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Medicine Wheel

Native American Astrology Report for

 

Dustin Hoffman

August 8, 1937

5:07 PM

Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Medicine Wheel

Native American Astrology

 

A traditional Native American astrology program by Randall Cole Roffe, for natal charts; based on the Kvniakati Tsulawi Medicine Wheel tradition of the Southern Shawnee and Cherokee, with some references to the traditions of other North American tribes.

 

MEDICINE WHEEL ANIMALS:

 

        1. Red Hawk   (Aries)

        2.  Beaver      (Taurus)

        3. Songbirds   (Gemini)

        4.  Rabbit      (Cancer)        (Coyote  -  other  tribes)

        5. Alligator   (Leo)

        6.  Mouse      (Virgo)

        7. Bear   (Libra)

        8.  Snake      (Scorpio)

        9. Elk   (Sagittarius)

        10.  Deer      (Capricorn)        (Buffalo  -  other  tribes)

        11. Otter   (Aquarius)

        12.  Panther      (Pisces)

 

THE  THREE  REALMS  AND  THE  ELEMENTS  OF  THE  MEDICINE  WHEEL

 

        Every  animal  power  represents  several  of  the  Star  Clans;  that  is  why  all  over  the  world  there  are  different  symbolic  images  of  the  subdivisions  of  the  seasonal  circle  of  the  sky.  This  seasonal  circle,  and  all  that  it  contains,  is  known  as  the  Medicine  Wheel  by  many  Native  Americans.

 

        The  circle  of  our  more  immediate  experience,  extending  to  the  horizons  of  the  Four  Directions,  is  also  known  as  the  Medicine  Wheel,  nesting  within  larger  and  larger  wheels.

 

        Every  Medicine  Animal  has  power  in  one  or  more  of  the  Three  Realms  of  Above,  Middle  and  Below;  and  with  one  or  more  of  the  Elements.  The  Medicine  Powers  of  the  Three  Realms  or  Worlds,  like  that  of  the  Four  Directions,  is  a  very  ancient  tradition  of  pretty  much  all  the  Native  American  people.  The  Medicine  Powers  of  the  Twelve  Directions  and  the  Seven  Heavens  and  their  Lights  are  in  most  ways  special  to  the  Kvniakati,Tsulawi  and  other  Cherokee  and  Shawnee  traditions,  though  others  may  know  these  things  in  a  parallel  manner.  The  Medicine  Powers  of  the  Elements  are  partially  Kvniakati  traditions  but  have  certainly  been  influenced  by  early  interactions  of  Cherokee/  Shawnee,  Scottish  and  Chinese  astrological  and  medical  systems.

 

        It  is  good  to  have  a  balance  of  powers  in  the  Realms  and  the  Elements.

 

THE  ABOVE  REALM

 

        The  Above  Realm  is  the  world  of  the  sky,  the  mind,  fire  and  air.  Red  Hawk  and  Songbirds  have  power  in  this  higher  realm  of  cause  and  effect  in  the  abstract  and  subtle  sense.  Bear  has  power  here  when  she  can  stand  up;  her  ally  is  the  Crow  who  has  power  in  the  Above.  Snake  has  some  power  here  through  his  ally  the  Owl  who  has  power  in  the  Above  Realm  at  night.

 

        It  is  good  to  have  something  going  on  with  one  of  these  Medicine  Animals  or  have  them  high  in  one  of  the  Heavens  if  one  wishes  to  exert  subtle  cause  and  effect,  or  in  any  way  take  a  truly  higher  view  of  things.

 

        Red  Hawk  and  her  Eagle  relatives  have  the  greatest  power  in  the  Above  Realm  and  are  the  guardians  of  the  East,  the  primary  direction.

 

THE  MIDDLE  REALM

 

        Beaver,  Rabbit,  Mouse,  Bear,  Elk,  Deer,  Otter,  and  Panther  all  have  varying  degrees  of  power  in  the  familiar  Middle  Realm  where  humans  also  have  power.  Red  Hawk  and  Songbirds  can  come  into  the  Middle  Realm  but  have  little  strength  here.  Snake  and  Alligator  can  come  into  the  Middle  Realm  also  but  lack  strength  here  as  well.

