Find Your Native American Zodiac Symbol

Many Native American cultures have the belief that a person is assigned an animal at the time of birth. Find yours!

Find Your Native American Zodiac Symbol

In ancient times, people believed and relied so much on the powers of the stars and the moon.

The cosmos was used as a way to predict the events here on Earth, good or bad. Astrologers, magicians, shamans, and healers used the activity of the stars as a way to explain such events.
And while we are all familiar with Western Astrology, in this article, we are exploring the Native American Zodiac, so if you’re curious to know what’s your Native American Zodiac sign and what it means for you, then we highly suggest that you read on.

Native American Man, Pow Wow Regalia Closeup
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In the Native American Zodiac, birth signs are called ‘birth totems’ and just in the same way that we refer to western astrology; we can use our birthdate to find out more about ourselves.

Totems, in the North American culture, are spiritual beings, sacred objects, or even symbols that serve as a family or a tribe or a clan’s insignia.

The native American zodiac calls what we know as birth signs, ‘birth totems’ because, they symbolize what or who a person is.

The North and South Hemisphere
It is also important to know that when learning about the Native American zodiac, the signs are also subdivided by the North and South Hemisphere.

The Native American shamans considered that the astrological position of the stars and even the seasons are different for the North and the South hemisphere hence, the distinction between the two.

It is advisable that for one to know what their birth totem is, you have to consider the location of the place you were born, whether you were born in the North or South, to have an accurate description of your Native American Zodiac.
Unlike today’s culture and society, Native Americans put an enormous amount of thought into naming their children. These names root in forces of nature, religion, and desired personality characteristics; they translate into poetic epithets.

Native Americans had a sort of wisdom and connection to nature that has been somewhat lost with time and industrial expansion.

Hackney, East London. Old Native American Woman. Mural.
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The meanings still exist today, however, and there are some really cool ways to explore this culture’s ancient roots. If you’re into astrology or horoscopes, chances are, you’ll find this very interesting: Native Americans have their own zodiac sign meanings, represented by a variety of animals. Your date of birth determines which animal represents you.

Native American animal symbols can encompass just about all the animals and their symbolic representation to the many tribes of the Americas.

Many Native American cultures have the belief that a person is assigned an animal at the time of birth. Find yours!


January 20th through February 18th – The Otter

The Otter

Back to work after a 3 days weekend is like…
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Colors – Silver
Personality traits – Independent and friendly
Compatible with – Raven, Falcon, and deer
Best day: Saturday
Best time of the day: between 11 am and 1 pm, between 11 pm and 1 am

Yes, the Otter has an unusual way of looking at things, but he/she is equipped with a brilliant imagination and intelligence, allowing him/her an edge over everyone else.

Often very perceptive and intuitive, the Otter makes a very good friend and can be very attentive.

In a nurturing environment, the Otter is sensitive, sympathetic, courageous, loyal and honest.

If you are looking for a friend, look no further than someone born under the sign of the Otter. Otters pay great attention, are very supportive, understanding, brave, and truthful.

February 19th through March 20th – The Wolf

The Wolf

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Colors – Blue-green
Personality traits – Gentle and generous
Compatible with – Woodpecker, brown bear, and snake
Best day: Thursday
Best time of the day: between 1 and 3 pm
Passion and emotion are the hallmarks of the Wolf.

Deeply emotional, and wholly passionate, the Wolf is the lover of the zodiac in both the physical and philosophical sense of the word.

The Native American sign that is most attuned to the heart and philosophy, the Wolf understands the emotional needs of everyone around him/her and is perfectly willing to provide love.

The Wolf understands that all we need is love, and is fully capable of providing it.

When it comes to nurturing, the Wolf is full of passion, willing to give, deeply loving, and most of all gentle.

March 21st through April 19th – The Falcon

The Falcon

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Colors – Yellow or green
Personality traits – Powerful and spontaneous
Compatible with – Salmon or owl
Best day: Tuesday
Best time of the day: between 3 and 5 am
Naturally inclined to leadership, the Falcon always has a sharp mind when it comes to making decisions in tense situations.

Always pragmatic, this member of the Native American zodiac isn’t inclined to wasting time and always stays on target.

Keeping on task is the hallmark of the Falcon. Keenly suited for team sports, the Falcon always tends to seize any opportunity.

April 20th through May 20th – The Beaver

The Beaver

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Colors – Yellow or blue
Personality traits – Determined and methodical
Compatible with – Woodpecker, brown bear or goose
Best day: Friday
Best time of the day: between 5 and 7 am, between 5 and 7 pm
The beaver loves being in charge but is also flexible and can adapt to any situation easily.

Mostly business, the Beaver gets the job at hand done with maximum efficiency. Strategic and cunning, the Beaver is a force to be reckoned with in matters of business and combat. One might also think twice about engaging the Beaver in a match of wits – as his/her mental acuity is razor sharp.

Under the right circumstances, Beavers can be loyal, compassionate, helpful and generous.

