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!