Owl Totem

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Owl Birth Totem Overview

If you were born between November 22 and December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere or between May 21 and June 20 in the Southern Hemisphere your Native American Zodiac birth totem is Owl.

In the Western Zodiac tradition this corresponds to the ever keen-sighted Sagittarius (North) and the charming (and confusing) Gemini (South).

Those born under the sign of the Owl have tenacity that borders on being down-right stubborn.

Their ceaseless determination and uncanny sense of purpose makes them excellent at securing their heart’s desires through old fashioned hard work.

Sometimes this leads an Owl toward being a little possessive and dogmatic. But when their famous wisdom kicks in success takes to wing!

It is then that Owl discovers genuine humor, independence, and a thirst for understanding those things beyond our normal insights.

As children, Owls are restless spirits and don’t really know how boisterous they’re being. They are also prone to exaggeration.

Nonetheless, with time and maturity Owl discovers their keen insight and learns how to apply that “outer voice” for wise, direct and reliable counsel.

We learn much of the Native American Zodiac symbolism for Owl from its natural traits.

Owl will intently watch any pray from an advantageous position. This allows Owl to wing silently and scoop up the prize. Owl people are much like this.

It’s very hard to surprise an Owl even in unfamiliar territory.

Owl people are typically very optimistic. They endeavor to find those good things about people or situations, even if it’s the color of their socks!

That enthusiasm makes Owl a great leader, provided they can resist the temptation to fly off to a different adventure where they can see more, do more, BE more before they’ve really finished the current lesson.

Owl Traits, Personality and Characteristics

Throughout the world Owls represent watchfulness, wisdom, healing and the ability to soar soundlessly from this world to other realities.

Owl people can become walkers between the worlds and may discover a thirst for Shamanic traditions.

These mysterious and magical beings are keenly intuitive and have little patience for insincere, artificial people. Keep it real with Owl, and this person will reward you with fantastic insights including into the very Mysteries that haunt all ages.

If you are friends or a partner to an Owl, you’re in for some glorious adventures!

Owls know how to laugh, make spontaneous choices and always endeavor to remain true to their ethics and beliefs.

Owl’s honesty is refreshing, but they may need a little gentle assistance in the tact department.

Owl’s season is that of hibernation and long nights, so the enthusiastic nature of Owl acts as a lovely balance point to the darkness.

Owl’s element is Fire, which is certainly reflected in Owl’s zeal and exuberance.

Owl joins Falcon and Salmon as part of the Falcon clan. Those born under these Native American Zodiac Signs reflect amazing confidence, bravery and just enough pluck to put a fire under everyone around them.

The sacred stone for Owl is the powerfully clairvoyant Obsidian that allows Owl to recognize and transform negatives into something magical.

Owl’s flower is Mistletoe, which has long been a sacred vine used for spells of love, peace and transformation.

Owl Totem Love Compatibility

The compatible animal spirits for Owl include Raven, Otter, Deer, Salmon and Falcon.

Partners of the Owl will find a person who will not suffocate with jealousy and control. Owl’s need to be able to take to wing and celebrate freedom. This means you have to give them space, but in return you’ll receive more than you may have dreamed of.

Because of their independent nature, Owls need a partner who is fun-loving, adventurous, and wholly honest to keep the relationship alive.

Owl Totem Animal Career Path

The Native American Zodiac indicates that Owl people relish occupations that stimulate, challenge and offer plenty of opportunities for clever multi-tasking.

Whatever you do, don’t let an Owl get bored!

As a flying forest creature its not surprising that Owls can’t handle tiny cubicles.

They’re also rather disdainful of political correctness and societal convention. However, the passion for learning leads Owl into many successful venues where they rise quickly above others.

Freelancing is ideal for Owl as is anything involving travel.

Owl Totem Metaphysical Correspondences

  • Birth dates, Northern Hemisphere:
    Nov 22 – Dec 21
  • Birth date, Southern Hemisphere:
    May 21 – Jun 20
  • Corresponding Zodiac Signs:
    Sagittarius (North), Gemini (South)
  • Birth Moon: Long Snows Moon
  • Season: Month of Hibernation
  • Stone/Mineral: Obsidian
  • Plant: Mistletoe
  • Wind: North
  • Direction: North – Northeast
  • Element: Fire
  • Clan: Falcon
  • Color: Gold
  • Complimentary Spirit Animal: Deer
  • Compatible Spirit Animals: Deer, Falcon, Otter, Raven, Salmon

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9 Responses

  1. Adriana

    Funny, when I was a child, I loved owls and my mum always called me that since I stayed up until late night and because I had good grades. It would not come to my mind now, as an adult, to have anything connected with owls because although I stay always up at night, I am very adventurous and I perceived owl as conservative wise animal. And wow, now as I am reading it, it is exactly me! Adventurous seeker of truth :-). I consider myself wise in some transcended level. I love gold, black obsidian. Perhaps our children souls know the best who we are.

    • Hello, Adriana;

      Of course your Totem Animal is Owl! I know this because you wrote an extremely wise thing – “Perhaps our children souls know the best who we are.” That is so true! And something I bet a “wise old Owl” would say!

      Stay wild,

    • Jen Davis ~Seaglass & Moonstone

      kindreds… you and I and my daughter is about to attend college where gold and black are the school colors. I thought I was a silver girl in adulthood, and I do love it, as well as the moon, but I also love the sun, and when the sun turns all things to gold as it hits, it is truly a wonderment. Everything else you said I agree with 100%. I knew as a child who I was. Thankfully, those who raised me and cared for me couldn’t change me much. Much love!

    • I love gold too.

      I was born in decimber

  2. Stick

    It’s almost scary how well this describes me. I am definitely like this, and I act like an owl too! I am very smart, and I am always up late. Owls are also my favorite animal EVER so to find out that I AM one, is very exciting. My BFF is a Gemini (I’m Sagittarius), so this is really cool! I love this website so much!

    • Hello, Stick;

      LOL Lots of folks are very surprised to find out just how much like their Totem Animal they are! I’m so happy you are enjoying WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! And, how awesome to be a wise Owl! The next time I need advice about something I’m going to write to you! 😉

      Stay wild,

  3. Kerri

    My daughter is an owl. She aligns with all of the characteristics of one. She also “walks between worlds”..she has what they guess is some form of autism(and PANS) But does not fully fit into the autisic world for she is not like those in the autistic world yet she fully does not fit in what we call the neuotypical or normal world. So when I saw that it said she could possibly walk between the worlds, it was a surprise yet not completely, for I have said it for years.

    • Hello, Kerri;

      It is so fantastic to read your post! I just LOVE that you recognize your daughter could be walking in both worlds! How lucky she is to have you for her mom!

      Stay wild,

  4. Rhyanda

    I actually hoped that my spirit animal was a wolf but I always couldn’t really choose between a wolf and a owl. Oh and my favorite type of owl would be the snow owl.🐇🐀

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