Native American Medicine Wheel

The following is presented as a preliminary introduction to a portion of the Native American Medicine Wheel as described in the book "Dancing with the Wheel", co-authored by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind, and Crysalis Mulligan. I am only presenting some of the information of the Four Directions and the Birth Totems at this time. This information gives a nice parallel to astrology. As in astrology, we should also give particular attention to our rising sign and moon sign as well as our sun sign.

I had the great fortune to attend a Medicine Wheel Workshop presented by Crysalis Mulligan, one of the co-authors of "Dancing with the Wheel", and am eternally grateful to her for opening this information for me in such an inspiring way.

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Click on stones in outer circle to find information about your birth totem or the Spirit Keepers of the Four Directions or click on the stones further down the page.

Waboose, the Spirit Keeper of the North - BuffaloLong Snows Moon - Elk (November 22 to December 21)Earth Renewal Moon - Snow Goose (December 22 to January 19)Wabun, the Spirit Keeper of the East - EagleShawnodese, the Spirit Keeper of the South - CoyoteMudjekeewis, the Spirit Keeper of the West - Grizzly BearRest and Cleansing Moon - Otter (January 20 to February 18)Big Winds Moon - Cougar (February 19 to March 20)Budding Trees Moon - Red Tailed Hawk (March 21 to April 19)Frogs Return Moon - Beaver (April 20 to May 20)Strong Sun Moon - Flicker (June 21 to July 22)Corn Planting Moon - Deer (May 21 to June 20)Ripe Berries Moon - Sturgeon (July 23 to August 22)Harvest Moon - Brown Bear (August 23 to September 22)Ducks Fly Moon - Raven (September 23 to October 23)Freeze Up Moon - Snake (October 24 to November 21)

Four Directions

East - Wabun (Golden Eagle)                       South - Shawnodese (Coyote)

West - Mudjekeewis (Grizzly Bear)             North - Waboose (Buffalo)

Birth Totems

Earth Renewal Moon - Snow Goose (December 22 - January 19)

Rest & Cleansing Moon - Otter (January 20 - February 18)

Big Winds Moon - Cougar (February19 - March 20)

Budding Trees Moon - Red Tailed Hawk (March 21 - April 19)

Frogs Return Moon - Beaver (April 20 - May 20)

Corn Planting Moon - Deer (May 21 - June 20)

Strong Sun Moon - Flicker (June 21 - July 22)

Ripe Berries Moon - Sturgeon (July 23 - August 22)

Harvest Moon - Brown Bear (August 23 - September 22)

Ducks Fly Moon - Raven (September 23 - October 23)

Freeze Up Moon - Snake (October 24 - November 21)

Long Snows Moon - Elk (November 22 - December 21)