Medicine Wheel Native American Astrology Report
for

Drew Barrymore
February 22, 1975
11:51 AM
Culver City, California

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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 3 Pis 32 Uranus 2 Sco 21
Moon 17 Can 31 Neptune 11 Sag 41
Mercury 10 Aqu 11 Pluto 8 Lib 47
Venus 29 Pis 14 N. Node 5 Sag 57
Mars 23 Cap 40 Asc. 3 Gem 18
Jupiter 24 Pis 16 MC 13 Aqu 56
Saturn 12 Can 18

Tropical/Koch Daylight Savings Time observed. GMT: 18:51:00
Time Zone: 8 hours West. Lat & Long: 34 N 01 16 118 W 23 44

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 Rabbit Place (Moon in Cancer)

The Moon was with the Rabbit Hunter when you were born. Rabbit dwells in the Middle Realm of Water in Earth. Rabbit (Tsistu) is also the Guardian of Soothing Digestive and Milk-Producing Herbs. Tsistu has qualities of innocence, nurturing, calming and comforting as well as trickery, self-calming and deception. This unpredictable animal is promiscuous but protective of its young. Rabbit also stays local and does not travel far.

You, as Rabbit Hunter, have many of the Rabbit's qualities, and oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle. Rabbit Hunter has learned many of the clever ways of his prey and is very intuitive. People appreciate his sensitive and comforting nature; he is generously sharing rabbit pelts with them.

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.
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.

Bear and Red Hawk both find Rabbit to be an aggravation and they are frequently angry at him. Red Hawk especially is a real threat to Rabbit and can catch him better than the land predators can.

Rabbit spooks Deer frequently and enjoys it, much to Deer's aggravation. They also compete for food and argue frequently.

Alligator and Songbirds do not pay Rabbit much attention.

Mouse and Beaver get along well with Rabbit and are most sensitive and compatible with one another. They understand Rabbit's fears and appreciate his distractions.

Moon Conjunct 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 Songbirds Place (Asc. in Gemini)

The Guardians of your Ascendant are the Songbirds and sky blue is its 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. 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.

Songbirds have a mobile and expressive body, with long bones and pronounced shoulder girdle. Great variety of expression and demeanor, with many restless movements, accompany talkativeness. The Songbirds person flits from one end of the room to the other, from one end of town to the other. They change their minds and direction frequently, and will copy or repeat almost anything.

Tsiskwa or Songbirds are also the Guardians of all the Respiratory Herbs, such as Yerba Santa, Osha, Wild Licorice, or Grindelia, where the birds may be seen playing.

With Songbirds Rising, Mouse qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Songbird may deny its conservative and careful side. The Songbirds approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Songbirds tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your cleverness and connectedness in both the Middle Realm world and the Upper Realm. You fit into this world and the afterworld by being in touch with everyone, by moving quickly and by going everywhere you can and telling everyone about it.

Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Beaver. This means you can be unable to be stable and constructive, and you may lose your nesting material to more industrious individuals. Your movements are almost always restless to all the other animals. Your weakness is this lack of stability, and Beaver 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 Red Hawk. This gives natural spark and energy, and friends who have aggressive qualities.

Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Elk. 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 Elk. When you develop the ability to endure toward longer-range goals, 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 Songbirds to develop the enterprising goal-oriented qualities of Elk is the great step toward self integration.

Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Deer. 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 your partner animal the Deer. Your talk and travel can make enemies for you very easily. Your desire to always be everywhere inspires resentment among those who must remain quietly responsible. Remember that they too are intelligent, and are usually much more steadfast than you will ever be. Remember too that those who freeze and remain still also witness much that the fast and clever miss.

Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Otter. As you near your high goal of finally achieving force and stealth, you gradually develop more and more cleverness and humor as you learn about the Below Realm.

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 Songbirds and Elk for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Mouse that lie deep within you. Seventh Heaven Panther represents your achievement of stealth, force and subtlety, which for most Songbirds Rising people is an elusive goal.

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

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.

Sun Square Asc.:

The rising or strongly aspected Sun encourages the dominance of the fire element in your personality. Naturally radiant and generous in personality, you probably like to be rather dominant as well. It might be said you have a sunny personality. Such a strong Sun at birth is one good factor for optimism, health and vitality.

The Sun is seen as female in Tsalaki tradition, a mother figure associated with Selu or Corn. She is angry when it becomes too hot, but normally she smiles on all the plant life and thus produces food for the people and animals.

