Did you know there are 12 Native American zodiac signs? If you are surprised by this, you’re not alone! Native American zodiacs are a system of understanding based on the spiritual beliefs and traditions of various Indigenous cultures in North America. Unlike the Western zodiac, which is based on astrology, Native American zodiac signs are associated with animals and natural elements. It's important to note that different tribes and nations may have their own interpretations and variations of the zodiac.
Here is a general overview of some common Native American zodiac signs and their associated characteristics – what sign are you?
The Falcon (born March 21-April 19)
The falcon is dynamic and forward-looking. Falcons make good leaders for their clear vision and ability to fly high. You can rely on a falcon to give you opinions that include all the viewpoints and information and will often not proceed with their own plans until they can get a complete view of all potential routes.
The Beaver (born April 20-May 20)
The beaver is sensual and aesthetic. Beavers are hard-working and productive. They excel at making plans and sticking with them to the end. Beavers live their lives always working toward a goal. On the other hand, they get very attached to their material possessions, often hoarding material things even when it might be counter productive.
The Deer (born May 21-June 20)
Deer are attentive and cautious. The deer is alert and can react quickly to any situation. They can be shy, but once you get to know them their personalities will open up and they become very likable. Deer love to bring people together and are fantastic peacemakers, but don’t rely on them to stick to any long-term plans. They can be self-conscious and unreliable in a pinch.
The Woodpecker (born June 21-July 21)
Woodpeckers are homely and caring. These people are fantastic homemakers and put their families above any other priority. They will often put their family members’ needs above their own. They are fiercely loyal and protective of their home. Yet, it may be hard for a woodpecker to give their family space to grow and can be overbearing and overprotective.
The Salmon (born July 22-August 21)
A salmon person is powerful and desirable. Salmons excel in setting and achieving long-term goals. They have an innate sense of purpose and will feel the need to always be working toward something. They are very determined. Salmon will achieve any goal they set their hearts on. However, this mentality will make them unapproachable to others who are not as driven as they are.
The Bear (born August 22-September 21)
Bears are great planners, yet very strict. Bears are usually very reasonable, deep thinkers who take their time working on hard challenges. They are level-headed. Many people come to them for their patient and understanding energy. They love to give advice when they are asked but take their time considering an answer to any problem. Bears are usually solitary, valuing their privacy and personal space. Many people call them lazy if they don’t know them very well. Bears can get stuck into a routine very easily, making it hard for them to change their habits.
The Raven (born September 22-October 22)
Ravens strive for balance and fairness in everything they do. They are wise and make great diplomats as they enjoy resolving disputes and solving complex issues. You can find ravens working in business and striving for material wealth. Ravens can be easily distracted. They are very passionate and vocal about their work, and they expect everyone else to be just as passionate about their own work.
The Snake (born October 23-November 21)
Snakes devote themselves to the people in their lives. They exude erotic energy. Snakes can keep a secret better than anybody else and never reveal everything they know. They are fantastic people if you want to find someone to listen to you, as they love to soak up as much information as possible and keep it to themselves.
The Owl (born November 22-December 21)
Owls are very spiritual and often quest after knowledge. They are the wisest of all the zodiac animals and constantly search for knowledge and truth. Owls can clear through the clutter of confusing situations to find the truth of any matter. They are impatient and don’t like to spend time around people they see as foolish or ignorant. They are straightforward and direct.
The Goose (born December 22-January 19)
Geese are tenacious and relentless. Geese will have high expectations of themselves and of those around them. They are demanding and ambitious in their goals and work ethic. Geese are easily frustrated. If things don’t go their way, geese will often become discouraged or angry. Their high standards for themselves will extend to family, friends, and coworkers.
The Otter (born January 20-February 18)
An otter person is intelligent and very communicative. Otters love to be independent and are more willing to explore alternative paths than other people. They are very smart, but that intelligence is often lost in the mess of exploration. Otters are happy to be in a group or live freely on their own. They are unpredictable and often frustrate those who want to set rules or boundaries for the otters.
The Wolf (born February 19-March 20)
Wolves are mysterious and embody hidden energy. Wolves love their family and friends, and are fiercely loyal and devoted to them, doing anything for them and protecting them with passion. They value their alone time and often keep to themselves when the pressures of the world become too much for them to handle. Wolves are content to be followers, staying quiet and often aloof while being loyal to a fault.
Native Americans put significant meaning and value into animals. They consider the relationship between the people, the land, and the animals as sacred. Therefore, they use the traits of those animals to help guide others on their own journey through life. There is a richness and beauty in the diversity of the animals, and there’s so much you can learn. It doesn’t matter if you are a casual student of astrology, or an adamant believer, zodiac readings can be fun, interesting, and educational. The Native American zodiac is no exception.
Happy Native American Heritage Month!