The Four Courses reading presents possible paths for the querent to take to reach a more complete
state of being. While all paths may offer a degree of fulfillment, usually one will be more fruitful than the others. The
trick of course, is to pick the one that will bring most beneficial results. Scroll down to learn the influence of each Mahjong Tile.
East Wind Symbol: Wood Generally the East Wind tile represents the querent. The tiles nearest the East tile in a reading have added importance.
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.
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.
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.
North Wind Symbol: Water The North Wind tile indicates there will be difficult moments ahead. These can be canceled out if the South Wind Tile is in your reading as well.