Medicine Wheel
Native American Astrology Report for

Nicolas Cage
January 7, 1964
5:30 AM
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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.

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.

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 Cap 17               Uranus   9 Vir 50
Moon    26 Lib 13               Neptune 17 Sco 21
Mercury  9 Cap 23               Pluto   14 Vir 06
Venus   18 Aqu 15               N. Node 11 Can 11
Mars    25 Cap 33               Asc.    24 Sag 08
Jupiter 11 Ari 23               MC      11 Lib 16
Saturn  21 Aqu 06

Tropical/Placidus   Standard time observed.   GMT: 13:30:00
Time Zone: 8 hours West.   Lat & Long: 33 N 47 24   118 W 17 49

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 Deer Place = Cold Moon (Sun in Capricorn)

        The Tsalaki Moon of Early Winter, when you were born, is called Unolvtani or Cold Moon. It corresponds to the North direction and to midnight as well as the Winter Solstice. At this time of year nature has reached its slowest point, days are shortest in the Northern hemisphere, ice sets in, and the stillness and coldness is apparent. Tsalaki people used to dance the Cold Moon Dance at this time, and the New Fire for the central council was lit in a special way, and everyone would light their family fires from this one New Fire of the season.

        Cold Moon People are very practical and tough, economical with their words and feelings. Their earliest months of life are in the cold with a relative lack of food so they have a conservative or cautious attitude. They have a strong inner fire, though, that gets stronger as they get older. When they are young they are reserved; as they get older they often become more active.

        The Sun Guardian of this Moon 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 senses. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth, Deer is also the Guardian of Plants for Injuries, the Musculoskeleton and Large Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. 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.

        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 in Bear Place (Moon in Libra)

        The Moon was with the Bear Hunter when you were born. Bear Hunter 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 or introverted withdrawal may be a problem for you, but you have reflection, intuition, dream power and usually patience in abundance. Reactiveness to others and lack of rest sometimes results in swelling under the eyes. Bear Hunters are cautious, polite and thorough. They try to think as others think because the Bear is an intelligent quarry. Bear Hunter seldom suffers the vengeance of Bear, and he brings back many things useful to the tribe and is highly respected.

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

        The partner Guardian of Bear is Panther, another dangerous animal. They do not exactly get along well, but they operate at different times of day and year as predators and respect each other. If they clash, it is a violent one, and Panther retreats angrily. Panther is likely to eat Bear's young cubs if possible.

        Songbirds, Otter, Alligator and Elk all get along well enough with Bear. Otter and Alligator are Bear's fishing buddies. Bear and Beaver get along alright but try to stay out of each other's way. Mouse and Snake also just try to steer clear from Bear but follow in her wake looking for food.

        Rabbit is very irritating and oversentimental to Bear who IS an occasional carnivore and although very rarely enjoys an occasional fawn for lunch, is nevertheless frightening and clumsy to the Deer. Red Hawk is very aggravating to Bear and ruins her fishing. They have many conflicts unless there are other mediating animals.

Sun Conjunct Mercury:

        Nervous tension and an overwhelmed subjective mind can be problems for you, although you are mentally very active. The Sun and the Younger Relative are closely associated within your being. It frequently may be difficult for you to maintain objectivity. This may be because the Younger Relative is greatly overwhelmed by the Sun and yet is always "whispering in the Sun's ear".

Sun Square Jupiter:

        The Sun and the Older Relative are closely associated within your being, encouraging you to be growth-oriented, optimistic, authoritative and confident. You may also have conflicts with authority, or be overconfident.

Moon Square 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.


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 Elk Place (Asc. in Sagittarius)

         The Guardian of your Ascendant is the Elk (and Horse) in the Tsulawi tradition. Elk is very migratory and has great endurance, dwelling in the Middle Realm of Wood in Fire. The Elk and Horse 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.

        Elk has a strong body and is always on adventure or a voyage in life. Elk is gregarious and seeks a large and broad social circle. Elk people are naturally outdoorsy and love to show their endurance.

        Elk is also the Guardian of Liver, Antitumor and Regeneration Plants in Kvniakati herbal medicine, including the Versicolor or "Turkey Tail" shelf fungus, Milk Thistle, Butterfly Bush, Chaparral, the various Gentians, and other bitter or yellow liver cleansers. Some of these are found by the sides of the trails of migration.

        With Elk Rising, Panther qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Elk may deny its quiet and subtle side as it trumpets around. The Elk approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Elk tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your wide scope and enterprise in this Middle Realm world by using your endurance and contacts to advantage. You fit into this world and the afterworld by being noticed, by moving over a great territory, and by not resting much.

        Second Heaven is for everyone a test of purity and spiritual intention, associated with Western astrology's twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Snake. This means you can be unable to be discreet and secretive, and you may telegraph your movements to your prey or opponents. Your pathways are almost always very obvious to all the other animals. Your weakness is this lack of stealth and a failure to pay attention to what is below you. Thus Snake 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 Bear. This gives natural patience and large movements, and friends who have these qualities.

        Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Songbirds. 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 variegated and versatile Songbirds. When you develop attention to detail, 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 Elk to develop this capacity to see alternatives is the great step toward self integration.

        Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Rabbit. 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 scurrying tricky Rabbit who can spook you so easily.

        Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Alligator. As you near your high goal of finally understanding how little things add up to the big picture, you gradually develop more and more charisma and respect from others. You learn when to act and when to remain still 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 Elk and Songbirds for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Panther that lie deep within you. Seventh Heaven Mouse represents your achievement of attention to detail, and respect for the little people and the less powerful, which for most Elk Rising people is an elusive goal.

        The Elk is the partner of the Beaver, and sometimes the two animals cooperate in managing the flow of streams for mutual benefit.

        Red Hawk and Alligator are other strong aggressive creatures who get along well with Elk and admire her strength. Elk is so big that Bear is seldom a threat, so they respect each other. Elk and Otter also get along very well and appreciate each others' view of the world.

        Elk and Deer are natural competitors for food but mostly avoid each other. Snake and Elk likewise usually avoid each other as they seldom share interests. Beaver and Rabbit are also seldom of great interest to Elk who passes through their worlds only briefly.

        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 one of the few predators that Elk fears, and Elk can quickly become frightened under Panther's hypnotic gaze. Yet Elk is certainly large and strong enough to give Panther a good fight, and fight they often will.

        Both Mouse and Songbirds are bothersome to Elk but not really so harmful unless Elk catches one of their diseases. The small views of the world that Mouse and Songbirds have are not shared by Elk, who has a grand view of things and can easily step on them.

Moon Sextile 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.

Saturn Sextile Asc.:

        The rising or strongly aspected Ordeal Star (Saturn) encourages you to be thin, serious, pessimistic, prone to cold or inflexibility, dryness or dehydration. Inability to relax, insomnia, forgetfulness, brooding are all signs of poor calcium metabolism. Many other physiologic processes may be slowed. All information later in the report regarding the Ordeal Star 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 Deer Place (Mercury in Capricorn)

        The Younger Relative was with Deer when you were born, giving Deer qualities to the mind. Deer is nonaggressive unless protecting its family and has excellent practical protective senses. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth, 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 to your mind and communication style. You can be serious, pessimistic and moody.

        The voice of Deer is seldom heard, and he is often more reliant on nonverbal especially smell communication. Deer can scream when upset, but usually become paralyzed with fear if sufficiently alarmed, and they do not gesture much at all. A nod of the head may suffice.

Mercury Square Jupiter:

        Younger Relative Star and the Older Relative were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a strong mental capacity, but there is potential for mental exhaustion also.


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 Evening Star - Direct Motion

        The Winged Serpent Venus appeared as an Evening Star the day when you were born. Evening Star People are generally considered 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.

        When you were born Venus was moving in direct motion, away from the Sun, but moving ahead of it as well. Most of your social exchanges are in accord with greater purposes which you may not fully recognize. You are able to respond to higher powers than most are able to see or know. This enables you to be able to offer much of your experience for other's benefit even when you do not fully understand what you are sharing. Individuals with this stellar combination would be among those chosen for certain spiritual training to learn the ways of the Adawehi or angelic beings.

Venus in Otter Place (Venus in Aquarius)

        Winged Serpent was with Otter when you were born. Otter is nonaggressive, intelligent, 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. The Otters are all monogamous animals, at least for the season, or nearly so, and they stay local. You have many Otter qualities such as rebelliousness, playfulness, rhythm and spontaneity in relationships.

Venus Conjunct 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 Deer Place (Mars in Capricorn)

        The Red Hawk Star (also known as the Red Eagle or Condor) was with the Deer when you were born. This direction is linked with the Bison in most of the Native American tribes. Deer is nonaggressive unless protecting its family and has excellent practical protective senses. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth, Deer is also the Guardian of Plants for Injuries, the Musculoskeleton and Large Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. 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. Practically constructive and involved nature leads to many material successes.


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 Red Hawk Place (Jupiter in Aries)

        Older Relative was with Red Hawk when you were born. Older Relative brings gifts from Red Hawk. You have many Red Hawk qualities that come from the Above Realm of Fire, and your impulsive headstrong activities can be especially fiery. Excess haste or ruthlessness can be a problem for you, but you have vision, enterprise, leadership and drive in abundance. Growth and expansion of social and business contacts is a natural ability for you. Red Hawk (Yohiegigagei) is aggressive 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.


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 Otter Place (Saturn in Aquarius)

        The Ordeal Star was with the Otter when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Otter. Otter or Tsiyu 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 strengths and weaknesses such as rebelliousness, rhythm and spontaneity, and an excitable and introspective nerve system. The ordeals of the Otter include hardness, coldness, decreased extremity circulation, and joint mobility restrictions.


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.

        You have the following conjunctions to fixed stars in your chart:
Spica Conjunct Moon


Spica Conjunct a planet

The Ear of Corn - alpha Virginis; also Arcturus- alpha Bootis

        Spica is a brilliant blue/white star also known as the Corn Maiden who carries an armload of grain. The Corn Maiden Star is one of the Chief Stars, leader and elder of the Mouse and Bear Star Clans. You are blessed by Providence and a very strong inner sense of fairness for all. You may be pastoral or agricultural, inclined to live in the country or amidst gardens. Often this star can help place you in a position of affluence.