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Deer Totem

For the Deer there is no creed or race – they believe we are all simply seekers on the same journey; who get there by different paths through the trees.

Deer Birth Totem Overview

If you were born between May 21 and June 20 in the Northern Hemisphere, or November 22 – December 21 in the Southern Hemisphere, you have the Native American Zodiac Sign of the Deer.

In Western astrology this corresponds to Gemini and Sagittarius respectively, both of which show a tendency toward adaptability. Like the deer moving seamlessly through the woods, you are a quiet path-maker particularly during times of change.

Those born under the Deer birth totem sign have personable, gentle ways.

They crave an awareness of all of life’s interconnections, particularly to nature and other spiritually-minded beings.

Do not mistake this demeanor for weakness, however. Deer have strong core values and keen minds that guide them in the wilderness (or the concrete jungle, for that matter).

Astrologically speaking, Sometimes Deer people seem contradictory. On one hand you have a mild demeanor while on the other hand you are strong, sure-footed and cautious about your choices.

Additionally Deer is emotional but doesn’t always give her feelings the attention they deserve.

It is hard for Deer to find self-acceptance.

The Native American Zodiac portrays Deer as fearful and restless.

Part of Deer’s journey on the medicine wheel is learning to overcome fears and edginess that often drive them directly into harm’s way. Controlling those impulses it is the first step toward finding spiritual security.

Overall a Deer person knows how to relate ideas, has a great sense of humor and seeks out the company of good people.

Deer people are naturally aware of their surroundings and recognize when something isn’t quite right. Of course, Deer will want to fix things so they’re back in balance.

Deer definitely benefit from Feng Shui practices.

Deer Traits, Personality and Characteristics

Many Native American tribes speak of Deer as a guide for souls so they safely find their way to the afterlife.

As a walker between worlds, Deer people have grace and sensitivity.

They seem to bring joy and brightness wherever they go, and they go EVERYWHERE.

Deer are restless spirits. Staying tied down to one place or project just isn’t their gig.

However if people are willing to trek alongside Deer, they will discover someone who not only communicate effectively but also knows how to listen actively.

Keynotes in a Deer’s personality are quick-mindedness, a strong social nature and the ability to adapt. These characteristics are also associated with the Air element that rules deer.

Deer is part of the Butterfly clan with all the color and charm of this creature on wing. Like the Butterfly, Deer is light on their feet, and constantly seeking stimulation. For them, the whole world is an adventure waiting to unfold.

On the medicine wheel Deer lands south-southwest during the month of flowering. By this time the earth is vibrant and growing fully. Like the planet, Deer is lively and ever resourceful.

The only caution is that the hunger for novelty can lead to regular diversions.

Deer’s stone is Agate and the flower is Yarrow.

Agate is known by Light Workers as a healing stone. As such it is not unusual to find Deer have a knack for making people feel better. Agate provides Deer with an intense connection to the earth and nature spirits. Additionally it boosts the sometimes wavering self -esteem Deer experiences.

Yarrow helps deer with information gathering and the ability to bridge the gap between widely diversified people. Yarrow partners with Agate for healing and positive self images.

Deer Totem Love Compatibility

Deer people love you for your mind as well as your spirit.

They typically partner with highly intellectual people who can keep up with Deer’s swift thought process. And don’t mind having a strong voice – opinions matter to Deer and a good debate keeps things fiery.

The emotional nature of Deer means they want to “talk it out” a lot, they want a companion who isn’t a wall flower and who has a hint of mischief in the mix.

As far as lovers go, Deer know the art of wooing and express themselves in very sensuous ways. The most successful relationships for Deer are with Salmon, Falcon, Owl, Otter and Raven.

Deer Totem Animal Career Path

A 9-5 desk job is not going to satisfy Deer for very long. Deer totem people need to be in careers that flex their inventiveness and challenges the mind.

Any field that requires networking or negotiation, like advertising or sales, is one in which they’d not only revel but prosper.

Leadership positions suit Deer people well because they can rally the troops into a cohesive, motivated team.

Deer Birth Totem Metaphysical Correspondences

  • Birth dates, Northern Hemisphere:
    May 21 – June 20
  • Birth date, Southern Hemisphere:
    Nov 22 – Dec 20
  • Corresponding Zodiac Signs:
    Gemini (North), Sagittarius(South)
  • Birth Moon: Cornplanting Moon
  • Season: Month of Flowering
  • Stone/Mineral: Agate (Moss Agate)
  • Plant: Yarrow
  • Wind: South
  • Direction: South – Southeast
  • Element: Air
  • Clan: Butterfly
  • Color: Orange
  • Complimentary Spirit Animal: Owl
  • Compatible Spirit Animals: Falcon, Otter, Owl, Raven, Salmon

30 thoughts on “Deer Totem

  1. Judi says:

    This fits my oldest daughter to a “T” amazing as it gave me conformation and some new insight as well!
    Thank You

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Judi;

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting!

      Stay wild,

      • Massa Tarawaly says:

        Although some of these things aren’t true about me but it helpful

        • Massa Tarawaly says:

          It is helpful.*

  2. Sharon Starr says:

    Thank you this is so true of my inner self

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sharon;

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting!

      Stay wild,

  3. Rhoda says:

    This is pretty much me.

