Native American Astrology The Wheel
In Native American tradition, everything in life forms a circle, the circle of life. Noticing the Sun moves in a circle, from morning to night and back again to yet another morning. From the waxing and waning of the Moon, from the full moon to the dark moon and back, the Moon too moves in a circle.
Through observation of the changing seasons, Earth itself is the giant wheel. Native Americans created the Medicine Wheel as an expression of all of these life circles and cycles. The Medicine Wheel showed that everything in life was interconnected and knowing of each other. Altogether forming one complete whole. The Medicine Wheel represents the whole of creation.
The Medicine Wheel And The Twelve Moons
The Native American people work with the flow of the twelve moons. Understanding the cycle of the seasons, a turn of the wheel. The twelve moons, along with the four seasons, found their place on the Medicine Wheel.
Each of these moons has its own set of animal, mineral, and plant totems (as well as others), and that each of these totems possessed certain qualities that could be passed onto people depending upon the moon under which they were born.
Birth Totem Animal Symbolic
And Spiritual Meanings
Goose Animal Birth Totem
Northern Hemisphere: Dec 22 – Jan 19
Southern Hemisphere: June 21 – July 21
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To be an individual, a self-promoter and thinker. To go beyond the crowd, to stand out and make a difference. Learning confidence with calmness is the goose’s challenge.
Otter Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Jan 20 – Feb 18
Southern Hemisphere: Jul 22 – Aug 22
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Stay focused on what it is you’re wanting to achieve. Staying playful with a serious undertone when needed. Otters need a direction and purpose otherwise they get lost on their journey. Important for this reason to nurture solid trusting friendships.
Wolf Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Feb 19 – Mar 20
Southern Hemisphere: Aug 23 – Sept 22
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Nurture the psychic within, developing your intuition. Seek out others to whom you can trust, a family is made up of reliable loyal others not always blood. To learn more about the wolf animal totem see here >
Hawk Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Mar 21 – Apr 19
Southern Hemisphere: Sept 23 – Oct 22
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To be aware of the whole story, not to make decisions based on only reading a chapter or two. To cultivate foresight as well as insight and hindsight. Learn to create and make calculated moves towards advancing oneself in your chosen art form. To learn more about hawk animal totem see here >
Beaver Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: April 20 – May 20
Southern Hemisphere: Oct 24 – Nov 21
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To take others feelings and needs into account when making decisions and judgements. Concentrate on a working team environment where you’re playing the key role in keeping it together. Working unity and trust needs to be a foundation of the beaver.
Deer Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: May 21 – June 20
Southern Hemisphere: Nov 22 – Dec 21
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Maintain compassion with yourself as well as others. To remember in that helping and healing others, is usually because we ourselves need help and healing. Cultivate strong healthy family relationships. To learn more about deer animal totem see here >
Woodpecker Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: June 21 – July 21
Southern Hemisphere: Dec 22 – Jan 19
Plant: Wild Rose
Elemental Clan: Frog
Mineral: Rose Quartz
Power Direction: South
Compatible with: Snake, Wolf, Beaver
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Understanding the need and healing behind, not hanging on to things which are negative or regretful. Learning meditation to excel in work matters is important for the woodpecker. Stress needs to dealt with quickly, otherwise health related disease sets in.
Salmon Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: July 22 – Aug 22
Southern Hemisphere: Jan 20 – Feb 18
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Maintaining a flow of creativity and knowledge. To express oneself not through ego but personality. To reach for higher and higher goals as the ones accomplished pass.
Bear Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Aug 23 – Sept 22
Southern Hemisphere: Feb 19 – March 20
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To maintain happiness and learn to dismiss grumpiness. To avoid being stagnate and in solitude, the wise bear shares his life with and to the benefit of others. To be a family provider is important for the bear people. To learn more about the bear animal totem see here >
Crow Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Sept 23 – Oct 22
Southern Hemisphere: March 21 – April 19
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To practise calmness and peace of mind. To journey spiritually through life with a call to help others. Remembering you’re the author of your own future and the master storyteller of your own book of life. To learn more about the crow animal totem see here >
Snake Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Oct 23 – Nov 21
Southern Hemisphere: April 20 – May 20
Medicine Wheel Lesson: To heal yourself as well as others, taking into concern how you’re feeling is important. As the snake tends to do to much for others leaving no time for himself. This is a destructive cycle and balance in all of life’s corners will prepare snake for success. To learn more about the snake animal totem see here >
Owl Birth Totem Animal
Northern Hemisphere: Nov 22 – Dec 21
Southern Hemisphere: May 21 – June 20
Medicine Wheel Lesson: Knowledge and education will play a big part is an owls decisions early in life. To use your personal power for the benefit of others. To stay on a straight and true to yourself path all through life. To question your real motives when trying to own or acquire something in your journeys. To learn more about the owl animal totem see here > © by psychic medium Ian Scott