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Tarot, Handbook for the Journeyman Eileen Connolly

Tarot, Handbook for the Journeyman Eileen Connolly


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The second book in Connolly's series. This book covers complex topics not seen in other Tarot books. The spread Rahdue's Wheel is discussed at length.
The second book in Connolly's series. This book covers complex topics not seen in other Tarot books. The spread Rahdue's Wheel is discussed at length.

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"Connolly Conjunctions. provided written permission is granted by the author." is solely proprietary with the author and appears in this book for the first time anywhere. FIRST EDITION A NEWCASTLE BOOK First printing. The material in this book may be used for class teaching.Copyright @ 7987 by Eileen Connolly All rights reserved. October1987 10 9 87 6 Printedin the United States of America . study and teaching by the author. who may quote brief passages in connection with a review. except by a reviewer. EileenConnolly. Smith No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the expressed written consent of the publisher. ISBN 0-87877-124-7 Illustrated by Peter Paul Connolly Edited by Douglas Menville Cover/Book Design by Riley K. The interpretations of the Tarot presentedin this volume have been developed over many years of research. The term and concept. in care of the publisher. All letters of inquiry should be addressedto the author.

who has traveledfar with me and has been a sourceof true inspirationon the Royal Road of Tarot. my editor. an artist. a musicianand a talentedman. I would like to express my respect and appreciationto Doug Menville. . He and I are currently collaboratingon The Connolly Tarot Deck.ACKNOIA/I. which I intend to presentin the next volume in this series. Also.EDGMENTS I appreciate the patienceand contributionsof PeterPaul Connolly. my youngestson.Tarot: The Handbookfor the Master.

.With love to my Grandchildren All the world and back again Micaela Oliver Alexander Gabriel Neil Emily and so on.

Chapter 10 A Spiritual Oasis Chapter 11 The SandalphonSpread Chapter12 The Journeyman's Initiation . Chapter13 End and Beginning... 167 17'1. Chapter8 Tarot Spreads Spreads SECTIONIV Chapter9 Choiceand Change. .CONTENTS List of Charts List of Exercises Preface Introduction SECTIONI ChapterL Beginning the Journeyman Path Chapter2 LevelChanges SECTION II Chapter 3 Connolly Conjunctions Chapter 4 Working with Crystals Chapter 5 Preparation for Reading viii ix xi xiii 3 15 35 53 6! SECTIONIII Chapter6 Tarot Spreads: Extensions of the CelticCross and Block (ll): Time Spreads Chapter7 Tarot Spreads (III): Esoteric .. 175 1-79 789 .. 7L 99 117 .

LIST OF CHARTS Chart 1 Chart 2 Chart 3 Chart 4 Chart 5 Chart 6 Chart 7 Chart 8 Chart 9 Chart 10 Chart 11 Chart 12 Chart 13 Chart 14 Chart 15 Chart 16 Chart 77 Chart 18 Chart 19 Chart 20 Chart 21 Chart 22 Clear Quartz Crystal Study with the Crystal Divination with the Crystal: Journeyman andClient. .. .. .52 153 754 156 1.. Ojas Key Spread Triadic Celtic Spread Akashic Reference Celtic Clock EsotericCalendar: Part One Esoteric Calendar: Part Two Esoteric Calendar: Part Three EsotericCalendar: Part Four Aura Spread Karmic Path Rahdue'sWheel: Inner Wheel Rahdue'sWheel: Center Wheel Rahdue'sWheel: Outer Wheel Rahdue'sWheel: Dagim Block Rahdue'sWheel: Pillar of Taleh Rahdue'sWheel: Pillar of Shor Rahdue'sWheel: Malkuth Block Rahdue'sWheel: Complete Victorian Fan vlu 54 59 60 74 77 92 102 I09 111 I72 113 118 127 I32 133 734 I49 'J. .59 .

The Journeyman'sOasis: Meditation 7 \72 tx .LIST OF EXERCISES Exercise1 Exercise2 Level of Tranquility .

PREFACE Beforeyou can proceedwith the study of Tarot at the Journeyman level. as well as a vital continuity of comprehension. to facilitate a continuing in-depth study. you will need to refer to the first book in this series. I found that usually too much of the first study overlapped the second-l was spendingtoo much time rereading things I already knew. I rememberedhow thrilled and excitedI becamewhen one of my favorite authors brought out a new book. As we continue down the path of the Journeymannow. Once you have mastered the basicsof the Apprentice level. This includes the individual card interpretations for the Major and Minor Arcana. which is still available from the publisher of the presentvolume. quoting chapter and page numbers. xl . I will be making references to my first book throughout. It will provide you with a knowledge of your basic tools for this study. I recalled my early years of Tarot study. to avoid doing that here. That book has much basicand essential knowledge which must be absorbedby the student before venturing upon the Journeyman path. you are ready for the next stageof your questfor knowledge-as a journeyman. In planning the Journeyman'spath. Therefore. How anxiousI was to continue where we had left off! But unfortunately. you must have the basicknowledge of the Apprentice. this feeling of anticipation was seldomjustified.Tarot: A Neu Handbook for the Apprenfice.

I would like to express my sincereappreciationto teachers. so that the Journeyman Handbook becomesnot only a source of learning but a friend you can relate to on a very personal level. Upon reaching a certain level of competence. An Apprentice is a beginner. I hope you will find the present volume equally helpful in your study of Tarot.the Apprentice becomesa Journeyman.L986 xllt .I would like you to feel that once again I am teachingyou personally. He has servedhis apprenticeshipand is now qualified to work at his skill or trade. he will have earnedthe title of Master. When he has done so. he then and application developshis craft. The next volume in this serieswill be for the Tarot Master. someone who is prepared to learn a skill or craft. so that you will be ready to go on to the higheststage. It is during this period of persistence of study that the Journeyman begins to experiencethe desire to perfect his skill. You will learn to coordinate your studiesbetween the Apprentice and Journeyman levels in this volume. students and readers all over the world who have found my first book useful. EileenConnolly California.INTRODUCTION Our work now begins at the Journeyman level. Once the Journeymanbeginsto work and practice his skill.


But with awareness comesthe realization that the way to learn the esotericlanguageof symbology is through the superconscious mind and not the conscious..you must realizethat each time you use the Tarot cards. MIND BOXES To facilitateyour understanding of this process.CHAPTER 1 PATH BEGINNINGTHE JOURNEYMAN As a Tarot Journeyman.or rational mind. if you have never worked with the cards before and have no consciousknowledge of esotericsymbolism.etc. you activate a mental probe from your consciousmind (Box 1) which directs energy through various activity patterns stored in the brain until it finds the right memory.or boxes. This is done without your realizingit. stackedon top of one another: Boxl Consciouslevel Subconscious Level SuperconsciousLevel Box2 Box 3 - When you need certain information. Sometimes it may be difficult to retrievea past name. let's imagine that our minds are composedof three levels. when . information is immediately recordedin a higher level of your mind called the superconscious. event.

It is the need to knout that determinesthe speedof recall. both seen and unseen. its reactionto the symbols is quite different. looking at the pictures can be quite overwhelming. It is not an intellectualundertaking: the brightest studentwith the highestIQ can often fail to master the languageof Tarot. It has been The third box.rational mind. THE KEYTO THE SUPERCONSCIOUS What preventsyou from having direct access to your superconscious mind and recognizingthe unseenimmediately?The answer is Box 2-the subconscious mind. and consequently. When the Tarot cards are first handled. however.The seriousstudent must acceptthe fact that esoterics require a reversalof the acceptedmethods of study. consciousness. has no suchrestrictions. With the Tarot. AND THE SUPERCONSCIOUS THE CONSCIOUS is often neglected. cious (Box 2) then beginsto transmit interpretationsof the symbols to the consciouslevel (Box 1). it is usedto judging and reasoning according to the logic of its everyday understanding.But it is not really equippedto do so.contained The subconswithin the cardsare first absorbedinto the superconscious. it will continue its probe until it locatesit. said that the secretof life itself is containedwithin this higher level of Memories of past lives are stored here also. but if Box 1 knows that the information is stored somewhere in the brain's memory banks. This level acts as a buffer betweenthe two planesof reality-conscious and superconscious. but it may appear so to the conscious.4 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JoURNEYMAN you want it. This is probably becausethe consciousmind is trying to analyzethe esotericdata containedwithin the images. This esoteric information is not necessarily more complex. the symbols. just as a computer storesdata in its memory banks. because normal learning patterns are not applicable. A baby storesinfor- .The superconscious. The hidden mystical information is immediately interpreted and recordedfor future reference. the superconscious.stored on a higher level. This explainswhy many people are not particularly successful with Tarot or any other esotericstudy.

This level has yet to be developedto a useful stage. Beforethe superconscious will release its data. the subconscious mind. you must learn to erasenegativememory patterns.The subconscious releases the information to the consciousmind later.you will experience delight and satisfactionin discoveringhow easy it is to utilize your higher mind when the correct procedure is followed. But once this is accomplished. You must first have the conscious (Box desire 1) to reach the higher level. you must begin in earnestto clear out superfluousand negativedata stored in your subconscious. To achievethis.BEGINNING THE JOURNEYMAN PATH 5 mation in its subconscious mind because it cannot deal with the data receivedby the consciousmind. The subconscious level (Box 2) is capableof storing the information for recall. you have to relax and accept the initial learningprogram. This desirewill activate energies in Box 2.habits and fears. and it is from Box 2 that you can reach Box 3. This can be considereda natural safety factor. you cannot reach your superconsciousmind directly.To gain access to Box 3. the superconscious (Box 3) will not release the information it has stored. even though it is different from what you are accustomedto. We call this memory. Like a child on his first day of school. You cannot go from Box L to Box 3 without going through Box 2. 2. Mere basicintellectualcuriosity is not enough! There must be balance in Box 1 plus a sincereneed for higher learning before admittance to Box 3 can be gained. The consciouslevel (Box 1) is able to cope with and assimilate the desired knowledge. DEALING WITH THE SUBCONSCIOUS As you progressin your studies. Unfortunately. then. It must be satisfiedthat 1. Box2 will not release this key unlessit receivesthe correct message from the consciousmind.you will come to realize that if (Box 2) is storing unnecessary your subconscious information or thought patterns that are not conducive to higher energies. when it can be understoodand utilized by the growing child. The key to unlocking the treasuresof the superconscious is found inside Box 2. it must have two piecesof information.This is done .

There is a simple remedy for the problem. because back down into the subconscious is futile and canhavesevere Forcing backpainful memorypatterns If you refuse to let go and attemptto returnthem to Box repercussions. causingfurther pain and distress. Depression triesto rid itself Box2 patterns.so that Box L can makethese Box 2.6 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN known to desires in a conscious manner.It recordseverythingnonThe subconscious All of us havemuchstored it asmemorypatterns. Complete the following exer- .When Box 2 in our subconscious minds that is useless negativeberetention.This is the idealtime to erase vivid on the conscious become negativityand get rid of it onceand for all. Someof thesereasons Pastrelationships Failures Hurts Childhood problems Disappointments Careersetbacks Financialcrises Traumas. this creates overloaded with negative becomes level which affect our attitude and havior patternson the conscious and illnessare often the resultsof daily approachto life. but too often we forceit we cannotor will not faceit. Many peoplerefuseto dealwith the realitiesof life and their reacan be sonsfor storingso much negativedata. conscious FOROVERLOAD THE REMEDY You don't have to continue to be trapped in this unpleasantcycle. reject themand shovethembackup into your 2. as the subconscious relivingnegative into the conscious up negative material of the overloadby bringingthe mind. A sure sign of a Box 2 overload is when the memory patterns this level. is like a taperecorder. it will only continueto mind. selectively and stores and unwanted.

After you have cleared away the negative memory patterns in your you'll be able to use it to access subconscious. Beginby relaxing your body. The obiect of the exerciseis to rid yourself of unwanted and unpleasant memory patterns and to prepare yourself for your journey to the higher consciousness. slowly touching all the vital organs: heart. Do not concentrateon any particular thought or memory. Allow yourself a minimum of L5 minutes to be alone and practice this remedy. recite the following prayer: I give my mind and body-past.May all those yet to come be blessed. the superconscious for information stored there. 7 . You may enjoy lighting a candle to help createa mood of tranquility. 6 .to the perfect love of God. Be content to experience the exercise. May all those who have crossedmy lifepath be blessed. ankles and calves. . Breathe deeply. 3 . Amen. 5 . Unplug the telephone and lock the door to ensure that you are not disturbed. feel all negativity flowing away from you. Start at your toesand consciously work upward through the legs.knowing that in doing so this remedy is allowing you to release all obstacles between you and your personalhappiness. Continue to breathe deeply. As you releaseyour breath. Exercise L: Levelof Tranquility 1. allow it to penetrate the abdomen. 2 . Feel the relaxing energy flow through your feet. 4 . Make sure your clothing is loose and unrestricting. When you feel totally relaxed and at peace. As the energy rises through your body.BEGINNING THE JOURNEYMAN PATH 7 cise at least once a day until you arrive at the level of tranquility you desire. but imagine that you are now breathing through your feet. I am The I am. Feelthe vital energy circulate and rise up throughout your body. lungs. presentand future. neck and head.

you cannot go into fine detail in a reading. so that you may freely access subconscious and apply its information to your readings.disapproval. situations and personsinvolved. have our own individual ways of expressing etc. For example. and there is a tendency to try to "fill in the gaps" with material from the conscious mind. it is expressing exceptthe baby's mother. Without a thorough grounding in fundamentals.only no one understands fore imperative that you learn the basic languageof Tarot well. so that what you offer your clients is not gibberish. It is thereit feels. Once you as Apprentice have the stored knowledge of the Tarot and have becomeused to accessing you can extract all kinds of facts from it. When you are able to read the cards fluently.personal expressionis important' We all love. but this interpretation must come from a solid foundation of prior knowledge and experience. which can make the reading questionable. interest. you will not feel any within the concern over or have difficulty understanding the message of basic language the mastered spread. In the language of Tarot you should feel free to use your own methods of interpretation. You will graduate from . is the initial task of the Journeyman:to clear out your the superconscious mind. your client is not always going to be your mother! As with any language.Such a reading can be quite accurateand informative as to time. but the Journeyman must go beyond this point to learn the association of symbolin Chapter 3) and to Conjunctions (to be discussed ogy with reference the preciseyet spontaneous ability to selectspreadsaccordingly. This information should be masteredat the Apprentice level and will give you a solid base for the readingsyou perform. The Keywords of the cards are part of the learning processand are intended to trigger the energy that penetratesthe subconsciousand finds its true source of reference in the superconscious.However. then. allowing it superconscious. KEYWORDS DO NOT A READING MAKE. to the baby. After all. to add depth and guidance. This.Keywords are intended to assistyou in analyzing and connectingthe Tarot cards. When ababy makesits first attempt to talk. we smile and say it's exactly how speakinggibberish.8 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN OF TAROT THE BASICLANGUAGE Difficulties arisewhen the student becomestoo eagerto begin reading the cards and cannot be bothered to learn the basic languageof Tarot.

it is a good idea to bathe prior to a consultation. positive level. it might be well for you to review the material in Chapter L0 of the ApprenticeHandbook. especiallyof a negativenature. and then to interpret whatever you receive. suggest that he focus on the intendedquestion while relaxing." and in Chapter 11. After you have completed the preliminary proceduresand selected the type of spreadthat seems best for the situation. it is necessary for you to eliminate any negativity you may be experiencingbefore the reading begins.Give your client time to wind down from the busy outsideworld. if time permits. I (the Apprentice Handbook). according to the cards that are turned up. THE JOURNEYMAN'S PREPARATION FORA READING We are all human beings. pages 24 and 25. To remove negativevibrations. Remember that when you consult the Tarot you are requestinginformation and guidancefrom a higher level. "Stepsto Divination. Your function is merely that of a channel to bring this material to consciousness. whenever I refer to material in the Apprentice book.This being so." for example.thereforewe eachemit a particular vibratory frequency. The atmosphereyou preparewill act as an amplifier on the spiritual level. if possible. At this point. Having receiveda particular question from your client does not necessarily mean that you will receivethe desiredanswer. you must interpret the messagecarefully and accurately. Don't feel as if you've failed the client if you receiveinformation that doesnot appearrelevant to his question. How often has this happenedto you? You must be careful to eliminate any selfinvolved attitudes or opinions. Chapter 5." . ask him to relax for a few minutes in a separateroom. I would suggestthat you meditate as well.BEGINNING THE JOURNEYMAN PATH 9 Apprentice to Journeyman by improving your skills and learning to practice all aspectsof Tarot with depth and accurracy."* When your client arrives. means "Vol. Lighting a candlecan also help to maintain the atmosphereat a calm. it will be as follows: "l/5/24-25. "How to Read the Cards. You may find that *From now on. This will help you to touch in upon the client's real need and separate it from other distracting (and often negative)vibrations.

Many studentslike to associate themselves with a card from the Major Arcana. you must select .Not until you becomea gourmet cook will you be able to just throw anything together and come up with somethingfantastic! So to becomea proficient Journeymanreader. For mundane readingsusing the full Tarot deck. RECOCNIZINGTHE CLIENTIN THE SPREAD Before the cards are arrangedinto any spread. Equally important is the baking time: too little meansthe cake will be underdone. thus doing your best for your client. not only must you have the correct ingredientsin the correct amount. see:I/3/29-37.) Card that best represents If your question involves other people in your life. then you becomethe client.Be preparedto work within a certain time span. Likewise. If you do things the right way. and inevitably you will lose track of the original questionand purpose of the reading. you must selecta Court Card to representyourself. Never be tempted to commencea reading if you do not have sufficient time to reach a satisfactoryconclusion. but how they are mixed together is very important.Continue your readingwith confidence. etc. (Mundane readingsare for questionsdealingwith your everyday life. This is acceptableonly when you are seekingesoteric guidancein an in-depth reading using the Major Arcana deck.10 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE toURNEyMAN the reading will touch upon matters important to him that have nothing to do with the current questionasked. When baking a cake. you must stick to certain basic rules and requirementswhich are essentialin ensuring the resultsvou wish to achieve. Always maintain a professional attitude: preparefor eachreading and concentrateon your client'sneed. work.knowing that whatever the cardsrevealwill be a complete and satisfactoryanswer for the real needsof your client.too much meansit will be overdone. The client may becomeimpatient and lose concentration. If you are reading for yourself.The client is the person who is seekingthe wisdom of the Tarot. it is essential that you be able to recognizethe client within the spread. For details of how to selectthe Court you. the right things will happen.readings that drag on and on without any focal point tend to becomeboring and useless.

let's use the same three family relationshipsas before. decide which three Court Cards best representthesethree people. Her brother is an established . Therefore. And the inclusion of Court Cards to representothers involved in the question will add still more precision and clarity. For example. yourself in the reading will add balanceand accuracyto Representing your work and will help immenselyin clarifying the final conclusion. Your mother. but this time for someoneelseas client. involved in his wheneverthesecards turn up in the reading. you will be able to mentally determinethe appropriate Court Cards for each of them. then when thesecards turn up in the reading. VERIFICATION CARDS After you have selected appropriate cards for your client and those question. As an example.and your interpretationswill be guided by their actual placementin the spread.BEGINNING THE IOURNEYMAN PATH 11 Court Cards to represent them as well. Using thesecards will greatly increaseyour skill as a Journeyman. Before you begin the reading. you can come to grips with who and what the questionis really about.Keep in mind that it is not possibleto decipherall the relationships your client may considerimportant. they are called VERIFICATION CARDS. Yourself 2.let's say that your question specificallyinvolves 1. you will understandwho is who and how they relate in the given situation. Let's supposeshe is a young woman whose problem concernsa small family business which professional her mother startedlast year. As the client describes the personalities and physical qualitiesof the people involved. Your brother 3. The card you chooseto representyourself should be included in the deck and shuffledin the normal way along with all the other cards. By doing this. The sameprocedureapplieswhen you are working with another person. it is essential to talk to him about theserelationships before the reading.

Client-QUEEN OF WANDS 2. . A Fifth Position Verification Card may indicatethat the family members are very much aware of the ideas and suggestions being presented. The problem seemsto be a lack of direction. 4. Using a Celtic Spread. Client's brother-KNIGHT OF PENTACLES 3. you have chosenthe following Verification Cards. Supposethat from talking to her. 2. or in the processof leaving. This is the basisof the situation.A senseof indecisioncould either solidify or nullify the influence of this crowning Verification. 3. you for good or bad. This is what crosses A Verification Card crossingPosition 1 should alert you as to whether the family member represented has a positive or negative influence in the situation. 5. A Verification Card in this position would indicate that the personconcernedis obviously the focus as far as the other two family membersare concerned. A Verification Card located here may imply that one of the family members has recently applied a measureof influence which is no longer as forceful. This is what coversyou. This is what crowns you and could come into being. 1. lay out the cards: 1. The family member in this position has already exerteda great deal of influence and has perhaps instigatedthe idea that the businessneedsto grow. 6. Your client informs you that the three of them have had severalmeetings. Client'smother-QUEEN OF CUPS. Your client's contribution is her creative talents.but have been totally unable to decideupon the best way to combine their energiesto make the business expand and prosper. This is behind you.L2 TARoT-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JoURNEYMAN who has contributed money and investedin the business. This is beforevou.

or perhapsa bank loan officer.BEGINNING THE JOURNEYMAN PATH 13 Identifying a Verification Card in Position 6 is of the utmost importance. 8 . At this point in the reading.you should be able to get a good idea of how shefeelsabout the situation. so it can be very helpful to you to have a Verification here. This represents Your client's attitude toward a family member is exposedin Position 7. This represents Your client is presently directing support toward the family member in this position. 1 0 . The client may or may not be aware of his or her there is a feelings toward this family member. A Verification Card in Position 10 revealswhich family member of presentcircumwill take the lead in the situation. the feelingsof others around you. be in charge. 9 . They may be other family membersor friends. This represents that the family member concerned A Verification here suggests has strong feelingsabout the situation and should be encouraged to discussthem openly with your client to clear the air. 7 . nevertheless. your own positive feelings. KNIGHT OF PENTACLES and QUEEN OF CUPS which appear in the reading will have to do with other people not directly involved in the client'squestion. Regardless it is clear that the personin Position 10 will eventually stances. OTHER COURT CARDS Other Court Cards besidesthe QUEEN OF WANDS. It is clear that this family member has yet to play his or her part. tax accountant or lawyer. your own negativefeelings. strong indication of a future problem with this person. This in turn will containedwithin the on the nature of the message help you concentrate . Such people would obviously of influence on the businesssituation. Using the Verification method will alleviate the need to blindly guessat the identity of Court Cards as they turn up. This is the outcome. but are not have varying degrees as important to the reading as the main three Verification Cards.

.When usedcorrectly for divination they can be warm and friendly faces urgingyou on to the real purposeat hand.Court Cards neednot be considered challenges be overcomein a reading. They can help your client to understandnot only his own personal attitude toward the given situationbut also the attitudesand energies of thosearound him.14 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JoURNEYMAN or obstacles to spread.

thanonepurpose in your readings. Whenever they appear in a reading. the Court Cards represent the client and also other people involved in the client's lifepath. a Court Card can appear in a reading representing a person who is not even known to the client. Court Cards are just like people:somewe know. somewe love and otherscan appearto adviseus of future contacts. they are called VERIFICATION CARDS. for example: A new partner A person conducting a job interview A karmic relationship yet to manifest A future confrontation. One Court Carddoesnot necessarily As a matterof fact: equalone interpretation.2 CHAPTER LEVELCHANGES As we have seen. you will learn that the Court Cardsservemore As you progress. 15 . However. relationships and experiences. This list can easily be extended.and by doing so you will seethat the Court Cards can-like the ACES-represent SEEN OR UNSEEN KNOWN OR UNKNOWN Becoming thoroughlyfamiliarwith the Court Cardswill allow you The the flexibility of interpretation they demandof the Journeyman.

within the spreadwill help you decide whether this event will be positive or negative. Upon receiptof this information. Just as words can be used in many different ways. the PAGE. Tarot is a language. The PAGE can Represent a young boy. THE PAGES One of the most significant of all the Court Cards is the PAGE.is the bearer of news concerning change for your client. This event could be either good or bad. THESEPIECES OF INFORMATIONMAY BE ENTIRELY UNRELATED TO ONE ANOTHER. and cause . This card.and the Journeymanwill soon learn to use it with easeto expresshis knowledge fluently.76 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN ANY ONECOURT CARDCAN GIVEMORETHAN ONEMESSAGEOR PIECEOF INFORMATION. according to its SUIT. The way in which the client will be affectedby this new event and its nature is depictedby the Bearerof the News. as follows: PAGE OF WANDS A definite possibility of a new developInformation ment in work or business. SWORDS or PENTACLES. girl or child of either sex Indicate that a meaningful event is about to affect the client's situation Help determine how and when this new event will occur. according to its position in the spread Indicate the type of event. your client will usually react emotionally. dependingon the rest of the reading. CUPS. so can the Tarot cards. whether of WANDS. PAGE OF CUPS PAGEOF SWORDS vibrationthat will deA swift-moving quick from your client mand decisions This him to act immediately.

This is behind you. 4. or in the processof leaving. PAGE OF PENTACLES Look with care toward the client's material welfare. rememberto considereach individual card both singularly and collectively. Your client has already been given the Seedof the Level Change -known or unknown. 2. Here you can seehow the client has developed the Seedof the change. At the Journeymanlevel. seenor unseen. giving him a clear picture of his new LEVEL CHANGE: a transition from one level of the client's lifepath to another. so it is advisable to be patient and explain the whole reading to him carefully. As you begin to read and interpret the spread for your client. . A PAGE in this location gives you a positive direction toward interpretation. 3. This is the basis of the situation. The true nature and possible resultsof this energy should become evident as the reading progresses. but it may signify an overwhelming experience. but will affect him. This is what covers you. Pay specialattention to the PAGE in any of the ten positions: 1. either mentally. He may or may not understandhis presentsituation. (Warning: One Pentacle card does not indicate an inheritance!) Study the spread as a whole carefully to determine what this Bearer brings. This is what crosses you for good or bad. A PAGE crossingis an experiencethat your client may not feel ready for! Determine Card 1 and you will understand the right approach. this is comparable to a musician learning to play the piano with both hands. Your client is in the processof experiencingnew conditions in his life. spiritually or physically-or all three. It could be complementary to his covering card.L E V E LC H A N G E S 1 7 action has not necessarilybeen instigated by the client himself.

