Animal Totem Power: Four Direction Correspondences
written by StarStuffs ©


Animal Totems:
Animal Direction Correspondences by StarStuffs

The four directions are examined here within the context of the animal totems. Each direction has its own special characteristic and meaning. When the animals are seen coming from or going to a particular direction, the depth of meaning can be enhanced. This is another way to tune into the subtle language of animals. Intuitions and general knowledge should help you in discerning this unique relationship.


Lessons of Using Your Potential
Magic: Manifestation
Element: Earth

Associated with the nobility of manifesting things from the true essence within you. Earth is symbolic of wisdom, patience, prosperity. Grounding aspects of mind, body, spirit. What you gain in knowledge and teachings now, will be used later. What seemed impossible will be enlightened with a new idea and thought. Listen to your intuitions and trust that will be transformed in accordance with your true inner pathway.

  • balance
  • teaching
  • abundance
  • knowledge
  • sacred wisdom
  • empathic intuition
  • inner treasures
  • thankfulness
  • drawing forth
  • gentleness
  • alchemy
  • trust


Lesson of Responsible Relationships
Magic: Higher Vision and Prophecy
Element: Air

Spiritual vision opens up, creativity, inspiration, higher awareness, higher intuitions, self-mastery through the use of will. Air links the Earth and Heavens which allows the ability to walk between the spiritual and physical worlds using dreams and visions. Be open to any revelations you have for they will give guidance. It is time for spiritual renewal, sometimes easy, sometimes painful, but always welcome for we need to grow within and without.

  • Quests
  • Visions
  • Dreams
  • Imagination
  • Inner Spiritual Renewal
  • Higher Compassion
  • Journeys
  • Emotions
  • Goals


Lesson of Life, Death and Rebirth
Magic: Creation
Element: Fire

Opportunities to change and manifest a new thought, idea or action. Fire is the element of heart, passions and love that help us regenerate our lives. Change must be met with strength and endurance - knowing you will move through this stage and awaken new, fresh and purified. All of life is a cycle, there are only transition periods that we must maneuver through. During such changes, we learn, grow and expand our self awareness.

  • Trust
  • Strength
  • Change
  • Playfulness
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Awakening the Inner Child
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Resurrection
  • Purification
  • Protection
  • Faith


Lesson of Adaptation
Magic: Shapeshifting
Element: Water

Physical and behavioral adaptations to the environment in order to survive. Water will always take the path of less resistance. Utilizing your energy to the fullest in whatever life requires is a hallmark of a true shapeshifter. Being able to adapt according to need in all areas of your life. This requires a shifting in consciousness to flow like water over a given circumstance. The animals have no qualms with changing, it does this without hesitation.

  • Healing
  • Intuition
  • Creativity
  • Illumination
  • Strength of Will
  • Communication
  • New Learning
  • Divination
  • Creativity


“What is a man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die form great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man.”
Chief Seattle