Native American Astrology

Medicine Wheel Report for

Cher

May 20, 1946

7:25 AM

El Centro, California

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A traditional Native American astrology program by Randall Cole Roffe, for natal charts; based on the Kvniakati Tsulawi Medicine Wheel tradition of the Southern Shawnee and Cherokee, with some references to the traditions of other North American tribes.

Dr. Roffe is a direct descendant of the Chickamaugan Tsulawi Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Southern Shawnee Kvniakati practitioners. He is not a member of any currently Federally recognized tribal entity.

MEDICINE WHEEL ANIMALS:

        1. Red Hawk   (Aries)
        2. Beaver     (Taurus)
        3. Songbirds   (Gemini)
        4. Rabbit     (Cancer)       (Coyote - other tribes)
        5. Alliga

tor   (Leo)
        6. Mouse     (Virgo)
        7. Bear   (Libra)
        8. Snake     (Scorpio)
        9. Elk   (Sagittarius)
        10. Deer     (Capricorn)       (Buffalo

- other tribes)
        11. Otter   (Aquarius)
        12. Panther     (Pisces)

THE THREE REALMS AND THE ELEMENTS OF THE MEDICINE WHEEL

Every animal power represents several of the Star Clans; that is why all over the world there are different symbolic images of the subdivisions of the seasonal circle of the sky. This seasonal circle, and all that it contains, is known as the Medicine Wheel by many Native Americans.

The circle of our more immediate experience, extending to the horizons of the Four Directions, is also known as the Medicine Wheel, nesting within larger and larger wheels.

Every Medicine Animal has power in one or more of the Three Realms of Above, Middle and Below; and with one or more of the Elements. The Medicine Powers of the Three Realms or Worlds, like that of the Four Directions, is a very ancient tradition of pretty much all the Native American people. The Medicine Powers of the Twelve Directions and the Seven Heavens and their Lights are in most ways special to the Kvniakati,Tsulawi and other Cherokee and Shawnee traditions, though others may know these things in a parallel manner. The Medicine Powers of the Elements are partially Kvniakati traditions but have certainly been influenced by early interactions of Cherokee/ Shawnee, Scottish and Chinese astrological and medical systems.

It is good to have a balance of powers in the Realms and the Elements.

THE ABOVE REALM

The Above Realm is the world of the sky, the mind, fire and air. Red Hawk and Songbirds have power in this higher realm of cause and effect in the abstract and subtle sense. Bear has power here when she can stand up; her ally is the Crow who has power in the Above. Snake has some power here through his ally the Owl who has power in the Above Realm at night.

It is good to have something going on with one of these Medicine Animals or have them high in one of the Heavens if one wishes to exert subtle cause and effect, or in any way take a truly higher view of things.

Red Hawk and her Eagle relatives have the greatest power in the Above Realm and are the guardians of the East, the primary direction.

THE MIDDLE REALM

Beaver, Rabbit, Mouse, Bear, Elk, Deer, Otter, and Panther all have varying degrees of power in the familiar Middle Realm where humans also have power. Red Hawk and Songbirds can come into the Middle Realm but have little strength here. Snake and Alligator can come into the Middle Realm also but lack strength here as well.

On the face of it, Bear has the greatest power in the Middle Realm; she guards the Gate of the West into the Below Realm. Rabbit also has great power, more than is apparent, as he guards the Gate of the South; and the Deer guards the powerful Gate of the North.

These are the guardians of the Four Directions which are the axes of the powerful momenta of the Earth and the heavenly bodies - Red Hawk in the East, Black Bear in the West, Tiny White Deer in the North, and Great White Rabbit in the South.

It is good to have something going on with one of these Medicine Animals or have them high in one of the Heavens if one wishes to exert practical effects in the real world, or in any way make real changes in the daily life.

THE BELOW REALM

The Below Realm is the world of water, emotions and the tides. The Below is where subconscious and sometimes malevolent powers can reside. Snake and Alligator have great power in the Below Realm, and Panther also has a special power here by night. Otter, Beaver and Mouse have varying temporary powers in this Realm. Rabbit can hide very securely in this Realm and has a special power that is not active or obvious.

It is good to have something going on with one of these Medicine Animals or have them high in one of the Heavens if one wishes to exert subconscious effects in the motivational world, or in any way have an effect on the motivations of life and of others.

