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Mayan Zodiac: Imix – Crocodile

Mayan Day Sign Imix

Alternative Name: Crocodile, Alligator

Important Keywords:

Imix/Crocodile people should meditate on are water, creator, beginning, original, ancient, and knowledge.

Position In Mayan Astrology

The crocodile is the first day sign of the Mayan day signs. It is also known by the name Imix and symbolizes a new beginning and new potential. The Mayans believed that an ancient Crocodile lived in the underworld of the ocean. The world was carried on his back and the crocodile gave humanity a connection to the earth.

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General Characteristics

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Crocodiles in Mayan astrology symbolize new beginnings. Water is a key element for the Crocodile sign and also symbolizes the birth process and motherhood. It is the first sign and every other signs will follow it. It is the beginning catalyst of creation.

The crocodile goes hand in hand with psychic abilities, other worlds and dimensions. Imix represents communication with the other world or other side of reality. It also symbolizes insanity, doubt, and mental disorders.

Imix also represents collaboration, with one side working together with the other in cooperation. On the opposing side of the imix you have resentment, envy, and malice. Like the water of the ocean this Mayan Day sign has emotions that run deep.

Positive Traits

The crocodile held the sacred knowledge of the underworld and helped to connect that knowledge into our physical reality. Many people born under the Mayan crocodile zodiac sign do the same thing in our modern world. They are the connectors of knowledge and the key to bridging ancient wisdom with modern teachings.

People born under the sign of the crocodile may do great in creative endeavors such as philosophers, creative directors, producers and artists.

They can also use their leadership abilities to become mangers or CEO’s. Their protective instincts can lead them to pursue social work or care taking. Volunteering for different charities would help balance out their more aggressive traits.

Negative Traits

People born under the crocodile are combative and aggressive, but are also protective of their loved ones. They are full of energy. They usually take the lead in life and are natural creators which is second nature since they are the first sign of creation. If they don’t use their creative abilities they have the tendency to become too dominating.

Because they are closely associated with water they have extreme mood swings that may become violent. If they have the support of family or friends to help calm their unpredictable moods they can avoid these extreme mood changes. Their health will vary depending on if they find balance and peace.

Crocodile zodiac people like to begin or create new projects, but have a hard time following projects through to the end. Many of their projects may be left unfinished because of this.

Imix/Crocodile Days

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On the days that Imix is honored the Maya would give appreciation for the water and offer prayers for their dreams to bring wisdom instead of deception. They would often pray for their and their families mental health.

The sign of the crocodile has two polar opposites and can be wise and beautiful or unstable and mentally insane. The best way to spend an Imix day was in meditation near the water.

Crocodile Symbolism

Lucky Direction: In the Maya tradition, crocodile is associated with the cardinal direction EAST.

Lucky Color:  The Mayan day sign Imix is associated with color RED.

Lucky Gemstone: The gem that brings good luck to the Alligator people is the RED JASPER.

Animal Totems: Animal totems of the Imix include many aquatic creatures such as the Dolphin, Fish, and Whales.

Famous Celebrities Born Under Imix / Crocodile Maya Day Sign: Walt Disney, Tom Hanks, Mao Tse Tung

Mayan Astrology Compatibility: Crocodile people are compatible with those that are from the East direction like them such as the Reed, Knowledge, Serpent and Offering signs. They are also compatible with people from the West like Bird, Monkey, Rainstorm and Dawn.

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