NOrms
The actual values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors shared by our community which we seek to build.
The Aztec calendar runs on a 20 interval cycle. can you find the 20 day glyphs?

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Norms of Casa Quetzalcoatl
The actual values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors shared by our community which we seek to build. All of our spaces, events, and chinampas follow these norms.
1. Recognition & Grounding
2. Purposeful & Proactive
3. Home & Utah
4. Transformation
5. Humility
6. Prioritize
7. Routines
8. Morale
9. Transparent
10. Respect & Compassion
11. Play, Creativity, & Joy
12. Wholehearted Living
13. Flexibility
14. Daring Greatly
15. Answerability & Responsibility
16. Diligence & Agility
17. Movement
18. Sharpen & Stay Prepared
19. Collectivity & Comradeship
20. Celebration
In Lak'ech
You are my other me.
If I do harm to you.
I do harm to myself.
If I love and respect you.
I love and respect myself.
Tu eres mi otro yo.
Si te hago daño a ti.
Me hago daño a mi mismo.
Si te amo y respeto.
Me amo y respeto yo.

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What do they represent?
Each of the norms connects with the day glyph's original meaning and attributes.
1. Recognition & Grounding
Cipactli (Alligator) a good day for beginnings. We must always start by recognizing ourselves, where we're from, what land we are on, each other, who we want to become, and most importantly that we are the authors of our own story. Practicing recognition involves mindfulness.

