Native Zodiac

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 The western zodiac signs were created by the Babylonians their astrological charts enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events, which is quite significant. They used to reflect the characteristics of the personality of a person’s future such as a bad day or the day you will get married among many other significant things. The western zodiac chart of; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces have characteristics for the people born under them, such as the Pisces being emotional or the Aquarius being sarcastic in a big way.

 

 Many don’t know that the Native Americans, that are 7,108 miles away from the Middle East also have a zodiac sign. They consist of the animal totems that a person is born under. Their astrology signs also have personality traits, for instance, a person born February 26  has the wolf totem making them emotional much like the Pisces of the western zodiac. A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribe’s tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides. This shows a very strange yet intriguing fact, the signs of the native and western zodiac have the same personalities. Two civilizations that are separated by the Atlantic ocean or 7,108 miles have a chart that particularly shows personalities correlate with a person ‘s birth. This means that there actually is some truth to astrology. To Native Americans  “Native Americans astrology really has been, and still is definitely an integral part of their culture and tradition.” (.two feathers.co.) in medieval times European astrologists were seen as healers, asking the stars how to cure it, which specifically is quite significant. Both used the star charts to cure ailments and added philosophy into medicine making it more art than science.  But When it comes to stars maybe there is science behind them. 

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