The Shamanistic Astrological system is based on the Medicine Wheel and cycle of seasons. It begins at summers end when the Sun begins to wane for the long winter months. The system connects each month to Mother Earth and it’s ever evolving changes and influences.

The birth totems are general aspects of the “birthing sign” and are much more than just cosmic symbolism set along the road to help us understand a certain situation in our life. These aspects tell us about who we are, why we probably look at things in a certain way and react to situations or people using particular responses. These totems may explain why you feel connected to a certain moon phase, element or precious stone. The more you understand about your connections, the easier it is to utilize those compatibilities upon your spiritual path as supports for learning and experiencing life. Additionally, the more in tune with the characteristics of these aspects, almost as if we mirror of those traits and qualities. We can therefore use their strengths to help us over come our weaknesses.

The following is a brief listing of the Shamanistic Astrological Solar Birth Totems.

 October 23 – November 21
Totem: Snake

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Snake
  • Moon: Cold Winds Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Frosting Time
  • Wind Relation: West Winds
  • Directional Relation: West
  • Element Relation: Water
  • Elemental clan: Frog Clan
  • Plant totem: Mums
  • Mineral totem: Amethyst
  • Polarity with: Beaver
  • Color Aspect: Lavender
  • Musical vibration: B natural
  • Personality: Impulsive, ambitious
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energy
  • Emotions: Hidden, keeping things inside
  • Positive traits: Discerning and imaginative
  • Negative traits: Stubborn, mistrustful, often stubborn
  • Compatibilities: Woodpeckers and wolves
  • Conscious Desire: Acceptance
  • Subconscious desire: Spiritual balance
  • Spiritual Path: Expressing inner intuition
  • Strengths: Creativity, ability to change and sensitive to others
  • Weakness: Egotistical, often aloof and distant
Birth Totem Summary:
 November 22 – December 21
Totem: Elk

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Elk
  • Moon: Snowy Moon
  • Season Aspect: Starry Night Moon
  • Wind Relation: West winds
  • Directional Relation: North-west
  • Element Relation: Fire
  • Elemental clan: Hawk Clan
  • Plant totem: Poinsettia
  • Mineral totem: Obsidian
  • Polarity with: Deer
  • Color Aspect: Gold
  • Musical vibration: C sharp
  • Personality: Laugh-hearty, loving and independent
  • Spiritual energy: Feminine energy
  • Emotions: Caring
  • Positive traits: Adaptable, trustworthy
  • Negative traits: Restless and loud
  • Compatibilities: Falcons and Salmon
  • Conscious Desire: To understand the spirit and the human nature
  • Subconscious desire: Applying the spiritual to the physical to bring about healing
  • Spiritual Path: Spiritual evolution
  • Strengths: Optimistic, happy and focused
  • Weakness: Often exaggerates, and is concerned with “status”
Birth Totem Summary
  December 22 – January 19
Totem: Snow Goose
  • Birth and animal totem: Snow Goose
  • Moon: New Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Renewal Time
  • Wind Relation: North wind
  • Directional Relation: North-north-west
  • Element Relation: Earth
  • Elemental clan: Turtle Clan
  • Plant totem: Bramble
  • Mineral totem: Peridot
  • Polarity with: Woodpecker
  • Color Aspect: White
  • Musical vibration: D sharp
  • Personality: Reliable, high standards of self
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energy
  • Emotions: Self concerned
  • Positive traits: Ambitious, never gives up
  • Negative traits: Rigid, driven, often too focused on succeeding
  • Compatibilities: Beavers, Bears and Crows
  • Conscious Desire: To succeed
  • Subconscious desire: To rest and rejuvenate
  • Spiritual Path: To learn patience and the flow of life
  • Strengths: Sociable, well spoken
  • Weakness: Self-doubt, can’t see the forest for the trees.
Birth Totem Summary
 January 20 – February 18
Totem: Otter

