In the first place, with this four directions reading, each of the four compass points has energies and characteristics specific to it. In Native lore, each of these directions aligns with a season, a spot in the cycle of life, an animal totem (and its corresponding energies), a colour, a mineral, an element (earth, air, fire, water), and a plant and various other powers. Also, the specific association of the four directions reading can differ between clans and tribes.
In this particular four directions reading, the animals influencing each of your four directions will appear. The first animal that will make its presence known is the most significant presence in your life. This fifth creature is the animal that will provide the overall balance in your life. In other words, they are the most influential to you at this time.
Moreover, there are many different ways that these readings can be set up. We do not say that our way is the only way. Or, more specifically, the right way to do this. In other words, this is just one of how to present the reading as a tool for your growth. Use it as often as you would like. In other words, your guides are always willing to help you. Furthermore, they love it when you reach out to them and ask for their guidance. This page is one of the ways they can communicate with you.
Who provides Balance and Influence
Stop pushing people away, especially those who genuinely love and care about you.-Manakin
Who is on your East Direction
The East direction embodies the color yellow, spring, the sun, fire, children, sacred tobacco, and the Eagle. Thus 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 influences your life goals, emotions, and journeys. It is also the “direction” of the dreamworld.
Center yourself. Breathe. You will know what to do or what not to do when the time comes. Go with the flow.-Dove
Who is on your North Direction
The North direction incorporates the color white, winter, wind, air, the elders, cedar, and the Bear. Thus 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 also plays a powerful force on your spiritual treasures of wisdom and empathic intuition. The North is the direction of the animal kingdom, illustrates wisdom and logic, and opens you to receive energy.
Stay strong and keep advancing despite what life throws at you.-Stork
Who is on your South Direction
The South direction embodies the color black, summer, earth, youth, sweet grass, and the Wolf. Thus 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.
Sometimes, the most fitting way to deal with a situation is by taking things softly.-Raccoon Dog
Who is on your West Direction
The West direction incorporates the color red, the fall season, water, sage, parents and the Buffalo. Thus it brings us the lesson of adaptation, emotional healing, creativity and the magic of shapeshifting. 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.
The one who's afraid to take risks never goes too far in life.-Gazelle