The first Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Bear, Beionai, Savior of Young Kalen the Hanimwaa, and Leader of the Fierce Friends.
1. The Bear
Army: The Fierce Friends
Role: Detail-conscious Leader
Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe
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Old Zodiac: Capricorn 1° – Capricorn 7°
Dates: Dec. 22 AM – Dec. 28 PM
When the Bear heard Kalen’s call, he assembled the First Army of the New Zodiac, a group which called themselves the Fierce Friends. They were Bear, Bat, Pig, Platypus, Viper, Vulture, Fish, Fox, and Panther. They met at the start of the Month of the Red Jewel for the purpose of plotting the War of the Zodiacs and mounting a challenge to the dominion of their Aries-Pisces foes. The Premiere among the Friends, Bear led the group by assigning each Animwaa specific tasks and challenges to overcome.
Kalen helped the Bear to understand his spiritual purpose and meaning. Bear is a spirit fraught with seeming contradiction: at once tranquil and amicable, and yet powerful and courageous, the bear must be approached cautiously until his intentions are known. Known by some as “King of the Forest”, he is revered for his ability to support physical healing and rejuvenation and resurrection. The Bear is a master of the cycles of nature and carries within himself the Secret of Life, the ancient Star-Map which alone has the power to align the Earth with the Kosmos.
Gathering the nine Animwaa of the Fierce Friends, Bear drew an Enneagram on the ground and pointed first to the No. 1 point and then to the No. 2 point. He said, “This first point has been known as the Perfectionist, and the second as the Helper. They give us the strategy for overcoming the old Zodiac, and with Kalen’s aid I have formulated two secret plans which we will call the Perfect Foe and the Follower’s Assistance. Through these methodologies, you will find yourself at the right place and time to do what needs to be done to destroy Capricorn and force Aquarius into submission. We will divide in two groups, six of us following the Foe’s path and three giving the Assist.”
Fish spoke: “Bear, how can I help you?”
Bear: “You will provide assistance to Bat and me, Fox will aid Pig and Platypus, and Panther will aid Viper and Vulture. This is the way that we must align ourselves.”
Fish and Bat spoke in unison: “How can we help you? What is your role?”
Bear: “You may speak of me as the ‘Detail-conscious Leader’. It is my role to be the Perfect Foe and Penultimate Foil for the old Zodiac. Everything they do, we must do better. As Capricorn’s first seven degrees require an overarching purpose or crusade, I must provide the Reason for Our Existence through my leadership. When Kalen slays Capricorn, I must fill the power vacuum and assume leadership of both the old and new Zodiac and bring the War of the Zodiacs to its conclusion. That is my ultimate destiny, and I cannot do it without the Bat and the Fish. Together we will unite Earth, Air, and Water. You will learn more about your role in good time.”
Beionai’s prime resources for challenging his rival: his patience and determination. Aligned as he is with the first seven degrees of Capricorn’s first decan, he shares these traits with the Sea-Goat, sometimes even expressing the Beast’s dictatorial and stubborn nature. Fortunately with the help of his friends he is able to steer around his tyrannical tendencies and focus his energy on assisting Kalen and the other Zodiac Animwaa in their battle against the forces of evil.