 

        On  the  face  of  it,  Bear  has  the  greatest  power  in  the  Middle  Realm;  she  guards  the  Gate  of  the  West  into  the  Below  Realm.  Rabbit  also  has  great  power,  more  than  is  apparent,  as  he  guards  the  Gate  of  the  South;  and  the  Deer  guards  the  powerful  Gate  of  the  North.

 

        These  are  the  guardians  of  the  Four  Directions  which  are  the  axes  of  the  powerful  momenta  of  the  Earth  and  the  heavenly  bodies  -  Red  Hawk  in  the  East,  Black  Bear  in  the  West,  Tiny  White  Deer  in  the  North,  and  Great  White  Rabbit  in  the  South.

 

        It  is  good  to  have  something  going  on  with  one  of  these  Medicine  Animals  or  have  them  high  in  one  of  the  Heavens  if  one  wishes  to  exert  practical  effects  in  the  real  world,  or  in  any  way  make  real  changes  in  the  daily  life.

 

THE  BELOW  REALM

 

        The  Below  Realm  is  the  world  of  water,  emotions  and  the  tides.  The  Below  is  where  subconscious  and  sometimes  malevolent  powers  can  reside.  Snake  and  Alligator  have  great  power  in  the  Below  Realm,  and  Panther  also  has  a  special  power  here  by  night.  Otter,  Beaver  and  Mouse  have  varying  temporary  powers  in  this  Realm.  Rabbit  can  hide  very  securely  in  this  Realm  and  has  a  special  power  that  is  not  active  or  obvious.

 

        It  is  good  to  have  something  going  on  with  one  of  these  Medicine  Animals  or  have  them  high  in  one  of  the  Heavens  if  one  wishes  to  exert  subconscious  effects  in  the  motivational  world,  or  in  any  way  have  an  effect  on  the  motivations  of  life  and  of  others.

 

FIRE  ELEMENT

 

        Red  Hawk  has  the  power  of  Fire  Above  -  pure  intention,  will  and  concentration.

 

        Alligator  has  the  power  of  Fire  Below  -  the  ability  to  connect  the  primal  charismatic  mind  with  drives  and  emotions  in  the  subconscious  (also  sometimes  called  "drama").

 

        Elk  has  the  power  of  Fire  in  the  Middle,  or  Fire  in  Wood  -  the  interactive  and  enterprising  social  mind.

 

        Snake  has  a  power  of  Fire  in  Water  -  again  a  reptile  to  represent  primal  subconscious  drives  and  emotions.

 

        Mouse  has  a  power  of  Fire  in  Earth  -  to  store  and  categorize  the  various  results  of  mental  precipitations.

 

WATER  ELEMENT

 

        Panther  has  the  power  of  Water  Below  -  the  depths  of  the  subconscious  and  the  predawn  dreamstate.

 

        Rabbit  has  the  power  of  Water  in  the  Middle,  in  Earth  -the  immediate  emotions  and  practical  nurturance.

 

        Snake  has  the  power  of  Fire  in  Water  in  the  Below  Realm,  and  can  extend  into  the  Middle  Realm  and  the  Above  Realm  by  night  through  his  ally  the  Owl  -  primal  survival  drives  and  emotions.

 

        Bear  has  power  in  the  Middle  Realm  of  Air  in  Water  -  the  Gate  of  Looks  Within,  gate  of  entry  to  the  afterlife.

 

EARTH  ELEMENT

 

        Beaver  has  the  power  of  Earth  in  Wood  -  industrious  and  relentlessly  constructive.

 

        Rabbit  has  the  power  of  Water  in  Earth  -  where  emotions  and  the  practical  world  interface.

 

        Mouse  has  the  power  of  Fire  in  Earth  -  where  the  mind  and  the  practical  world  interface.

 

        Deer  has  the  power  of  Earth  in  Crystal  -  where  the  powers  of  the  practical  world  are  most  crystallized.

