Going to the dogs (Why you may want to use the Native American Zodiac)

If I am an animal according to the Native American zodiac- then I am a Salmon…I have gone from the majestic royal leanings of the Leo the lion sign to a slippery fish. But all is not lost as I see that my weak points are still about the same and that I still tend to be on the controlling side as any ruler of the jungle would be!  Note that these animals may not correspond with your totem animal if you know what your totem animal happens to be. This purely has to do with your birth sign-not your animal spirit guide. So take from it what you will and, as always, have fun with it and decide for yourself what is applicable to you and your life’s path. As for me, I think I like this commune with nature as a change from star gazing…



Astrology Definition presents the symbolic animal signs as laid out in reference to the Native American zodiac:

GOOSE (Dec 22 – Jan 19)


  • Character is one of discreet fortitude and inventiveness.
  • Mindful of the necessity to reserve all possessions
  • Recognize how to conserve their vitality, to yield the greatest actual outcomes
  • Senses steadfastly motivated on the objective onward
  • Determined and motivated, they may not see those facets that make existence pleasurable


Lesson For those born under the Goose

Learn the necessity to balance materialistic goals with transcendent and demonstrative influences



OTTER (Jan 20 – Feb 18)


  • Gregarious, conversational and liberated
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Relating mystical awareness to everyday existence
  • Creative, comforting and very insightful
  • Prying, random, frequently too direct


Lesson For those born under the Otter

Learn that real understanding originates from relating capability to philosophies


WOLF (Feb 19 – Mar 20)


  • Empathetic, generous, liberal, creative and tender
  • Extremely instinctive
  • Unrealistic, ambiguous, nervous, wavering
  • Divine, enlightening, preternatural, believing


Lesson For those born under the Wolf

Learn to step back and allow others to find their own truths


FALCON (Mar 21 – Apr 19)


  • Tenacity and tolerance of others
  • Strong desire to be a leader
  • Vanity
  • Swiftness, accuracy, audacious, zealous


Lesson For those born under the Falcon

Learn to lead with the value of experience


BEAVER (Apr 20 – May 20)


  • Obstinate and frequently determined
  • Practical and meticulous
  • Accommodating variation, consideration, internal reservation and assurance
  • Diligent, persistent, capable, unmindful


Lesson For those born under the Beaver

Learn about being secure with the person who they are


 DEER (May 21 – Jun 20)


  • Approachable, cerebral and intelligent
  • Verbose, agreeable, temperamental
  • Tenacity and focus
  • Impatient, nevertheless apprehensive


Lesson For those born under the Deer

Learn to master the agitated mind and assimilate mind with sensitive focus


WOODPECKER (Jun 21 – Jul 21)


  • Affectionate and understanding
  • Imagination, self-approval and compassion
  • Self-indulgence, resentment and trusting too greatly on others
  • Delicate, sympathetic, enthusiastic, spontaneous, cultivating, responsive


Lesson For those born under the Woodpecker

Learn that happiness is not found with an outside source but from within


SALMON (Jul 22 – Aug 21)


  • Ardent and piercing
  • Lavish and artistic
  • Guiding, habitually conceited and biased
  • Energetic and gifted


Lesson For those born under the Salmon

Learn that inside is where the individual discovers the reactions of consciousness


BEAR (Aug 22 – Sep 21)


  • Complete, meek, honorable
  • Positivity, acceptance and self-loving
  • Particular, stern
  • Judicious, alert, useful, exact


Lesson For those born under the Bear

Learn to endure and assent that life is jam-packed with unforeseen fluctuations


CROW (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

  • Tactful, frequently starry-eyed and excessively hopeful
  • Susceptible, faltering and regularly clutches to resentment
  • Lenient and sociable
  • Restraint, and permitting


Lesson For those born under the Crow

Learn how to balance all aspects of self and live harmonious


SNAKE (Oct 23 – Nov 22)

  • Sensitive and inventive
  • Stalwart, skeptical
  • Resourcefulness, capability to transformation and thoughtful to others
  • Arrogant, frequently detached and unsociable


Lesson For those born under the Snake

Learn how to reconcile the past with the present self to obtain higher goals


OWL (Nov 23 – Dec 21)

  • Flexible, dependable
  • Laughter, affectionate and sovereign
  • Positive, contented and motivated
  • Perceptive, unswerving, epicurean

Lesson For those born under the Snake

Learn to hold attention though accepting their impatient character

When Alcohol and Astrology Collide…

It is true that astrology can be implemented for daily use to forecast events both big and small.  Now, it seems that astrology is also a valuable part of leisure as well.  Some astrologists have noted that even eating a meal can be advantageous if it is paired with the right wine!  How is this done?  By taking the characteristics of each zodiac sign and comparing them to the attributes of wines.

For example, take Pisces who are said to be wistful and expressive, being paired up with a wine that is fruity and rich in flavor.  Or, majestic Leo’s general love for the finer things that life has to offer will enjoy the elegance of bubbly Champagne.   Of course, trying to accommodate every zodiac sign at a dinner party would be quite difficult and costly, but it can be a great conversation piece or a special event such as a wine tasting.

Here is a suggested list for each sign:

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Merlot

Aries (March 21-April 19) Pinot Noir

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Cabernet Sauvignon

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Viognier

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Pineau de la Loire

Leo (July 23-August 22) Champagne

Virgo (August 23-September 22)  Covertside White

Libra (September 23-October 22) Blush wine

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) French syrah

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Rose

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Sauvignon blanc

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Syrah