Native American spirituality is based on the belief that we are all connected to each other and to everything that is. The earth, the animals, the moon, the sun – they are all our relations. Native American astrology is based on the medicine wheel and it uses a twelve-month calendar, connecting a power animal to each calendar month.
That animal helps to define your character traits but also is said to offer spiritual assistance in helping you learn the life lessons you came here to master and to grow and heal.
In this article series, we have been exploring each power animal or animal sign in the Native American zodiac system. This article will explore the beaver totem.
If you were born between April 20th and May 20th, then you were born under the Native American zodiac sign of the beaver.
From the beaver, you can learn about building upon and acting on your dreams, about teamwork, and persistence, about creating a close-knit family and about being affectionate, hardworking and self-reliant.
Beaver Character Traits
“People born under the sign of the beaver tend to be slow, methodical, practical, and reserved. They are also stolid, tenacious and determined, possessing tremendous willpower and self-discipline. These people are inclined to stick to tried and tested methods of thinking. Roots are very important to people born under this sign and they need a sense of permanence and security.” -Deborah Durbin, Simply Native American Astrology
People born under this sign derive their greatest satisfaction from results created or produced by their own efforts, rather than the work of others. They are hardworking and self-motivated and once they identify a goal and go after it, they are likely to achieve it.
They are often very warm, loving and gentle. They are easygoing people. It takes them a while to get angry but once they do, look out, because they can have fierce tempers and are not easy to be around when they are angry!
They also can be stubborn, resistant to change and extremely jealous and possessive. Because their personal conviction are so strong, it can be difficult for them to see the value in the ideas of others.
But they are loyal, generous, honest and dependable. They are good with money and they have integrity. They make decisions cautiously and carefully, thinking things through, weighing the pros and cons, before they decide. They avoid making rash decisions but often are proved right in their choices once they do decide.
They work very well with their hands and are often very physical people.
Because they are good at hanging on to their money, developing wealth and sustaining it, they would be good in most any business, but also would make good bankers or financial consultants.