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

Worm

This creature lives off the dirt of the earth, collecting valuable nutrients that make it a symbol of energy and revitalisation. Naturally the worm is an old Tibetan home remedy with tremendous healing properties. Aiding both yin and yang energies, as well as practically every other vital organ and body system, it represents a powerful cure-all – a solution to a broad variety of problems.

 

 

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

 

2: Western Tile 1

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.

 

 

 

3: Western Tile 2

Bamboo 1

Symbol: Peacock

This is the first tile of the first suit in a Mahjong set. Overall, it represents success. However, it also warns that success sometimes turns to arrogance, which can lead to loss of everything that has been gained. The Peacock tile also suggests a change in your life path is forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4: Western Tile 3

Bamboo 7

Symbol: Tortoise

The Tortoise tile suggests impatience with the time certain aspects are taking to play themselves out. It is likely any open issues you may have will need extra attention and patience to resolve properly. The Tortoise also symbolises long life.

 

 

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

 

5: Southern Tile 1

Red Dragon

Symbol: Centre

The Red Dragon tile is indicative of success and the fulfilment of your goals.

 

 

 

6: Southern Tile 2

Rooster

A proud and dominant animal who likes to strut his stuff. The rooster is the ultimate symbol of reliability and punctuality, as he never misses his morning duty of crowing at the dawn. Naturally this creature symbolises new beginnings. Also, he is a protector of the home domain.

 

 

 

7: Southern Tile 3

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.

 

 

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

 

8: Eastern Tile 1

Circles 4

Symbol: Jade

The Jade tile indicates hard work resulting in spectacular results. Jade is thought to be an immortal stone to many. Therefore, is also denotes longevity of relationships, life and principled values.

 

 

 

9: Eastern Tile 2

Wan 3

Symbol: Land

The Land tile suggests either a stable setting in which you are already thriving, or one that will exist in the near future. With stability your success and vision will grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:: Eastern Tile 3

Wan 4

Symbol: Lute

The Lute tile indicates a need for relaxation, a break from the stress of your everyday life. For people nearing the end of their career it may suggest that the time for them to retire has come.

 

 

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

 

11: Northern 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.

 

 

12: Northern Tile 2

Wan 9

Symbol: Heavens

The Heaven tile suggests completion. This tile denotes a time for you to consider moving on to your next goal.

 

 

 

13: Northern Tile 3

Circles 2

Symbol: Pine Tree

The Pine Tree tile represents strength and resolve. It often refers to a powerful, determined man. While powerful, this person is not violent, but very skilled in attaining his goals through diplomacy.

 

 


 

 

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