Brown Bear                                                        

Birth Dates:  22 August - 21 September

Earth influence:  The Harvesting Time.

Influencing wind:  The South Winds.        

Direction:  South-south-west.

Predominate elements:  Earth with Water.

Elemental clan:  Turtle (Earth) Clan.          (Function: To modify)

Birth and animal totem:  Brown Bear.

Plant totem:   Violets.

Mineral totem:  Topaz.

Polarity totem:  Wolf.

Affinity totem:  Brown and Violet.

Musical vibration:  G natural.

Personality:  Industrious. Unassuming. Practical. Fastidious.

Feelings:  Warm. Analytical.

Intention:  Practicality.

Nature:  Considerate.

Positive traits:  Modest. Discriminating. Meticulous.

Negative traits:  Fault-finding. Finicky. Hypocritical. Fussy.

Sex-drive:  Moralistic.

Compatibilities:  Geese and Beavers.

Conscious aim:  Sifting and striving.

Subconscious desire:  Perfection.

Life-path:  Discrimination.

I Ching trigram:  Chen. Arousing Thunder. Desire for liberation.

Must cultivate:  Optimism. Tolerance.

Must avoid:  Skepticism. Fault-finding. Procrastination.

Spiritual alchemy:  Yin predominates.