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Otter
  • Moon: Cleansing Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Cleansing Time
  • Wind Relation: North Winds
  • Directional Relation: North
  • Element Relation: Air
  • Elemental clan: Butterfly clan
  • Plant totem: Fern
  • Mineral totem: Turquoise
  • Polarity with: Salmon
  • Color Aspect: Silver
  • Musical vibration: E natural
  • Personality: Sociable, talkative and independent
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energy
  • Emotions: Creative, unconventional
  • Positive traits: Inventive, soothing and very perceptive
  • Negative traits: Nosy, unpredictable, often times too blunt
  • Compatibilities: Crows, Falcons and Deer
  • Conscious Desire: To gain knowledge
  • Subconscious desire: To attain wisdom
  • Spiritual Path: Applying spiritual knowledge to daily life
  • Strengths: Tolerance, courage, is often an original thinker
  • Weakness: Considered to be rebellious, and often times eccentric.
Birth Totem Summary
 February 19 – March 20
Totem: Wolf

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Wolf
  • Moon: Worm Awakening Moon
  • Season Aspect: In-between time (Not Winter, not Spring)
  • Earth influence: The Blustery Winds Time
  • Wind Relation: The North Winds
  • Directional Relation: North-north-east
  • Element Relation: Water with Air
  • Elemental clan: Frog (Water) clan.
  • Plant totem: Plantain
  • Mineral totem: Jade
  • Polarity with: Brown Bear
  • Color Aspect: Blue/Green
  • Musical vibration: F sharp
  • Personality: Compassionate, Benevolent, Generous, Artistic and Gentle.
  • Spiritual energy: Yin predominates.
  • Emotions: Deep
  • Positive traits: Sympathetic, Adaptable, Impressionable and Sensitive.
  • Negative traits: Impractical, vague, timid, indecisive.
  • Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and snakes.
  • Conscious aim: Freedom
  • Subconscious desire: Identity
  • Spiritual Path: Love
  • Strengths: Intuition, Creativity and Understanding.
  • Weakness: Timidity, Indolence and Impracticality.
Birth Totem Summary
 March 21 – April 19
Totem: Red Hawk

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Red Hawk
  • Moon: Budding Trees Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Awakening Time
  • Wind Relation: East Winds
  • Directional Relation: North-East
  • Element Relation: Fire
  • Elemental clan: Hawk Clan
  • Plant totem: Dandelion
  • Mineral totem: Opal
  • Polarity with: Falcon
  • Color Aspect: Yellow/Green
  • Musical vibration: C Sharp
  • Personality: Active.
  • Spiritual energy ¹: Feminine energies
  • Emotions: Quickly aroused
  • Positive traits: Pioneering spirit
  • Negative traits: Impatient, selfish and often times egotistical.
  • Compatibilities: Salmon and Owls
  • Conscious Desire: To lead, manage head the adventure.
  • Subconscious desire: Learning through experience.
  • Spiritual Path: Expanding the individual through discernment
  • Strengths: Persistence and patience with others
  • Weakness: Conceit and intolerance.
Birth Totem Summary
 April 20 – May 20
Totem: Beaver

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Beaver
  • Moon: Frogs Return Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Growing Time
  • Wind Relation: East Winds
  • Directional Relation: East
  • Element Relation: Earth with Fire
  • Elemental clan: Turtle Clan
  • Plant totem: Wild clover
  • Mineral totem: Bloodstone
  • Polarity with: Snake
  • Color Aspect: Yellow
  • Musical vibration: D Sharp
  • Personality: Resourceful and methodical
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energies
  • Emotions: High strung
  • Positive traits: Persistent and often strong-willed.
  • Negative traits: Inflexible, possessive and often times self involved
  • Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and Geese
  • Conscious Desire: Security through abundance
  • Subconscious desire: Freedom from attachments
  • Spiritual Path: To discover that which has lasting value
  • Strengths: Accepting change, compassion, inner security and confidence
  • Weakness: Possessiveness and inflexibility
Birth Totem Summary
 May 21 – June 20
Totem: Deer

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Deer
  • Moon: Corn Planting Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Flowering Time
  • Wind Relation: East Winds
  • Directional Relation: South-east
  • Element Relation: Air with fire
  • Elemental clan: Butterfly Clan
  • Plant totem: Lily of the Valley
  • Mineral totem: Agate
  • Polarity with: Owl
  • Color Aspect: Green
  • Musical vibration: E natural
  • Personality: Talkative, congenial, moody.
  • Spiritual energy: Feminine energies
  • Emotions: Sensitive
  • Positive traits: Friendly, intellectual and quick witted
  • Negative traits: Restless, yet insecure
  • Compatibilities: Crows and otters
  • Conscious Desire: Bridging gaps
  • Subconscious desire: Mastery of the mind
  • Spiritual Path: Sharing what one has learned or experienced for growth
  • Strengths: Persistence and concentration
  • Weakness: Moodiness, “day dreaming”
Birth Totem Summary
 June 21 – July 21
Totem: Woodpecker