FIRE ELEMENT

        Red Hawk has the power of Fire Above - pure intention, will and concentration.

        Alligator has the power of Fire Below - the ability to connect the primal charismatic mind with drives and emotions in the subconscious (also sometimes called "drama").

        Elk has the power of Fire in the Middle, or Fire in Wood - the interactive and enterprising social mind.

        Snake has a power of Fire in Water - again a reptile to represent primal subconscious drives and emotions.

        Mouse has a power of Fire in Earth - to store and categorize the various results of mental precipitations.

WATER ELEMENT

        Panther has the power of Water Below - the depths of the subconscious and the predawn dreamstate.

        Rabbit has the power of Water in the Middle, in Earth -the immediate emotions and practical nurturance.

        Snake has the power of Fire in Water in the Below Realm, and can extend into the Middle Realm and the Above Realm by night through his ally the Owl - primal survival drives and emotions.

        Bear has power in the Middle Realm of Air in Water - the Gate of Looks Within, gate of entry to the afterlife.

EARTH ELEMENT

        Beaver has the power of Earth in Wood - industrious and relentlessly constructive.

        Rabbit has the power of Water in Earth - where emotions and the practical world interface.

        Mouse has the power of Fire in Earth - where the mind and the practical world interface.

        Deer has the power of Earth in Crystal - where the powers of the practical world are most crystallized.

        Otter has the power of Air in Earth - where the powers of the practical world are most transcended in the relative mind.

AIR ELEMENT

        Songbirds have the power of Air in Crystal - where the relational mind is most crystallized and unintentional.

        Bear has the power of Air in Water - where the relational mind guards the Gate of Looks Within.

        Otter has the power of Air in Earth - where the relational mind transcends the limitations of the practical world.

WOOD ELEMENT

        Beaver has the power of Earth in Wood - a power to constructively transform the practical world.

        Elk has the power of Fire in Wood - a power to transform the interactive and enterprising social mind.

CRYSTAL ELEMENT

        Songbirds have the power of Air in Crystal - a power to focus and crystallize the relational mind by perspective.

        Deer has the power of Earth in Crystal - a power to focus and crystallize the practical world by meeting ordeals.

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        Given below are the planet positions and other details at the time of birth:

Sun     29 Tau 00               Uranus  16 Gem 26
Moon    18 Cap 18               Neptune  6 Lib 02
Mercury 16 Tau 29               Plu
to    9 Leo 37
Venus   25 Gem 46               N. Node 20 Gem 51
Mars    13 Leo 21               Asc.     8 Can 37
Jupiter 18 Lib 23               MC      22 Pis 47
Saturn  21 Can 08

Tropical/Placidus   Standard time observed.   GMT: 15:25:00
Time Zone: 8 hours West.   Lat & Long: 32 N 47 31   115 W 33 44

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction:  7 Deg 00 Min      Trine  :  5 Deg 00 Min
Opposition :  5 Deg 00 Min      Sextile:  4 Deg 00 Min
Square     :  5 Deg 00 Min      Combust:  3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunction 
to Fixed Star:  3 Deg 00 Min


MEDICINE WHEEL Native American astrology program copyright 2000  Dr. Randall C. Roffe

SUN AND MOON


        Sun is considered to be female and to govern the basic physical makeup and the mitochondrial DNA (the genetic mother line) of the individual, while Moon is considered male and is the Hunter or the desire and attraction element. Both Sun and Moon are considered measurers of the sky, and distributors of the energies of the ancient and eternal Star Clans. These ancient sources of genetic code are symbolized by the Totem Animals in the constellations and in the clans of the various tribes.

Sun in Beaver Place = Planting Moon (Sun in Taurus)

        The Tsalaki Moon of Middle Spring, when you were born, is called AniSgvti ("The Seeds") or Planting Moon. It corresponds to the Southeast direction and to midmorning. At this time of year the Flowering Dogwood blooms in the Great Smokies, signaling that all danger of frost is past and it is safe to plant corn. During this Moon the people have the first Corn Dance of the year, celebrating the planting.

        Planting Moon People are born when food is available but everyone must work hard to get it. In the first few months of life they witness the growth of nature and the results of the peoples' labors. This makes them very practical and industrious. They are sensual, yet responsible and cautious. They are optimistic and enjoy a celebration. They have a strong concern for the community.