  4. Aeshli says:


    This fits me perfectly. I am a Gemini born on June 6th and this really resonated deeply with me. Does this mean this is my spirit animal though? I am trying to find my spirit animal and am having some difficulties with that (I believe a commented on another area on this site before finding this page). I have a connection with all animals I feel and do not really have a favorite anything which makes it really hard for me to find my spirit animal. I am most calm in the mountains surrounded by the forests and streams which in a sense make sense that my birth animal is the deer. I guess I am just in a time of my life where I need a change and I feel that finding my spirit animal will help a lot to guide me and understand the life that is surrounding me through my experiences and how i should tackle certain things; there has been a lot of turmoil between my husband and myself and I am needing some guidance. I am a Christian however I feel that god talks to us in ways we may have never anticipated before and because of my connection to life itself I feel that this may be one of those ways. Please help me out if you can, I would love any feedback you may have.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Aeshli;

      HAHAHAHAHHAAA! This is SO awesome! I replied to your other comment and, then, saw this one! I wrote that I often get this question from Geminis, Libras, and Pisces! It makes complete sense that Deer is your Native American Zodiac Sign. I think it would really help if you read Deer Symbolism and Meaning as well.

      With your permission, I’ll send good energy to you. But, that said, ask your animal allies for clarity. Let them show you how to move. Should you go slowly? Is there a need to be cautious? Should you hightail it out of there? What way is the wind blowing? Deer are some of the most sensitive animals out there. Visualize being a Deer. See through the Deer’s eyes. What does Deer see? What are you feeling in your body? Are you relaxed? Are you tense? Are you on high-alert? What do you smell in the air?

      Animal’s instincts are rarely wrong. Go with your natural instincts.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

    • Janine Harness-Rennebu says:

      This hits the mark on so many levels…..I too prefer living in the mountains with birds calling, and running water sounding out as it cascades over rocks…..
      This time in my life though I find I just want to be grounded in one place….

      I know GOD is omnicient, omnipresent…All knowing, In All places and times at once…so I hear and feel HIS presence easier without the loudnessof cement bustling city around me.

      True I always have something going on….people call it OCD ….I say I hunger for everything…especially understanding….knowledge…
      With heightened intuition…..Im no longer comfortable in crowds..too much going on…..

      Anyway….interesting that all my grandmothers were also born in this period too…my mother as well…

      Thankyou for this information….
      Be Abundantly Blessed

    • Robert says:

      I am a deer here…but the native americans I spend time with say that my animal totem is a weasle….I see I am compatible with the otter whom is also a Mustalid family….it’s like a chinese fortune cookie, and kind of like the daily horoscope in the paper, I have never seen where different newspapers on the same day have posted a horoscope that is faintly similar….kind of like drawing a tree on a piece of paper and then determining everything about that person.

  5. Roxs says:

    This is me to a T! Right down to the job. Top sales person on my company. My personality , restlessness, who I surround myself with, being critical or hard on myself , wow and all the rest , right on target!

    • Roxs says:

      Good thing I said sales and not editor , that would require spelling correctly lol “in my company ” 🙂

  6. Maxence Regaudie says:

    Hi, my birthday is the 17 and to be fare I would really hate to be behind a desk for ever (Beaver). Although some of it is true I feel teh Deer is more my personality, How accurate is the month selection ? Thnk you!

  7. Deer B says:

    Hello Bernadette; My Son and I are in these times of birth. Hoping to have your perspective on East being the direction, Earth the element in your lovely opening photo & introduction; followed by South Eastern direction, Air the Element in the body of your presentation. I see myself and Son in your Belief. That being said, not entirely, which is natural as we are ALL individuals as well. Being in the Butterfly Clan would explain Air element as it is crucial for life! Clean air!!! Earth Element as a Deer walks with Mother Earth…PatchaMama….in The Southern Hemisphere….as well as Mother Natures Northern Hemisphere!!! Deer B ps; Furthering studies on strongest influence within Animal, Spirit, Ancestral Guides. A journey taking us all into the next life…Happy Trails!!!

  8. Sherrie Pierce Viger says:

    This sounds so much like me The Deer Token. Now need to know my Indian Sprit ? It isnt the same as token so what is my indian spirit as born May 27, 1957

  9. Neil Thomson says:

    Hi there,

    I’m reading through this page and I’m finding a light discrepancy: On the above image, it claims Deer are of the Earth element, but in the Metaphysical correspondences, it states that they are of the Air element. I’m just wondering which is correct?

    Thank you

    • angela eagle says:

      I saw that too and in a book Im reading it’s air

  10. angela eagle says:

    oddly enough I already have a butterfly tattoo and my bedroom is orange and Im deer

  11. Errol Hanna says:

    apparently there’s an error…up top it says Deer’s element is earth, but in the narrative it says air…which one is it?

    • spiritanimals says:

      Hi, Errol;

      Yikes! My mistake! It’s Air. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I’m correcting it right away!

      Stay wild,

  12. Tanja says:


    how can I get back my psychic abilities. I had a very tough tim and feelt disconnected and numb. Before I was close to open up a spiritual counselling office. But now I feel I have lost all my connection. It’s killing me to feel so cut off.

    Deer Tanja

  13. Ayanna says:

    Very fitting. Thank you.

  14. Laurie says:

    The spirits or ghosts things I can actually see have been coming to me since I was a child, it scares me so much I asked them to stop. I literally cannot think to much about it or I start seeing again. What should I do many many moons have passed I am no longer a child but it still scares me. Any advice?

  15. DAVID.M says:

    can a deer ever be water?

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  17. Kain Masey says:

    Thankyou for this information it was very helpful ☺

  18. Elena says:

    I discoverd what yarrow and agate are :0 and I LOVE THE FLOWER YARROW AND I LOVE THE STONE AGATE!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the information because i thought my spirit animal was a dolphin but i was wrong :3 thank you again

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