“Your Earth Walk is the way you live your life.” Kenneth Meadows
In the last few days here in the Midwest we have had some powerful blowing winds. As a little girl I loved to run and play in the wind. “Blowing winds” was my childhood favorite weather condition. Today, instead of running outside, I’ve been playing with my love of the Native American Medicine Wheel and would like to share some shaman energies tied to EARTH MEDICINE.
The Powers of the Four Winds
On the Native American Medicine Wheel circle of life there are “Four Winds.”
The EAST WIND carries the elemental power of FIRE. East Wind Kingdom is HUMAN, East Wind Human Aspect is SPIRIT, East Wind Function is the DETERMINERS OF ENERGY, and East Wind Totem is EAGLE.
Those of you born between 21 March and 20 June fall into the tribe of the EAST WIND. Your gifts include:
• Insight into spiritual principles
• Desire for new beginnings
• Movement through awakening time, growing time, and flowering time
East Wind connects to the Rainbow through Yellow Green, Yellow, and Orange. East Wind connects to the Earth Gems through Opal, Bloodstone, and Agate.
The SOUTH WIND carries the elemental power of WATER. South Wind Kingdom is PLANT, South Wind Human Aspect is EMOTIONS, South Wind Function is the GIVERS OF ENERGY, and South Wind Totem is Wolf.
Those of you born between 21 June and 21 September fall into the tribe of the SOUTH WIND. Your gifts include:
• Feelings of individual self
• Help events to move rapidly forward
• Movement through the long days, the ripening time, and the harvesting time
South Wind connects to the Rainbow through Rose, Red, and Brown. South Wind connects to the Earth Gems through Rose Quartz, Carnelian, and Topaz.
The WEST WIND carries the elemental power of EARTH. West Wind Kingdom is MINERAL, West Wind Human Aspect is PHYSICAL BODY, West Wind Function is the HOLDERS OF ENERGY, and West Wind Totem is the Grizzly Bear.
Those of you born between 22 September and 21 December fall into the tribe of the WEST WIND. Your gifts include:
• A stabilizing influence
• Ability to gather things and get organized
• Movement through the falling leaves time, the frost time, and the long nights
West Wind connects to the Rainbow through Blue, Violet, and Gold. West Wind connects to the Earth Gems through Azurite, Amethyst, and Obsidian.
The NORTH WIND carries the elemental power of AIR. North Wind Kingdom is ANIMAL, North Wind Human Aspect is MIND, North Wind Function is the RECEIVERS OF ENERGY, and North Wind Totem is BUFFALO or OX.
Those of you born between 22 December and 20 March fall into the tribe of the NORTH WIND. Your gifts include:
• Inner strength and power to change uncertain situations into solid arrangements
• Bringer of purification, refreshment, and renewal
• Movement through the renewal time, the cleansing time, and the blustery winds time
North wind connects to the Rainbow through White, Silver, and Blue Green. North Wind connects to the Earth Gems through Peridot, Turquoise, and Jade.
We are currently experiencing the WEST WINDS in November. We are in the “Frost Time” where we feel intensity, impulsiveness, ambition, determination and mystery. Our feelings are hidden, our intention is introspective, our nature is inquiring, and our subconscious desire is spiritual union.
If you get a chance, get outside to run and play in the WEST WINDS!