Native American Totems

Discovering the medicine and lessons learned from the spirits of animals and all living things.

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owl totemIf your birthday falls between November 22nd and December 22nd then your moon sign is the Owl. This wise winged brother came to mentor you from the day you were born and will council you until your journey on earth ends. When you are ruled by the Owl totem you are a person who needs to understand from the deepest of levels. You are also often times able to see the higher purpose of things.

As a person who walks with owl medicine you often frighten people because you can not be deceived no matter how hard people try to disguise what they are up to. You may take this ability for granted but the people around you do not.

This spirit animal will often come to you at night through your dreams.  You might also see the actual predator around you at times. When he has a message for you, you might see owls everywhere you look both real and in images. Pay attention, Brother Owl is trying to share some wisdom with you.

He is a sacred medicine bird that helps the truth emerge with his silent flight, his omens and magic. He resides in the West Winds and so do you for the most part. The West direction is a place for personal reflections and insights. The Spirit Keeper of these west winds is Mudjekeewis (Grizzly Bear).

By having the Owl as your birth totem, you belong to the Hawk Clan. You belong to people who are creative, spiritual and are intent on actions and not just words. The Hawk Clan follows the element of fire.

Your stone guides are amber and obsidian. You will find good energy when you encounter these minerals and may benefit from wearing jewelry made from them. Another good idea is to get a sample of one or the other or both.

With the owl birth totem you are also connected to the plants of Poinsettia and carnations along with the colors of gold, crimson and purple. The trees which hold spiritual significance for you are Elder, Mulberry and Chestnut.

owl totem chart

I placed the chart above to help those of you remember the different parts of having the owl as your totem of birth. As you begin to work with your totems, the ones in the chart are good ones to begin looking at. Search for information about the West Wind and the other directions of the Medicine Wheel and what they mean. Find out the significance of belonging to the Hawk Clan and the element of fire. Find the meanings of the stones and the plants associated with your moon signs. Be like Brother Owl and find the wisdom of each of them. It will help you feel more balanced and will probably make a lot of sense to you because they are connected to you in such a personal way.

Obviously, this is just a start in your learning about your own totems. You also have power totems that walk with you on your earth journey along with messenger totems that journey with you for shorter periods of time.