Anyone who is working in a community garden, private garden or farm is encouraged to join us in the ceremony. You are welcome to just observe or if you would like to participate you can bring seeds to be activated in the ritual during this ancient celebration of the cycles of nature and the solar month of Hueytozoztli.
Hueytozoztli is one of the cycles of 20 days (or 20-day months) in the complex ancestral calendar system called the Tonalpohualli. For these twenty day (veintena) cycles, the ancient scientists & wise men observed the natural cycles of the earth, plants, animals, insects, birds, and seasons and developed a system for humans to reflect what they observed to be in harmony with Nature.
This veintena Hueytozoztli, which began Sunday May 11th, is observed with a vegetarian diet. This is an important tradition, a recognition that this is the moment in the cycle of Nature when the animals mate and reproduce, giving life to new generations of our animal brothers and sisters. This fasting from animal products is also a personal offering to all of the forces of nature that are implied in nourishing and sustaining us all. Since it is also the time in which we begin to plant this year's seeds this fasting is also a way to reflect and prepare to center ourselves for this important work.
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