September 06, 2019 6 min read

Native American animal symbols can include just about all the animals and their symbolic representation to the many American tribes. This page is dedicated to birth animals – or zodiac animals – to narrow down the focus a little.

Many indigenous American cultures believe that at the moment of birth an individual is allocated an animal. Native American zodiac symbols and features for each are viewed below.

Otter  (January 20 - February 18)

A bit quirky and unorthodox, sometimes the Otter is difficult to figure out. Otter techniques, perceived as unconventional, are not the first to be selected to do the work. This is a large error on the part of others – because the techniques of the Otter are generally quite efficient, although unconventional. Yes, the Otter has an extraordinary way to look at stuff, but he / she is fitted with a wonderful imagination and intelligence that allows an advantage over each other. The Otter often makes a very nice friend, very perceptive and intuitive, and can be very attentive. The Otter is delicate, compassionate, brave, loyal and frank in a nurturing setting. The Otter can be unscrupulous, lewd, rebellious, and secluded on his / her own devices.

Wolf   (February 19 – March 20)

The Wolf is the lover of the zodiac in both the physical and philosophical sense of the term, deeply emotional and completely enthusiastic. The Wolf knows that love is all we need, and is able to provide it completely. Juxtaposed with his / her fierce autonomy – this symbol of indigenous American animals is in terms of a contradiction. Need his / her liberty, yet still being soft and sympathetic – with this sign we get the image of the "solitary wolf." The Wolf is extremely enthusiastic, generous, deeply affectionate, and gentle in a nurturing setting. The Wolf may become impractical, recalcitrant, obsessive, and vindictive on his / her own devices.

Hawk  (March 21 – April 19)

A natural born leader, the Hawk can always be seen in sticky circumstances for clear judgement. Moreover, the features of this Native American animal symbol never waste time, but it strikes while the iron is warm and acts in what needs to be done. The Hawk is a gem of a character to have for projects or team sports, always persistent and always taking the initiative. On the conceited side, the Hawk may be a little bit – but in his / her views he / she is generally correct – so a little arrogance is understood. The Hawk "soars" in his / her capacity to retain enthusiasm and fire in interactions in a supportive environment and remains sympathetic at all times. The Falcon can be vain, rude, intolerant, impatient, and over-sensitive, leaving it to its own devices.

Beaver  (April 20 – May 20)

Taking charge, adapting, overcoming – this is the motto of the Beaver. Mostly business, with maximum effectiveness and aplomb, the Beaver gets the work done. The Beaver's strategic and cunning is a force to be counted on in business and combat matters. One might believe twice about getting the Beaver into a game of wits as well – as his / her mental acuity is sharp razor. The Beaver has everything going for him / her – but tendencies towards "my manner or the road" have difficulty getting them. Yes, they generally are correct, but this Native American animal symbol's bearer may need to work on tact. The Beaver can be sympathetic, generous, helpful and faithful in a nurturing setting. The Beaver may be nervous, cowardly, possessive, arrogant, and over-demanding on his / her own instruments.

Stag/Dear  (May 21 – June 20)

This symbol of the Native American animal is the zodiac muse. The Deer is a vibrant and fast-witted inspiration. The Deer has a tendency to get a laugh from anyone with a tailor-made humor. The Deer is an accomplished conversationalist, excellent vocalizing capacity. Together with his / her natural intelligence, this makes the Deer a must-have guest at dinner parties. The Deer can be a bit self-involved, always conscious of his / her environment, and even more conscious of his / her appearance. However, due to his / her congeniality and affability, the Deer's narcissism is ignored. The natural liveliness and sparkly character of the Deer radiate even more in a supportive setting. In any nurturing connection, he / she is an inspirational force. The Deer can be selfish, moody, impatient, lazy, and two-faced to his / her own devices.

Woodpecker  (June 21 – July 21)

Woodpeckers are the most nutritious of all the symbols of Native American animals. The consummate listener, completely empathetic and comprehension, the Woodpecker is the one to have when you need assistance on your side. They create great parents, of course, as well as great friends and associates alike. The tendency to be naturally frugal, resourceful, and structured is another proverbial feather in the cap of Woodpeckers. The Woodpecker is naturally caring, dedicated, and very romantic in a nurturing setting. The Woodpecker can be possessive, angry, jealous, and spiteful on his / her own devices.

