Native American Totems

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

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When your date of birth falls between January 20 and February 18, you were born under the Rest and Cleansing Moon.  Waboose (White Buffalo) is your Spirit Keeper for the winds of the North.  Your element is Air and you belong to the Clan of the Butterfly.  Your plant is the Quaking Aspen or Fern and your mineral is Silver or Turquoise.  Your color is Silver. Your animal totem is Otter.

otter totem

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

Otter

Otter
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Otter personifies “woman medicine” or female energy. It can apply to both male and female humans because we all have a male and female side to our souls. Otters will perform all sorts of acrobatic moves to entertain and care for their young. This animal spirit carries both of the elements of Earth and Water since it can live on the land but needs to be near water.

Otter totem medicine is about having a balanced female side to ourselves. We learn to create spaces for others to enter into our lives without any suspicions or preconceived notions. Otter is not jealous nor is she catty with her relationships. Otter expresses joy for others and looks at them as belonging to the Sisterhood of humanity. She celebrates the accomplishments of others.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related