Native American Birth Totem Sturgeon

The Ripe Berries Moon fills Father Sky from July 23 to August 22.  It is the second moon of Shawnodese (Coyote) who is the Spirit Keeper of the South Direction. Iron and garnet are the mineral totems for this moon.  Raspberry is the plant totem.  The sturgeon is the animal totem.  The color is red.  Fire is the element and the elemental clan is Thunderbird.

Iron teaches people about their strength and garnet shows them their heart is the source of that strength.  From the raspberry people  learn about their sweetness and the thorns they project to protect this part of themselves from other people.  The sturgeon shows people their depth and their need to teach.  The Ripe Berries Moon teaches people how to work from the heart center,  how to demonstrate affection,  how to face fears, and how to develop leadership abilities. Ripe Berries Moon helps develop courage and power.  People born with the Sturgeon totem need to guard against impulsiveness, arrogance, and a tendency to dominate any scenario.

The medicine of sturgeon will teach you about your determination, perseverance, depth, knowledge, generosity, strength, and sexuality.

Garnet and iron are the mineral totems  of  the Ripe Berries Moon. Garnet helps to balance your sexual energies.  Associated with the heart and blood, Garnet can stimulate the free flow of emotion for the person wearing it.

Garnet helps to strengthen those who carry it, it can warn of danger, and  helps you to lead a good and honorable life. Garnet can help you to penetrate the heart of any matter.

Iron is good for the blood and heart.  It reminds you of the necessity of being tempered by life’s experiences.  It encourages you to have a discriminating hardness that will allow you to know when no is the answer that will promote the highest good for all that are involved.

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Flicker or Woodpecker Native American Totem

The Strong Sun Moon arrives between June 21 and July 22. It is the first moon of Shawnodese (Coyote),  Spirit Keeper of the South position on the Native American Medicine Wheel  This moon occurs at the time of the summer solstice.  The mineral totem for the Strong Sun Moon is carnelian agate,  the plant is the wild rose, and the animal is the flicker or woodpecker.  The color is pink. The element is water  and you belong to the Frog clan.

The carnelian agate teaches people  about their strong heart connection.  The rose teaches people  about their ability both to heal and to inspire.  The flicker or woodpecker teaches people about their desire for self-expression. The Strong Sun Moon teaches about the importance of the emotions and the need for a strong home base.  People born under the Strong Sun Moon are intuitive and wild in some aspects of being, and yet  conservative and home loving in others.  The Strong Sun Moon teaches  about the law of relationship and about family, mothering, and nurturing. While working with the flicker people must guard against wallowing in their own emotions and about fearing to take a stand.

Flicker or woodpecker can teach you about communicating, music, joy, nurturing, courage, protection, tenacity, and your connection with the universal.

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Deer as Native American Birth Totem

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The Corn Planting Moon comes to us from May 21 to June 20 and  is the third moon of Wabun (Golden Eagle). Wabun is the Spirit Keeper of the East direction on the Medicine Wheel.  The mineral totem for the Corn Planting Moon is moss agate. The plant totem is yarrow, and the animal totem is deer. The colors are green and white. The Corn Planting Moon is under the element of Air and the elemental clan is Butterfly.

The moss agate teaches people to clearly see their link with the mineral and plant kingdoms. The yarrow teaches about both cleansing and strengthening. The deer demonstrates the beauty of grace and quick movement. Corn Planting Moon teaches about beauty in yourself, in others, and in your environment and teaches about your own healing abilities. These birth totems  will point out any cutting edges in your personality, the necessity of balancing time and energy, and your ability to create. People born under  the deer position need to learn to be more consistent, less suspicious, and more willing to show some of their own deep feelings.

Deer teaches you about adaptability, camouflage, grace, beauty, speed, healing, sensitivity, alertness, creativity, your heart energy, and your connection with Spirit.

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Yarrow will help you discover the healing powers that flow through you and your inner strengths.

Moss agate teaches you to find truth and courage within even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Native American Totem – Beaver

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The Frogs Return Moon falls from April 20 to May 20 and  is the second moon of Wabun (Golden Eagle). Wabun is the Spirit Keeper of the East on the Native American Medicine Wheel. The mineral totem for this  moon is the chrysocolla, the plant totem  is the blue camas, and the animal totem  is the beaver. The color is blue and the element is earth. The elemental clan is that of Turtle.  (Some tribes use the mineral jasper, wild clover as the plant and yellow as the color. You will instinctively know which is right for you.)

The chrysocolla teaches people in this position learn to balance the earth and sky within themselves. The blue camas teaches them to sustain themselves and others.  Beaver teaches people to make all environments as pleasant as possible. People born under the Frogs Return Moon learn about stability, and the value of hard work, luck, and their ability to create and maintain an orderly and beautiful environment. The Frogs Return Moon teaches  about perseverance, patience, stability, and practicality.  People born into this position need to guard against being too stubborn, overindulging, and holding back all their feelings.

Blue Camas is good  for creating movement where there is stagnation, for providing sustenance, and for teaching discrimination an all levels of life.

Chrysocolla is a stone of good medicine that can bring good health and luck to the person wearing it. This mineral helps purify the heart, mind, and your spirit. It helps to balance, ground, and have an overall sense of well being and strength. It is a stone that promotes a feeling of peacefulness and stability giving you a stronger sense of your connection with the earth.

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Native American Totem: Red-tailed Hawk

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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 birth totem

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.

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