        The Sun Guardian of this Moon is the Beaver and yellow is its color. Beaver is pragmatic and constructive, building the dams that filter the waters of the wilderness, making a home for itself and its family and many other creatures besides. Beaver dwells in the Middle Realm of Wood in Earth, and is capable of going into the Below Realm as well. Beaver (Dayi) is also the Guardian of Plants that cleanse Lymph and Gall Bladder. This industrious animal is monogamous for a season and sometimes more, with strong family ties. Beaver also stays local and does not travel far. You have many of the Beaver's qualities, giving formation, industry and filtration, but oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle for you.

        The Elk is the partner of the Beaver, and sometimes the two animals cooperate in managing the flow of streams for mutual benefit.

        Mouse, Deer and Rabbit people are harmonious with Beaver people as all go about their business. Panther people may prey upon Beaver but Beaver is usually safe from Panther. Beaver's dam and water hole is a favorite hunting spot for Panther.

        Otter is a nuisance to Beaver, their playfulness and sober industry respectively being irritating to each other. Alligator is a problem for Beaver and sometimes very threatening. Alligator does not like Beaver in its domain, Beaver's dam blocking its path. And Snake is also a danger to Beaver, who blunders into Snake's secret places during busy construction activities.

        Red Hawk and Beaver are seldom a problem for each other. Songbirds and Bear also get along alright with Beaver.

Moon in Deer Place (Moon in Capricorn)

        The Moon was with the Deer Hunter when you were born. Deer Hunter is vulnerable to the vengeance of the Tiny Deer Spirit unless he takes all the precautions that the Deer People have taught. This vengeance causes depression, discouragement, lack of energy, and stiffness. Deer Hunter would like to be like Deer but it is a difficult path. Deer is nonaggressive unless protecting its family and has excellent practical protective senses. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Metal/Crystal in Earth, Deer is also the Guardian of Plants for Injuries, the Musculoskeleton and Large Intestine in Kvniakati herbal medicine. Its color is ice blue. The Deer are all polygamous animals, and travel moderately far in small herds. You have many pragmatic Deer qualities that come from the Middle Realm, giving stability, responsibility and toughness. Emphasis of hardening processes may incline to stiffness and inflexibility. You can be serious, undemonstrative of emotion, and moody.

        Emotionally, here is how you relate to the other Medicine Animals and their Hunters:

        The Deer is the partner Guardian of the Songbirds, and the two animals are often associated in nature. Some Songbirds eat the insect pests that bother the Deer, and warn the Deer of danger. The Deer likewise offer some protection to the Songbirds, and when the Deer eat barks and roots they expose insects that the Songbirds eat.

        Panther's relationship with Deer is an intimate predator-prey. Deer fears Panther but succumbs to his hypnotic gaze, and Panther respects Deer who is also strong and a good fighter.

        Deer knows that only a small number of Snakes are really dangerous. Snake often gets along well with Deer, at least some kinds of Snakes do. Snake and Deer have a special relationship and they guard the Ginseng plants together.

        Elk and Deer are natural competitors for food but mostly avoid each other. Deer likewise are neutral toward the Otter and the Alligator whom they seldom encounter, although accidents between Deer and Alligator do occur.

        Mouse and Beaver get along very well and peacefully with Deer as they all go about their business and warn one another of danger. Sometimes they share food with each other.

        Bear and Red Hawk are fearsome to Deer because they are known to eat young fawns. Deer stands his ground against them with great determination. They are not as stealthy as Panther so Deer is able to fight them or flee more effectively.

        Rabbit is very spooky to Deer, being unpredictable and able to cause Deer to lose sure footing. Rabbit finds Deer inconsiderate.

Moon Trine Mercury:

        The Moon Hunter and the Younger Relative are closely associated within your being, giving you much mental imagination and emotional communicativeness.

Moon Square Jupiter:

        The Moon Hunter and the Older Relative are closely associated within your being, encouraging you to be growth-oriented, optimistic, very social, and emotionally generous. Effects of excess socializing and assimilating can lead to swelling or over-accumulation. Excesses cry for simpler living.

