The Didisburye Oracle

  
 
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The Didisburye Oracle is a pack of 42 Oracle Cards designed and developed by the artist John Eastwood. The Oracle is a new divinatory system derived from the four classical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire and combines the folklore and history of Didsbury, Manchester with original photography of Didsbury heritage. Each card is accompanied by a quote from the writings of Alderman Fletcher Moss (1843-1919) the famous Didsbury resident, author, historian and philanthropist.

Illuminated with photography of Didsbury local heritage, the Didisburye Oracle cards hold a mirror to these interesting times – reflections of the past looking outwards toward the impending future.
The Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards Box Front
Stone Carving from Parsonage Gardens Gateway, Didsbury, Manchester

These cards can be used intuitively straight from the box but a copy of the Guide to the Oracle with selected references from the writings of Fletcher Moss can be downloaded
Below.

Comprising 41 named cards and 1 blank card, the Didisburye (Didsbury) Oracle is a new divinatory system derived from the four classical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The first card numbered 0 represents the Spirit, cards 1-10 correspond with the element of
FIRE (energy/passion), cards 11-20 the element of WATER (emotions), cards 21-30 the element of AIR (intellect/thought) and cards 31-40 the element of EARTH (physical circumstances). The additional blank card can be used as a replacement card or to extend and personalise the Oracle.

Brief card meanings are given next to each image below together with quotations from books on Didsbury folklore and tradition by Fletcher Moss:
*S = Didsbury: Sketches, Reminiscences and Legends (1890)
*D = Didisburye in the '45 (1891)
*F = Folk-lore Old Customs and Tales of my Neighbours (1898)
*P = Fifty Years Public Work in Didsbury (1915)
You can click on any of the cards to view a larger image.

Card 1

  • 'Creativity' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards

'Creativity'

Card 2

  • 'Doorway' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Doorway'

Card 3

  • 'Pathway' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Pathway'

Card 4

  • 'Growth' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Growth'

Card 5

  • 'Conflict' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Conflict'

Card 6

  • 'Success' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Success'

Card 7

  • 'Challenge' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Challenge'

Card 8

  • 'In Flight' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'In Flight'

Card 9

  • 'Vigilance' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Vigilance'

Card 10

  • 'Overwhelmed' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Overwhelmed'

Card 11

  • 'Inspiration' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Inspiration'

Card 12

  • 'Harmony' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Harmony'

Card 13

  • 'Pleasure' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Pleasure'

Card 14

  • 'Opportunity' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Opportunity'

Card 15

  • 'Showers' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Showers'

Card 16

  • 'Memories' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Memories'

Card 17

  • 'Moonlight' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Moonlight'

Card 18

  • 'Moving On' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Moving On'

Card 19

  • 'Wish' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Wish'

Card 20

  • 'Fulfilment' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Fulfilment'

Card 21

  • 'Clarity' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Clarity'

Card 22

  • 'Dilemma' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Dilemma'

Card 23

  • 'Sorrows' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Sorrows'

Card 24

  • 'Contemplation' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Contemplation'

Card 25

  • 'Fallen Leaves' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Fallen Leaves'

Card 26

  • 'Journey' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Journey'

Card 27

  • 'Uncertainty' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Uncertainty'

Card 28

  • 'Restriction' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Restriction'

Card 29

  • 'Worries' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Worries'

Card 30

  • 'Closure' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Closure'

Card 31

  • 'Windfall' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Windfall'

Card 32

  • 'Balance' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Balance'

Card 33

  • 'Accomplishment' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Accomplishment'

Card 34

  • 'Security' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Security'

Card 35

  • 'Adversity' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Adversity'

Card 36

  • 'Synergy' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Synergy'

Card 37

  • 'Patience' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Patience'

Card 38

  • 'Industry' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Industry'

Card 39

  • 'Contentment' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Contentment'

Card 40

  • 'Legacy' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Legacy'

Card 0

  • 'Essence' from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Essence'

Unnumbered

  • 'Unnumbered' Blank Card from the Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle Cards
  

'Blank Card'


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CARD MEANINGS

The Guide (User Guide) to the Didisburye Oracle can be downloaded by clicking on the image below. The file is in PDF format ready for you print out or to read in your web browser or tablet device. The Guide includes all of the images and detail shown above together with some example card spreads for readings.

Download the User Guide / Divinatory Guide to the Didisburye Oracle