native astrology

Pocahontas - ARIES

  • name means “Little Mischief” or the “naughty one" 
  • noble, free-spirited and highly spiritual young woman
  • expresses wisdom beyond her years
  • offers kindness and guidance to those around her
  • loves adventure and nature
  • has shamanic powers since she was able to commune with nature, talk to spirits, empathize with animals, and understand unknown languages
  • independent spirit and playfulness
  • mature and self-assured
  • bravely intends to sacrifice herself for her people’s safety and returns to her homeland, finding herself, and love, once again 

The Tonalli Amaxtli is the first of the three main almanacs, which relates to the three souls that inhabit the human body, as well as to the three different levels of the cosmos. The Tonalli Amaxtli determines the Tonalli of a given day; which is to say, its destiny. The Tonalli is a sacred force which links all creation, and which imparts vigor, strength, and growth to the cosmos. At the moment of conception, the Teteo implant our Tonalli within our skulls, spinning a bone awl so that the spark of life and vitality ignites and links us to the universe. The day-sign determines the Tonalli; the Sign and number together form the secret, spiritual name of the individual born on that day.

Tonalli and the Human Body

In the human body, the Tonalli is the Shadow Soul, the soul which inhabits the head and is related to the heavens. It is the receptacle of thought, intuition, perception, and reasoning. The Tonalli soul is capable of leaving our bodies; during dreams our Tonalli travels to the spirit realm, and if it is lost there, as sometimes happens, the body eventually sickens and dies.

Because the spiritual and the physical cannot be divided from one another and are, in fact, simply two aspects of the same thing, the Tonalli soul is expressed physically in the body as growth; hair and nails are both physical manifestations of Tonalli.

The three souls which inhabit the body work in concert to determine our personalities and our destinies; two or more souls might determine the same quality, which explains our conflicting desires and impulses.

Tonalli and the Cosmos

Tonalli transcends the body, and can take up residence in physical things; all things are possessed of Tonalli, although those things that move and possess warmth and vigor have the greatest Tonalli. Ritual objects, precious stones, feathers, and tools also posses great stores of Tonalli.

Furthermore, the Tonalli Amaxtli determines the character of the day, quite apart from the personality and destiny of the individual born on the day. Therefore, the Tonalli Amaxtli can be used as part of the process by which one determines the appropriate day to plan a wedding, begin a journey, or make offerings in the temple, for example.

While free will does exist, our Tonalli limits and gives shape to our experience of existence. Within the constraints of what our Tonalli determines, in combination with our other three souls, we are free to create our lives and give shape to our world.

12 Native American Astrological Signs and Their Meanings - Laura Wilson

The Native American tribes share a spiritual connection with nature, in the sense that nature plays a crucial role in deciphering the cosmos that consists of highly enigmatic elements in it. The Algonquin stance, “your birth date is the first drum beat of a fantastic ceremonial dance of life”, just shows how the Native Americans associate life with a celebration, they celebrate and honor everything that breathes, be it human or animal. They observed the flora and the fauna, their strengths, their weaknesses, and sought powers from them to perform difficult tasks. For example, because a bat has the ability to see clearly in the dark, they (Native Americans) invoked its spirit to gain the power to see their prey clearly during a hunt in the night.

When it comes to astrology, an animal totem was assigned to those born within a given time period. It is believed that these people share the traits of the animal symbol they are born under.

“You make your way through life in-step with your animal counterpart. The two of you dance a pattern that weaves your life experience. And although you will have more than just one animal alliance, these birth animals are always available to share wisdom and help you with your evolutional growth in this lifetime. ”
― Avia Venefica

Otter (Jan 20 to Feb 18)

Element: Air
Western Zodiac: Aquarius ♒
Color(s): Silver
Stone/Mineral: Silver or Turquoise
Traits: Unconventional, Independent, Friendly
Compatible With: Deer, Raven, Falcon

The otter is an unconventional creature which behaves differently than its closest kin, the weasel. The traits of those born under this symbol are quite similar to this totem. They are highly creative, friendly, independent, and tend to view life in a way that is seldom understood by others. They are intuitive beings and tend to look beyond what may meet the eye. They are not afraid to experiment and are highly witty by nature. Because of this, many people may take them to be stupid or foolish, only to realize that their eccentricity got them to the right path.

Wolf (Feb 19 to Mar 20)

Element: Air and Water
Western Zodiac: Pisces ♓
Color(s): Blue-green
Stone/Mineral: Turquoise or Jade
Traits: Sensitive, Intuitive, Generous
Compatible With: Bear, Woodpecker, Snake

Though we all tend to see the wolf as this lone, dangerous, and deadly creature, the Native Americans see it as a generous and caring creature. Those belonging to this clan are highly sensitive to their surrounding environment, like the wolf. Every positive or negative energy will affect them, which is why they are likely to lose themselves in the joy or troubles of others. A wolf is also a hunter who is strongly attached to its pack. Similarly, the bearers of this animal totem tend to hunt for spiritual fulfillment and the meaning of life. They belong to their pack, and a loss of any of its member, or their permanent lover, can prove to be devastating for them.

