The Earth Wheel here at Earth Circle Studios is used to reflect this place here on the East Coast of Australia. The elements, animals, colours etc used at each direction relate to this landscape and is inspired by the work of Glenys Livingstone of PaGain Cosmology.
It is a deep remembering of who we are in relation to our natural environment and the cosmos.
For thousands of years many indigenous cultures from around the world have used the Wheel of the Year, the Medicine Wheel or Dreaming Wheel as a sacred ceremonial centre. The wheel was used as a ritual space to honour the gifts of growth, rites of passage, seasonal changes of Mother Earth and the interconnectedness of all life.
The Sacred Wheel of the Year is still spiritually significant and you can find it being used in many contexts worldwide. The wheel can be used for numerous purposes: ceremony and healing, creating sacred space, to pray, to fast and seek visions, seasonal celebrations, to experience life more fully and gain deeper wisdom and understanding.
The wheel is representative of life's never ending cycle and each direction focuses on a different aspect of living. Ultimately, it acts as a model for our inner learning and our inter-connectedness with the world around us.
I have been working with a Southern interpretation of Celtic Wheel for many years and it has supported a deeper connection with the earth and its cycles. It reminds me of who I am and where I am: my place.