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Cherokee Astrology

Cherokee Astrology

Animal Medicine in the Stars

Explains the ancient astrological system sacred to the Cherokee and how to use it in the modern world

• Provides easy-to-use format for determining what signs and numbers rule the day of your birth and what influence they have on your destiny

• Includes a traditional Cherokee ephemeris through 2015

An essential aspect of Cherokee religion is the belief that everything on Earth is the reflection of a star. This includes not only people and animals but also trees, rivers, stones, and mountains--all sentient beings to the Cherokee. Astrology has always played a strong role in the Cherokee tradition because of this belief, but unlike our Western system of astrology, Cherokee astrology is based on a 260-day Venus calendar, which includes 20 individual day signs and 13 numbers. It was the task of the Cherokee daykeeper to coordinate this calendar with those of the Sun and the Moon to determine the most auspicious times for ceremonies as well as to understand the star wisdom carried back to Earth by each newborn child. The day sign of a child explains his or her strengths and weaknesses; the number explains the individual’s role in the great cosmic scheme.

Raven Hail, an elder of the Cherokee nation, provides insightful descriptions for each of the twenty signs that identify characteristics of those born under a particular day sign and gives the meanings of the thirteen numbers that determine the significance of that sign in the larger scheme of life. The author has translated the traditional Cherokee ephemeris into an easy-to-use format that allows readers to quickly determine which sign rules the day of their birth and which number has influence over it.
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  • Bear & Company | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781591430872 | 
  • January 2008
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A reading for Natal Day August 5, 1952: 12 Deer


DEER
AHWU'SDI

Direction: West--Where the Wind blows free; sensitivity; compromise in relations with others, away from an accent on self.

Symbol: Stag

Color: Tawny beige

Stone: Turquoise

Element: Earth

Flower: Deer eye (black-eyed Susan)

Herb: Rabbit tobacco (life everlasting)

THE TWENTY DAY SIGNS

In the Sky this Sign is represented by the constellation Galagina, the Stag--otherwise known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades Star... see more

About the Author

Raven Hail

Raven Hail (1921-2005) was a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She was the editor of The Raven Speaks, a monthly journal of Cherokee culture, and also wrote The Raven's Tales, Windsong, The Pleiades Stones, and Cherokee Astrology.

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