Haab calendar which has been determined to be over 5,000 years old.
Many people have never heard of the Mayan zodiac, but with heightened interest in the year 2012, this information is increasingly being sought after.
The Haab calendar is an annual calendar of approximately 365 days that is divided into 19 months or signs. Your zodiac symbol is based on the day of your birth, similar to traditional astrology. Date ranges for each sign are listed below.
Ch’en: January 2 to January 21
Yax: January 22 to February 10
Bag: February 11 to March 2
Keh: from March 3 to 22
Mak: from March 23 to April 11
K’ank’in: April 12 to May 1
Muwan: May 2 to May 21
Pax: May 22 to June 10
Kayab: June 11 to June 30
Kumk’u: July 1 to July 20
Wayeb: July 21 to July 25
Pop: July 26 to August 14
Wo: August 15 to September 3
Yep: September 4 to September 23
Sotz: from September 24 to October 13
Dry: October 14 to November 2
Xul: November 3 to November 22
Yaxk’in: November 23 to December 12
Mol: December 13 to January 1
Discovering the meanings and interpretations of the Mayan zodiac symbols has been one of the greatest quests of modern astrologers. Historians have accurately deciphered the hieroglyphs on the scrolls depicting the Haab calendar to arrive at some basic interpretations.
For example, the jaguar, which played an important role in Mayan culture and society, appears as a totem animal for three of the signs. So is the dog, which was considered a guide to the other world for those who pass from this one.
Other symbolism that plays a great effect in the signs of Mayan astrology are the elements, the four cardinal points, numerology and the seasons of the year for agriculture.