The month of March is said to have got its name from the verb ‘march’. This was the time of year when the mud hardened enough for the army carts to get moving.
Another related word is “Spring”, as in nature and creation springing back to life after being dormant during winter.
In 2012, this tropical point of axis, which is Spring in the northern hemisphere takes Place in Time quite near the Tzolkin Spring equinox (13-Oc/1-Chuen).
Next time this happens, it’ll be around 2016, during the year bearer 4-Caban.
Note: the current Mayan year-bearer quadruplet (Caban, Ik, Manik, and Eb) have not always been the same, considering different locations and periods of the Mayan empire. Maybe it’s time we consider another burner-set?
This trecena’s riddle is: which burner set would you choose for the coming years? And why?
Under the Hood
Similar to the sun’s tropical year…
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