 

        Otter  has  the  power  of  Air  in  Earth  -  where  the  powers  of  the  practical  world  are  most  transcended  in  the  relative  mind.

 

AIR  ELEMENT

 

        Songbirds  have  the  power  of  Air  in  Crystal  -  where  the  relational  mind  is  most  crystallized  and  unintentional.

 

        Bear  has  the  power  of  Air  in  Water  -  where  the  relational  mind  guards  the  Gate  of  Looks  Within.

 

        Otter  has  the  power  of  Air  in  Earth  -  where  the  relational  mind  transcends  the  limitations  of  the  practical  world.

 

WOOD  ELEMENT

 

        Beaver  has  the  power  of  Earth  in  Wood  -  a  power  to  constructively  transform  the  practical  world.

 

        Elk  has  the  power  of  Fire  in  Wood  -  a  power  to  transform  the  interactive  and  enterprising  social  mind.

 

CRYSTAL  ELEMENT

 

        Songbirds  have  the  power  of  Air  in  Crystal  -  a  power  to  focus  and  crystallize  the  relational  mind  by  perspective.

 

        Deer  has  the  power  of  Earth  in  Crystal  -  a  power  to  focus  and  crystallize  the  practical  world  by  meeting  ordeals.

 

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        Given below are the planet positions and other details at the time of birth:

 

Sun     16 Leo 02               Uranus  13 Tau 39

Moon    18 Vir 06               Neptune 17 Vir 30

Mercury 11 Vir 42               Pluto   28 Can 49

Venus    4 Can 43               N. Node 12 Sag 58

Mars     0 Sag 03               Asc.    18 Cap 05

Jupiter 19 Cap 27               MC       7 Sco 59

Saturn   4 Ari 42

 

Tropical/Placidus   Standard time observed.   GMT: 01:07:00

Time Zone: 8 hours West.   Lat & Long: 34 N 03 08   118 W 14 34

 

Aspects and orbs:

Conjunction:  7 Deg 00 Min      Trine  :  5 Deg 00 Min

Opposition :  5 Deg 00 Min      Sextile:  4 Deg 00 Min

Square     :  5 Deg 00 Min      Combust:  3 Deg 00 Min

Conjunction to Fixed Star:  3 Deg 00 Min

 

 

MEDICINE WHEEL Native American astrology program copyright 2000  Dr. Randall C. Roffe

 


SUN AND MOON

 

        Sun is considered to be female and to govern the basic physical makeup and the mitochondrial DNA (the genetic mother line) of the individual, while Moon is considered male and is the Hunter or the desire and attraction element. Both Sun and Moon are considered measurers of the sky, and distributors of the energies of the ancient and eternal Star Clans. These ancient sources of genetic code are symbolized by the Totem Animals in the constellations and in the clans of the various tribes.

 

Sun in Alligator Place = Fruit Moon (Sun in Leo)

 

        The Tsalaki Moon of Middle Summer is called Galoni or Fruit Moon. It corresponds to the Southwest direction and to the hottest part of the afternoon. At this time of year, when you were born, nature is hot and lazy in Cherokee and Southern Shawnee country and the cicadas are droning loudly as leisurely predators await their prey. Many fruits and berries are ripening as thunderstorms develop on the horizon.

 

        Fruit Moon People like to be comfortable and lazy, and they like entertainments and evening activities. They can be very self-centered and volatile, yet frequently others hold them in awe. Fruit Moon People are often dramatic and impressive.

 

        The Sun Guardian of this Moon is the Alligator in the Tsulawi tradition. Alligator has great aggressive strength, but is very slow to be provoked unless its family is threatened. Alligator or Tsulaski dwells in the Below Realm of Fire, and is also the Guardian of Heart and Circulation Herbs in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The alligators are promiscuous animals or nearly so, and pretty much stay in the same pond their entire territorial lives. The Wolf and the Fox are sometimes associated with this direction, as is the Sturgeon in the Mdewiwin Tradition. You have many Alligator qualities that come from the Below Realm of Fire, giving social circulation and entertainment skills and temporal leadership. Excess of fire can rise into the head from overaccumulation in the heart, causing attitudes of arrogance or self-importance.

