The Twelve Birth Totems



March 21 - April 19 (N. Hem)
Sept 22 - Oct 22 (S. Hem)

Falcons are full of initiative, but often rush in to make decisions they may later regret. Lively and extroverted, they have enthusiasm for new
experiences but can sometimes lack persistence.



April 20 - May 20 (N. Hem)
Oct 23 - Nov 22 (S. Hem)

Practical and steady, Beavers have a capacity for perseverance. Good homemakers, they are warm and affectionate but need harmony and peace to avoid becoming irritable. They have a keen aesthetic sense.



May 21 - June 20 (N. Hem)
Nov 23 - Dec 21 (S. Hem)

Deer are willing to sacrifice the old for the new. They loathe routine, thriving on variety and challenges. They have a wild side, often leaping from one situation or relationship into another without reflection.



June 21 - July 21 (N. Hem)
Dec 22 - Jan 19 (S. Hem)

Emotional and sensitive, Woodpeckers are warm to those closest to them, and willing to sacrifice their needs for those of their loved ones. They
have lively imaginations but can be worriers.



July 22 - August 21 (N. Hem)
Jan 20 - Feb 18 (S. Hem)

Enthusiastic and self-confident, Salmon people enjoy running things.
They are uncompromising and forceful, and can occasionally seem a
little arrogant or self-important. They are easily hurt by neglect.



August 22 - Sept 21 (N. Hem)
Feb 19 - March 20 (S. Hem)

Brown Bears are hardworking, practical, and self-reliant. They do not like change, preferring to stick to what is familiar. They have a flair
for fixing things, are good-natured, and make good friends.



Sept 22 - Oct 22 (N. Hem)
March 21 - April 19 (S. Hem)

Crows dislike solitude and feel most comfortable in company. Although usually pleasant and good-natured, they can be strongly influenced by negative atmospheres, becoming gloomy and prickly.


Oct 23 - Nov 22 (N. Hem)
April 20 - May 20 (S. Hem)

Snakes are secretive and mysterious, hiding their feelings beneath a cool exterior. Adaptable, determined, and imaginative, they are capable of bouncing back from tough situations encountered in life.



Nov 23 - Dec 21 (N. Hem)
May 21 - June 20 (S. Hem)

Owls need freedom of expression. They are lively, self-reliant, and have an eye for detail. Inquisitive and adaptable, they have a tendency to overextend themselves. Owls are often physically courageous.



Dec 22 - Jan 19 (N. Hem)
June 21 - July 21 (S. Hem)

Goose people are far-sighted idealists who are willing to explore the
unknown. They approach life with enthusiasm, determined to fulfil their
dreams. They are perfectionists, and can appear unduly serious.


Jan 20 - Feb 18 (N. Hem)
July 22 - August 21 (S. Hem)

Otters are friendly, lively, and perceptive. They feel inhibited by too
many rules and regulations, which often makes them appear eccentric.
They like cleanliness and order, and have original minds.


Feb 19 - March 20 (N. Hem)
August 22 - Sept 21 (S. Hem)

Wolves are sensitive, artistic, and intuitive - people to whom others
turn for help. They value freedom and their own space, and are easily
affected by others. They are philosophical, trusting, and genuine.