Talking Spirituality: The Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

by Natalie Grigson on July 8, 2013

As I write this it is Saturday. It is still early—the sun is barely visible from behind the clouds—and yet I have been up for hours. And no, I am not still up from the crazy holiday party I went to last night (I didn’t), and no I’m not waking up early, pining for water to quench the ungodly hangover I must have from all of the 4th of July festivities (I don’t). The reason I am up is simply that I am really excited; and the reason that I am excited is because I spent my Friday night getting my fortune told. And it turns out; I’ve got some things to look forward to.

Now if you’ve been reading my column for a while, you’ll know that I have spoken with such a colorful spectrum of people, they make the rainbow look dull. I’ve met with different types of healers, psychics, intuitives, yogis, and coaches. I’ve been told a million different things about my present life—nuggets of wisdom like “you are a writer,” or “You are in a time of transition.” I’ve even been told about my past—“You were a writer in a past life.” “That was a difficult time of transition.” But never have I encountered somebody who was able to tell me about my future—and particularly not with such a genuine affability.

Wanugee with Golden Dragon Fortunes was that person; my Friday night Facetime date. Not only was this my first experience with this type of fortune-telling (for want of a better word), but it was also my first experience with Facetime. The latter was more difficult to get used to.

Golden Dragon Fortunes is unique in that they don’t use crystal balls, velvet curtains, or any smoke and or mirrors; they don’t discuss your past or even much of what you’re doing in the present; and Wanugee didn’t try to turn anything he knew about me into some bogus prophecy, like “I see you writing lots of books!” In fact, the method was pretty straightforward.

Wanugee used tiles, which you can see in the accompanying photo. He’d sit in silence, focusing his energy on me, and when he felt himself slip into that state of “other”—that meditative, trance-like zone that we all strive for, but which he seems to be able to slip into as easily as a pair of socks—he’d say “ready,” and any time after that, whenever I felt the urge to, I’d say, “when.” He’d then pull a tile and place it in a certain position on the table. The various symbols on the tiles represent different energies, and the various positions on the table represent different time periods.

For example, Wanugee pulled a tile with an eight of circles—the tiger. This represents an older male energy, and since this tile was in the center of the circle, it is an overarching theme for the next 6 months or so. From there, the tiles positioned around the circle get more specific, anything from the next couple of weeks to what might be going on around December.

What I really loved about this method was that Wanugee really doesn’t know much about me. He didn’t try to convince me of tile’s validity by stretching it to relate to my life (Ex: “Well you’re a writer, so maybe this masculine energy will have something to do with a new editor who will come into your life… blah, blah, blah.”) In fact, he didn’t even have a say in what the tiles were. When I said “when,” that was the tile for that position. It is a subtle way to read the Qi Energy flowing in the future.

Little did he know, but much of what he said actually made perfect sense to me already timing-wise, and I am really excited to see how the rest plays out over the next six months or so.

Particularly about this older male energy.

I’ll keep you guys posted.

For more information on the delightful Wanugee and Golden Dragon Fortunes, visit the website at I heartily recommend you do.

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