I am quite confused regarding to what cardinal point I should face depending on what element a certain spirit rules. Until now I have been using:
North = Air
Water = West
Earth = East
My take was due to geographical distribution of elements according to the climate and myths relating to the birth and death of the Sun:
Hotter climate starting from the Ecuator line towards the South? That’s Fire. Colder climate North-wise? Air.
The Sun naturally appears to the East? Earth and since this element represents traditions and old cultures, I judged it preponderant towards the East where the first civilizations of mankind began historically. Coincidentally most of these cultures worshiped the figure of the bull under various reasons, and what better shape to represent this element other than the very same as the fixed earthly sign, Taurus?
As for the West, I followed the esoteric tradition that water is linked to Death and transition, and since the Sun “dies” towards the West (traditionally held the abode of the dead in many cultures), well, I opted following that direction.
BUT THEN I SAW THE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THIS SYSTEM AND THE DIRECTIONS USED IN THE WATCHTOWER GUARDIAN RITES, that states:
North = Earth
South = Fire
East = Air
Whenever I ask spirits regarding this matter they all tell me to just forget about such nuances, that it is intent which sets things into motion. Sure, I already know that, and as a matter of fact I hardly ever use ritual ceremonies anymore, but they do not answer this question beyond that.
What is your take?