CREATOR. There is no one animal that
always represents the Creator. The Creator dances in all
animals. The same holds true for minerals and plants. The
Creator is part of everything and everything is part of the
TORTOISE. The animal totem for this stone is the tortoise.
Lessons we can learn from tortoise are ancient wisdom,
experience, patience and endurance.
LIZARD. Lizard is the animal totem for this stone. From him,
we learn adaptability, optimism and good cheer.
Loon is the totem for this stone. We can learn about mystery,
transformation, fidelity and maneuverability from Loon.
Stone 5 has the Turtle as its totem. From the turtle, which is
one of the four elemental clans (element of Earth), we learn
honor, ancient wisdom, stability and protection.
Frog is the animal totem for this stone, and the second of the
four elemental clans (element of Water). From him, we can
learn about evolution, mystery, transformation, humor and
THUNDERBIRD. Thunderbird is the third elemental clan of the
inner circle (element of Fire). From the Thunderbird, humans
can learn lessons in goodness, kindness, cleansing, healing,
and very important to learn, humility.
The last stone of the inner circle is the Butterfly. She is
the fourth elemental clan animal (element of Air). From the
beautiful butterfly, humans can learn transformation, growth,
evolution, change and how to experience joy.
THE SPIRIT KEEPER ANIMALS (Stones 9 - 12)
(NORTH) - WHITE BUFFALO. Spirituality, selflessness,
generosity, hope, and ancient wisdom can be learned by working
(EAST) - EAGLE. From Wabun, humans can learn clarity, vision,
and inspiration. The eagle is a spiritual messenger.
SHAWNODESE (SOUTH) - COYOTE. From Shawnodese, the trickster of
the animal kingdom, we can learn about wildness, humor,
trickster energy, survival and creativity.
MUDJEKEEWIS (WEST) - GRIZZLY BEAR. From Mudjekeewis, you may
learn stability, durability, healing, introspection, maturity
THE TOTEM ANIMALS (13- 24)
GOOSE (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This is the Earth Renewal Moon, and
Snow Goose is the animal totem. From him, we learn beauty,
tradition, transmitting, receiving, ceremony, and
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you are born during this period, you are
in the Rest and Cleansing Moon, and Otter is your totem. From
Otter, people can learn to be playful, nurturing, prophetic,
noble, curious and humanitarian in nature.
COUGAR (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Those born at this time are under
the Big Winds Moon. From your totem, Cougar, learn the lessons
of initiative, speed, grace, territoriality and mystery.
HAWK (Mar. 21-April 19). This is the time of the Budding Trees
Moon, and the animal totem is the Red Hawk. From him, people
can learn the lessons of awareness, insight, truth,
adaptability, prayer and openness.
(April 20-May 20). This is the season of the Frogs Return
Moon, and the totem for this moon is Beaver. From Beaver, we
learn security, contentment, industry, balance, affection and
(May 21-June 20). The totem for the Cornplanting Moon is Deer.
From this beautiful animal, people can learn sensitivity,
grace, alertness, creativity and heart and spirit connection.
(June 21-July 22). If you are born in this time period, you
were born in the Strong Sun Moon, and your animal totem is
Flicker. He teaches us protection, courage, joy, rhythm,
harmony, loving and nurturing.
STURGEON (July 23-Aug. 22). This is the time of the Ripe
Berries Moon, and the animal totem is Sturgeon. We learn these
from Sturgeon: determination, teaching, leadership, knowledge,
BEAR (Aug. 23-Sept.22). Those born at this time are born under
the Harvest Moon, and the Brown Bear is your animal totem. He
teaches us caution, bravery, fairness, organization, curiosity
(Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Raven is the totem for those born under
the Ducks Fly Moon. Raven, very wise, teaches people
spirituality, intelligence, community, duality and balance.
SNAKE (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This is the time of the Freeze Up
Moon, and if you were born now, your totem is Snake. Snake
teaches the lessons of mystery, adaptability, femininity,
transformation and healing.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Elk is the animal totem associated with the
Long Snows Moon. The regal Elk teaches us to be confident,
strong, joyful, agile, wise, and responsible.
THE SPIRIT PATH ANIMALS
THE NORTHERN SPIRIT PATH
RACCOON(Cleansing). Our masked friend, Raccoon, teaches us
merriment, openness, cleansing, wiliness, tenacity and humor.
(Renewal). From the Earthworm, people can learn about
regeneration, stamina, self-healing, transformation and
(Purity). The Dolphin has many lessons for us to learn. They
include purity, lightness of being, communication, love,
intelligence and spiritual attainments.
THE EASTERN SPIRIT PATH ANIMALS
(Clarity). The Hummingbird, small and graceful, teaches us
precision, lucidity, energy, vibrancy, grace, clarity and
(Wisdom). From the Owl, humans can learn about old wisdom,
knowledge, paradox, femininity, mystery and vision.
(Illumination). From the tiny firefly, who lights our
evenings, we can learn many things. They include illumination,
understanding, the life force, continuity, wonder, awe and
light and darkness.
THE SOUTHERN SPIRIT PATH ANIMALS
(Growth). Rabbit, who represents growth, has many lessons for
us. They include dealing with fear, growth, innocence,
creativity, productivity and self-actualization.
(Trust). Salmon is the second position of the southern spirit
path. He teaches us trust, strength, determination, willpower,
loyalty and tradition.
(Love). From the Wolf, one of our most misunderstood animal
brothers, people can learn many lessons about love, healing
relationships, fidelity, forgiveness, intimacy, community,
generosity and compatibility.
THE WESTERN SPIRIT PATH ANIMALS
(Experience). Working with Whale teaches us about the
importance of observing, and about knowledge based on
experience. We also can learn much about being in harmony with
the environment. Other lessons are strength, patience, and to
realize the magnificence in all things.
(Introspection). The tiny mouse, a very humble little brother,
has many large lessons that we can learn. They include
introspection, perception, innocence, trust, resting and
acceptance of others.
(Strength). What an amazing animal, the ant. Strength many
times his size, he holds many lessons for us. They are
strength, endurance, efficiency, persistence, productivity,
courage and the importance of community