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Animal Traits–Pertaining to Me

19 Aug

Cool has begun calling herself “Many Eagle” not to be confused with Mini-Eagle.  And since I’m the one with Salish heritage, I figured I should get an Indian name too.  So in the interest of bestowing an Indian name upon myself, I am trying to see which animal characteristics are closest to my own personality traits.  I highlight those aspects particularly suited to myself in purple.

Courtesy of:  http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-totems.html

Alligator (Croc) = 4

  • Fear, Time, Magic, Honor, Speed, Stealth, Strength, Instinct, Cunning, Bravery, Efficiency, ResilienceSolar power, Birth/creation, Dependability, Indestructibility, Emotional depth, Primal/ancient power

Armadillo = 4

  • Sensitivity, Reclusive, Peace, Pacifism, Neutrality, Complexity, Emotional Excavation, Protection/Guardedness, Inquiry/Curiosity, Trust

Badger = 10

Determination, Eagerness, Strong will, Focus, Strategy, Tenacity, Defense, Protection, Independence, Confidence

Blue Jay = 4

  • Loquaciousness, Communication, Determination, Assertiveness, Faithfulness, Intelligence, Advantage, Curiosity, Vibrancy, Clarity, Energy

Crane Fly = 2

  • Purpose, Resourcefulness, Balance, Introspection

Eagle = 7

  • Opportunity, Protection, Guardianship, Masculinity, Dominance, Control, Freedom, Community, Command, Action, Authority, Skill, Focus, Determination, Vision, Power, Liberation, Inspiration, Ruler, Judgment

Falcon = 5

  • Superiority, Spirit, Light, Power, Focus, Prophecy, Freedom, Aspiration, Intensity, Determination
  • Goat = 9
  • Curiosity, Courage, Sturdiness, Faith, Intelligence, Balance, Dignity, Peace, Independence, Aloofness, Sacrifice, Initiation, Distance, Respect, Virility, Masculinity, Vitality, Guardianship, Provision, Exploration, Nurturing

Lion = 7

  • leadershipstrength, royalty, courage, honor, Intuition, Self-confidence, Fiery, Territorial, Controlling, Passionate, Generosity, Loyalty

Lobster = 2

  • Strength, Regeneration, Resolution, Temperance, Discovery, Nobility, Transformation, Abundance, Sensuality, Gripping/Holding

Mosquito = 4

  • Persistence, Agility, Travel, Release, Discovery, Agitation, Surveillance, Secrets, Details, Continuum, Survival

Moth = 2

  • Vulnerability, Determination, Concealment, Attraction, Subtlety, Intuition, Faith

Mouse = 5

  • Resourcefulness, Modesty, Groundedness, Adaptability, Temerity (shyness), Innocence, Fertility, Super-awareness, Voraciousness, Determination, Conservation, Cleanliness

Octopus = 9

  • Will, Focus, Magic, Reason, Illusion, Defense, Mystery, Strategic, Potential, Knowing, Diversity, Creativity, Flexibility, Expansion, Complexity, Intelligence, Adaptability, InsatiabilityUnpredictability

Pheasant = 2

  • Passion, Balance, Sexuality, Protection, Creativity, Good Judgment, Being Genuine, Law of Attraction

Ram = 4

  • Agility, Solitary, Wisdom, Paradox, Freedom, Stability, Gratitude, Longevity, Judgment, Grounding, Peace of Mind, Self-Assurance, Unconventional, Sensory Perception

Rhino = 5

  • Agility, Solitary, Wisdom, Paradox, Freedom, Stability, Gratitude, Longevity, JudgmentGrounding, Peace of Mind, Self-Assurance, Unconventional, Sensory Perception,

Rooster = 5

  • Pride, Honesty, Courage, Vigilance, Arrogance, Strength, Watchfulness, Flamboyance

Skunk = 3

  • Defense, Prudence, Protection, Confidence, Awareness, Pacification, Effectiveness, Good judgement

Woodpecker = 5

  • Balance, Progress, Signaling, Returning, Protection, Initiation, Attention, Prophesy, Listening, Opportunity, Discernment, Communication, Determination

I think my winged animal is rooster, my land animal is the badger, and my sea animal is an octopus.

Enola means solitary

Goga is summer in Cherokee

Magena is moon

Nina is strong

Nirvelli is water child in Tudas

Onawa is wide awake

Una is remember in Hopi

Waneta is charger

Chapa is the Sioux word for beaver; Doya is Cherokee for beaver

So for my own Indian name, I am thinking:

Solitary badger

Summer Octopus (Cool scoffed at this)

Moon Badger

Strong Rooster

It’s My Big 29th Birthday!

