AMWA is intended to open our minds and heal our hearts, as it guides us out of the maze of ignorance, confusion and separation. It teaches us to heighten our awareness, expand our imaginations, find greater self-expression and develop the tools needed to create a life of beauty. This ancient wisdom is within us. To experience life in this way is to awaken to the truth and knowledge the African Medicine Wheel Astrology is founded upon.
The African animals embody the ancient wisdom imbued in the soil which birthed humanity. This wisdom is encoded in their bones. It flows through their blood. It lives and breathes in every cell of their being. The animals are our Allies, offering us their priceless wisdom about survival, harmony, relationship, synchronicity, alignment, power, strength and balance.
The Medicine Wheel teachings of the indigenous people of the Americas, provide a roadmap for us to follow in pursuit of these same qualities. The “Good Red Road” is paved with their wisdom and knowledge. Walking along this path leads us to a life of humility, peace, acceptance, tolerance, respect, compassion, goodwill and benevolence.
AMWA was created from marrying the ancient wisdom of Africa and the Americas into an Astrological form. The Allies of AMWA act like astrological bodies, bringing awareness to our natural qualities and gifts. These are the essential ingredients we need to apply in our lives if we are going live in alignment and harmony with Grandmother Earth and her children. Most of these qualities lay dormant, waiting to be awakened into our awareness.
AMWA is configured in a unique circular pattern called a Birth Constellation. As with other forms of astrology, the configuration of our Birth Constellation is determined by our birth date.
This constellation is made up of 21 Spheres revolving around us like the planets around the sun. They house the secrets of the primary characteristics needed to become a balanced human. Each sphere holds a piece of the sacred code, unlocking the mysteries of our naturalness and our potential.
Within each Sphere resides an Ally whose purpose is to help us realize we possess all the keys to unlocking the code and shining in the world with our unique natural brilliance. Most of these assets are undeveloped and unknown to us.
When we connect to an Ally, we meet a personal advisor providing us with insight, guidance and direction in every part of our lives. They are continually communicating, coaching and teaching us how to wake up, sift through what’s true and not true about us and take responsibility for our lives.
Delving into the knowledge and wisdom of AMWA brings us face to face with the truth of who we really are, unlocking our inner wisdom and following our life’s purpose.
To experience an AMWA Reading, is to take a journey into one’s natural self. It opens our eyes to see ourselves in our wholeness, beyond what we believe about ourselves.
A reading helps to expel our negative beliefs, low self-esteem and unworthiness, replacing it with the truth and knowledge about our unique natural brilliance.
During a recorded 90-minute reading, you will travel through each sphere of your Birth Constellation. At each sphere, you will meet an Ally who will share its wisdom and teach you about your unique gifts and how to apply them.
Throughout the reading the Allies will empower you to find solutions, clear blockages and step into your true calling in life. They will show you how to improve creativity, relationships, intimacy, vocation, free will, health and how to live with greater Awareness.
Choosing to have a Reading every year around your birthday is an effective way to integrate what you’ve gained from the past year and set clear intentions for the upcoming year.
Are you a Leopard, a Giraffe or perhaps an Ostrich?
Explore, discover and learn how your AMWA Allies can set you free of confusion and stress. Learn to run, fly and play with your AMWA Allies as they take you on a journey into greater awareness, self-trust and focus. Find answers to your most pressing questions about your true nature, relationships, career, and more.
Join us for an AMWA Teaching Circle where you will:
- learn about the AMWA paradigm
- be introduced to the four main allies from your Birth Constellation; Focus, Inner Power, Natural Self and Knowledge
- invite these allies to help you sift through confusion and distraction to focus on what will empower you to learn about and awaken to your true nature
- be guided on a Shamanic Drum Journey to meet and engage with these Allies
- be given a personal ceremony to help you awaken the power of your allies into your life
To train in AMWA, is to immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of our ancestors and the natural worlds of Grandmother Earth.
Many people who have had an AMWA reading, feel called to learn more about AMWA. They either want to integrate the knowledge and wisdom of AMWA more deeply into their lives or they want to learn how to facilitate readings for others.
Regardless of the destination, this journey requires an open mind with a solid commitment to follow through.
The AMWA Training Program comprises a minimum of 60 sessions totaling approximately 100 hours. These sessions include teaching, training and practical application.
This Training Program is not meant for dabblers or curious spectators. Each prospective trainee will be interviewed before they will be accepted in the program.
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.