As the PACE follows the TEN TEN represents the Level Change The PAGE brings the Seedof what is to come Or shows the Seedthat has already beenplanted as a result of the Level Change that the TEN enforces. then. THE SEEDOF CHANGE The PAGES bring the resultsof changeto the client. . is to advise the client of the new cycle beginning in some area of his life. This is what crowns you and could come into being. 10.18 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR rHE IoURNEvMAN 5. This represents your own positive feelings. This represents the feelingsof others around you. 7. As you analyze the spread as a whole. then the position of the PAGE in the spread can show whether the Seedof changehas beenplanted and when it is likely to causethe changeto occur.If not. A PACE here may indicate that some difficulty existsbecause the client feelsinsecure about becominginvolved in new situations. As you read the spread. 6. Be alert to discoverwhy other people involved in the new situation wish the client to look in the direction of the PAGE. 8. Encouragethe client to acceptnew and developing situations and to eliminate any doubt or apprehensionregarding them. This represents your own negativefeelings. prepare your client for new endeavorsby explaining what the PAGE is offering. Now you are on solid ground. it should become obvious whether or not the changehas already taken place. The result of the reading. This is before you. 9. This is the outcome. You have the client'sfull cooperation in acceptingthe Seedfrom the PAGE.

2. the PAGE must have appearedin PositionsL through 4 of the previous spread. say instead: THIS IS WHAT COVERED THE SEEDTHE PAGE BROUGHT. Cross the PAGE with the ACE.LEVEL CHANGES T9 Openingthe PAGE Using discretion and a positive attitude will help your client to better understandthe message of the PAGE in his reading. the PAGE must have appearedin Positions5 through 10 of the previous spread. 6. Precrwc rnr PACES 1. ) As you continue the spreadin the normal way. (Note: In order to accomplishthe Opening correctly. 3. Selectthe ACE of the same suit.accordingto your ability. as you are not limited by the position of the PAGE in the spread. To understandand penetratethe Seedthat the PAGE brings. You are in fact "splitting the Seed". 4. Your option is open. Begin the OPENING in Celtic Spreadform. Selectthe PAGE to be opened. seekinginformation regarding the PAGE's Seed. this will show the client what to expectin fine detail. Now say firmly: THIS IS WHAT COVERS THE SEED THE PAGE BRINGS. keep in mind that you are conducting a probe. You must take time and exercise understand the depth and sensitivity involved here. . so you have to be patienceto fully ready for anything. Place your first card on the mini-Celtic Cross formed by the PAGE and ACE. This is what covers the Seedthe PAGE brings. Place the PAGE in the center of the table. 5. Opening the PAGE is like opening Pandora's Box-you never know whether what flies out will be good or bad. exactly like Celtic Positions1 and 2 in a normal spread. In order to accomplish this. If you wish to examine what event the PAGE has already brought into the client's lifepath. proceedwith a new Celtic Spreadas follows: 1.

This is behind the Seedthe PAGE brings. With eachcard. shouldhelp the clientconsiderably SEVENS When a SEVEN of any suit appears in the spread. mean trauma. 4.it can be unexpected and even disconcerting.Rememberthat The nature of that changeis determinedby the SUIT of the SEVEN plus the content of the reading as a whole. This is what crownsthe Seed the PAGE brings. This is what crosses the Seed the PAGEbrings. This is the basisof the Seed the PAGEbrings. especiallyif we have some preparation for it. 5. We Keep in mind that changedoes not necessarily experience changein our lives every day. 10. Of course. 8. This is beforethe Seed the PAGEbrings.they may also indicate that there will be a seriesof changes. This represents PAGE brings.If no Time Cardsappearin the spread. it is also an indicator of change. This represents feelings toward the Seed the PAGE brings. tinue with the CelticSpread. 6. saying: 3. Look for the Timing Sequence at this point (see: l/Lz/233-242).20 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN 2. The number of SEVENSappearingin the spreadwill indicate the intensity of the change. Change is often nothing more result than the of our previous efforts coming to fruition. . this would indicatethat the situationin the Openingis currentlytaking place.It to know this. makea firm statement asyou openand revealthe contentof the Seed.but we can usually take it in stride. This is the outcomeof the Seed the PAGE brings. your own negative 7. This represents the feelings of othersaroundyou concerning the Seed the PAGE brings. your own positive feelings towardthe Seed the 9.At thispoint you havea total of four cardsformingtwo mini-Celtic ConCrosses.

you are exposedto the karmic nature of the change. forcing a Level Changein the client'slife. Rememberalso that the TEN is not itself a card of change-it is a transition card.THEPAGE THENBRINGS THESEED. Here is what the TENS signify when they appear in the client's initial reading: . much power is involved. sincethe Tarot deck doesnot have an eleventhcard. The Seedthe PAGE brings is not surroundedby the mystery or excitement of the FIRST ACE.) TENS TENS represent a transition from one level to another. The PAGE will then advise you of what area of life or in what form it will appear. this time he receivesthe Seedfrom the PAGE as a result of his past experiences. a catalyst which will eventually force the Level Change. Your client now has the opportunity to observeall that has happened. This time it comesas a result of the manifestationof the TEN. The Seedthat the PAGE brings is the beginning of a new cycle. and the client cannot experience anything beyond the TEN. If a MAJOR ARCANA card follows the TEN. THETENIS THEEXPERIENCE PRIOR TO THELEVEL CFTANGE. AFTER THETEN. THE PAGEIDENTIFIES THE NATURE OF THE NEW EXPERIENCE TO BE EXPECTED AS A RESULT OF THE LEVEL CHANGE. YOU WILLRECOGNIZETHE TYPE OFLEVEL CHANGE TO EXPECT BY THENATURE OF THE SEED.Conjunctions will be discussed in Chapter 3. But rememberto reassure him that such a changeneed not be heavy or negative.LEVEL CHANGES 27 (Note: Any Conjunctions which include a SEVEN also signal change. Now the ACE is being offered to the client on a different level. and regardless of the Suit identification.so before he makes any further decisions in the matter he may wish to reconsider his plans.

Take care in reading the TEN in this position: it shows exactly how your client feelsand what he expects.you should be able to recognize that your client has already created the pattern of his future. 5. Analyze the whole reading: considerwhat this crowning TEN may bring into your client'slife and counselhim accordingly.Cards L and 4 will give you an idea of what type of situation your client has been involved in and whether or not the experience has been beneficial.but this is not necessarily what will happen. If he is expectingsomethingwonderful. By consideringthe vibratory connectionbetweenthesetwo cards. A TEN here meansthat the situation has not yet materialized. This is before you. 4. 3. he may be overly confident. This is what crosses The client may be under two entirely different vibrations. A TEN in this position has already had its impact: the event in questionhas already happened. Study this card carefully and it will help provide a balanced reading. 2. or in the processof leaving. When the first card is a TEN. Card 10 (the outcome) is strongly related to Card 6. Consider Card 1 in determining whether the TEN is exerting a positive or negativeinfluence. On the other hand. then perhapshe is also afraid it won't happen. The TEN in this position indicateswhat has already occurred. . This is behind you. 6. This represents Card 7 revealsthe fears and apprehensions of the client. This is the basisof the situation. your client is experiencing its force now. and the resultsmay not be what he expects. This is what covers you. This is what crowns you and could come into being. which may be either conflicting or complementaryto eachother.22 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN Placingthe TENS 1. 7. your own negativefeelings. you for good or bad.

Multiple Level Changes The situation of the TEN followed by the PAGE has no time a number thereforeit is possiblefor the client to experience sequence. but no PAGES.This would account for any apparent indecisionor confusion he may be experiencing. but so would someonesufferingemotional pain from a relationship break. The Tenth Card indicates the final outcome of your client's question. Again. The Journeyman must now considerhow the client could be in the processof experiencingseveralLevel Changesat the same time.but most people are not so independent.It may be that he doesnot need outside support.L E V E LC H A N G E S 2 3 8 . your client is undergoing or has undergonemore than one transitional change. Rememberthat it is a catalyst have a negativeconnotation. of Level Changesof differing naturesin any one time period.dependingon the positions of the TENS in the spread. it meansthat the client feelsvery strongly about it.A TEN in this position clearly advises him that a transition from one level of his life to another is to be expected. your own positive feelings. or that he does not realize his own inner strength. then you are reading the time of your client's transitional Level Change. only an analysisof the whole reading will show whether his attitude toward the TEN is the correct one.In any case. If two or more TENS appear in the spread. Be realisticin interpretingthe TEN. The success of your client's Level Change could depend very heavily on his support system. whether it is positive or negative. A person winand does not necessarily the transitionalLevel Change ning the Lottery would have experienced of the TEN. This represents the feelingsof others around you. When the spreadcontainsone or more TENS. he should be verv interested in the information this TEN provides. This aspectof Tarotology requiresstudy and concentrationand the ability of tiansition. to let your sensitivity flow with the vibratory energies . 1 0 . 9 . This represents When the TEN appearsin this position. This is the outcome.

Solidifying the Level Change The basic approach to making the Level Changesolid and concrete for the client is to fully comprehendthe positions of the Key symbolsthe TEN and the PAGE.If you have one PAGE. You must connect them at this stageof the reading. you can be sure that the client is undergoingseveral Level Changes. the PAGE solidifiesthe TEN in Position 3. he will solidify the first TEN to appear in the spread. The more you practice. (a) great for example. Monr Tuau Orvr TEN rN rHE Spnrep Again. If there are more TENS than PAGES. or will occur. the placementof the TENS will guide you (seethe Celtic Placing of the TENS given previously in this chapter). by inheriting a deal of money from his relatives and (b) being in the processof obtaining a divorce. being aware that there are many possiblevariations of connection. if so.A secondPAGE will solidify the secondTEN. 2. 3. The first PAGE located will solidify with the first TEN in the spread.Its location indicates zohenthe Level Change occurred. Now hereis a list that will help give you continuity and an improved understandingof Level Changes: ONrv ONr TEN rN rHE Spnpeo 1. Observe whether the TEN is followed bv a PAGE. and so on. the more you will becomeaware of the various possibilities. the client has not yet fully experienced the force of the Level Change. this brings in the new Seed.24 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN A client might be experiencing two levelsof changesimultaneously.if the first TEN is in Position 3 and there is another TEN in Positions4 through 10. . I have already given you two guide lists-the Placingof the PAGES and the TENS. First considerthe position of the TEN in the spread. If there is no PAGE following the TEN.For example.

feel his moods: the atmospherearound him is vibrant but he has not yet reachedthe maturity of the QUEEN or KINC.or preliminary results. propelling him into an unoutcomeor resultof this situationwill decidedsituation. Over and above the regular reading. This is because need for a new beginning. An undefined time period separates Seedfrom the emotional level of the KNIGHT. KNIGHTS often depict the emotional reactions.LEVEL CHANGES 25 SouorrrcarroN oF rHe PAGES The PAGES bring in a new Seed formed by past experiences. as set forth in the Apprenthe tice Handbook (see:I/3/29-37). THE KNICHTS of his suit. Often the ACE will bring the client right back to the in completing his original start of his dilemma if he has not succeeded his force to such a degreethat karmic goal. the same suits as have to be of PAGES do not necessarily When one or more PAGES are found in the spreadwith no TENS.movement. results. When the KNIGHT exercises the client's lifepath completely changes. the KNIGHT reactson an emotional leuel Regardless to the Seedbrought by the PAGE. in the gatesa form of action that will result the continukarmic. for it demonstrates This could be considered ous circle of life. are all associated appearance.It is from the Seed itself and the measureof understandingyou gain from it that you may begin to determinethe true nature of the KNIGHT.of the Seed.The conclusive the KNICHT instibe found in any ACE that follows.Thereforeyou cannot consider them to representthe conclusiveoutcome of a situation.His force activatesthe client. The KNIGHT has the energy to activate the initial growth of the Seed. This emotional level must be read over and above the regular interpretation. although the force they createcan often be thought of in that way.Consider him carefully. the TENS. the the force of the Level Changeand is now client has already experienced in the processof receiving the Seedsof new endeavorsbrought in by the PAGES. with the KNIGHT's Action. be idenThe identity or suit of the KNIGHT need not necessarily tical to that of the PAGE who gives him the Seed.then you will immediately .

let's review the relationshipsamong the cards we have discussed so far: SEVEN Indicatessome form of change.At this point in time. the secondACE will be activated and begin to grow. which is found in the ACE that follows him. After nine weeks. it limits his energy to a maximum cycle of nine weeks. becomesactivated. Bringsthe Seedof what is to come. this will limit the KNICHT's energy to a maximum time cycle of nine uteeks. thus commencing a new cycle.dependingon spread position. the new Seed. beginning a new life cycle and closing the emotional cycle that was brought in by the KNIGHT. or revealsthe Seed of what has already been planted as a result of the Level Change enforcedby the TEN. There is no time sequence from the birth of the Seedto the action of the KNIGHT. likewise. contained by this ACE.The ACE represents a new cycle of eventsentering the client'slife. unlessthe secondACE follows the KNIGHT. Represents the transition from one level to another.If an ACE appearsin the samereading as that of Opening the Seed the PAGE brings. After opening the Seedthe KNIGHT brings. Beforeproceedingfurther. insteadof the first ACE. Reactson an emotional level to the Seed the PAGE brings. This is the Seedthe PAGE brings. Now you can seethat the KNIGHT's energy createsa secondSeed. there is no time sequence from the KNIGHT to the secondSeedhe creates. You will begin to realizehow the client actually createsthis secondSeed while experiencingthe force of the KNIGHT.26 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN recognizethis changein the new Seed. TEN PAGE KNIGHT ACE (L) ACE (2) . His presence will indicate the type of energy your client can expect. When this ACE follows the KNIGHT. you should be ready for his appearancein this spread.

His particular energy is forceful in that it makes the client feel compelled to make sudden relating to important aspects decisions of his living and working conditions. The client feelsthe needto createa new beginningor venture into new fields of endeavor. The KNIGHT can releasehim. His sense ity is threatenedby a conflicting desire .New situations seemto come from nowhere. and the client experiences mysterious feelings of inner direction. there is a tendency for the of securclient to feel trapped. he will feel somewhat trapped. Decisions are made without much thought. And once the client has severedhimself from the negative situation. Unless the a confining or client is willing to release suffocatingsituation. His lifestyle and relationshipswiden.LEvELcHANGEs 27 Emotional Energies of the KNIGHTS KNIGHTOF WANDS This KNIGHT often affectsthe client's businessor working life. allowing him to becomemore expressive. This sometimes causes the client inner conflict. He brings a high frequency of energy which tendsto lift the client into an exciting. exhilaratingstate. support on the emotional level is always available from this KNIGHT. KNIGHT OF PENTACLES Here also. KNIGHT OF CUPS KNIGHTOF SWORDS Faith can overcome fear through the energy of this KNIGHT. rising to the emotional level of the situation. but the KNIGHT's purpose is beneficial and will be clarified.

Still. no matter how unpleasantthe circumstances. saying with the first card: THE THISIS WHAT COVERS THE KNIGHTAND REVEALS (Note: EMOTIONAL CHALLENGE. the KNIGHT urgesthe client to release himself from the past and go on to new and unknown goals. the Journeymanwill have no difficulty in determiningwhich particular emotional level the client is experiencing.This KNIGHT expands hidden horizonsfor the client.) Be aware that the emotional level of this KNIGHT will be by the client. THE QUEENS The QUEEN can representany of the following: . this would indicate that your client is presently undergoingan experience on an emotional level brought by a previous KNIGHT. The KNIGHTyou areopening must have appearedin a previous Celtic Spread. Take the-KNIGHT and commencea new Celtic Spread. Observethis spreadto seeif an ACE follows experienced in any position. To go beyond this level and understandwhat follows.28 TARor-THE HANDBooK FOR THE JOURNEYMAN and need to move on. and it is unwise to resist when the higher consciousness repeatedlytries to motivate one to better things. Openingthe KNIGHT Representing the emotional level. By learning to understand the emotional levels of all the KNIGHTS. we must look for the secondACE. This will be the secondSeedand will open up the future activity to be expected. fear at the emotional level is a powerful force and can causethe client to want to hold on to the secure and the known. This can be a difficult decisionwhen the status quo seemssecure. If no ACE follows.

you must realize that the QUEEN may not necessarilybe referring to a woman here. sensitive be represented in his reading by the QUEEN OF PENTACLES.The client may not always recognizewho the KING is in a reading. Do not limit yourself or be afraid to recognizethe female influence that surrounds all the QUEENS. Consider the power and energy that motivates a woman to attain a position in top management. Court Card interpretationsis essential THE KINGS The KINGS exert a substantialinfluence on the client's lifepath. Your client may appear once or twice more in the samespread. you When selecta Verification Card for your client. This power can come directly from an individual or a representative or establishment acting on behalf of a woman in authority. It is essential to be flexible when interpreting the QUEEN.Yin and Yang. This is because the KINGS respresent authority.if you are reading for a man. but to the female energies of the man. IA/henyou understandthe Universal Law you realizethat both men and women have elementsof the opposite sex in their mental and emotional constitutions. you will of coursechooseaccording to the correspondingsex. Therefore. .the KING OF WANDS could easily play a prominent part in her reading. Whether this influenceis positive or negativewill eventually be determined by the entire spread.a creativeman with exceptionaltalent in interior design and melancholycould very well and who tendsto be moody. Likewise.Studying the flexibility of to a completeand precisereading. This duality is quite separate from the physical sexuality of male and female.depending upon the suit of the QUEEN.Her skills may be outstanding and far superior to any male in her company. but bear in mind the needfor flexibility with the remaining Court Cards. For example.L E V E LC H A N G E S 2 9 The client A particular attitude or characteristic adoptedby the client in a certain situation Another woman A vibratory power or influence (either positive or negative). but this authority is not always in the form of an individual.

He would never say and do the things the supervisor does. The KING can representhimself in two ways: (a) As a mature male with personality traits identified according to the suit he represents. perhaps the KING OF SWORDS. This person may be acting without the direct knowledge of upper management. The key to unlocking and understandingthe Court Cards is the realizationthat you must learn the basic nature of each Court Family.30 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN The KING representsthe uhole situation. This authority is not always shown as a male. the KING representsthe authority delegated through the supervisor by the manager. To sum up the KINGS: 1. 3. (b) As a vibratory power (positive or negative). because you know that the supervisor is a female and your client has told you that the managerdoes not have the characteristicsof the KING you have described. The KING represents authority. the manageris warm and understanding. This authority can come directly from an individual or from an establishment acting on behalf of this individual.your client could be experiencinga difficult time at work with a female supervisor. This power can come directly from an individual. Bear in mind that whomever the individual delegates his authority through will not necessarily be identified by a Court Card in the spread. You ask your client if he recognizes this KING as the manager. but the disagreement is considered by both parties to be within the boundaries of the supervisor'sauthority as specifiedby management.So in the above example. representativeor establishment acting on behalf of an individual in authority. For example. no. Remember that the KING representsthe vibratory power-the essence-of authority. If you forget the basicsand try to build your knowledge and experience .This situation could result in a KING appearingin your client's spread. and the KING should be thought of as signifying the male aspectof the authority of the female supervisor." You could becomeconfusedat this point. depending upon and judged by the suit. but the client replies. 2. "oh.

LEVEL CHANGES 31 on weak foundations. Make sure you have a firm foundation in Tarot basicsand you will then find it comparatively easy to understandthe esotericinterpretationsof the Court Cards.making it impossible for the Journeyman to progressfurther. clarity and precision. Once you have absorbedand can understand the various functions of each member of the Court Card Family. this can only result in disaster. your readingswill gain tremendously in depth. .

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In this chapter we will venture further into this procedureand explore a variation of combination reading which I call the CONNOLLY CONIUNCTIONS. I emphasizedan individual interpretation for eachcard. A Conjunction allows increaseddepth and improved continuity in a reading. It is intended to be read oaer and aboue the initial interpretation of the cards and offers the reader an opportunity to achieve deeper insights and a more comprehensiveapproach to the client's questions. which concernsadditional interpretationsof cardswhen they are near or next to other cards. and learning to use the Conjunctions this much easierfor you. As a journeyman.63-207) for you are ready to explore in more detail the proceduresnecessary will make combination reading. HE. These combinations provide a much greater depth when analyzing a spread. I mentioned briefly the (see:I/5/70). This chart gives you a glimpse into the more complex and profound nature of the Tarot in its relationshipsto the other occult studiesand sciences. HE. the ancientHebrew name for God: YOD. ARCANA (see:I / 4 / 39 -58. They will adviseyou of the way in which your client may respond to the wisdom contained in the reading. Following process called DIVINATION IN DEPTH this. and this JJ . I / 6 / 77-76. VAU.3 CHAPTER CONNOLLYCONIUNCTIONS In the Apprentice Handbook. However. | / 9 / 1. which is divided into four groups correspondingto the four charactersof the TETRAGRAMMATON. in Chapter 5 (see:l/5/63-70) you have the COMPARISON CHART. Conjunctions emphasizethe nature and content of the MAIOR .

MINOR and MAJOR.and a thoughtful interpretationof Conjunctionsmay help considerably in allowing you to emphathizewith the client'ssensitivityin particular areas. PROACH TO THE SITUATION WILLDIFFER. IF THE MINOR CARD PRECEDES THE MAJOR. But always give priority to the original.THIS WILL ALSOREFLECT BUT THE APTHE CLIENT'S EXPERIENCE. so pay particular attention to which cardsfollow which. THIS DETERMINES THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CLIENT WILL EXPE- RIENCE THE CON]UNCTION. SEVENor NINE appearsconsecutively with anyMAJOR ARCANA card. The client usually reacts to the Tarot wisdom in an emotional fashion. When any TWO. IF THE MAJORCARDPRECEDES THE MINOR. A . individual interpretation.shuffling and the request for higher guidancethat the cards are subconsciously placedin a given relationship. In using Conjunctions. THREE.rememberthat eachTarot card must be read and interpreted individually before attempting further analysis. you have a Conjunction. RECOGNIZINGA CON]UNCTION A Conjunction is a combination of two specificcards in a spread.ata providing you with deeperinsight. for it is during the initial processof concentration.Divination in Depth and Conjunctions are to be consideredas extra d. This will go far toward creating an atmospherein which he can experiencemuch-appreciatedunderstanding and encouragement. You might think of them as extra layersof information through which you can reachinto greaterdepths. The order of the sequence is extremelyimportant.36 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN information will assist you greatly in counseling him in a positive manner. MrNORCONIUNCTTONS There are two types of Conjunctions.

eventssignified by the appearance More than one Coniunction may appear in a spread. I recommend that the whole spread be analyzed first.Do not try to connect the Conjunctions with each other. you can anticipate his understandingof his old cycle and his probable reaction to the new cycle of of the Minor Conjunction. The Minor card precedingthe Major will advise you of what he will have to experiencebefore the impact of the Major card. Then turn your attention to the Conjunctions to enhanceand deepenyour reading. By considering his positive or negative attitudes.SEVEN (a total of 16 possible is placed immediately Minor Arcanacards) before composed here any Major Arcanacard.If the CelticSpread of ten cards. Minor Conjunctions: are the possible combinations creating CARDS t and2: CARDS2 and 3: CARDS3 and 4: CARDS4 and 5: CARDS5 and 6: CARDS6 andT: CARDS 7 and8: CARDS8 and 9: CARDS9 and 10: CARDl CARD2 CARD3 CARD4 CARD5 CARD6 CARDT CARDs CARDg : : : : : : : : : MINOR/CARD2 MINOR/CARD3 MINOR/CARD4 MINOR/CARDS MINOR/CARD6 MINOR/CARD7 MINOR/CARD8 MINOR/CARD9 MINOR/CARDlO MAIon MAJOR MAIOR MAIOR MAIOR MAIOR MAIOR MA]OR MAJOR Minor preceding Major : MINOR CON]UNCTION Beginning a Cycle A Minor Conjunction in a spreadsignifies the beginning of a cycle of some kind for the client. By attemptingto connectthe Conjunctions.In this case each one must be interpretedseparately. THREE. . for each one relatesto a different situation in the client'slife. Take into account the emotional balanceof your client and how he may chooseto deal with the energies of the Minor card.coNNoLLYCONIUNCTTONS 37 Minor Conjunction or NINE occurs whenany TWO. until you feel you have a complete understandingof the message contained within its cards. Now let's take a closerlook at the different kinds of Minor Conjunctions possible.you may overlook the importance of uhy there are more than one.

TWO OF WANDS TWO OF CUPS TWO OF SWORDS Negotiation. he may feel his individuality is being challenged. In its positive aspect. whether immediately or after a delay. During this time period the client could very possibly undergo severalminor crises:fluctuations of emotion.the energy of the TWO can be responsible for activating the client toward the energiesof another person.The TWO carriesstrong energies which penetratethe ego and demand realistic attitudes toward the true situations facing the client. new approach required TWO OF PENTACLES Necessityto maintain harmony The Apprentice may see a pattern of similarity in the above TWOS.The TWO may help him break down any resistancehe may have to the solution of his problem. As a result of this challenge. he may accept or reject his presentvibrational environment too easily. etc. or waiting period. working conditions. Because the client's self-imageis very much involved here.the TWO presents challenges. Considerationmust be given to the client'squestionplus all the cards that form the spread. without sufficient consideration of all the factors involved. However. it may also cause the rejection of a person in the client'slife.38 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN The TWO Minor Conjunction A TWO precedinga Major card provides a specifiedtime period before the client will be exposedto the higher vibrations of the Major's influence. when the power . Essentially. possible contract Total harmony and understanding Stalemate.This could signalan important learning process which will occur. Remember to inform him that there may be a delay. partnership. but the Journeyman must extend his vision and understanding beyond this to the realization that the influence of the TWO will eventually bring another person into the picture. We can see the actual transition of the TWO as it seemsto oppose itself through the sequence and identity of its suit. It calls for stamina and forces the client to re-evaluaterelationships. relationships. before for the client this occurs.

