THE TOTEM ANIMALS
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 gregariousness.
(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
(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 patience.
(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
(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,
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 and leadership.
(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
(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