African Medicine Wheel Astrology was birthed from marrying the ancient wisdom of two lands, Africa and North America.
The African animals hold a priceless wisdom about survival, harmony, synchronicity, alignment, power, strength and balance. African wisdom is imbued in its soil. The animals carry this wisdom in their bones and it flows in their blood. It lives and breathes in every cell of their being.
The Medicine Wheel teachings of North America provide a roadmap for humans to follow in pursuit of these same qualities. The Good Red Road is paved with the wisdom and knowledge of North America. Walking along this path leads us back to humility, peace, acceptance and benevolence.
The separation created from our egocentric mindset has been detrimental to all life on Grandmother Earth. We act out of self-serving interest with no regard for the damage we are causing to all life on the planet. Our narcissistic behaviours of strip mining, fracking and deforestation are only a few examples of the destructive impact we have had.
The intent of AMWA is to open our minds and heal our hearts. We need to take responsibility and right the wrongs we have done. This can only be accomplished by healing our separation from the rest of life. The earth is abundant, giving unconditionally to all her children, including us. We must learn to thrive from nature’s example. Our impulse to horde, stockpile and amass just keeps us separate, disconnected and afraid. Our survival cannot be motivated by fear. It must come from harmony, alignment and awareness. These and many other essential qualities are made available to us through AMWA.
AMWA shows us that these qualities rest within us. They are our natural gifts.
Most of them lay dormant, waiting to be awakened into our awareness. AMWA guides us on a path beyond the maze of our ignorance, confusion and separation. It provides the blueprint for constructing a life of heightened awareness, living the way we are meant to live. As Sacred Humans, in harmony and balance with each other and Grandmother Earth’s children. AMWA will help us expand our imaginations, find greater self-expression and develop the tools to pursue our dreams and create a life of beauty. To experience life in this way is to awaken to the truth and knowledge AMWA is founded upon. This ancient wisdom is within us.
AMWA is made up of 21 archetypal teachers, known as Totem Allies. Each Ally is unique, possessing distinct qualities, gifts and behaviours. We have these qualities within ourselves. Most of them are dormant and unknown to us. When we connect to an Ally, they become our personal advisors, teaching us how to awaken these gifts and use them in our quest to become Sacred Humans.
The Allies are configured in a specific circular pattern called a Birth Constellation. As with other forms of astrology, the configuration of our Birth Constellation is determined by our birth date.
The Allies in our constellation revolve around us like the planets around the sun. They are continually communicating, coaching and teaching us how to wake up and live in our unique natural brilliance.
They provide us with insight, guidance and direction in every part of our lives. When we follow their guidance, we align to our natural essence. We discover the truth of who we really are.
We unlock our inner wisdom and follow our life’s purpose as we look for the answers to questions like…
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
To experience an AMWA Reading for the first time, is to take a journey into yourself. It is an exploration of who you really are. The truth of this knowledge helps you to understand you are far more than you believe.
It expels your negative beliefs, low self-esteem and unworthiness, replacing it with your unique natural brilliance.
During your recorded 90-minute reading, you will travel through your entire Birth Constellation. You will meet each Ally, learning about their unique gifts and wisdom.
Each time you journey with your Allies, you will discover how they empower you to find solutions, clear blockages and step into your true calling in life. They will show you how to improve essential components of your life like intimacy, creativity, relationships, vocation, free will, health and how to live more fully in Awareness.
Choosing to have a Reading every year around your birthday will help you to integrate the year just passed and set clear intentions for the upcoming year.
Our dynamic 3-day AMWA Workshop will guide you on a personal journey into the seat of your Soul’s consciousness to meet & work with the Animal Allies in your Birth Constellation.
We work within the flexible outline through this Workshop:
Day 1: Please ensure you have arrived and settled by 6:30 pm
- Arrival from 4pm
- Registration @ 6:30 pm
- Gather, Smudge and Song @ 7 pm
- Opening Circle
A brief introduction to this paradigm, receiving clear guidance and instruction to navigate and understand AMWA
An opportunity to get to know one another & set personal intentions for the journey into AMWA
- Stepping Into the Silence
A Shamanic Medicine Drum Journey to support deep awareness and clear intention
- Gather at 9 am
- Check In Circle: practicing the art of ’emptying the cup’
Unplugging from everything helps to hone awareness and step into the day with a clear focussed intent and a willingness to learn
- Teaching Circle
A Teaching on the Wheel of Tonal (physical everyday reality) Spheres, overlaying the Animal Allies
- Tool for Application
A ceremony designed to assess and rectify the imbalances within the Tonal Reality using the Animal Allies as guides
- Sweat Lodge
An ancient ritual of cleansing and purification to support the healing process and facilitate access to unlimited potential
- Gather at 9 am.
- Check In Circle: practicing the art of ’emptying the cup’
Unplugging from everything helps to hone awareness and step into the day with clear focussed intent and a willingness to learn
- Teaching Circle
A Teaching on the Wheel of Nagual (untapped potential) Spheres, overlaying the Animal Allies as guides
- Tool for Application
A ceremony designed to awaken the natural gifts, talents and skills that reside within the Nagual
- Closing Circle
Debrief the experience to initiate the integration process, bring the workshop to a close & say our farewells by 4 pm
Who is your AMWA Birth Ally?
Click on the dates corresponding to your birthday to find out.
