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Snake Totem

As in all astrology systems, Snake people are psychic, sensuous, and secretive. Within their spirit, Snake people hold ancient wisdom and unearthly knowing. Those born with the Snake totem are charismatic to be sure. But they can also be a bit scary because they seem far more powerful than most mere mortals.

Snake Birth Totem Overview

In the Native American Zodiac the mysterious Snake appears between October 23- November 21 for those born in the Northern Hemisphere and between April 20 – May 20 for those born in the Southern Hemisphere.

This corresponds to Western Astrology’s signs of Scorpio and Taurus, both of whom are resistant to change. This is very different from the sign of the Snake who sheds their skin for on-going transformation.

Snake has strong masculine overtones.

People born under this Zodiac Sign have a habit of hiding their feelings and not trusting easily. More positively they have keen insight and rich imaginations.

The Snake’s spiritual path seeks always for balance and a means of expressing what they feel intuitively.

The symbolism of Snake appears in many traditions from the Christian story of temptation to the rod of Hermes (messenger to the gods) and Staff of Asclepius (the god of medicine and healing).

So it’s not surprising that Snake is a zodiac animal sign filled with some dichotomy.

Snake people can be passionate or disparaging, sensitive or arrogant – it all depends on how they apply their Medicine.

Those born under the Native American Zodiac Sign of Snake are likely to struggle with what their body desires vs. what their heart tells them.

Snake will experience definitive cycles in their lives where everything changes. Snake very literally will find themselves in whole new situations, relationships, etc.

This transformative process is akin to living many different lives within one lifetime.

Throughout this process the negatives of Snake’s past must be purged so they may embrace the new wonders before them.

As they release the past, Snake will discover that elusive “aha” moment of self-actualization and are, then, able to integrate the positive lessons learned and apply them to their “new” life.

One of the key callings for Snake is forging a deep, meaningful bond with another person.

This is not sex or lust, but a relationship in which two spirits become one. If Snake cannot accomplish that with their partner, happily ever after becomes just about impossible.

Snake will slither away just as quickly as they magically appeared in the beginning.

Snake Traits, Personality and Characteristics

The West wind, the direction of West-Northwest as well as the Element of Water all figure into the personality traits and characteristics for Snake.

The water, aligning Snake to the Frog clan, reveals deep running emotions.

This gives Snake empathy, but if they internalize too much eventually that built-up energy will detonate.

The wind and direction both make for a very charismatic, intense personality. Snake must take care, however, that they don’t become overbearing. Let the tender side tame the green-eyed monster within.

Snake people accept change with an ease most people never experience.

In fact, they revel in it.

Any transformation represents an opportunity to learn and get closer to the Truths and Great Mysteries of all existence.

Esoteric awareness is a natural part of your being.

Consequently Chakra meditations serve Snake well, opening each new level within the body (and above) to greater knowledge.

Dream work is also very helpful to Snake people – consider keeping a Dream Diary for yourself as your inner visions can and will guide you.

Snake’s season is one of frosts and transformation.

While some associate this with death, for Snake it is simply another turn of the medicine wheel into the next exciting cycle.

Snake’s sacred stones are Malachite and Copper, the first of which supports the Snake in on-going change and the second of which provides energy and strength.

These two stones together may help Snake overcome the tendency to bide their tongue and let true feelings out. This combines with Snake’s flower – the Thistle that heals and protects.

Snake Totem Love Compatibility

If you enter into a relationship with Snake be prepared for a lot of complexity.

There is no question snake has intense sex appeal and can seduce the pants off a rock!

In bed Snakes can last, and last …aaaannnnd last (did I mention last?). 😉

You will find that Snake as a partner likes a little mystery, and intimacy is essential.

Do not break trust with a Snake, you likely will never, ever, ever, E.V.E.R. be able to undo the damage. Snakes understand jealousy as well as they do sensuality so keep that in mind.

The best partners for Snake are Brown Bear, Snow Goose, Wolf, and Woodpecker.

