from Chapter 7
Putting it Together
THE HIERARCHY OF THE DAYS
The day counts--the day-signs, a pulse of 20 days; the trecena, a pulse of 13 days; and the Night Lords, a pulse of 9 days--represent complex biorhythms that run from birth onward. The year, a pulse of 365 days and one that measures day-length, establishes a longer rhythm.
The focal point of our Mayan horoscope chart is a three-tiered pyramid viewed from above. Each of the four sides of the pyramid face one of the four directions. In keeping with Mayan and Mesoamerican custom, east is at the top of the page, north to the left, west to the bottom, and south...