The natural world served as the Native Americans’ source of inspiration. They equated almost everything, including birth signs, with characteristics of other living things.
Native Americans have long had a strong connection to the planet and all of its inhabitants. They also believe in a concept known as an animal birth totem, or the spirit animal that, according to your birth date, will serve as your life’s companion.
The birth animal for each sign can offer insight into a person’s personality, life path, and other significant facets of our existence on Earth.
Native American Zodiac Animals and Their Meaning
(Jan 20 – Feb 19)
Western Zodiac: Aquarius ♒
Stone/Mineral: Silver or Turquoise
Traits: Unconventional, Independent, Friendly
Compatible With: Deer, Raven, Falcon
Otters are spirited and unusual animals. On the other hand, they are also excellent problem-solvers and will persist until they find a solution. The otter is unconcerned by the fact that many people find them challenging to read. They have a distinctive perspective on the world and are unconcerned with what other people think of them. Otters continuously yearn for independence and adventure, but they also have a softer, more compassionate side.
(Feb 20 – Mar 19)
Element: Air and Water
Western Zodiac: Pisces ♓
Stone/Mineral: Turquoise or Jade
Traits: Sensitive, Intuitive, Generous
Compatible With: Bear, Woodpecker, Snake
The complicated, enigmatic wolf prefers to relax and observe their surroundings while making notes. They can be challenging to get close to since they often bury their feelings and only reveal aspects of themselves that make them feel at ease. The wolf is highly imaginative, clever, and artistic, and he spends a lot of time alone honing his trade. They are so fiercely independent that the term “lone wolf” was coined to describe them.
(Mar 20 – Apr 19)
Western Zodiac: Aries ♈
Color(s): Yellow, Green
Traits: Powerful, Spontaneous, Sapient
Compatible With: Salmon, Owl
The fiery, independent, and domineering sign of Aries is represented by this animal. Falcons enjoy taking charge of a situation and directing it from beginning to end. They don’t like to be bossed around or dominated, and they don’t handle attempts to tame them well. Falcons don’t undertake much observation or planning before launching into a new activity or business venture. They may come across as arrogant and disagreeable, yet they actually have a good heart underlying their obstinate, brash demeanor.