Numerous Native American cultures have the belief that a person is assigned an animal upon the time of birth. Dissimilar to the culture and society of today, Native Americans place a ginormous pre-eminence and thought in the names chosen for their children. These names translate into poetic epithets, and root in forces of nature, and relished personality characteristics.
You should find this very enthrallingly interesting if you’re into astrology and horoscopes. Represented by a variety of animals, Native Americans possess their own zodiac meanings. The animal that represents you is determined by your date of birth.
Here are the interpreted Native American symbols of the zodiac and the characteristics for each:
January 20 – February 18
The Otter is often quirky, unorthodox and unpredictable. Otter’s have their own way of getting things done, and this nontraditional approach often puts others off. The Otter is a hard one to figure now and then. Seen as unpredictable, Otter techniques aren't the first to be picked to take care of business. This is a serious mix-up with respect to other people – on the grounds that albeit unpredictable, the Otter's strategies are normally very powerful. The Otter has a unique and creative way of looking at things and is equipped with a brilliant imagination and intelligence, allowing him/her an edge over everyone else. Otters are often very intuitive and perceptive, enabling them to easily make friends. Loyal, honest, sensitive, sympathetic, and courageous, but left to their own devices, the Otter can be unscrupulous, lewd, rebellious, and isolated.
February 19 – March 20
Enthusiastic, caring and sensitive, the Wolf is the genuine admirer of the zodiac in the physical and philosophical sense altogether. The Wolf completely accepts that all we need is love, and flourishes with giving it. Juxtaposed with their independence - this Native American symbol can seem a little contradictory because they crave their freedom yet they’re very compassionate and gentle. The Wolf also stands for fierce independence, ergo our image of the “lone wolf”. The Wolf is intensely passionate, generous, gentle, and affectionate, but left to their own devices can sometimes be obsessive, impractical and vindictive.
March 21 – April 19
The Hawk is a natural-born leader and can always be looked to for fair judgment and a clear mind. The Hawk takes action when needed and never wastes time; they are a doer in every way possible. Persistent and ambitious, the Hawk are always taking the initiative. They have the most optimal personality for team sports or projects. The only downside in their idiosyncracies is that the Hawk can sometimes become a bit arrogant since they’re usually right in their opinions. The Hawk literally “soars” in its ability to maintain fiery passion in romantic relationships, but left to their own devices they can sometimes be intolerant, impatient, rude or vain.
April 20 – May 20
Beavers place a high accentuation on having the option to survive or adjust to difficult circumstances. Profoundly effective, timely, and key, Beaver's are regularly business-minded. Their finesse makes them an awe-inspiringly phenomenon in battle; their psychological capacity is dangerously sharp. However, this provides for tendencies toward “my way or the highway” sometimes get them into trouble. Caring, helpful, and loyal, but left to their own devices the Baver is also anxious, cowardly, or possessive.
May 21 – June 20
Astute and lively, this Native American symbol is truly the muse of the zodiac. Inspirational and humorous, the Deer can easily attract attention and become the center of the room; others are captivated by their personality. Great capacity for being expressive, the Deer is a quintessential conversationalist. This coupled with their knowledge makes the Deer an unquestionable requirement to have as a guest at gatherings. Continuously mindful of their surroundings, and surprisingly more mindful of their appearance, the Deer can be somewhat self-included. Although the Deer can sometimes become a little self-involved, it doesn’t completely ruin the magic their naturally attractive, bubbly personality. The Deer practically radiates good energy, however, left to their own devices sometimes the deer can be moody, lazy, or two-faced.
June 21 – July 21
Woodpeckers are by far the most nurturing sign of the Native American zodiac. The best listeners and are also very compassionate and empathetic, thus they’re very easy to talk to. The Woodpecker makes a great partner, as they have unfaltering loyalty and are always at your side for support and they’re very romantic!. They make great friends too, because they’re naturally caring. The Woodpecker is blessed with other great qualities including its natural ability to be frugal, resourceful, and organized. However, left to their own devices they can sometimes be angry, jealous, or spiteful.
July 22 – August 22
Salmons radiate an energy that is easily infectious, everyone wants a piece of them. They’re focused, creative, and a natural motivator. Salmon’s confidence is unreal and their enthusiasm is contacious. People hang on Salmon’s every word, as they have a natural ability to attract admirers and loyal followers. Generous, intelligent, and intuitive, it’s no wonder they instantly make friends wherever they go. This Native American symbol expresses a need for ambition, goals, and purpose. The Salmon is naturally calm, stable, and giving, but left to their own devices the Salmon can sometimes be egotistical or intolerant.
August 23 – September 21
The Bear being very pragmatic and methodical is definitely the one to depend on when a steady hand is needed. They make excellent business partners because the Bear epitomizes level-headedness and practicality. In most diegesis the Bear is the voice of reason, making them a perfect balance for Owls. Gifted with a huge heart and their fondness for magnaminity, their shyness and modesty might get overlooked. The Bear showers love and liberality consequently. Further, the Bear has a limit with regards to persistence and restraint, which makes them amazing educators and guides. Left to their own devices the Bear can be doubtful, small-minded, sloth, and antisocial.
September 22 – October 22
Naturally entrepreneurial and highly ardent, this Native American symbol of the Crow is quite the heartbreaker. The Crow exudes facile energy that is evident for everyone to recognize and admire, this is why they are very sought after for their words of advice, ideas and opinions. The Easy-going, soft-spoken and romantic Raven makes the almost immaculate partner, because their patience and intuition allows them to be aware and expressive to their partner’s love language. Left to their own devices though, they can be demanding, inconsistent, vindictive, and abrasive.
October 23 – November 22
In all matters of the spirit the Snake is a natural. This is why most shamans are born under this Native American symbol. They make for exceptional spiritual leaders, they are easily adapted to the ethereal realm. Additionally regarded for their healing capacities, the Snake dominates in the fields of medicine. Snake-sign distraction with matters intangible frequently drives others to see them as strange, and now and then startling. The Snake can be clandestine, and somewhat dim – they are additionally very to, sensitive and pensive. Inspiring, humorous, and helpful. But to their own devices, the Snake can be prone to abnormal mood swings, despondent and violent.
Barn Owl, Tyto alba, 4 months old
November 23 – December 21
Inconsistent and impermanent as the breeze, the Owl is an intense one to nail down. Natural, warm, with a nice nature, the Owl is companion to the world. The bearer of this Native American symbol is famous for participating in life at the max throttle and avidly loves an experience. This can be to their detriment as the Owl can be careless, reckless and thoughtless. The Owl’s adaptability and versatility makes them likely to excel in any occupation. They’re very attentive, enthusiastic and sensitive but left to their own devices they can be belligerent, bitter, excessive and overindulgent.
December 22 – January 19
Persisting, hounded, and aspiring, to say the least, the Goose sets objectives for achievement and consistently gets them. On the off chance that you need something done – offer it to the Goose. They are determined to succeed by any means necessary. Their most dominating personality trait is the fact that they are super driven. This make them ideal for business and competitive sports. The Goose is very passionate, humorous, sociable, and even sensual. But left to their own devises, they can be obsessive or addictive behaviors.
“The life of an Indian is like the wings of the air. That is why you notice the hawk knows how to get his prey. The Indian is like that. The hawk swoops down on its prey; so does the Indian. In his lament, he is like an animal. For instance, the coyote is sly; so is the Indian. The eagle is the same. That is why the Indian is always feathered up; he is a relative to the wings of the air.”
~ Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man
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