THE MEDICINE WHEEL reflects all of life. It represents everything that exists and gives consciousness to our experiences. The BASIC WHEEL is divided up into Winds, Clans, Elements and Moons.
The WINDS represent challenges that we face in life. They show us how to face them head on. They give us Sacred Tools to work with in dealing with these challenges.
The Winds are also Natural Influences that change every New Moon. They affect all life on this planet. Understanding these helps us to navigate through our month according to the Naturally occurring theme at the time.
The MOONS are the container for the Ego. They represent our Emotional Body and our Humanity, ranging from our Inner Children, to Adolescence, Adulthood and Elder, as well as the Gods/Goddesses and Grandmothers. As you can see there is a lot to the Moons. Both men and women have Moons. The Ego is defined differently in Indigenous traditions. It is about survival and not something to "get rid of".
The Moon teachings are great for everyone, but especially for teachers, parents and anyone who works with children. In today's world we need to bring consciousness to our Moons as they are creating havoc.
By learning and integrating these teachings, you are connecting with Natural and Cosmological Laws, the Dreaming, Spirit and Your Natural Essence.