Journey with Gemini

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I just watched this wonderful video on Facebook and it embodied the very essence of the Deer People … precious and innocent, sweet and loving. So, I’m adding this video to the BLOG and hope you enjoy!

The Life of Death is a touching hand drawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life. After being well received on various animation festivals and being featured on the EYE film DVD of Selected Dutch Shorts it is finally online! It’s been viewed over one million times now! marshaonderstijn.com

The Life of Death from Marsha Onderstijn on Vimeo.

“Sad and beautiful at the same time. I think the deer at the end knew what she was doing. She seemed tired and couldn’t keep up with the rest of her herd which is why she put her nose to death’s hands. She didn’t want death to feel bad that one time….” JR. Houston, TX

There are many Native stories that share this belief and love for deer ~ they give their lives so that others may use their bodies to live; meat for food, skin for warmth, sinew to sew garments and so much more! <3 Love and honor for this beautiful 4 legged!

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We’re finishing up the 2nd Quadrant in the wheel with our teachings with Wabun, Spirit Keeper of the East, the Golden Eagle, which gives the gift of courage, vision and fearlessness. “The gift of the Spirit Keepers is to teach us about the qualities we need to go from the outer part of the Medicine Wheel to the center”

Lets recap where we started this year with Waboose (White Buffalo) Spirit Keeper of the North healing our physical bodies and looking at how we relate to the world. We learned about CLEANSING (SODALITE) ~  RENEWAL (PERIDOT) ~ AND PURITY (Herkimer DIAMOND)

“The gift of  WABUN, Spirit Keeper of the East is the gift of healing the mental being. This is the healing that allows us to see the truth and to let go of all the lies we have been told and have accepted in our own minds” We’re learning about CLARITY (MICA) ~ WISDOM (JADE) ~ AND ILLUMINATION (CALCITE).

Gemini is mental and by asking for the gift of ILLUMINATION we are asking for the flow of Creator to freely flow through us and be able to relate to the world and see in truth what surrounds us. Combine this with Butterfly Clan and we can observe that energy with those born under this sign, flowing with the wind (Air sign)!

gemini-slideButterfly Clan (Air Signs), always in thinking mode they prefer to be light hearted, rather than serious.

Their Plant is Yarrow, used as a tonic for colds and flu and to strengthen the respiratory system.

Their Stone, Moss Agate, perfectly shows their duality, joining together the mineral and plant kingdoms.

Challenge: Their test is to live life in the fast lane while slowing down enough to hear their heart.

Gift:
Sharing their wit and cleverness in a way that brings out the best in others.

“I think” … all my relations deserve to be loved.

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To have a better understanding of these energies, you must get Sun Bear, Wabun Wind and Crysalis Mulligan’s book: “Dancing With The Wheel”  It is incredible to journey with such passion and clarity about this sacred path.

Thank you for this opportunity and blessings to you all. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (Gratitude To ALL my relations). *Star*

Please visit my new PAGE that illustrates the MWA coloring set posters. Available by download so you can print your own!

FYI: We’re on Face Book with our new GROUP, please join us: “Friends of the Medicine Wheel Teachings of Sun Bear and Marlise Wabun Wind

 

Journey with Aquarius

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The Spirit Keeper of the North is Waboose.

“The Spirit path of the North is the gift of healing our physical being and our way of relating to the world. This is the healing that allows us to let go of disease and accept health.”

There are 3 Spirit Mineral Paths in each quadrant of the wheel, this is the second one in the North (1st is Capricorn). Peridot ~ “brings the qualities of freshness, rebirth, beauty, lightness, balance, tranquility and fearlessness. Peridot is best used by people who have gone through a cleansing or who have clarity.” Working with Sodalite first is suggested, “for without cleansing, a renewal is unlikely”. ” This stone is named for its sodium/salt content and is used for cleansing and strength. “Sodalite is a strong ally that can help keep the spirit clean and the heart true”.”

 

The story of White Buffalo Calf woman relates to the “giveaway” (she gave the sacred pipe) and talks about when buffalo gave everything to the people: meat, hide, bones and spirit. The sick always know which plants to eat for healing and the buffalo always faces a storm rather than retreat.

Here’s a wonderful story teller, Red Feather Woman sharing the myth:

“The power of Waboose is acceptance of life, acceptance of death and acceptance of the necessity of sharing all that has been given to you.” Waboose, Spirit Keeper of the North the White Buffalo, represents ancient wisdom and loves tradition.

In the astrological Medicine Wheel the animal Guide for Aquarius corresponds to the Sun sign for this month  ~Otter

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Otter people are creative, cheerful and playful. They love sharing their resources and their goodness with a group and they are very generous.

 

Butterfly Clan (Air Signs) are always in thinking mode but prefer to be light hearted rather than be too serious.

Their Plant is the Quaking Aspen Tree; a tea of the bark clears toxins and promotes healing of ulcers and burns.

Their Mineral is Silver which offers sensitivity, enhanced intuitive abilities and helps one to “see” truth.

Challenge: Their Cool detachment and urge for freedom may cause misunderstandings.

Gift: They have genuine concern for family, community, and celebrating everyone’s success.

“I Know” … there is only Oneness.  We are One Family.

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“Like the Otter, these folks are playful and community minded. They are helpful, humanitarian, practical and patient. They must learn to turn more of their dreams into reality, and to be more adaptable.”

Enjoy the playfulness and participation of the extended family with  OTTER;  they are all unique and share that truth!  Their opposite/compliment sign is Leo –  Sturgeon and they love to be the center of attention, sometimes too scattered but always memorable!

 

*Astro Update: Until around the 12th-15th of March 2016,  there is a “lucky” energy available with the planet Venus in Aquarius. Excellent time to “reach for the stars” and go for your dreams. There may be family reunions with like minded heart tribe members sharing a similar focus and intention.

 

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Air signs are from the Butterfly Clan …

they love to share and communicate as they flow through the air! Transformation, as from caterpillar to butterfly represents the change they seek and the freedom they desire.

“Growth, evolution, beauty, regeneration, change, fearlessness and joy” are the lessons learned during this cycle or by the people born of the Butterfly Clan.

 

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