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Deer Animal Totem

Dates: May 21- June 20

Animal totems can help us to reconnect with life’s greatest teachers, understand our own patterns and behaviours, and make sense of them. It is also helpful to understand the characteristics of the people around us. Study the habitats and habits of the animal totems for yourself and others.

According to Sun Bear’s Earth Astrology, the deer is the animal totem of people born between May 21- June 20. The corresponding sun sign in zodiac astrology is Gemini.

The deer is present in our lives, from the Bambi Story in the Disney features, to deer in mythology and in many folk and fairy tales. They are woven into medieval tapestries. They are loved and revered as magical and supernatural.

Sun Bear speaks

“Deer live in herds, or small groups with others of their own sex, except for the mating season.

The need for beauty around them really runs deep within Deer people. They like to be surrounded by beautiful scenery or homes and by people that they sense are beautiful on some if not all levels… 

These folks are intuitive and sensitive enough to know that beauty can be within as without. And, like the deer, these people do often bring joy to those who know them. Deer people are clever, resourceful and creative. They know how to make something beautiful out of the most simple materials, both on a physical and emotional level…

Emotionally, deer people are able to draw the beauty out of those around them, by their true concern, their sensitivity, and their cleverness. They really see the beauty in other people, and they always just try to find ways to reflect this to the other.

Like their totem, deer people are sensitive, graceful, fast-moving, and alert.” 


Deer are native to every continent except Australia. They have adapted to every sort of habitat. 

Watch a deer and you will see their ears perk up, they pay attention to their environment, always listening and adjusting accordingly. They shed their antlers every year, and each year they grow back larger and with more points.

Powerful medicine

Ted Andrews – Animal Speak

“One or two young are born. Fawns are born a colour that protects and hides them. In the first few days, they hardly move, and the mother nurses them often. This is very significant for those with this totem…

When deer show up in your life it is time to be gentle with yourself and others. A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born. There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures. 

When deer shows up there is an opportunity to express gentle love that will open new doors to adventure for you.”

In some areas, the deer are a staple of survival for many people. Deer are hunted for their fine venison and their hides are used to make clothing, bags, etc.

Learn to use the power

From May 21 to June 20, you may discover something of your own abilities to be more sensitive, fast-moving, and appreciative of beauty in all its forms. You may also discover the strengths and weaknesses that come from having life’s energy running through you so quickly.

Family unit

The mother is in charge of raising the fawn. The father is not involved.

Your colour – white and green

Like their totem, my deer people friends are sensitive, graceful, fast-moving, and alert.

Apply deer medicine by being gentle with yourself and others. Be sensitive to your feelings and the feeling of others.

Celebrity Deer people:

Amy Schumer

Heidi Klum

Anderson Cooper

Angela Jolie

Liam Neeson

Kanye West

Natalie Portman

Neil Patrick Harris

Venus Williams

Paul McCartney

Blake Shelton

Paula Abdul

Nicole Kidman

Johnny Depp

Alanis Morissette

Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen

Morgan Freeman

John F. Kennedy

George H. Bush

Donald Trump


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