Salmon  (July 22 – August 22)

The Salmon is a true live-wire, electric, concentrated, intuitive, and entirely creative. His energy is tangible. The trust and passion of the Salmon is readily infectious as a natural motivator. Soon, with the Salmon, everyone is on board –even though the concept seems too hair-brained to work. Generous, smart and intuitive, it's no wonder why there's no shortage of friends in the Salmon. This Native American animal symbol reflects a need for purpose and objectives and has no difficulty in finding volunteers for their private crusades. The Salmon is stable, calm, sensual and offering in a supportive atmosphere. Left to their own device, those bearing this Native American animal symbol may be other people's egotistical, vulgar, and intolerant.

Bear  (August 23 – September 21)

The Bear is pragmatic and methodical when it is necessary to call a constant hand. Convenience and level-headedness make him / her an outstanding company partner. Usually the voice of reason is a nice balance for Owls in most situations. The Bear is also endowed with a huge core and a generosity inclination. It may not be known, though, as the Bear tends to be very humble, and a little shy. This Native American animal symbol showers in return love and kindness in a loving setting. The Bear also has the ability to be patient and temperate, making him / her great teachers and mentors. The bear can be skeptical, slothy, small-minded and reclusive on its own appliances.

Raven  (September 22 – October 22)

The Raven is quite the charmer, highly passionate, and a natural entrepreneur. But in being charming he / she doesn't have to work – it comes readily. Everyone acknowledges that Raven exudes effortless energy, and for their thoughts and views, everyone turns to the Raven. The reason for this is that the Raven is both idealistic and diplomatic and quite ingenious. This Native American animal symbol is easy-going in nurturing environments, it can be romantic and soft-spoken. The Raven can also be quite patient and in interactions intuitive. The Crow can be demanding, inconsistent, vindictive, and abrasive left to its own devices.

Snake  (October 23 – November 22)

Under this Native American animal symbol, most shamans are born. The Snake is natural in all spiritual matters. The Snake is an outstanding spiritual leader, easily tuned to the etheric domain. The Snake also excels in medical jobs, respected for his / her healing abilities. Snake-sign concern about intangible issues often leads others to see them as mysterious and sometimes scary. True, the Snake can be secretive and a little dark – he / she is delicate and caring as well. The cool Snake can be enthusiastic, inspirational, humorous, and useful in a supportive relationship. The Snake can be despondent, violent, and susceptible to unusual mood swings, leaving his / her own device.

Owl  (November 23 – December 21)

Changing and changing like the wind, the Owl is hard to pin down. The Owl is friend to the globe, warm, natural, with an easy-going nature. The bearer of this Native American animal symbol is known to engage in complete velocity life, and wholehearted adventure loves. This may be detrimental to him / her as the Owl may be reckless, careless, and thoughtless. Owls are making excellent artists, educators, and conservatives. Because of its adaptability and versatility, however, the Owl would probably excel in any job. The Owl is delicate, passionate, and an attentive listener in a supportive, nurturing setting. Left to his / her own devices, the Owl may be excessive, overindulgent, bitter, and aggressive.

Goose  (December 22 – January 19)

If you want to do something, give it to the Goose. The Goose sets objectives for achievement, persevering, dogged, and ambitious to a fault, and always achieves them. The goose is determined to succeed at all costs – not for other people's consent – but those with this Native American animal symbol compete with their own inner enemy. Driven is the watchword for the dominant personality trait of the Goose – making them outstanding in company and competitive sports. The Goose excels in everything he / she tries when combined with supportive, nurturing family and friends. The Goose may be very enthusiastic, funny, gregarious, and even seductive in a loving setting. However, the goose may fall into obsessive or addictive behaviors that will eventually be his / her demise.

I hope you liked these symbols of indigenous American animals. Continue learning by browsing other articles on this website. Thank you for reading, and enjoy exploring!

 

Written by James Miranda

 

 


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