It’s relatively safe to say that most of us know what our zodiac signs are. And try as we might, we can’t help but read our horoscopes at the end of some gossip magazine we mindlessly picked up at the grocery store checkout line. For some people, the zodiac signs are a necessity; the signs dictate and explain their lives. For others, they’re merely a guilty pleasure.
By Shannon B.
Wherever you might fall on the spectrum, it may be beneficial to know that our astrology signs aren’t limited to Virgo, Taurus, or Leo, etc. There are also Native American zodiac symbols. Finding your Native American zodiac symbol might help explain some of those traits that just don’t exactly fit in with your usual zodiac sign.
January 20th – February 18th
The otter leads the calendar in the Native American zodiac. Otters are quirky and amusing. They’re valuable to the rest of us because of their unique problem solving skills. They like to have fun and know exactly how to turn a situation to their favor. Otters make the best friends because they’re highly sympathetic and honest.
February 19th – March 20th
The most prominent trait of those who are wolves is that they’re mysterious. From the outside, wolves are an enigma. However, they do let a select few see their true colors by sharing their emotions, passions, and mysterious mindsets with those closest to them.
March 21st – April 19th
Falcons are natural leaders. They fly high, confident that they’re making the best decisions and tracking the right paths. Other people look up to you for advice, wisdom, and guidance. While falcons will gladly support others with their guidance, they’re also quick to keep the most valuable information for themselves.
April 20th – May 20th
Beavers are brilliant and hard-working. They’re the strategists of the Native American zodiac wheel. They’re unstoppable when working towards a goal. They also make the best partners, as they hold the highest regard for true, pure love. A beaver will tend to be possessive of the things they treasure most and they’ll become nervous or anxious when something (or someone) tries to test that possession.
May 21st – June 20th
Deer people love peace and calm. They’ll remain ever present of their surroundings so that they may avoid any sort of drama when it arises. Deer are generally happy and amusing; they have no trouble getting a laugh out of their friends. However, because deer are affected heavily by their environment, they can become moody when things aren’t to their liking.
June 21st – July 21st
Woodpeckers are incredibly kindhearted and empathetic. They’re devoted nurturers and will love any and all who let them. They’ll often go out of their way to help others in need. Woodpeckers always see opportunity to make the world a better place and will take it upon themselves to create that change, starting with those closest to them.
July 22nd – August 21st
People under the salmon symbol have the most electric spirits. Salmon live hard, fast, and strong. They’re naturally enthusiastic and creative. However, because of their electricity and enthusiasm, salmon consistently need goals and action in their lives. Without these things, salmon may start to feel caged and dulled.
August 22nd – September 21st
Bears are very practical and level-headed. They’re often deep thinkers and will not take action in a dilemma without spending a significant amount of time weighing the options. Bears are patient, tolerant, and act as the voice of reason in their social groups. However, bears know how to fight when they need to. Others know not to upset their bear friends and family members.
September 22nd – October 22nd
Ravens are intuitive and smart. They feel a deeper connection to their surroundings than most other people. Ravens like to find a bit of magic in everything. However, they’re also quite cunning and sharp. They can read situations and charm others into turning that situation to their favor. Because of their intuition and charm, ravens often make the best business partners.
October 23rd – November 22nd
Snake people hold intuitive, seemingly psychic abilities that often defy physical, practical explanation. They’re the most spiritual of the Native American zodiac and tend to use that spirituality for healing purposes. Their minds are often running at full speed, reading the world like a nuanced novel of knowledge and spirit. A snake’s busy mind causes them to harbor the best multitasking skills.
November 23rd – December 21st
Owls are hopeful and optimistic. They make some of the best listeners, never interrupting or injecting their own opinions until prompted. While owls are usually level-headed, they’re also quick to jump full speed into something. That teetering balance between reserve and quick action often creates trouble for the owl in important situations. On the plus side, owls usually become experts in learning from their mistakes and adapting to a better future.
December 22nd – January 19th
The goose symbol dictates stoicism. If you’re a goose, you’ve become very fond of the phrase, “Slow and steady wins the race.” You set the bar high for yourself and will take all the time you need to reach your goals. A goose is definitely a lover, not a fighter. They’re determined to keep the peace while striving for their goals.
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