Moon Opposition Saturn:

        The Moon Hunter and the Ordeal Star are closely associated within your being. You are rather an emotional loner, appreciative of solitude, and you may also be very periodically moody or depressed. Emotional insecurity and fears may periodically affect you strongly. Water imbalances in the body are related to emotional stagnation, cramps, dryness, moodiness, and depression.

THE SEVEN HEAVENS


        The Ascendant is known as the First Heaven position and tells us about the relationship of the person to all Seven Heavens of human ideation, as well as their aspirations and how they fit into the world and the afterworld. Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, Third Heaven with the eleventh house, Fourth Heaven with the seventh house, Fifth Heaven with the eighth house, Sixth Heaven with the ninth house, and Seventh Heaven with the midheaven or tenth house.

        Thus, First, Second and Third Heavens are in the East, and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Heavens are in the West. The Heavens can be measured approximately by the breadth of your hand held at arm's length.

        The First Heaven is closest to this Middle Realm where human events occur and certain land animals have power. The second through sixth houses of Western Astrology are below the horizon and represent the Below Realm where swimming and burrowing animals have power. The other Heavens represent the Above Realm where birds have power.

        The Second and Fifth Heavens are tests, where flaws within the self and losses, enemies or opponents may be encountered. The Third and Sixth Heavens are more like most modern people's idea of a Heaven of harmony and communion. Fourth Heaven is the test of relationship, the heaven/hell conundrum, where the true self as well as the false self can be encountered in relationship, and balance restored when the false self is released. Finally, Seventh Heaven, the highest Heaven in Cherokee cosmology, is beyond formal conception: the balanced individual.

Asc. in Rabbit Place (Asc. in Cancer)

        The Guardian of your Ascendant in the Tsalaki tradition is the Trickster Rabbit and white is its color. For many tribes across the continent, the Coyote is the Trickster animal of the South, while for the Tsistsista (Cheyenne) it is the Mouse. Rabbit dwells in the Middle Realm of Water in Earth. Tsistu has qualities of innocence, nurturing, calming and comforting as well as trickery, self-calming and deception. This unpredictable animal is promiscuous but protective of its young. Rabbit also stays local and does not travel far. You have many of the Rabbit's qualities, and oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle for you.

        Rabbit gives a prominent philtrum (the groove on the upper lip) and a busy mouth. Rabbit talks plenty but listens even more; he listens to everything. Rabbit people have mobile facial expressions and expressive ears. They bundle themselves up to feel secure, then they sit and twitch a little bit in their warmth. They are easily spooked and like to surprise others also. They are creatures of habit and they can be overly dependent. Despite their apparent mild gentleness, they are really fierce fighters, and they are of course very passionate and possessive lovers.

        Rabbit (Tsistu) is also the Guardian of Soothing Digestive and Milk-Producing Herbs. This includes Pearly Everlasting, Sweet Root, Fennel Seed, and Slippery Elm. These grow in the thickets and meadows of the Rabbit.

        With Rabbit Rising, Bear qualities are submerged in the Lower Realms of the inner self, and Rabbit may skeptically deny its deep introspective abilities and unnecessarily fear Death. The Rabbit approach governs the First Heaven position and tells us about your relationship to all Seven Heavens of human ideation. First Heaven Rabbit tells us that your aspiration is to demonstrate your awareness and sensitivity in this Middle Realm world. You fit into this world and the afterworld by first being very still, and then by moving quickly, contrarily and deceptively.

        Second Heaven is associated with the twelfth house, and for you this is called Second Heaven Songbirds. This means you can be unable to be flexible and versatile, and you may predictably retreat into your burrow to avoid predators or opponents. Your hiding places are almost always very obvious to all the other animals. Your weakness is this tendency to retreat even from blessings, and Songbirds types may be your secret enemies in the world above. Second Heaven is very much a potential obstacle in your quest for the Highest or Seventh Heaven.

        Third Heaven is associated with the eleventh house, and for you this is called Third Heaven Beaver. This gives natural industry and resignation, and friends who have these qualities.

        Fourth Heaven is associated with the seventh house, and for you this is called Fourth Heaven Deer. If, in life, one makes it through the First Three Heavens, then one can fully encounter someone else in a relationship that, at first, seems like the final goal of the soul's evolution. Opposites both attract and repel, and in the Fourth Heaven you encounter your opposite, the Deer. When you develop a tougher attitude and more ability to remain still rather than bolting, it probably comes from your learning through relationship. When this level is achieved it feels like the highest heaven, but it is not - it is just the powerful reconciliation of opposites. For Rabbit to develop the unsentimental qualities of Deer is the great step toward self integration.

