Native American Astrology: What's Your Sign?Native Americans are known for their unique spiritual heritage and strong connection with nature. That being said, their rituals can change from tribe to tribe depending on the climate and the territory that they possess. We’re here to fill you in and bring you up to speed on Native American astrology and to reveal your all important sign. Find out everything you need to know about this ancient practice here!
What is Native American astrology based on and how does it work?
Animism or the belief that natural objects have souls is at the base of Native American astrology, along with the principle that the universal elements are linked together. The Native American culture considers the circle as being of high importance, from which nature is born. According to Native American legends, the universe is made up of circles, ovals and curves.
Straight lines are the work of mankind and only humans are able to perceive them. Native Americans produced circles which for them, followed the roundness of the Moon and complied with the shapes of their architecture. Even their social rituals involve circular forms; the sun dance and their medicine wheel. The Native American philosophy sees the world as being divided into four compass points and then by intermediary points.
The arrangement known as the ‘octagonal system’ is based on eight separate parts, which can also be found in other astrological beliefs, such as in Chinese astrology. Vertical and horizontal lines are used to mark the solstices. The compass points are of great importance for the Native Americans, along with the number four, which is said to be sacred. Each compass point is associated to a color, an animal, a planet and a mineral.
Native American astrology is used to predict events, through a shaman capable for communicating with and channeling the spirits. The predictions could focus on the harvests, the ideal time and place in which to hunt, climate changes, as well as the consequences of our acts.
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What is your Native American sign?
The Native American year kicks off with the summer solstice and isn’t based on months but on the Moons, which explains why in Native American astrology there are 13 signs; each associated to a Moon.
Find your sign according to your birthday:
- From the 24th June – 22nd July – Deer
- 23rd July – 19th August – Eagle
- 20th August – 16th September – Tortoise
- 15th October – 11th November – Beaver
- 12th November – 9th December – Fox
- 10th December – 5th January – Otter
- 6th January – 1st February – Bear
- 2nd February – 3rd March – Moose
- 4th March – 31st March – Groundhog
- 1st – 28th April – Hare
- 29th April – 26th May – Goose
- 27th May – 23rd June – Salmon
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