Snake Totem Animal Career Path

Snake people are hard workers because they crave strong financial foundations.

Many Snakes are background players rather than being in the lime light. This positioning gives them an effective means of utilizing their Higher Senses to ferret out hidden matters including misguided motivations among co-workers.

That ability may leave Snake working alone a lot (it makes people nervous).

However as long as the career Snake chooses fully engages their sharp minds, they’ll be quite content.

Research is an excellent choice for Snake as are many scientific fields.

Snake Totem Metaphysical Correspondences

  • Birth dates, Northern Hemisphere:
    Oct 24 – Nov 21
  • Birth date, Southern Hemisphere:
    Apr 20 – May 20
  • Corresponding Zodiac Signs:
    Scorpio (North), Taurus (South)
  • Birth Moon: Freeze Up Moon
  • Season: Month of Transformation
  • Stone/Mineral: Copper & Malachite
  • Plant: Thistle
  • Wind: West
  • Direction: West – Northwest
  • Element: Water
  • Clan: Frog
  • Color: Burnt Orange
  • Complimentary Spirit Animal: Beaver
  • Compatible Spirit Animals: Brown Bear, Beaver, Snow Goose, Wolf, Woodpecker

34 thoughts on “Snake Totem

  1. Wendy Lowe says:

    I found this interesting as in another site I am a Beaver . I thought I was a good match for a beaver but I can see that I have some of the snake qualities as well . Very interesting

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Wendy;

      If you direct me to the other site you’re speaking of I might be able to help you figure out the discrepancy.

      Stay wild,

    • Chell says:

      Me too am a beaver but have snake quality also

  2. Wendy Lowe says:

    Hi Bernadette ,
    I found in the Kokopelli site that I was a beaver , but this site says it’s different because I’m in the Southern Hemisphere .
    Thanks Wendy

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Wendy;

      Yes. Almost all sites that explain birth totems only tell half the story and it’s very misleading. Native American and Shamanic Zodiac Signs and Astrology are one my passions so I made sure to include the whole story. Sure glad you found out who you really are! LOL 😉

      Stay wild,

  3. Rosanna says:

    I found this to be very accurate in many ways of who I am. I also find this to be ironic considering I am terrified of snakes. I will definitely take what I have learned here and find ways to apply it. I know I have Native American blood in my ancestry, but I’m not sure how much. Yet, this explains so much about my personality and such. Thank you so much for creating this site.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Rosanna;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting on!

      BTW, I’ve met very few people with a Snake birth totem who weren’t deathly afraid of Snakes. What I’ve come to believe is that Snake energy is so powerful, so ancient, that it scares the bejeebers out of us (I’m a Snake, too) because as humans we’ve forgotten what power feels like and it’s overwhelming.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

      • Nellie says:

        OMG this may explain some of my fear of snakes, I can’t stand the word, a picture, live, nothing. I will only face one if coming between me and my children or grandchildren. I have been struck at twice and have had a green one wrap around my arm while climbing a tree, I missed every limb coming back down shaking it off. I had another one wrap around my leg while walking along the edge of a grown up ditch on our dirt round. Terrified is an understatement. I have always been drawn to wolves and had hoped that was my Spirit Animal. I know my Great Great Grandmother was Cherokee.

  4. Sonya says:

    I love this. Coming to find my true roots and finding out just how much of my heritage is Native American, I find this fits spot on. I have always had an overwhelming presence, and never could figure out what people were scared of.
    I, however absolutely love snakes, not like a teddy bear love, but I’ve always had a connection with them and how they were. Thank you!

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sonya;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting on

      Stay wild,

  5. Brett says:

    I found this very interesting and informative this is a wonderful site.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Brett;

      Thank you for the kind words! Also, thank you for visiting and commenting on!

      Stay wild,

  6. Dee says:

    Hi. At last. I am a snake. So I’m snake, scorpion (astrological) my spirit animal, Coyote, very enlightening n I’ve barely begun this journey.
    Looking forward to all things new n exciting. Yes!!!

