According to Aztec beliefs, everyone is protected by God from the moment they are born. It's the day of their birth that determines their character, their talents, and their future.
The Aztec people were particularly fond of astronomy and astrology. Their study of celestial bodies gave rise to this exact but also pictorial form of astrology, which we now know as the Aztec horoscope or the Aztec Zodiac.
As in other types of horoscopes (the American Indian one for example), the Aztec zodiac signs are represented by totems of the daily life of the members of this region, and there are animals, plants and even minerals and objects.
Dates: 08 January / 20 January / 01 February / 06 February / 18 February / 02 March / 14 March / 26 March / 07 April / 09 April / 19 April / 01 May / 13 May / 25 May / 06 June / 18 June / 30 June / 12 July / 24 July / 05 August / 17 August / 29 August / 10 September / 22 September / 04 October / 16 October / 28 October / 09 November / 21 November / 03 December / 15 December / 27 December.
This animal, one of the first in Aztec zodiacs, represents prestige and rarity because it's difficult to locate in the highlands of Mexico. It's synonymous with shyness, daydreaming, and tenacity, and it's one of the genuinely spiritual diurnal signs, but it would be a mistake to identify it with a shy and kind deer.
They are ruling individuals who protect and sacrifice their own interests for the good of others. This desire for domination, which isn't always immediately apparent to others, sometimes complicates their relationship to the point of making them adopt unconventional forms. If they face promises that they haven't fulfilled, they become obstinate, manipulative and deceptive.
Dates: 04 January / 16 January / 18 January / 02 February / 10 March / 22 March / 03 April / 15 April / 27 April / 09 May / 21 May / 02 June / 14 June / 26 June / 08 July / 20 July / 01 August / 13 August / 25 August / 06 September / 18 September / 30 September / 12 October / 24 October / 05 November / 17 November / 29 November / 11 December / 23 December.
The Cayman symbolizes knowledge in the Aztec zodiac. It's a sign that likes logic, common sense: it organizes, understands, analyzes and has a strong will, especially when it comes to undertaking new projects.
The crocodiles usually have a humanitarian side with strong nutritious and productive energy. They care about their offspring and can work hard to provide security for their family and friends, although they must be careful not to be too protective or overbearing.
Dates: 05 January / 17 January / 29 January / 03 February / 15 February / 27 February / 11 March / 23 March / 04 April / 16 April / 28 April / 10 May / 22 May / 03 June / 15 June / 27 June / 09 July / 21 July / 02 August / 14 August / 26 August / 07 September / 19 September / 01 October / 13 October / 25 October / 06 November / 18 November / 30 November / 12 December / 24 December.
According to Aztec astrology, the House loves others and seeks balance with its soul mate. It's rarely lonely and feels good with the family and the routine, and it is said that there is a certain kind of feminine sweetness in people who embody this sign, which can help dispel the uncertainties and doubts born of darkness or the subconsciousness.
They are individuals with excellent protection for their family, and it's remarkable that the bearers of this sign can, in the Maya, become shamans thanks to their knowledge of the darkest areas of the human mind.
Dates: 06 January / 18 January / 30 January / 04 February / 16 February / 28 February / 12 March / 24 March / 05 April / 17 April / 29 April / 11 May / 23 May / 04 June / 16 June / 28 June / 10 July / 22 July / 03 August / 15 August / 27 August / 08 September / 20 September / 02 October / 14 October / 26 October / 07 November / 19 November / 01 December / 13 December / 25 December.
The next sign in our list of Aztec zodiac signs is the Flower. This personality is capricious, tender, and full of sensitivity. The people of the Flower are often romantic, visionary and enthusiastic with artistic gifts and are generally perceived as dreamers.
It's difficult for natives of this sign to understand that the world around them hasn't yet reached an elevated stage and that at the moment it's dominated by materialism or greed, and this leads them to be perceived and unrealistic. Thus, their challenge on a daily basis is to approach life with realism without compromising the great dreams that inhabit them.
Dates: 07 January / 19 January / 31 January / 05 February / 17 February / 01 March / 13 March / 25 March / 06 April / 18 April / 30 April / 12 May / 24 May / 05 June / 17 June / 29 June / 11 July / 23 July / 04 August / 16 August / 28 August / 09 September / 21 September / 03 October / 15 October / 27 October / 08 November / 20 November / 02 December / 14 December / 26 December.
In Aztec Astrology the Snake symbolizes the reconciliation between heaven and earth in the history of humankind, as well as certain magical powers. Thus, this can be a very spiritual sign but endowed with powers of which they easily abuse.
If this is your sign, you are an intelligent individual who could be electrifying with your new incoming energy. Snakes usually open their hearts for their sincere desire to serve others. They are very flexible, fluid and tend to acquire authority, although they could poison themselves.
Dates: 09 January / 21 January / 07 February / 19 February / 03 March / 15 March / 27 March / 08 April / 20 de Abril / 02 May / 14 May / 26 May / 07 June / 19 June / 01 July / 13 July / 25 July / 06 August / 18 August / 30 August/ 11 September / 23 September / 05 October / 17 October / 29 October / 10 November / 22 November / 04 December / 16 December / 28 December.
In the Aztec zodiac, this sign that can become aggressive easily (and that to calm them it will be necessary to get together with a flower or a monkey, according to tradition). This is the typical sign of the Mayan prophets, and because of their ability to see the night, jaguars are often clairvoyant along with a certain amount of intelligence.