Wolves will sacrifice themselves to fulfill your needs. Their gentleness and generosity will make life seem to be a lovable journey indeed!

Falcon (Mar 21 to Apr 19)

Element: Fire
Western Zodiac: Aries ♈
Color(s): Yellow, Green
Stone/Mineral: Opal
Traits: Powerful, Spontaneous, Sapient
Compatible With: Salmon, Owl

A falcon is viewed as the fearless leader in Native American astrology. This creature is powerful, clear-eyed, and is not afraid of the turbulent winds of life. What makes the members of this clan born leaders is their ability to clearly look through the fogginess of a situation. They can weigh the pros and cons of any undertaking and are highly efficacious when it comes to getting a clear shot at their aim. They are persistent, stubborn, and confident. They will not hesitate to initiate anything that seems right to them. They are the perfect role models for other signs that are hesitant and have doubts about their judgment. They are also the ones who instill passion and fire in the environment.

Beaver (Apr 20 to May 20)

Element: Fire and Air
Western Zodiac: Taurus ♉
Color(s): Yellow, Blue
Stone/Mineral: Jasper, Hematite
Traits: Practical, Hardworking, Reliable
Compatible With: Goose, Woodpecker, Bear

It is remarkable how the beaver is highly strategic when it comes to digging underground tunnels and structures to create a safer haven for itself, free from the hardships and troubles of the outside world. Those belonging to this sign also believe in acquiring material possessions to live a comfortable life, free from misery and limitations. Which is why, they tend to use their heads while making decisions. They tend to go with the already established norms, and are not quite the risk takers. They are great providers, ensuring that their loved ones have all their materialistic and emotional needs fulfilled. They are also very helpful and loyal to the ones they love.

Deer (May 21 to Jun 20)

Element: Fire and Earth
Western Zodiac: Gemini ♊
Color(s): Yellow, Blue
Stone/Mineral: Agate
Traits: Moody, Intelligent, Conversationalist
Compatible With: Raven, Otter

The deer is an enchanter that grabs everyone’s attention. It is admirable for its looks, sharp senses, and swiftness. You will hardly find this creature steady at one place as it is always on the move, just as the member of this clan. Those born under this symbol are highly inquisitive in nature, which compels them to constantly move from one place to the other. They are also very particular about their appearance and tend to be well-groomed. Being quite sharp and intelligent, they can engage practically anybody in a great conversation, which makes them great hosts. They are constantly looking for stimulation and excitement in life, which makes them highly moody and fickle-minded.

Woodpecker (Jun 21 to Jul 21)

Element: Water
Western Zodiac: Cancer ♋
Color(s): Pink
Stone/Mineral: Carnelian, Rose Quartz
Traits: Protective, Sensitive, Supportive
Compatible With: Snake, Wolf, Beaver

Woodpeckers are known to provide the perfect nest for their offspring that consists of anything and everything that they need to thrive. So are the members of this clan. They are highly protective and supporting, playing the part of the much-needed listeners who empathizes and understands with love and patience. They are totally devoted to their loved ones and will shower all their love and care to them without fail. However, they can be overtly protective and jealous at times.

Salmon (Jul 22 to Aug 21)

Element: Fire and Water
Western Zodiac: Leo ♌
Color(s): Red
Stone/Mineral: Carnelian
Traits: Proud, Energetic, Confident
Compatible With: Owl, Falcon

The Native Americans take inspiration from the salmon in many ways, one of them being the difficult journey it takes in its lifetime to find the perfect spot for reproduction. Those who bear this totem are known to have a salmon’s traits of being highly determined, focused, and enthusiastic about their goals and ambitions. Their willpower is unvanquishable, and so is their power to influence others. These clan members will easily spark the spirit of others and make them a part of their quests in life. They are also very creative and friendly in nature, and always find the kind of moral backup that they need in their lives. In a good environment, they can be quite generous, helpful, and loving.

Brown Bear (Aug 22 to Sept 21)

Element: Water and Earth
Western Zodiac: Virgo ♍
Color(s): Brown, Purple
Stone/Mineral: Topaz
Traits: Practical, Modest, Dutiful
Compatible With: Goose, Beaver

The bear is looked upon by the Native tribes as a creature who is methodical, intuitive, and levelheaded. This ability of the bear makes its clan members great mentors, especially when it comes to making others listen to the voice of reason. The practical and modest demeanor of these people makes them great confidants as they are always able to understand and decipher the important details of a coiled up situation. They are also very generous and giving to those they love and care for. They have a big-heart, patient attitude, and an intellectual and inquisitive mind. They have great analytical abilities which makes them great advisers.

