Elk Animal Totem: Awakener of the Unconscious

Happy birthday to the Elk! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from November 22 to December 21 have the elk as their birth animal totem. The elk is the largest and considered the most regal of the deer family.

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our every day energy.
 
Did you know? The antlers of an elk resemble a tree and are shed annually. During mating season, male bulls charge each other until one succeeds in knocking the other from his feet and gores him.

The winner emerges with the female while the other male limps away. Calves are kept hidden for the first six months of their life to ensure their safety while mom goes out foraging for food.

Spiritually, they are considered the keepers of thunder and lightning, and as such, help awaken our unconscious.

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Elk totem people are highly aware of justice and injustice and can be very both impatient and vocal about perceived transgressions in the hope to correct the behavior and/or situation.

If the Elk calling out is out of balance or lacking maturity, his/her behavior can create unnecessary problems. However, an Elk person in balance can bring clarity and insights to benefit all.
  
What do you think? Where can you add a little elk medicine to your life?

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Snake Animal Totem: Mysterious, Adaptable and Transformative

Happy birthday to the Snake! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from October 24 to November 21 have the snake as their birth animal totem. Throughout the world, there are approximately 2500 species of snake!

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our every day energy.

Did you know? Snakes are very adaptable to their environment, sometimes changing their color to blend more closely with landscape. They are highly sensitive to touch and vibrations. Snake totem people, contrary to a snake’s cold blood, can be highly sexual beings. Spiritually, snakes hold the secrets of spiritual sexuality.

Change may not come easily to a snake person, but when it does, it’s usually a permanent one.

Snake totem people are highly adaptable and able to shed their old skin of thoughts, perceptions and philosophies when it’s time to transform into a new phase of life. They are teachers of fear and the many deaths that occur in life as a part of change and transformation.

What do you think? Where can you add a little snake medicine to your life?

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Bear Animal Totem: The Dreamers

Happy birthday to the Bear! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from August 23 to September 22 have the brown bear as their birth animal totem, which includes the black bear and various shades of brown including blonde and cinnamon.

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our every day energy.

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Did you know? Bears are curious animals and lead a slow, methodical life while enjoying it as well. They take time to critically observe their surroundings and things that occur and learn from them. The only time they speed up their pace is in the fall in preparation for winter hibernation. Contrary to popular belief, the bear does not sleep the entire way through, sometimes taking breaks to wake up and enjoy the warmer days of winter. Their sleep is a “half sleep.” Hence, the correlation of bears as dreamers, dreaming their everyday, personal dream awake. They can teach you to step into the silence of your inner stillness and introspection.

What do you think? Where can you add a little bear medicine to your life?

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Sturgeon Animal Totem: Deep Diving

Oh ancient, royal fishes … we didn’t forget about you! Happy birthday to the Sturgeon! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from July 23 to August 22 have the sturgeon as their birth animal totem.

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our every day energy.

Did you know? The sturgeon is among the most ancient fish, dating back to dinosaurs roaming the earth; hence, their thorny, prehistoric physical bodies, strength and ability to survive. Although a deep swimmer, the sturgeon will occasionally breach the water, jumping into the air before going back to its low depths.

As such, people born with sturgeon as their sitting place animal totem likewise tend to show an aggressive thorny exterior to hide their true feelings while being easily hurt on the inside from their soft, sensitive hearts. If in balance, they can spin this medicine in the light to easily feel what others are feeling without it affecting themselves. They know how to dance in the memories of water and be in clear, deep emotions.

What do you think? Where can you add a little sturgeon medicine to your life?

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Deer Animal Totem: Adaptable, Swift Movement

Happy birthday to the Deer! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from May 21 to June 20 have the deer as their birth animal totem. In the U.S., this includes the mule deer, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer and several other species.

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We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our everyday energy.

Did you know? Deer are the keeper of magick, magical law and alchemy and the teacher of natural law and swiftness. Many Native Americans believed the moon, wind and rain affected the movements of deer. Scientific research indeed confirms that their movement depends on the outside temperature, moon phases and even barometric pressure. They are highly adaptable and can live from the cold Arctic to the humid heat of Florida.

The mule deer, specifically, knows how to enter our maze, where we wander lost in our patterns. It knows the earth and can identify danger up to 24 hours in advance.

The white-tail deer is the keeper of softness and the teacher of beauty, soft power and respect for feminine power. Remember, gentleness = strength!

What do you think? Where can you add a little deer medicine to your life?

 

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The Balanced View of the Red Hawk

The Balanced View of the Red Hawk

To all the Red Hawks and those born from March 21 – April 19, a belated happy birthday! How was your birth renewal time? For those not familiar with SunBear’s earth Astrology, the sweet medicine of the Red Hawk is to receive with the mind to fearlessly see all the little details of life that call out for attention.

Did you know? Red-tailed hawks are monogamous and may mate for life. Both sexes incubate their eggs for four to five weeks, and feed the young from the time they hatch until they leave the nest about six weeks later. True male-female balance.

Where can you add a little red hawk medicine to your life today?

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First Moon of the Year: Snowgoose Animal Totem

First Moon of the Year: Snowgoose Animal Totem

Happy birthday to the snowgeese! If you’re not familiar with Sunbear’s Earth Astrology, the snowgoose is the animal totem associated with those born Dec 22 – Jan 19. There is much unique about the snowgoose.

Have you ever watched a flock of geese flying in their traditional “V” formation? Two engineers learned that each bird, by flapping its wings, creates an uplift for the bird that follows. Together the whole flock gains approx. 70% greater flying range than if they were flying alone.

How is that for energy efficiency? Can you think of where you can apply snowgoose efficiency within your life?