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.

New Exhibition Update!
From Sunday 8 September - Sunday 29 September 2019 the Didisburye Oracle Cards and the backstory of their design and creation, will be part of a special free exhibition at The Parsonage, Parsonage Gardens, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ
Readings Available on Sunday 15th, 22nd and 29th
The exhibition is part of Heritage Open Days - Didsbury Open Doors 2019 and a celebration of the centenary of the death of Fletcher Moss.
Open Daily 9:30am - 5:00pm (access times may vary so please contact The Parsonage before making a special trip) www.didsburyparsonagetrust.org.uk
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.
Availability Update!
The Didisburye Oracle Cards are now also available direct from
Harriet & Dee, 8 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Manchester M23 6WA
and from
Healthy Spirit, 37 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury Manchester M20 6TW
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 donloaded from the
Guide & Purchasing section 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.

Limited to 500 boxed packs, the cards are £27.50 and can be
PURCHASED BELOW.
 

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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Design, Information Booklet
and Purchasing


DESIGN

The Didisburye / Didsbury Oracle features 42 standard 'tarot size' cards 70mm x 120mm, printed on high quality 350gsm matt laminated card stock. Incorporating original photography from scenes of Didsbury, Manchester, the first edition is limited to just 500 copies. Images of the box front and back of the box are shown below.
Didisburye Oracle © 2019 John Eastwood. You can discover more of John Eastwood's photography and artwork by visiting
www.photolandscape.co.uk

Box front from  the Didsbury / Didisburye Oracle
Tuck Box Rear from  the Macclesfield Tarot

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
 

AVAILABILITY

The first edition of the Didisburye Oracle is limited to 500 packs of cards. You can purchase these online via PayPal at a special Didsbury Arts Festival launch price of £27.50 (+ postage and packing) by clicking on the link below. Please contact me if you have any questions or require any additional details.

Select your Country and the type of shipping option required from the list, then click the 'Buy Now' button below.

Cards are £27.50 +Shipping. Please select Country option below
  
 
 

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Wherever possible I aim to reply to all requests for further information within 48 hours or 2 working days. Thank you for your interest in these cards. John Eastwood.
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