They are very focused on their tasks and are rarely open to alternative paths of life, tend to be challenging to capture, and their habit is to enter the lives of others and disappear without warning.
Dates: 10 January / 22 January / 08 February / 20 February / 04 March / 16 March / 28 March / 09 April / 21 April / 03 May / 15 May / 27 May / 08 June / 20 June / 02 July / 14 July / 26 July / 07 August / 19 August / 31 August / 12 September / 24 September / 06 October / 18 October / 30 October / 11 November / 23 November / 05 December / 17 December / 29 December.
The cane symbolizes joy in the Aztec zodiacs, optimism and the pleasures of life; everything that is simple, after all. Their natives are recognized by their style of authority, and those who have their protection have strong and serene energy.
Although they have to learn to be flexible, they are often leaders in society and wise parents who will fight for a cause they have considered valuable. They need a lot of consideration, and because of their inflexible views and demanding expectations, they don't easily relate intimately with others.
Dates: 11 January / 23 January / 09 February / 21 February / 05 March / 17 March / 29 March / 10 April / 22 April / 04 May / 16 May / 28 May / 09 June / 21 June / 03 July / 15 July / 27 July / 08 August / 20 August / 01 September / 13 September / 25 September / 07 October / 18 October / 19 October / 31 October / 12 November / 24 November / 06 December / 18 December / 30 December.
Our following entry in the Aztec zodiac signs list is the Rabbit. This sign loves the pleasures of life and is delicate and shy, and hates conflict. According to the Aztec horoscope, they are pleasant companions, always smiling and hardworking, who like to have control over their life.
It usually attracts luck, and has a tendency to ease in their life, and is associated with fertility. When a Rabbit thinks they have given too much, it weakens and may even collapse. They aren't hardy people and the challenge for them would be to create themselves, in their own center.
Dates: 12 January / 24 January / 10 February / 22 February / 06 March / 18 March / 30 March / 11 April / 23 April / 05 May / 17 May / 29 May / 10 June / 22 June / 04 July / 16 July / 28 July / 09 August / 21 August / 02 September / 14 September / 26 September / 08 October / 20 October / 01 November / 13 November / 25 November / 07 December / 19 December / 31 December.
The Aztec zodiac, as we mentioned earlier, uses everyday items and animals as part of its iconography. The Eagle symbolizes strength, virility, courage. They are lucid beings, endowed with a constantly renewed energy. They will overcome the darkness to reach the light. Powerful and ambitious, they have great aspirations for their lives because they are full of energy. The Eagles can imagine their life as a flight of constant sleep and usually have success, material abundance, and fortune, due to their superior perspective and intelligence.
The Eagle has a keen sense of detail and technical guidance; if they aim for a goal that is too high and strive to achieve it because of their superior abilities, it can lead them to a vertiginous fall.
Dates: 01 January / 13 January / 25 January / 11 February / 23 February / 07 March / 19 March / 31 March / 12 April / 24 April / 06 May / 18 May / 30 May / 11 June / 23 June / 05 July / 17 July / 29 July / 10 August / 22 August / 03 September / 15 September / 27 September / 09 October / 21 October / 02 November / 14 November / 26 November / 08 December / 20 December.
According to Aztec astrology, those born with this sign are modest, charming and know how to adapt to all situations. They are seducers, but they don't seek their interest; it's just natural. According to the Aztec tradition, the monkey would have sent fire to humans out of love and compassion.
"El Mono" (monkey in Spanish) is very creative, knows many things and knows how to unite them. Their company is very nice, they are pranksters, and they generally have the skills of artists, although they can become uncontrollable, because they may be in danger of being main characters.
Dates: 02 January / 14 January / 26 January / 12 February / 24 February / 08 March / 20 March / 01 April / 13 April / 25 April / 07 May / 19 Mayo / 31 Mayo / 12 June / 24 June / 06 July / 18 July / 30 July / 11 August / 23 August / 04 September / 16 September / 28 September / 10 October / 22 October / 03 November / 15 November / 27 November / 09 December / 21 December.
Objects were successfully used to depict Aztec zodiac sings and so the Flint was introduced. This sign uses its internal qualities to distinguish truth from falsehood, and it's said about them that they are like Saint Michael the Archangel, who with its sword separates good from evil. The natives of this sign have very definite ideas, decided on the good and the bad.
They are very honest and want to serve to discern the truth; they can see in others the hidden intentions from the remotest distance, and it is said that they can get information about the problems between people (or perceive the malicious plans of others).
Dates: 03 January / 15 January / 27 January / 13 February / 25 February / 09 March / 21 March / 02 April / 14 April / 26 April / 08 May / 20 May / 01 June / 13 June / 25 June / 07 July / 19 July / 31 July / 12 August / 24 August / 05 September / 17 September / 29 September / 11 October / 23 October / 04 November / 16 November / 28 November / 10 December / 22 December.
If this is your Aztec sign, it means that you are a generous person who is willing to do anything to help and feel useful. We're talking about a very brave and loyal sign, very intuitive and very shy (which doesn't mean that they can't be very sensual and know how to enjoy life).
The natives of the Dog are considered warm, alert and courageous people, and if they find the right mission in life to be faithful, they can achieve great things. They love being part of the teams and, often, they are the leaders. Among the Mayans, the dog is considered a strong sexual sign and, paradoxically, despite its religious loyalty, it's considered to be inclined to sexual getaways.