The Budding Trees Moon falls between March 21 and April 19. The first moon of Wabun (Golden Eagle) which is the Spirit Keeper of the East. It occurs at the time of the spring equinox position on the Native American Medicine Wheel. Your mineral totem for the Budding Trees Moon is the fire opal, your plant totem is the dandelion, and your animal totem is the red-tailed hawk. The color is yellow. Your element is fire and you belong to the Thunderbird clan.
The fire opal teaches people about the need for water (the emotions) in easing their fiery energy. The dandelion shows people the advantages of taking root as well as flying. The red hawk demonstrates the joy of freedom and of a long, clear view. The Budding Trees Moon teaches about energy, intensity, precipitating change, fearlessness, and optimism. Being born in this position teaches you about leadership ability, the vastness of your own spirit, and the degree of your clear-sightedness. People born under the Budding Trees Moon need to learn to channel their energies, contain their emotions, and be more patient with others.
Red hawk teaches you about adaptability, flying, survival, far-and clear-sightedness, prayer, leadership, deliberation, optimism, intensity, and openness.
Dandelion reminds you of the necessity of exploration and experimentation in life. It can also show you the beauty of various stages of growth.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related