How the Mayan Zodiac Differs from the Zodiac of Western Astrology and in Horoscopes and Readings

The Mayan Zodiac

While Western astrology's zodiac contains twelve constellattions, the Mayan zodiac consists of thirteen. In addition to the same twelve constellations, the Mayan zodiac includes the Pleiades star system.

Constellations in the Mayan Zodiac

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Pleiades

Mayan Astrology and the Zodiac

Unlike Western astrology, the Mayan zodiac is not used to determine a person's characteristics, such as "Virgos are perfectionists and detail-oriented." Instead, Mayan astrology bases a person's day sign and horoscope on the nahual whose energy ruled the day of the person's birth. For more Information, see Mayan Astrology.


So the Mayan Zodiac signs and Western astrology signs differ in several ways. A Mayan day sign is based on the nahual, or Mayan spirit, whose energy was in effect on a person's birth date, not on the positions of the sun, moon and planets. Besides doing Mayan astrology signs for individuals, it is possible to do Mayan astrology compatibilty charts for relationships.

Life Readings: The Mayan Tree of Life

and the Constellation

Only with Mayan astrology can one can one get a life reading such as the Advanced Tree of Life or Constellation. These charts provide guidance throughout an individual's Youth, Adulthood and future.

Mayan Day Signs and Astrological Attributes

Also, Mayan astrology has only 20 day signs, one for each nauhal. That's eight more than Western astrology, so a greater range of personality types and behavior is provided with a Mayan astrological reading.

Mayan Relationship Charts and Readings

Relationship charts for couples and other kinds of partners are done by combining their day signs into a composite day sign that represents the couple.

How Do I Find My Mayan Day Sign?

Several Web sites make this easy. See Find Mayan Day Sign for links.

Books About Mayan Astrology

For the definitive work on Mayan astrology as it is practiced today by the Maya in the Guatemalan highlands,, see The Mayan Calendar Users Guide, published in Guatemala in 2011.

Researched and written in Guatemala, The Mayan Calendar User's Guide reveals astrological techniques and secrets never before published in the English language.

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Mayan Astrology: The Mayan Calendar User's Guide