Toxcatl Tarot Spread~~~~The Xiuhpohualli (year count) is divided into 18 metztli/veintena or a period of 20 days. The 20-day period coming to an end is called, Toxcatl, "Dryness/Drought/Wither from Thirst" or Tepopochtli, "smoking/fumigation" This time honors the omnipotent Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror)derived from the words tezcatl (mirror) and pocatl (smoke) and the tribal god of the Aztecs, Huitzilopochtli (Left-Hand/Southern Hummingbird).Tezcatlipoca is a complex and powerful deity with many manifestations and names. Among the many forms he can take include: Titlacahuan (‘We her men’), god of destiny; Yáotl (‘Enemy’), god of war; Iztlacoliuhqui (‘Curved obsidian blade’), god of planet Venus/ancestor god. He also takes the form of his two nahualli, spirit animals, Tepeyollotl (‘Heart of the mountain’), his jaguar aspect as well as Chalchihuihtotolin, the (blood-) Jewelled Fowl, his turkey form.Tezcatlipoca is considered the embodiment of the natural world, the supreme lord who rules over chaos, destruction, and the whims of fate. He represents celestial creativity and divine paternalism. He is both omnipresent and omnipotent and dwells on earth, the land of the dead and in the sky. He is considered the soul of the world and the lord of all things. Tezcatlipoca is a god of light and shadow, of the sound and smoke of bells and battle, the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war, and strife.  He is  the patron of rulers, warriors, and magicians.He is commonly pictured with black and yellow stripes painted on his face, depending on the aspect of the god that was represented, and is depicted wearing an obsidian mirror on his chest or has one replacing his lower leg or foot. Steam/smoke signified his presence. He is the day lord of the tonalli, Acatl (reed) and has associations with the trecena Ce Ocelotl (1 Jaguar), Ce Miquitzli (1 Death), Ce Acatl (1 Reed) and Ce Xochitl (1 Flower).#nahuatlwords #nahuatlahtolli #nahuatllanguage ##aztecastrology #aztecmonth #azteccalendar #aztecdeities #aztecmythology #indigeniouscalendar #tarotspreads

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Toxcatl Tarot Spread~~~~The Xiuhpohualli (year count) is divided into 18 metztli/veintena or a period of 20 days. The 20-day period coming to an end is called, Toxcatl, "Dryness/Drought/Wither from Thirst" or Tepopochtli, "smoking/fumigation" This time honors the omnipotent Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror)derived from the words tezcatl (mirror) and pocatl (smoke) and the tribal god of the Aztecs, Huitzilopochtli (Left-Hand/Southern Hummingbird).Tezcatlipoca is a complex and powerful deity with many manifestations and names. Among the many forms he can take include: Titlacahuan (‘We her men’), god of destiny; Yáotl (‘Enemy’), god of war; Iztlacoliuhqui (‘Curved obsidian blade’), god of planet Venus/ancestor god. He also takes the form of his two nahualli, spirit animals, Tepeyollotl (‘Heart of the mountain’), his jaguar aspect as well as Chalchihuihtotolin, the (blood-) Jewelled Fowl, his turkey form.Tezcatlipoca is considered the embodiment of the natural world, the supreme lord who rules over chaos, destruction, and the whims of fate. He represents celestial creativity and divine paternalism. He is both omnipresent and omnipotent and dwells on earth, the land of the dead and in the sky. He is considered the soul of the world and the lord of all things. Tezcatlipoca is a god of light and shadow, of the sound and smoke of bells and battle, the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war, and strife.  He is  the patron of rulers, warriors, and magicians.He is commonly pictured with black and yellow stripes painted on his face, depending on the aspect of the god that was represented, and is depicted wearing an obsidian mirror on his chest or has one replacing his lower leg or foot. Steam/smoke signified his presence. He is the day lord of the tonalli, Acatl (reed) and has associations with the trecena Ce Ocelotl (1 Jaguar), Ce Miquitzli (1 Death), Ce Acatl (1 Reed) and Ce Xochitl (1 Flower).#nahuatlwords #nahuatlahtolli #nahuatllanguage ##aztecastrology #aztecmonth #azteccalendar #aztecdeities #aztecmythology #indigeniouscalendar #tarotspreads

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