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Birth and Animal Totem: Woodpecker
Elemental Clan: Water Clan - Frog
Personality: Sensitive. Impressionable. Protective. Vulnerable.
Positive Traits: Creative. Compassionate. Thrifty. Sympathetic.
Negative Traits: Possessive. Temperamental. Unforgiving.
Compatibilities: Snakes, Wolves and Beavers.

Emotional and sensitive. Woodpeckers are warm to those closest to them, and willing to sacrifice their needs for those of their loved ones. They have lively imaginations but can be worriers.

About WOODPECKER Birth Totem:

Native American Animal Symbols ~ WOODPECKER Birth Totem

Woodpeckers are usually the most nuturing of all the Native American animal symbols. The consummate listener, totally empathic and understanding, the Woodpecker is the one to have on your side when you need support. Of course, they make wonderful parents, and equally wonderful friends and partners. Another proverbial feather in the Woodpeckers cap is the tendency to be naturally frugal, resourceful, and organized. In a nurturing environment the Woodpecker is of course caring, devoted, and very romantic. Left to his/her own devices the Woodpecker can be possessive, angry, jealous, and spiteful.

The Woodpecker and His or Her Partner

Woodpecker and Falcon

Woodpecker will be overwhelmed by the dynamism and spontaneity of Falcon. Woodpecker will be pleasantly surprised by Falcon's many talents, which he does not have. A harmonious relationship, however, is still not guaranteed. For a relationship to succeed, many differences must be overcome.

Woodpecker and Beaver

Beaver, a representative of the element earth, compliments Woodpecker's interests, desires, and needs. Both signs are domestic and caring; that's why they understand and indulge each other. The quiet strength of the reliable Beaver is food for Woodpecker's soul. Tenderness and romance will flower in this relationship.

Woodpecker and Deer

The sensitive Woodpecker longs for human touch, warmth, security, and a comfortable home. Stag's needs are quite different. He requires much personal freedom in order to satisfy his need for distraction, contact, and communication with other people. Woodpecker will quickly feel sad, neglected, and suffer quietly with the energetic, roving Deer.

Woodpecker and Woodpecker

This double-dose of the element water helps create a strong and intense relationship. Woodpecker and Woodpecker, due to their innate sensitivity, understand each other without words. Their emotional traits are very much alike; one could envy their harmony. While their relationship may lack dynamism, they don't care.

Woodpecker and Salmon

Salmon, influenced by the element fire, is considered forceful even domineering. On one hand, this could bother Woodpecker. On the other hand, Salmon radiates warmth and affection, traits Woodpecker delights in with all his heart. People born under the sign of the Woodpecker will, for just that reason, usually accept Salmon's leadership.

Woodpecker and Brown Bear

The two elements water and earth provide a harmonious and stable foundation for a fulfilling relationship. Brown Bear has a good grasp on reality and always remains practical. He can, therefore, provide good support for the sometimes moody Woodpecker. Also, the sensitive and emotionally engaged Woodpecker can coax the reserved Brown Bear out of his cave.

Woodpecker and Raven

While air (Raven) is able to move or even stir up water (Woodpecker), it cannot penetrate water's depth. That's why Ravens and Woopeckers have such difficulty finding common ground. They need something they both value to help balance the needs of both the soul and the intellect. If they are successful, they can learn much from each other and outgrow individual limitations.

Woodpecker and Serpent

These two totems or signs not only have the element water in common, they'll also find perfect harmony in the characteristics they share. Both Woodpecker and Serpent are emotionally charged people, capable of very deep emotions. Such a couple can reach emotional and erotic states that others can only dream about.

Woodpecker and Owl

The warmth and security Woodpecker needs can easily be supplied by Owl. Ruled by the element fire, Owl brings to the relationship a warm glow. Owl is also spontaneous and needs personal freedom. In his search for the great big world and meaning of life, Owl doesn't want to be tied down to a domestic life. That could create problems.

Woodpecker and Goose

While the elements water and earth get along well, contradictions between Woodpecker and Goose are given, due to their strong different personal interests and needs. In some instances, both compliment each other, but the trick is to find a golden middle a workable solution. This includes the need to compromise.

Woodpecker and Otter

A world could seperate Woodpecker and Otter. While Woodpecker is a domestic and sensitive creature, highly influenced by emotions, Otter is more drawn to the intellectual and idealistic side of life. The question is: where can they meet? To avoid frustration, both partners need to exercise tolerance and forbearance.

Woodpecker and Wolf

Both Woodpecker and Wolf belong to the element water, making them both highly sensitive. This combination is truly a relationship where heart and soul act in harmony. Thanks to their understanding, no desire will remain unfulfilled.


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