If he showsnegativetendencies. see:I/7 /79. negotiationsand possiblenew ioint ventures. TrurNc Sseuprscrs FoRrHE TWO The timing sequence for the TWO is only relevant when it appears as part o[ IheTWOMINOR CONIL]NCTION. (For individual interpretations of the TWO.coNNoLLYCONJUNCTTONS 39 of the TWO is absorbed and activated between the two parties concerned. TWO OF CUPS: TWO WEEKS The next two weeks should bring about a cycle of satisfaction and harmony. 9I. If he has feelingsof obstinacy or fear. TWO OF WANDS : TWO DAYS Advise your client to focus on personaland businessrelationships. He should be ready to give a second chance to people and jdea+ aJJow Jot the mjstakes oJ others and Ey nol Io dwell on the past. LL7.The resulting energy of the following Major Arcana card should solidify this new strength. Tell him to make spacefor sharedprosperity. mic way. but not to feel threatened. During this time your client will receive insight and inspiration. The challengeof this Conjunction appearsto affect the lifepath of the client in a karof awareness and sensitivity. creating a completely new endeavor and senseof purpose. Individual interpretationsare always necessary when analyzing any of these Minor cards not part of a Minor Coniunction. indicating a greater sense . a positive approach can acceleratethe timing sequence.The emotional level of your client will determine how he avails himself of the power of the TWO. he should be prepared for new opportunities.)This is also true for the THREE. the reader must take into account the attitude of the client. SEVEN and NINE. Whenever time is to be consideredin a spread. this may delay the timing sequence. 127. Tell him to avoid being opinionated and inflexible. It will be an ideal period in which to gain strength through new understanding. for with the right attitude his personal input into any joint venture will be valued and successful.On the other hand. he can delay the culmination of the harmony brought in by the TWO. to be open and willing to listen. During thesetwo days.

40 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN TWO OF SWORDS: FOUR WEEKS your client to reconsiderhis presentpath. now is the time-during the next four weeks-to make some new plans. If situations Encourage in his life are at a standstill. Now is the time for him to recognizethe value of patienceand persistence. The Major Arcana card in this Conjunction will shed light on what may be expectedin the near future.he will find that many new conditions have already been established in his life. A sense of values is important. : TWO MONTHS TWO OF PENTACLES The vibratoryforceof theTWO OF PENTACLES Conjunction occurs when your client has already experiencedthe start of an exhilarating cycle. The THREEMinor Conjunction To study the THREE MINOR CONIUNCTION. The THREE is almost a declarationof independence!It is a form of self-expression. business or himself. Another aspectof this Conjunction is immobility and the inability to seethings in perspective. Your client may feel locked into a certain situation involving family. No longer are you dealingwith the unseenand the unknown. The Major Arcana card following will open the door to success in about two months. These two months are essentiallya waiting period that requiresboth attributes. you must tune in to the energy of the THREE cycle. the THREE registers the client's progressto date. yet still bound by the outer cycles of destiny and karma. It is from this point on that new decisionswill have to be made as a consequence of past actions. whether positive or negative.Advise your client to try to use this period for a re-evaluationof his situation and encouragehim to look clearly at all aspectsof it. The THREE acts as a continual reminder of what the client has or has not accomplished. Arriving now at the conclusionof an inner cycle. You may think of the THREE as a factor resulting from the independent action of the Seed. As he reflectson recent past events.followed by the challengeof the TWO. It is surroundedby a vibrant energythat will be . as is the correct handling of his affairs and holding on to what he feelswill be beneficial for the future.

your client may feel a senseof loss and future direction. If you sense hesitancyfrom your client. THREE OF CUPS: THREE WEEKS A new pattern of energies is enteringyour client'scycle of destiny. not fearful. lonelinessand lethargy. be sure that your client is aware of possiblesudden activity causinga total changein his outlook and plans. Changing ideas and plans is not advisable.He may be called upon to adjust. advise him that this could delay exactly what he is waiting for. you can immediately perceivethat he has been painstaking in his efforts. client his efforts have The client will have to make some type of adjustmentto adapt himself to existing conditions because he has instigatedthis energy by his past thoughts. Allow time for the presentenergy to subside.You can help him explore previous cirin order to locate the Seed. depending on how successful past feels been. Although there is a time period of approximately three weeks for the development and conclusion of the presentcycle. you must assumethat he is now suffering from the misuseor misunderstandingof his previous cycles. Not much time will elapsebetween the changing cycles! Prepareyour client for new conditions in lifestyle and thinking which will occur as a result of his previous efforts. cumstances excitementand anticipation. it can disconnecthim . Trurxc Sreurrucr FoRrHE THREE THREE OF WANDS : THREE DAYS Assure your client that now is the time to be confident. but this does not mean letting go of his original plans.During the next three weeks his presentefforts will be completed. however. If. you seedisappointment. He is not alone. Although he may still feel the impact. In approximately three days he will receivefurther guidancefrom the Major Arcana card that follows. words and deeds. the present cycle is now in the processof leaving. This Conjunction encouragesthe client to stabilizehimself. to hold fast and be ready.If he is experiencingelation.coNNoLLYCONIUNCTTONS 47 or unsuccessful the felt in different ways. The worst is over! The emotional level of the client plays a big part here. THREE OF SWORDS: SIXWEEKS With this Conjunction.

During the next threemonths he will have to adjust to fulfill his path of destiny. When the client is ready and able to make his choice. he may not yet be fully aware of his new energy. When counseling your client.42 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN from his normal reasoningability. there is a sense of excitementand anticipation. try to help him reach his true level of higher consciousness so that he can arrive at his desireddestination. If your client has only recently begun this high cycle. He must not let himself be overwhelmed. The client should adherestrictly to the message contained in his SEVEN Conjunction. All previous efforts will be recognized and he will receivesome form of acknowledgmentor award. All of the Journeyman's skill and patiencewill be calledupon to reachinto and sharethe client'sfeelings at this point. Through compassionand your comprehension of the Major Arcana card following the THREE. I always think of a crossroads with this Conjunction. . But thesevibrations of insecuritycan be dispelledonce you have demonstrateda sensitivity and a desireto be helpful to your client. He may still feel that he is in the centerof the hurricane. Using the correct approach is extremelyimportant. The SEVEN Minor Conjunction The SEVEN MINOR CONJUNCTION gives the client a cycle of exceptional depth and sensitivitywith which to discoverand accepthis future courseof action. for you must realizethat often the client has deepand disturbing doubts about the future. He should avoid overspendingand keep his senseof equilibrium. THREE OF PENTACLES : THREE MONTHS Much is going on in the life of your client: varied activitiesand a sense of impending triumph.Allow your own sensitivity to reachout and touch upon his problem. Other people will play prominent parts in his life during this period. Common sense plus the energies of the incoming Major Arcana card will help support and sustainhis presentsenseof achievement.for control is essential. for a choice will be offered and it is vital that the client give much thought and considerationto it. Look at the Major Arcana card following and try to show him what to expect. you may be able to shedtremendous light on your client's path.

In doing so.The client should usethis time to contemplate the incoming Major Arcana energy. helping to crystallizehis goals and analyzing with him what may or may not be feasible. Remember-the only negativeresult of choice is making the wrong one! TrvrNc SreurucE FoRrHE SEVEN EACH OF THE SEVENS IS CONTAINED AND ACTIVATED WITHINA SEVEN-DAY PERIOD. he should experience extendedopportunities. He should concentrate intenselyon his goal to enlargehis vision. Your attitude toward the SEVENcan determinethe measure of strengthyour client receivesfrom the reading. he should be encouraged to expand his thoughts beyond his presentsituation. But he should not assumea negativeattitude because of this. THISPERIOD MAY BEEXTENDED ACCORDING TO THEPOSITIVE OR SHORTENED ATTITUDE OR NEGATIVE OF THE CLIENT. DAYS SEVEN OF WANDS: SEVEN The next sevendays may createan atmosphereof tensionor pressure for your client. emotional or otherwise. this will help to prepare and inform him of what to expect. You can help erasethesebarriers by discussinghis past intentions. SEVEN OF SWORDS : SEVEN DAYS When locatedin a Conjunction. to understandhow it evolved and why. SEVEN OF CUPS : SEVEN DAYS As your client entersthis seven-dayperiod. Try to motivate your client to move ahead-his future direction will becomeclear when the Major Arcana card following the SEVEN is activated. Don't associate the SEVENand its needfor choicewith negativity. it is a time to adjust to and fully acceptthe present situation. Many choicescan be invigorating and bring in fresh life energies. the rapid vibratory energy of the . must be eliminated. Any barriers. Consider these seven days as a time during which the SEVEN is activating the anticipatedchange.coNNoLLYCONIUNCTTONS 43 It is not unusual for a client to feel a senseof loss and be unable to make a decisionabout pursuing any new courseof action.

Consequently. The next sevendays should bring him results. He should avoid self-pity and look in a new and positive direction. The conclusivepower of the NINE draws together all the experithe client to reflect. you must counsel him to be patient.your client may tend to feel a disturbing sense of insecurity. The NINE Minor Conjunction The NINE MINOR CONIUNCTION initiates a new balance of events. Emotional considerationsmust no longer be permitted to affect his decision-making.You must assurehim that the NINE doesnot mean severance with the past.he should use the time to continue planning for the new situation. The NINE acts as a stimulus. creatinga reaction to conduring the process of the previouscycle. but the NINE will release tern of energy and begin to prepare him for the incoming cycle. alerting the client to the real nucleusof his problem. He may condemn or congratulatehimself on how he this patcoped with the eventsof that cycle. which is why the client feels insecure. some may already be involved. But the cycle will be beneficialand the resultswill be in accordancewith the effort investedpreviously by the client.which has becomeas comfortable as an old pair of shoes.The ditions alreadyestablished NINE attempts to complete and end this old cycle.44 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN SEVEN OF SWORDS demonstratesitself.Thesenext seven days are vital in helping him to re-evaluate his presentsituation and adjust to the new cycle.If money is involved. but rather affords a period of time for the client to assess his efforts to date. . Other personsmay become involved in this new cycle of change.to go back to the beginences of the cycle. There is a strong indication that so far he has done the right things and applied the right kind of effort. It causes nings of things. The following Major card will be of the utmost importance in guiding him toward his new goal. You may discoverthat your client is reluctant to let go of this old familiar cycle of energy. SEVEN OF PENTACLES : SEVEN DAYS The seven-dayperiod in this Conjunction will help your client arrive at the right decision.

Regardlessof what it brings or whether the client'sattitude is positive or negative. Delving into the NINE. The other side of the coin would reveal total dissatisfaction. The NINE should always be thought of as a card of release. along with a reluctanceto let go of them.for it is not a simple matter of good or bad.disappointment. the NINE utaits. It is at this time that the force of the NINE will affect him.coNNoLLYCONIUNCTTONS 45 If the past cycle has been a successful one for the client. This is an essentialpart of the NINE's function. BOTH IN NATURE AND TIMINC. STAGE ONE Within NINE DAYS the effectof the NINE becomes evident. THE NINE IS ACTIVATED IN TWO STAGES.the satisfactory conclusion of a seriesof previous commitments. the NINE is the messenger. along with a sense of completion and fulfillment. or disappointment and regret and a desirefor things to changerapidly. perhapsanxiously awaiting final answers. It will begin to break down all resisting forces. otherwise the client will continue making the samemistakesand never arrive at his new goals.At this point the client will realizewhat is happening as a result of his efforts during the presentcycle.whether positive or negative. producing feelingsof joy and anticipation.It is in this waiting that the client recognizes the final results of his past cycle and reconciles himself with them.Ifyour client is anticipating certain results. . he will be in a stateof anticipation. The NINE then helps him to determine the nature of the incoming cycle and how best to approach it. regret and fear of the final results. The Journeyman must have a good understanding of the NINE influence.final signatures. you must realize that it is the NINE that brings the power to release the client! As the NINE releases it also alerts the client to his past behavior patterns and provides a clear picture of his past endeavors. TrrrarNc SseurNcr FoRrHE NINE EACH OF THE NINES ENERGIZESIN IDENTICAL FREQUENCIES. Negativity can also bring realization and acceptanceof how things really are.

Within a period of nine days. Either way.)Therefore. release and complete its influence. Help the client recognizeany resistingforces and assurehim that he still has time to do what needsto be done. As you continueto delineatethe client'sNINE Conjunction. Motivate your client toward the incoming cycle and help him to seewhat lessons the past and offer him a he has learned. It may also indicate an unwillingnessto let go of undesirablecircumstancespresently dominant on the lifepath. the Journeymanshould be aware of the message the NINE brings and work with the client to help him acceptthe responsibilities and rewards of the new cycle. the client will experience his first tasteof joy and satisfaction.for there is a very good chancethat with a little extra effort he may reach his goal. NINE OF SWORDS : 9 DAYS. Tell him not to give up at this stage.46 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN STAGE TWO Within 19 DAYS the new cycle commences! This period time begins after the nine days of Stage One. Encourage client to finish what he has started. The Conjunctionwill determinethe type of activity the client may expectduring the remainder of this time period of the NINE-the following 28 days. (Having a calendarhandy can be very useful when dealing with Conjunctions. followed by 79 DAYS : 28 DAYS your Completion is the key word in this Coniunction. the NINE takes a total of 28 DAYS to begin. followed by 19 DAYS : 28 DAYS Success and happinessare imminent with this beautiful Conjunction! To ensurethis outcomeand help your client seethe way in which it will manifestrequiresthat the Journeymanlearn to interpret the Major and Minor Conjunctions accurately.Encouragehim to release . NINE OF WANDS : 9 DAYS. try to decide whether the NINE has come to reward his past efforts or to demolish preconceivedideas that were not beneficial to his lifepath. A little discretion and perseverancemay very well make him triumphant! NINE OF CUPS : 9 DAYS. followed by 19 DAYS : 28 DAYS The closing of an undesirablecycle is signaledby this Conjunction.

dissatisfied. The positiue aspectof this Conjunction is that it is now leaving! NINE OF PENTACLES : : 28 DAYS 9 DAYS. or whether it comes from the feeling of anticipation that a Minor Conjunction can cause. THREE. The key to this Conjunction is to first establish whether the client'sdilemma is the result of a Major Conjunction. consideringthe client'soriginal question. MAJORCONJUNCTIONS A Major Conjunction occurs when any Major Arcana card is placed first in a sequenceof ttuo folloued by any TWO. In the Celtic Spread composed of ten cards.coNNoLLYCONIUNCTTONS 47 brighter vision of the future. Nothing can changewhat has already happened. If you do this with care and skill. LETTING GO is the healingremedy of a NINE Conjunction. SEVEN or NINE. never look back unlessit is to learn from the past. here are the possiblecombinations for creating Major Conjunctions: CARDS 7 and2: CARDS2 and 3: CARDS3 and 4: CARDS 4 and 5: CARDS5 and 6: CARDS6 and7: CARDS 7 and 8: CARDS 8 and 9: CARDS9 and 10: CARD 1 CARD 2 CARD 3 CARD 4 CARD 5 CARD 6 CARD 7 CARD 8 CARD 9 : : : : : : : : : MAJOR/CARD 2 MAJOR/CARD J : MAIOR/CARD 4 : MAJOR/CARD 5 : MAJOR/CARD 6 : MAJOR/CARD 7 : MAJOR/CARD 8 : MAJOR/CARD 9 : MAJOR/CARD 10 : MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR MINOR Major preceding Minor : MAJOR CONJUNCTION .but misery and depressionfrom brooding over it can delay the timing sequence of the new cycle.but he may not know what. you will eliminate the mystery in your client's mind and make his future path clear. lacking something. followed by 79 DAYS This Conjunction will probably be the most difficult to analyze.Here the Journeymanshould carefully consider the true nature of the NINE: determine what the reading is really about. Usually you'll find that nothing is right and nothing is wrong! Your client may feel incomplete.

emotional and spiritual attitudes-his overall balance-will affect the actual time period involved in activating the Conjunction'senergies. As with the Minor Conjunction. so it is especiallyimportant to be open and sympatheticto your client'sdilemma and to observe his approach and attitude. his atti- . so the client will experience the impact of the higher vibrations first.48 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN Endinga Cycle In a Major Conjunction the Major Arcana card precedes the Minor. You cannot ignore this aspectof Conjunctions. or shortened if positive. A Major Conjunction signifiesthe ending of a cycle for the client. recognizein a spreadby the sequence COMPLETINGTHE CONIUNCTION Time Time in a Conjunction is strongly affectedby the client'sattitude. If you keep them separatein your mind. The Major Arcana card indicates clearly that he will experiencethe effect of the Conjunction within a specifiedtime period. Together they indicate the beginningsand endingsof cyclesin the client'slifepath. you will find them easy to learn and easy to in which they fall. Theseenergies will then activate the following Minor to completethe Major Conjunction. They simply signify different kinds of energy. A Major Conjunction is not more powerful or effectivethan a Minor. The present cycle is about to end and the new cycle will commence after the client has moved from the influence of the following Minor card. You should neaer forecasta precisenumber of days for an event to occur! This is becausealthough you may feel you have read the client'semotional level accuratelyat the time of the reading. It is important to note here that the names"Major" and "Minor" do not imply that one Conjunction has more or lessimpact than the other. the client'smental. and their procedures are totally different from each other. The time can be prolonged if the client has a negative attitude.


tude could changeeither way shortly afterward, thus altering the time factor accordingly. So it is always wiser to give your client only an approximafe time period.

Release from the past is brought about by the NINE. As we travel our lifepath, we have free will in our choices,and the NINE provides the circumstances in which we are able to make them. But because of insecurity,misunderstanding or faulty vision, your client may choosenot to deal with the release that the NINE offers. If so, the natural law of the universetakes over and his free will is relinquished; he must accept the results of whatever happensto him. Relinquishing control is an automaticsignalto othersto assume it! Herein lies the danger of losing personalfreedom and allowing others to manipulateand control your destiny. You cannot escape the consequencesof your lack of choice by refusing to make it. Whatever you put out into the universe, whether active or passive, will return to you-and you may not always be pleasedwith the form it takes! New cycles cannot begin on the energy level desired if the old energy has not been released. the past, we To regain control and release must be aware of the changingcycles:know when to completean event and when to let go and make a fresh start. Both Major and Minor Conjunctionscan help considerablyin showing your client what to do and when to do it. The Journeymanwill find that they repay fervent study.

The four ACES are the SEASON CARDS when they appear in the Celtic Spreadin Positions5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (see:I/72/233-242). When any ACE appearsin any of thesepositions, it is bringing you a specific timing period that is very important to your client'sreading.The appearance of a SeasonCard becomesthe priority timing factor. Furthermore, if you have any Conjunctions, either Major or Minor, in any of the above positions plus Position 70, they are negatedby an ACE in any of thesepositions in the same reading.




However, even with an ACE, Conjunctions are still applicableif they are found in any of the following three positions: Position 1-Cards I and 2 Position 2-Cards 2 and 3 Position 3-Cards 3 and 4 Even if you decide not to use the ACE as a Seasontime factor, rememberthat it will still cancelout any Conjunctions that appear in Positions5 through 9. However, you may always feel free to interpret of SeasonCards, if the former are found in Conjunctions, regardless Positions1 through 4. timing card, When you have decidedto usethe ACE as a Seasonal 9, the 5 through in Positions and you find tusoor more ACES located following rules apply: 1. Only one ACE is used as the SeasonCard. 2. The SeasonCard is always the first ACE appearingin Positions 5 through 9. 3. Any ACE following the first one in Positions5 through 9 may be read in the normal way. Remember that the client's attitude affects the timing sequence Cards,just as it doeswith Conjunctions. when you are using the Season In addition to a positive attitude shorteningthe time factor and a negative one extendingit, if the client is having difficulty understandingor an oncoming opportunity, this could also affect the timing recognizing possiblyslowing it down and causinga disappointingdelay. sequence, When time is a considerationin a reading, you must rememberthat you are dealing with an esotericconcept: time in the abstract is not in alignment with time as you perceiveit. It can be shortnecessarily ened or lengthenedaccordingto the vibratory energy surrounding the weather is affected client, in much the sameway as our local seasonal by overall global conditions. mind is precise Man monitors his own time. The superconscious with regard to the individual's karmic destiny. His original intent initially createsthe momentum of his earth life. It is only when his soul is confined within the limits of the body and he feelslimited by his seeming inability to prosper that his original balance of time is altered.

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When a time period is indicatedby a Conjunction, it may or may not mean an actual number of days. Your client could receivethe Seed, and the first recognition of this Seedwould be found in the Major card of the Conjunction. The actuality of any event takesplace in its initial conception, so in dealing with any given time span, you must consider the whole, which consistsof a beginning, a middle and an end. We have a tendency to assumethat the results of a Seedare actually only the commencement;an event may already be under way, or even completed, before we recognizeit. With your newly developinglevel of sensitivity, you will learn to recognizewhen somethinggood or bad has taken root. If your client doesnot recognize the incoming vibration of a Conjunction, you must assumethat you are dealingwith the Seed.The energyis not lessened, however, just because the event is not seen.If what is indicatedis positive, then the remainder of the reading, as interpretedsensitivelyand accuratelyby the reader,will help the client to receivewhat is coming in the right frame of mind, so that he can benefit from the future. On the other hand, if what is seenis not beneficial,the Journeywhich are blocking man can help the client remove the circumstances him from receiving the positive aspectsof the new cycle.

you will find that a powerful tool for opening your higher consciousness to the esotericenergiesof the Tarot is the QUARTZ CRYSTAL. Its energies can be utilized whether or not you understand how and why they operate. When used properly and with respect. the crystal can provide soothing. It can also bring added depth and clarity to a reading. . mental and spiritual bodies.CHAPTER 4 WORKINGWITH CRYSTALS At the Journeyman level.the crystal becomesa vital assistantin study and divination. Not only will the crystal aid in the actual spreadingof Tarot cards. beneficial energiesto our physical. mind The presence of a crystal at your readingsalertsthe superconscious providing proper to its wisfor access and helps createthe atmosphere dom and information. so that but its energies assistin expandingyour level of consciousness your intuitive abilitiesof interpretationwill be enhancedand sharpened. My many years of study have proven to me the efficacy of the crysare quite potent and tal when properly usedwith the Tarot. With its unique healing qualities. In esoteric law the crystal symbolizes Total one-ness with God. Self and the universe Purity Stability and balance Merging with the Higher Consciousness. whether for yourself or others.

Man existed in a state of spiritual and intellectual growth which approachedperfection. when health. it will help considerablyin the actual learning process. Now imagine further a time when science and religion were one. CLEAR QUARTZCRYSTAL cnanr 1 ANCIENTCRYSTALS The original knowledgeof crystal usehas beenremoved from the that consciousness of Man for many thousandsof years. one in which all the secrets of the universehad been revealed. Hold this idea.Where man was able to relate with total opennessto all of life.54 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN Further. Try to imagine a nearly perfect civilization on this planet. This is because destruction. During this time the use of crystalsby both science and religion was commonplace. abundanceand peacewere readily availableto all. when healers healed the mind and spirit as well as the body. Esotericmethods of communication were as simple then as using the telephoneis to us today. . The structure of higher knowledge was known and sharedall over the world-and beyond.The crystal absorbsinformation and is capableof monitoring it so that your consciousmind can retrieve it when neededfrom the superconscious. joy. much misery and was causing knowledge misusedterribly.