 

        Mouse is the partner Guardian of Alligator but they work and live in entirely different realms, not really knowing one another.

 

        Alligator gets along well with Red Hawk and Elk, all of whom have strong aggressive qualities. Alligator also gets along well with Songbirds and appreciates their insect control. Bear also gets along alright with Alligator as they both are frequently fishing and are of comparable strength.

 

        Alligator clashes with Rabbit or Deer only seldom, staying in separate realms. Panther and Alligator likewise seldom conflict but it is quite a fight when they do.

 

        Alligator's worst conflicts are with Otter as they compete in the Lower Realm underwater for fish and crustaceans. Otter finds the Alligator to be arrogant and power-hungry, while Alligator finds Otter to be very annoying, and Otter sometimes becomes Alligator's lunch. Snake and Beaver also clash with Alligator in the underwater Lower realm and frequently end up as her dinner too. Otter or Snake may eat Alligator's eggs at times in revenge, and Beaver may disturb Alligator's nests. Alligator does not like the way Beaver changes the water level, disturbing the fishing.

 

Moon in Mouse Place (Moon in Virgo)

 

        The Moon was with the Mouse Hunter when you were born. Mouse Hunter, like Mouse, is nonaggressive and always keeps moving or hiding to protect itself and its little store of snacks. Mouse dwells in the Middle Realm of Fire in Earth, and is also the Guardian of Immune System Plants and the Small Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The mice may be monogamous animals for a season, and do not travel far from home. You have many Mouse qualities that come from the Lesser Harvest Moon, such as the tendency to store things away and categorize them, whether in an organized or chaotic fashion. Collection, organization and attention to detail can be your strong points. Some swelling of the lower lip is often characteristic.

 

        Emotionally, here is how you relate to the other Medicine Animals and their Hunters:

 

        Alligator is the partner Guardian of Mouse, but they live and work in entirely separate realms and do not usually know each other.

 

        Rabbit, Beaver and Deer all get along very well with Mouse as they all happily go about their business. Snake often gets along well with Mouse, at least some kinds of Snakes do, but other kinds of Snakes love to use a Mouse, taking over his home or eating him. One kind of Mouse knows how to get revenge. The Snake helps the Corn Maiden keep the grain free from the Mouse.

 

        Otter and Bear generally ignore Mouse and vice versa.

 

        Panther is a fearsome enemy to Mouse because he is such an easily obtained little morsel or snack for the big cat, who is also able to dig up Mouse's holes. There are diseases that the Mouse can give the Panther though. Red Hawk also is a fearsome enemy to Mouse but cannot dig as well. Songbirds are natural competitors with Mouse for food and they argue a lot with each other. Elk is bothered by Mouse and Mouse can give Elk diseases; they have very different views of the world, one large, one small.

 

Moon Conjunct Mercury:

 

        The Moon Hunter and the Younger Relative are closely associated within your being, giving you much mental imagination and emotional communicativeness.

 

Moon Trine Jupiter:

 

        The Moon Hunter and the Older Relative are closely associated within your being, encouraging you to be growth-oriented, optimistic, very social, and emotionally generous. Effects of excess socializing and assimilating can lead to swelling or over-accumulation. Excesses cry for simpler living.

 

 

THE SEVEN HEAVENS

 

        The Ascendant is known as the First Heaven position and tells us about the relationship of the person to all Seven Heavens of human ideation, as well as their aspirations and how they fit into the world and the afterworld. Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, Third Heaven with the eleventh house, Fourth Heaven with the seventh house, Fifth Heaven with the eighth house, Sixth Heaven with the ninth house, and Seventh Heaven with the midheaven or tenth house.

 

        Thus, First, Second and Third Heavens are in the East, and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Heavens are in the West. The Heavens can be measured approximately by the breadth of your hand held at arm's length.

