What Is Your Native American Zodiac Sign, And What Does It Say About You?  

Allan Dodson
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Maybe you’ve already searched the stars for your 2018 fortunes, but what your Native American zodiac sign says about you may help you in your journey. Native American “birth totems” are a little more earth-based, with an animal representing each time of the year: depending on what season you are born, the corresponding animal will influence your personality and characteristics akin to a horoscope. Birth totems are not to be confused with spirit animals or guides and don’t relate to zodiac predictions about your wild nature.

What is your Native American zodiac sign? Take a look at the following facts about the Native American zodiac to see your animal self. And don’t be disappointed if you end up being a salmon or a snake. Native American traditions respect all animals and find good and nobility in all nature’s beasts. Of course there’s a dark side to all of us as well.

Here’s the good and bad of your Native American zodiac sign.

Falcon (March 21-April 19) — Decisive
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If you’ve ever seen a falcon soar and dive, you know they are decisive, fast, and on-target. There’s no time for indecision when you’re hurtling toward the earth at top speed, and those born under this sign share the same resolute nature.

The Good:

Falcons tend to be good leaders due to their ability to stick to the task and their fiery nature. They are visionaries who follow through with speed and keen insight. Pragmatic and decisive, falcons will lead a team with an absolute certainty that can be contagious.

The Not-So-Great:

The falcon’s fiery nature sometimes leads to impatience; they can leap before they really look. Being confident has its downside as well: falcons can be vain and tend to be braggarts.

Beaver (April 20-May 20) — Tenacious
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Beavers are the great builders of the forest. Beaver dams are often marvels of construction, and dams don’t build themselves. Like their forest counterparts, those born under the sign of the beaver have the tenacity and work ethic to take on big plans.

The Good:

Beavers are adaptable and methodical, so their work is efficient and single-minded. They are also creative and quite cunning – masters of strategy. They’re also family-oriented: they build for everyone, not just for themselves.

The Not-So-Great:

Beavers’ single-mindedness can make them stubborn and tactless. They can also be very nervous as they take on their big projects and can become possessive about their work.

Deer (May 21-June 20) — Inspirational
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The deer birth totem represents a creativity and sociability that inspires others. Deer are peacemakers with a personable gentleness that endears them to others around them.

The Good:

Deer are creative and accepting of others. Known for their sense of humor, they have the “gift of gab,” and easily draw others into their circle. They have strong values that guide them through life and their adaptability helps them forge paths through forests and fields where they move harmoniously, always aware of their surroundings.

The Not-So-Great:

Everyone loves the deer – including the deer. They can sometimes become conceited and self-absorbed. Also prone to moodiness and fear, they can be very restless and hard on themselves.

Woodpecker (June 21-July 22) — Nurturing
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Woodpeckers are sensitive and devoted. They are the great nurturers of the birth totem universe. Family is everything to the woodpecker, and they make wonderful parents. Some Native American traditions see the knocking of the woodpecker as the core rhythm of the Earth.

The Good:

Woodpeckers are extremely empathetic, so they are understanding and forgiving. They are fully dedicated to those they love, putting others’ needs before their own which in turn fulfills them.

The Not-So-Great:

The woodpecker’s extreme dedication can make them very possessive and jealous. Though they are gentle by nature, don’t make the woodpecker angry.