Those born under the Bear are said to be stubborn and faithful, trusting in their own ability to make the right choices and accomplish the tasks given to them. Those who exhibit the Bear’s best qualities are valiant and of strong virtue; those who manifest its flaws are slothful and apathetic, unwilling to stir themselves unless the need is dire. The Bear is an auspicious sign for healers, midwives, apothecaries, foresters, and those seeking to atone for past wrongs.
The house of the Bear is associated with the element of earth, and the stone hematite. The Bear strengthens conjuration magic, and is said to be a favorable house for healing spells in particular. Astrologers call the month of the Bear a fortunate time for rebuilding or for healing old wounds.