 

        The First Heaven is closest to this Middle Realm where human events occur and certain land animals have power. The second through sixth houses of Western Astrology are below the horizon and represent the Below Realm where swimming and burrowing animals have power. The other Heavens represent the Above Realm where birds have power.

 

        The Second and Fifth Heavens are tests, where flaws within the self and losses, enemies or opponents may be encountered. The Third and Sixth Heavens are more like most modern people's idea of a Heaven of harmony and communion. Fourth Heaven is the test of relationship, the heaven/hell conundrum, where the true self as well as the false self can be encountered in relationship, and balance restored when the false self is released. Finally, Seventh Heaven, the highest Heaven in Cherokee cosmology, is beyond formal conception: the balanced individual.

 

Asc. in Deer Place (Asc. in Capricorn)

 

        The Guardian of your Ascendant is the Deer in the Kvniakati Tsulawi tradition, the Bison with most of the Native American tribes. Deer is nonaggressive unless protecting its family and has excellent practical protective sense, dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth. Its color is ice blue. The Deer are all polygamous animals, and travel moderately far in small herds. You have many pragmatic Deer qualities that come from the Middle Realm, giving stability, responsibility and toughness. Emphasis of hardening processes may incline to rigidity.

 

        Deer has a slender, bony and tough quality and is not very outspoken or demonstrative, communicating with a bare nod or a subtle gesture.

 

        Deer is also the Guardian of Plants for Injuries, the Musculoskeleton and Large Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. This includes a great many plants such as the various Ganikwaliskis or astringents like Heuchera (Alum Root), Wild Geranium, White Oak, Rhatany, Potentilla and Agrimony, as well as Aloe, the various Solomon's Seals, Shepherd's Purse, Hedge Nettle, Teasel, Slippery Elm, Desert Willow, the true Willows, Wintergreen, Birch, Balsam Poplar, Pine and many more types of trees which can be used to treat injuries.

 

        With Deer Rising, Red Hawk qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Deer may deny its decisive, active and aggressive side. The Deer approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Deer tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your success this Middle Realm world by using your tough and practical skills. You fit into this world and the afterworld by quietly building your small social network which you guard jealously.

 

        Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Elk. This means you can be unable to be far-ranging, and you may restrict your movements to rigid and local patterns which can be an advantage to your prey or opponents. Your movements are almost always very predictable to all the other animals. Your weakness is this lack of unpredictability, and Elk types may be your secret enemies in the Middle world. Second Heaven is very much a potential obstacle in your quest for the Highest or Seventh Heaven.

 

        Third Heaven is associated with the eleventh house, and for you this is called Third Heaven Snake. This gives natural discretion and secretiveness, and friends who have these qualities.

 

        Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Rabbit. If, in life, one makes it through the First Three Heavens, then one can fully encounter someone else in a relationship that, at first, seems like the final goal of the soul's evolution. Opposites both attract and repel, and in the Fourth Heaven you encounter your opposite, the Rabbit or Coyote. When you develop intuition and sensitivity, it probably comes from your learning through relationship. When this level is achieved it feels like the highest heaven, but it is not - it is just the powerful reconciliation of opposites. For Deer to develop the acute sensitivities of Rabbit is the great step toward self integration.

 

        Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Alligator. This is a level of self growth that can be perilous for it is a place where one can encounter enemies and danger. Here you encounter the energies within yourself that encourage enmity with others, and for you the potential enmity is with the Alligator, making certain streams almost uncrossable. Crossing certain boundaries can make enemies for you very easily. Your desire to always establish a further boundary inspires resentment among those who must remain to guard their ponds. Remember that they are all-powerful in their limited domains, and are much stronger in their realms than you will ever be. Remember too that those who move slowly and deliberately are also conserving their energy for a certain strike.

 

        Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Mouse. As you near your high goal of finally achieving the ability to Look Within, you gradually develop more and more attention to detail and recognition of the powers of small things as you educate yourself.

