MEDICINE WHEELS, FOUR DIRECTIONS/ FOUR ELEMENTS

THESE ARE SOME MEDICINE WHEELS I FOUND ON THE NET. THEY ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAY THAT THE FOUR DIRECTIONS ARE INTERPRETED. The traditions of Wicca (paganism) associate the elements as follows: Air - Our thoughts, our brain. The ability to have a sense of self. Our connection to the divine. Fire - Our passion and ideas. The ability to make manifest our goals. Water - Our emotions. The blood supply. The ability to be moved by something. Earth - Our senses. The Muscle and Bone. The ability to manifest our desires. Many assume that they were placed in their positions (East for Air, South for Fire, Water for West and North for Earth) because geographically that was where they were found in Northern Europe. The strongest winds blew from the East. The sun was always in the southern segment of the sky (because of the latitude), to the West lay the Atlantic, which extended to the edge of the World, and to the North lay the mountains, hard and unyielding.

NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE WHEELS HAVE THE COLORS BLACK, WHITE, RED, AND YELLOW IN THE FOUR QUARTERS OF A CIRCLE. MANY DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS CAN BE FOUND.

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