Native American Astrological Signs

Jacqueline Dautaj
Native American totem

Native American astrological signs truly illuminate the fact that this culture has a close connection to nature. These animal signs reflect the belief that nature has much to teach; if you listen to the animals you come into contact with, you can discern what the creator is trying to tell you.

Zodiac Animals in the Native American Belief System

Animals play an integral role in Native American culture in two very significant ways:

  • Native Americans believe that their creator speaks to them through animals.
  • The animals are considered their brothers and sisters.

Elements of the Native American Zodiac

These roles translate to Native American astrology. This centuries old system includes:

All of these traits are determined by the date on which you were born. Just as with other types of astrology, your Native American astrological sign determines the other signs with which you are most compatible, your general personality traits and birthstones.

The Native American Astrological Signs

The following lists various Native American astrological signs. Note that some of the information does vary slightly between Native American tribes. According to Earth Astrology, the signs are as follows.

The Goose: December 22 to January 19

  • Element - Earth and air
  • Stone - Quartz or peridot
  • Colors - White and silver
  • Personality traits - Serious and reliable
  • Compatible with - Beaver, brown bear and raven
  • Western zodiac sign - Capricorn

The Otter: January 20 to February 18

  • Element - Air
  • Stone/Mineral - Silver or turquoise
  • Colors - Silver
  • Personality traits - Independent and friendly
  • Compatible with - Raven, falcon and deer
  • Western zodiac sign - Aquarius

The Cougar or Wolf: February 19 to March 20

  • Element - Air and water
  • Stone/Mineral - Jade or turquoise
  • Colors - Blue-green
  • Personality traits - Gentle and generous
  • Compatible with - Woodpecker, brown bear, and snake
  • Western zodiac sign - Pisces
Brown bear

The Falcon or Red Hawk: March 21 to April 19

  • Element - Fire
  • Stone/Mineral - Opal
  • Colors - Yellow or green
  • Personality traits - Powerful and spontaneous
  • Compatible with - Salmon or owl
  • Western zodiac sign - Aries

The Beaver: March 20 to May 20

  • Element - Fire and air
  • Stone/Mineral - Hematite, jasper
  • Colors - Yellow or blue
  • Personality traits - Stubborn and methodical
  • Compatible with - Woodpecker, brown bear or goose
  • Western zodiac sign - Taurus

The Deer or Elk: May 21 to June 20

  • Element - Earth and fire
  • Stone/Mineral - Agate
  • Colors - Yellow or blue
  • Personality traits - Moody, good communicator
  • Compatible with - Raven or otter
  • Western zodiac sign - Gemini

The Woodpecker: June 21 to July 19

  • Element - Water
  • Stone/Mineral - Rose quartz and carnelian
  • Colors - Pink
  • Personality traits - Sympathetic and protective
  • Compatible with - Snake, wolf and beaver
  • Western zodiac sign - Cancer

The Salmon: July 20 to August 21

  • Element - Water and fire
  • Stone/Mineral - Carnelian
  • Colors - Red
  • Personality traits - Proud and confident
  • Compatible with - Owl and falcon
  • Western zodiac sign -Leo

The Brown Bear: August 22 to September 21

  • Element - Water and Earth
  • Stone/Mineral - Topaz
  • Colors - Brown and purple
  • Personality traits - Modest and practical
  • Compatible with - Goose and beaver
  • Western zodiac sign - Virgo
Owl

The Raven: September 22 to October 22

  • Element - Earth and air
  • Stone/Mineral - Jasper
  • Colors - Blue and brown
  • Personality traits - Charming and friendly
  • Compatible with - Otter and deer
  • Western zodiac sign - Libra

The Snake: October 23 to November 22

  • Element - Earth and water
  • Stone/Mineral - Amethyst
  • Colors - Violet or orange
  • Personality traits - Ambitious and impulsive
  • Compatible with - Woodpecker and wolf
  • Western zodiac sign - Scorpio

The Owl: November 23 to December 21

  • Element - Earth and fire
  • Stone/Mineral - Obsidian
  • Colors - Gold or black
  • Personality traits - Adventurous and independent
  • Compatible with - Falcon and salmon
  • Western zodiac sign - Sagittarius

Animal as Spirit Guides

According to Native American spiritual beliefs, it is said that your astrological animal chooses you at birth and possesses the personality traits that you will need throughout your lifetime. Since there are many different Native American tribes in the United States, the information, such as dates, colors and birthstone may vary slightly form tribe to tribe.

Was this page useful?
Native American Astrological Signs