 

        Seventh Heaven is associated with the midheaven or tenth house, a place of great soul integration and balance for you. By the time you reach this point of growth, you have dealt with the balance of Deer and Rabbit for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Red Hawk that lie deep within you. After tests that develop your sensitive, reactive and impulsive sides, you are challenged to develop intuition despite your skepticism. It is hard for you to develop true intuition because you get locked into patterns that can prevent your senses from being interpreted with intuition. Seventh Heaven Bear represents your achievement of the power of Looks Within, which for most Deer Rising people is an elusive goal.

 

        The Deer is the partner Guardian of the Songbirds, and the two animals are often associated in nature. Some Songbirds eat the insect pests that bother the Deer, and warn the Deer of danger. The Deer likewise offer some protection to the Songbirds, and when the Deer eat barks and roots they expose insects that the Songbirds eat.

 

        Panther's relationship with Deer is an intimate predator-prey. Deer fears Panther but succumbs to his hypnotic gaze, and Panther respects Deer who is also strong and a good fighter.

 

        Deer knows that only a small number of Snakes are really dangerous. Snake often gets along well with Deer, at least some kinds of Snakes do. Snake and Deer have a special relationship and they guard the Ginseng plants together.

 

        Elk and Deer are natural competitors for food but mostly avoid each other. Deer likewise are neutral toward the Otter and the Alligator whom they seldom encounter, although accidents between Deer and Alligator do occur.

 

        Mouse and Beaver get along very well and peacefully with Deer as they all go about their business and warn one another of danger. Sometimes they share food with each other.

 

        Bear and Red Hawk are fearsome to Deer because they are known to eat young fawns. Deer stands his ground against them with great determination. They are not as stealthy as Panther so Deer is able to fight them or flee more effectively.

 

        Rabbit is very spooky to Deer, being unpredictable and able to cause Deer to lose sure footing. Rabbit finds Deer inconsiderate.

 

Moon Trine Asc.:

 

        The rising or strongly aspected Moon encourages you to be sensitive, emotional, and prone to periodic fluid accumulation. Strong liquid eyes and dominance of the water element characterize your countenance.

 

        The Moon is seen as male in Tsalaki tradition, associated with Kanati the Hunter who moves by night.

 

        This lunar position is known as Moon in the First Heaven in the Tsalaki tradition. Moon in First Heaven people are very involved in the First Heaven which is intimately close to this, the Middle Realm. First Heaven is the personal space that people make in and around themselves, or their personality and personal environment. It is the realm of immediate cause and effect, so naturally people born with Moon here have a strong and emotional influence on their immediate environment. First Heaven is a strong place from which to influence the world. All information in the report regarding the Moon Hunter is greatly emphasized.

 

Jupiter Conjunct Asc.:

 

        The rising or strongly aspected Older Relative Star (Jupiter) encourages you to be corpulent, optimistic, expansive, and inclusive.  You may be prone to obesity or excess tissue. All information later in the report regarding the Older Relative is greatly emphasized.

 

 

MERCURY - THE YOUNGER RELATIVE

 

        Mercury is known as the Younger Relative and deals with the functions that children perform in traditional society: communication and helpfulness. It also relates to that mental part of us that is inquisitive and that learns, so the position of Younger Relative tells us about how someone learns, remembers and communicates. The Younger Relative, like the Winged Serpent, is never very far away from the Sun.

 

Mercury in Mouse Place (Mercury in Virgo)

 

        The Younger Relative was with Mouse when you were born, giving Mouse qualities to the mind and communication style. Mouse is nonaggressive and always keeps moving or hiding to protect itself and its little store of snacks. Mouse dwells in the Middle Realm of Fire in Earth. The mice may be monogamous animals for a season, and do not travel far from home. You have many Mouse qualities such as a tendency to store things away and categorize them, whether in an organized or chaotic fashion. Collection, organization and attention to detail can be your strong points.

 

        Mouse is unassertive and is very polite. His voice is careful and considerate. Sometimes he has something in his mouth when he speaks, for it is very difficult for him to keep his mouth or his hands still. He is always checking, checking.