        Fifth Heaven is associated with the eighth house, and for you this is called Fifth Heaven Otter. This is a level of self growth that can be perilous for it is a place where one can encounter enemies and danger. Here you encounter the energies within yourself that encourage enmity with others, and for you the potential enmity is with your partner animal the Otter. Otter is much more of a taker of risks than you will ever be. Remember that those who move in a way that you would consider dangerously reckless may present a hazard to you, often without their even intending to.

        Sixth Heaven is associated with the ninth house, and for you this is called Sixth Heaven Panther. As you near your high goal of finally achieving a state of energy and dynamism, you gradually develop more and more of your natural subtlety and more capacity for aggression as you educate yourself.

        Seventh Heaven is associated with the midheaven or tenth house, a place of great soul integration and balance for you. By the time you reach this point of growth, you have dealt with the balance of Rabbit and Deer for some time and have also begun to realize the hidden weaknesses of Bear that lie deep within you. Seventh Heaven Red Hawk represents your achievement of dynamic high energy, which for most Rabbit Rising people is an elusive goal.

        The partner Guardian of Rabbit is Otter, both of whom can be evasive and unpredictable. Otter has a better sense of humor and is less sensitive and passionate than Rabbit. The two get along at times still.

        Although Panther is a natural predator enemy of Rabbit, Rabbit loves to try to outwit Panther and considers him the ultimate challenge to try to trick, next to Snake. The funny thing is, Rabbit actually likes to be chased.

        Bear and Red Hawk both find Rabbit to be an aggravation and they are frequently angry at him. Red Hawk especially is a real threat to Rabbit and can catch him better than the land predators can.

        Rabbit spooks Deer frequently and enjoys it, much to Deer's aggravation. They also compete for food and argue frequently.

        Alligator and Songbirds do not pay Rabbit much attention.

        Mouse and Beaver get along well with Rabbit and are most sensitive and compatible with one another. They understand Rabbit's fears and appreciate his distractions.

MERCURY - THE YOUNGER RELATIVE


        Mercury is known as the Younger Relative and deals with the functions that children perform in traditional society: communication and helpfulness. It also relates to that mental part of us that is inquisitive and that learns, so the position of Younger Relative tells us about how someone learns, remembers and communicates. The Younger Relative, like the Winged Serpent, is never very far away from the Sun.

Mercury in Beaver Place (Mercury in Taurus)

        The Younger Relative was with Beaver when you were born, which may give hoarseness, speech impairment, auditory disturbances, or too much wind in throat. The mental qualities are steady and industrious, occupied with practical matters. The mind dwells in the Middle Realm of Wood in Earth and can be constructive but unimaginative. Beaver is so busy working, he does not always speak clearly or listen well. The mind remains local and habitual; it does not travel far.

        Beaver's voice and communication style is to the point and practical. He may be distracted with his mind on his work, or he may have a mouthful of chips while he is talking. His voice is hoarse or toothy, even bucktoothed. He gestures little but may slap the water suddenly as a warning.

Mercury Square Mars:

        Younger Relative Star and the Red Eagle were in close interaction when you were born. This brings a certain hyperexcitability of the nerves and the communication style. You are very energetic but this energy may be erratic.

THE WINGED SERPENT AS MORNING OR EVENING STAR


        Venus is known as Quetzalcoatl, Quetzal or Winged Serpent. It tells us about the creative, passionate, associative, sensual, aesthetic and pattern-seeking part of a person. The Quetzal is a beautiful Central American green bird with very long tail feathers that trail behind it like a serpent as it flies. In the reconciliation of the solunar calendar, Winged Serpent gives us a reference point for a longer cycle. Quetzal, the Winged Serpent, known to tribes all over the continent, is about harmonizing Red Hawk and Dark Serpent energies to seek a higher level which is no longer predatory.

        The Winged Serpent, like the Younger Relative, is never very far from the Sun, although he may be found as much as two Medicine Animals (the equivalent of Western Astrology's signs) away on the Medicine Wheel. Winged Serpent appears as either a Morning Star or as an Evening Star, and may appear to be close to the Sun and thus unlikely to be seen, or may appear to be further away, thus appearing high in the eastern dawn or western dusk.