7 Jul

Cancer Traits:

-Cancer is a meditative and reflective sign.

-strong survival instinct. They are protective of those they care about, and of themselves too.

-Cancer people are never detached—they cling to things, their home, and people they care for. They seek out security and familiarity in all they do. They look for peace and quiet. Their attachment to all that is safe means they are a little leery of change.

-looking for structure and security.

-They can be overly sensitive, easily hurt and prone to brooding. Even so, Crabs find it easy to be sympathetic to others and are quick to show their affection. Their intuition is also a great help to them, especially in times of stress.

-don’t be surprised if these folks get emotional about things. Those born under this sign wear their heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them.  Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt.

-they can appear quite defensive, as they can take things quite personally.

-Cancer is a very sensitive sign, and they don’t always appreciate it when you are blunt with them. Their reactions to hurt will depend on how thick a shell they have developed. Most Cancers react by withdrawing or retreating. Some have developed an ability to manipulate others to get what they want. They avoid direct confrontations almost as a rule.

-Cancer communicators’ style is to avoid arguments. But, make no mistake about it, they can provoke arguments easily. They do this in a subtle manner, then get hurt when others argue with them.

-These people can have a hard time compartmentalizing their lives, simply because their watery Moon tends to know no boundaries. Sometimes, as a result, they may act irrationally.

-Cancers are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No wonder these folks are called crabby! For Cancer, it’s not that big of a deal, though, since they consider this ‘shell’ a second home (and they do love home). The flip side of this hiding is that shell-bound Crabs are often quite moody.

-If you’ve hurt them, they’ll have a hard time forgetting. Every so often, they’ll retreat into themselves (not unlike a Crab), and it can be difficult to pull them out.

-inclines toward passive-aggressiveness. These people seem to resist change and to shy away from direct confrontations. They need to feel secure before they act.

-Their first instinct, when threatened or on unfamiliar ground, is to protect themselves.

-When new situations present themselves, they can immediately withdraw or act shy.

-They have defensive reactions and bursts of emotional displays when they feel cornered.

-That shell, by the way, isn’t the only tough thing about Crabs. These folks are tenacious and strong-willed and like to get their way. If their well-documented kindness and gentleness doesn’t do the trick, however, they’re not above using emotional manipulation to make things happen. If that still doesn’t work, they’ll just go back to their shell and sulk, or find a way to get back at the source of their pain, since Crabs can be rather vindictive.

-You might notice their memory is a little skewed in the direction of emotion. The truth is, these people remember the mood surrounding all the moments they have stored in their memory. This is because they “feel you out” when you are talking to them. The words are not as important to them as the emotions behind them.

-large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings and moods of others.

-ranging from sentimentality to possessiveness

-Crabs need to resist the temptation to become selfish or to feel sorry for themselves, since this behavior won’t help.

-Cancers often find that a robust workout session is just the tonic for their touchy feelings.  Since Cancers have a tendency to be lazy, however, they may need someone to push them out the door.

-These folks don’t ask for much, either: a comfortable home and sense of peace about sums it up. It’s that nurturing instinct which makes Cancers a pleasure to be with.

-These peace-loving souls dislike superficiality in all of its forms. They are devoted and accommodating. The insecure ones accumulate things in an attempt to feel secure.

-Cancers are, in fact, quite yielding and soft when you have them in the right mood. They are one of the more hospitable signs of the zodiac. Sure, they can be touchy and indirect, but they are also very dependable, caring souls.

-Do your best to make them feel secure and cared for, and you will be rewarded with a patient, dependable, and loving mate.

-Cancer needs roots. They resist change to an extent, and concern themselves about being secure and safe in most everything they do.

-Because of their strong attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain that Moon in Cancer natives tend to whip a dead horse. They may dwell on hurts long after everyone else has moved on. When they feel they have been taken for granted (which may be often!), they don’t always confront others directly. This is when they can use roundabout ways to get your attention. In fact, these natives, when they are insecure, can become quite manipulative. They can also be victims of habit.

-One of the most delightful characteristics of Moon in Cancer people is their loony sense of humor. These people can be extraordinarily funny.

-When treated with tenderness and understanding, Moon in Cancer natives return the favor with warmth and protection. Give them security, and you’ll take the crabbiness out of the Crab, at least for awhile.

-These people are wonderfully dependable overall, despite their occasional mood swings. Make a friend of Moon in Cancer, and you will be taken care of for life.