The Reversed Compass Layout

The Reversed Compass Layout

 

 

Difficulty: Hard

This reading sets the tiles in the celestial form instead of the terrestrial format that is used in navigational compasses. This is done to follow the traditions inherent in Chinese Philosophy. This complex reading is very flexible in that you may focus on a specific or general question, or no question at all when using it.

In the Reversed Compass Reading, each of the sets of tiles have a certain type of influence on the issue represented by The Nucleus. To interpret this reading properly you must separately relate each of the directional tile sets to The Nucleus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Reversed Compass Reading

 



 
Western
 

 
Northern
 
Nucleus


Southern
 

 
Eastern
 

 

 

 

 

1: The Nucleus

Wan 7

Symbol: Seven Stars

The Seven Stars tile signifies creative growth and power. Creativity should be applied to the area this tile appears. This is a place to let your imagination run free. The Seven Stars tile also indicates hope for the future.

 

 

The Western tiles explore obstacles and strife caused by the Nucleus.

 

2: Western Tile 1

Wan 1

Symbol: Entering

The Entering tile indicates that barriers you now face will soon be lifted. Opportunity and success are ahead, but you must have the courage and energy to take advantage of them.

 

 

 

3: Western Tile 2

Summer

Symbol: The Woodcutter

The Woodcutter employs three of the 5 elements central to Chinese philosophy: Fire, Wood and Metal. He is ambitious and full of drive and energy. He represents gain and success through dedicated work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4: Western Tile 3

South Wind

Symbol: Fire

The South Wind tile is considered to be a very good sign in a reading. It almost ensures a satisfactory end to any problem.

 

 

The Southern tiles represent current and near-future influences that are affecting the Nucleus.

 

5: Southern Tile 1

Bamboo 2

Symbol: Duck

The Duck tile symbolizes a long lasting relationship with the strength to overcome all obstacles. It suggests fidelity and trustworthiness. Regardless of the type of partnership in question, the second Bamboo tile indicates a strong, healthy relationship.

 

 

 

6: Southern Tile 2

Bamboo 5

Symbol: Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower tile represents birth or rebirth. On a spiritual level it may indicate you are about to reach new heights in your understanding of your place in the cosmos. Physically it may suggest a child is coming, or a new project is about to emerge. The Lotus Flower tile also speaks of regeneration, and may indicate a time of recovery from hardship; a new beginning.

 

 

 

7: Southern Tile 3

Wan 8

Symbol: Knot

The Knot tile represents both bonding and severing. If the Sword tile (2 Wan) is in your reading then the time to sever ties with someone or something is at hand. Conversely if the Duck tile (2 Bamboo) is in your reading then there is bond that will strengthen. If both appear in your reading, then you have a relationship of some kind that is of undecided value.

 

 

The Eastern tiles are a composite of the factors in your personality that are influencing the Nucleus.

 

8: Eastern Tile 1

Green Dragon

Symbol: Commence

The Green Dragon tile suggests the time has come for you to begin a new project, or to take your life in a new direction.

 

 

 

9: Eastern Tile 2

Cat

A cunning and wiley hunter, though aloof and somewhat of a loner. The cat's eyes are said to drive evil spirits away, especially at night because of the way they seem to glow in the dark. The cat is symbolic of nighttime and represents a light in the dark, a guiding spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:: Eastern Tile 3

Circles 8

Symbol: White Tiger

The White Tiger tile is epitomizes masculinity in its purest form. The male represented by the White Tiger is brave and assertive. He will fight to protect what he feels is right.

 

 

The Northern tiles indicate the outcome of the issue that the Nucleus represents.

 

11: Northern Tile 1

White Dragon

Symbol: The Unknown

The White Dragon tile denotes unknown factors in your reading. Exactly what these factors are is beyond our vision, but they will have an impact on your life.

 

 

12: Northern Tile 2

Circles 3

Symbol: Phoenix

The Phoenix tile indicates great happiness and joy. The Phoenix is said to be reborn out its ashes. Accordingly the Phoenix tile also denotes sure recovery from any setbacks encountered.

 

 

 

13: Northern Tile 3

Circles 5

Symbol: Dragon

The Dragon tile indicates good luck and large fortunes. Effort is not a prerequisite for the gain suggested by the Dragon tile. You cannot work towards acquiring the Dragon's gifts. They will come when they come, and will most likely be a surprise.

 

 


 

 

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