ANIMAL MEDICINE WHEEL READINGS: A wheel, or circle has been a sacred symbol to many cultures over time. It can be found in the temples of Egypt, in the land of the Incas, represented in the Celtic rites as in Stonehenge, and in countless other peoples. The Anasazi of the South Western United States built their temples, or Kivas, in circular form. Early Native Americans also used the circle for their teepees, their camps, and daily rituals. The importance is not the circle itself, but what it represented-change. The circle shown in the Medicine Wheel is used to represent the changing cycle of the seasons. This could literally mean the weather, the seasons of life (birth, mid-age, old age), or the changes surrounding the development of projects.

Medicine: The word medicine does not refer simply to healing as it does to western man. Anything that promotes harmony with all creation is medicine. An illness was not so much a disease, rather, it was a disharmony in the soul of a person. In presenting the Animal Medicine Wheel it is important to realize that the reading is about coming into harmony with the natural flow of life's changes, which does not necessarily require a medical ailment.

Power Animals: Spiritual leaders of tribes have long looked to the animals that came into their as messengers. There was great respect for those tribal members who could interpret the messages. For each Medicine Wheel reading, animal energy is requested to come forth to help the seeker. The medicine of the animals is the specific energy of the animal involved that will help a person to reconnect to Great Spirit.

When and Why a person uses an Animal Medicine Wheel: A person can do a medicine wheel at any time of their life. Many people at this time have an affinity for Native American philosophy; others have an affinity for animals. A reason for getting a reading would be to know what energies represented by specific animals are here to help them. A person beginning a project would ask a specific question to help them progress on their path of changes more easily. They would ask the question as, "What is my best path in regards to this move, relationship, or business project?" They will not get a yes or no answer to specific questions. This is because the person has the free will to choose their direction, and it is best left up to their inner knowing to decide. The animals help them choose the best path.

How your Animal Medicine Wheel is Created: A wheel is created in a respectful fashion. In a circle of love and light, the seven directions and animals are called upon to serve as a guide to those who request a reading. Because a person has requested a wheel, it is assumed that the person is making their higher self available to the help offered by the animals and the directions they choose. If the reading is a gift, I ask permission of the recipient through intuitive means. It is rare that I do not receive permission to provide the service when presented as a gift. However I do ask people to understand if I need to reject an order based upon this guidance. The important thing is that the client also respect the energy of the animals. I do my best to make this clear in the initial reading. It is not enough to ask for help; a person must be open to it and thankful for it. The animals are selected through the use of their pictures or names on a deck of cards used for that purpose. One is chosen for each of the seven directions.

Discover Your Personal Power Totems: Since ancient times, the wise people of indigenous cultures have received messages from the animals. Each animal represents a particular type of energy which is useful to us as human beings. Knowing your power animals and their meaning will help you tune into your purpose at this time as well as knowing where to go for assistance. A beautiful gift suitable for framing-for yourself or a friend. Laminated Southwestern design including personally interpreted messages from the animal kingdom. SPECIFY NAME ON CHART and any specific questions.