The Harvest Moon~Brown Bear
In Native American Astrology, individuals born from August 23- September 22nd are born during the Harvest Moon! Their plant totem is the Violet and their animal totem is the Brown Bear! Their mineral/gemstone is the Amethyst, which is lilac, and their color is regal purple, also the color of the delicate Violet.
The amethyst is said to have healing qualities and is sometimes used during spiritual attunements. Amethyst possesses the ability to protect its wearer from the intoxicating effects of alcohol and other addictions. It alleviates stress, anxiety, headaches, and calms the mind. Placing amethyst near your bed assures a restful sleep.
Folks born during this time also belong to the Turtle Elemental Clan. Turtles are wise souls. They are strong and carry their homes on their back; symbolic of Goddess Mother Earth. They methodically take one step at a time; one day at a time. Turtle is strong, patient, protective, creative, and stable.
Brown bear people are discriminating and analytical resulting in good judgment. Bears possess power of introspection. Bear also symbolizes the receptive energy of the feminine, and utilizes right brain thinking…or intuition.
The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is a species of bear that can reach masses of 130–700 kg (290–1550 pounds). The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), the Kodiak Bear and the Mexican Brown Bear are North American subspecies of the Brown Bear. It is sometimes referred to poetically as the bruin.
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~The Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality
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