Rion's Reflections These Words from the
are a Collection
of Life Thoughts and Healing Words by
Brenda "Rion" Sewell
O Great spirit, who made all races, look kindly upon the whole human family and take away the arrogance and hatred which separates us from our brothers. Cherokee Indian Prayer
This is my personal medicine wheel
the wheel is surrounded by the sun, the source
of light and living.
Legend of the Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel is an important symbol
Native culture. The circle represents the cycle of life in that all
travels in a circular path. The four spokes and colored sections in the
middle represent the four directions, the four colors of man and the
faces of man (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).
I hope this symbolic wheel will bring you
feelings and serve as a reminder that we are one with our world and
to look after our home.
Parts of the Stone Medicine Wheel The Complete Wheel
The Inner Circle
1. The Creator: Any stone or object
of deep significance.
2. Earth Mother: Clay; Tortoise;
3. Father Sun: Geode; Lizard; Sky
4. Grandmother Moon: Moonstone; Loon;
5. Turtle Clan: Petrified Wood;
6. Frog Clan: River Rock; Frog;
7. Thunderbird Clan: Lava rock;
8. Butterfly Clan: Azurite;
with a hint of blue.
9. North .. Buffalo ..
10. East .. Eagle .. Yellow
11. South .. Coyote .. Red
12. West .. Bear .. Black
The Twelve Moons
13. Earth Renewal Moon (Dec. 22 - Jan.
Goose. Quartz. White
14. Cleansing Moon (Jan.20 - Feb. 18)
15. Big Winds Moon (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)
16. Budding Trees Moon (Mar.21 - Apr.
Hawk. Fire opal. Yellow.
17. Frogs Return Moon (Apr. 20 - May
Blue camas. Blue.
18. Corn Planting Moon (May 21 - June
Moss agate. White/green.
19. Strong Sun Moon (June 21 - July 22)
Carnelian agate. Pink.
20. Ripe Berry Moon (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Garnet and iron. Red.
21. Harvest Moon (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
22. Ducks Fly Moon (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)
23. Freeze Up Moon (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21)
Copper and malachite. Orange.
24. Long Snows Moon (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
The Spirit Pathways
25. Cleansing. Sodalite. Raccoon. Pale
31. Growth. Flourite. Rabbit. Violet.
26. Renewal. Teridot. Earth worm. Dark
32. Trust. Lepidolite. Salmon. Lavender.
27. Purity. Herkimer diamond. Dolphin.
33. Love. Rose quartz. Wolf. Rose.
28. Clarity. Mice. Hummingbird.
34. Experience. Hematite. Whale. Steel grey.
29. Wisdom. Jade. Owl. Jade
35. Introspection. Lapis Lazuli. Mouse. Royal Blue
30. Illumination. Calcite. Firefly.
36. Strength. Amber Ant. Golden yellow.