  7. Melinda haskins-coleman says:

    Wow, reading this made my arm hairs stand up! I embrace my scorpio as a way of trying to understand, well, me.
    The snake, as defined above, not only fits me completely, it just makes sense. Thank you.

  8. Dr. Lorie L. Lundy says:

    I am a snake and Scorpio as well. This explains so much. It describes me perfectly. I’ve been told by 2 native Americans and prophetic preacher I have the gift of prophecy as it says. My husband said this describe so exact it was scary. I am Native American (more Cherokee little Choctaw), French and Irish. I am not at all afraid of snakes and I was a science teacher before becoming an administrator.

  9. Dakota ryan says:

    Absolutely fascinating I would like to know more

  10. Susan says:

    Very interesting! I am a scorpio woman, and apparently a snake, married to a brown bear. I make copper/crystal jewelry and have a burnt orange truck lol it just kind of happened that way. I have absolutely no native american in my blood but I do identify with much of this. Thank you. ❤

  11. Neil Marx says:

    That was pretty amazing ,almost exact.I am a snake born November11 more exact than my regular horoscope sign which is Scorpio.That was good
    I have some Native in my blood1/8 Black Foot my Great Gransmother was full Blackfoot native

    • Victoria says:

      Wow…that was a bit creepy to read as my birthday is november 11th as well and I am also native american decent. Cherokee and blackfoot. I agree that this is more accurate than my scorpio horoscope too. I hope that someday they will have a daily horoscope app for these totems.

      • Bullpigsnake says:

        Snake will share his esoteric awareness with you, this is just a small portion of who you are, different cultures made different observations all in which corropsondes with you as a person, for example, my western counter part is Taurus via month, the Bull often dislikes change from the physical aspect, then from the spiritual aspect of greater understanding growth and awareness my inner snake then overides that physical aspect of the Bulls stubborness, this then leads to some internal conflict, it is through greater awareness we over come many obstacles we have set our selves in the past, then my yearly counter part in the East is pig so we see I like to induldge on good food which my yearly physical aspect, then from my spiritual snake side he overcomes this indulgence to restore balance this may be like a fasting state when I then eat very little only enough to get me through my month, I hope this makes sence again this is only a small portion to who we are, we also are very complexed as snakes we try to factor in everything and see the relationship of everything interconnected, from greater understanding of oneself we can find a good balance with in, we are also a reflection of many other spirits or animals etc. This is how my inner snake finds the balance within

      • James says:

        Also a black foot/ Cherokee snake nov. 8

        • Nikki says:

          This is very interesting I am born November 8th and Caucasian with no native past i am Metal Snake chinese zodiac and Scorpio Sun but I want to learn more about FrogClan next. I definitely feel the green eyed monster to someone I hate it I but I lived too much of a sensual pleasurable lifestyle I am unsure who I am but this helps guide me. Felt like I sinned too much but I pray when in need and never really learned Christianity I love all religon and want to learn as much as I can and try to voulenteer if psychatirats allows. I only meditate Heart chakara feels nice. I also have alot of mental illnesses I wish I knew religon at a young age but school dose not teach sadly.

  12. Tyler says:

    Just wondering,

    Does the birth spirit animal necessarily determine your clan spirit animal? And can you even have a clan spirit animal if you’re not of Native American descent?

    I’m not very sure of my enitre ancestry. My maternal grandmother’s family has been in North America since the late 1600s, so who knows? Maybe I could have Native ancestors.. but figured I’d ask anyway for edification.

