Totem Animals

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By CinnamonMoon

I thought I'd share some of my Totem notes with you. Birth Totems have been found in various
cultures throughout the world. These are the animals related to your birth date, and at times are
given as surnames. They are said to influence or rule over the dates given for birth or events in
life. In his book "Totems" Bobby Lake Thom relates these animals to the Zodiac signs we're all
familiar with and compares them to indigenous teachings as well as Christianity through the
Saints. As you will see, there are variations and similarities among them.

Astrological Zodiac

Aries: Ram March 21 - April 20
Taurus: Bull April 21 - May 21
Gemini: Dolphin May 22 - June 21
Cancer: Crab June 22 - July22
Leo: Lion July 23 - August 23
Virgo: Lamb August 24 - September 22
Libra: Owl September 23 -October 23
Scorpio: Scorpion October 24- November 22
Sagittarius: Horse November 23 - December 21
Capricorn: Goat December 22 - January 20
Aquarius: Eagle January 21 - February 19
Pisces: Fish February 20 - March 20

Native American Zodiac

Red-Tailed Hawk March 19 -April 19
Beaver April 20 - May 20
Deer May 21 - June 21
Brown Flicker June 22 - July 21
Sturgeon July 22 - August 21
Bear August 22 - September 22
Raven September 23 - October 22
Snake October 23 - November 21
Elk November 22 - December 21
Snow Goose December 22 - January 20
Otter January 21 - February 18
Cougar February 19 - March 18

Totems associated with Patron Saints

Bear: St. Gall
Bee: St. Ambrose, St. John Chrysostom
Birds: St. Francis of Assisi
Blackbird: St. Kevin
Boar: St. Cyricus
Bull: St. Luke, St. Thomas Aquinas
Camel: St. Mennas
Rooster: St. Peter, St. Vitus
Cow: St. Brigid
Crow: St. Anthony
Doe: St. Withburga
Dog: St. Dominic, St. Hubert, St. Bernard
Dove: St. Ambrose, St. Gregory
Dragon: St. George, St. Margaret of Antioch
Eagle: St. John the Evangelist
Fish: St. Anthony of Padua
Goose: St. Brigid, St. Martin
Lamb: St. Agnes, St. John the Baptist
Lion: St. Mark, St. Jerome
Mouse: St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Otter: St. Cuthbert
Pig: St. Anthony of Egypt
Salmon: St. Kentigern
Snake: St. Patrick
Stag: St. Eustace, St. Giles
Swan: St. Hugh of Lincoln
Whale: St. Brendan
Wolf: St. Edmund of East Anglia, St. Francis of Assisi


What if you were born on a cusp?


I'd say with these layouts that the cusp isn't defined as it would be in regular astrology. The dates
are firm. See how they end and start up? There's no overlapping.


But if the whole system is based off regular astrology using dates, then there has to be overlap.


Niplan, I am not an astrologer, but the lines seem clearly defined here with no spillage. I know
that the Native American zodiac is based on lunar cycles, not solar. But that’s all I can address. Sorry.


I'm stubborn as the Bull (and am easily triggered by a red flag too, LOL), loyal as the Dog *wag
wag*, and busy as the Beaver always plugging away at its dam. All three do typify me very well.


Niplan - not all astrologers believe in cusps anymore. I don't use them myself. Personally, I've
tended to find people still are the sign they are in. Someone born in the last degree of a sign still
is of that sign, but that's just my opinion. A lot of astrologers would disagree with me.

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