Your Birth Totem Otter

If your birthday falls between January 20th and February 18th, your birth totem is the Otter. You were born under the element of air during the Rest and Cleansing Moon with Waboose (White Buffalo) acting as your Spirit Guide throughout your lifetime. You have a strong connection to the winds of the North and you belong to the Butterfly Clan. You will find a connection with your plant totem, the Quaking Aspen or the Fern. Silver or turquoise act as your mineral totem.

You are active physically, mentally, and emotionally because of your connection with the Butterfly Clan. You find new and unusual ways of doing things and like Air you are always shifting and moving much like the Butterfly. Butterfly people look for ways to serve the people and usually help others in the healing of mind, body, and spirit.

Two River Otters mug
Two River Otters by wildlifehotspots at Zazzle

But what does Otter bring you as your birth totem? Whether you are male or female, Otter looks at your feminine energy. Yes, guys, everyone has a feminine side to their inner being. Sister Otter teaches us the importance of balancing our energies.

We learn from the playful otter have a space where others can enter our lives without being judged with suspicion or any preconceived barriers. Otter is never jealous or catty. The Sisterhood of humans allows for us to believe that all accomplishments are beneficial for the entire tribe and should be celebrated. It does not matter whether you had the accomplishment or your neighbor had it.

Otter swims through the river of life spreading joy in her playful ways and her receptive nature.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

Chrysocolla A Native American Mineral Totem

Much like the turtle totem that we discussed in an earlier post, Chrysocolla as a Native American mineral totem represents two elements. If you look at this mineral after it has been tumbled and shaped into a sphere, it resembles the Earth as seen from outer space. Imagine the greens being the land of our planet and the blues being the water or oceans of the planet. Although, technically this mineral represents a balance between earth and sky.

It is said that Chrysocolla can be used to stimulate our attempts at reaching the highest realms of our consciousness while it assists us in staying grounded to Earth. This characteristic of the mineral allows us to stay in a good balance with our earth and sky elements that are within each of us.

A healing stone, Chrysocolla can purify on all levels. It will aid the user in spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. We find that it helps to bring balance into our lives along with keeping us grounded. This mineral totem helps to gain a feeling of inner strength and well-being. It is known for creating stability and peacefulness into the lives of the people who wear it in jewelry or hold a Chrysocolla/Malachite Heart or stone in their hand as they meditate.

Chryscocolla is the birth mineral totem for the Frogs Return Moon that falls between April 20 and May 20 each year. In the Zodiac that would be in conjunction with Taurus.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related