Native American Astrology Report for
June 10, 1982
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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.
Dr. Roffe is a direct descendant of the Chickamaugan Tsulawi Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Southern Shawnee Kvniakati practitioners. He is not a member of any currently Federally recognized tribal entity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 19 Gem 26
Moon 2 Aqu 55
Mercury 7 Gem 01
Venus 12 Tau 33
Mars 5 Lib 20
Jupiter 0 Sco 52
Saturn 15 Lib 33
Uranus 1 Sag 54
Neptune 25 Sag 51
Pluto 24 Lib 16
N. Node 14 Can 41
Asc. 8 Vir 27
MC 4 Gem 56
Tropical/Placidus Standard time observed. GMT: 16:01:00
Time Zone: 4 hours West. Lat & Long: 39 N 57 08 75 W 57 08
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 7 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 5 Deg 00 Min
Square : 5 Deg 00 Min
Conjunction to Fixed Star : 3 Deg 00 Min
Trine : 5 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 4 Deg 00 Min
Combust : 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 Songbirds Place = Green Corn Moon (Sun in Gemini)
The Tsalaki Moon of Late Spring, when you were born, is called Dehaluhiyi or Green Corn Moon. It corresponds to the Southeast direction and to late morning. At this time of year the birds and other animals are active and communicative as more and more fruits and seeds become available to eat. During this Moon the people have the Gadogi Welfare Society where they help those people who have problems or who lack something essential. It is a time to talk over the problems.
Green Corn Moon People are as active and communicative as the birds and are very interested in what everyone is up to. They are good with words and ideas and humor. They are born after the labors of the Planting Moon when everyone is more playful. Their weakness is that they seek incessant variety, sometimes for its own sake, and they can be impatient. They are often good storytellers, singers or writers, and they like to help other people out.
The Sun Guardians of this Moon are the Songbirds and sky blue is the color. Songbirds communicate not only among themselves, but also inform all other animals including the people of the goings and doings of each other including the movements of predators. Songbirds dwell in the Above Realm of Metal/Crystal in Air, and are capable of distant travel though they mostly travel a lot locally. Tsiskwa or Songbirds are also the Guardians of all the Respiratory Herbs. They are usually monogamous for a season and sometimes more, with a herdlike tendency to move in large groups. You have many of the Songbirds' qualities, giving relation, communication, rhythm and variety, although scatteredness or lack of focus may be obstacles for you.
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.
Red Hawk seems stronger than the Songbirds but seldom actually outmaneuvers them. Alligator likewise is really more of an ally than a foe because he also appreciates the insect control.
Otter and Bear are good intelligent friends of the Songbirds and share food with them, appreciating the forest gossip. But they do sometimes eat the Songbirds' eggs. Beaver and Rabbit get along alright with Songbirds as well, most of the time.
Elk is jealous of Songbirds' migratory ease and dislikes their small talk, while the Songbirds are often jealous of Elk as well, being the only land animal that travels so far.
Panther is a silent predatory threat to the Songbirds and he does not like the warnings that Songbirds give to other animals, ruining his hunting. Mouse and the Songbirds are very competitive for seeds and nuts with one another, and often have arguments. Snake and Songbirds often ignore one another, living in different realms, but Snake eats Songbirds eggs whenever possible.
Moon in Otter Place (Moon in Aquarius)
The Moon was with the Otter Hunter when you were born. Otter Hunter, like Otter, is nonaggressive, intelligent and very playful and is very loyal. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Earth in Air, the Otter is also capable of going into the Below Realm of Water, and is the most active in daytime. Otter is also the Guardian of Sedatives and Antispasmodic Plants in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The Otters are all monogamous animals or nearly so, and they stay local. You have many Otter qualities such as rebelliousness, playfulness, rhythm and spontaneity, an excitable and introspective nerve system, and fluid accumulation in the ankles, swelling in the legs, and edema due to poor peripheral circulatory return.
Emotionally, here is how you relate to the other Medicine Animals and their Hunters:
The partner Guardian of Rabbit is Otter, both of whom can be evasive and unpredictable. Otter has a better sense of humor and is less sensitive and passionate than Rabbit. The two get along at times still.
Otter's worst conflicts are with Alligator as they compete in the Lower Realm underwater for fish and crustaceans. Otter finds the Alligator to be arrogant and powerhungry, while Alligator finds Otter to be very annoying, and Otter sometimes becomes Alligator's lunch. Snake and Beaver can also be enemies of Otter as they can interfere with the quality of the fishing. Snake has a disquieting way of slithering through Otter's nests, and Beaver tends to interfere with Otter's recreations.