Am I writing this to convince you of the existence of a previous superiorcivilization. This is because the averagemind works only at the conscious "We level. So it must be true.whether past. our present-dayapplicationsof crystalsare quite limited." We believethis because the "experts"are constantly telling us so-and because we want to believeit. But is it? The minute you are able to open your mind and contact your higher consciousness. Although they have utilized crystalsin electronicequipment. Apparently the higher law intends it to be this way. industrial applications. along with our presentposition and level of esotericability. at the most progressiveand advanced level of civilization ever achieved on this planet. suchas Atlantis? No. watches. today's scientists have not yet discoveredthe true potential of the energy locked inside the quartz crystal. the energy of the crystal works regardlessof whether or not we believein it.lasersand many scientific and technical areas. it will help you understandthe true history of mankind. and that is why there are no concreterecordedhistoriesof vanished civilizations. CRYSTAL ENERGY Crystals had many functions in past millennia. Fortunately. but that really doesn't matter. of coursenot-I would consider that to be presumptuouson my part. which says. My purpose is to stimulate you as Journeymanto useyour own mind to considerthe possibilities. weaponry. to urge you to open your higher levelsof consciousness and arrive at your own conclusionson any issue. presentor future. It is. It's not hard to understandwhy the concept of a higher and more successful civilization which once existedand then disappeared without a trace cannot be acceptedby most people today. are now living in the 20th century. including sources of energy for transportation and other uses. healing and divination (crystallomancy).By comparison.transmittersand receivers. so it is very important for you who have crystals to know the correct method of using them and protecting them from outside influences.WORKING WITH CRYSTALS 55 Now. . greatly affectedby the vibrations of the human aura. however. this may be extremelydifficult for some of you to believe.

for healing-and I urge you to look into them. Do not allow yourself to go beyond the required procedures. You may feel more comfortable with one crystal than another.56 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN Visualize. a natural clear quartz crystal. processwill be accelerated Although you may be attractedto other types and colors of quattz. The trick is to find one that "feels"right to you. There are many excellent books on the other usesof crystalsand gemstones-in particular. you will find that meditation and even your normal thinking and enhanced. With the right crystal. close your eyes and try to feel its energiesand how they harmonize with your own. The crystal will provide a welcome boost of esotericenergy and help createcontinuity and sensitivity in divination. The correct use of a crystal supports your inner self and aligns your Personalenergy with that of the universe.if you will. we are concerned here only with its use as an adjunct to the Tarot. is what you should . It takestime to study and energy to practice. and your decisionto make a crystal part of your application will be a wise one. a beautifulcrystalbridge. If you do decideto use a crystal in your study and readings.you should follow a few simple rules. called rock crystal. Take the time to try a number of them. Hold each one in your hand. make sure you're not in a hurry and can take the time to use sensitivity in your selection'An excellentvariety of crystalscan be found at gem and rock shops.closeyour eyesand seeit vividly in your mind.but how and when it works depends balance. Discipline and study will provide accessto your spiritual goals. pattern. general attitudeand stateof emotional CRYSTAL THE ]OURNEYMAN'S Although there are many ways to use a crystal. ChoosingYour Crystal When purchasinga crystal.often at museums and certain gift shops. This is how the crystalworks-it is a bridge The crystalis extremelysensitive betweenthe levelsof consciousness. Eachcrystal gives off its own esotericfrequency.It can transmithuman to energyand has its own frequency upon the personand his energy.

so if you selectone for Tarot work. When you have completedthis visualization (make it as vivid as possible and hold it for a few minutes). you already feel comfortable with thesecrystals. take the crystal in your right hand . Now hold the crystal under the cold running tap while visualizinga beautiful natural waterfall which flows into a moving river.keep this crystal only for Tarot use and do nor use it for any other purpose. The beautiful clarity often found in the polished quartz crystal is not necessaryfor your Tarot tool. Whether or not you can actually seethrough it doesn'tmatter.WORKING WITH CRYSTALS 57 choose. it is also usually much more expensive. you may chooseone of theseto be your Tarot crystal. Your friends cannot decide which crystal is best for you.All that is required is for you to place the crystal in a NORTH-SOUTH position (baseto the north. The prettiestor biggestcrystal is not always the best! What makes the crystal right for you is how you feel after holding it for awhile. Thereafter. Obviously. be sure it's for the right reason-how it feels. You won't be using it for crystal-gazing (scrying). When you are attracted to one crystal. Fill your bathroom sink half full of cold water. follow the sameproceduresto prepareit as if you had purchasedit new. If you already have crystals for healing or meditation purposes. point to the south) and exposeit to natural sunlight for a minimum of two hours.so although it may be very beautiful. Your only concern is the actual energy containedwithin the crystal. CleansingYour Crystal This is a simple procedure.not how it looks. plain crystal. Personalizing Your Crystal This procedureis also simple.Selecta rough.Try to be as calm and balancedas possiblewhen choosingit: selecta time when there are few people in the shopping area and go by yourself. You needto be alone so that you can concentrateon your own feelingsand the energy from the crystal. only by its energy content and its feeling of "rightness"for you.

this is ideal. Storingand Energizing Your Crystal To store or energizeyour crystal. but with a minimum of 24 hours. at any one time you can always be energizing one of the crystals used with your readings. as when energizingit. If not. away from electricalequipment. Merely place it in the east-westposition.58 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN and be awareof its purity.Then place the crystal in a north-south position and leave it exposedto direct sunlight for a minimum of two hours. it is not necessary to cover it with earth. Put the crystal beneaththe earth at sunset.point to the west). To keep the crystal ready for daily use. Protecting Your Crystal The best protection for your crystal is earth. simply recreatethe waterfall visualization in your mind within one hour of sunrise. . you can purchasea bag of rich soil. This way. This can be done for any length of time you wish. then replaceit in the earth box or bowl in the east-westposition.place the crystal in the hole in a north-south position and cover it up. When you useit.Before using it again. Store it in a quiet area of your house.then remove it for use at sunrise. you can place it in a box or bowl of earth. put it in a container and bury the crystal in this. on a white cloth or towel and let it dry naturally. It might be a good idea to have two crystals eventually. If you have a quiet spot in a garden. appliances. you do not needto usethe waterfall visualizationbefore each use-it will always be ready for use. do so in the north-south position. etc. If you keep your crystal like this. place it in the soil in an EAST-WEST position (baseto the east. If you are not carrying it frequently from place to place. dig a shallow hole in the earth outside. in a quiet place where it can receivesunlight. For protection of a crystal usedoften. Thenplacethe crystalto the right of thesink.

Positioning Your Crystal Refer to the proper seatingprocedure inl/10/212.WORKING WITH CRYSTALS 59 UsingYour Crystal The correct method of directing the crystal's energy is to place the root or base to the north and the point to the south. as it does in the north-south position. The addition of the crystal now amplifies the energy and gives you increasedsensitivitv and awareness. it retains and maintains energywithin itself and does not radiate a flow. When the crystal is placed with its base to the east and its point to the west. EAST A ffi WEST v cuenr 2 . This allows the crystal'senergy to flow continuously in its natural polarity.

facing EAST. sit in the WEST position. toward your client (seeChart 3). the base NORTH. sit in the NORTH position. The base is pointing NORTH. and the point SOUTH. This will provide the correct flow of energy for the reading. facing your client in the SOUTH position. aligned NORTH-SOUTH. SOUTH I NORT CHART v . toward you. Put the crystal on the table aboae your work. RsaprNc FoRA Crrnrqr When reading the cards for a client. This time.60 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN Srupv eup RreprNGFoRYounsprr When studying and reading the cards for yourself. again aligned NORTH-SOUTH. the point SOUTH (see Chart 2). place the crystal on the table belout the spread.

a "spread" is a particular formation of Tarot Cards for the purpose of obtainspreadout in a definite order and sequence ing either mundane or esoteric guidance or insight into a specific problem or question. I suggestyou review I/7/70-72. providesadequate informationin the areaof counEachof these spreads quite I will introduce it is structured for. LEARNINC THE SPREADS In the Apprentice Handbookthereare threespreads: CelticCross CelticBlock Predictive Manteia. tude in probingthe client's 61.CHAPTER 5 PREPAT{ATION FORREADING Before you begin this chapter. getting into areasof karmic responsibilityand other advancedconcepts. There are many different spreadswhich can be which usedby the Journeyman. / 2L9-232. questions in greater depthand detail. As you know. In the next threechapters seling which will give you much more latia numberof additionalspreads. I / 10/ 2L7-277 and I / 1'1.Some spreadsare simple and some are rather complex.and the nature of the inquiry determines to select. .

For example. The Journeyman should develop the skill to know when to open a situation up and expandinto a more explicit spread. Learning different spreadsis not easywithout actual practice.Every detail is consideredimportant in meaningful divination. PROPER PROCEDURES As you advancealong the Journeymanpath. Think of the various spreadsas tools to assistyou in widening the horizons of your abilities with the cards. When studying the spreads. so you must learn to make proper use of the tools available to you. . but that doesn'tmean he knows every word in the dictionary! What he does know is how to use it to find what he needsto know.it would be pointlessto use Rahdue's Wheel when the client'squestionis as simple and mundane as. Your goal is to learn what each one has to offer. forcepsand other surgical instruments. clamps.Think of them also as booksthe tools of the scholar-special reference books for a specialsubject.for each one has its own specificpurpose. The scholarmay use a dictionary for reference. such as the crystal mentioned in the previous chapter.usekey words to remind you of which area a particular spread is best for. so that you can choosethe one most appropriate to your client and his particular question. you should become more concernedwith using the correct proceduresin your study and readings.learn to know What they can reveal to you Which specificareasthey cover The levels of depth they offer When to use them and when not to use them That you are privileged to use them. and the various spreads.62 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNExMAN The Journeymanshould be familiar with many different types of spreads. As a surgeonlearns to usehis scalpels. "Will my mother come to dinner on Thursday evening?" Try to classifythe Tarot spreads.

you should be completely comfortable with the basic facility of the Celtic Cross.you might as well also believein instant motherhood or instant heart surgery! I have seenstudentscompletethe "sixminute marathon Celtic Cross Spread. this spreadhas a unique ability to exposethe known and the unknown. THE CELTIC CROSS SPREAD The ancientCeltic CrossSpreadis a good startingpoint. The preparationbefore a readingis very important: the atmosphere you create will act as an amplifier for the energiesof yourself. Attention to detail and proper proceduresare what make a good Journeyman. If you actually believethis is possible. . Don't begin a reading if you don't have ample time to completeit.Your goals are depth and sensitivity to the cards and to your client's needs. Although deceptivelysimple in form. The more you learn. the seenand the unseen. Speed is not one of your goals as a Journeyman. the longer it will take for you to feel you have reacheda satisfactoryconclusion to a reading.You should feel no restrictionsat this level. Put your thumb on the lower right corner of the "page" (card)." I have also witnessedseveral spreadslaid out inside of an hour.PREPARATION FOR READING 63 Be aware that the higher wisdom is always availableto the serious seeker. From thereyou can extendinto more complex spreadsto cover the areasneeded. but also keep in mind that readingsthat drag on too long are not good either. It should be thought of as your basictool.It is endless. A proper study of the Tarot takes time and patience. Imagine that it is a book. Spreadingthe Cards Placethe Tarot deck on the table before you. "lnstant Tarot" is a wonderful concept to the averageperson. They tend to become boring and the client may lose track of his original question. your client and the cards on the spiritual level.and the bridge betweenknowing and not knowing is the desireto learn. This is not the right approach.basedon what the Celtic Spreadhas revealed.

3. 7. turning your hand to the left (counterclockwise). It can be misleading. He feels he did well and expectsto get the job. You should puy particular attention to them as they appear. As you place each card on the table.actions. four fingers will be on top of the picture. it doesn't necessarily follow that it is the correct one. A man may love a woman very much.. But he doesn't. allow your four fingers to grip the other side. The first of thesepositions is the FIFTH CARD: THIS IS WHAT CROI\AIS AND COULD COME INTO BEING. ideas. persons or situation involved in his question.but the cards in Positions 6. 8 and 10 are negatiue. He will be very surprised if she suddenly leaves him! 2. For example: L. This card is not a forecast card! It representsthe esotericenergy surrounding the client at the time of the reading. A woman may expectto receivea raise in salary. so be aware of its "negatively . etc.64 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN Now. Shefeelsher work is above average. Your client may have just had an interview for a job. If the Fifth Card is positiue in its aspect. but has come to take her love for granted. that have already been expressed. It is important for you to look closelyat the situation and attempt to analyze its true meaning. she doesn't receive the increase. The Fifth Card then indicatesthe possibleresults that may be expectedbecauseof the circumstances and vibrations occurring at this time. The Fifth Card By this time you should be thoroughly familiar with the layout of the Celtic Cross Spreadfrom your work with the Apprentice Handbook (see I/111222-226).I would like to emphasize four of the ten card positions in the Celtic Cross. This energy is the result of thoughts. it may mean that the client has the wrong attitude or approach concerning the person. But before we proceed to the study of more advancedspreads. However. From theseexamplesyou can seethe type of positive energy given by the Fifth Card. Even if the client's attitude is positive.

I have seenstudents who were baffled by this type of energy pattern. Finally.7. 8 and 10 arealso positiue. this indicatesthat the client'sattitude and approach to the question are correct for him. I and 10 are contained in the Fifth Card also negatiue. The Seventh Card The next important card in the Celtic Spreadis the SEVENTH I YOUR OWN NEGATIVEFEELINGS. 7.It the clientto be more expansive . If the Fifth Card is positiaeand Cards 6. 7. youwill find that the energies have alreadv been activated. If you readit out to him this way accusatory and allows it sounds a little less negativity").It can be activated in two ways: 1.PREPARATION FOR READING 65 positive" aspectwhen it is followed by negativecardsin Positions6. 8 and 10. The conditions createdby thesefeelings may be either supportive of or opposed to your client. The Fifth Card allows you to get in touch with your client'semotional level and reflects the true feelings of those involved. if the Fifth Card is negatiaeand Cards 6. you have an indication that the client is not in tune with what is happening around him. ("This your apprehenrepresents it. By the client's own attitude and approach. He should be encouragedto take another look at his situation or at any person or personsinvolved in it. Rememberthat the Fifth Card is only the result of vibrations already existing in the client's lifepath and is not a card of prophecy. 2. 7. If the Fifth Card is negatiueand Cards 6. CARD: THIS REPRESENTS the that you read this card as the one that represents would suggest negativitytoward or his possible client's apprehension abouta situation. sionor possible in his thinkingabout the situation. There is a strong indication that your client needsto take a more positive attitude toward the situation. By the attitudes and approachesof other people involved in the client's situation. 8 and 10 arepositiz:e. The Fifth Card has a non-fixed aspect.

it becomes your job to counsel your client to correct his attitude toward the manifestation of the event he desires.8 and 10. you may wonder how such a beneficentcard could representapprehension or negativity.66 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR rHE IoURNEYMAN also allows you more latitude and offers more insight in interpretation.negativeor neutral-plays a significantpart in our daily lives. . and their powerpositive. these opposing energies could very well be activated by his own fear of them! Thoughts are living things on their own level. you may feel confusedby a negative aspecthere. Once you have examinedthe Fifth Card and its connection with Cards 6. So when a positive card appearsin the SeventhPosition. deep inside he is aware of opposingenergies that could prevent it from happening. Even though he feels the need for it strongly. 7.if a NINE OF CUPS appearsas Card 7. cardin theCeltic is thethirdimportant FEELINGS analyzethe situation further. Turning up a positiuecard in betweenyour client and what he desires. try to deal with the client'simmediIt is obvious that they are in someway causinga barrier ate obstacles. The Ninth Card YOUR OWN POSITIVE ThC NINTH CARD:THISREPRESENTS you It helps Spread. ing all the other cardsin the spreadyou will obtain a clearerpicture of what this important event is and how it is likely to come to passin your client'slife. we The way this power is usedaffectsthe levelsof joy and satisfaction achieve. this emphasizesthe positive attitude of the client. fortifying or nullifying the strength contained in Card 5. When a card is located in the SeventhPosition and the client is anxious for an event to occur. the next step is to look carefully at Card 9. As you analyzethe situation. For example.Ironically.Explain to him that the only thing By analyzstandingin the way of its fruition is his own apprehension. If Cards 5 and 9 areboth positiue. what you might call a negatiueposition tells you that the client is not fully convincedof the possibility of the desiredevent occurring.

The positive influenceof the Ninth Card will then becomeactivated and take chargeof the situation to the client's benefit. In this case. You would then devote extra attention to the reading to determinehow the client can learn to appreciatethe circumstances now taking place. 3 . C A R D s : M A J O R / C A R D 9 :M A J O R If both cards are Major.we must also considerthe four possible combinations in this position of MAJOR and MINOR cards: 1. This will alter the client'sentirepoint of view.this probably means that the client's attitude toward the person.it is the TENTH Card which will determinethe outcome. this could indicate that the client is presentlyexperiencing a negativecondition that will probably clear up very soon. When thesetwo positions have Major cards. If Cards 5 and 9 are both negatiae. If Card 5 is positiue and Card 9 is negatioe. CARD5: MINOR/CARD9:MAJOR Your client will tend to lean toward the vibratory force of Card 9. CARD5: MINOR/CARD9 : MINOR If both cards are Minor. your client is experiencing a possible karmic influence in the present situation. The Tenth Card At the end of the spreadlies the TENTH CARD: THIS IS THE .this emphasizes the negative attitude of the client. CARD5: MAJOR/CARD9: MINOR In all probability your client will direct his energiestoward the Fifth Card. personsor situation concernedwill changesoon. 4. you can determine whether the situation is positive or negativeby the nature of the cards themselves and by an analysisof the remaining eight cards in the spread. In addition to the above relationships. 2.PREPARATION FOR READING 67 If Card 5 is negatiueand Card 9 is positioe. the client is not experiencinga great deal of stressat this time.

Is the spreaddominated by one particular suit? 3. Are they positive or negative? 7. How many and what type of Conjunctions have appeared? 10. 6.68 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN OUTCOME.apparently totally unrelated to the rest of the spread! This happenswhen the outcome is also A neu) beginningthe start of a new cvcle for the client. Make a note of Cards 5. this indicatesthe needfor a further in-depth reading with the Major deck. 8. Often you will find that the Tenth Card comes as somethingof a surprise. Check the Third Card-it will give you the basisor foundation of the situation. CHECKLIST CELTIC CROSS Before you attempt to analyzeyour Celtic Spread.9 and 10. 7 and 10. 9. What are the Major-Minor relationships 5 and 9? 9. Is it positive or negative? (if any)betweenCards 8. Are there four or more cards of the Major Arcana present?If so.ask yourself the following questionswhile touching the cards and feeling the energies contained within the spread: 1. Is the spreadbalancedby an even distribution of all suits? 2. Is there an unusual number of Court Cards? 4. It is the result and sum total of the vibrations of all the other cards in the spread. 7. Note the relationship of Card 5 to Cards6. . Which Court Card representsthe client? 5.


Mastering the correct proceduresand use of spreadsis a prerequisite to the Master level.I'll be introducing you to 15 new spreads. and the knowledge of the best one to use in any given situation. much as a river may have branchesand tributaries originating from the main body of water but also having of their own as streams and rivulets. which will be covered in this of the familiar Celtic Crossand chapter. they are also independentin their own right. 77 .divided into three categories. can be thought of as extensions Celtic Block Spreads.The first category.you of spreadswhich should be studied will discovertwo other categories with great diligenceat the Journeymanlevel.CHAPTER 6 OF THE EXTENSIONS TAROT SPREADS: AND BLOCK CROSS CETTIC In this section.But although thesesix additional spreadsare used to expand the information given in the original spread. We will consider thesein detail in the following two chapters. separateexistences FORTHE IOURNEYMAN SPREADS In addition to the Celtic Cross and Block extension spreads. They are TIME SPREADS and ESOTERIC SPREADS. Great flexibility comes from the ability to familiarize yourself with the many Tarot spreads available.

you learned how to set up and keep a DAILY RECORD BOOK (see:I/'1.Your Journal will also show you how the different spreadswork and why. but in addition you should createa third reference for yourself: a JOURNAL. and you will be able to seemore clearly what motivates or blocks you in many areas of your life.you should continue to maintain thesetwo tools. you may wish to include in your Here are some of the categories Journal: 1. These two referencesare invaluable for keeping records of your readings and meditations accurateand available at all times. Additional notes 6. Interpretation of the Opening Spread 5. feelingsand will serveas a record of your progressalong the Journeyman path.72 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN THE JOURNEYMAN'S JOURNAL As an Apprentice.this Journal is your book-your psychic and spiritual diary. Remember. . Entries are made daily on personalreadings. Treat it with respectand be faithful about making daily entries. Interpretation of the next spread And so on. in which to record your progressin more detail and depth. Keep the sameinformation for eachadditional spreadyou useas for the Opening Spread. months or year. Reflectionback over its pageswill show you your emotional highs and lows during the past weeks. The next spread you lay out (to seekfurther information on your original question) 7. This Journal will be a record of your personal lifepath./12-13)and TAROT LOG (see:l/4/55-58). Time of day 2. From this knowledge you will gain more empathy and understanding for thoseyou counsel. Your original question 3.as clearly and conciselyas possible. Name of your Opening Spread (the first spreadused) 4. goalsand The Journalwill contain the essence of your innermost desires. Some page for each day studentslike to usea large diary that has a separate of the year. As a Journeyman.

Keep in mind that the cards themselves mean one thing. The card itself remains the samecard. and it is your job to be able to interpret the meaningof eachKey as it falls into each position.much as you adapt to different climates in various parts of personality. the country without changingyour essential then. unlocking different Doors for your client. while positions their mean another. The CORONA SCALE is established. This provides three cardsfocusingin on one position. can be the Key to opening many different Doors. It is the positioning of the cards that createsthe personalizedmessage the client receives. The samecard. you are analyzing that card according to that position. by which both positive and negativeattitudes can be identified by the number the client gives you. THE OJASKEY SPREAD The OJAS KEY SPREAD provides additional information beyond that gained from the original Celtic Cross Spread. or Door. thus giving a broader view into this specificarea. . His approach toward the situation opened by the Ojas Key can be clarified and examined. you should come to direct your concentration more toward the positions of the cards in the spread. CARDS : KEYS DOORS POSITIONS : You needa thorough knowledge of the KEYS to open the DOORS. It revealsand opens a specificarea of the Celtic Cross in two ways: 1.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 73 KEYSAND DOORS As you advancealong the Journeymanpath. but as it travels within the structured form of the spread it adapts to the various conditions it encounters. The position of the Ojas Key is openedby two extra cards. and you must know what the DOORS reveal to you once you have opened them. Each position. 2. When you place a card in a particular position. is one in a structure of ten. If that samecard turned up in another position. it would have an entirely different connotation.

put down three cards instead of the usual one. The position with the three cards is the Ojas Key itself. put down three cards when you come to Card 6.you will always have a total of ttoeluecards (regularcard plus two extra cards)insteadof the usual ten. ask him to give you a number from 7 through 10. Start to spreadthe cards. or in the process of leaving"). This number will determinethe actual Ojas Key.. 4 . and here you will find the answersyou are looking for.74 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR rHE IouRNEyMAN The Ojas Key gives you further insight and depth into the client's questionby concentratinghis energies and your own directly on the subject. 2 . etc. Say your client choosesthe number 4.When the client returns the deck after shuffling. upon reaching Position 4 ("This is behind you. etc. if your client chooses 6. Decideby the nature of the client'squery whether more information is neededand that the Ojas Key is appropriate as an extensionof his Celtic Cross Spread. Likewise. rEE r E E E E r cnRnr 4 . The procedureis as follows: 1 . When using the Ojas Key Spread. 3 . Complete the preliminary procedures.

reliable Versatile. You will of courseseeboth positive and negativepossibilitiestogether. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 POSITIVE Determined. dominant NEGATIVE Selfish. . Numerical divination is an additional and advancedaspectof Tarotology. loving Creative. the CORONA SCALE can also be determined. Numbers becomeKeys providing another dimensionof interpretation to the Tarotologist. understanding Powerful. with this added information.using the same number the client chooses for the Ojas Key. ambitious Cooperative. unsociable Lazy. destructive Withdrawn. which may aid him greatly in solving it.But by using your speciallydevelopedsensitivity and awareness.It is an excellent spreadfor delving into areasnot readily accessible to the client's consciousmind. III).flexible Harmonious.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 75 The CoronaScale As an additional clarification of the client's attitude toward the situation. I will develop this area more fully in the Master Handbook (Vol. Here are the positive and negativeattributes of the numbers that make up the Corona Scale: NO. self-pitying Thus. able Outgoing.egotistical Uncaring. argumentative Careless. The source of this theory is rooted in the ancient doctrinesof the Cabala. concerned Wise. expressive Practical. disorganized Irresponsible.regardingthe situation under discussion.unreliable Angry. bad judgment Disinterested.unconcerned Introverted.as we all vacillate between thesetwo extremes. compassionate Accomplished. depressed Loss. your client with the hypothetical number 4 can be seen to have a practical and reliable approach toward his problem. THE TRIADICCEL|ICSPREAD This spreadmay be usedfor obtaining a deeperlevel of understanding into hidden or complexsituations. you should have no difficulty in determining which extremeis dominant and to what degree.

Card 1: Covers the immediate past Card 2: Covers the present Card 3: Covers the immediatefuture This first Triad. for a total number of 30. The Triadic Spreadis not used to forecastevents. as it can open the Pandora'sBox of what's really going on deep inside you.76 rARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN The TRIADIC CELTIC SPREAD is also excellentwhen reading for yourself. 3. dealingwith the past. will give a good indication of the client's presentvibratory level. 4. First Position THIS IS WHAT COVERS THE QUESTION.The baseshould lie from the outside edgeof the eyebrow over the nose to the outside edge of the other eyebrow. you will be placing three csrds. . Placethe cards as shown in Chart 5. Have him verbalize the question exactly as toritten. Undoubtedly you will glean some information relating to the client'sfuture activities. Each Triad (three cards) contains the essence required to reveal the circumstances involved in the situation under study. Seewhether The there is much contrast in the short period of time it represents. presentand future. You will be following the form of the Celtic CrossSpread. The procedureis as follows: 1. Have the client write down his question. repeat the question and visualize a gold isosceles triangle (all three sidesequal. When reading this spread it is extremely important that each individual Triad be clearly understood before you go on to analyzethe next one. 2.but insteadof placingone card in each position.but detailsof a forthcoming aspect will be revealed only from the information receivedfrom the nucleusof the Triadic Spread. While the cards are being shuffled. apex upward) over the client's third eye (the spot just above and directly betweenthe client'seyes).it is to allow you to understandhou and znhyeventsoccur.

SecondPosition THIS IS WHAT CROSSES THE QUESTIONFOR GOOD OR BAD.the presentwill similarly be affectingthe immediatefuture. In addition. visualizing the Gold Triad over his third eye. Concentrateon the client's question.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 77 EEE 0 EA E aeE EE @@a EEE CHART 5 @ @ immediatepast will definitely be affectingthe present. the immediate past may also affect the immediate future. Card 4: Crosses Card 1 Card 5: Crosses Card2 Card 6: Crosses Card 3 . This will help you focus in and sense the vibratory levels of thesefirst three cards.

5 and 6 over Cards I. it revealsthe client'sreason for asking the question. principle of karma here. you now have further insight from the crossingcards. In recognizing the importance of the Third Triad you can gain a whole new perspective by careful analysis. I refer to the Third Card in any Celtic reading as the Merkauah. It clearsaway any mystery surrounding the reading. you have formed the Second Triad. from which you will return with knowledge and insights to counselyour client on his problem. Card 7 Card 8 Card 9 In every Celtic Spread.repeat the client'soriginal questionwhile visualizing the Gold Triad over his third eye area. Third Position THISISTHEBASIS OFTHESITUATION. .You must be able to recognizethis causeand avoid dealingwith its effects.this Third Position holds much of the truth. It takes you to the foundation. the root of the matter. Here you have a Triad within a Triad-a mystical energy point.78 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN Having laid cards4. This Third Triad will take you to the source of esoteric wisdom. You are concernedwith the cause-and-effect but only with the causeat this point. revealing its cause. With your knowledge of the three situations representedby the first three cards. This energy will focus directly on the situation.It not only takesyou behind the client'squestion. with the a Hebraic term meaning "chariot. At each Triadic level throughout the spread. you will seehow this Third Triad givesvision into the real intent of your question." in particular associated "divine chariot" of Ezekiel's vision. When you do this spread for yourself.2 and 3 respectively.

