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Medicine Wheel and Astrology It could be said that Native American traditions view humanity only in context to the natural world around it. This view is unlike the contemporary western view, which to some degree takes a more egocentric view, where man is of prime importance and the natural world is his possession. Native American Astrology also places a lot of importance on nature and being in harmony with it. The seasons are very important but animals are equally significant.
Native American birth totems... This is kind of creepy, actually... Because my mom is a snow goose- and she LOVES geese. My sister is an otter... She has always loved otters... I'm a salmon. I've always had a deep love and fascination for marine life. :P (of course, it doesn't apply to my dad or brother...)
Native Americans throughout time have held sacred, the connection between nature, animal, and man. Native American astrology is based upon your birth animal totem, which is the animal spirit that you are born under. A birth totem is similar to an astrological sign of the zodiac. Your birth totem can tell you many things about your personality, your attitudes, your abilities and your short comings.