Panther can be a problem for Otter but usually they ignore each other and are out at different times. Deer and Mouse usually ignore Otter also, and she usually ignores them.
Otter respects the intelligence of Bear and the Songbirds and usually gets along well with them, as well as with Red Hawk and Elk.
Sun Trine Saturn:
The Sun and the Ordeal Star are closely associated within your being. You are rather a loner, appreciative of solitude or you may be outright unsocial. You have a serious, mature attitude due to early life's sobering experiences. You may have a lack of energy, or slow movement, but once moved, you persevere.
Moon Trine Mercury:
The Moon Hunter and the Younger Relative are closely associated within your being, giving you much mental imagination and emotional communicativeness.
Moon Trine Mars:
The Moon Hunter and the Red Eagle are closely associated within your being. Intensely emotional and passionate by nature, you are periodically driven by very strong or overwhelming desires and emotional marathons.
Moon Square 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 Mouse Place (Asc. in Virgo)
The Guardian of your Ascendant is the Mouse in the Tsulawi tradition. 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 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. Over accumulation in intestines can result in deranged digestion. The Corn Maiden is also associated with this direction.
Mouse gives a mild pleasant expression and small quick movements. Mouse people feel vulnerable and are careful not to offend others. Most people find them to be pleasant and unassuming.
Mouse is also the Guardian of Immune System Plants and the Small Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. This includes Echinacea, Goldenseal, Elderberry, Yerba Santa, and Lomatium, which crown and root the hillocks where Mouse burrows.
With Mouse Rising, Elk qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Mouse may deny its far-ranging and broad-minded side. The Mouse approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Mouse tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your practical organization and helpfulness in this MiddleRealm world by using your unobtrusive diplomacy to advantage. You fit into this world and the afterworld by being unnoticed, by moving quickly and carefully, and by being always prepared.
Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Alligator. This means you can be unable to be proudly and strongly assertive, and you may appear vulnerable to your opponents. Your movements can often be kept hidden from all the other animals. Your weakness is this lack of bluff, and Alligator types may be your secret enemies in the world below. 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 Rabbit. This gives natural protective- ness and sensitivity, and friends who have these qualities.
Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Panther. 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 stealthy Panther. When you develop this stealth and subtle introspective ability, 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 Mouse to develop the longer range intuitive qualities of Panther is the great step toward self integration.
Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Red Hawk. 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 aggressive and assertive Red Hawk. Competitiveness brought to excess can make enemies for you very easily, and you can be very vulnerable to aggressive predators. Remember that those who may prey on your vulnerability are intelligent but are usually much more impatient than you are.
Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Beaver. As you near your high goal of finally achieving the capacity to see and move beyond a limited small domain, you gradually develop more and more stability and can focus on longer range goals 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 Mouse and Panther for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Elk that lie deep within you. Seventh Heaven Songbirds represents your achievement of greater mobility and versatility, which for most Mouse Rising people is an elusive goal.
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.
Mercury Square Asc.:
The rising or strongly aspected Younger Relative Star (Mercury) encourages you to be communicative, mental, and nervous.
This Mercury position is known as Younger Relative in the First Heaven in the Tsalaki tradition. Younger Relative in First Heaven people have strong communicative energies 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 Younger Relative here have a strong communicative and mental influence (occasionally gossipy) on the immediate environment. Your First Heaven energies are trying to be helpful, and can help enhance the communication of others. First Heaven qualities of others are of great interest to you. First Heaven is a strong place from which to mentally influence the world. All information later in the report regarding the Younger Relative is greatly emphasized.
Venus Trine Asc.:
The rising or strongly aspected Winged Serpent (Venus) encourages you to be creative and harmonious, with an aesthetic appearance, perhaps even beautiful.
This Venus position is known as Winged Serpent (Quetzal) in the First Heaven in the Tsalaki tradition. Quetzal in First Heaven people are very creatively and sensually 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 Quetzal here have a strong aesthetic influence on their immediate environment. Their First Heaven energies can harmonize the First Heaven qualities of others. First Heaven is a strong place from which to creatively influence the world. All information later in the report regarding the Winged Serpent 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 Songbirds Place (Mercury in Gemini)
The Younger Relative was with Songbirds when you were born, which gives delightful imaginative creativity and versatility. The mental qualities are stimulated by the Songbirds' communicativeness. The mind dwells in the Above Realms of Metal/Crystal in Air and is multifaceted. Songbirds can travel very far but also see the smallest details, and mostly travel locally.
