Birth dates: July 22 – August 21
Birth Totem is: Salmon
Clan of: Thunderbird / Hawk (Fire Chief)
Wind is: South
Directional Totem is: Coyote
Conscious intent is: To Create
Motive of Higher Self is: Gain Insight
Keywords: Creative. Passionate. Courageous. Loyal. Prideful
Birth Totem Salmon is an individual whose outer personality is driven by the need to Create and have dominion over his/her environment.
The desire to create is motivated by Birth Totem Salmons desire to leave a lasting impression. Depending upon what level of personality the Salmon individual is choosing to operate from, this may manifest itself as either the desire to inspire others through their own example, and thus be as a lantern in the night, or they may be operating from the desire to bring acknowledgment for the achievements they have made to assuage the feelings of self-doubt which may carry them until they learn the lesson of Self-acceptance.
Just as the Salmon is driven home to spawn, the individual who has Salmon as his/her Birth Totem, is most fulfilled when exploring the depths of his/her own soul (home) so that a true work of art may be given birth in the form of poetry, paintings, or the less tangible creation of ideas.
Life’s emotional currents may run deep, and at times tumultuous, yet as the Salmon will forge its way upstream against seemingly impossible odds so that they may propagate their species, Birth Totem Salmon will become truly Whole when he/she has conquered the currents that roil within their own hearts.
Only once he/she has learned that the Destination is not the End, and that life’s currents are not always an upstream battle, when the realization is made that one must delve within for the Answers they desperately seek, may they find the insight which is the Birth Right of this Totem. Then, as they swim in the deep clear waters of Awareness and Understanding, they will realize that the doorway to Home has always been Within.
Independence, Potential, Adaptation
Fish can teach us to adapt to all environments;
they can teach us to streamline our lives;
they can give us protection when we need it;
and connect us to the creative element of life: water.
A Fish swimming down symbolizes the involution of spirit,
while a Fish swimming up is the evolution of the spirit.
They reveal the strength of the currents of our lives
and see clearly in the murky waters of the future.
When Fish entered your life as a Totem, it will often signal one of the senses
being awakened: visions, prophetic dreams, or clairaudience is possible.
There will be greater contact with the spiritual realm
An increased ability to get a “feel” for others — especially in healers.
Salmon brings the opportunity for a pilgrimage or the clarity to a one that we have been on.
This spiritual journey will transform us and life will never be the same