Native American Astrology

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The Medicine Wheel

The Native Americans and many other groups have held the connection between nature, man, and animals as sacred. In these cultures, the medicine wheel is a representation for many spiritual ideas.

The Medicine Wheel in Native American ceremonies is meant to guide with the intention of aligning with the forces of Nature – Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree—all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.

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To break the medicine wheel down even more, according to the Oxford Dictionary, a medicine wheel defined is “a stone circle built by North American Indians, believed to have religious, astronomical, territorial, or calendrical significance”.

The Plains Indians of North America, have integrated the medicine wheel with ceremonies and healing practices. Medicine Wheels have been built on Native lands across North America over the last several centuries and take many forms such as an artwork such as artifact or painting, or built on land.

Different tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently. For example, each of the four directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races.

Native American astrology has 12 animal totems and one year is divided into four sections/directions ― North (Winter), East (Spring), South (Summer), and West (Fall). The Native American medicine wheel traditionally existed as handmade monuments constructed by placing stones on the ground oriented to the four directions (east, south, west, and north).

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A Giant Uncovered

Originally posted on Uniquely Cas:
A 9 foot, 8 inch tall skeleton was uncovered in 1879 from a stone burial mound located in Brewersville, Indiana. Found with the giant was a mica necklace around the neck, and a human image on burnt clay embedded with pieces of flint in which stood at the feet. The…

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Native American Astrology

Originally posted on Uniquely Cas:
Native Astrology The Medicine Wheel The Native Americans and many other groups have held the connection between nature, man, and animals as sacred. In these cultures, the medicine wheel is a representation for many spiritual ideas. The Medicine Wheel in Native American ceremonies is meant to guide with the intention…

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The Zodiac Signs

Originally posted on Uniquely Cas:
Astrology: The Zodiac Signs “Astrology is an ancient practice which is a combination of art and science, as it is both intuitive and technical. Based on the observation of the cosmos around us, it measures the energy influencing Earth and it’s inhabitants” (The Ancient Science of Astrology, 2015). Your zodiac…

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Planting Perennials

Perennials Perennials are a category of flowers/plants that include plants such as hostas, daylilies, daisies, and much more. Perennials are the flowers that bloom year after year. These plants do require some knowledge of the plants’ necessary growing conditions but overall require minimum care. The following content are just a few examples of perennials. Daylily […]

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