The Burner Days

The “Burner Days” could also be called “buffering days” inasmuch as the contained energies are then released (resentment, remorse, injustice, social discontent…). According to the way they are dealt with by individuals or societies, these should be regarded as purification days, karmic purge, crisis outbreak and brutal energy release or stress pacifier. Everything will depend on the manner the valve is opened, whether intentionally or with tact or brutality under the pressure of the energies.


The sources I have used to elaborate this page are the following:

  1. -The book How to practice Mayan Astrologyby Bruce Scofield and Barry C. Orr

- The Tzolkin Explorer website which summarizes the content of this book.



How to Determinate the Burner Days

The Burner Days represent a 65 day cycle or 5 trecenas within the TZOLK’IN. Consequently, we have 4 Burner Days (4 x 65 = 260 days), one for each direction (East, North, West and South).


Everything that has a birthday, eras as well as individuals, has Burner Days.


Global Burner Days (belonging to the Mayan world which was born on a day 4-AHAU) and individual Burner Days are to be defined this way:


- All the Burner Days have the same number as the one of the birth day.


- The number/birth glyph couple is the direction of the birth glyph Burner Day (for instance, South for AHAU).


For the other three Burner Days, they have a span of 65 days (or 5 trecenas), and there are several ways for determining them:


- On a wheel shaped TZOLK’IN, taking the glyph diametrically opposed to the birthday glyph as well as the two which are on the perpendicular diameter.

- On a column TZOLK’IN (unials), you have to pick every 5th glyph starting on you birthday glyph.

- On the “calendar” page of the Tzolkin Explorer website, the Burner Days are identified by a blue flame pictogram.

- You can also consult the chart below. Find the line in which figures you birthday glyph, then you will have the 4 Burner Days.

EAST


IMIX 


CABAN


BEN


MULUC


CHICCHAN

NORTH


CIMI


IK


ETZNAB


IX


OC

WEST


CHUEN


MANIK


AKBAL


CAUAC


MEN

NOTES




The Year Bearers of the HAAB






The Burner Days of the mayan Fourth World (associated number 4)

Interestingly the glyphs are associated 4 by 4 and we shall note that the year Bearers of the HAAB all belong on the same line. This is due to the circular nature of the TZOLK’IN as well as to the structure of the HAAB, especially on the days of the WAYEB.



The affected Energies

Given the fact it exists one Burner Day for each direction, it is logical to think that each Burner Day affects the energies which are related to its direction, i.e.:

SUD


CIB


EB


LAMAT


KAN


AHAU

ENERGY


Future


Feminine


Past


Masculine

ELEMENT


Fire


Air


Earth


Water



The Global Burner Days

The global Burner Days belong to the Mayan tradition. Aligned on the Long Count calendar dates which started – we could say “was born” – on a 4-AHAU, these global Burner Days are:   4-AHAU, 4-MEN, 4-OC and 4-CHICCHAN.

The Ancient Mayas celebrated these four Burner Days through mass rituals in the course of which they would have huge fires and the Mayans would walk on embers (hence the term “Burner Days”).


These rituals were the opportunity for easing the tensions and assure cohesion in the community. They were proclaimed 20 days ahead (i.e., the precise day of the previous Burner Day glyph) for everyone to get prepared.


These celebrations still take place in some Mayan communities.


The following chart gives the list of the global Burner Days until the long count ends, I mean December 21, 2012:



The Individual Burner Days

Everyone has their own Burner Days. Being aware of the fact allows us to get ready for these particular days and to avoid an excess of pressure.

The way to deliberately release this pressure varies according to the person; it can be through a gymnastic session, a trekking, a solitary retreat, a visit to a place dear to the person, a holiday…


It is important to note that the Burner Day is more the indication of a period than a precise and imperative calendar date. Should you feel the pressure is rising, there is no need to wait for the Burner Day, you might just as well release it a few days before. You can also spread the pressure valve opening process starting a few days before and after the Burner Day.




translation by Nelly Lewin

DATE   


August 29, 2010


November 2, 2010



January 6, 2011


March 12, 2011


May 16, 2011


July 20, 2011


September 23, 2011


November 27, 2011



January 31, 2012


April 5, 2012


June 9, 2012


August 13, 2012


Octobre 17, 2012


December 21, 2012

BURNER DAY


4-MEN


4-AHAU



4-CHICCHAN


4-OC


4-MEN


4-AHAU


4-CHICCHAN


4-OC



4-MEN


4-AHAU


4-CHICCHAN


4-OC


4-MEN


4-AHAU

ENERGIE


Past


Masculine



Future


Feminine


Past


Masculine


Future


Feminine



Past


Masculine


Future


Feminine


Past


Masculine

REMARQUES




End of the Sixth Night of the Eighth wave




Close to the Calleman’s Ninth Wave Beginning





Fall Equinox


One month after the End of the Calleman’s Ninth Wave












Archeological End of the Long Count Calendar

DIRECTION


EAST


NORTH


WEST


SOUTH