This solar position is known as Sun in the First Heaven in the Tsalaki tradition. Sun 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 Sun here have a strong influence on their immediate environment. Their First Heaven energies can overwhelm the First Heaven qualities of others. First Heaven is a strong place from which to influence the world. All information later in the report regarding the Sun, and its Moon or season, 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 Otter Place (Mercury in Aquarius)

The Younger Relative was with Otter when you were born, giving Otter qualities to the mind and communication style. Otter is nonaggressive, intelligent and very playful and is also 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 or nearly so, and they stay local. You have many Otter qualities such as rebelliousness, playfulness, rhythm and spontaneity, and an excitable and introspective nerve system.

The voice of Otter is whistling and playful, with a large vocabulary. Otter people are inventive in their communication style and incorporate lots of body language, slaps, and gestures. They are at ease and informal with their communication.

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 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 Jupiter:

Winged Serpent (Quetzal) and the Older Relative Star were in close interaction when you were born. This brings an easy and comfortable indulgent attitude that gives a rich and expansive social life, and easy relations with authority figures (Older Relative). It also brings overindulgence and love of comfort, which can lead to weight gain or other excesses.


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 Jupiter:

Red Eagle/Condor and Older Relative Star were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain degree of conflict between the desires of Red Condor and the established position of the Older Relative (the "establishment"). Often this is fortunate, in that the stress can lead to constructive results in business and other goal-oriented activities.


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 Panther Place (Jupiter in Pisces)

Older Relative 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. Panthers 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 optimistic social and spiritual nature inclines to fluid accumulation and large limpid eyes. Idealistic emotions are somehow combined with a spiritual and sensual allure.


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 Rabbit Place (Saturn in Cancer)

The Ordeal Star was with the Rabbit when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Trickster Rabbit. For many tribes across the continent, the Coyote is the Trickster animal of the South, while for the Tsistsista (Cheyenne) it is the Mouse. Rabbit dwells in the Middle Realm of Water in Earth. Rabbit (Tsistu) is also the Guardian of Soothing Digestive and Milk-Producing Herbs. Tsistu has qualities of innocence, nurturing, calming and comforting as well as trickery, self-calming and deception. This unpredictable animal is promiscuous but protective of its young. Rabbit also stays local and does not travel far. You have many of the Rabbit's qualities and weaknesses, and oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle for you. Coldness and hardening in the breast and abdomen, or weakened immune system may be among your weaknesses.


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:
Sirius Conjunct Saturn
Fomalhaut Conjunct Sun


Sirius Conjunct a planet

The White Dog Star - Sirius - alpha Canis Major -

This animal knows the ways of the woods. Sirius is one of the star systems said to have had contact with humanity. It figures in many ancient legends around the world, often in a teacher role.

You are dignified and possessed of privileged information. A storehouse of wisdom is generally a blessing. You tend to make the right connections. The leader of the pack. Responsibilities may seem heavy and there is often some self-destructiveness.

The Red Dog (Antares) and White Dog are considered in Cherokee traditions to be Guardians of the Milky Way or the Path of Souls, where the dead are put to a test. The Red Dog's shadow is black. He has the power of East and West. The White Dog's (Sirius) shadow is blue. He has the power of South and North. Souls who must cross from life to death walk a narrow pathway across a yawning chasm. At each end are the Red and White Dog Stars, hungry. One must offer the gift of one's body to the Red Dog for food in order to begin to cross the chasm. Otherwise, one is stuck wandering the winds unseen, on the side of life, but lifeless. Upon crossing the chasm successfully, one must offer one's subtle body to the White Dog for food, if one has one. Most people either do not have a subtle body, or they are not able to prevent the Red Dog from devouring it along with their physical body. Either way, upon encountering the White Dog, one is doomed to fall to destruction in the chasm below unless one has brought the gift of the subtle body. Only then can one pass the White Dog's test and enter into Galun'lati, the highest heaven.

The White Dog Star was prominent in the heavens when you were born, making the test of the subtle body, and the polarities of North and South, freedom and responsibility, warmth and cold, to be a test and a potential power for you. The White Dog Star is one of the Chief Stars, the leader and elder of the Rabbit and Alligator Star Clans.

Fomalhaut Conjunct a planet

(Traditional name is unknown) The Southern Fish - alpha Piscis Australis - A blue/white star.

One of the star systems said to have had ancient contact with humanity. It gives deep abiding faith and spiritual generosity as sometimes found in clergy and mystics. One of the Chief Stars, leader and elder of the Panther and Red Hawk Star Clans.