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, following the traditions of Chinese philosophy. This complex reading is very flexible in that one 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 an influence on the issue represented by the nucleus. To interpret this reading properly, all the tile sets should be compared to the nucleus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Reversed Compass Reading

 



 
Western
 

 
Northern
 
Nucleus


Southern
 

 
Eastern
 

 

 

 

 

1: The Nucleus

Bamboo 2

Symbol: Duck

The Duck tile symbolises 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.

 

 

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

 

2: Western Tile 1

Spring

Symbol: The Fisherman

The tile of The Fisherman suggests success can be attained through the application of common sense and careful management of your time and relationships. The Fisherman is thorough and patient. He knows that while his efforts will be rewarded as long as he does not give up.

 

 

 

3: Western Tile 2

Bamboo 6

Symbol: Water

The Water tile denotes a need for communication. A trip may be necessary to communicate properly. You may be called upon to present proof of ownership or that an event actually took place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

6: Southern Tile 2

Cat

A cunning and wily 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 night-time and represents a light in the dark, a guiding spirit.

 

 

 

7: Southern Tile 3

West Wind

Symbol: Metal

The West Wind tile represents an obstacle that must be faced before you can make progress towards your goals. This obstacle may be anything, from a person to needing to find work.

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:: Eastern Tile 3

Chrysanthemum

Symbol: Pleasure

The Chrysanthemum tile indicates you will enjoy a happy time filled with social activities and leisurely moments untainted by the demands of everyday life.

 

 

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

 

11: Northern Tile 1

Bamboo 8

Symbol: Mushroom

The Mushroom tile represents eternal life and oddity. It gets these attributes from the fact that mushrooms in nature always seem to regenerate and often popup where they are unexpected. The notion of oddity is derived from the mushroom seemingly having the nature of a plant, but lacking leaves. The Mushroom tile foretells the coming of unexpected events that will have a lasting impact on you.

 

 

12: Northern Tile 2

Wan 6

Symbol: Fire

The Fire tile is a strong warning that something is wrong or out of balance. The Fire tile is a warning. Your resources are in jeopardy. These endangered resources may be financial or spiritual or physical. In fact, resources of all types may be in danger.

 

 

 

13: Northern Tile 3

Wan 5

Symbol: House

The House tile represents a building in which you spend much time. If your reading is positive it may well be that this building has the important function providing you with a stable environment in which you are comfortable. If the reading is negative it may represent a structure in which you are stressed and uncomfortable.

 

 


 

 

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