The duration of the card in the Fourth Position is approximatelyten days.Therefore. with As all esoteric timing principles. LastWednesday. This is behindyou.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSS AND BLOCK 79 FourthPosition THISIS BEHIND YOU. he was laid off work. it was activatedon the day he was laid off-January 6-so a total of six days you can see hasalreadyexpired. Note that the statement made by the FourthCard is actuallytwo statements: 1. If you find that your clientis experiencing conditions that aresatisyou factory. The samegoesfor negative conditions-they are likely to changefor the better within ten days.be awarethat time is prolonged or reduced according to the emotional balance of the client. Here's an example: Sayyou arereading for a clientnamedPatrick.successful.He will experience these for approximately conditions ten days more before a changeis likely to occur.you must be alert to the timing factor. in readingPatrick'sspread that he has another four days before this particular vibration is complete. January11.The dateis Monday. Patricktellsyou his problemand you first recognize the basisof the situationin the Merkavahand thenin the FourthPosition..observing Conjunctionsthat appearplus what is crowning and might comeinto being(FifthPosition). 2.ORIN THEPROCESS OFLEAVING. . know that it is not for an indefinite etc.Is it something Patrickshouldavoid. Or in the process of leaving. Card 10 Card 11 Card 12 With the Fourth Position. The approximate durationof time associated with the FourthCard in any simpleCeltic Spreadis ten days. fanuary6. stable. or is a new opportunityopeningup for him? Eachcardfrom the fourth on is creating a path. you must be able to recognize it and counsel Patrick on how bestto follow it. any You shouldthenfollow throughthe spread carefully. period.

you could have various situations or possibilities presentedby the three crowning cards: 1. If you find that the Triadic Spreadis opening up more than one situation (regardless of the client'soriginal question).The energy containedin this crowning position reflects the vibratory energy surrounding your client at this time and reveals the type of energy he is feeling. Fifth Position THIS IS WHAT CROWNS YOU AND COULD COME INTO BEING.life has a way of making us deal with more than one situation at a time. Your skill as a Journeymanis to determineat this point which cards refer to each other and which are independent. Remember that while all three cards can very well pertain to the sameissue.80 TARoI-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN The difference between the simple Celtic Spread and the Triadic Spreadis that within each position is a Triad. If the spreadis concentratedin one particular area and all three cards are complementary to one another. this would indicate that powerful vibrations. as it is made up of crowning cards. extending the time period to approximately 30 days! It may be that each of the timing factors is triggeredoff by the one before it.are now surrounding your client. These three cards expand the time factor by three and presenta much broader view of the situation.then eachtiming card of approximately ten days must be consideredas separatefrom the others. either positive or negative. and eachof the cards represents a ten-day timing factor. but have a nonfixed aspect. Card 13 Card 14 Card 15 The Fifth Triad is laid out above the first three (seeChart 5). The Fourth Triad is laid out to the left of the first three (seeChart 5). They are not forecastcards. This forceful energycannot be ignored: you must useyour skill to help your client utilize it in the best . Depending upon the complexity of the client's reading.

29 and 30). Taking into accountthe personality of your client as well as the initial purpose of the readingwill help you decidehow to anticipatethe client'sreaction to the crowning energy. This crowning energyis well within his aura at the time of the reading.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 81 way possible. are you seeing three separate events. So. If all three crowning cards are independentof one another. Crowning energy has a natural tendency to become thought energy and createchanges in the subject's thinking. Some people thrive on varying levels of energy. Card 16 Card 77 Card 18 The Sixth Triad and all remaining Triads are laid out to the right of the first three (seeChart 5). Always carefully considerboth aspectsof this energy. If it is not beneficial to his lifepath. as there is a positive relationship between these two positions. so it may be that your client is already showing signsof its impact. The Sixth Triad must be interpretedin connectionwith the Tenth Triad (Cards 28. upon reaching the Sixth Position you have six cards to consider-three from the Sixth plus three from the Tenth Position. you may seea personwho is extremelybusy or perhapsquite confused. 2.you must help him redirect his course in order to avoid trouble. Both Triads are advising you of future situationsthat are now forming as a result of past and future circumstances. so your guidance at this stage is extremely crucial. As you look at the Sixth Triad. Rememberto continue to visualizethe Gold Triad over the client'sthird eye. positive and negative. or does each card continue from the other? Don't feel overwhelmed if you are confronted with what appearto be conflicting vibra- . others find it very difficult to cope with them. Sixth Position THIS IS BEFOREYOU.

Take your time and make notes if and when necessary. then you could arrive at this conclusion.82 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN tions here. Each of these situations differ: one may be negativeand two may be positive. . or do they complement each other and solidify the Triadic message? If the Triads refer to individual situations. you must again check the crowning energy.If you seethat each Triad is solidified. look back at the crowning energyof the Fifth Position to see the whether it could prevent or impede your client from experiencing situation expressed in Position 6. and if through interpretation you find that each card within the Triad is focusedon the sameissue. you will find a thread of similarity woven throughout the spread. Is there much conflict. then you should warn your client that he may experiencea possible loss unless he changeshis presentattitude. If the crowning energy does seemto be opposing the positive influenceof the Sixth Card. You will needto determinewhether the two Triads are in harmony or discord.then you will know how to interpret it. The purposeof the Triadic Spreadis to give you a realistic. Another possibility is that perhapsmore than one situation is ahead by the nature of each for your client. Life is often that way. If what is before your client in the Sixth Position has a positiae connotation.is the Sixth Card a result of negative crowning energy. in-depth view of your client. If the Triad is absolutely separated card and its suit. This can only make your client feel comfortable when he seesyour methodical and obviously sincerely involved approachto the reading. If what is before him in the Sixth Position has a negatiueconnotation. You may even discoverthat all the cards merge and form a solid Celtic Cross. in order to study its connection with the Sixth. You may need to refer to them when you reach the Tenth Position.one may affect a personalrelationship and the third could be financial in nature. One may refer to a careerdecision. or does it merely representthe client'sfailure to recognizebeneficialvibrations that are currently affectinghim? Does he lack the motivation to recognizeand utilize the positive crowning energy?You must considerall thesequestions as you interpret the spread.For example.

This does not necessarilymean that he will not attain his goal. seenor unseen. doubt and failure to participate or contribute. continually manifestingnegativeenergywhich poisons the normal thinking process.But hidden fear is insidiousand debilitating. or at leastaccepted.TAROTSPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTICCROSS AND BLOCK 83 Seventh Position THISREPRESENTS YOUR OWNNEGATIVE FEELINGS. but you should make him understandthat such feelingscan block his progress. then you are dealing with a hidden fear. but if this caution is not responsive to reasonor trial. Card 19 Card 20 Card 2L With the Seventh Triad. Not until you have a tn'.It becomesan obsession that colors every point of view.Hesitation may be thought of as caution. Hidden fears can often be detectedthrough apprehension.by the client. Eighth Position THIS REPRESENTS THE FEELINGSOF OTHERS AROUND YOU. Consider what you seein this position as private information. you will encounter a vibration that could be known or unknown. Overt fear is obvious and has reasonbehind it. Card 22 Card 23 Card 24 . then you will be able to determine with more accuracywhether or not the card is in opposition to your client. idea of the spreadas a whole should you delve very far into the SeventhPosition. As you attempt to open the Door of Position 7. it can be dealt with and overcome. the client may not be feeling negative regarding the given situation. but he may admit to feeling apprehensive and insecure. Some of its signs are hesitation.

which givesyou two choices. 5. The vibrations of this Eighth Triad are subtleand varied.Using this spreadexpandsyour ability to read in more detail.you now have multiple choices. but it also allows more chances for error. Dependingon the actual cards. One of the three cards could representthe attitude or concern of a person very close to your client. interpretationis not as difficult as it might seem. This can be avoided. then you can obtain insight as to how other people feel about the client and about the situation with which the question deals. 4.Unlike the Celtic Cross. but with a slight differenceof opinion coming from one person. The third card could represent the opinionsof family members. 7. But with the proper concentrationand knowledgeof the cards. The third card could be another person either supporting or opposing your client.84 rARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN In the Celtic CrossSpreadyou would interpret the Eighth Position accordingto whether the client'squestion involves another person. you are dealingwith threecardsin the Eighth Position.then Card 8 will help you seethe other person'spoint of view.Let me remind you again that note-taking is an invaluable habit to cultivate. office co-workers. etc. All three cards could indicate tremendous support coming from only one person. All three cardscould indicatestrengthand support from a group of people. All three cardscould exposeand solidify a strong objection from one person or a group of people. if you give yourself sufficienttime to study the situationand if you are able to mentally review the previous cardsand positions.however. If not. however. A secondcard in the Triad could representa person who may be either in opposition to or agreementwith your client. thus either supporting the client along with the first person or in with the client and the first person. a group of close friends. disagreement 3.Considerthe Eighth Position as a well . When working with the Triadic Celtic Spread. 6. Two of the three cards may imply support. the Eighth Position offers the following possibilities: 1. 2. If it does.

for his hasthe beliefthat it is impossible positivelynegative.everythingin the reading if he a goodflow of positivevibrations. if you encounter confused You may become is far morecomplex. may indicate goals is being he to materialize. Card 25 Card 26 Card 27 of theNinth Triad is similarto that of Card9 in the Interpretation exceptthat with threecards. between wanting and the difference It's importantto understand is to be absolutely to believe something. which in Position OF SWORDS. confident that he will desire a thing. you can often release a lot of tension in your client by the information you draw from the Eighth Triad. You may find the Eighth Triad very helpful in shedding light on what might have remained an undisclosedarea of outside opinion hidden from your client. to want is to desire belieuing: No matterhow ardentlyyour clientmay it will materialize.increasinghis understanding of the situation and offering him knowledge of the support and opposition of certain people around him. What you seemay enlightenhim as to what is happening behind the scenes. With applied skill and knowledge. Ninth Position THIS REPRESENTS YOUR OWN POSITIVEFEELINGS. containing supportive. Doubt and lack of confidence achieve . represents theclient's Haven'tyou sometimes to an experience.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 85 of wisdom. it. but uthat they conbehavior patternsand reflectnot necessarily sider the situation to be.waiting for somethingto occur.suchas theTHREE a negatiae that we canhave positiue but remember feelings. This is not to discountthe value of other people'svibratory input. Spread 9. nonsupportive and perhaps even noncommital energies. this doesnot meanhe has the confidence can often delayresults. reaction a positiuenegatiue positive in an unpleasant situation? felt firm and Your client may be anxious.Theseenergiesare the result of other people's what is.the Triadic Celtic Celtic CrossSpread. card. up to this point. Although everythingin the client'smanner.

Is the crowning energy (Position5) compatiblewith your client's outlook? 6. Is your client being realistic? 2. Card 28 Card 29 Card 30 Approaching the Tenth and final Triad of this spreadbrings you to a point of decisionwhich becomesthe basisof your conclusionabout the client'squery. Although it is an exciting card.ask yourself whether or not the Tenth Triad cards are in agreementor opposition with the crowning Triad of Position 5. you cannot automaticlaly assumethat the client'swish will come true. What is beforeyour client?(CheckPosition6.86 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN Like Position 8.) Tenth Position THIS IS THE OUTCOME. Does the result depend on others? 3. does a possibly negatizse 1. Here are some things to consider: L. What is the outcome? (Hold off on any definite conclusions about the Ninth Position until vou have dealt the final Triad-Position 10. even though this is a beneficial card. Rememberthat the Fifth Position cards have a nonfixed aspect:the crowning position is a reflection and revealsthe type of energy your client is presentlyexperiencing.If. the Ninth Position has subtle undertones. How does the rest of the spreadlook? 5. If the Tenth Triad exposes it have any connectionwith the crowning energy? .you turn up the NINE OF CUPS in this position.) 7. Beforeyou attempt to finalize the reading.Ask yourself thesetwo questions: outcome. What are the time factors involved? 4. for example. you must take into account many aspectsof your client's query in interpreting it.

you can help eliminate thesenegative thoughts by explaining the situation to him in detail and guiding him toward a more positive and substantialoutcome. When he made this decision. If the Tenth Triad exposes a possiblypositiue outcome. Cards 6. Your client may be presently experiencinga life cycle that cannot be changed. Allow your sensitivity to tell you whether or not theseenergies will be beneficialto your client. If you feel that your client is heading for a negative situation because of the crowning energy. 8. Freewill. Destiny is flexible-it can be changedby circumstances and by our decisions regardingit. you may very well be able to help changeyour client'soutcome. How did the client arrive at this point? 2. doesit have any connectionwith the crowning energy? If a time factor is involved. you should be able to answer the following questions: 1. he heard a weatherforecastthat warned of a possiblesnowstorm. above.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLocK 87 2. Is the Tenth Triad a result of the foundation laid in Position 3? 5. and that free will can influenceour fate.The outcome of Position 10 may be the completion of a cycle . we will inevitably suffer the consequences of our actions.perhapsthe crowning energyindicatesthat your client has decidedto camp out in the woods. 7. the weather was fine.9 and 10 following the crowning energywill alert you to the expectedpattern of energies. This could be of tremendousassistance in helping to prepare your client for what is to come. If this pattern is allowed to manifest.but he looked at the beautiful sunshineand decidedthat snow was impossible. Does he anticipate the resultsyou see? 4. the result can be seenin the Tenth Triad. Our ability to make choicesis our free will.Well. For example. This would give you away of calculating the possibletime period from the crowning energy to the actual outcome card. the rest of this story could be a disaster!If we chooseto ingore warnings. Can you offer further guidanceto your client? It is particularly important to pay attention to question4. When you have reached your final analysis of the spread. Is the conclusionsatisfactoryto him? 3. When he bought his camping equipment.

and the remainder of the spread should indicate the type of progressyour client has made to date. The Tenth Triad may portray the results of one or more situations within your client's lifepath. this combination two cards These eightcardscanfall into any position. 4. of cardsin a spread. For example. The Tenth Triad is the anticipated result or resultsof one or more patterns of eventsfound in the reading as a whole. Eightis a powerfulnumber. THREEMAJOR ARCANA CARDS : 3 5 2 10 2.you may discoverfrom one card in the Third Triad (the basis) the information you needto formulate your conclusionabout the Tenth Triad (outcome). All three cards in each Triad may combine to give an explicit reading concentratedin one vital area. ANY TWO REMAINING CARDS This spread hasEIGHT Key Cards:threeMajor Arcanacardsplus five Minorsof any onesuit. FIVEMINOR ARCANA CARDSOF THE SAME SUIT : : 3. to a maximum of three. To sum up the Triadic Celtic Spread: 1. The Karmic Crossroadis a combination of the following cards found in a Celtic Cross Spread: 1. 5. You will need to determinewhen it was seeded. 3. Each of the three cards in the First Triad may offer separate interpretationsand give a triple reading.Wheneveryou find the formula for this spread.88 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN seeded and begun in Position 3. THE KARMIC CROSSROAD SPREAD The KARMIC CROSSROAD may be locatedin any Celtic Cross Spread.you can be asor about to experience a major event sured that the client is experiencing in his life. You will have to examinecarefully the various threads woven throughout this Tarot tapestry. The use of this spreadcan cover one or more situations.The remaining importantif they are eitherof the following: are to be considered . 2.whenyou see they shouldbe readwith care.

TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 89 1. By analyzingthis energyyou will understand far more clearly why your client is seekingthe wisdom of the Tarot for his question. A Key Card.look carefully for the cards that make up a Karmic Crossroad. showing you the nature of a past-lifeexperience. but explain that the opening of a Karmic Crossroadoften resultsin a very clear reading. Karmic energy is now activated and the client should already be feeling its influence.All interpretations are seenin the light of karmic conditions which are creatingan impact on the normal vibratory forcessurroundingthe client. Card 4: Card 5: . Offer your client the choice. Beforeyou begin to interpret the Celtic Cross Spread. Any additional Major Arcana card increases the strength of the karmic content of the reading. Each position contains an area of energy similar to a chakra or vortex which influencesthe interpretations of all three Major cards. The nature of such a message may be strongly associated with the client'spresentlifepath. The requiredminimum of threeMajor cardscontainsa certainpattern of interpretation depending on the positions in which they are placed as you lay out the spread. Positionsof the Major Arcana Card 1: Card 2: Card 3: Indicates that the client has arrived at the Karmic Crossroad in his lifepath.This will help you to recognizethe reasonfor and purpose of the Karmic CrossroadSpread A Major card here revealswhat has or will commence the releaseor learning pattern of past karma.so the client must work for or against it.If you find them. An additional Minor Arcana card of the same suit as the five above also stresses the karmic message found in the spread. whichever seemsright to him. 2. and that the knowledge and understandinggained from this unique spreadcan be the answer he is really searchingfor. This position is not a fixed aspect. Your Journeymanskill in guidanceis called upon here. explain to your client that it will be beneficialfor him to have the Karmic Crossroadinterpretedrather than continuing with the originalquery at this time.

which your client actually feels.for a Major card in this position is consideredan active karon the mic symbol. or opposingenergies you to the resisting You must understandthe wisdom containedin the particular Major card that falls in this position and be able to explain what is or will be obstructing your client's progressat present. . tiuely negatiue Card 7: Card 8: Card 9.Be aware that what may appear to situation may in fact be negative! be an acceptable Again we have a subtle change in interpretation. A a force either Major card in the Eighth Position suggests good or bad. rumors.This gives you a total of eight to work with so far. Take into considerationthe vibrations of Position 5. [t outlineswhat may be experienced karmic path in the future. whether his beliefs are actually true or false. etc.90 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN Card 6: Here is where you should seethe karmic lesson. evident or invisible. You may need to consider whether the client's impressionsare based on actual fact or rooted in past insecurity. When you interpret this card you are in fact telling him about his own sensitivity-what he feelsand thinks about certain peopleand situations. but rememberthat your client may be feelingposiabout the situation. Here you will find a slight differencein the normal pattern of interpretation:A Major card in Position 7 exposes from the client. any positiveattitudeor direcA Major card heredenotes tion.This is your client's reality. which is not a fixed aspect. The Five Minor Cards Any five Minor Arcana cards of the samesuit will combine with any three Major cards to produce the Karmic Crossroads. Card 10: The outcome of the Karmic CrossroadSpreadmust be read with the utmost care.

The Eleventh Card If the Karmic Crossroad Spreadreachesthe point where you have you have absorbedone of the two to establisha GuidanceCard because Equity Cards into the spreadfor karmic interpretation. The Eleventh Card will give you an immediateinterpretation.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 9']. The motivating force that extendsthe Equity createsa sense The breaking of the Equity indicatesthat the karmic frequencyis now activated. . now the Guidance Card. you now need an EleuenthCard. This Equity can be broken and the power of the eight cards extendedif: 1. of urgency. The Akashic Reference In the unlikely but possibleevent that all of the ten cards are either Major Arcana cards or Minor cardsof the samesuit. 2. The Equity Cards The remaining two cards can be either Minors of any suit or Majors. wherever it may appear. They are known as the EQUITY SYMBOLS-Ihe yin and the yang. proceedas follows: 1. The Equity no longer exists! If one of the two Equity cards is absorbed into one of the two categories above. Place a card from the DAATH PACK (see: I/t7/227) over the remaining Equity Card. Cut each of thesetwo stacksand take one card each from the secondand third stacks. 2.This remaining card now becomesthe GUIDANCE CARD. Cut the Daath Pack into two stacks (seeChart 6). This now gives the spreada total of elevencards. this leavesone card not so integrated.amplifying your focus and providing the emphasisyou need for the Guidance Card. One of the Equity cards is of the same suit as the five Minor cards already laid out. One of the Equity cards is a Major Arcana card.

!! F THE SHADOW SPREAD According to ancient tradition. It may appear that certain situations and relationships that we encounter in our lives are not justified. CEEE O Takea cardoff the second and third stacks. everything in the universe has a positive and negativeaspect(yin and yang).92 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN 3. The Akashic Referencethen becomesthe focal point of the entire reading. It must be referred to as you interpret each individual card in the spread. This principle standsbehind the karmic law of causeand effect. cnenr 6 Thesetuso @ Akashic Ref erence. nevertheless. These two cards become the AKASHIC REFERENCE. AKASHICREFERENCE !!!! O Cut the deck @ Take the tuo stacks and cut into four. .all experiencesare the results of Seedsplanted In this life In a previous lifetime Known and unknown Seenand unseen.

. as briefly as possible. they can be considered made with eachcard.which is the Crown' Reaches PILLAR OF IUDGMENT : FEMININE/NEGATIVE/YIN PILLAR OF MERCY : MASCULINE/POSITIVE/YANG RIGHT PILLAR : Before you lay out this spread. firmly and with concentration. The ten cards are laid down exactly as in the Celtic Cross Spread. When we experiencea traumatic situation. and in analyzing our own behavior patterns we try to learn to avoid the sameproblems in the future. The Shadow Spreadis very powerful in determining the causes of eventsresulting from hidden Seeds. and you can determinethat the causeof his problem may lie in unfinished karmic business. it seemsthat we are doomed to fail before we start.contribute to the totality of the balance in which we exist.)However. thoughts and deeds.you should selectthe SHADOW SPREAD. A pattern seemsto form.TAROT SPREADS: EXTENSIONS OF THE CELTIC CROSSAND BLOCK 93 All our actions. If your client has this type of situation to deal with.It should be used only for a very specificquestion of this nature.as it is basedon the structureand nature of the Cabala (or Kabbalah. This knowledge helps us understand why certain things happen to us and realizethat each of us is a significantpart of the universe.or "Tree of Life" (see:I/6/74). Ask your client to write down his question on a pieceof paper.in the following format: "WHAT AC- TION CAUSED ?. from the Hebrew Qabbalah). (ln a sense. a "shadow" of that spread. we desperatelytry to determinewhy it happened.Obviously. In certain areasof endeavor.as the card is laid . The basicstructure of the CabalisticTree restson three pillars: CENTRAL PILLAR LEFTPILLAR : : PILLAR OF MILDNESS : BALANCE AND UNITY to the Kether. 2. This spread is so named because it analyzes the Seed that has created the present circumstance.past or present. we can account for many of the mistakeswe make. Relationship problems keep repeating themselves with various people. no matter how we try to prevent it. But there are times when tragedy or sadness seemto descendupon us with no warning and no apparent reason. do the following: 1. Placethe paper in the center of the table and begin the spread by laying the first card over the paper. Eachstatement the differencelies in the statements should be said aloud.

JUSTICE nor any ACESappear.The clientmay not recognize this it occurred in a pastlife of which he hasno recall. thereis whereyou shouldlook for answers If neitherTHE HERMIT. CATdT: THIS WAS THE ENERGY BEHINDYOU.but at all.Each card will open up a wide vista. nevertheless. THIS WAS BEFORE YOU. THIS WAS YOUR BASICREASONAND ROOT OF THE SITUATION. thenyou with a situationwhoseseed was plantedsometime during are dealing this lifetime. THIS WAS CROSSING YOU FOR GOOD OR BAD.This means that the originalSeed was plantedin an entirelydifferentrelationshipor situationin a pastlifetime. practice.thenthesituation is definitely rootedin theclient's karma. If the spreadcontains THE HERMIT or IUSTICEor anV of the ACES. Imagine each statementas a window which will give light and vision into past situations. With continual to openyour esoteric vision and bring up importantkarmic informa- . Allow your sensitivity with the Tarot symbols and you to merge whetherin this life shouldfeelthe circumstances that formedthe Seed. exposing events hitherto unknown to the client.youth or previousadult experiences. THIS WAS YOUR NEGATIVEFEELINGS. THIS IS WHAT COVEREDYOU AT THAT TIME. should definitelv reveal the Seed of the event concerned. you will soondevelop the ability or another. Here are the Shadow Statements: CATd1: THIS IS THE ORICINAL RESULTOF PAST ACTION. whetherit be in the client'schildhood. because to his question.94 rARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN down. THIS IS HOW OTHERSREACTED.Eachof the ten cardsare Keys to unlock this past situation. THIS IS WHAT CROWNEDYOU AT THAT TIME. so the TENTH CARD: THIS IS WHAT COVEREDYOU AT THAT TIME. 2: CATd Card 3: 4: CATd Card 5: CATd 6: Card 8: Card 9: Card 10: THIS WAS YOUR POSITIVEENERGYAT THAT TIME.



tion for your clients. Touching upon past-life memory is not as difficult as you may think: the formation of spreadsin themselves are potent Keys to the higher consciousness. I advise you to practice the Shadow Spread on yourself before attempting to read for others. This will give you confidencein your ability to interpret the karmic past correctly and uncover previous Seeds which have grown into presentsituations. When reading the Shadow Spread for yourself, personalize the Shadow Statements in this wav:

Card 1: Card 2: Card 3: Card 4: Card5: Card 6: Card 7: Card 8: Card 9: Card 10:


The REFLECTION SPREAD is to be used in opening the Shadow Spread.If more detail and clarity of the readingis desired,you may take the last (Tenth) card from the Shadow Spread and place it over the client'swritten question. Shuffle the cards once more, and placing the First Card over the last card from the previous spread,continue to lay out a new Celtic Cross Spread. The Reflection Spread can be used regardless of whether the Shadow Spreadrefersto a Seedin this life or a past one. The purpose here is to magnify and clarify the actual eventsand circumstances that




causedthe client to ask his original question.As you interpret the Reflection Spread, you will seethat it is read like the regular Celtic Cross, exceptthat your concentrationis focusedon the result of the preuious Shadow Spread.

