The Reversed Compass Layout
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
1: The Nucleus
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.
The Western tiles explore obstacles and strife caused by the Nucleus.
2: Western Tile 1
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.
3: Western Tile 2
The Bamboo tile indicates an adaptable, useful spirit. The Bamboo tile is also associated with scholarly pursuits.
4: Western Tile 3
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.
The Southern tiles represent current and near-future influences that are affecting the Nucleus.
5: Southern Tile 1
The Sword tile indicates a decision must be made before attainment of your goals can be reached.
6: Southern Tile 2
The Orchid tile suggests there may be rare and refined experiences coming into your life. Enjoy them!
7: Southern Tile 3
The rat represents industry, hard work, and determination. The rat shrewdly builds up a stockpile during the summer, so that when times get tough it will be well prepared. On the negative side, this creature can be cowardly, cunning, and cruel - and a major pest which spreads disease and destruction.
The Eastern tiles are a composite of the factors in your personality that are influencing the Nucleus.
8: Eastern Tile 1
The Chrysanthemum tile indicates you will enjoy a happy time filled with social activities and leisurely moments untainted by the demands of everyday life.
9: Eastern Tile 2
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.
10:: Eastern Tile 3
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
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.
12: Northern Tile 2
The Unicorn tile indicates a clear vision of the future and the ability to see people for who the really are. In rare cases the Unicorn tile may suggest a person with psychic powers.
13: Northern Tile 3
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.