Your Native American Spirit Animal Can Reveal The Truth About Your Personality

We all spend more time than we’d like to admit reading our horoscopes. Sure, there is a chance that the stars may know what’s going on but how accurate can it be? Well, in my experience, it has always been basically right on.

Honestly, it’s almost crazy how accurate these zodiac representations can be. But did you realize that the zodiac you are most familiar with isn’t the only way to learn about yourself? In Native American culture, they use the time of the year you were born in to discover which spirit animal best reflects your personality and it’s almost more accurate than the zodiac we already know.

Let’s see which one you are!

You are often thought to be the unconventional one in the group, but the way you do things always works for you. Your intuition gets you through all kinds of situations because you are able to perceive the best solution easily.

You are known to be sensitive and sympathetic, while remaining honest about the situation. You have the tendency to get a little bit inappropriate at times and can isolate yourself, but your rebellious nature is what helps you make your own way in the world.

Your passion and heart helps you tend to the emotional needs of your loved ones. While everyone thinks you love nothing more than being “the lone wolf,” you actually are full of compassion and generosity for those you care about.

You do however, greatly value your independence and sometimes your desire to chase that leads you down a ruthless path of obsessive behavior. But that passion is what you need to feel like you are making the right choices.

You are always filling the role of the leader in any situation because your ability to make quick decisions is unparalleled. You are focused and confident, which can sometimes come off as though you were bragging, but you don’t pay too much attention to that because you are too busy moving on to the next task.

When it comes to your relationships, you have a tendency to get impatient and intolerant, but it’s because your opinions are often right and you know it.

Like the falcon, you love to be in charge, however your leadership style is a bit different. You are cunning and quick, but your planning often takes place behind the scenes. Strategy is your strong suit, and you can get a little bit stubborn when people try to step away from your plan.

You are helpful and loyal, but at times you can get possessive and demanding of the people around you. You do it because you believe your way is the right way, but you probably need to constantly remind yourself that you want to be a more compassionate person.

Ever Seen A Bent Tree? There’s An Ancient, Hidden Meaning Behind Them

If you like to go for a walk in the woods now and again, you might recognize these distinctive “bent” trees. Maybe you’ve even wondered how they’re made.

It turns out there’s a surprisingly long history behind these impressive “trail trees” that most people never learn about.

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Bent trees can form naturally – for example if they’re struck by another falling tree, or damaged by weather. But many researchers believe that some trees were bent intentionally, hundreds of years ago.

Dennis Downes

Throughout the United States, researchers and Native American communities have identified special “trail trees.” They say these distinctive bent trees were used as road markers for Native tribes before the arrival of Europeans.

As expert Dennis Downes explains, “Having the knowledge of these trail trees could mean the difference between life and death, between eating and starving, between crossing the river correctly or incorrectly.”

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Trail trees have been identified in dozens of states, and if you know what to look for, you can follow them yourself.