We Begin in the East
Usually, I start setting up the Stones of Change Medicine map in the East (to my right – which may or may not actually be true East), so we will begin in the East.
This is the spiritual part of the map. It is the place of birth, where the Great Masters reside, a place of prayer, a place of new beginnings, light, morning, spring, religion, and spirituality. It is the beginning end of the Blue Road and masculine.
Stones that hold the circle in the East have something to do with spiritual aspects, beings, or characteristics, such as: the light of spirit, joy, truth, destiny, Christ, angels, guides, Goddess, spirit healing, surrender, Buddha, enlightenment etc. When casting stones land in the East, they have to do with spiritual aspects, practice, beliefs or morals.
Any of the ‘negative’ readers are exalted when they land East of the meridian (the middle), so they take on a more refined, and sometimes even positive, meaning.
In the Northeast, stones reflect a philosophical attitude, whereas in the Southeast, stones express a more visceral spirituality.