Significance of the Kab’awil: This glyph symbolizes the tip of a flint knife, seen from the front, and the pyramid as seen by the nawal energies from the sky.

Meaning: Tijax means separation, the cut, the knife, the pyramid, the healing, and the harmonizing of any of the four bodies (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual), and spiritual liberation in the physical body. It represents genitalia and miracles. Tijax is the nawal of doctors’ intelligence. It is the energy of synchronicity, orientation, and navigation. It is a rational, liberal strength that causes controversy. Tijax must overcome extremism, intolerance, pride, and egoism. Revelations come in the form if fleeting images. This is the best day of purifying the balance of our actions, whether positive or negative, making us atone and showing us a physical, mental, and/or spiritual map. On Tijax, one should ask Ajaw, the Great Father, for wisdom regarding minerals and crystals.
Tijax is the power of thunder and lightening. Its nawal is lightening, and this is what gives the stone named chay, or obsidian, it’s strength of form. Black and transparent, it is sharp but fragile, hard to polish, and difficult to manipulate. Once finished, however, it is highly prized for its integrity. Great diviners can see inside quartz and chay. It is the fundamental stone for diviners and warriors.
Tijax represents the cave or house where Chay, the sacrificed knife, lives in Xib’alb’ay, the underworld, and the place of punishment or flint stones. It means the obsidian knife, the double-edged knife, the strength and power if the warrior.
Symbolized by the double-edged knife, it is the image of both sides of the coin that converge at the tip where it is no longer clear where one ends and the other begins. In other words, positive in the negative and negative in the positive. However, the image itself is clear in telling is that Tijax is good when positive and extreme when negative. It had the power to cut through mysteries. It opens the way to another dimension. It also means pain, hurt, and sadness. It is the arrow or lance and brings danger.
Tijax is the power of directed thought and the strength of intelligence, the inner force of the planet, magma, the power of the volcano, the touchstone of sacred fire. It represents telluric power and its expression, whether in the form of tremors or earthquakes, and the energy of change or collapse. In other words, it is a good shaking-the strength or action we need in life to understand our true path.

Characteristics: People born on this day have the conception sign Tz’i’ and their destiny sign is Kame.
Tijax are guardians of justice and healers of incurable illnesses. It is Tijax who make offerings in serious health situations. They are frail. They suffer from illness, accidents, arguments, or gossip and have to atone or make an offering so as not to be penalized. They make very good Aq’omanela (Mayan healers) and doctors, they are extraordinary surgeons. They possess great power with their hands.
They are brave, tireless, intelligent, and very good with good people. They have excellent ideas and great talent. They are rational, on one hand, and intuitive, on the other. They are imaginative dreamers and make good students.
They can be extreme; they are easily offends and can end a long relationship in the blink of an eye, although for the most part they are sensible and just. They are categorical. It is hard for them to manage love relationships because they would rather not formalize them. When they do take this step, they generally look for someone submissive because their personality is so dominant.
They can attain power and fame and amass great wealth. They enjoy luxuries and the high life. They desire everything in the world but are happy to share it. They are very kindhearted. Although traditionalists, they are open to new proposals, particularly in the area of mysticism. Their lives are filled with enriching experiences.
Social humanists, they value the things of the mind. They take on responsibilities at a young age. They are leaders and intermediaries in any situation and good at public relations, although they can be vindictive if they feel wronged.

Positive Aspects: Tijax are optimistic when faced with life’s difficulties, and they re excellent collaborators. They understand love and make friends. They may be Ajq’ijab’ (Mayan priests), spiritual guides, K’exelon (midwives). They possess good body signs and interpret signs in sacred ceremonies and dreams. They are clairvoyant, intuitive, honest, spiritual, and regimented. They take on other people’s problems as their own. They don’t like to be violent and don’t get carried away by passion.

Negative Aspects: Tijax can be angry and irascible. They sometimes choose the wrong friends and have trouble controlling their temper and vindictive tendencies. They are prone to being slanders, losing good jobs, and taking lovers. They steal or are stolen from. They don’t have much family. They are proud, sensitive, and frail.

Energy: This is the day to ask for health, to cure difficult illnesses, and to eliminate grudges and the negative energy that surrounds us. It is a good day to end negative relationships or partnerships. It is also a the day to ask for intelligence and a good memory.

Professions: Mayan doctor, gynecologist, analyst, politician, judge

Governing Body Parts: Teeth, nails, tongue

Nawal: swordfish, owl, toucan

Energy Places: Cliffs, waterfalls, caves, caverns, lightening storms

Colors: White, red, black

Complementary Signs: Tijax, Aj, Aq’ab’al, and Q’anil

Harmonious Signs: Tijax, I’x, Iq’, Kame, and Tz’i’

The Mayan Cross


Tijax has extraordinary power and strength. Because those born under its auspices have these elements in their personality, they ring unusual dedication and energy to their work. Their lives are marked by drastic changes, usually without warning, and they can be impulsive. They are destined to become warriors. It is their duty to help others with their problems, especially to cure illnesses. They are great doctors and possess a special power in their hands. It is also their duty to eliminate envy, hatred, and other negativity. The combination of these energies ensures that those born under this sign will have extraordinary spiritual experiences such as paranormal phenomena.
Tz’i’ as the conception sign connects Tijax to justice and brings them recognition as an authority. They make good lawyers or intermediaries, and they are also good judges whose decisions may be extreme but just. They have a propensity for politics and medicine and make great advisers and psychologists.
E in the right hemisphere provides fortune and wealth when Tijax are young. It also brings sudden trips and changes in residence, away from their place if origin. They will have relationships with foreigners throughout their lives, an many Tijax will marry someone from another culture or country. They brig luck to business, particularly those in which they act as a broker.
K’at in the left hemisphere indicates a life full experiences and changes. This energy is responsible for involving Tijax in other people’s problems. K’at-the net-traps them in situations where they are confronted by enemies and forced to think carefully before they act. This energy is auspicious for spiritual development and artistic expression. Tijax will have to seek a balance between their fertile imagination and reality. This is a sign that makes leaders and provides many followers.
Kame is the destiny sign and the indicator that the future protects them. Kame is death, the sign of security and ancestors. Tijax’s knife in the middle gives those born under this sign the power to cut through to curtain that shields out vision from other dimensions or realities. The knife also protects them from accidents and death. Tijax usually complete their life cycle and fulfill the purpose for which they were born.

Famous People born under Tijax: Fidel Castro, Kiefer Sutherland, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Sophia Loren, Louis Armstrong, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Benito Mussolini, Jules Verne