May 21st through June 20th – The Deer

The Deer

Your Majesty, the King of Teutoburg Forest! 🦌
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Colors – Yellow or blue
Personality traits – Smart, good communicator
Compatible with – Raven or otter
Best day: Wednesday
Best time of the day: between 7 and 9 am, between 7 and 9 pm

The deer in Native American mythology represents the creative influence. Witty and inspiring, the Deer also has a great sense of humor and can make almost anyone laugh. Always willing to converse, if you fall under the sign of the Deer then you are a great talker. This combined with his/her natural intelligence make the Deer a must-have guest at dinner parties!

In a supportive environment the Deer’s natural liveliness and sparkly personality radiate even more.

June 21st through July 21st – The Woodpecker

The Woodpecker

He was eating his lunch when I came across him and grabbed this shot! At a local park
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Colors – Pink
Personality traits – Sympathetic and protective
Compatible with – Snake, wolf, and beaver
Best day: Monday
Best time of the day between 9 and 11 am, between 9 and 11 pm

The Woodpecker is the nurturer who always has an open ear. People born under this sign are very empathetic and understanding. No other sign is as supportive. The listener, totally empathic and understanding, the Woodpecker is the one to have on your side when you need support. Of course, they make wonderful parents, and equally wonderful friends and partners.

In a nurturing environment, the Woodpecker is, of course, caring, devoted, and very romantic!

July 22nd through August 21st – The Salmon

The Salmon
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Colors – Red
Personality traits – Proud and confident
Compatible with – Owl and falcon
Best day: Saturday
Best time of the day: between 11 am and 1 pm, between 11 pm and 1 am

Creativity is your calling card if you are born under the sign of the salmon. Salmons are also expressly focused, prone to intuitiveness, and amazingly energetic. As a Salmon, you are very confident and love to motivate.

A natural motivator, the Salmon’s confidence, and enthusiasm are easily infectious.

As a Salmon, you have many friends thanks to your intelligent, intuitive, and generous nature.

August 22nd through September 21st – The Bear

The Bear

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Colors – Brown, and purple
Personality traits – Modest and practical
Compatible with – Goose and beaver
Best day: Wednesday
Best time of the day: between 1 and 3 pm

Pragmatic and methodical the Bear is the one to call when a steady hand is needed.
The Bear is also gifted with an enormous heart and an inclination for generosity. However, one might not know it as the Bear tends to be very modest, and a bit shy. In a loving environment, this Native American animal symbol showers love and generosity in return. Further, the Bear has a capacity for patience and temperance, which makes him/her excellent teachers and mentors.

September 22nd through October 22nd – The Raven

The Raven

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Colors – Blue and brown
Personality traits – Charming and friendly
Compatible with – Otter and deer
Best day: Friday
Best time of the day: between 3 and 5 pm

Highly enthusiastic and a natural entrepreneur, the Raven is quite the charmer.

As a Raven, you possess a type of easy energy that everyone relies on. As a Raven, you are quite the idealist but also calculating at the same time. Under positive circumstances, the Raven is very easy going, romantic, and almost invariably soft-spoken.

In relationships, the Raven is intuitive and patient!

October 23rd through November 22nd – The Snake


Green Tree Pythons, and the similar Emerald Tree Boa, tend to find a comfortable spot, and lie in a coiled up position for hours, with little or no movement.
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Colors – Violet or orange
Personality traits – Ambitious and impulsive
Compatible with – Woodpecker and wolf
Best day: Tuesday
Best time of the day: between 5 and 7 am, between 5 and 7 pm

Closely tied to the world of the spirit, the Snake is the traditional sign of the shaman.

Easily attuned to the ethereal realm, the Snake makes an excellent spiritual leader. Also respected for his/her healing capacities, the Snake also excels in medical professions.

There is a bit of an inclination to secrecy and darkness in the Snake, but those born under this sign can also be very caring and sensitive. In positive situations, the Snake can be humorous, helpful and inspiring.

November 23rd through December 21st – The Owl

The Owl

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Colors – Gold or black
Personality traits – Adventurous and independent
Compatible with – Falcon and salmon
Best day: Thursday
Best time of the day: between 7 and 9 am, between 7 and 9 pm

As a rule, this sign is one of the most adaptive. Easy going, natural, and warm, the Owl is friendly to all.
The bearer of this Native American animal symbol is notorious for engaging in life at full speed, and loves adventure.
Owls make great artists, teachers, and conservationists. But because of his/her adaptability and versatility, the Owl would likely excel in any occupation. In a supportive, nurturing environment the Owl is sensitive, enthusiastic, and an attentive listener.

December 22nd through January 19th – The Goose

The Goose

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Colors – White and silver
Personality traits – Serious and reliable
Compatible with – Beaver, brown bear and raven
Best day: Saturday
Best time of the day: between 9 and 11 am, between 9 and 11 pm

If you want something done – give it to the Goose. Persevering and ambitious to a fault, the Goose sets goals for accomplishment, and always obtains them.

Driven is the Goose’s dominating personality trait – which makes them excellent in business and competitive sports.

There is no stopping you especially when you know that your family and friends have your back. When in a positive relationship, the Goose can be romantic, passionate, and sensual.

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