 

 

THE WINGED SERPENT AS MORNING OR EVENING STAR

 

        Venus is known as Quetzalcoatl, Quetzal or Winged Serpent. It tells us about the creative, passionate, associative, sensual, aesthetic and pattern-seeking part of a person. The Quetzal is a beautiful Central American green bird with very long tail feathers that trail behind it like a serpent as it flies. In the reconciliation of the solunar calendar, Winged Serpent gives us a reference point for a longer cycle. Quetzal, the Winged Serpent, known to tribes all over the continent, is about harmonizing Red Hawk and Dark Serpent energies to seek a higher level which is no longer predatory.

 

        The Winged Serpent, like the Younger Relative, is never very far from the Sun, although he may be found as much as two Medicine Animals (the equivalent of Western Astrology's signs) away on the Medicine Wheel. Winged Serpent appears as either a Morning Star or as an Evening Star, and may appear to be close to the Sun and thus unlikely to be seen, or may appear to be further away, thus appearing high in the eastern dawn or western dusk.

 

        The appearance of Venus as Morning Star at the time of someone's birth is traditionally considered to be indicative of an individual who uses the momentum of the created universe for their own purposes. Such an individual is considered to be a "young soul", still gathering experiences and powers. Morning Star People can have powerful creative abilities, but can sometimes get caught up in selfish activities. They may confuse their own impulses with what is good for the tribe, community, or planet as a whole, and they may also confuse others who mistakenly become their followers. A small number of Morning Star People fall into the path of selfish conjuring, leading ultimately to their downfall. Morning Star People can be very charismatic before they finally burn out. They can also learn self-restraint and can be very creative people.

 

        Evening Star People, on the other hand, are more "experienced souls" who are on the path of Return to Spirit. This does not make them any better or worse than Morning Star People, but there is a different depth of motive in their actions and attitudes. A small number of Evening Star People are highly experienced older souls who although already returning to Great Spirit, offer their experience unselfishly for the benefit of their people. These older souls are very seldom recognized by the general public, who seem to prefer the more dazzling charisma of Morning Star leadership.

 

        Great importance is placed on Venus, the Winged Serpent, its position in the Heavens and among the Animal Guardians, and most importantly, whether in the Morning Star or Evening Star phase.

 

Venus as Morning Star - Direct Motion

 

        The appearance of the Winged Serpent Venus as Morning Star at the time of your birth would be traditionally considered to be indicative of an individual who uses the momentum of the created universe for their own purposes. Such an individual is considered to be a "young soul", still gathering experiences and powers. Morning Star People can have powerful creative abilities, but can sometimes get caught up in selfish activities. They may confuse their own impulses with what is good for the tribe, community, or planet as a whole, and they may also confuse others who mistakenly become their followers. A small number of Morning Star People fall into the path of selfish conjuring, leading ultimately to their downfall. Morning Star People can be very charismatic before they finally burn out. They can also learn self-restraint and can be very creative people.

 

        Venus was moving in direct motion, back toward the Sun, at the time of your birth. Most of your selfish social exchanges are in accord with a greater purpose whether you are conscious of it or not, so the "karmic cost" of your ticket for this phase may not be as great. This makes self-restraint a bit easier for you.

 

Venus in Rabbit Place (Venus in Cancer)

 

        Winged Serpent was with Rabbit when you were born, and this brings home the need to nest. Creativity is clever and sentimental. Social graces are nurturing and sensitive, with a genuine strong emotional depth. Rabbit dwells in the Middle Realm of Water in Earth. Rabbit or Tsistu has qualities of innocence, nurturing, calming and comforting as well as trickery, self-calming and deception. This unpredictable animal is promiscuous but protective of its young. Rabbit also stays local and does not travel far.

 

        You, as Winged Serpent Rabbit, have many of the Rabbit's qualities, and oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle. Rabbit Quetzal has learned many of the ways of those whom he relates with and is very intuitive. People appreciate his sensitive and comforting nature; he is generously sharing warm sincerity with them.

 

Venus Square Saturn:

 

        Winged Serpent (Quetzal) and the Ordeal Star were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain degree of coldness or caution in social life and expression of affections. Ordeals or difficulties in social and romantic life can be expected, but also this can be expressed as a disciplined and controlled approach to art, creativity and social or romantic life.