Songbirds' voices are musical and variegated, with a large vocabulary. Like the mockingbird, they will just see what they can come up with, and they love to amuse themselves as well as others. Their gestures are just as varied, intricate, and constantly moving.
Mercury Trine Mars:
Younger Relative Star and the Red Eagle were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain hyperexcitability of the nerves and the communication style. You are very energetic but this energy may be erratic.
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 Beaver Place (Venus in Taurus)
Winged Serpent was with Beaver when you were born, and this brings together creativity and industry with often beautiful results. Quetzal inspires Beaver to bring a deeper sense of form to his constructions. Beaver is pragmatic and constructive, building the dams that filter the waters of the wilderness, making a home for itself and its family and many other creatures besides.
Beaver dwells in the Middle Realm of Wood in Earth, and is capable of going into the Below Realm as well. The industrious animal is monogamous for a season and sometimes more, with strong family ties. Beaver also stays local and does not travel far. You have many of the Beaver's qualities, giving formation, industry and filtration, a strong sense of values, caution and acquisitiveness.
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 Bear Place (Mars in Libra)
The Red Hawk Star (also known as the Red Eagle or Condor) was with the Black Bear when you were born. Bear (Yanu) is nonaggressive unless insulted or intruded upon, and has poor vision but excellent sense of smell and intuition. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water in Air, Bear is also the Guardian of Kidney Plants in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The bears are all monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They do not usually travel very far and are often solitary. You have many Bear qualities that come from the Middle Realm of the Gate of Sleep and Death, the place of Judgment. Lethargy, indecision, lack of energy or introverted withdrawal may be a problem for you. Hot, acidic, argumentative, and debating nature causes stress metabolites and irritability.
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 Snake Place (Jupiter in Scorpio)
Older Relative was with Snake when you were born, and this brings together the intertwining knots that serpent energies can produce. This combination can have a compelling intensity but can develop into compulsive attitudes in social relationships. Snake or Inadv is nonaggressive unless intruded upon but then can be very vengeful.
Dwelling in the Below Realm of Fire in Water, Snake is also the Guardian of the Wedding Basket in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The snakes are promiscuous animals and do not travel much. You have many Snake qualities that come from the Below Realm of Fire in Water, the realm of the gene pool, reproduction and the afterlife of the ancestors. Secretiveness, ruthlessness or vengefulness may sometimes be a problem for you, but you have quiet determination.
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 Bear Place (Saturn in Libra)
The Ordeal Star was with the Bear when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Black Bear in the Tsulawi tradition. Bear (Yanu) is nonaggressive unless insulted or intruded upon, and has poor vision but excellent sense of smell and intuition. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water in Air, Bear is also the Guardian of Kidney Plants in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The bears are all monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They do not usually travel very far and are often solitary. You have many Bear qualities and weaknesses that come from the Middle Realm of the Gate of Sleep and Death, the place of Judgment. Lethargy, indecision or introverted withdrawal may be a problem for you, but you have reflection, intuition, dream power and usually patience in abundance.
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 Sirians.
You have the following conjunctions to fixed stars in your chart:
Aldebaran Conjunct Mercury
Altair Conjunct Moon
Aldebaran Conjunct a planet
Coyote Star - Aldebaran - The Bull's Eye - alpha Tauri -
Known as the Coyote Star to many tribes and Aldebaran in modern parlance, this orange-colored star is widely acknowledged to give cleverness and leadership qualities. You are probably well- organized and possessed of a virtually military approach to strategy, with strong leadership qualities. You have developed considerable experience in dealing with the material plane in prior lives; probably some of this experience was as a warrior. You may be inclined to seek targets, and of course you may be military.
The Coyote Star is one of the Chief Stars, leader and elder of the Beaver and Songbirds Star Clans.
Altair Conjunct a planet
Buzzard or Three Eagles Star -The Eagle's Eye - alpha Aquilae - A blue/white triple star.
The raptor soars high above the object of its vision. Very accurate powers of perception or even of prophecy are expressed in you. You probably have a penetrating gaze or an "eagle eye". Scientists, psychics, great freedom lovers are frequently blessed by this star.
The Buzzard or Three Eagles Star is one of the Chief Stars, leader and elder of the Deer and Otter Star Clans.