What is your soul supposed to learn in this trip around the Medicine Wheel? What contributions does your spirit want to make to Mother Earth and all her children?
Native American Zodiac & Astrology Overview
The Native American Zodiac & Astrology ‘system’ bears many similarities to other celestial systems of predicting our present and future.
In its simplest form, Astrology looks to the placement of the stars, moon and sun at the time of your birth as a pattern that illustrates your unique, essential being including on a spiritual level. Metaphysical practitioners use the phrase, “as above, so below” to express this principle.We are tied to the earth and the stars, and all living things in a sacred network. Native American Astrology helps us become more aware of those connections, supports learning to trust our instincts and acts as a system for personal growth.The ultimate intention in this astrological system is giving people a greater understanding of their overall purpose and contracts that you accepted as a spiritual being in this world.
Birth is a very real type of initiation.
From that day forward knowing what you’re here to learn makes a great difference in decision making.This original purpose is an archetype written in our DNA and it not only affects us personally but as a collective consciousness. In other words, the Native American Zodiac is a means of claiming your responsibility in this life while preparing for the next turn on the wheel of reincarnation.
That might at first sound a little sullen but its not. Native Americans see life as a never ending wheel that each soul travels to their destiny.As some might say, when one door closes another opens along with yet more opportunities for self-actualization. In other words folks, it truly is the journey not the destination that matters.
How much influence your Native American Zodiac Sign has in your life and how it manifests depends heavily on the phase of the moon, the new moon bringing inspiration, the waxing moon exposes emotions, the full moon is spiritually energetic and the waning moon is one of release. Each animal totem has a color affinity, an elemental association and ties to the winds!There are more correspondences that you can explore as you read the personality & characteristics of the 12 signs.
The practice of Native American Astrology is best taken in small bites. There’s a lot to learn and many layers of insight that peel back like an onion when you give it time and attention.Those wanting a deep understanding of Nature’s rhythms and mysteries would do well to embark on this intricate journey. It will change your relationship with self, others, the Earth and the universe itself.
Hint: consider keeping a journal for those “ah ha” moments in your studies. As you grow and learn, you’ll find the lessons you integrate from the Native American Zodiac become more profound. Trust your Spirit Animal as a cherished friend and guide in the journey.This astrological system is very detailed. You won’t learn everything overnight – and what I’ve provided here is a rather cursory overview just to give you a sense of the whole construct. So take a deep breath and keep reading!
Native American Zodiac & Astrology vs Western Astrology
Most people are familiar with traditional Western astrology, but Native American astrology is a far cry from what you see in the daily the newspaper.
Where Solar astrology generally focus on the 12 signs of the zodiac, in this system the whole of a person’s chart is considered. Yes, the sun plays a role but so do numerous other pieces of data that provides a 3 dimensional view of our soul’s intention.Native American systems do not elevate one sign or archetype over another. They are all important to understanding the big picture.These archetypes of human potential come in all sizes and colors with a full range of possibilities!
Your Native American Zodiac chart is, for all intent, akin to the script of your life. This in no way, however, limits the concept of free will. Don’t worry there is plenty of room for ad-libbing.Think of your chart like the outlines in a coloring book – you bring the crayons you wish and can even scribble outside the lines!
Native American Zodiac & Astrology origins and history
In ancient times, people depended heavily on signs and omens from the world around them including the stars.
Often it fell to a Medicine Person or Shaman to interpret these signs, as is the role of wise people, healers, magicians and walkers between the worlds (psychics, mediums, clairvoyants, etc).The ancients paid very close attention to the sky and land, trusting in repeated patterns to tell them when to plant, harvest, travel etc. In many ways this tradition is like a modern road map and Farmer’s Almanac blended together.The pattern of the stars had significance in Native American myths and fables, which also connected to their culture and beliefs. By extension, the Zodiac also uses those stories to illustrate deeper truths.