The otter (Lutra lutra, European/Eurasian otter) is a piscivorous predatory mustelid1)family Mustelidae. Zoroastrians considered it a sacred animal. They believed that the otter has a forboding of dangers. They considered that it is endowed with a strategic talent, insight, intelligence and wisdom. They attributed wonderful qualities to its nature and gave the otter rulership over one year of their calendar. “Learn from the otter to foresee and to lead” – instructs a sage of the Sassanid era.
The people born on the day of the otter have great flair and ability to anticipate, to see far and to keep their distance. For this reason, they often become priests, politicians, strategists and have a close relationship with those in power. They are able to take calculated risks in view of the paramount factors. They take small risks, stay on the safe side and soberly assess situations.
The otter-people have good abilities; they are resourceful and are able to learn from their mistakes. They are peace-loving and hospitable. Their friends help them, their contributions are recognized and their material problems are solved without effort. They have drawn the winning ticket at birth. These are mysterious, strange and cryptic predators. The smile of the otter-person is somewhat like a snarl.
The otter-persons face tangled and changing circumstances. They are leaning to superficiality and haste: the depths drag them, but they cannot remain there. Fantasies are detrimental to them: if they sink into them they can drown. Therefore, the degree is a symbol of temptation.
Usually, the otter-persons don’t need much and are satisfied by less. They don’t like to stand out, preferring to let others in the foreground, while they surreptitiously obtain theirs. This is one of the degrees of the golden mean.
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