Medicine Wheel

Native American Astrology Report for

 

Edgar Cayce

March 18, 1877

3:03 PM

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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       28 Pis 23             Uranus   21 Leo 16

Moon      12 Tau 14             Neptune   3 Tau 39

Mercury   11 Pis 42             Pluto    22 Tau 56

Venus     15 Pis 43             N. Node   9 Pis 54

Mars      11 Cap 13             Asc.     21 Leo 03

Jupiter    2 Cap 03             MC       14 Tau 44

Saturn    12 Pis 49

 

Tropical/Koch   Local Mean Time observed.   GMT: 20:52:57

Time Zone: 0 hours West.   Lat & Long: 36 N 51 56   87 W 29 19

 

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 Panther Place = Windy Moon (Sun in Pisces)

 

        The Tsalaki Moon of Late Winter is called Anvyi or Windy Moon. It corresponds to the Northeast direction and to predawn. At this time of year nature is preparing for spring and many hidden forces are at work. People born in this Moon have great hidden potentials, and others find them difficult to predict.

 

        Windy Moon People are very passionate and sensual, yet sensitive and spiritual, and are very changeable. They like to exert hidden influence and may dislike directness. They develop their subtle senses at an early age, partly because food is scarce when they are born. They grow up in their first year with the growth of the seasons, and this gives them mystical senses. They are often easily influenced yet they can be impossible to persuade. They like to be swept away and are susceptible to very powerful urges and habits.

 

        The Sun Guardian of this Moon is the Panther in the Tsulawi tradition. Panther is aggressive, passionate and is a fearsome predator. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water, the Panther can also go into the Below Realm, and moves mostly at night or twilight. Panther is also the Guardian of Vision Plants and Plants that Nourish the Blood and the Bladder in the Kvniakati herbal medicine tradition. The Panthers are promiscuous, sometimes monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They may travel very far although they often stay very local and are always very solitary unless mating. You have many Panther qualities that come from the hidden realms of Water and Night. Your dreamy nature inclines to fluid accumulation and large eyes.

 

        The partner Guardian of Panther is Bear, 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.

 

        Panther can be a problem for Otter but usually they ignore each other and are out at different times. Panther and Alligator likewise seldom conflict but it is quite a fight when they do. Panther may find Red Hawk to be bothersome, but is essentially unconcerned; they are of different realms.

 

        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.

 

        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.

 

        Panther also is wily like Snake and they observe and learn stealth from one another and sometimes cooperate in the hunt.

 

        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.

 

        Although Panther is a natural predator enemy of Rabbit, Rabbit loves to try to outwit Panther and considers him the ultimate challenge to try to trick, next to Snake. The funny thing is, Rabbit actually likes to be chased.

 

        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.

 

        Panther people may prey upon Beaver but Beaver is usually safe from Panther. Beaver's dam and water hole is a favorite hunting spot for Panther.

 

Moon in Beaver Place (Moon in Taurus)

 

        The Moon was with the Beaver Hunter when you were born. 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. Beaver (Dayi) is also the Guardian of Plants that cleanse Lymph and Gall Bladder. This 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, but oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle for you. Beaver Hunter brings back pelts of great value and warmth and is a good provider, with a strong sense of values, caution and acquisitiveness.

 

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

 

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

 

        Mouse, Deer and Rabbit people are harmonious with Beaver people as all go about their business. Panther people may prey upon Beaver but Beaver is usually safe from Panther. Beaver's dam and water hole is a favorite hunting spot for Panther.

 

        Otter is a nuisance to Beaver, their playfulness and sober industry respectively being irritating to each other. Alligator is a problem for Beaver and sometimes very threatening. Alligator does not like Beaver in its domain, Beaver's dam blocking its path. And Snake is also a danger to Beaver, who blunders into Snake's secret places during busy construction activities.

 

        Red Hawk and Beaver are seldom a problem for each other. Songbirds and Bear also get along alright with Beaver.

 

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 Sextile Mercury:

 

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

 

Moon Sextile Venus:

 

        The Moon Hunter and the Winged Serpent are closely associated within your being. Excessive love of comfort can lead to overindulgence, but you are socially gracious and interactive with others, very sensitive, and very fertile.

 

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 Sextile Saturn:

 

        The Moon Hunter and the Ordeal Star are closely associated within your being. You are rather an emotional loner, appreciative of solitude, and you may also be very periodically moody or depressed. Emotional insecurity and fears may periodically affect you strongly. Water imbalances in the body are related to emotional stagnation, cramps, dryness, moodiness, and depression.

 

 

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 Alligator Place (Asc. in Leo)

 

        The Guardian of your Ascendant 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. 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 of the Anishinabe or Ojibway (Chippewa) People. 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.

