Or anti-clockwise direction. I want to contrast the difference between the order in which the Japanese say the cardinal directions, compared to the order Western countries say them. They say 'east west south north'. Personally, I think of this mode of thought as dimensional. But our mode of thought involves starting from a fixed point (north) and then listing the directions going in a clockwise direction. Is there an adjective which describes this?
Synonyms for clockwise and anti-clockwise (counter-clockwise to us Americans) include deasil and widdershins respectively, which have Celtic and ritual roots and associations.
Dextrorotary adj., rotating to the right
Actually, we refer to compass points in more of a cross-wise configuration - otherwise it would sound like you were saying Northeast and Southwest. Maybe, "Oppositionally designated , beginning north to south, then east to west."