Many Native American cultures believe that a person is assigned an animal at the time of birth. Below are interpreted the Native American symbols of the zodiac and the characteristics of each.
Discover your Native American zodiac:
Otter (January 20 – February 19):
The otter is eccentric and unusual. Sometimes they are difficult to understand. They have unique ways of looking at things and therefore have problem-solving skills that many just don’t have.
The otter is courageous, honest and friendly.
Wolf (February 20 – March 19):
The wolf is mysterious, passionate and sometimes emotional. They understand things about the world that many do not understand.
They are good listeners and observers but often remain an enigma for the people in their lives.
Falcon (March 20 – April 19):
The flacon has a watchful eye and is often a natural-born leader. Just as we look at the falcons in the sky, many look at them for direction.
They support, but they do not give much. At worst, the falcon can be intolerant and impatient.
Beaver (April 20 – May 20):
The beaver is the engineer of the Native American zodiacs. They create strategies and make big plans.
They are witty, hardworking and rather bright, but they can also be possessive and nervous.
Deer (May 21 – June 20):
The deer is fast and inspiring. They have a great sense of humor and can laugh at almost anyone.
They are always aware of their surroundings, but deer can also be involved and in a bad mood.
Woodpecker (June 21 – July 21):
The woodpeckers are the most stimulating of the Native American zodiacs. They are empathetic listeners and often do everything they can to make the world a better place.
They make wonderful parents and tend to be resourceful. The woodpecker is, however, stubborn, which makes it vulnerable to anger, jealousy, and possessive behavior.
Salmon (July 22 – August 21):
Salmon is intelligent, creative and an electric personality. They are naturally enthusiastic and their love of life is contagious.
They need big goals and objectives, otherwise, they may find themselves mired in selfish or depressed behavior.
Bear (August 22 – September 21):
The bear is calm and pragmatic, but when pushed, it is a force to be reckoned with.
They are excellent business partners and tend to be the voice of reason in a group of family or friends. The bear is patient and tolerant, but only up to a point.
Raven (September 22 – October 22):
The raven is a natural charmer and a businessman. They are incredibly precise and know how to get what they need.
They are very social, not often appearing too far away from a city or a larger town. They are adaptive, often imitating activities they consider intelligent.
Snake (October 23 – November 22):
The snake is the most spiritual of all the Native American zodiacs. They are listening to the spirit world here and beyond.
They are respected for their abilities in the medical field, as well as in the shamanic world.
Owl (November 23 – December 21):
The owl is difficult to pin down. They are warm and easy-going, but they are also sometimes tough in battle and ready to go at full speed.
They can be so wise and yet so reckless.
Goose (December 22 – January 19):
The goose is the ambitious peacekeeper. They are determined to succeed no matter what. Failure does not come easily to them.
They are motivated and naturally talented in many areas.