The power animal in front of you leads, and paves the way before you. It is the persona of all your power animals, and is that which people see and by which they form an impression of you.
The power animal behind you follows and protects you. It is your Shadow Animal.
The power animal on your right works with you and helps you get things done.
The power animal on your left nourishes your wishes, dreams, and secret desires, and helps make them become reality.
The power animal above you should have wings, and guides you through your life journey and your careers.
The power animal below you helps you keep stealthy and well grounded.
The power animal within you is your medicine animal. It harnesses all your power animals, heals you when you are ill, and prevents you from psychosis. (Sociopaths are said to have power animals within them that are injured, dying, or dead.) Note that, in many cases, a person always moves like the power animal within him/her and even takes on the eyes and gaze of that animal.