Native American Astrology – The Flicker Sign

In Native American spirituality, we are connected to everything else we share space with and the earth, the sky, the sun, the moon and the animals are all considered to be our relatives. In Native American astrology, those animals become spirit companions who infuse us with their character traits, depending on when we are born, and offer spiritual assistance whenever we need it. We can learn from them and become more like them in whatever way we need.

This article is part of a series which explores each of the twelve Native American zodiac signs. In this article, we will look at the flicker sign. If you were born between June 21st and July 20th, you were born under the sign of the flicker.

Spiritual Traits

The flicker totem can stimulate new healing energies in your life when called upon, and can awaken latent talents. This awakening can lead to a flourishing of creativity and can be a catalyst for major change in your life.

The flicker totem also can help you get more in touch with your emotions and feel them more deeply. It can help you create more balance in your life, and help you connect with the rhythm and heartbeat of the earth and of other animals.

Flicker Totem Characteristics

“Individuals born under the sign of the flicker, one of the most perplexing signs, can range from timid, shy, dull, and withdrawn to brilliant, friendly, and famous. They can have a wide range if emotions, and they possess strong parental instincts. Fundamentally, people born under this sign are conservative and home loving by nature. They appreciate the security of a home base to which to retire when the stresses of life become too much to bear.” –Deborah Durbin, Simply Native American Astrology

Sometimes you can seem to be obstinate and unwilling to compromise, but when you do that, it is because you are trying to hide your insecurity. The people you are closest to see your toughness but they see your tenderness, too.

You are sometimes opinionated and once someone hurts you or does you wrong, you never forget it and you don’t let them forget it either!

Beneath your sometimes protective exterior, you long for love and understanding and can be sensitive and intuitive, but other people may not always see those traits in you.


Because people born under this sign are often curious about what other people are thinking and can be very intuitive, they make good investigative journalists. Or politicians.

Flicker people are strongly influenced by their memories from childhood and sometimes get stuck living in the past. However, this makes them good at professions that involve exploration of history.

Because they are so multi-faceted, people born under the sign of the flicker can be good at a variety of professions and just need to choose what most speaks to their hearts.

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