        The appearance of Venus as Morning Star at the time of someone's birth is traditionally considered to be indicative of an individual who uses the momentum of the created universe for their own purposes. Such an individual is considered to be a "young soul", still gathering experiences and powers. Morning Star People can have powerful creative abilities, but can sometimes get caught up in selfish activities. They may confuse their own impulses with what is good for the tribe, community, or planet as a whole, and they may also confuse others who mistakenly become their followers. A small number of Morning Star People fall into the path of selfish conjuring, leading ultimately to their downfall. Morning Star People can be very charismatic before they finally burn out. They can also learn self-restraint and can be very creative people.

        Evening Star People, on the other hand, are more "experienced souls" who are on the path of Return to Spirit. This does not make them any better or worse than Morning Star People, but there is a different depth of motive in their actions and attitudes. A small number of Evening Star People are highly experienced older souls who although already returning to Great Spirit, offer their experience unselfishly for the benefit of their people. These older souls are very seldom recognized by the general public, who seem to prefer the more dazzling charisma of Morning Star leadership.

        Great importance is placed on Venus, the Winged Serpent, its position in the Heavens and among the Animal Guardians, and most importantly, whether in the Morning Star or Evening Star phase.

Venus as Evening Star - Direct Motion

        The Winged Serpent Venus appeared as an Evening Star the day when you were born. Evening Star People are generally considered more "experienced souls" who are on the path of Return to Spirit. This does not make them any better or worse than Morning Star People, but there is a different depth of motive in their actions and attitudes. A small number of Evening Star People are highly experienced older souls who although already returning to Great Spirit, offer their experience unselfishly for the benefit of their people. These older souls are very seldom recognized by the general public, who seem to prefer the more dazzling charisma of Morning Star leadership.

        When you were born Venus was moving in direct motion, away from the Sun, but moving ahead of it as well. Most of your social exchanges are in accord with greater purposes which you may not fully recognize. You are able to respond to higher powers than most are able to see or know. This enables you to be able to offer much of your experience for other's benefit even when you do not fully understand what you are sharing. Individuals with this stellar combination would be among those chosen for certain spiritual training to learn the ways of the Adawehi or angelic beings.

Venus in Songbirds Place (Venus in Gemini)

        Winged Serpent was with Songbirds when you were born, and this brings a delightful dance of volatility that is more copasetic than a combination of potentially chaotic winged beings usually can be. Creativity goes in many directions, and social communication graces are shining though sometimes shallow. Songbirds communicate not only among themselves, but also inform all the other animals of the goings and doings of each other including who is going with whom.

        Songbirds dwell in the Above Realm of Metal/Crystal in Air, and are capable of distant travel though they mostly travel a lot locally. They are usually monogamous for a season and sometimes more, with a herdlike tendency to move in large groups. You have many of the Songbirds' qualities, giving relation, communication, rhythm and variety, although scatteredness, frequent changes of loyalty or lack of focus may be obstacles for you.

MARS - THE RED EAGLE


        Mars is known as Red Eagle, Red Hawk or Red Condor in various North American tribes, or sometimes as the Fire Star. Red Eagle is the heat of the survival instinct which is often predatory and aggressive. The warrior qualities it brings were often appreciated by the very strongly ritualized Native American warriors.

Mars in Alligator Place (Mars in Leo)

        The Red Hawk Star (also known as the Red Eagle or Condor) was with the Alligator when you were born. Alligator has great aggressive strength, but is very slow to be provoked unless its family is threatened. Alligator or Tsulaski dwells in the Below Realm of Fire, and is also the Guardian of Heart and Circulation Herbs in Kvniakati herbal medicine. The alligators are promiscuous animals or nearly so, and pretty much stay in the same pond their entire territorial lives. The Wolf and the Fox are sometimes associated with this direction. You have many Alligator qualities that come from the Below Realm of Fire, giving social circulation and entertainment skills and temporal leadership. Excess of fire can rise into the head from overaccumulation in the heart, causing attitudes of arrogance or self-importance and an overly dramatic, fiery temper.

JUPITER - THE OLDER RELATIVE


        Jupiter is known as the Older Relative and is considered as a source of guidance and wisdom, called Poia by the Blackfeet and other Algonquian tribes.