This spreadis used as a continuation of the Celtic Block Spread (see:I/\7/227-228), as you are in the actual processof placing the cards. It is used when you are analyzing the spread step by step, as opposed to laying down the entire spread and interpreting it as a whole. The decision to use the TAU CROSS SPREAD dependslargely on the nature of the client'squestion.The Tau Crossis the "Cross of Confusion," so as you form the Celtic Block you are able to open up any area of confusion instantly by placing a card from the Daath Pack across the card in question. As you may form only one Tau Cross, it is imperative that you anticipate in advance the area within the Celtic Block that needsopening. This is where your Journeymanskill in listeningcarefully to your client comesinto play. Don't assumethat he knows what he wants, but listen to the real message he is giving you. Be ready to usethe Tau Cross to clarify the exact area of his confusion. The Tau Cross Spreadis formed in the following manner: 1. While laying out the Celtic Block Spread,keep the client'squestion firmly in mind and observeany area of reaction from him. basis, and if there seems Analyze each card on a step-by-step to be any confusion in your interpretation of a card, stop and do not place a card in the next position. 2. Take the Daath Pack and cut the deck to the left, saying: I ASK FOR WISDOM IN FORMING THE TAU CROSS. 3. Now take the card from the divided Daath Pack and cross it over the card in question. 4. Put the two halves of vour divided Daath Pack back into position. 5. Continue with the Celtic Block formation.



6. If you need further depth of interpretation, remove the Cross of Confusion and place it in the center of the table. 7. Reshufflethe deck, concentratingon the question that created the need to form the Tau Cross. 8. Proceedto form a Celtic Cross Spread,placing the First Card over the Crossof Confusion.The SecondCard then crosses the first, so that now you have tu:o crosses, one on top of the other. 9. Using thesetwo crosses as the nucleusof your new spread,continue to lay out the Celtic Cross Spread. Rememberthat this spreadis formed over the Crossof Confusion, so it will be opening up and revealing the causeof the confusion. As you proceedwith the Celtic Cross,say the following statements over each card: Card 1: Card?: Card 3: Card 4: CATd5: THIS IS WHAT COVERS THE TAU CROSS. THIS IS WHAT CROSSESTHE TAU CROSS. THIS IS THE BASIS AND ROOT OF THE TAU CROSS. THIS IS BEHIND THE TAU CROSS. THIS IS WHAT CROWNS THE TAU CROSS AND


you The Tau Crossis an excellent spread for self-readings because know exactly whereyour own confusion lies.Thus,usingtheTau Cross becomes your skills an interesting tool for self-study: while perfecting as a Journeyman you are alsoinvestigating your of any areas life that are in needof clarification.

CELTICCLOCK 2. and one.is for answersto seriousquestionson a continuing basis.By performing Time Spreads for yourself. it would be a good idea to keep a TIME LOG for future reference. You may want to keep this Time Log as part of your Journal. as time is a valuable esoterictool in dealing with clients. while. or keep it separately. TRIAD FOR THE DAY 3. WEEKLY CYCLE 4. They deal with time periodsranging from daily to monthly. you will learn how time fluctuatesaccording to your levels of anticipation or Practicein this area is well worth apprehension. elation or depression. ESOTERIC CALENDAR 5. TIME SPREADS INDEX 1. In doing Time Spreads for yourself. This will give you a record of how important your emotional balanceis concerningany kind of time forecast. ORACLE 99 DAILYTIMING (24HOURS) DAILYTIMING (24HOURS) WEEKLY TIMING (7 DAYS) MONTHLYTIMING (28DAYS) ANSWERS . the Oracle Spread.CHAPTER 7 (II): TIME SPREADS TAROT SPREADS This chapterdealswith five spreadsyou can usefor mundane questions in which a time period needsto be clarified or established.

This spread directs energy into the time zone you request. so don't allow its apparent simplicity to misleadyou. ztsithin a 24-hour period. Preparationfor the Spread I would recommendlighting a candle a few minutes prior to laying out the spread.M. Visualize the face of a clock. Formation of the Spread Follow these steps in laying out the Celtic Clock Spread: 1. 2. But much can be learned from the CELTIC CLOCK. The placementof the three cards and their relationship to one another will tune you in to the event you are forecasting.so that you can prepare yourself or your client for the unexpected. 3. P)ace the First Card on the )tour lsee Chart 2. There is a limit of forecasttime available with this spread. This is an ideal spread when considering the following types of situations: Job interviews Important meetingswith individuals or groups Legal situations Medical situations Any important event for which you have prior knowledge of the timing arrangement. Shuffle the cards. A. .M.100 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN THE CELIIC CLOCK SPREAD This daily timing spread is quite simple and requires only three cards. concentratingon the event and the time it will take place.. or P. A brief period of concentration beforehand can increasethe power of the condensedcapsuleof information about a future event you will be looking for. so focus your concentrationon any time.

you should have a very good idea whether or not your client's review will be favorable. If you feel the need for more information regardingthe event. It is thereto help you understandhow the other two cards are consolidated' As an example. From the cards that turn up. The Third Card-the EsotericBalancing Tool-acts as a bridge betweenthe two timing cardson the faceof the clock. The Celtic Clock can be very helpful on a daily basis. and the additional visual will be appreciatedby your clients' TRIAD FOR THE DAY SPREAD This beautiful Triadic spreadis used for the Wisdom of the Day. Whether elaborateor plain and simple. and the Third Card would be placedin the Future Position above them (seeChart 7).rARor spREADS(lt): rtvr sPREADS 101 4. continue the reading by laying out a Celtic Cross Spread. Although not for longterm forecasting. supposeyour client has a salary review at work tomorrow afternoon at2:30. Placethe Third Card in one of the following positions: (a) Past-Top Left Position (b) Present-ToP Center Position (c) Future-Top Right Position This Third Card is the ESOTERIC BALANCING TOOL.You may find that you wish to draw a clock face using poster board or cloth. it can be an excellenttiming tool. It can be of considerable . Catd2 would way between2 and 3 (because be placed in the half-hour position (6). they give a greaterdepth to the interpretation. When you have two MAIOR ARCANA cards in the Celtic Clock. considerthe relationPast/Present/Future ship among the three cards. espeon an hourly basisfor each day. After placingthe first two cardsin the timing positions(like the hands on a clock) and the Third Card in the appropriate Position above them.Your First Card would then be placed in the clock position halfof the half-hour involved). He wants to know whether he will get the raise. 6.it is exceptionalin its strength help. Place the SecondCard on the minute' 5. this time focusing directly on the message receivedfrom the Celtic Clock Spread.


v . cut the deck from right to left.. before going to school. u . STACK THREE (on the left) will cover the time period from 6 : 0 0 r .. A message concerningthe third four hours of the day given by the combination of all three cards. Thus. your spread will fall into the following time periods: 10:00A. If you do the Triad for the Day before 10:00 A.M.to 2:00 p. A message concerningthe first four hours of the day 2. 6:00 p. -10:00 p. Shuffle the cards and prepare in the normal way. the Triad for the Day gives you four piecesof information: 1.t"t. forming three stacks.(lr): rrrrarspREADs103 TARorspREADs cially when you are going through a bad period of your life: it can help sustainyou and assistyou in keeping your balancethroughout the day. A messageconcerning the second four hours of the day 3. A message Formation of the Spread Lay out the Triad for the Day Spreadlike this: 1. Choosing the same time each morning also helps in forecasting when you may expectdaily events to occur. .t o L 0 : 0 0p .v.6 : 0 0p .M.Then turn over the top card on each stack. To derive the greatest benefit from the TRIAD FOR THE DAY SPREAD. 4. v .Ivt. v r . 5. Observe how your daily pattern changesand how this spread advisesyou of thesechanges. .r"r. t o 6 : 0 0r . you should use it early in the morning. 4. work or becominginvolved in any other daily activity. . r r a .Be sure to note this information in your Time Log or Journal. When you feel ready. concentrating on the Wisdom for the Day. STACK ONE (on the right) will cover the time period from 10:00a.t"t. 2 : 0 0 p . 3. 2. v . STACK TWO (in the middle) will cover the time period from 2 : 0 0p .2:00 p.

to be used solely with this spread. Consider all three cards separately. you may do so. you may want to read beyond the 12-hour period given above. The three cards on thesestackssolidify and from combined interpretation you can discernthe eventsof the preceding 24-hour period. Using the same three cards. up to the time of the reading. Knowing how to correlatethe Tarot aspects with the astrologicalones will add considerabledepth to your daily readings. it is possibleto extend the readingto cover the preceding24-hour period. With a client. Simply disregard the time frame used above and divide the deck into three stacksas before. You now have the Triad for the Day: wisdom for threefour-hour time periods plus for the entire 12-hour period. here the cards have no particular individual time frames. Reading 24-Hour Periods The Triad for the Day is a good way to open a consultation. you can easily seea pattern forming which will be of great interest. Studentsinterestedin Astrology can also enioy this spreadby using an astrological calendar giving the planetary aspectsfor each day. or he may be feeling a bit apprehensiveabout an upcoming appointment. Calendarfor the Day Another excellentreference.104 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN 6. By noting down the three cards each day.is a monthly calendar. He may want to discuss during his day-those eventscould very well have an important bearing on his query. 7. Consider all three cards together. as well as the following 24-hour period.You can quickly recognizewhat kind of a day your client has had up to the what has happened time of his visit with you. He may want to ask about a particular meetinghe had that morning.especially when looking back into the month's activities. If you wish to read forward for the next 24 hours following the reading. Unlike the 12-hour reading. using the time frames of the l-2-hour reading .

(rr): rrrrarspREADS TARorspREADs 105 given previously. For the succeeding12-hour period, merely take another card from each stack, which will give you the next three fourhour periods, for a total of 24. Spendingsome time with this spread will prove helpful to your studies.In your Journal or Time Log, record what you feel will occur during the next 24-hour time period, using the three four-hour time segments. Then check the events on the following day by reading all three cards as a combination for the previous 24 hours. This will improve your perception and understandingof how to relate daily mundane activities to the Wisdom of the Tarot.

The WEEKLY CYCLE SPREAD givesyour client helpful and accurguidance ate for the week. It can help prepare him for the ups and downs that are an inevitable part of day-to-day life and assisthim in differentiatingbetweennormal everyday aggravationsand important events that demand his immediate attention. This spreadis useful whenevera client has a busy week ahead,with many decisionsto make, perhaps in different areasof his life. By listenyou will be able to detering carefully to what the client is requestinS, mine when to use this spread for the optimum effect. Covering the entire week with the Weekly Cycle Spreadand then being prepared to open any one card for any one day will be of tremendous benefit to your client. This daily card may confirm situationsthat have already presentedthemselvesin the Weekly Cycle. This will provide you with more fine detail regardingthe situation and enhance your overall view. Let me stress again the needfor note-taking. Especiallyon a weekly basis,a client who is inundated with all kinds of information may feel at a loss if he does not have a reference.But don't allow the client to take notes during the reading, as this can distract both of you. Take your own notes, and then after the reading allow the client to ask more questionsand take notes for his own use.




Formatron of the Spread
Lay out the Weekly Cycle Spreadlike this: 1. Shuffle the cards in the normal manner, concentratingon the client'squestion.If you are requesting the Wisdom of the Tarot for yourself or a client, concentrateon this. 2. Cut the deck into three stacksfrom right to left. 3. Now place sevencards from right to left. DAY ONE is the First Card, DAY TWO the Second, and so on until you have all the sevendays of the forthsevencards laid out, representing coming week. DAY SEVENwill be the card in position farthest to the left. 4. Placethe remainderof the deck in the Daath position to the left of the card for DAY SEVEN. 5. Analyzeeachcard separately,starting with the First Card, DAY ONE (today). 6. Moving from right to left, analyze each daily card carefully before proceedingto the next. 7. After you have completed reading all sevencards, if the client requiresmore detail for any one day, you may electto open that duy. 8. Look to seeif you can connect the days by recognizinga thread or theme of similarlity running through them. 9. Be aware of continuity: do the cardsharmonize,or do they seem at odds with one another? 10. If any one card is totally out of characterwith the others,your client may be about to experience a suddenchangeon that day. L1.. Maior Arcana cards should receivespecialattention. When they appear they give added emphasisto that particular day. They should be your first choice of the days to open. If your client prefersto open another day, try to convincehim of the imporof the depth and tanceof openingthe Major card days because significanceof the information they can reveal.

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The purpose of this spread is to examine the vibratory conditions you may expect during an extendedperiod of time encompassing a month. This unique spreadfunctions on a 28-DAY MONTH, calledan ESOTERICMONTH. It beginswith the first day of the month and goes through the 28th. Then on the 29th day a Triad is formed which encompasses any or all of the remaining days in that calendarmonth (29, 30, 31). The ESOTERIC CALENDAR SPREAD must be made within a specifictime period, preferably the last seuendays of the month before the month you will be reading for. This gives you a choice of seven days: for example,you may read for the month of August on any day from July 25-37.If the spread is conducted before or after this time period, it will createa reading that is inaccurateand not in harmony with the client. This is an excellentspreadfor a client who wishes to plan ahead a month at a time and can help him considerablyon a day-to-day basis.

Preparationfor the Spread
The format for this spread may seem complex at first, but it is actuallyvery easyto follow (seeCharts8, 9, 70, 11). You will needtime and patienceto perfectyour useof this spread,but you will find the time investedwell worth while. During the hour before the reading try to focus on the coming month. Imagine a vast area of free and untouchedtime. Think of it as there and enioy the a meadow. Venture into this meadow, plant Seeds fresh, unspoiled beauty of the place. Keep your vibrations high and positive. Do not go beyond any fenceor gate you may see-keep within your month. Lift your head to the a specifiedarea, which represents your face. Only good things are here glory of God and feel the sun on in your meadow; it is your place, for your spiritual comfort and joy. Your reasonfor being here is to seewhat lies before you. If you seeno specificconnectionwith anything in your daily life, merely enjoy being in all your endeavors. here and anticipatejoy and success known and unknown, seen In your meadow you will leave Seeds and unseen.Accept the will of your Heavenly Father and realizethat

Proceed as follows: 1. 6. 5. For example. Rememberthat the client'semotional balancewill be reflected in the reading and may affect the timing sequence. each with a different number of cards. 7. disregardingthe actual day of the month. as this is a large spread and requiresa lot of space.108 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN what you plant may not necessarily flower during the coming month. All cards are placed FACE UP. 2. Concentrateon the coming month. Shuffle the cards in the normal manner. This doesnot mean the last weekyou must considerthe days however they fall. The Esoteric Calendar Spread has FOUR PARTS. but eventually it will. Amen.assumethe last sevendays of the month are: . Have pencil and paper ready to make notes. Work from right to left. 4. Make sureyou have sufficienttable room for the cards. Formation of the Spread This spreadcan be used only once for the coming month. One day you will enter your meadow for a future you planted month and you will seeand touch the resultsof the Seeds previously. 3. Keep questionsto a minimum-no more than three. as follows: PARTONE PART TWO : : TCARDS 28 CARDS : PARTTHREE PARTFOUR : 3CARDS CARDS 42 CARDS Total Panr Onr The first part of the spread dealswith the last sevendays of the month prior to the coming month.

PARTONE Last 7 Days of Previous Month. Sunday 7. It will disclose pastsituations from Tuesday up to the time of the readingon saturday.TARor spREADs (rr): rrvr spREADs l}g 1. Part one of the readingwill cover the time period of Tuesday throughMonday. Tuesday 2. rEEErEr cHanr 8 . Friday 5. Wednesday 3. Monday You may conductyour spread on any of the abovedays.then it will probe forward and cover the remainderof the seven-day period. on the tableimmediatelybeforeyou placesevencards. Saturday 6. Eachof these cardsgivesyou the atmo_ spheresurrounding your client during theselast sevendays of the month. ftrecasting events for Sundayand Monday.If your choice of day is saturday.working from right to left (see Chart g). Thursday 4.

then focus on a particular day.Try the spreadfor yourself first and then you will have an idea of how much time to allot when reading for a client. Thesefirst sevencards representthe first seven days of the coming month. Since each row represents sevendays. In thesefirst sevencards you will seewhat is happeningin the client'slife at the presenttime and be better able to interpret the whole picture when you come to connect the entire spread together. but it does require a considerable amount of time to fully digest. you may decideto read for the seven-dayperiod as a whole first. when you begin to with the first sevencards will be of great assistance interpret the month ahead. and it always has 28 days.110 TARoI-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN Card 1 : Card 2 : Card 3 : Card 4 : Card 5 : Card 6 : Card 7 : 22nd of the month 23rd of the month 24th of the month 25th of the month 26th of the month 27th of the month 28th of the month Taking time and care This list is always the same-it never changes. Your analysis is not limited. Start with Card 1 on the top row and work toward the left. Penr Two In this part of the spread you always lay out 28 cards. Do not place any further cards until you have analyzed these28. Don't be confused by the actual number of days in the month-the Esoteric Month is what concernsyou. Now you have 28 cards arrangedin four rows of seveneach. . Make four rows of sevencards each. working again from right to (see left Chart 9). Card 1 : Card 2 : Card 3 : 1st of the month 2nd of the month 3rd of the month and so on. through the 28th.

February.If thereare only 30 days. Placethe threecardsto the left of the other 28. if the month has31 days. in a Triad above the Daath(see Chart10).(u): rrrrls spREADs 111 TARor spREADs PART TWO TEEEEET ETEEEEE EEEEEEE EE@EEE A !!!!!I! cnenr 9 Penr TsnEE Part Three has only three cards. In the case of a leapyear.This occursonly oncein every four years.which normally has 28 days.Within thisTriad is the Seed. This is a Triad which always coversthe last threedaysof the month as shownon the calendar after the28th day. seen and unseen.30thand 3Lst. . the extra29th day of Februaryis covered by the threecardsof Part Three. known and unknown.for the next month to follow.the cardscoverthe 29th and 30th. Thus.the threecardscoverthe 29th. is fully coveredby Part One of the spread.

1L2 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN PART THREE ! ! EA ! ! ! Panr Foun !!!!!! !!!!!! !T!T!T !!!!!! !!!!!! cnenr 10 Part Four has four cards. Card 1 : Card 2 : WEEK ONE (DAYS I-T) WEEK TWO (DAYS B-I4) Card3 : WEEKTHREE (DAYSrs-zr) Card4 : WEEKFOUR(DAYS22-28\ . beginning with Card 1 on the right and ending with Card 4 on the left (seeChart 11). Each one solidifies one of the four sevenday periods. bringing together all activities occurring during the entire 28-day period. These last four cards are placed above the solid block of 28 cards.

you will be amazedby its accuracyand intensity. After you have studied the EsotericCalendar spread for awhile. Eachcard is the ruling force of energy during the seven-day period it represents. It revealsthe correct path to be taken during the coming month and covers such a large span of time that I recommend leaving it open and in place for study and reference during the coming month.(rr): rrnar spREADs113 TARorspREADs From the solidification Cards you can detect the thread of your client'sactivity during any particular week.It will open that period and highlight its nature and content. PART FOUR EEEE D! DDDDD!D T !!!!!! ! !D!!!! ?aaUh cnanr 11 ! !!!!!! ! !!!!!! . This is a good reasonfor having severaldecks of cards available to work with.

I have endeavoredto restatethem for you in modern terms so that anyone may practice them today with the same efficacy as in times past. Here is the layout: . and its proper usedemandsa high degree of study. Questions should be prepared in advance and written separatelyon individual piecesof paper.This restriction may seem overly formal to us today. A candle should be lit to enhancethe vibratory tone of the atmosphere.Your approach should be spiritual. as do the It is for obtaining definiteanswers other Time Spreads already described.174 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN THE ORACLESPREAD The tradition of the old Tarot scholarswas to consult this ancient Oracle only at certain time periods-sunrise and sunset. either wrapped or kept in a specialplace with a silk covering. In this busy world we may not be able to get out of bed an hour before sunriseor schedulean hour before sunsetto consult this Oracle. Prayer or meditation will help to open your higher consciousness and prepare you to receivethe wisdom of the Oracle. to specificquestionswhich may or may not involve periods of time. Like many of the other occult teachings. The written questionsshould be placed next to the Oracle deck and the candlefor a minimum of one hour before sunriseor sunset. Your mind must be elevatedand your desirefor knowledge and wisdom sincere. nevertheless. Formation of the Spread This spreaddoesnot deal with any definite time period. but we can appreciatethe ancient spiritual principles involved. The constant need for answersto serious questionscreated this powerful ORACLE SPREAD. eachquestionbeing signedby the client (or yourself). Preparation for the Spread The Tarot deck used for the Oracle should be kept covered with silk. as with all forms of divination. respectand positive energy. we should respectthe ancient traditions for the wisdom they have handed down.

using the Celtic Cross Spread. 5 . 1 1 . Now turn over each of the four stacks you have selectedto reveal the answer to the question. Repeat the entire procedure for each of the other questions asked. This card will representthe force of spiritual energy that will help you attain the answer to your question.place them togetherinto one stack and put this stack to your right. Placeit next to the candle while you shuffle the cards slowly. you can With the selectionof Time Spreads approach your readingswith added confidence. creating eight stacks. 2 . USINGTHE TIME SPREADS now availableto you. When you feel the vibrations in the deck. with intenseconcentration. Concentrating on your question. pick up the four stacks. place it on the table and cut it into four stacksfrom right to left. When you have analyzedand understood the messageof the four cards.(rr): rrvr spREADs115 TARorspREADs 1 . Completethe readingby cutting the Oracle deck once and taking one card. Pick up the remaining eight stacks in any order and put this stack in the Daath position. Cut each of the four stacksagain. If you need to go into further depth. 3 .if any. making a total of twelve stacks. take the other stack from you have received the Daath and proceedto open the message from the Oracle. 1 0 . Cut the secondrow of four stacksonce more. 72. 9 . 8 . 7 . 6 .You should practice all . State the question aloud. 4 . selectany four stacks from among the twelve. Take one piece of paper on which you or your client have written a question and signed it. concentratingon the written words. Upon completion of the Celtic Cross Spread. take the Oracle deck from your right side and acknowledge the wisdom received.

past lives and karmic relationships.Ordinary Time Spreadsand extensions of the Celtic Cross and Block such as the Karmic Crossroads(seeChapter 6) can offer some knowledge of esoteric questions. this spreadexposes the vibrational energies the client'saura at the time of the reading. I recommendusing your third deck of cardsfor practicingthesespreads and leaving them open for extensivestudy and contemplation. As a result. It is important to practice thesespreadson yourself extensively before using them for clients. regarding spiritual values.but the EsotericSpreadsare far more powerful in this regard. but the resultswill more than repay your efforts. the content of the reading tends to be quite personal. 117 . I have known studentsto study EsotericSpreadsfor a week or more at a time.8 CHAPTER (III): ESOTERIC TAROT SPREADS SPREADS In this chapter you will find four spreadswhich are particularly effectivein dealingwith questionsof a more seriousnature. The nature of the information revealed is much too important to be dispensedin a half-realizedfashion. THE AURA SPREAD of As the title implies. Learning to use them effectively will require much practice and dedication. You should make your client aware of this fact and be certain he is prepared for a reading of this depth.

If you are a practicing Tarotologist with an established clientele. you'll find that this spreadcan saveyou time and unnecessary questions and emotional examination. particularly for probing your own inner self. the nature of the card will give you a strong indication of the client's emotional attitude here.L18 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN With this spreadyou can penetratethe protective barrier of the ego and zoom directly into the troubled area of the psyche. This is because when you touch upon a specificarea with the AURA SPREAD. You will find that it will soon becomean integralpart of your study. b E E E E cuanr 12 E E E a .

work or in other relationships.(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs 119 TARor spREADs Formation of the Spread This spreadrequires18 cards laid out in the pattern shown in Chart 12. What he feelshe can or cannot do and how his actions or lack of them may affect other people and important situationsin his life can paralyzehis thoughts and actions. desirableand undesirable.They are contributed by all thoseinvolved in the client'slife-at home.Direct your focus toward the client'sthinking process and don't be surprisedif you detecta coldnessor detachmenthere. You are sharing the client's logical view of or approach to his situation. Another aspectof this position can show obstinancyor self-righteousness. Moral issuesare also found in the combination of Cards 1 and 2. Here is what the cards represent: Card 1: MENTALCONCERNS The First Card covers the client'smental state. but we have reachedcrossedswords.They are a part of his life and his dilemma. which cause your client to feel certain obligations toward them. Card 3: . If you can talk to the client prior to the reading you may already be aware of some of the mental concerns and conflicts which thesefirst two cards confirm.Your client will have trouble making decisionswithout consideringtheseoutside influences. Card 2: INTERNAL CONFLICT With the SecondCard we are still on the mental level. which crosseachother. Sometimesyou will encounter a stalemate condition in which he is unable to move forward. Here we seethe client's internal dilemma: he tries to justify his own thoughts. Try to avoid any intrusion on his emotionallevelat this point. as this will be coveredlater in the spread. THE CONTRIBUTING FORCES Card 3 can revealinfluences both invited and uninvited. The influencesare actually the opinions of others.




Card 4:

At this point in the reading you must try to determine whether your client has a port of refuge or whether he is floundering in a storm. Can he expectrescueor is he doomed to continued turmoil? What kind of security feelingsdoes your client have? If he has strong feelings of insecurity, it may be wise to explore thesein detail. Are they real or imaginary? Are they serious or superficial? How do they affect his life and actions?You may find that he is operating with a senseof false security, be it in a relationship, businesssituation, or whatever. Strange as it may seem, this often happens out of desperation and an unwillingness to face reality. When there is nothing left for a client, he may turn to a nonexistent security and evolve an imaginary support system. Gradually, he loses his senseof balance and, graspinghis make-believereality, may sink into serious trouble.

Card 5:

Here you are exposing the emotional level on which your client basedhis original concern. Perhapshe was challengedby someoneor some situation, or perhaps he only imagined a challengewhere none existed.Don't make the mistake at this point of assumingthat foundations built on emotion are always insecure;some emotional foundations have supported relationshipsfor a lifetime. Emotional reactions are often shaky and untrustworthy, but emotional decisionsbasedon common sense can be very substantial.What can be unreliable and insubstantialare decisionsmade on the basis of the emotion of fear. This position allows you access to the emotional conditions that createdvour client's concernsin Position 1.

