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Birth Totems

The Red Hawk
March 21 - April 19
Moon: Budding Trees Moon
Season: The Awakening Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: North-East
Element: Fire
Elemental Clan: Hawk Clan
Plant: Dandelion
Mineral: Opal
Polarity With: Falcon
Color: Yellow/Green
Musical Vibration: C Sharp
Personality: Active.
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Quickly aroused
Positive Traits: Pioneering spirit
Negative Traits: Impatient, selfish and often times egotistical.
Compatibilities: Salmon and Owls
Conscious Desire: To lead, manage head the adventure.
Subconscious Desire: Learning through experience.
Spiritual Path: Expanding the individual through discernment
Strengths: Persistence and patience with others
Weakness: Conceit and intolerance.

Beaver
April 20 - May 20
Moon: Frogs Return Moon
Season: The Growing Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: East
Element: Earth with Fire
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Wild clover
Mineral: Bloodstone
Polarity With: Snake
Color: Yellow
Musical Vibration: D Sharp
Personality: Resourceful and methodical
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energies
Emotions: High strung
Positive Traits: Persistent and often strong-willed.
Negative Traits: Inflexible, possessive and often times self involved
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and Geese
Conscious Desire: Security through abundance
Subconscious Desire: Freedom from attachments
Spiritual Path: To discover that which has lasting value
Strengths: Accepting change, compassion, inner security and confidence
Weakness: Possessiveness and inflexibility

Deer
May 21 - June 20
Moon: Corn Planting Moon
Season: The Flowering Time
Wind: East Winds
Direction: South-east
Element: Air with fire
Elemental Clan: Butterfly Clan
Plant: Lily of the Valley
Mineral: Agate
Polarity With: Owl
Color: Green
Musical Vibration: E natural
Personality: Talkative, congenial, moody.
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Sensitive
Positive Traits: Friendly, intellectual and quick witted
Negative Traits: Restless, yet insecure
Compatibilities: Crows and otters
Conscious Desire: Bridging gaps
Subconscious Desire: Mastery of the mind
Spiritual Path: Sharing what one has learned or experienced for growth
Strengths: Persistence and concentration
Weakness: Moodiness, "day dreaming"

Woodpecker (Flicker)
June 21 - July 21
Moon: Strong Sun Moon
Season: Long Days Time
Wind: South winds
Direction: South-south-east
Element: Water
Elemental Clan: Frog Clan
Plant: Wild rose
Mineral: Rose quartz
Polarity With: Goose
Color: Rose
Musical Vibration: F natural
Personality: Emotional, vulnerable but protective
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energy
Emotions: Protective, wanting to protect
Positive Traits: Tender and sympathetic.
Negative Traits: Moody, often unforgiving
Compatibilities: Snakes, Wolves, Beavers
Conscious Desire: Emotional stability
Subconscious Desire: Accomplishment
Spiritual Path: Fitting in with the greater good
Strengths: Resourcefulness, self acceptance and forgiveness.
Weakness: Self-pity, Envy and relying to heavily on others.

Salmon
July 22 - August 21
Moon: Ripe Berries Moon
Season: The Ripening Time
Wind: South winds
Direction: South
Element: Water
Elemental Clan: Fish Clan
Plant: Raspberry
Mineral: Carnelian
Polarity With: Otter
Color: Blue
Musical Vibration: F sharp
Personality: Confident and energetic
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Passionate & intense
Positive Traits: Generous and Creativ
Negative Traits: Controlling, often arrogant and intolerant
Compatibilities: Owl and Falcon
Conscious Desire: To rule
Subconscious Desire: Emotional balance
Spiritual Path: To find the underlying purpose of life
Strengths: Tolerance, humbleness and letting go
Weakness: Egotistical behavior and Controlling nature

Brown Bear
August 22 - September 21
Moon: Harvest Moon
Season: Harvesting Time
Wind: South winds
Direction: South-south-west
Element: Earth
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Violets
Mineral: Topaz
Polarity With: Wolf
Color: Brown
Musical Vibration: G natural
Personality: Practical and industrious
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energies
Emotions: Warm and thought out
Positive Traits: Detailed, humble, trustworthy
Negative Traits: Finicky, judgmental and often times hypocritical
Compatibilities: Geese and Beavers
Conscious Desire: Reaching forth, aiming high
Subconscious Desire: Attaining pure wisdom and truth
Spiritual Path: Understanding it all
Strengths: Optimism, tolerance and self acceptance
Weakness: Fault finding, pessimism and putting things off

