Earth Astrology


We have just entered the month of the Snake according to Sun Bear’s Earth Astrology (or the sun sign of Scorpio).  Every month or sun sign has a corresponding Earth Astrology sign.  According to the teachings in the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, each of the animal totems have their own give-away, particular gift or teaching, which is called its medicine. Each of the animal totems below are called birth totem animals and they are a master of the direction they sit in on the wheel.

The Spirit of the Animals is our communicator with our Higher Self.  Getting to know and calling on your animal totem will help you reach for your potential and assist you in actualizing what you have come into this body to accomplish.

Snake: October 24 – November 21 (Scorpio) sits in the West

Elk: November 22 – December 21 (Sagittarius) sits in the Northwest

Snow Goose: December 22 – January 19 (Capricorn) sits in the Northwest

Otter: January 20 – February 18 (Aquarius) sits in the North

Cougar: February 19 – March 20 (Pisces) sits in the Northeast

Red Hawk: March 21 – April 19 (Aries) sits in the Northeast

Beaver: April 20 – May 20 (Taurus) sits in the East

Deer: May 21 – June 20 (Gemini) sits in the Southeast

Flicker: June 21 – July 22 (Cancer) sits in the Southeast

Sturgeon: July 23 – August 22 (Leo) sits in the South

Brown Bear: August 23 – September 22 (Virgo) sits in the Southwest

Raven: September 23 – October 23 (Libra) sits in the Southwest

Within Sun Bear’s system, each birth sitting place also includes a wheel of seven other animal totems that guide and inform each person’s way of being in the world.  We will discuss your wheel of animals, the energy of their sitting place on your wheel and the medicine of the animal itself over the next week or so.  Make sure you don’t miss these upcoming posts!

If you would like to learn more about Earth Astrology, visit the DTMMS bookstore or the Sweet Medicine Shoppe.

2 thoughts on “Earth Astrology

  1. Ann Lipofsky says:

    Hi Mary or Janneke whomever is doing these posts,

    So…what this means is that someone could be a Red Hawk in their birth sitting place if their birthday is April 19th even though their Sun is at 1º Taurus and they are a Taurus (Beaver) and not an Aries according to traditional western Sun Sign astrology?

    Did Sun Bear have anything to say about those somewhat rare situations? Is that in any text anywhere?

    Sincerely, Ann Rollling Thunder

    Ann Lipofsky, RN, BSN, CTE Soul Level Astrology, Tantric Healing, Flower Essences and Herbal Alchemy (303) 887-2207


    • Hi Ann,
      From what I have been taught and what I have read of Sun Bear’s work, he did not go into this level of detail with his Earth Astrology. Janneke or Mary or maybe even Barbara, who studied with Sun Bear, may know more.

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