Happy New Butterfly Cycle!

by Mariela Maya



Transforming into a Butterfly

Red Dragon Wavespell
Power of Birth and New Beginnings

September 6 – 18, 2016

During the previous three Wavespells of Communication (Wind), Vision (Eagle) and Creativity (Star), I was busy-busy finalizing the details for my first book, which was just published! After being “missing in action” for a while, I am back now and ready to start a wonderful new cycle together with you!

Since the start of this blog in 2010, I changed a few times the style of my messages as MayanKin’s global community is very diverse, from those of you who are just becoming familiar with the Tzolkin to the ones that teach and use it in their practices as well. My messages for the cycle that ended yesterday was the most technical of all as a way to share a different perspective on how to get in tune with the daily energies by embodying each Wavespell.

This time the proposal is very different so that everybody can enjoy and benefit from it in an easier way and even if all this is totally new to you!

A little background and the New Invitation

My messages are based on the modern interpretation of the Tzolkin, the Sacred Mayan calendar. I got familiar with the Tzolkin almost 2 decades ago and I have been using it daily since. When envisioning my book cover, the image of a butterfly clearly came to me as the ultimate symbol of beauty and transformation, and this is what the Tzolkin means to me. While using this wonderful tool for self-empowerment and personal growth, my invitation for this cycle is for all of us to become butterflies by bringing more beauty and colorful experiences into our lives!

The Tzolkin calendar is based on 20 glyphs or energies by 13 tones or numbers. In their combination, they create a matrix with 260 Kins where each day has a different energy. Every 13 days, a new Wavespell starts. This period of 13 days has an underlying theme that is determined by the Kin that falls on the first day of the Wavespell.

While I will continue posting messages every 13 days at the start of each Wavespell, I would love to invite you all to participate by sharing something short as sayings, videos, poems, stories and any other experiences or artistic creations with transformational content or based on your personal journeys. And, of course, photos of butterflies taken by you too!

At the top of each message, you will find the glyph that initiates the Wavepell drawn as a butterfly (created by me) so you can color it during that specific period of 13 days. When you click on the butterfly, it will open larger so you can print it and, by the end of this cycle, you will have your own 20-page coloring book including all the butterfly glyphs.

The butterfly is followed by the glyph itself and a reference to its meaning as the theme to work on for the next 13 days. And below I will include the different materials I get from you.

Since it takes time to put it all together (and translate it to Spanish) the following chart contains all the dates for this cycle so you know in advance when each Wavespell starts and the main topics it covers. In this way, you can send to me what you want to be included as soon as possible so it gives me time to have it ready and publish it. If I get several interesting ideas for the same message, I will keep you posted and we can see if it is possible to use it for another Wavespell.

Harmonic Module with updated dates

September 6, 2016 to May 23, 2017

The Red Dragon Wavespell gives birth to an entire new cycle of 260 days. The Harmonic Module is the matrix that contains these 260 days or Kins within the Tzolkin. You can click here or on the image below to see it with the Gregorian dates only for this cycle.

I invite you to visit the Daily Tzolkin each morning to read the message of the day (on the right side under the oracle) and meditate, reflect, open up to insights, and act as you get inspired.

Advice for beginners: If you are just getting familiar with the Tzolkin, try to avoid approaching it from your rational mind. Just allow yourself to embark into a new adventure filled with magic and synchronicities and let your intuition guide you. Play see how magical everything becomes! Understanding comes with practice.


(Please click on each image for details and to sign-up)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Book Signing Event at Body, Mind & Soul
Snacks and drinks 6:30-7pm – Presentation 7-8pm

I would love to see you at my book signing event this Friday! I will share the synchronicities that led me to learn about the Tzolkin almost two decades ago, how the book got manifested and the ways it has personally helped me in all these years. Thanks for letting us know you are coming by registering at BMS website.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Introduction to the Tzolkin Workshop
Body, Mind & Soul from 2pm to 4pm

In this companion workshop, I will teach the basics of this wonderful tool and how you can put it in practice right away, infusing each day with deeper meaning and purpose by using it in very practical and playful ways!



Friday, September 16, 2016

Autumn Equinox Full Moon Drum Circle
Fire Ceremony
Starts at 7pm

Considering the Autumn Equinox falls this year on Thursday, September 22, we will celebrate it together with the Eagle & Condor Drum Circle on the Full Moon a few days earlier. Please join us in this special ceremony at Mary’s magical backyard bringing together different Native traditions from the North and the South.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dreamcatcher Workshop
Habitat House from 3pm to 6pm

Awaken your inner artist while learning about this beautiful Native American sacred object and its symbolism as you work with your intentions in a conscious and creative process. We will be at Selia’s fun outdoors space. Small group. Details by email, please rsvp.


All upcoming events in Houston are posted here.




We are finalizing the initial set up for the online store and webinars. In these last months, we let ourselves be guided by creative inspiration and…. it all happened at the same time!!! So thank you so much for waiting just a little bit more and I will let you know very soon when all is available! : -)

Have a beautiful and transformational 260-day cycle!

In Lak’esh & Munay,

Mariela Maya
Yellow Electric Star
mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
+1 (832) 454-3113



In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…

Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.

I invite you to subscribe to the series of messages on Wavespells sent every 13 days.  To get in tune with the current cycle, please use the Daily Tzolkin.