The custom of venerating a spirit animal goes back to ancient times. Curiously, the tradition of spiritism can be traced back to different cultures, religions and teachings, where Vedic astrology is no exception. In this article, you will read about how to find your spirit animal by date of birth.
This is a symbolic representation of your spirit guide as an animal. Its image can be used as a talisman, emblem, coat of arms, statuette or decoration. It is believed that the patron animal by date of birth is an animal which we feel a very strong connection with and which can influence us throughout our life.
In shamanism, a spirit animal speaks of traits and skills that a person needs to learn, acquire, or master. Totems have been used in shamanic practice throughout human history. Hunters and warriors of ancient civilizations depicted their prey on walls during ceremonies to bless and provide abundant hunting, as well as to thank the spirit of the animal sacrificed. Ancient tribes, religions and spiritual traditions have incorporated animal symbolism into their practice in one form or another.
Many traditions believe that a spirit animal is a spirit who stays with you for life, both in the physical and in the spiritual world. Although humans can identify with various animal guides throughout their lives, it is the spirit animal that acts as the main guardian spirit. The spirit is believed to guide you in all aspects of your life: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically. Although you will most likely identify with different animals throughout your life, the spirit animal acts as the main guardian spirit, in other words, it is your spirit animal.
There are several ways to determine your spirit animal. One of them is by your date of birth in accordance with the Indian horoscope.
Otter (January 20 – February 18)
The otter lives outside the box, has certain quirks. People born under this spirit are very creative and often apply their skills in their work. Otters are good friends, wonderful parents, and caring heads of family.
Wolf (February 19 – March 20)
The wolf is deep and sensitive. This is a consummate and passionate lover. At the same time, the wolf is independent – it needs time to be alone. If a wolf finds a mate who understands this need, their union can last for a very long time.
Falcon (March 21 – April 19)
You are appreciated for your authoritative opinion, quick action, and persistence. Initiative is your middle name. Falcon works well in a team-centered environment where his opinion is respected. Also, the falcon is a pleasant company.
Beaver (April 20 – May 20)
Beaver has a natural flair for business by doing everything with amazing efficiency. They also possess impressive mental acuity and persistence. With close people, the beaver is faithful, kind, generous and supports well in difficult times.
Deer (May 21 – June 20)
The deer is a gentle person with a good sense of humor. Deer possess great communication skills, he is nice to have a chat with. Deers are party people, they often get invitations to events in the first place. They are very cheerful people.
Woodpecker (June 21 – July 21)
Woodpeckers are the best partners and friends. They are loyal, caring and funny people. Devotion and romance adorn their “feathers”, and the woodpecker has a practical mind, knows how to properly plan a family budget.
Salmon (July 22 – August 22)
If the salmon has an idea, everyone wants to participate in its implementation, because developed intuition gives them an advantage in success. This is a purposeful person who, in a relationship with his partner, provides stability and sensuality.
Bear (August 23 – September 22)
The bear is the most balanced animal, always offering sound reasoning, taking into account different opinions. Despite the way they look in nature, they are considered shy individuals capable of deep feelings. They are patient and generous.
Raven (September 23 – October 22)
Thanks to unbridled charm and craving for the beautiful, the crow is a good entrepreneur. He is a caring and generous person. The raven appreciates those who also know how to give and care. In relationships, he demonstrates romance and discernment.
Snake (October 23 – November 21)
Thanks to their natural sensitivity, snakes are good teachers and healers. They show humor and creative energy with friends and family, but when it comes to business and business, they take it very seriously.
Owl (November 22 – December 21)
These people love adventure and are not afraid to take risks. They are respectful of the environment and often show love for art and education. In a relationship, an owl is a good listener, but needs a partner who can be as easy-going as the owl is.
White goose (December 22 – January 19)
People, whose spirit is a white goose, are purposeful and determined. They are proud of their work and always strive for a successful result. When the goose finds the right match for itself, the union will be very sensual, playful and expressive.
How to recognize your spirit from the point of view of Vedic astrology? The nakshatra is the lunar constellation, or station, through which the moon passes. A total of 27 (sometimes 28) nakshatras are known, each of which speaks of an internal “program”, a way of thinking, emotionality, and human intuition. You can find out your nakshatra by calculating the natal chart.
27 nakshatras correspond to 14 animals, each of which is a kind of spirit for humans. If you already know your nakshatra, find it in our list, and thus, you will define your spirit animal:
Horse: Ashwini, Shatabhisha
Elephant: Bharani, Revati
Goat / Sheep: Pushya, Krittika
Snake: Rohini, Mrigashira
Dog: Mula, Ardra
Cat: Ashlesha, Punarvasu
Rat: Magha, Purva Phalguni
Cow: Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Bhadrapada
Buffalo: Swati, Hasta
Tiger: Visakha, Chitra
Deer: Jyeshtha, Anuradha
Monkey: Purva Ashadha, Shravana
Leo: Purva Bhadrapada, Dhanishtha
Mongoose: Uttara Ashadha.
In Chinese culture a certain animal corresponds to each year. You can see which spirit you have using the eastern horoscope:
|Totem||Year of birth|
|Rat||1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020|
|Bull||1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021|
|Tiger||1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022|
|Rabbit||1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023|
|Dragon||1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024|
|Snake||1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025|
|Horse||1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026|
|Sheep||1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027|
|Monkey||1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028|
|Rooster||1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029|
|Dog||1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030|
|Pig||1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031|
What can be identified knowing your spirit animal?
A spirit animal can tell a lot about a person. The first thing to pay attention to is the characteristic habits of the animal that is your spirit.
The behavior characteristic of a spirit animal indicates the characteristics of a person’s character. So, for example, the slowness of an elephant, the agility of a rat, the agility of a monkey, the majesty of a lion or the endurance of a buffalo can be attributed to the characters of the people whose spirits are these animals.
By the spirit, you can also understand how compatible two people are with each other. First, you need to build on what type of spirit animal belongs to: a predator or herbivore. Apparently it is hard for the opposite types to find the common ground.
Secondly, one should consider how well or poorly animals get along in reality. Thus, one can hardly expect peace between a cat and a dog, a tiger and a cow, or a snake and a mongoose.
Third, look at whether it is a domestic animal or a wild one. The simplest example: a very successful combination is of a sheep (goat) and a dog. People with these spirits will surely be able to build strong relationships, be it friendship, partnership or love.
Since ancient times, spirit animals have been considered the patrons of people. The spirit provided protection from evil spirits, help in difficult matters. Spirits were revered, sacrifices were made to them.
A spirit animal can give a person strength, protect him from troubles. Sacrifice in the modern world is not worth making, but we do not recommend giving up worship. Carry with you an amulet in the form of an image of a spirit beast, place an animal figurine at home. Turn to the spirit when you need an energy boost, feel insecure or lack inspiration.
There are several ways to identify a spirit beast without calculating the nakshatra.
The first option is spirit meditation. Make yourself comfortable, remove the disturbing noise, and close your eyes. While meditating, breathe calmly and concentrate on one point, think about the spirit, but not about a specific beast. After a while, the point will begin to acquire the features of an animal. Remember it, this is your spirit animal.
The second option is to see a spirit in a dream. In order to summon a spirit beast to sleep, it is necessary, even while awake, to concentrate all thoughts on finding it. Think about it, imagine that you are looking for it in your head, but do not connect logic – immerse yourself in mental search. Before bed, do not read a book, do not watch TV – protect yourself from anything that can distract your thoughts. Falling asleep, take a comfortable position, try not to toss and turn. In a dream you will see your spirit animal.