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What is a "Joy Box"? It is Box of Joy.
A one of kind mixed media collage shadow box that reflects the
Spirit and Energy of the person it is meant for.
A "Medicine Wheel Joy Box" is inspired by my Cherokee Ancestors and a moon-based calender that reveals our Birth Totems. Some call this Native American Astrology but to me it is altogether different. According to the the Medicine Wheel, we are born, there are certain animals, plants, minerals and directions that help us to embrace our strengths and avoid cultivating our week characteristics. Although all totems are powerful the Animal totem is most revered. We encounter approximately 10 more animal totems throughout our lifetime which stay with us for the time we need them, but your Birth Totem never changes.
Your Medicine Wheel Joy Box celebrates these totems and gives incite into their meanings. The Joy Box is created based on your Totem Color and includes representations of your Animal Totem, as well as your Mineral, Plant, Spirit Guide, and Clan Totems. There is a clear explanation of the meanings of your place on the Medicine Wheel and your Birth Moon".
Although I use a Native meditation prior to creating each box, if it is a custom box, I do a short Vision quest to ask that a name be revealed for the recipient. All I ask is their name and birthdate.

Basic Medicine Wheel Totem List
DATE OF BIRTH----ANIMAL-------------COLOR----------MINERAL----------------PLANT
Dec 22 to Jan 19 ---Snow Goose-------White-------------Quartz--------------------Birch Tree
Jan 20 to Feb 18----Otter------------------Silver--------------Silver--------------------Quaking Aspen
Feb 19 to March 20-Cougar--------------Blue-Green------Turquoise--------------Plantain
March 21 to April19-Red Hawk----------Yellow------------Opal---------------------Dandelion
April 20 to May 20---Beaver--------------Blue---------------Chrysocolla------------Blue Camas
May 21 to June 20---Deer----------------White/Green-----Moss Agate------------Yarrow
June 21 to July 22---Flicker--------------Pink----------------Carnelian---------------Rose
July 23 to Aug 22----Sturgeon-----------Red----------------Garnet-------------------Raspberry
Aug 23 to Sep 22----Bear-----------------Purple-------------Amethyst----------------Purple
Sept 23 to Oct 23----Raven---------------Brown-------------Bloodstone-------------Mullein
Oct 24 to Nov 21-----Snake---------------Orange-----------Copper/Malachite----Thistle
Nov 22 to Dec 21----Elk--------------------Black-------------Obsidian-----------------Black Spruce

I do a Medicine Wheel meditation before creating each item so I can step aside and let the Universe do the work!
The price shown is for my larger more elaborate size Joy Box measuring 13x13 or 11x17
I also offer this Joy Box in a Medium size measuring 11x9 priced at $68

I believe that my creations are made for a specific person even if it is not custom ordered and the item is just waiting for that person to find it. So, if you don't find it in my gallery, I will make it for you! Just contact me through Etsy for details.

My turn-around on custom orders is fairly quick but if you need something fast, I will work with you.

Custom made Large Medicine Wheel Joy Box is a mixed media shadow box inspired by Native American Birth Totems



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, paint, charms, wood, ribbons, glass, beads, crystals, ceramic, metal, wire, feathers
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
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