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Working With The Animal Totems

21 March – 19 April (N. Hemisphere)
22 September – 22 October (S. Hemisphere)

Birth and Animal Totem: Falcon
Elemental Clan: Fire Clan- Hawk
Personality: Active. Powerful. Impetuous.
Positive Traits: Daring. Adventurous. Good Natured.
Negative Traits: Arrogant. Impatient. Pretentious.
Compatibilities: Salmon and Owls.

Falcons are full of initiative, but often rush in to make decisions that they may later regret. Lively and extroverted, they have enthusiasm for new experience but can sometimes lack persistence.

About FALCON Birth Totem

Native American Animal Symbols ~ FALCON Birth Totem

A natural born leader, the Falcon can always be looked upon for clear judgment in sticky situations. Furthermore, the characteristics for this Native American animal symbol never wastes time, rather he/she strikes while the iron is hot, and takes action in what must be done. Ever persistent, and always taking the initiative, the Falcon is a gem of a personality to have for projects or team sports. The Falcon can be a little on the conceited side – but he/she is usually right in his/her opinions – so a little arrogance is understood. In a supportive environmental the Falcon "soars" in his/her ability to maintain passion and fire in relationships, and always remaining compassionate. Left to his/her own devices, the Falcon can be vain, rude, intolerant, impatient, and over-sensitive.

The Falcon and His or Her Partner

Falcon and Falcon

Two Falcons not only share the same totem but also the element fire. A certain amount of agreement can be taken for granted. However, both are powerful people who have lots od drive and assertiveness and rather little patience. This is probably their greatest problem. On the other hand, both can move mountains.

Falcon and Beaver

While both signs have the East Wind in common--which gives them a positive attitude toward life--the somewhat more deliberate Beaver might interfere with Falcon's need to be active. On the other hand, Beaver might influence Falcon to be more constructive and productive. As a compensation, however, Falcon would have to slow down every now and then.

Falcon and Deer

Here the East Wind and the elements fire and air promise that this couple will get along well and have positive and fulfilling relationship. The vitality of Falcon and the rich ingenuity of Deer compliment each other, and boredom seems foreign. This pair cam be creative professionally and personally.

Falcon and Woodpecker

This combination could be problematic. The water element of Woodpecker extinguishes the fire element of Falcon. On the other hand, the fire might simply cause the water to evaporate. Good intensions alone will not suffice. In such a relationship, Falcon needs to be more considerate and Woodpecker more open. These requirements are precisely what both partners find so difficult to exercise.

Falcon and Salmon

Salmon will have a few problems adjusting to and becoming involved with Falcon, and visa versa. The element of fire, to which both belong, provides a good foundation. Also, their personalities and temperaments complement each other. It is only dominance or the need for both to be the leader that may cause some frustration. They combine East and South Winds, spring and summer.

Falcon and Brown Bear

At first sight, these two won't be very receptive toward each other. The fiery temperament of Falcon will most likely turn off the earth-bound and steady Brown Bear. But it is worthwhile for both to give the relationship a chance. Falcon's bold plans could have a solid foundation when supported by Brown Bear.

Falcon and Raven

The East Wind of Falcon, which brings initiative, could prove problematic for the West Wind of Raven, which indicates holding back and vice versa. At the same time, Falcon's element, fire, and Raven's element, air, do compliment each other. But in spite of this, both partners must work to create a harmonious relationship. Falcon is the quintessential single warrior, and Raven the diplomatic team member, such a combination requires compromise.

Falcon and Serpent

This is a combination of two deeply emotional and passionate people. Their partnership can be delightful as well as intriguing. Fire and water relationhips always tend to be problematic. Due to their respective elements, they might not be able to find common ground. The emotional spontaneity of Falcon can present a great contradiction to the deep and complicated emotions of Serpent.

Falcon and Owl

Owl, also ruled by the element fire, can truly enrich the life of Falcon. Falcon, full of idealism, could quickly ignite Owl's enthusiasm and passion. Together they will set out to conquer the world. Even on the less glamorous, private, and domestic side of life very few of their desires will remain unfulfilled.

Falcon and Goose

A relationship between Falcon and Goose is certainly one in which common ground can be found. Both feel strong determination and the need for achievement. However, the way a given action or project is approached is quite different for each--which could spell trouble. The combination of fire and earth always requires concessions, and neither Falcon nor Goose does well in that department.

Falcon and Otter

While their ruling winds--East and North--blow in different directions, the elements fire and air provide Falcon and Otter a promising foundation. It should not be too difficult for Falcon to get excited about the plans and ideas of Otter. He can even be helpful in making them come true. Otter, in turn, will repay Falcon with sincere, heartfelt openness and with an abundance of ideas that promise fun, excitememt, and entertainment for a long, long time.

Falcon and Wolf

Wolf is smart but also very sensitive and, therefore, cautious, a characteristic Falcon might not necessarily understand. Here is another meeting between fire and water. But there is something that unites them: the hope Wolf brings and the knowledge Falcon supplies. And both realize that nature is about to create new life, a season of rebirth, spring.


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Replies to This Discussion

This is my birth totem. I first remember reading about this birth totem system through Sun Bear a long time ago. I can say that I do find it hard to persist on completing projects, although I am very passionate. I find it intriguing that Falcon and its clan, Hawk, are compatible with Owl because Owl is considered the nocturnal version of Falcon/Hawk.


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