 

        Alligator gives an imposing appearance, with broad strong shoulders, a strong back and a strong jaw. Alligator people have strong bone structure but they have a lazy reclining posture and like to act casual and relaxed. They know they can get your attention.   They have big mouths.

 

        Alligator is also the Guardian of Heart and Circulation Herbs in Kvniakati herbal medicine. These include Hawthorn, Bilberry, Red Root, Smartweed, Shawnee Hydrocotyle (Gotu Kola) and Tribulus. These can all be found growing near the edges of Alligator's lakes, streams and ponds.

 

        With Alligator Rising, Snake qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Alligator may deny its subtle and selfish side. The Alligator approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Alligator tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your indulgent authority and power in the Middle Realm and the Lower Realm underwater world. You fit into this world and the afterworld by being the biggest creature in your pond. Although the Alligator is a very ancient proud animal, secretive Snakes still disturb her. Perhaps other reptiles make the Alligator ill at ease. In any case they may make a meal.

 

        Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Rabbit. This means you can be unable to acknowledge your fears, and you may be greatly overconfident. Your movements are almost always very obvious to other animals, unless you use your ability to lurk in the Below Realm. Your weakness is this lack of humility, and Rabbit types may be your secret enemies in the Middle Realm of ordinary folks. 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 Songbirds. This gives natural sharp senses, versatility and humor, and friends who have these qualities.

 

        Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Otter. 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 Otter, a Healer Medicine Animal. When you develop patience and 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 Alligator to develop the patient inward looking qualities of Otter is the great step toward self integration.

 

        Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Panther. 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 Panther. Alligator and Panther are both predators with a completely different approach. Your desire to dominate inspires resentment among those who must be more subtle to be successful. Remember that they too are intelligent, and are usually much more able to move in the night and the Middle Realm than you will ever be.

 

        Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Red Hawk. As you near your high goal of finally achieving stability, you gradually develop more and more foresight 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 Alligator and Otter for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Snake that lie deep within you. Seventh Heaven Beaver represents your achievement of stability, industry and responsibility, which for most Alligator Rising people is an elusive goal.

 

        Mouse is the partner Guardian of Alligator but they work and live in entirely different realms. Not really knowing one another, yet they can live together well.

 

        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 powerhungry, 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.

 

 

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 Panther Place (Mercury in Pisces)

 

        The Younger Relative was with Panther when you were born, giving Panther qualities as well as lassitude and forgetfulness to the mind and communication style. Panther is dangerous and overwhelms the Younger Relative. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water, the Panther can also go into the Below Realm, and moves mostly at night or twilight. The Panthers are promiscuous, sometimes monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They may travel very far although they often stay very local and are always very solitary unless mating. You have many Panther qualities in your mind and communication style that come from the hidden realms of Water and Night.

 

        Panther's voice is not often heard. When it is heard, it can be very alarming and frightening if Panther is upset. He relies mostly upon nonverbal communication and his hypnotic eyes, and does not gesture much at all. His voice sounds more like we would expect the victim or prey to sound, rather than the growl or roar of most predators. The effect is disarming.

 

Mercury Conjunct Venus:

 

        Younger Relative Star and the Winged Serpent were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain rich communication style and creativity, which is however often erratic.

 

Mercury Sextile 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.

 

Mercury Conjunct Saturn:

 

        Younger Relative Star and the Ordeal Star were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain degree of coldness or caution in communication style and expression. Communication difficulties, difficulty with humor or with children, and also difficulty with energy levels result.

 

 

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 Panther Place (Venus in Pisces)

 

        Winged Serpent was with Panther when you were born. Panther must be subtly aggressive and passionate and is magnetically attractive. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water, the Panther can also go into the Below Realm, and moves mostly at night or twilight. The Panthers are promiscuous, sometimes monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They may travel very far although they often stay very local and are always very solitary unless mating. You have many Panther qualities that come from the hidden realms of Water and Night. Your dreamy nature inclines to fluid accumulation and large limpid eyes. Idealistic emotions are somehow combined with a spiritual and sexual allure.

 

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.

 

Mars Sextile 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 Panther Place (Saturn in Pisces)

 

        The Ordeal Star was with the Panther when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Panther. Panther is aggressive, passionate and is a fearsome predator. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water, the Panther can also go into the Below Realm, and moves mostly at night or twilight. Panther is also the Guardian of Vision Plants and Plants that Nourish the Blood and the Bladder in the Kvniakati herbal medicine tradition.

 

        The Panthers are promiscuous, sometimes monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They may travel very far although they often stay very local and are always very solitary unless mating. You have many of the same weaknesses as Panther, qualities that come from the hidden realms of Water and Night. Sclerosis, hardness and coldness vulnerability, coldness in the respiratory system, and a sluggish lymphatic circulation may be among your ordeals according to the tradition.

 

 

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 Sirians.

 

        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.