  13. Andrea says:

    WOW .. all this time (being a few years) I thought my Totem was Beaver but I was born in the Southern Hemisphere, so that makes mine the Snake!
    I thought I had some of Beavers traits but found Snake to be a lot more accurate. Just as well I changed my mind on getting a ‘Beaver’ Totem for a tattoo, who knows what that would have looked like!! Thank you for the insight, interesting read … I really enjoyed it xx

  14. Nikkie says:

    I love reptiles, snakes in particular, it doesn’t matter to me if its venomous or not, I’m still happy to handle and pick them up. It may be wrong to my spirit totem snake, but when I am given one that’s deceased, I skin and tan the hide and re-use the skin in leathercraft pieces.
    I do wish I didn’t “see” things, because the pictures I get are usually fatality accidents, great when I worked in rescue as I could always see what we were going to before getting the call. Not so great mental images though but that’s all I get, glimpses of death or destruction 🙁

  15. gstavillarama says:

    Hi.. I have been searching about snakes linking to psychic phenomena for many months now. I began to have this curiosity after this animal began to appear after doing a divination a couple of years ago. I did a divination on myself to discover my animal spirit guide. A woman with a long hair braided in two parts appears. At the ends of each braided hair appears a snakes (a total of two snakes). At that very moment i was convinced that the snakes were my animal spirit guide.

    Last May of this year, it was early morning while having a coffee at the kitchen, i was distructed by a noise, a plastic wrapper crippling noise, i began to look for it. In just a second or two i was shocked on what i’ve found.. it’s a snake climbing up on a wrapped umbrella hanging on a rod. I saw the snake on top of that rod. The rod happens to be adjacent on restroom door of my parents. Its a second entry door in the kitchen to my parents restroom and goes through their bedroom. After seeing that snake, i got terrified, i felt some fears then got curious of what does it truly means… For week, i have received a lot of signs and i ignored some of it though many questions runs through my mind intuitively. The night before that week ends, my father passed away. He had a heart attack, utterance of degrading words by his co-public servant triggered his heart to be on stressed.

    During the wake, everything that happens that appears before me flashbacks. Every details came out to be related to my father’s death.. i felt a big regret of not paying attention on the clues given to me. I could have solve that forthcoming puzzling event and do whatever things that might change it..

    Hope you could give me some words of enlightenment about my extra ordinary experience on animal spirit guide..

  16. Aliyah says:

    I am from a TON of native american lineage, I’m even related to Chief Quanah Parker, I am from the Comanche, Wichita, Apache, (and I think Shawnee and who knows what else). I’m about 80% Indian and 20% French/English. (I’m also related to the famous gun makers the Winchesters) But I’m more in touch with my Indian side, so seeing and finding this site was a blessing. I’m a snake and proud of it! Everything said/described about the snake matches me. Recommending this site! Thank you so much!

  17. Bhim says:

    It surprised me how the Snake and Scorpio are so alike. Born November 5 here.

  18. Bonnie says:

    Was surprised to find my totem was snake. I am repulsed by snakes! What Now? As a child had frightening dreams of snakes and spiders.

  19. Viveck Parekh says:

    This morning I had a dream where A thick venomous snake got entangled in a long piece of rope. I knew there was a snake around but was unable to spot it until the very end. It was trying to free itself but was unable to. It was a brown thick snake. What does this mean?

  20. Jasmine S says:

    Crazy because my birthday is Nov 3rd ..

  21. Kristiina says:

    So many snakes around! Me too, snake and Scorpio. We are definitely drawn to astrology it seems.

  22. Mark Spencer says:

    While I do not take stock in horoscopes and stuff like that, I have a great curiosity about things. I love mysteries and hate closed doors, closed drawers and unopen boxes, as I want to know what’s inside. I take things apart, just to see what makes it tick. I have been retired twice from the medical field, first as a Navy Corpsman and then as a medical technician with the VA. I find it humorous that the birth signs are odd animals. In the regular zodiac, I’m a scorpion. In the Chinese zodiac, I am a monkey, and now I find that I’m a snake in the Native American birth sign. I have Cherokee ancestry, as my paternal grandma is a quarter Cherokee, which should mean I’m a sixteenth. Not sure how much that would be to qualify me as a native. The thing is, I checked with, sent in my saliva, and they claim that I have zero Native American DNA. I obviously should have some given my parentage, so not sure how much accuracy that organization has.

  23. Andrea Lamonds says:

    I’m a northern snake my husband is a southern snake and our daughter is a southern snake. What does that mean?

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