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‘The Aztec Book of Destiny’
‘The Aztec Book of Destiny’
by Rick Holmer (2005)
Mexicolore’s set of 20 Aztec Daysign Destiny Trump cards

Daysign Destinies!

Mexicolore’s unique set of 20 Aztec Calendar Daysign Destiny cards (designed in the style of ‘Trump Cards’), currently being trialled in schools in England, is based on information collated from several different sources, giving you a basic yet informative idea of the multiple influences behind these ancient signs. To find your particular birthday sign, follow the link at the bottom of the page, which uses the same correlation method as us. Have fun! (If you want more details on the sources we’ve used, contact Mexicolore...) (Written/compiled by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore)

Aztec Daysign no. 1: Alligator
Aztec Daysign no. 1: Alligator

1. ALLIGATOR

Quality: Quick response
A day... for reflecting on our origins
Daysign Deity: Creator God Tonacatecuhtli
Body Association: Liver
Direction: East
Influence: Good
Special: The earth’s surface.

Aztec Daysign no. 2: Wind
Aztec Daysign no. 2: Wind

2. WIND

Quality: Strength
A day... for new fires and creativity
Daysign Deity: Life God Quetzalcóatl
Body Association: Breath
Direction: North
Influence: Bad
Special: Sweeps the way for the rains.

Aztec Daysign no. 3: House
Aztec Daysign no. 3: House

3. HOUSE

Quality: Love of home
A day... to start buildings and begin projects
Daysign Deity: Mountain God Tepeyollotl
Body Association: Brain
Direction: West
Influence: Middling
Special: Year-bearer.

Aztec Daysign no. 4: Lizard
Aztec Daysign no. 4: Lizard

4. LIZARD

Quality: Endurance
A day... for music, feasting, fun and pleasure
Daysign Deity: Pleasure God Huehuecoyotl
Body Association: Privates (F)
Direction: South
Influence: Good
Special: Power of the sun on earth.

Aztec Daysign no. 5: Snake
Aztec Daysign no. 5: Snake

5. SNAKE

Quality: Meditation
A day... for seeking truth and wisdom
Daysign Deity: Water Goddess Chalchiuhtlicue
Body Association: Privates (M)
Direction: East
Influence: Good
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 6: Death
Aztec Daysign no. 6: Death

6. DEATH

Quality: Life force, vitality
A day... for fasting and seeking forgiveness
Daysign Deity: Moon God Tecuciztecatl and Moon Goddess Coyolxauhqui
Body Association: Head
Direction: North
Influence: Bad
Special: The realm of the moon and night

Aztec Daysign no. 7: Deer
Aztec Daysign no. 7: Deer

7. DEER

Quality: Alertness
A day... for swift justice and military attack
Daysign Deity: Rain God Tlaloc
Body Association: Right foot
Direction: West
Influence: Middling
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 8: Rabbit
Aztec Daysign no. 8: Rabbit

8. RABBIT

Quality: Speed
A day... for planning alternative outcomes
Daysign Deity: Maguey Goddess Mayahuel
Body Association: Left ear
Direction: South
Influence: Good
Special: Year-bearer.

Aztec Daysign no. 9: Water
Aztec Daysign no. 9: Water

9. WATER

Quality: Cleanliness
A day... for irrigation
Daysign Deity: Fire God Xiuhtecuhtli
Body Association: Body fluids
Direction: East
Influence: Good
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 10: Dog
Aztec Daysign no. 10: Dog

10. DOG

Quality: Loyalty
A day... for loyalty
Daysign Deity: Death God Mictlantecuhtli
Body Association: Heart
Direction: North
Influence: Bad
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 11: Monkey
Aztec Daysign no. 11: Monkey

11. MONKEY

Quality: Agility
A day... for ambition and business
Daysign Deity: Flower God Xochipilli
Body Association: Left hand
Direction: West
Influence: Middling
Special: The power of magic and tricks.

Aztec Daysign no. 12: Grass
Aztec Daysign no. 12: Grass

12. GRASS

Quality: Healing (herbs)
A day... for re-birth
Daysign Deity: Medicine God Patecatl
Body Association: Spinal cord
Direction: South
Influence: Good
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 13: Reed
Aztec Daysign no. 13: Reed

13. REED

Quality: Music
A day... for firm justice and punishment
Daysign Deity: Justice God Iztlacoliuhqui
Body Association: Bones
Direction: East
Influence: Good
Special: Year-bearer.

Aztec Daysign no. 14: Jaguar
Aztec Daysign no. 14: Jaguar

14. JAGUAR

Quality: Grace
A day... for perseverance and completion
Daysign Deity: Confession Goddess Tlazolteotl
Body Association: Left foot
Direction: North
Influence: Bad
Special: Mediator between worlds.

Aztec Daysign no. 15: Eagle
Aztec Daysign no. 15: Eagle

15. EAGLE

Quality: Great spirit
A day... for renewal and re-birth
Daysign Deity: Spring God Xipe Totec
Body Association: Right hand
Direction: West
Influence: Middling
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 16: Vulture
Aztec Daysign no. 16: Vulture

16. VULTURE

Quality: Hope
A day... of darkness and reflection
Daysign Deity: Temptation Goddess Itzpapalotl
Body Association: Right ear
Direction: South
Influence: Good
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 17: Movement
Aztec Daysign no. 17: Movement

17. MOVEMENT

Quality: Sensitivity
A day... for business and sports
Daysign Deity: God of twins Xolotl
Body Association: Tongue
Direction: East
Influence: Good
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 18: Flint
Aztec Daysign no. 18: Flint

18. FLINT

Quality: Renewal
A day... for sacrifice, justice, warfare; breaking old ties, habits
Daysign Deity: God of fate Tezcatlipoca
Body Association: Teeth
Direction: North
Influence: Bad
Special: Year-bearer.

Aztec Daysign no. 19: Rain
Aztec Daysign no. 19: Rain

19. RAIN

Quality: Fertility
A day... of agricultural fertility
Daysign Deity: Sun God Tonatiuh
Body Association: Eyes and tears
Direction: West
Influence: Middling
Special: ---

Aztec Daysign no. 20: Flower
Aztec Daysign no. 20: Flower

20. FLOWER

Quality: Contentment
A day... for feasting and fun
Daysign Deity: Beauty Goddess Xochiquetzal
Body Association: Voice and lungs
Direction: South
Influence: Good
Special: ---

NB Day Sign Illustrations made specially for Mexicolore by Felipe Dávalos. These are copyright © and not to be reproduced without our permission.

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Mexicolore replies: Of course you’re right: what we give here is a highly simplistic, even ‘fun’, overview of the signs and some of their qualities. The truth is that the sacred/ritual ‘almanac’ or calendar was immensely complicated, with sometimes contradictory elements at work. As you say, the cycle of 20 signs meshed with a cycle of 13 numbers, giving combinations that could be interpreted as lucky, unlucky or in-between. 2-Rabbit, for example, was notoriously unfortunate as a day. The 20 signs were grouped in 4 sets of 5, each set linked to North, South, East or West; signs were influenced by particular deities, and affected by sacred trees, birds and colours. Days were divided into (13) day- and (9) night-hours, each with its own deity having a part to play, 13-day ‘weeks’ (‘trecenas’ in Spanish) were ruled by particular deities. Then the number and sign of the year itself was a further influencing factor... No wonder working out your ‘horoscope’ was a specialist job!