Raven (Sept 22 to Oct 22)

Element: Earth and Air
Western Zodiac: Libra ♎
Color(s): Brown, Blue
Stone/Mineral: Jasper
Traits: Peace-loving, Friendly, Diplomatic
Compatible With: Otter, Deer

Ravens are known to balance the extremities of two sides. The Native Americans believed this bird began its life as a white bird. However, as it grew, some wrong actions and sacrifices changed its color from white to black. Hence, this totem is also symbolic of our outer as well as inner self. Those born under this clan are peace-loving creatures who strive for harmony and unity in the environment. They often act as the wise old men of the group, whom others look up to for opinions and advice. They are good at avoiding and resolving conflicts, which is why, they share good terms with almost everybody.

Snake (Oct 23 to Nov 22)

Element: Water and Earth
Western Zodiac: Scorpio ♏
Color(s): Violet, Orange
Stone/Mineral: Amethyst
Traits: Impulsive, Secretive, Spiritual
Compatible With: Woodpecker, Wolf

Snakes are perhaps one of the most feared-yet-mysterious animals among all, and the same mystery is observed in those born under this clan. If you carefully observe the snake, its ability to be present around us without any evident sign, shows the secretive nature of this reptile. Also, its ability to rejuvenate itself at regular intervals is what makes its clan members excellent healers, be it at a physical, spiritual, or emotional level. These people may be quite a challenge to understand, which is why, they may always be doubted for their actual intentions.

They are spiritual beings, meaning, they always find themselves connected to the ethereal elements of this world. If they have a positive outlook towards others, these individuals can be extremely loving, caring, and supportive to the needs of others. Mess with them, and you will get their powerful and deadly strikes .

Owl (Nov 23 to Dec 21)

Element: Earth and Fire
Western Zodiac: Sagittarius ♐
Color(s): Gold, Black
Stone/Mineral: Obsidian
Traits: Adventurous, Broadminded, Independent
Compatible With: Falcon, Salmon

An owl is admired for many of its unique qualities, including its natural ability to look clearly in the dark. This is the reason why individuals belonging to this clan have the potential to gain immense wisdom and philosophical enlightenment in life. They are great listeners and are very good at imparting advice when it comes to life and its meaning. It is interesting to note that the members of this clan are quite like and unlike their animal totem. This is because they are party animals, highly social and outgoing in nature, especially when it comes to going out at night.

Goose (Dec 22 to Jan 19)

Element: Earth and Air
Western Zodiac: Capricorn ♑
Color(s): White, Silver
Stone/Mineral: Quartz, Peridot
Traits: Dependable, Ambitious, Methodical
Compatible With: Beaver, Bear, Raven

The goose is admired for its ambitiousness and reliability. These birds are also very methodical in their way of living. Have you ever noticed how they travel in a group? They fly in a V-shaped formation, where the strongest female among the lot is the leader, followed by the second-strongest, third-strongest, and the like. This strategy is favorable when it comes to breaking the wind and paving way for the others behind. The V-shaped formation also helps the geese flying behind to view their path clearly. Which is why, the bearer of this totem are totally driven towards achieving their goals and invariably succeed at any cost, due to the strategic and methodical approach in life. It is said, that if you need something to be done, the goose will do it for sure. These people make great business leaders and are known for their practicality and seriousness, especially when it comes to work. Towards their family and loved ones, they can be highly generous and kind, ensuring that they provide their dear ones with all the resources, be it tangible or intangible.

Native Americans adore animals. We believe that animals are messengers of the superior power that governs the world, and it was by observing and communicating with them that one can evolve and unlock the mysteries of the world.

We don’t really know why only these 12 animals were chosen as the astrological symbols of birth, what we know for sure is that, they did an impeccable job at coming down to these animals among the many, and associating human demeanor with their traits. If you carefully sum it all up, the traits of us humans and animals are not so different after all!

D R E A M 🕸 K E E P E R
  • grandpa: we're sioux. pine ridge, south dakota.
  • tehan, red headed stranger: hey, all right. my great-grandmother's grandmother, well, her aunt - she was one-third kiowa.
  • grandpa: ah kiowa - strong nation.
  • tehan, red headed stranger: yeah, hey, could i hitch a ride with you, brothers?
  • shane: no. no room, man. we're towing a horse.
  • tehan, red headed stranger: that's cool, man. hey maybe i'll catch you at the powwow. (walks away)
  • shane: wannabe.
  • grandpa: maybe he's trying to be connected.
  • shane: 'cause they stole our land? now they want our sweat lodge?
  • grandpa: their fathers stole our land. long ago it was said, 'the white man would look on in disbelief as his sons and daughters began to adopt the indian way. to learn what their fathers didn't understand.' yeah... he's a wannabe. he wanna be connected.

your Nativity scene character

Aries: white baby jesus
Taurus: drunk shepherd 1
Gemini: orient king 1 ft. gold 
Cancer: drunk shepherd 2
Leo: orient king 2 ft. frankincense
Virgo: the virgin mary eyy
Libra: first lobster
Scorpio: little drummer boy
Sagittarius: my man joseph stalin
Capricorn: unhappy sheep 1
Aquarius: orient king 3 ft. myrrh
Pisces: the fucking angel