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Birth Totem - Otter - January 20th - February 18th

River Otter

Birth and Animal Totem: Otter (January 20th - February 18th).

Moon: Cleansing moon.

Season Aspect: The cleansing time.

Wind Relation: North winds.

Directional Relation: North.

Element Relation: Air.

Elemental clan: Butterfly clan.

Plant totem: Fern.

Mineral totem: Turquoise.

Polarity with: Salmon.

Color Aspect: Silver.

Musical vibration: E natural.

Personality: Sociable, talkative and independent.

Spiritual energy: Masculine energy.

Emotions: Creative, unconventional.

Positive traits: Inventive, soothing and very perceptive.

Negative traits: Nosy, unpredictable, often times too blunt.

Compatibilities: Crows, falcons and deer.

Conscious Desire: To gain knowledge.

Subconscious desire: To attain wisdom.

Spiritual Path: Applying spiritual knowledge to daily life.

Strengths: Tolerance, courage, is often an original thinker.

Weakness: Considered to be rebellious, and often times eccentric.

Keywords: Inventive, friendly, curious, independent, tactless.


Birth Totem Otter - January 20th - February 18th

Birth Totem Otter is an individual who has incarnated into this particular lifetime to immerse him/herself in the fountain of knowledge. As such, these souls will be in continual search of information, ideas and concepts that will provide a refreshing fountain from whence he/she will thirstily drink. However, as the fountain of knowledge is an eternal and never ending source, in their enthusiasm to glean as much knowledge as quickly as possible, there may exist a tendency within these individuals to skim the surface, rather than explore the deeper waters that would result in truer understanding.

By looking at the general inquisitiveness of the playful sea otter, we witness a creature that is capable of delving deep into the ocean waters to retrieve oysters encapsulated in shells. The otter will then rise to the surface of the water, float on his/her back and crack open the shell to retrieve the tasty morsel that awaits inside. Much like their birth totem, otter individuals have a deep-seated curiosity that leaves them hungry for all of the "oysters" of information that exist in a universal sea of knowledge. Yet the challenge for them is to not become so weighted down by the variety that is available to them that they are constantly picking up, then dropping each idea in favor for a new and more tantalizing one. Once birth totem otter individual can learn that true knowledge comes from applying experience to ideas, then he/she will then crack the shell of understanding to delight in the wisdom found within, thus fulfilling the soul’s higher purpose.

Birth Totem Otter


January 20 - February 18

Joy ~ Primal Feminine Energy

Always ready to play, Otter is always on the move and is very curious. Otter is joyful and assumes everyone is friendly until proven otherwise; they always welcome others into their lives with no preconceptions or suspicions. They will not start a fight unless attacked first. Otter wants to stabilize, sensitize and support, and is content to enjoy and share the good fortune of others. - excerpts from"Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sams

Otters awaken curiosity. They remind us that everything is interesting if we look at it from the right angle. Birth Totem Otter is in a continual search of information, ideas and concepts. However, in their enthusiasm to glean as much knowledge as quickly as possible, there may be a tendency to skim the surface, rather than explore the deeper waters that would result in truer understanding.

A little eccentric and unconventional, the Birth Totem Otter is a hard one to figure sometimes. The Otter Totem's methods aren't the first ones chosen to get the job done. This is a big mistake on the part of others because although unconventional, the Otter's methods are usually quite effective! The Otter Totem may have an unusual way of looking at things, but is equipped with a brilliant imagination and intelligence.

Otter Totem people are also broad minded and will try almost anything. Emotions affect them but rarely run deep. Self assured and reliant, they find it difficult to conform to rules and regulations.

Often very perceptive and intuitive, the Otter makes a very good friend, and can be very attentive. In a nurturing environment, the Otter Totem is sensitive, sympathetic, courageous, and honest. Working with Otter can teach you about nurturing, originality, inventiveness, nobility, humanitarianism, companionship and child rearing.

The Otter has a sense of playfulness and a strong sense of family. Those with this Totem are friendly, bold and good at mimicking others. Otter people have to have cleanliness and order to feel comfortable in life.

Otters are excellent parents and care for their young longer than most marine mammals. They enjoy the company of other Otters and are rarely seen alone. Those with Birth Totem Otter benefit by living on or close to the water and find comfort in group interactions. Otter people are quick to laugh and bring joy to whatever group they associate with.

Otter is the symbol of grace and empathy. Otters represent the feminine aspects of creation, imagination, joy and love. They are service-oriented and are great organizers. Those with Otter Totems are often founders of charitable institutions.

With an Otter Totem, you must remember the beauty of a balanced female side, creating a space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions. Otter teaches that balanced female energy is not malicious or jealous, but it is Sisterhood and sharing with others. Otter takes great pleasure in the success and happiness of others, and will work tirelessly to help others achieve that, for the purpose of Otter is to support and enhance others, not themselves.

Remember that all of us, both men and women, have a feminine side!

Otter is also a signal that you need to take more time for yourself to just play and be silly. Lighten up! You must feed Otter's playful side so that she can continue to help balance your great concern for the welfare of others. We lose sight, sometimes, of our own spirit's need to be light-hearted and to laugh and be child-like. That is a very important element in walking in balance. Otter will keep the inner-child alive and living to the fullest! In its wisdom, Otter advises us to nurture our talents and make good use of them.

The Otter shows us how to create a joyful future. They are agile and fast in water. Water has been associated with the emotional energies in humanity. Otters glide through the emotional difficulties of life effortlessly and can teach us how to do the same. They know how to float on the currents of life enjoying the beauty that it holds. Their relaxed attitude reminds us to laugh with life and not take things too seriously.

Allow events to unfold naturally in your life. Be careful not to hang onto the material things that bind you or become a burden. Become Otter and move gently into the river of life.


  • Birth Dates: January 20 - February 18
  • Clan: Butterfly
  • Constructive Qualities: Loyal, Refined, Courageous and Honest
  • Conscious Objective: To Gain Knowledge
  • Spiritual Path: Wisdom through Understanding All Accomplishments are Worthwhile for the Whole.
  • Strengths: Love without Jealousy, Trusting, and Receptive
  • Key Words: Inventive, Friendly, Curious and Independent


Birth Totem Otter Flower Essence

This Flower Essence can help us put play and laughter among the true necessities of life. We can use this Essence to help us learn how to play. It is excellent if you feel silly or foolish in your attempts to play. Through play and laughter we can learn confidence and lightness of heart.


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