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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

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24 Comments

  1. Neil Marx April 15, 2017 at 4:40 am - Reply

    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 May 18, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

      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 May 20, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

        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

  2. Tyler April 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    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.

  3. Andrea June 23, 2017 at 3:25 am - Reply

    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

  4. Nikkie August 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    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 🙁

  5. gstavillarama September 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    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..

  6. Aliyah June 18, 2018 at 3:40 am - Reply

    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!

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