Jupiter in Bear Place (Jupiter in Libra)

        Older Relative was with Bear when you were born, and this brings a strong sense of harmony and indulgent good will toward most others most of the time. There are occasional consequences of overindulgence but you good-naturedly sleep it off. Bear is usually nonaggressive unless insulted or intruded upon, and has poor vision but excellent sense of smell and intuition. Dwelling in the Middle Realm of Water in Air, the bears are all monogamous for a season, then they angrily avoid their mates. They do not usually travel very far and are often solitary.

        You have many Bear qualities that come from the Middle Realm of the Gate of Sleep and Death, the place of Judgment. Lethargy, indecision or introverted withdrawal may be a problem for you, but you have reflection, intuition, dream power and usually patience in abundance. Older Relative Bears are cautious, polite and thorough. They try to think as others think and feel as others feel, and have a strong sense of pattern, form and harmony.

Jupiter Square Saturn:

        Older Relative and Ordeal Star were in close interaction when you were born, bringing long-term generational and political issues into your life. Many things happen in seven-year cycles and lecithin/cholesterol metabolism defects can result from the stressful combination. The usually generous, magnanimous energies of the Older Relative and the Councils of Elders are restricted or restrained by the Ordeal Star. The Medicine Animals of the Elder Relative and Ordeal Stars, already described, give further insight into the nature of this inner relationship.

SATURN - THE ORDEAL STAR


        Saturn is known as the Ordeal Star or Sickness Star. Ordeals were considered preferable to sickness and could stave off misfortunes by a kind of atonement. Meeting one's ordeals has always been considered an essential part of indigenous people's life, and a great source of learning and strength.

Saturn in Rabbit Place (Saturn in Cancer)

        The Ordeal Star was with the Rabbit when you were born. Your Ordeal, like others born in the same two and one half year period, is with the Trickster Rabbit. For many tribes across the continent, the Coyote is the Trickster animal of the South, while for the Tsistsista (Cheyenne) it is the Mouse. Rabbit dwells in the Middle Realm of Water in Earth. Rabbit (Tsistu) is also the Guardian of Soothing Digestive and Milk-Producing Herbs. Tsistu has qualities of innocence, nurturing, calming and comforting as well as trickery, self-calming and deception. This unpredictable animal is promiscuous but protective of its young. Rabbit also stays local and does not travel far. You have many of the Rabbit's qualities and weaknesses, and oversecurity or overcomfort may be an obstacle for you. Coldness and hardening in the breast and abdomen, or weakened immune system may be among your weaknesses.

OTHER INFLUENCES


        Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and other outer or otherwise invisible planets are not used in our traditional astrology which is observational in its methods. For the same reasons, what is known as the second through sixth houses are not consulted, as they are below the horizon and thus not visible or measurable except by inference. All below-the-horizon bodies, and what are considered second through sixth house functions, are considered to be associated with the hidden self. Many aspects and qualities of below-the-horizon planets are remembered or inferred from what was recently visible.

        Native American astrologers used a number of stars and constellations in their interpretations as well. Many tribes considered themselves to be at least partially descended from Pleiadians or Syrians.

        You have the following conjunctions to fixed stars in your chart:
Castor and Pollux Conjunct Saturn
Pleiades Conjunct Sun


Castor and Pollux Conjunct a planet

The Two Fighting Stars - The Twin Fists - alpha/beta Geminorum

        Castor and Pollux These two nearby star systems may have had, or still may have an ancient conflict. They are considered to be cousins of the Sun by many tribes. You are likely belligerent, argumentative, and may tend to become involved in conflict between relatives or erstwhile friends/neighbors. There is an inclination to rivalry and competition.

Pleiades Conjunct a planet

The Feather Dancers - The Seven Sisters - eta Tauri -Alcyone, Atlas, Electra, Maia, Merope, Taygeta (and Celaeno, Asterope and Pleione) - stars said to have had contact with humanity, figuring prominently in ancient legends around the world including legends of the origins of humanity. The ursiform (bear-shaped) six with an unseen seventh (eighth? ninth?) star form the star cluster. This group of stars gives deep sentimentality and longing for the unattainable, even weepiness. This adds a spiritual dimension that tempers the variability. Still, there is much obsessiveness and unsatisfied longing.