Hello - I'm new here; thought someone here might be able to help.
Way back in the late 1970s, shortly after I bought my first tarot deck, I bought an oracle deck that was supposed to have been based on a Chinese system. It had a series of cards with short messages on them, and a smaller set of cards that were 'masks' - they had a window cut out of the card, and had a subject printed at the top, and a bit of some appropriate Chinese painting: Romance, Money, Career...that sort of thing. You shuffled the cards, selected a certain number based on Chinese astrology, winnowed the selected cards down in some manner I can't recall, put the appropriate mask over the card, and read the message.
That deck (along with most of my tarot collection) became an unfortunate casualty of a particularly vitriolic divorce.
(vengeful ex-wife + box of matches = bad combo)
Is anyone familiar with this deck? I obviously haven't used it in years, so I can't remember exactly what it was called. I've tried various web searches, but have come up empty.
Thank you, that was them. My searches kept turning up either I-Ching, Gong Hee Fot Choy, or the Dragon Oracle.
I imagine the 'message/mask' system would work out a lot better in the original Chinese; words in English can vary too much in length. Unfortunately, I don't read Chinese...maybe in the next lifetime.