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Medicine Wheel Totems & Affiliations of the North American Indigenous People

 

Individual study of the totems and influences associated with each birth-date period can serve as an excellent beginning practice in the ancient life-science wisdom of the medicine wheel.

Birth-dates: March 21 - April 19
Birth and Animal Totem: Falcon
Influencing Wind: East winds
Direction: North-East
Predominant Element: Fire
Elemental Clan: Hawk (Fire) Clan    
Plant Totem: Dandelion
Mineral Totem: Opal
Affinity Color: Yellow/green
Musical Vibration: C sharp
Personality: Active, Forceful, Impetuous
Nature: Impulsive
Subconscious Desire: Knowledge through experience

Birth-dates: April 20 - May 20

Birth and Animal Totem: Beaver
Influencing Wind: East Winds   
Direction: East
Predominant Element: Earth with Fire
Elemental Clan: Turtle (Earth) Clan
Plant Totem: Wild Clover
Mineral Totem: Jasper bloodstone
Affinity Color: Yellow
Musical Vibration: D sharp
Personality: Determined, Resourceful, Opinionated, Methodical
Nature: Industrious      
Subconscious Desire: Freedom from attachments

Birth-dates: May 21 – June 20
Birth and Animal Totem: Deer
Influencing Wind: East Winds   
Direction: South-east
Predominant Element: Air with Fire
Elemental Clan: Butterfly (Air) Clan
Plant Totem:  Mullein
Mineral Totem: Agate
Affinity Color: Orange
Musical Vibration: E natural
Personality: Quick, Alert, Talkative, Congenial, Moody
Nature: lively
Subconscious Desire:  Mastery of the mind

Birth-dates: June 21 – July 21
Birth and Animal Totem: Woodpecker
Influencing Wind: South Winds  
Direction: South-south-east
Predominant Element: Water
Elemental Clan: Frog (Water) Clan  
Plant Totem: Wild rose
Mineral Totem: Rose quartz
Affinity Color: Rose
Musical Vibration: F natural
Personality: Emotional, Sensitive, Protective, Vulnerable
Nature: Exacting
Subconscious Desire: Timeliness

Birth-dates: July 22 – August 21
Birth and Animal Totem: Salmon
Influencing Wind: South Winds
Direction: South
Predominant Element:  Fire and Water
Elemental Clan: Hawk (Fire) Clan    
Plant Totem: Raspberry
Mineral Totem: Carnelian
Affinity Color: Red
Musical Vibration: F sharp
Personality: Proud, Energetic, Confident, Enthusiastic
Nature: Demanding
Subconscious Desire: Emotional Stability

Birth-dates: Aug. 22 – Sept. 21
Birth and Animal Totem: Brown Bear
Influencing Wind: South Winds
Direction: South-south-west
Predominant Element: Earth with Water
Elemental Clan: Turtle (Earth) Clan
Plant Totem: Violets
Mineral Totem: Topaz
Affinity Color: Brown and Violet
Musical Vibration: G natural
Personality: Industrious, Unassuming, Practical, Fastidious
Nature: Considerate
Subconscious Desire: Perfection

Birth-dates: Sept. 22 – Oct. 22
Birth and Animal Totem: Crow
Influencing Wind: West Winds
Direction: South-west
Predominant Element: Air with Earth
Elemental Clan: Butterfly (Air) Clan
Plant Totem: Ivy
Mineral Totem: Azurite
Affinity Color: Blue
Musical Vibration: A natural
Personality: Charming, Friendly, Good-natured, Tolerant
Nature: Co-operative
Subconscious Desire: Harmony and beauty

Birth-dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 22
Birth and Animal Totem: Snake
Influencing Wind: West Winds
Direction: West
Predominant Element: Water and Earth
Elemental Clan: Frog (Water) Clan  
Plant Totem: Thistle
Mineral Totem: Amethyst
Affinity Color: Violet
Musical Vibration: B natural
Personality: Intense, Impulsive, Ambitious, Determined, Mysterious
Nature: Inquiring
Subconscious Desire:  Spiritual union

Birth-dates: Nov. 23 – Dec 21
Birth and Animal Totem: Owl
Influencing Wind: West Winds
Direction: North-west
Predominant Element: Fire with Earth
Elemental Clan: Hawk (Fire) Clan  
Plant Totem: Mistletoe
Mineral Totem: Obsidian
Affinity Color: Gold
Musical Vibration: C sharp
Personality: Jovial, Warm-hearted, Adventurous, Independent
Nature: Sincere
Subconscious Desire: Determination

Birth-dates: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Birth and Animal Totem: Goose
Influencing Wind: North Winds
Direction: North-north-west
Predominant Element: Earth with Air
Elemental Clan: Turtle (Earth) Clan
Plant Totem: Bramble
Mineral Totem: Peridot
Affinity Color: White
Musical Vibration: D sharp (an octave above beaver)
Personality: Self-demanding, Reliable, Prudent, Austere
Nature: Severe
Subconscious Desire: Integrity

Birth-dates:  Jan. 20 – 18 Feb.
Birth and Animal Totem: Otter
Influencing Wind: North Winds
Direction: North
Predominant Element: Air
Elemental Clan: Butterfly (Air) Clan
Plant Totem: Fern
Mineral Totem: Turquoise
Affinity Color: Silver
Musical Vibration: E natural (an octave above Deer)
Personality: Friendly, Unconventional, Independent, Dynamic
Nature: Humanitarian
Subconscious Desire: Wisdom

Birth-dates: Feb. 19 – March 20
Birth and Animal Totem: Wolf
Influencing Wind: North Winds
Direction: North-north-east
Predominant Element: Water with Air
Elemental Clan: Frog (Water) Clan
Plant Totem: Plantain
Mineral Totem: Jade
Affinity Color: Blue/green
Musical Vibration: F sharp (an octave above Salmon)
Personality: Compassionate, Benevolent, Generous, Artistic, Gentle
Nature: Trusting
Subconscious Desire: Identity


For a more complete and in-depth interpretation and study of this ancient life-science system, I suggest reading Earth Medicine by author Kenneth Meadows.












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