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Woodpecker {Flicker}
  • Moon: Strong Sun Moon
  • Season Aspect: Long Days Time
  • Wind Relation: South winds
  • Directional Relation: South-south-east
  • Element Relation: Water
  • Elemental clan: Frog Clan
  • Plant totem: Wild rose
  • Mineral totem: Rose quartz
  • Polarity with: Goose
  • Color Aspect: Rose
  • Musical vibration: F natural
  • Personality: Emotional, vulnerable but protective
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energy
  • Emotions: Protective, wanting to protect
  • Positive traits: Tender and sympathetic.
  • Negative traits: Moody, often unforgiving
  • Compatibilities: Snakes, Wolves, Beavers
  • Conscious Desire: Emotional stability
  • Subconscious desire: Accomplishment
  • Spiritual Path: Fitting in with the greater good
  • Strengths: Resourcefulness, self acceptance and forgiveness.
  • Weakness: Self-pity, Envy and relying to heavily on others.
Birth Totem Summary
 July 22 – August 21
Totem: Salmon

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Salmon
  • Moon: Ripe Berries Moon
  • Season Aspect: The Ripening Time
  • Wind Relation: South winds
  • Directional Relation: South
  • Element Relation: Water
  • Elemental clan: Fish Clan
  • Plant totem: Raspberry
  • Mineral totem: Carnelian
  • Polarity with: Otter
  • Color Aspect: Blue
  • Musical vibration: F sharp
  • Personality: Confident and energetic
  • Spiritual energy: Feminine energies
  • Emotions: Passionate & intense
  • Positive traits: Generous and Creative
  • Negative traits: Controlling, often arrogant and intolerant
  • Compatibilities: Owl and Falcon
  • Conscious Desire: To rule
  • Subconscious desire: Emotional balance
  • Spiritual Path: To find the underlying purpose of life
  • Strengths: Tolerance, humbleness and letting go
  • Weakness: Egotistical behavior and Controlling nature
Birth Totem Summary
 August 22 – September 21
        Totem: Brown Bear

 

  • Birth and animal totem: Bear {Brown Bear}
  • Moon: Harvest Moon
  • Season Aspect: Harvesting Time
  • Wind Relation: South winds
  • Directional Relation: South-south-west
  • Element Relation: Earth
  • Elemental clan: Turtle Clan
  • Plant totem: Violets
  • Mineral totem: Topaz
  • Polarity with: Wolf
  • Color Aspect: Brown
  • Musical vibration: G natural
  • Personality: Practical and industrious
  • Spiritual energy: Masculine energies
  • Emotions: Warm and thought out
  • Positive traits: Detailed, humble, trustworthy
  • Negative traits: Finicky, judgmental and often times hypocritical
  • Compatibilities: Geese and Beavers
  • Conscious Desire: Reaching forth, aiming high
  • Subconscious desire: Attaining pure wisdom and truth
  • Spiritual Path: Understanding it all
  • Strengths: Optimism, tolerance and self acceptance
  • Weakness: Fault finding, pessimism and putting things off

Birth Totem Summary

 September 22 – October 22
Totem: Raven / Crow
  • Birth and animal totem: Raven {Crow}
  • Moon: Ducks Flying Moon
  • Season Aspect: Falling Leaves Time
  • Wind Relation: West winds
  • Directional Relation: South-west
  • Element Relation: Air
  • Elemental clan: Butterfly Clan
  • Plant totem: Ivy
  • Mineral totem: Azurite
  • Polarity with: Falcon
  • Color Aspect: Blue
  • Musical vibration: A natural
  • Personality: Tolerant and friendly
  • Spiritual energy: Feminine energies
  • Emotions: Sensitive
  • Positive traits: Diplomatic, often romantic and overly optimistic
  • Negative traits: Gullible, indecisive and often holds a grudge
  • Compatibilities: Otter and Deer
  • Conscious Desire: Partnership
  • Subconscious desire: Balance and harmony
  • Spiritual Path: Peace and balance
  • Strengths: Caution, making decisions and letting go
  • Weakness: Taking sides, indecision and trusting to much
Birth Totem Summary
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