The energetics of North  


The cardinal directions are the four main directions – north, south, east, and west. These directions are used independently by cultures throughout the world. From Arabic and European cultures to Native Americans and the Australian Aborigines.

We have all grown up knowing that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. And that the most important marking on a compass is the north point, and that the opposite of the north is the south.

What does the energy of North teach us?

The word “north” comes from a word meaning left of the east since the north is to the left as you face the rising sun. It is also associated with winter since the colder countries (in the Northern Hemisphere) lie to the north.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, read my Facebook post. I shared there how and why I re-arranged my workspace so my desk now faces north.

Positive attributes associated with the northerly direction

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, it carries a Yin energy, which means it is naturally about receiving.

If you want to attract the positive attributes of wellbeing, success, abundance, visions, and accomplishment into your life, you can work with the northerly energies to do that.

The energetics of North

A ritual to attract positive ‘North’ attributes into your life

  1. Place one of your favourite chairs so it is facing in a northerly direction.
  2. Spend 10 minutes each day between 3pm and 7pm (the time of the day associated with the northerly direction) to welcome and receive the northerly attribute you most want into your life.  
  3. For a total of seven days during this time period, sit in your north-facing chair. Welcome and receive your chosen attribute.
  4. At the end of your 10 minutes each day, thank the ‘North’ cardinal direction for enhancing your life.

Do you need help to move forward?

Everyone wants to be successful! But there can be many different energy blocks that prevent us from accessing and claiming success, abundance and good health.

 If would like to work with me energetically to help you to access these beautiful North qualities and attributes, reach out and send me a message. We can have a 20-minute chat to talk about your needs and how I can help you to access these powerful qualities. 

More about the cardinal directions

This article is part of a 5-part series that draws from ancient wisdom. It shares the symbolism and archetypical energy of the four cardinal directions (North, South, East, West) and Centre. These energies are a set of archetypes that are powerfully symbolic.

To learn more about the other directional energies, read my other articles in this series (South, East, West, and Centre).