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Mi Centro, Mi Cuenta, Mi Luna

(My Center, My Count, My Moon)

AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, 2017

A manifestation in color and rhythm of the following numbers: 7, 13, 91, 182, 273, 364, 2, 3, 4, 14, 21, 28. The numbers are of the sacred Mexica mathematics of the lunar orbit and the subtle energy of the moon. Mexica mathematics reveal a specific etymology of the name ?México?, which is commonly known to mean ?belly button of the moon? because it?s composed of the náhuatl words metztli, moon, xictli, belly button, and co, place. It could also be interpreted as ?place of the center of the moon.? Mexica mathematics point to a more appropriate definition: center of the lunar count. 

The moon has 4 phases, each lasting 7 days, and a subtle energy, represented by the number 13.  

The First quarter moon:

7x13= 91, successive sum of 1 through 13 (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13)

 

The New Moon:

7x2=14

14x13= 182, period of time it takes to plant and harvest corn

The Third Quarter:

7x3=21

21x13=273, period of human gestation

 

The Full Moon:

7x4=28

28x13=364, lunar count or the period of 13 moon orbits that fit in a year

Circles as a form of:                                

Rhythm, repetition as:        

Numbers as:

Retrospection a way to:

completeness

togetherness

purpose

honesty

memory

stability

intuition

natural

boundless

mystic

connect

dissolve

evolve

Náhuatl a language of all the aforementioned.

Náhuatl the language of the Mexica.

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