Which clan do you belong to: turtle, butterfly, frog or thunder bird?
This article is one in a series I have written on Native American spirituality in general and Native American astrology in particular. Within that series, we’re taking a look at each of the four clans.
Native American Astrology
As a spiritual system, it uses a twelve-month calendar and combines birth dates with power animals, lunar phases, elements, stones and crystals, seasons, and animal clans.
Native American astrology coincides each month with a clan animal whose spirit helps you develop intuitive inner knowing and a deeper connection to your true self. There are four clans: Turtle, Butterfly, Frog, and Thunderbird.
the turtle clan
If you are a member of the turtle clan, that means the turtle is one of your power animals, with you for life, helping you connect with your true self…
Dates of birth of the members of the Clan Tortuga
December 22-January 19
April 20-May 20
August 23-September 22
What Turtle offers you
“Tortoise is the calm, cool and serene contemplator.” –Stefanie Weiss, Spirit Animals: Revealing the Secrets of Our Animal Companions
If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, stressed or upset by your hectic and hectic schedule and know you need to stop and collect yourself, the turtle can help. If you need some down time in nature, bring the turtle along as a silent companion.
If you’re worried that “it’s not enough” ~~ you feel like there isn’t enough time to get it all done or there isn’t enough money for what you need etc, turn to Turtle’s comforting and comforting energy.
Some Native Americans believe that the turtle’s shell symbolizes the spiritual protection it offers. You can also draw on its energy when you want to deepen your connection with Mother Earth.
How to deepen your connection
(1) Use vanilla essential oil. Its warm, comforting, nurturing and mother earth energy complements the energy of the turtle and will help enhance your experience.
(2) Take a day off and spend part of that time journaling. Slow down a bit. Move more slowly during the day. Remember that you are not trying to win the race, you just need to get to the finish line at some point.
From time to time, ask yourself if you are spending enough time on yourself. Turtle will help nurture and ground you.
Are there things you’re not seeing or hearing that are important? Are you missing out on vital information as life flies by? The turtle sharpens vision and can give you clairaudience.