January 20 – February 18
The key energy for you as an Eagle is Vision. You have a natural ability to not only see patterns and shapes but to respect them as sacred and beautiful. Your piercing laser vision sees through masks, pretense and drama, allowing you to see into what is hidden and unseen. When you cast your gaze inward you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life by being opinionated, eccentric, dogmatic, dispassionate, fanatical, rude, over sensitive & unreliable. As an Eagle the other natural gifts you carry on your wings are, wisdom, originality, humanitarian, inventiveness, power, independence, selflessness & congeniality.
February 19 – March 20
The key energy for you as a Giraffe is your Interdimensional nature. You can naturally raise your consciousness to access other dimensions or possibilities. This allows you to hold a greater space of neutrality, acceptance and patience for the trials and tribulation you face on your journey through life while holding the same attitude for others. When you look within you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life by being unapproachable, irrational, gullible, dependant, confused, impractical, disillusioned & indecisive. As a Giraffe, your other natural gifts are intuition, gracefulness, compassion, empathy, creativity, imagination, free spirit & sensitivity.
March 21 – April 20
The key energy for you as a Cheetah is Focus. You have a natural ability to focus on what is most important to you in the moment, allowing you to accomplish your goals. You move through life with ease and effortlessness, as you keep your unwavering sights on your intended goal. When you turn your focus inward you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life whenever you are stubborn, aggressive, anxious, impatient, demanding, selfish, thoughtless & impetuous. Your other natural gifts are determination, fearlessness, active anticipation, enthusiasm, courage, intuition & leadership.
April 21 – May 20
The key energy for you as a Cape Buffalo is Spontaneity. You naturally move and spring into action with timing and precision. This ability allows you to be fully engaged in the process of life, manifesting your desires and dreams. When you look inward you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life whenever you are possessive, insecure, lethargic, materialistic, indulgent, closed minded & unoriginal. Added to this your other natural gifts are innocence, charity, patience, sacrifice, abundance, harmony & honesty.
May 21 – June 20
The key energy for you as a Mongoose is Adaptability. You have the natural ability to flex and bend your mind to accept new thoughts, viewpoints, opinions and ideas. This allows you to adapt and apply your knowledge and wisdom into new possibilities, new arenas and new opportunities for growth. When you look inward you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life whenever you are compulsive, dishonest, superficial, unreliable, nervous, immature, two faced & complicated. Added to this you also carry the natural gifts of generosity, versatility, playfulness, agility, inquisitiveness, craftiness, abundance & eloquence.
June 21 – July 22
The key energy for you as an Ostrich is Purity. You know how to live within the natural Purity of life, without contamination. This allows you to be yourself no matter what is happening. You can sift through any untruths, deceptions and lies you may encounter in life without being at their effect. When you turn your attention inward you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life when you choose to be defensive, impractical, fragile, insecure, vulnerable, timid, unstable & apathetic. Along with this your other natural gifts are imagination, sympathy, sensuality, sensibility, nurturing, creativity & endurance.
July 23 – August 23
The key energy for you as a Lion is Courage. You have the natural ability to courageously change your reality in pursuit of your personal growth. You know how to take authority of your life as you seek to feed yourself with what you truly hunger for. When you search within you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life whenever you engage with arrogance, vanity, intolerance, materialism, impatience, inflexibility, control & possessiveness. Along with this your other natural gifts are imagination, sympathy, sensuality, sensibility, nurturing, creativity & endurance.
August 24 – September 22
The key energy for you as the Leopard is Self-Trust. This natural gift allows you to stand alone and rely on yourself as the resource for all knowledge, truth and wisdom. This emerges from your inner knowing, following what feels right for you and only you. By looking within, you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life through aloofness, perfectionism, secretiveness, criticism, scepticism, idealism, hypocrisy & worrying. Your other natural gifts are independence, insightfulness, modesty, discernment, fearlessness, stalking, strength, transcendence & sensitivity.
September 23 – October 22
The key energy for you as a Hyena is Intuition. This natural gift allows you to discover what your true needs really are. As the Hyena, you have the indomitable strength and power to take authority, responsibility and the appropriate action to satisfy your needs. When you turn inward, you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life like indecisiveness, extremism, undisciplined, compromising, inadequacy, perfectionism, laziness and co-dependency. Added to this your other natural gifts are persistence, cooperation, vicious tenacity, mysteriousness, fearlessness, cleverness, power & adaptability.
October 23 – November 21
The key energy for you as the Cobra is Transformation. This powerful gift allows you to let go of whatever no longer serves you or has become unproductive both internally and externally. This allows you to free yourself of attachment and open a space for new opportunities, possibilities and realities. By looking within, you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life through manipulation, stubbornness, destructiveness, resentment, cruelty, vindictiveness, controlling & secretive. Added to this your other natural gifts are creativity, wisdom, instinct, passion, imagination, psychic ability, intensity & power.
November 22 – December 21
The key energy for you as a Wart Hog is Beauty. Your natural ability to behold beauty in all things and places is unparalleled. With this perspective, you transcend the pettiness of judgement and comparison for what is and isn’t considered beautiful. Whenever you go within, you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life through being insecure, inconsiderate, unrealistic, restless, naïve, tactless, impetuous & extravagant. Along with this facility, your other natural gifts are charisma, optimism, sincerity, resourcefulness, benevolence, virility, playfulness & ferocity.
December 22 – January 19
The key energy for you as a Wild Dog is Strategy. You have the natural ability for open minded far thinking and logic. This allows you to access any available resource from any avenue, to strategically achieve and create the life you desire. By looking inwardly, you discover how you create dissonance and imbalance in your life by being selfish, judgemental, inflexible, sarcastic, distant, insensitive, pessimistic & cruel. Added to this, your other natural gifts are, intelligence, stamina, quick thought, responsibility, versatility, communication, perseverance & patience.