Truthfully i'd disagree with your conclusions and placement.
Air and cold in the Hellenic layout was because the north was the cold winds and the wide cold north.. In relationship to the Hellenic world it was also the cold and forbidding north, the north (Northwest in some stories) is also the location of the fabled land of Hyperboria which was cold and snow covered. A place where Apollo was supposed to go to at times with his association to the sun. Earth initially lay to the east because to the east was the lands of Asia Minor (Anatolia, Caria, Ionia, etc) and the uncharted unknown and its massive presence. Water lay to the west due to the location of the med itself and the presence of water itself. Fire lay to the south due to Africa and the sense of the burning waste lands and the Sahara Desert. It does cross somewhat into the Southeast sue to how Babylon and later Chaldea was understood and acknowledged. The Hellenic outposts and exploration of the archaic world greatly influencing how they viewed the physical world.
Then one has to factor in the notion of the chthonic influences of both the Hellenic and Roman world view regarding death, burial and restless dead. There your getting into the western facing graveyards and tombs and proper burial ritual and offerings, etc. Also into the rotation of the sun itself and its influence upon things. All of which factors in that the Mediterranean Sea area is built upon a three season growing cycle which further equates to how the earth element along with fertility and fecundity is observed. A magical layout that is similar but not the same to Egypt (Kemetic).
Figure for Egypt for instance Water is to the North and east due to the Med and Nile. More so to the Nile as the whole of the social structure was built upon the Nile flooding and the harvest and dead season. Death is also in the west hence the valley of the kings and the city of the dead. Fire is still to the south due to the African expanse. Air is frequently seen from the east due to the hot currents and mirages coming in from the eastern desert. It influenced the Hellenic and later Latin civilizations but most is equated to the physical layout of the area.
In Eastern America you see water frequently to the East, Air to the North, Fire to the south and earth to the west. Yet on the west coast water and earth are frequently reversed. If one looks to many of the various medicine wheels you see similar transpositions of where things fall.
Of course going east it changes even more as the four traditional elements change to as many as 15 I think it. Not even looking at the liminal points where two elements join such as earth and water to make mud, fire and water to make steam, air and water to make ice or mist, etc.
It also tends to ignore the so called sacred directions and equations. That which lies upon me (Soul) that which lies above me (Celestial) that which lays beneath me (Chthonic), that which lies before me, that which lies behind me, that which lies to either die of me. From a shamanic perspective and world tree perspective the directions and elemental equations of what one shall encounter in journey work and movement vertically and horizontally upon and about the various tree's. To include the Cabala / Kabala tree of life, the Nordic tree Ydasdril and many native american notions of the worlds and what is in each one.
Granted there is a whole lot more to it but this I think gives enough evidence for why I dispute your conclusions and findings based upon my knowledge and experience. Not to say your won't work for you just it doesn't match any archaic or traditional practice I am aware of.
Edited by monsnoleedra, 11 April 2014 - 05:43 AM.