2. Purposeful & Proactive
Ehecatl (Wind) recognizes that winds of change and chance can come from any direction. We must proactively plan long-term, practice "longpath" with transgenerational thinking, futures thinking, and telos thinking. Make purposeful plans to initiate change, and avoid a reactionary approach to a solution, act rather than be acted upon. Partner with the wind as a source of energy and movement.
3. Home & Utah
Calli (House) is a day to cement authentic relationships of trust and recognize that our roots must go deep, in order for sustainable and generational transformation. "We cannot seek achievement for ourselves & forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." - Cesar Chavez
4. Transformation
Cuetzpalin (Lizard) is a good day to work on your reputation through actions, not words. Just like the lizard sheds its skin, naturally we must shed unneeded, unhealthy, toxic, oppressive, harmful, and violent ways of thinking, behaviors, and habits.
5. Humility
Coatl (Snake) a good day for humility, a bad day for acting on self-interests. We must recognize and respect each individual's dignity, and know when to speak and when to actively listen to ensure that all voices are heard. With organizing, we must know when to take action and when to encourage others to act to promote the holistic growth of all members.
6. Prioritize
Miquiztli (Death) is a good day for reflecting on your priorities in life, a bad day for ignoring possibilities, especially within hard choices. It is a day of transformation (4), signifying that briefest moment between old endings and new beginnings. Recognize that seasons and cycles are both natural and healthy, that is why prioritizing is a mindful and purposeful act.
7. Routines
Mazatl (Deer) is the day of the hunt, for breaking old routines, and to pay close attention to the routines of others. This is a day for doubling-back on your tracks. By increasing your ability to track by having a trail mindset, knowing how to ID markers, and read the signs we are able to avoid being hunted and most importantly find those being hunted that need our assistance.
8. Morale
Tochtli (Rabbit) is a day of self-sacrifice and service to something greater than oneself. It is a good day for communing with nature and spirit, a bad day for acting against others. We should support each other to maintain hope in the struggle. Increasing our aspirational capital, recognize that our labor requires practicing longpath. Become aware of our motivation, combining our passion, mission, profession, and vocation in order to fulfill our purpose.
9. Transparent
Atl (Water) is a day for purification and transparency by subjecting oneself to the ordeal of conflict. It is a good day for battle. We must make our interests clear while "acknowledg[ing] that lands and waters are polluted everywhere, and so to treat water as 'pure' and sacred and others as impure is against Indigenous callings for defending the water. Likewise, to treat normative bodies as capable and pure enough to be defenders of the waters, and others as too ill, to contaminated, too disconnected, is a form of ableism and queer-phobia. To meet lands and peoples where they're at is to engage with waters/bodies as they are...these practices may not be free of colonial contamination, but they are practices of harm reduction, of healing" - Erin Marie Konsmo & Karyn Recollet
10. Respect & Compassion
Itzcuintli (Dog) is a good day for being trustworthy. The word respect roots in meaning "to look back, consider", and the word compassion roots in meaning "together feel, suffer". Both requires us to come from a place of love and solidarity. We practice Engaged Feedback when transformation is needed.
11. Play, Creativity, & Joy
Ozomahtli (Monkey) is a day for play, for creativity, for joy. Play has a biological place, just like sleep and dreams do. Creativity recognizes the elements of experience, challenge, limitations, and embracing loss. Recognizing that joy keeps on coming enables us to not spoil or disrupt our flow of play, creativity, and joy.
12. Wholehearted Living
Malinalli (Grass) is a day of rejuvenation and Wholehearted Living. Our communities have experienced continuous trauma due to colonialism, genocide, slavery, and internalized oppression, and thus it is imperative we address and heal ourselves in order to heal our community. Practicing balance in cultivating while letting go allows us to heal. Healing is not just a matter of personal health, but is also a form of social change. Engaging in struggle is a taxing task that can take a toll mentally, emotionally, and physically; therefore, we must remain cognizant of our personal needs and maintain balance in our lives.
13. Flexibility
Acatl (Reed) is the scepter of authority which is paradoxically, flexible. We must be flexible and creative when challenges arise in our work, by trying new ideas and new approaches to obstacles. It is important to be open-minded and not "set" in our ways as organizers because campaigns, events, and meetings have different dynamics and challenges. Deep breathing is pivotal to flexibility.
14. Daring Greatly
Ocelotl (Jaguar) are warriors who battle for Tezcatlipoca. Daring Greatly is all about showing up, letting yourself be seen, and being courageous. We want to take risks, embrace our vulnerabilities, share with the world our talents, our ideas, and our passion. If we don't show up, we already lost.
15. Answerability & Responsibility
Cuauhtli (Eagle) are warriors who battle for Huitzilopochtli. Cuauhtli is a day of fighting for freedom and equality. Showing up is important, but once present it one must fulfill their responsibility. Answerability goes beyond accountability by recognizing that we do answer to not only ourselves, but our community, and familia. If we cause harm, we must answer to that and transform.
16. Diligence & Agility
Cozcacuauhtli (Vulture) signifies long life, wisdom, good counsel and mental equilibrium. No matter if the season is of drought, prosperity, plenty, war, or rebirth; We strive to think and act diligently and longpath, making our commitment to serving our communities sustainable. Being agile recognizes first learning balance then picking up our speed, in order to do and become what we need to become.
17. Movement
Ollin (Movement) is an auspicious day for the active principle, a bad day for the passive principle. Earth movement, or "earthquakes" are times of disruption to the routines that are established. It's natural and needed to disrupt, especially systems of oppression. We recognizing that there are various strategies and tactics to disrupt, but we always humanizing ones. We recognize we must be proactive in defending our movements. Todo Se Mueve and It's Movement Time!
18. Sharpen & Stay Prepared
Tecpatl (Stone Knife/Flint) is a good day to test one's character, a bad day to rest on one's past accomplishments or reputation. Tecpatl warns that the mind, the spirit, abilities, talents, must be sharpened and embrace the near win. We must do our best to be prepared by taking time to sharpen, master and recognize that the more we know how to use tools correctly, the safer and more effective we are in leveraging our resources to accomplish our goals.
19. Collectivity & Comradeship
Quiahuitl (Rain) is a good day for traveling and learning. One raindrop can bring life to a plant, but a whole rainstorm can water a forest, field, replenish water reserves, flood an area, and change the very face of the land. Likewise, our collectivity will make the difference when organizing. We ask for comradeship over allyship. True solidarity is not only showing up ready for any of the consequences associated with being a comrade, but also always allowing those in a community lead their own community.
20. Celebration
Celebration: Xochitl (Flower) is a day for creating beauty. Xochitl reminds us that life, like the flower, is beautiful but quickly fades. Nevertheless, it is foolish to spoil our celebration, song, dance, and joy by anticipating it's end, therefore be mindful, present, show up, and enjoy. Although Xochitl is the 20th day in the Aztec calendar, it is not the end because cycles are eternal. Joy keeps on coming. Let's celebrate together!