Aztec and Mayan Interpretation of the Planets
On a recent trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, I had the opportunity to view the moon with a powerful telescope. With the help of Mexican Astronomer Maria Elena Muriel, I was able to view Saturn, as well. Muriel explains the stars and planets to guests of Marquis Los Cabos from an Aztec and Mayan viewpoint; one of many things to see and do during a visit to Los Cabos, Mexico.
Maria Elena Muriel shared this poem with me and I would like to share it with you on Earth Day.
The Third Planet from the Sun
This is the third planet from the sun
A very small blue sphere orbiting
a space – for a moment.
An extraordinary place, capable to create
The conditions to produce the phenomenon
we call “life.”
Where each creature is as unique as this
World that we call house and where the
day begins almost the same way for everyone.
Maybe one day when you receive a warm sunbeam
or the kindness of a stranger, you will discover
how a single life reaches to many others.
You will understand how things are intertwined between
each other, just as the veins joining at the same family,
and that the humanity is not the one that weaves
the fabric of life, but we are the only one more of
And everything we do to that fabric, we do it
to ourselves in the third planet from the sun.
This is not just another planet,
it is our home.
What are your favorite things to do in Los Cabo San Jose, Mexico?