Card 6:

THE NEXT 24 HOURS you will see your thedirection Withinthistimeperiod
client will take. This position in the spreadgives light on what might be a complex situation. Considerwhat has already taken placeand why. Discoverwhether or

(rrr): EsorrRrcspREADs72'J, rARor spREADs not your client is in command of the situation. The energies around this card are of a very high esotericfrequency, and your client will feel them within 24 hours of the reading. If you do not have a positive vibration in Position 6, determinewhether or not your client is responsible.It could be that his destiny is to confront the incoming vibrations and deal with them once and for all to eliminate this disturbing level of experience. But if you sense that this is not the case,counselyour client as to how he may avoid the unjust situation you seeforming. Or you may seeyour client about to make an unwise move as the result of unwarrantedfear. Try to steerhim away from a possiblemistake. But if the card in this position is positive, offer him encouragement and hope.

Card 7:

POWER OF THE EGO In this position you will be confronted with the new shape of your client's ego. New becausethe last five positions have opened up an area which will begin to change. Card 7 offers you a strong overview of your client'sfeelingof self. You can now begin to seewhether he is going to go backward and surrenderto the original situation or whether he is willing to apply himself to a forward move. Do you recognizestrength in new decisionsor simply a reinforced ego unable to proceed? INSIGHT INTO HOME AND/OR WORK PATTERNS Don't confusethis position with any of the others. Here you are presented with factual situations-what is actually taking place in your client's life as opposed to wishes, suppositionsand apprehensions. Look at the situation objectively-you have the ability to extend your vision beyond that of your client. Try to determine if there is harmony betweenhis home and work. Are his relationshipscompatible with what you see? We're not looking to make changesat this point, but just to determineexactly what is going on and what it means to your client. Card 8 should give you insight

Card 8:




into understandingboth his advantages and his liabilities. Card 9: TIME CYCLE Within an EsotericMonth (28 days) the card in Position your client from 9 must be activated! In order to release his presentdilemma, you must understandthe lessonof 9, with its strong karmic undertones.It denotesthe ending of old cycles;if release doesnot occur, then the old cycle will reinstateitself and take your client for another ride! A positive card in this position can indicate the conclusion of a longterm karmic lesson.You can tell this by the apparentpromise or reward bestowedby the Ninth Card. But beware of overconfidence, which can negatethesepositive energies. When he has accepted your and learnedhis karmic lesson, client will be free to start a new cycle. THE CONCLUSION OF THE TEN In this position the total sums of both mental and emotional energiescome together, creating a new center, a nucleusfor beginningfuture endeavors.From this point your client will begin his new cycle. Solidify all that you have seen-help your client open up at this point and clarify any uncertaintieshe may have. Try to give him motivation and help him visualizewhat he really wants in life.

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Beforeproceedingfurther with the Aura Spread,you should have achieveda level of satisfactionfor your client. This is the time to clargo back and simplify the flow of energy. ify, to recap, and if necessary over Do this by starting with Card 1 and continuing through to Card 10. Connecteachinterpretation, so that the client can seeclearly the pattern that runs throughout the reading. After the first ten cards you will seea Level Change for your client (seeChapter 2). As you continue the readingwith the final eight cards, you will presentvarious aspects of his personality to him and show him how they can help or hinder him on his new path. The secondpart of the Aura Spreadlooks toward the immediate the past (Card future, whose eventswill begin when the client releases

But give him confidence that ultimately. HIDDEN PERSONALITY WEAKNESSES This is another delicate area. but one that must be recognizedand accepted by your client. In forecastingfor your client.can either attract or reiect both positive and negativeenergies. Look for in this card that will give him hope and the message confidence and the vision to seehis future path clearly. This new strengthwill come as a result of inner recogntion:personality traits that have been submerged are being allowed to find their proper places.the client will begin to expandhis future horizons. CATd11: MENTAL CHALLENGE FROM THE PAST This card provides a plunge into the client'spast! It is necessary at this point to probe this area to bring to the surfacethe client's challenges and the mental struggle that accompaniesthem. However. by CATd72: Card L3: . PATH TO THE FUTURE This card is a road sign pointing toward the client's future direction. Acceptancecan bring release. with which this spreadis concerned. It may be that your client still needsto experiencea variety of situations to complete old karma. As you help him face these mental challenges from his past. your client is now ready to experiment with his new strength. don't always expectto find a positive card in this position. but on it he will find the good things in life: purpose. he will soon begin to seethe difference in himself. spirituality and love. Gradually at first. The magnetic power of the human aura. If he is willing to move forward. he will seehis path widen at this point. It may be a road he has previously been afraid to take. Weakness simply means insufficient strength.In adjustingto this new strength. revealing the potential for future ioy and satisfaction.(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs123 TARorspREADs 9). by letting go of past experiences. and others will see it too. you must be aware of this fine balanceand the stability neededby the client to maintain it. it will becomeeasier for him to let go and move forward.

so we ignore them. CATd14: KARMIC CHALLENGE FROM THE PAST Whatever this challengeis.Unfortunately. Here the client's opportunities and potential are clearly revealed.but his caution may have preventedhim from acceptingand taking advantageof them. people and opportunities not yet within his vision. they become happier than they could ever have imaginedbeing. Often it is deeply hidden. of being vulnerable. Although thesethings are undisclosed. this vulnerable spot is often thought of as a weakness. How many people have you talked to who say they are "afraid to fall in love"? They are afraid of a close relationship becausethey "don't want to be hurt." This is a fear of risking. our vision narrows. and when they do find a satisfactoryrelationship. this is a sign that his higher self knows he should be expanding his ideas and actions. OVERLOOKED OPPORTUNITIES AND POTENTIAL There are no secrets at this level. Explain to your client that the secretis realizing that things are easy when you use your natural talent and ability.this does not mean thev are not avail- Card 1s: Card 16: . So it is with the revelation and acceptanceof karmic challenges. We tend to feel that if things are too easy they can't be good for us.\24 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN paying off old debts and learning the lessonshe has chosento learn. Whenever a client is frustrated.but it can actually be a strength. when we recognize theseopportunitiesand potential. your client brought it with him into this life as a part of his kirmic heritage. But once thesefearful people do decide to risk. UNDISCLOSED FACTORS This card divulges things that have been hidden from your client-situations. he will be able to forge aheadon a new and brighter path. Falling in love is a good example. Ironically. and he may fight to keep it there if it is threatened with exposure.

Encourage to feel the positive vibrations of this card in his heart and to move foward with confidenceand anticipation.Going on does not mean hanging on! To prosper.(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs I25 TARor spREADs able to your client. Card17 PROSPERITY PATH This card revealsthe path your client should be on! You have both traveled quite a distanceto reach this position. he must be prepared of for new experiences. THE KARMIC PATH SPREAD This Esoteric Spread takes you deeperinto the realms of karma and can cover any period of time. freed from the encumberances the past. which will illuminate the unknown and bring about the response he is seeking. But be careful not to paint too rosy a picture-always be realistic in your interpretation. Explain what he may expecton his Prosperity Path and the joy it can bring him. ready to take charge of his lifepath and freed from the burdens of the past. It may require effort to discover them. Card18: WHAT TO LEAVEBEHIND The final card in the Aura Spread gives an indication of how your client can leave behind everything that is not conducive to his future happiness.Explain to your client that if he does not create him changes in his life. and the rapport betweenyou should be excellent by now. Draw upon his past in discussinghis present situation. Make experiences sure he not only seesthe picture but knows what he must do to take advantageof the good things that lie before him. no matter how comfortable someof them may seem. but if you guide your client gently into this dark corner. It is not for mundane questions. with a sincereseriousness but gives insight as to how your everyday lifepath compares with the . they will not happen. It should be used after meditation and of purpose. he will quickly respond by creating his own light.

126 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR THE JoURNEvMAN requirements of your personalkarma. . 3 . Be specific(e.g. You will use L4 cards in this spread. write down that date. As you lay each card down. this spread can help you understandwhat's behind it. If you are asking for only one day. Seuenis the maximum number of days you may read for. make the following statement THIS IS WHAT COVERS MY KARMIC PATH ]UNE AIOUd: 21st THROUGH IUNE 27th (substituteyour actual dates). That is. Even if you are only asking about one or two days.You may also ask about a future time or times. 4 . 2 . A candle will enhancethe spiritual atmosphere. july 3 and 4 and August 16. you still lay out sevencards. Your surroundingsshould be peacefuland comfortable. you may ask about June21 and 22. It can tell you what you have to deal with on a day-by-day basis and how it relates to your worldly obligations. Prepareand shuffle the cards in the usual way. or any similar combination of dates up to a total of seven.Placethe first sevencards in a row from right to left. Write down the date or datesfor which you are seekingthe Wisdom of the Tarot.. If you anticipate a difficult period ahead. but they can cover any period of time. L7 and 18. The experiences found on the KARMIC PATH are thoseyou will encounterduring the period of time you request. The information you obtain can help you cope and understand why things are as they are when consideringrelationshipsor contemplating major decisionsin your life. June21 through June27). Preparationfor the Spread Choosea quiet time for this spread-a time when you will not be disturbed. Meditate for awhile before commencingthe spread. Formation of the Spread 1 . A serious approach and an open mind will enlightenyour receptivity to the wisdom this spread can offer.They will help you evaluateyour progressalong this esotericpath.

working once more from right to left.place the deck in the Daath position while you analyzeyour Karmic Path. Note that I have describedthe Karmic Path Spread as though you are doing it for yourself. you may feel free to use this spread for your clients. Chart13.) JUNE 7.(021 bbbbbbb csenr 13 .(ru): rsoreRlc spREADsL27 TARorspREADs 5. 165. After laying down the first sevencards. cut the remaining cards in the Daath once. The seven crosses before you will reveal wisdom about your Karmic Path for the date or dates specified. After you have practiced alone and feel comfortable with it. 6. When each of the seven cards is crossed. Then. This is becauseit is such an excellent tool for self-examinationand assistance in seriousmatters. crosseachcard and as you do so make the following statementeach time: THIS IS 21stTHROUGH WHAT CROSSES MY KARMICPATHJLINE (See your actual 27th(substitute dates).

Many things happen in our lives which create a deep desire to understandwhy. "Well. If you feel restricted. but more importantly. the Journeyman. uhy illnesses? Because the answersto thesequestionsare not readily available. There'sa reason for everything that happensto you-this alone should spur you on to investigatethose reasons. Why tragediesand traumas." Yes.each section in perfect harmony with all the others. uhy good or bad relationships. it's yourlife. a huge orchestrationof separatevibratory instruments.128 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN RAHDUE'S WHEEL Now we come to the largestand most complex of all the spreads. . a magnificent spreadthat has never before been presentedin print.A word of caution here: Do not use this spreadfor anyone elseuntil you have used it for yourself and become thoroughly familiar with it. that's life. Your personalexperience with it will give you an idea of its power and depth and of what is involved in terms of personalacceptance and possiblereadjustmentin thinking and action. we usually settlefor somethinglike. You are the conductor of your life and each area of it will be activatedby your direction. This spreadwill help you releasehidden past memory patterns and gain accessto your inner wisdom. It will take time and patienceto learn and analyze. wheels within wheels. To conduct this wonderful mystical symphony you must be aware that every move is vital. Time and rhythm are expertly interpretedby the conductor-you. but I can promise that you will find the resultsmost rewarding.The higher self retains all the knowledge in this area. The effect of thesecombinations forms a rigid structure which exposes for the purpose of divination the various aspects of any one life experience at one moment in time. This spreadcan be thought of as a major musical composition. it islife. unable to probe your higher consciousnessthrough meditation. RAHDUE'S WHEEL is an in-depth spread composed of several mystical combinations.You willprobably come to use it as a continual reference. The music you hear and the level of your performancedependson you. try Rahdue'sWheel.

SOLIDIFIER 5 6. OUTERWHEEL : CARDS 1. SHOR PILLAR (on the left) THREEWHEELS SIX SOLIDIFIERS TWO BLOCKS TWO PILLARS : CARDS50 . SOLIDIFIER 6 CARD 13 CARD 26 CARD 39 CARD 49 CARD 59 CARD 69 the INNERWHEEL Solidifies Solidifiesthe CENTERWHEEL Solidifiesthe OUTER WHEEL Solidifies the DAGIM BLOCK Solidifiesthe TALEH PILLAR Solidifiesthe SHOR PILLAR TWO BLOCKS(9 CARDS EACH : : 1. SOLIDIFIER 1 2.58 SOLIDIFIER 5 6 CARDS60 . DAGIM BLOCK 2. SOLIDIFIER 4 5. INNERWHEEL : 2.12 : CARDS14 .38 : PRESENT FUTURE IMMEDIATE PAST (6 CARDS) SIX SOLIDIFIERS 1. CENTER WHEEL : 3.. SOLIDIFIER 3 4. .25 : CARDS27 . TALEH PILLAR (on the right) 2.48 SOLIDIFIER 4 CARDS70 78 NO SOLIDIFIER 18 CARDS) TWO PILLARS(e CARDS EACH : 1.You may want to keep it handy during your spreadfor easy referenceuntil you have committed it to memory. MALKUTHBLOCK : 18 CARDS) CARDS 40 .68 SOLIDIFIER (36 CARDS) ( 6 CARDS) (18 CARDS) (18 CARDS) 78 CARDS Total Here is a list of what the various componentsof Rahdue'sWheel represent. SOLIDIFIER 2 3.(rrr): rsoreRrc spREADs 129 TARor spREADs Componentsof Rahdue'sWheel (12CARDS THREE WHEELS EACH : 36 CARDS) 1.

SOLIDIFIER 3 7. so you will need a full. SOLIDIFIER 1 3. SOLIDIFIER 5 11. SOLIDIFIER 6 13.This would eliminate the need for memorizing the pattern. TALEH PILLAR 10.58 CARD 59 CARDS 60 . OUTER WHEEL 6.68 CARD 69 CARDS 70 . MALKUTH BLOCK CARDS L _ 72 CARD 13 CARDS 14 .) Preparation for the Spread This is one of the few spreadsthat usesevery card in the deck. (See '1.) . especially when working with clients.4-2I. SOLIDIFIER 4 9.38 CARD 39 CARDS 40 . Note that I have used the abbreviation "SF" for SolidiCharts fier in thesecharts.25 CARD 26 CARDS 27 . DAGIM BLOCK 8. You may wish to practice the formation of the various componentsbefore attempting a seriousreading.48 CARD 49 CARDS 50 . CENTERWHEEL 4. seasoneddeck (see:l/'1.130 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN 1./9) and a large table surface or floor spaceto lay out the cards.78 PRESENT LIFE ACTIVITY DIRECTION (asa result of present life activity) FUTURELIFEACTIVITY (afterSolidifier 1) DIRECTION (into the future) IMMEDIATE PAST ACTIVITY RESULTS OF PAST ACTIVITY IMMEDIATE PAST LIFE KEY FOR PRESENT LIFE PAST-LIFE RELATIONSHIPS KEY TO KNOWLEDGE PAST-LIFE EXPERIENCE KEY TO OPEN ANSWERSTO PREPAREDQUESTIONS (Note:The MALKUTH BLOCK hasno Solidifier. SHORPILLAR 12. INNERWHEEL 2. Some of my studentshave designeda simple format on large poster board for the spreadingprocedure. SOLIDIFIER 2 5.

2. Imagine a clock face. Thesequestionswill remain secretuntil you reach the last part of Rahdue'sWheel. Cut the cards into four stacks. mental and spiritual healing.Pick them up in any order and replacethem back into one deck. . and he may ask as many as nine questions. I now extendthis blessingto all thosein need. 4. Dear Father. ask him to write down any specificquespiecesof paper. Continue in this manner.(ril): rsorrRrc spREADs131 TARorspREADs Have writing paper handy for note-taking and be sure you are thoroughly familiar with the card interpretations(see:I/ 7-9 / 77-207). This light will penetrateand give physical. All thesethings I ask to come from the center of my being so that all who passmy way will receiveThy Heavenly Blessing. You are in the CENTER of your spread. the Malkuth Block. The following is a prayer you may wish to use at this time: I reach into the centerof my being. With Thy help. Place the First Card in the one o'clock position (seeChart 14). I ask that the divine light flow from my body constantly. feel the golden energy flowing through your arm into the card.Amen. Finally. I pray for the light of God to illuminate my soul. you will need a gold candle . placing the first twelve cardsin a clock formation. concentratingon the GOLDEN LIGHT at the center of your being. ending up at72 o'clock. Visualize yourself surrounded by gold light. 3. He neednot show them tions he may have on separate to you.Each time you place a card. Shuffle the cards gently but thoroughly. here are some generalrules for laying out the spread: 1. and plenty of time! Selecta time when you are feeling balancedand at peace. Formation of the Spread Before we go into a detailed study of Rahdue'sWheel.Light the gold candleand spendsome time in prayer or meditation.if he has that many seriousthings concerninghim. IzVhen readingfor a client. . May the light open my mind and purify my spirit.May Thy holy spirit remain within me so that I may be a constant sourceof light.

Each segmentcovers a specific area and the cards you p)ace in that area are to ana)yze circumstancesonly in that particular area. SOLIDIFIER 1. 5 . Place the deck in the Daath position and do not go on to the next wheel until you have thoroughly understood this one. directly under CardtZ. This card will give you the confirmation needed for your interpretation of the INNER WHEEL. Then add the Thirteenth Card.132 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN RAHDUE'S WHEEL InnerWheel E E] CHART 14 Study each card well as you lay it down. you will find it difficult to coordinate the entire reading. as it representsa different area of your PRESENTlifepath. 6 . . If you do not do this.

In the WHEEL it represents CENTER WHEEL. Card 1 representsyour inner self. that samecard represents your inner self in the FUTURE. After this wheel RAHDUE'S WHEEL Wheel Center 0 ttE. How you are feeling today may not be how you will feel tomorrow. Each of the twelve positions has its own area of interpretation in your life. your emotional levels may be different. The areascovered in the INNER WHEEL are identical to thosein the CENTER WHEEL and OUTER WHEEL.(1il): rSOrrRrC SPREADS L33 TAROTSPREADS 7 . s csanr 15 . So although the area of interpretation is the same in all three wheels. or how you felt yesterday. After you have analyzedthe INNER WHEEL. go on to construct the CENTER WHEEL around it (seeChart 15). in the INNER your inner self in the PRESENT. and it representsyour inner self in the IMMEDIATE PAST in the OUTER WHEEL. For example. 8 .


parents.Each of the 12 cards represents a definite area of that lifepath and must be analyzedwith great care. karmic path Security and relationships Plans.(rrr): rSOrrRrC SPREADS 135 TAROT SPREADS has been analyzed. interpret the entire Rahdue's Wheel as a single majesticwhole. 1. known only on the subconscious level The Inner Wheel covers the general lifepath of your client in the present. concerns Partners.loved ones The Mystic Symbol-portrays potential gains Distance. 9. philosophy Background. After the wheelsare complete.proceedto construct the DAGIM BLOCK (seeChart 17). travel Karmic Amplitude-life's work True desirefor self and others Hidden vibrations. ideas. conclude the wheels with the OUTER WHEEL (seeChart 16). home Hopes. Card 1: INNER SELF. The vibrations of this card reveal what is happeningnow and how it feels!Whether this is positive or negative is not important-it is occurring becauseyour client . Now let's explore the 13 componentsof Rahdue'sWheel in detail. you are immediately confronted with a serious aspect. Ir.KARMIC PATH As you place the first card of Rahdue'sWheel.pleasures Health. desires. the PILLAR OF TALEH (seeChart 18). the PILLAR OF SHOR (see Chart 19) and the MALKUTH BLOCK (seeChart 20). After you have analyzedeach of these separately.T2): PRESENTLrrr Acrrvrrv Card 1: Card 2: Card 3: Card 4: Card 5: Card 6: CardT: Card 8: Card 9: Card 10: Card 11: Card 72: Inner self.rNrn Wnmr (Canos 7 .

Card 2: SECURITY AND RELATIONSHIPS The secondcard opensup another sensitivearea. parents and home situation? You may encounterstrong feelingsand some resistance in this position: your client may have a chip on his . It all hinges on what your client considerssecurity to mean to him: it could be love. This is the differencebetweena dream and a plan. he has discovered the material to build that foundation. Use tact-and be sympathetic. From this vantagepoint you can seewhere your client'ssense of security comesfrom. for many people considerthis area to be a private one. Card 3: PLANS.136 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN has to undergo this karmic condition at this point in time. Don't be disturbed for him-this may very well be a wonderful period for your client. The card will give you insight into the internal effect of this cycle on him. Card 2 will tell you what it is.success. When your client has a plan for his dream. Great sensitivity is required here. Card 3 should be full of information and inspiration.a positive your attitude from client provides an excellentfoundation on which to build or repair on any other level. etc. for regardless of what turns up elsewhere. career. Dreams cannot mature until we provide the substance to build a foundation for them. Of course this can createtrouble for the client if the relationshipis not a secureor harmonious one. PARENTS. some more clearly than others. money. IDEAS. Card 4: BACKGROUND. HOME Does the client show evidence of receiving support from these areas?Has he been held back or helped ahead by his background. There are many levelsof security which can be revealedby this card. You will always find a dream-and you may find many unfulfilled dreams. health. Don't be surprisedif a Court Card turns up here: many people relinquish personal security by investing it in a relationship.PHILOSOPHY Finding a positive element in Position 3 is a good sign.

PLEASURES A positive card in the Fifth Position can help dispel any negativity you may have found in Card 4. great sensitivity is called for. try to get him to facereality and look for a better path.help him seeand understand it and how it may be affecting his current lifepath. share his dream and encouragehim. but once we recognizethe barriers we have built as a result of them. We are all affectedto some degreeby our background and parental upbringing. Card 6: HEALTH. Card 5: HOPES. Pressure from various concernsin your client'slife can affect his . you are morally bound to aduisehim to seea doctor immediatelyl Health concernsneedprofessional attention and care. old fears and resentments Again.you will know that you're dealingwith a balanced person. If you discover that he is under any stressregarding his health. Help him explore whether or not he is being realistic in his desires. hopes for and enjoys. Although I am a great believer in the power of spiritual healing. It may be that Card 4 will reveala situationthat cannot be controlled by your client.It is your job here to help your client releasp he may have and move on. if so.(uI): rsorrRlc spREADs137 TARorspREADs in these shoulder as a result of negative experiences areasand may use them as an excusenot to allow himself to prosper. If not. but if you find here a desire to improve his situation and hope for accomplishing this. I always advise a person who is ill to seek the advice of a physician. Sometimesall that is neededis a little support and enthusiasmto stimulate needful changeand future improvement. and if you seethat he enjoys life regardless. DESIRES. CONCERNS Your initial approach in this position is to verify that in fact your client has a concern about something. You might encountera situation in which your client is locked into a nonproductive job or relationship. we have a choice to come to terms with them and forge any ahead. Here is another revealing facet of the client: what he really wants. in this case.

what is causingthem and how they are affecting some of his concerns him.great lonelinessand depression and a lack of motivation in any area. can becomethe focus. A person who enjoys such support displays a confidence that can be seenin all aspectsof his life and which expandshis horizons. . But without this emotional boost. a career. By helping him discoverwhat thesepressures are. Concentration on sports. Compatible energiesflowing among people in close relationshipsgive added strength to their endeavorsand become a support system on the emotional level. Card 7: LOVEDONES PARTNERS. tread carefully and analyze your client'ssupport system. relatives. wife. but over a prolonged period. it is not emotionally healthy. or is he supported comfortably by his friends and loved ones?Sympatheticand discerning counselat this point can do a world of good. By discoveringa link from Position 6 to another position. etc.this will help you spot them when they appear in the spread.businesspartners.Whatever is happening in your client's world is affected by his attachmentto his family. The loss of a closerelationship can trigger a stagnating unhappiness.As you study Card7. For the immediate need. so be alert as you proceed. some people are able to overcome this negativity by transferring the emotional energy of a loss to another area of activity. so new relationshipsshould be formed as soon as the initial period of loss has passed. children. even housework. you may help him to release and thus enable him to help himself feel better. this can be a good thing. you may seethe brightesttalent subdued. Is he standing alone. Encourage your client to open up and discuss theseconcerns.138 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN health. However. Concernsother than health may be revealedat other points in this spread. We all need to expressand share ourselveswith other people. you may be able to offer your client assistance and important knowledge about his problems. The focus here is on close relationships.