 

 

MARS - THE RED EAGLE

 

        Mars is known as Red Eagle, Red Hawk or Red Condor in various North American tribes, or sometimes as the Fire Star. Red Eagle is the heat of the survival instinct which is often predatory and aggressive. The warrior qualities it brings were often appreciated by the very strongly ritualized Native American warriors.

 

Mars in Elk Place (Mars in Sagittarius)

 

        The Red Hawk Star (also known as the Red Eagle or Condor) was with the Elk when you were born. Elk is very migratory and has great endurance, dwelling in the Middle Realm of Wood in Fire, and is also the Guardian of Liver, Antitumor and Regeneration Plants in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The Elk and Horse (also associated with this Direction) are polygamous social animals, and migrate very far in large herds. You have many Elk or Horse qualities which encourage consolidation, broad relations, social integration and growth but there may be overtaxing of capacity. You may be prone to excess movement, restlessness, or excess heat in mouth, vocal cords and throat.

 

Mars Trine Saturn:

 

        Red Eagle/Condor and Ordeal Star were in close interaction when you were born, bringing difficulty and conflict in certain areas of your life. Physical injuries, especially to joints and tendons, and also major stress and frustration in the areas of life associated with each of the Medicine Animals of the Red Eagle and the Ordeal Star are likely. The aggressive Red Eagle is constrained by the Ordeal Star which is very stressful.

 

 

JUPITER - THE OLDER RELATIVE

 

        Jupiter is known as the Older Relative and is considered as a source of guidance and wisdom, called Poia by the Blackfeet and other Algonquian tribes.

 

Jupiter in Deer Place (Jupiter in Capricorn)

 

        Older Relative was with Deer when you were born, and this brings learning to live within limitations in relationship. The dry and rougher texture of the ways of the Deer give little room for the warm optimism of the Older Relative. This feeling of social restriction can cause depression, discouragement, lack of energy, and stiffness. The Deer is nonaggressive unless protecting its family. The practical protective senses may be overly expressed. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth, the Deer are all polygamous and hierarchical animals, and travel moderately far in small herds. You have many pragmatic Deer qualities that come from the Middle Realm, giving stability, responsibility and toughness. You can be serious, undemonstrative of emotion, cautious and moody.

 

 

SATURN - THE ORDEAL STAR

 

        Saturn is known as the Ordeal Star or Sickness Star. Ordeals were considered preferable to sickness and could stave off misfortunes by a kind of atonement. Meeting one's ordeals has always been considered an essential part of indigenous people's life, and a great source of learning and strength.

 

Saturn in Red Hawk Place (Saturn in Aries)

 

        The Ordeal Star was with the Red Hawk when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Red Hawk. Red Hawk is aggressive, passionate and has excellent vision, dwelling in the Above Realm of Fire, and is also the Guardian of Warming Plants and Stimulants in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The hawks are all monogamous animals or nearly so, and travel very far. You have many of Red Hawk's weaknesses, qualities that come from the Above Realm of Fire. Excess haste or ruthlessness may sometimes be a problem for you, and other issues such as inflexibility, fanaticism, melancholia, coldness in the head, and rigidity may be problems for you.

 

 

OTHER INFLUENCES

 

        Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and other outer or otherwise invisible planets are not used in our traditional astrology which is observational in its methods. For the same reasons, what is known as the second through sixth houses are not consulted, as they are below the horizon and thus not visible or measurable except by inference. All below-the-horizon bodies, and what are considered second through sixth house functions, are considered to be associated with the hidden self. Many aspects and qualities of below-the-horizon planets are remembered or inferred from what was recently visible.

 

        Native American astrologers used a number of stars and constellations in their interpretations as well. Many tribes considered themselves to be at least partially descended from Pleiadians or Syrians.

 

        In your chart none of the fixed stars Aldebaran, Sirius, Castor and Pollux, Spica, Antares, Altair, Pleiades, or Fomalhaut is conjunct a planet used in Native American Astrology.