Each of the four directions has energies and characteristics specific to it. In Native lore each or these directions are aligned with a season, a point in the cycle of life, an animal totem (and its corresponding energies), a color, a mineral, an element (earth, air, fire, water), and a plant and various other energies. The exact association of each can differ from tribe to tribe.
In this four directional reading you will be given the animals that are influencing each of the four directions balanced by the animal that is most significant in your life right now.
You have the ability right now to combine vision with empathy to gracefully work your way through this situation. Trust your perceptions.-Giraffe
The East is associated with the color yellow, spring, the sun, fire, children, sacred tobacco, and the Eagle. It brings us the lesson of responsible relationships and the magic of higher vision and prophecy. This direction is the way of determination, illumination, enlightenment innocence and imagination. It plays a powerful force on your life goals, emotions, and journeys. It is the direction of the dreamworld.
You know where you are going! Know that you will get there!-Salmon
The North is associated with the color white, winter, wind, air, the elders, cedar and the Bear. It brings us the lesson of using your potential and the magic of manifestation. This direction is the way of balance, knowledge, trust, sacred wisdom and abundance. It plays a powerful force on your inner treasures of wisdom and empathic intuition. It is the direction of the animal kingdom, embodies wisdom and logic, and opens you to receive energy.
It is time to pay attention to your feelings. Clarify your movement through them and discern what is real and what is not. Discover the whys and wherefores and you will free yourself.-Moth
The South is associated with the color black, summer, earth, youth, sweet grass, and the Wolf. It brings us the lesson of life, death, rebirth and the magic of creation. This direction is the way of change, playfulness, self sufficiency, overcoming obstacles, and protection. It is the direction of purification, resurrection, and embodies faith in all things.
Keep going! You are on the right path but have no need to rush it. Pace yourself.-Scarab Beetle
The West is associated with the color red, the fall season, water, sage, parents and the Buffalo. It brings us the lesson of adaptation, emotional healing, creativity and the magic of shape shifting. This direction is the way of healing, intuition, communication and strength of will. It is the direction of abundance and embodies the emotional aspects of all things.
It's time to assert yourself and your ideas. Be clear concise and firm. Know that this is the right way to approach this!-Badger