The Snake totem is naturally in tune with the spiritual and psychic worlds. Their spiritual nature gives them a knowledge beyond this realm and an ancient wisdom. Snake people can be secretive at times and highly sensuous. While they are often charismatic, their sheer power can make them intimidating to the people around them.
Overview of the Snake Totem in the Native American Zodiac
In Native American astrology, Snakes are born between October 23 and November 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, they are born between April 20 and May 20. This roughly corresponds to the Western zodiac’s Taurus and Scorpio. Like the Scorpio and Taurus, the Snake totem can be highly resistant to change.
The Snake follows a spiritual path in life that leads them to harmony and balance. They have a strong intuition that helps them express themselves to the world around them. At the same time, most Snakes struggle to reveal their emotions to others. They do not trust easily, so it takes time before they can really open up and share all of their feelings.
This sign has an unusual dichotomy of dueling desires. Their body tells them to succumb to earthly desires, but they are also pulled toward fulfilling the inner urging of their heart. Depending on how they put their better and worse qualities into action, the Snake can be passionate and sensitive—or arrogant and disparaging. In either case, the Snake will generally have a strong insight and a vibrant imagination.
Like the Snake animal, the Snake totem undergoes changes and a figurative shedding of skin. The Snake totem goes through life cycles where the situations, people and relationships around them will often change and transform. In some cases, it can even seem like the individual lives through multiple lives within a single lifetime.
By going through these transformations, the Snake totem is able to release the past and reach a level of self-actualization. It allows them to discover and become a part of the wonders of the world. With each transformation, they are able to learn positive lessons that they can take with them to their new, improved life.
For the Snake totem, one of the most important things in life is creating a meaningful bond with another person. While this could be a romantic relationship, it does not always have to be. If the Snake is in a relationship, they need it to be fulfilling and meaningful to be happy. Lust and desire might bring the Snake to a one-night stand, but they will never hang around for long if a deeper connection is not actually possible.
The Personality of the Snake Totem
The Snake is governed by the element of Water and the West Wind. In the Native American zodiac, they are also connected to the West wind. Water and the Snake’s connection to the Frog clan means that this astrological sign has deep emotions that run beneath their outer surface.
In many cases, these deeper emotions allow the Snake to empathize with the people around them. At the same time, the Snake can internalize too many of their emotions. Over time, these emotions can build up until the Snake blows up from within.
The Snake’s connections to the wind and their cardinal direction mean that they have a charismatic personality. To some people, the Snake can seem too intense and overbearing, so it is important that they allow their tender side to come out.
Unlike most people, the Snake is talented at accepting changes and actually embraces these moments of transformation. Changes are seen as a way to learn, grow and develop a more spiritual side. A completely realized Snake has a sense of esoteric awareness that opens the person’s mind up to the spiritual world. This quality means that the Snake does well with meditation and dream work. Keeping a dream diary allows the Snake to learn from their inner visions and develop a new path for their future.
The sacred stones for the Snake are Copper and Malachite. Copper gives the Snake vitality, energy and strength. Meanwhile, Malachite gives the Snake the power to change. In terms of seasons, the Snake is connected to a cycle of frost and transformation. While some people negatively connect this season to death, it is merely another turn of the medicine wheel for the Snake. After each turn of the wheel, the Snake is ready for an exciting transformation again.
For a career, the Snake will often do well in research and analysis. Their sharp mind and keen intellect mean that they will often be happy working in the background to discover the inner workings of the world. They tend to work best alone, although their charisma can lead them to work well in groups in specific cases.
The Snake is an excellent employee in most cases because they are extremely hard workers. At their heart, they want to develop a sense of financial stability. This leads them to put all of their efforts into their work so that they can reach their financial goals.
Dating a Snake Totem and Love Compatibility
In the Native American astrological chart, the Snake partners well with the Snow Goose, Woodpecker, Brown Bear and Wolf. If you decide to date a Snake totem, be prepared for a life filled with complexity and intensity. When it comes to the bedroom, the Snake is known for seduction. With their natural sex appeal, it seems like they can get anyone into the bedroom.
Dating a Snake totem is excellent if you are looking for a partner who loves a bit of intimacy. With their need to connect on a deeper level, the Snake needs a partner who will make a meaningful bond with them. One caveat for dating a Snake: never, ever break their trust. This Native American zodiac sign can become jealous, and once you lose their trust, you will never be able to get it back.
The Snake Totem in Native American Astrology
Birth Dates in the Northern Hemisphere: October 24 to November 21
Birth Dates in the Southern Hemisphere: April 20 to May 20
Color: Burnt Orange
Season: Month of Transformation
Corresponding Western Zodiac Signs: Scorpio in the Northern Hemisphere and Taurus in the Southern Hemisphere
Stone or Mineral: Malachite and Copper
Birth Moon: Freeze Up Moon
Compatible Spirit Animals: Beaver, Wolf, Brown Bear, Woodpecker and Beaver
Complimentary Spirit Animal: Beaver
Want to learn more? Check out more information on the other Native American astrological signs.