Elk is the animal totem for births happening during the Long Snows Moon.  The last moon of Mudjekeewis (Grizzly Bear) and the final moon of the year crosses Father Sky from November 22 to December 21.  Obsidian is the mineral totem and the black spruce is the plant totem. The color totem is black.  The element is fire and the people born under this moon belong to the  Thunderbird Clan.

The animal totem Elk is also known as wapati and demonstrates the power of beauty, majesty, and cooperation.  People with the totem of Elk  are insightful, independent, fearless, determined, and open hearted.  Wapati or Elk teaches people about strength, responsibility, joy, speed, agility, possessiveness, protection, regality, justice, and wisdom.

The mineral totem, Obsidian teaches people to center their being with the energy of earth  and provides the protection of stability.  From this mineral totem people learn their ability to perceive and mirror the thoughts and feelings of others.

Black spruce is the plant totem of the Long Snows Moon.  This totem teaches how to be soft and strong at the same time.  Black spruce will teach people to explore their lofty ideas, their earth connection, and their unique ways of reaching to Spirit.  It can teach people about a deep inner strength that encourages softness.

The Long Snows Moon teaches people about mental strength, deep fear of emotions, relationships, teaching, and communicating.  People of this moon need to guard against being too argumentative and erratic in their intimate relationships.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

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