Raven/Crow
September 22 - October 22
Moon: Ducks Flying Moon
Season: Falling Leaves Time
Wind: West winds
Direction: South-west
Element: Air
Elemental Clan: Butterfly Clan
Plant: Ivy
Mineral: Azurite
Polarity With: Falcon
Color: Blue
Musical Vibration: A natural
Personality: Tolerant and friendly
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energies
Emotions: Sensitive
Positive Traits: Diplomatic, often romantic and overly optimistic
Negative Traits: Gullible, indecisive and often holds a grudge
Compatibilities: Otter and Deer
Conscious Desire: Partnership
Subconscious Desire: Balance and harmony
Spiritual Path: Peace and balance
Strengths: Caution, making decisions and letting go
Weakness: Taking sides, indecision and trusting to much

Snake
October 23 - November 21
Moon: Cold Winds Moon
Season: The Frosting Time
Wind: West Winds
Direction: West
Element: Water
Elemental Clan: Frog Clan
Plant: Mums
Mineral: Amethyst
Polarity With: Beaver
Color: Lavender
Musical Vibration: B natural
Personality: Impulsive, ambitious
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energy
Emotions: Hidden, keeping things inside
Positive Traits: Discerning and imaginative
Negative Traits: Stubborn, mistrustful, often stubborn
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers and wolves
Conscious Desire: Acceptance
Subconscious Desire: Spiritual balance
Spiritual Path: Expressing inner intuition
Strengths: Creativity, ability to change and sensitive to others
Weakness: Egotistical, often aloof and distant

Elk
November 22 - December 21
Moon: Snowy Moon
Season: Starry Night Moon
Wind: West winds
Direction: North-west
Element: Fire
Elemental Clan: Hawk Clan
Plant: Poinsettia
Mineral: Obsidian
Polarity With: Deer
Color: Gold
Musical Vibration: C sharp
Personality: Laugh-hearty, loving and independent
Spiritual Energy: Feminine energy
Emotions: Caring
Positive Traits: Adaptable, trustworthy
Negative Traits: Restless and loud
Compatibilities: Falcons and Salmon
Conscious Desire: To understand the spirit and the human nature
Subconscious Desire: Applying the spiritual to the physical to bring about healing
Spiritual Path: Spiritual evolution
Strengths: Optimistic, happy and focused
Weakness: Often exaggerates, and is concerned with "status"

Snow Goose
December 22 - January 19
Moon: New Moon
Season: The Renewal Time
Wind: North wind
Direction: North-north-west
Element: Earth
Elemental Clan: Turtle Clan
Plant: Bramble
Mineral: Peridot
Polarity With: Woodpecker
Color: White
Musical Vibration: D sharp
Personality: Reliable, high standards of self
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energy
Emotions: Self concerned
Positive Traits: Ambitious, never gives up
Negative Traits: Rigid, driven, often too focused on succeeding
Compatibilities: Beavers, Bears and Crows
Conscious Desire: To succeed
Subconscious Desire: To rest and rejuvenate
Spiritual Path: To learn patience and the flow of life
Strengths: Sociable, well spoken
Weakness: Self-doubt, can't see the forest for the trees.

Otter
January 20 - February 18
Moon: Cleansing Moon
Season: The Cleansing Time
Wind: North Winds
Direction: North
Element: Air
Elemental Clan: Butterfly clan
Plant: Fern
Mineral: Turquoise
Polarity With: Salmon
Color: Silver
Musical Vibration: E natural
Personality: Sociable, talkative and independent
Spiritual Energy: Masculine energy
Emotions: Creative, unconventional
Positive Traits: Inventive, soothing and very perceptive
Negative Traits: Nosy, unpredictable, often times too blunt
Compatibilities: Crows, Falcons and Deer
Conscious Desire: To gain knowledge
Subconscious Desire: To attain wisdom
Spiritual Path: Applying spiritual knowledge to daily life
Strengths: Tolerance, courage, is often an original thinker
Weakness: Considered to be rebellious, and often times eccentric.

Wolf
February 19 - March 20
Earth Influence: The Blustery Winds of Time
Wind: The North Winds
Direction: North-north-east
Elements: Water with Air
Elemental Clan: Frog (Water) clan.
Plant: Plantain
Mineral: Jade
Polarity: Brown Bear
Color: Blue/Green
Musical Vibration: F sharp
Personality: Compassionate, Benevolent, Generous, Artistic and Gentle.
Spiritual Alchemy: Yin predominates.
Starting Totems: Wolf, Buffalo, Frog, Plantain, Jade and Brown Bear.
Feelings: Deep
Intention: Understanding
Nature: Trusting
Positive Traits: Sympathetic, Adaptable, Impressionable and Sensitive.
Negative Traits: Impractical, vague, timid, indecisive.
Sex-drive: Tender
Compatibilities: Woodpeckers, Brown Bears and snakes.
Conscious Aim: Freedom
Subconscious Desire: Identity
Life-Path: Love
Must Cultivate: Intuition, Creativity and Understanding.
Must Avoid: Timidity, Indolence and Impracticality.
 

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