The playful Otter is one of the most free signs of the Native American zodiac. With the Otter totem, we get a reminder of our inner child and our need to enjoy life. The Otter totem is all about living life to the fullest. This type of person has a natural enthusiasm and passion for life. This enthusiasm and energy is contagious to everyone around them. Everyone who is a part of the Otter’s circle sees their life change for the better.
Overview of the Otter Totem in the Native American Zodiac
This fun-loving sign is born between January 20th to February 19th in the Northern Hemisphere, In the Southern Hemisphere, the Otter totem is born between July 22nd and August 22nd. It is connected to the month of purification.
Known for its sweet, fun-loving nature, the Otter is never conventional. It strikes out on its own path in life and is not worried about where the pieces will fall. The last thing that the Otter wants is to be boring or conventional in the way it talks, lives or loves. These people tend to follow a unique path in life. They encounter new spiritual philosophies and enjoy thinking deeply about them. With the Otter, spiritual or life philosophies are not just thought about though. The Otter tries to put them into practice within their daily life.
When you are around the Otter, you know it. They are the type of person who loves to talk and has a lot of energy to keep the conversation going. With the Otter, it can be hard for anyone else to get a word in. The only way you can get the Otter to quiet down for a moment is by saying something interesting. The Otter totem is well-known for being insatiably curious. They just have to know, learn and explore everything. If this frolicking creature becomes too inquisitive or troublesome, let them know because they will tone their behavior down. They just didn’t realize how loud or inquisitive they were getting because of their excitement.
The Otter is an extremely intelligent creature. This creature of the water dives deep under the waves to gather oysters before lazily floating along and enjoying the fruits of their labor. The Otter has its own unique rhythm and is guided by its own inner needs. This can mean that the Otter can be misunderstood by people around him.
The biggest issue for the playful Otter is staying focused. A shiny new thing or fun project can quickly distract them. They internalize each new experience and then move on quickly to gather more wisdom. This creative creature is known for its impressive imagination and out-of-the-box thinking. Don’t expect your Otter to be grounded in normal, practical plans. They think up amazing dreams and go for them. This is one Native American zodiac sign that is often accused of having its head in the clouds. In reality, the Otter is not lost in thoughts and dreams at all. It is just thinking out an ingenuous,clever future and needs to get the plan just right before they get started on it.
The Personality of the Otter Totem
In Native American astrology, the Otter is known for its creative thinking and independence. The Otter is also known as a healer. In Native American tradition, the otter can heal through it laughter and positive influence. This is someone who is quite willing to work for the good of everyone around them.
Everyone instantly feels the contagious excitement of the Otter. The Otter is a social person with an inventive attitude. They are the perfect person to have around when you want to celebrate the joyful side of life. Even when you are having a bad day, the Otter’s contagious, happy nature makes all of your burdens seem lighter than they did before.
Because of their ability to multi-task, the Otter can be excellent at getting work done. The only problem is actually finishing all of the tasks. They can do so much at once that there is a tendency for Otters to take on more work than they can actually do. This inquiring mind has to stay focused if they want to really do their best.
Relationships With the Otter
In a relationship, an Otter needs to have their freedom. They have a natural need for independence. While they enjoy being with the perfect partner, the Otter needs to have a sense of space. They cannot feel tied down, or they will quickly become unhappy. If you are living with an Otter, don’t give him or her too many rules. They need a tidy environment, but they can’t be constrained by too many rules. Luckily, the Otter is quite tidy and clean, so they are a good roommate.
Unfortunately for the poor Otter, true love can be fairly elusive. This is mostly because of the Otter’s intense need for independence. The Otter will swim against the current to find the ideal partner. They will keep risking their happiness and leave perfectly good dates just because they hope to find that ideal, perfect mate. Because of this, the cheerful, fun Otter can end up all alone.
When the Otter is smart enough to realize that they have found the right partner the first time, they are excellent lovers. They can be sensitive and sensuous. If you are dating an Otter, then remember to be patient. It can take time for them to open up and show their more emotional side. This charitable, intelligent person is a good partner. Count yourself blessed if you are lucky enough to be with an Otter.
The Otter Totem
Birth Dates in the Northern Hemisphere: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Birth Dates in the Southern Hemisphere: July 22 – Aug. 22
Season: Month of Purification
Corresponding Western Zodiac Signs: Leo (South), Aquarius (North)
Stone or Mineral: Turquoise
Birth Moon: Rest and Cleansing Moon
Compatible Spirit Animals: Owl, Deer, Salmon, Falcon, Raven
Complimentary Spirit Animal: Salmon
Want to learn more? Check out more information on the other Native American astrological signs.