Medicine Wheel Teaching of the South
Medicine Wheel Teaching- Summer
Place of the SOUTH
Color: GREEN (RED)
Element: WATER (Female)
Time of Day: HIGH NOON
Stage of Life: Adolescence - Young Adult
Part of Self: Emotional
Birthdays: June 21 through September 21
Coyote, the trickster- who uses our emotions to trick us so we cannot see the real picture. Teaches us to balance emotions with wisdom
Wolf- the Path Finder and Teacher who devours fear
Lion and animals of pride, courage and strength.
Other active animals this season include frog, turtle, raccoon, dragonfly, black birds, wood peckers, otter ....watch their behaviors to learn their Medicine
Herbs and plants to nourish and protect the body, heal wounds: aloe, arnica, arrow root, azalea, balms (bee balm, lemon balm, melissa), betony, buckthorn, bugleweed, castor, catnip, chamomile, comfrey, corn, cucumber, dog fennel, dogwood, elder, elm, evening primrose, goldenrod, goldenseal, hemlock, holly, horehound, horsetail, hyssop/vervain, Indian tobacco/lobelia, magnolia, mallow, maple tree, marigold, marsh mellow, milkwood, moss, mountain laurel, nettle, stinging, oak tree, pansy, passionflower, papaw, pepper, pepper grass, pine tree, plantain, poison ivy, poke, prickly ash, pumpkin/seeds, ragweed, rattlesnake plantain, rosemary, rue, saffron, sage, sarsaparilla, sassafras, senna, slippery elm, soapwort, sorrel, spiderwort, st john's wort, strawberry, sunflower, sweetgum, sycamore tree, violet, watercress, wild indigo, willow tree, wintergreen, witch hazel, wood betony, yarrow, yellow dock
THE CHEROKEE HERBAL- J.T. Garret
Direction Energy is Moving: GIVING
Overcoming Emotions/Fear/Worry by finding their message and accepting it with gratitude ;
Magic/Alchemy- Finding your personal Magic and Medicine through overcoming uncomfortable emotions and situations;
Change and Flow- be like water, don't get stuck in the uncomfortable emotion, flow through the experience and expect change
Plant the seeds and weeding weeds”.
Using emotions to "unlock" the Lessons and your personal truth in a matter. Then use gratitude and humility to push through with Confidence- Medicine of the East
Relationship with: SELF
Creation Cycle: Growth - through experience and change. Keeping what works- discarding what doesn’t work. Moving forward; figuring out your truth and personal expression
The Medicine Wheel is comprised of Lesson Stones (Making up the inner lines of the wheel) and Medicine Stones (making the outer circle of the wheel) for each quarter. There are Seven of each.
Lesson Stones of the South
Clarity; Poise; Discipline; Accountability; Facts Focus; Making Sense; Completeness
Medicine Stones of the South
Strength; Success; Clear Vision; Beauty; Healing; Power; Greatness
In this season of EMOTIONS- unlock the lesson behind what you are FEELING, don't get STUCK in the feeling! Push through, with Gratitude and Humility, for the lesson. That's Coyote Medicine. It equals GROWTH! Get to your truth.
Some questions to ponder this season:
-How are feeling about your situation and what you want to see happen
-What worry, fear, self doubt might you have about your situation/goals
-What makes you happy, excited, feel good about this situation- FOCUS ON THESE FEELINGS!!
-Do you feel deep down that this is what you really need or want
-How will you feel AFTER you achieve your goal; what happens next
-In what way are you communicating with Spirit and others what you feel/need/want in this situation. Is the communication clear; specific
-Are you connecting to your soul's purpose, using confidence and faith- lessons from the East- to overcome worry or fear
-Do you feel you deserve what you’re longing for
-What patterns do you see in yourself and others as you do your spiritual work- what are the lessons
WHAT YOU THINK IS WHAT YOU CREATE- DO NOT CREATE YOUR WORLD BY FOCUSING and THINKING on UNWANTED EMOTIONS. FIND THE LESSON BEHIND THE EMOTION AND CHANGE THE THINKING and EMBRACE YOUR POWER