This which will find will alert you to his needsand desires. For example. TRAVEL Card 9 indicatespossibletravel in connectionwith personal expansion or prosperity. You should read this card as a positive contribution to the reading as a whole: its esotericconnotation implies that the client is about to experience some credit due on his karmic account!Good things are now imminent: he should be encouragedto persistin any positive endeavor.following the guidanceof the Eighth Position. for the journey need not be a long one. Let the client feel your enthusiasmabout Card 8 and he may open up and ask pertinent questions. It may be that your client needsto go to a certain place for a certain reason of which he is not aware. Position. Or it may show that a family member or friend who lives some distanceaway needsto get in contact with your client. this card will explore the possibilitiesand advise accordingly.or should do so. this is not important.(TII): ESOTTRIC SPREADS 139 TAROT SPREADS Card 8: POTENTIAL THE MYSTIC SYMBOL_PORTRAYS GAINS SYMBOL. Procrastination can delay or even eliminate the good energiesof this card. If your client has no travel plans.0 .perhaps he has been using the telephone for important businessor emotional concerns.but usually for the best. Although it can be negative. These three cards all have an elementof karmic inheritance derived from their placement relative to the Cabala (see:I/6/74). Card 8 usually offers a positive aspectthat is evident on the client's lifepath at the present time. Explore this with him: perhapshe has been thinking of calling someone. Card 9: DISTANCE. asarethe Card8 is knownasTHEMYSTIC other two cards found in the "8 o'clock" position in the Center and Outer Wheels (Cards 2I and 34). WORK Card 10: KARMICAMPLITUDE-LIFE'S of the the KARMICAMPLITUDE contains Card1. The Mystic Symbol can in the Eighth support bring in the unexpected. if he is iob-hunting.

as do the other two cards found in the . Card 11: TRUE DESIRE FOR SELF AND OTHERS The emphasishere is on "true": if we are devoid of sincere desire. but it is there! What you should try to bring out here is a clarification of what your client may or may not expect from his contribution to his present life.known and unknown. we are listlesssouls. touchesupon and revealsyour client's original intention. seenand unseen. in order to make him aware of his own presentlevel of satisfactionwith his achievements and his life.10 o'clock" position in the Center and Outer Wheels (Cards 23 and 36). if our desiresare in harmony with our lifepath. you may need to help him go inward to discover the hidden .. This is a tremendousresponsibility that cannot be ignored or treated lightly.as revealedby Card 11. The Seedcontained in this card. or is he willing to open his mind to new possibilities? All thesequestionsare involved in the Tenth Position. At this point. but if they are antithetical to our lifestyleand obligations. HIDDEN VIBRATIONS. what is he doing about it? Is he content to go on with no real purpose.140 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN client. KNOWN ONLY ON Card 72 THE SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL If your client is constantly denying his true desire.we may allow them to get out of hand. or is he waiting for an opportunity to do so? Is he satisfiedwith his accomplishmentsto date? If not. You should explore this area in depth with your client. this can nullify his sensitivity and paralyzeany potential action. The purposeof the EleventhPosition is to help your client recognizehis own true desire and whether it is beneficial or detrimentalto his best interests and thoseof his loved ones." Every action we take is either for ourselvesor for another. Inner control and balanceare the guidesof our "true desire. It may be buried deeply within his subconscious. What karma has he earned?Has he expressed his talents. we have a strong Iikelihood of achieving them.

The position interpretations are the same. Often things that go wrong in life could be avoided if we would only listen to that small voice. substantiatingthe information receivedfrom the previous twelve cards. Through your own sensitivity to his feelings.(rrr): rsoreRrcspREADs141 TARorspREADs vibrations that are close to his consciousness but not perceptibleto him. Crxrrn Wnrn The titles of the next 12 cards are identical to those of the first72. But now you will be relating them to your client's future activities. which opens a new wheel. Card 13 can be thought of as a bouncing board to the next level-your client'sfuture prospects. you'll know that another person will be playing a prominent part in the client's life soon. If the Solidifier is a Court Card. Sorrorprrn1 (Clno 13): DrnrcuoN (ns e Resurr or PRESENT Lrrr Acrrvrry) You have now completed the Inner Wheel with the first twelve cards. It also links you with Card 74. Further information on thesesituations will be found in the Center Wheel. Take the time to open up this area and help him seewhat is hidden deepwithin his own consciousness. Card 12 conveysto your sensitivityexactly what is presently hidden from your client. so you must gently guide him into himself. Card 13 becomesthe first Solidifier and is placed inside the wheel at the apexpoint.you can point the way. Encouragehim to be aware of his inner strengthand to hear and understand the message in the Twelfth Position. and the cards are laid out in the same clock-facepattern as with the Inner Wheel (seeChart 15). . 2. An ACE as a Solidifier is significantalso.25): FUTURE LIrr Acrtvrrv (Canps '1. dealing with future activity. but your client may not know how. .4 3. but you cannot do it for him. You can do this by meditation. He must explore himself and come to realizethat his inner voice will speak to him if he will only be still and listen. The Solidifierconfirms the reading to this point: it is your Key to the Inner Wheel. just below Card12 (seeChart 1a). for it advisesthe client that a new cycle is about to begin.

the Card number and the cardpositionwill be different: for example. desiresand pleasures and the likelihood of his achievingthem. Rahdue'sWheel doesnot forecastbeyond that point in time. as shown in Chart 16. beneathand to the left of the First Solidifier (Card 13). place Card 39 inside the Inner Wheel. and so on. Solidifier 3 will confirm all that is containedin the Outer Wheel. the Fifth Position (Card 31) will take you back to his recentpast. Souprprn 2 (Cnno 26): Drnecrror (Iuro rsr FUTURE) When you have completedthe secondwheel. Solidifier2 will confirm all that is containedin the Center Wheel and solidifies the client's activities for the next three months. Ournn WHrn (Cnnns 27-38): IMMEDIATE PAST Lrrr Acrtvlrv Complete the Outer Wheel. Souprurn 3 (C. Now you are reading for the immediate past of your client (maximum of 28 days).) 4. place Card 26 inside the Inner Wheel. take Card 5: In the Inner Wheel. desiresand pleasures Fifth Position (Card 18) gave you his future hopes. reading for the immediate past. (Note: Don't be confusedby the fact that from now on. Now. in the Outer Wheel. in the Center Wheel. For example. .742 TARor-rHE HANDBooK FoR rHE IoURNEvMAN except for PositionsI and 10 (Mystic Symbol and Karmic Amplitude). which are read in conjunction with the information gained from Cards 8 and 10 in the Inner Wheel. 5. You will now be able to seehow the past pattern of events has brought your client to his present situation. Card L4 is still in Position 1. beneath and to the right of the First Solidifer (Card 13). The beauty of the wheel pattern is that it allows you to arrangethe cards so that you can easily keep track of this process. the hopes. readingfor the future.e. desiresand pleasures. you read the present of your client.no 39): Resurrsor PAST AcrtvtrY When you have completed the third and final wheel. laying out the next L2 cards around the outside of the other two wheels. Card 15 in Position 2. 6. relative to thesesame hopes.

Think of Positions8 and 10 as chakrasin full. . the chakrasexplodeinto maiesticluminescence. Your perfectedbeing is a combination of all that you are.There are wheel-like esotericvortices that absorb and retain the memory patterns of your original intent.They measure the growth elementformed by the amount of karmic endeavor you have put and are putting into your presentlife circumstance. The result of this image being clouded and unable to radiate of its creation its glory is suffering and despair.unknown to you. physical. It is from this point that you control your higher self. we need to delve a little more deeply into the secrets of the two most important cards in all three wheels:thosein Position 8 (THE MYSTIC SYMBOL) and Position 10 (KARMIC AMPLITUDE): THEMYSTICSYMBOL Wheel Position 88 8 8 21 34 Card INNER CENTER OUTER KARMIC AMPLITUDE INNER CENTER OUTER 10 10 10 10 23 36 At thesetwo points. mental and spiritual.colors beyond your imagination forming a permanent image on your spiritual record. More of your true self exists. The two positions therefore becomecontinuous points of reference. brilliant color. Thesememory patternsform your own personal AKASHIC RECORD. than the small portion of "reality" you call your life. the Dagim Block. To expressthe essence is the desireof your higher self.(rrr): rSOrrRrC SPREADS 143 TAROTSPREADS Tnr Mvsuc Syunol eNp Kanurc Aururupr Before we go on to Part 7 of Rahdue'sWheel. the precision of the Cabalistic structure of the spread is expanded to allow the energy flow to extend outward. Each time you take a spiritual step. yet it must contend with blockageand negativity generatedby its very source. the image remains forever. The act causesthe image.

The senary (six) structure will give you support and help dissolve old nega- . they are called the AKASHIC KEYS.and 23 from Center Wheel OCTOBER Meditate on Cards 8 and 10 from Inner Wheel Conduct Rahdue'sWheel NOVEMBER DECEMBER IANUARY Meditate on Cards 34 and 36 from Outer Wheel Meditate on Cards 2l and 23 from Center Wheel Meditate on Cards 8 and 10 from Inner Wheel Conduct Rahdue'sWheel And so on.)Meditation using your six Akashic Keys in this way will be good practice in maintaining your balance. Thus. Six is the symbol of justice and also standsfor physical health in the spread.L44 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN As you proceedwith your studies.you will experience the increased depth and capability of your symbols. Betweenspreads. you will uncover levelsof divination hitherto unknown to you. either for yourself or (after becomingthoroughly familiar with it through self-reading) for clients. They will become a collection of potent Keys to your higher consciousness. Through the Mystic Sy*bols and the Karmic Amplitude cards. Meditation on all six of thesecards can help you achieve your highest level as a Journeyman. you should conduct Rahdue'sWheel four times a year.meditate on the Keys. Taken together. a typical year's schedule might look like this: TANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY IUNE Conduct Rahdue's Wheel Meditate on Cards 34 and 36 from Outer Wheel Meditate on Cards 2I and 23 from Center Wheel Meditate on Cards 8 and 10 from Inner Wheel Conduct Rahdue'sWheel Meditate on Cards 34 and 36 from Outer Wheel Meditate on Cards 21 and 23 from Center Wheel Meditate on Cards 8 and 10 from Inner Wheel Conduct Rahdue's Wheel ruLY AUGUST Meditate on Cards 34 and 36 from Outer Wheel SEPTEMBER Meditate on Cards 2l. (Note that the reoerseorder of the wheels listed above is correct for your meditations. To get the most out of meditation on the Akashic Keys.

Avail yourself of these unique senary vibrations throughout the year and the wisdom and gainedwill put you well on the road to Master status spiritual progress as a studentof Tarot. Suppose is locked into a stormy relationshipwith a girl named Jane. the times between making up becomelonger and more bitter. Now here are the position interpretationsof the six cards as they appear in the three wheels: Card 8 (Inner Wheel-PRESENT): THE MYSTIC SYMBOL-PORTRAYS POTENTIAL CAINS We have already discussed the Inner Wheel meaning of Card 8 (seepage 139). but it just goeson and on. He will be open to the experience of a new and exciting cycle of energy. but they continually bicker and quarrel over many things. Your higher self will be continually energizedby this meditation and provide you with deeperand clearerinsightsin your readingsand in your daily life. Karmic forcesare at work here to break down existingpatterns and help the client move forward. the situation gets more emotional. Card27 would show youhou he could releasehimself from this debilitating relationship. but his karmic inheritanceis offering him release.Even if there is the severance of a relationship. tired patterns are discarded. He may not take the opportunity. (Center Wheel-FUTURE): THE MYSTIC SYMBOL-RESULT OF THE HARVEST Whatever the client'scircumstances may be.If he does take the advice of the Eighth Position card. so that he can receivehis karmic you have a client namedBill who inheritance. If you were using Rahdue's Wheelfor Bill. then kiss and make up.Bill and Janeare strongly attachedto eachother. You should find yourself happier and in better overall health as old. Be considerate Card 27 . the results of this card will be beneficial. this must still be considereda positive influencefor the future. he can turn his life around completely.(ru): rsorrRrc spREADs145 TARorspREADS tivity. Each time they do this. Each time they quarrel they feel this has to be the end of the relationship.

for you are given insight into a recent occurrenceinvolving another person or personswith whom your client was meant to sharea particular situation.The 28-day period begins on the first of euery month and endsat midnight on the 28th of that month. This is a fascinating aspect.146 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN and empathizewith your client when dealingwith such delicate matters.) Card 10 (lnner Wheel-PRESENT) : KARMIC AMPLITUDE-LIFE'S WORK the Inner Wheel meaningof We have already discussed Card L0 (seepage 139). It brings good things: it is like a breath of fresh air in all three wheels. (Center Wheel-FUTURE) : KARMIC AMPLITUDE-SOURCE OF SATISFACTION Card 23 . in theEighth Position of the Outer Wheel. You must learn to work with the 28-day period of the EsotericMonth: it does not start wheneveryou decideto conduct the spread. Card 34 (Outer WheeI-IMMEDIATE PAST): THE MYSTIC SYMBOL-KARMA SHARED placed ThethirdMysticSymbol. 30. the resistingforce is the challengeof karma. How recent is the "immediate past"? If you do a spread on March 14. It can be very difficult to break familiar but destructivelife patterns. So the date you chooseto make the spreadis important. and the following Solidifier will confirm it. So if you wish to receive the benefit of the entire EsotericMonth. (The remainingdays of any month-2g. which in this caseis the Center Wheel-Card 26.31-are accountedfor by the Solidifier of the previous wheel. the immediate past activity will have occurred sometimebetweenMarch 1 and the present(March 14). It will add clarity to the reading. it might be better to conduct your reading on or after March 28. for it is this date that determines the question. The mystical Eighth Position is not necessarilytraumatic.Take time to breathe it in. relates to events already established during the previous 28 days.

you should delve into it more deeply to determinethe actual nature of the event. Much dependson how your client is handling his past and present situations. Anyone who is seriousenough to participate in a spreadas lengthy as Rahdue'sWheel should be prepared to make adjustmentsin his lifepath to avoid repeatingthe samemistakes. Was it significantenough to causeyour client much concern?Has he been able to adjust to the new relate to his situation yet? How do the circumstances give you further karma? The rest of the spread may insight. remind him that if we continually do the samethings over and over. . disharmony. you can show your client how to achievehis own level of satisfaction. the card itself should tell you the nature of this change. lack of direction. you can use the EsotericMonth time sequence as with Card 34 in Position 8.Although your client may feelhe was involved in a negative situation last month.(ur): rsorrRrc spREADs147 TARorspREADS This card should be thought of as a rescuecard! By understandinghow to use it. If you detect frustration.There may be many alternativesopen to him. Give yourself more leeway and use the full three-month period allowed by Rahdue'sWheel. the sameresultswill occur every time. You will have a period of approximately 12 weeks for what you see in the spread to materializefor your client. it's up to you to help him choosethe one that is best for him. It is not wise to use the 28day period when trying to forecast for your client. you will find guidancein Card 23. Your client has experiencedan adjustment of some sort relating to his karma. Card 36 (Outer WheeI-IMMEDIATE PAST): KARMIC AMPLITUDE-ADIUSTMENT RELATING TO KARMA This card focuseson the immediatepast activitiesof the client. unlessyou feel supremelyconfident of your Journeyman skill. If you feel that your client has not yet recognized or removed any obstaclesthat may be holding him back.

exceptthat the identifying cardsare KINGS. Court cards play a large part in analyzing this block. If you are reading the Dagim Block for a female. Here you can see the advantageof reading Rahdue'sWheel every three months: if the client's presentsituation does not changeduring the interim period.748 rARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN 7. Don't think of the Dagim Block as a negativepart of the spread. Other that appearsrepresents QUEENS or Court Cards that follow representother people in that lifetime. remember that each card is revealingan actual situationfrom the immediatepast life. Unlike the structuredpattern of the three wheels. and you can also check on the accuracyof your forecasts. Dncrv Brocr (Cenps 40-48): IMMEDIATE PAST LIFE The Dagim Block is the nearestof the two blocks to the Wheel. The Dagim Block will focus directly into an immediate past-life situation that is releuant to a present situation. in this spread they representpeople only. there is no time sequence involved. If your client of either sexhas not yet reached his or her 29th birthday. Keepinga separate Journal just for readingsof Rahdue'sWheel is a good idea and will give you a clear and concisereference. When you analyze the Dagim Block. use either QUEENS or KINGS. PlaceCards 40 through 48 in a straight line from right to left (seeChart 17) centeredbeneaththe Wheel. She is filled with excitementand joy and comes to you for a reading. you . the first QUEEN your client in her immediate past life. Make notesof your karmic progressand you your will develop ability to understandpast-life situations. In the 29th year. Say you have a client named Angela who is engagedto be married.you decideto do Rahdue'sWheel. then the next time you make the spread. This block contains information regarding the client's immediate past life. the Dagim Block will show this. There are many interesting aspectsto record. If you are readingfor a male. The information we derive from thesenine cards only presentsthe patand another-the karmic terns of similarity between one life experience pattern. the sameis true.thesenine cards are read as a block. Because of the intensity of her emotions and the questionssheasks. Thesesamepeopleare now a part of the client'spresentlifepath. follow the above proceduresfor PAGES. As you begin to interpret the Dagim Block.

Souprrrn4 (Cann49): Krv ro PRESENT Lrer The FourthSolidifier is the Key to the client's present life.(lrr): rsorrRrc spREADs749 TARorspREADs find that in her immediate past life Angela experiencedthe same situation. Terun PrrraR(Canns 50-58): PAST-LIFE RnerroNsHrps To the right of Rahdue's Wheelstands the Pillar of Taleh. you can advise her to be careful with the present one and avoid the pitfalls of the past. but if the previous experience turned out badly. From this .These memories are carefullypreserved to remind the higherconsciousness which were beneficialand which were harmful. She has a chanceto do it right this time! RAHDUE'S WHEEL DagimBlock @ ee@aea @ea cnenr 17 8.This cardis placedjust to the left of Card 48.In the strengthof Taleh is held the memory of relationships from our past liaes.BeforeanalyzingSolidifier4 be sure you havegrasped all the informationin the DagimBlock. It solidifieshis intendedkarmic patterns. 9. How she handled things then and how she will handle them now are two different choices.

even being the opposite sex! Your presentson might have been your sisterin a past li[e. who is not to be a part of your life this timeand why. It that meansthat the cards are indicating a re-creationof past experiences initiated a significantrelationship.150 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN you may learn who you are destinedto meet again. The nine cards in the Taleh Pillar are laid out in a column to the right of the Wheel. exceptthat with the client'spast life.lovers and friends in this life may have taken other roles in your previous life. beginningwith Card 50 at the bottom and ending with Card 58 at the top (seeChart 18). Souorrrcn 5 (Cenp 59): Ksv ro KNowrrocr This Fifth solidifier gives you the Key to knowledge. this doesnot mean that you have had no significant relationshipsin your last past life. Thesereincarnationalfacts are the rudiments of Rahdue'sWheel. are "soul-mate" Cardsturn up here.Not all good relationships Parents. In this lifetime we will meet many new souls who Usually. answerswill probably be found in the Taleh Pillar. Of course. relationthe focus is on the peopleassociated ships that are relevant to those in this life. not euery good or bad relationshipshould be considered karmic. If no Court Cards appearin the Pillar of Taleh. Placeit just to the left of Card 58. and those we haven't. his question might be. our lives conhave never before been a part of our experience. solidifying all the information that you extract from the Taleh Pillar. If your client is presentlyconcernedabout a certain family member's attitude toward some situation. Don't be disappointedif you are happily married and no Court bonds. We are constantly creatingnew karma in our attempts to settle up with the old. storehouse befriend in this lifetime. The Taleh Pillar works exactly like the Dagim Block. That samebond will soon become evident in this life. of people-those we have known tain a good number of both categories before. 10. your mother might have been a closemale friend. Be flexible and understandthat we all play many different parts in many different lives. "ls this a karmic reaction?"If you do a reading during the time of the concern. and so on. love. .

Deciding which message You will have already interpretedover sixty cards. When a person asks himself. When reading for a ciient. Another fact to be aware of is that there is more than one Karmic SeedlAt the time of the reading you will be shown which Seedis relevant to the present situation and why. been at work. Seed. why they make the samemistakesover and over. A KING Solidifier for the Pillar of Taleh. "Why do I do the same stupid thing over and over? Won't I ever learn?". the Karmic Seedretains the CAUSE. 11. We createdthis Causeand the result is now containedin the karmic memory. You must read the cards of the Shor Pillar as a singleunit: individual card interpretationscome after you have the completepicture. This memory is known as the KARMIC SEED. even destructive. Some people never discoverwhy they are stuck in certain ruts. the Karmic Seedhas patterns can be very harmful. The Pillar of Shor will show you hous the Karmic Seeddeueloped. ing a certain level of success. Repeated upon reachRelationshipscan dissolve. Snon Prnen (Canps 60-68): PAST-LIFEExrrntrNcr To the left of Rahdue'sWheel stands the Pillar of Shor. beginningwith Card 60 at the bottom and ending with Card 68 at the top (seeChart 19).TAROT SPREADS (III): ESOTERIC SPREADS 151 of his suit. or ushatis happeningin your life at this time that is relatedto the Karmic has been revealedshould not be difficult. You can be of enormous help to yourself and your clientswith the Shor Pillar. In the strengthof Shor is held the memory of experience from our past liaes. regardless signifiesthat the female will find her soul mate. The nine cards in the Shor Pillar are laid out in a column to the left of the Wheel.by now you should have a good handle on the reading and a good idea of what this pillar contains. A QUEEN Solidifier signifiesthat the male will find his soul mate. for many of our actions in this It is this Causethat is responsible life. The Solidifier confirms.a talentedman can self-destruct it has all been done before-in another life. his . Studying the Pillar of Shor can be quite therapeutic:discovering the original reason that createdthe Karmic Seedcan prevent you from experiencingit all over again. consolidates and refersonly to past-liferelationshipsthat are relevant to the present.

L52 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN E E RAHDUE'S WHEEL Pillarof Taleh E a E a a e @ CHART 18 .

(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs 153 TARor SpREADS a CHART 19 E @ @ @ @ @ @ @ RAHDUE'S WHEEL Pillarof Shor .

Use this Solidifier as a light to shine on hidden reasonsand past experiences. If the pillar revealshow the Seeddeveloped. so you must explain to him what has happened. 13.) RAHDUE'S WHEEL Malkuth Block @TETEEEEE cnanr 20 . you may get the entire picture from the Pillar of Shor.how it was causedand why. It is laid out in a straight line beneaththe Dagim Block from right to left (seeChart 20). It should be placed to the right of Card 68. Marxurn Brocx (Canns7Q-78):Axswrns ro Pnrpenro QursrroNs The Malkuth Block is the final component of Rahdue'sWheel. (Note that Card 74 is directly under Card 32 of the Outer Wheel. Card 69 is the Key to open the client'sconsciousness and seewhy things are as they are.L54 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN presentlife situation will give you the clue you needto tell which Seed is the important one.your client will already have undegonethe experience. Sorrorprrn 6 (Cano 69): Kev ro Oprr.r This Solidifier holds the lessonof the Pillar of Shor. If much trauma is involved. 12.

if readingfor yourself)may ask a total of nine questions. but it is not advisablefor you to tell your clients this.when he only needsone or two things clarified. This block is not for frivolous questions.one for eachcard.This is no accident. You have completedRahdue's Wheel (seeChart 21).you can look for connectionsamong them. all nine cards in the Malkuth Block are turned ouer. uhen only one question is asked.(ru): rsorrRrcspREADs TARorspREADS 155 When placing theselast nine cards of the spread.You need not know what your client'squestionsare beforehand. Thesequestionsmust have been written down before you began the spread(see"Preparationfor the Spread.place them face doun. Eachof the cardsin the Malkuth Block will answera specificquestion. This block is not read nor the cards revealeduntil you have completed your interpretation of Cards 1 through 69. in working with Rahdue's Wheel. say each question aloud.Any cards that have not been used are /eft face down and are not to be read. Each card is analyzed completely in turn before going to the next. finish your interpretationand answercompletelybeforeproceedingto the next question. They do not pertain to the reading and leaving them face down retains the original energy of the spread. A Word About Nine You may have noticed. The first questionis answeredby Card 70. Notice that you have come to the end of the full Tarot deck: there is no Solidifier for the Malkuth Block. until you have answeredall the questions. working from right to left. Your client may feel that he has to come up with nine important questions. If you turn them over. that the number 9 appearsfrequently in its components. you break the esotericstructure of the entire spread. When all the cards are revealed. . and so on acrossthe block. the secondby Card77.) Consider only one question at a time. However.only now that you have reachedthe Malkuth Block are you ready for them.but they can be important mundane ones concerningany aspectof his life."pages130-131). (lf readingfor yourself. Have your client ask eachquestionverbally. one at a time. Your client (or you. or they can relate to karmic matters.


We see9 reflectedthroughout the componentsof Rahdue'sWheel: there are three wheels (9 is the squareof 3).8 27 36 45 : 9 90 81 72 63 54: 135:1*3*5:9 360:3*6*0:9 99 99 99 99 99:495:419*'5:18:9 Nine is the completion of man. I think of Rahdue's Wheel as an esoteric It brings piecesof areas within the various layers of consciousness. When multiplied by itself or any other number. By now you should be aware of the singular propertiesof the number 9.an aggregate the first square of an odd number. and all add up ultimately to 9: '1. known and unknown. experience together. becauseit contains 360 degreesand of nine things or persons. there are three Solidifiers inside the wheels.57 rARor spREADs Nine is a potent number in divination.Upon completing it you will be able to appreciate the magnificent combination of balancesand seehow your client relates X-ray: it exposes to eachlevel. There are no good or bad parts of this spread. When 9 is multiplied by other numbers.. The Ennead. Once we know and acceptthis purpose we can find perfect peacewithin ourselves. it produces a remarkable mathematicalprogression: r 2 3 4 s 6 7 91827364ss463728190 8 910 The top line shows numbers 1 to 10. each "spoke" contains three cards. Half the numbers of this progression representthe numbers of the other half in inverseorder. . We will go further into the mystical influence of numbers and how they relate to the Tarot in the next volume in this series:Tarot: The Handbook for the Master. and each of the Blocks and Pillars contains nine cards. Nine is the sign of the circumference of every circle (wheel). its final result is always 9 or a number divisible by 9. there are three more Solidifiersoutside the wheels. In concludingour study of Rahdue'sWheel. seenand unseen.is 3+6+0 : 9.In shedding light on thesedark cornerswe find that there is nothing to feareverything has a purpose. the bottom line shows the results when each number is multiplied by 9. keep in mind that no aspectof it should be considerednegative.(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs].

visualizing eachpersonin turn.Don't be discouragedif you find yourself in such a situation. I'm sureyou can think of many more situationsinvolving threepeople. like this: .158 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN THE VICTORIAN FAN SPREAD The VICTORIAN FAN is usedwhen there are problems concerning three persons. this anotherangle. a fellow worker and your client A husband. simply offer your client sympathy and understandingand the best counselyou can. involving: Two people in a good relationship. the true reasonsfor problems are obscured. Seeif you can get him to look at the problem from his attitude.Then ask him to cut the cardsthreetimes. Relationships among people are often complicated:emotions become dominant and because certain situations are taken for granted.Often if one of the threepeoplechanges will solve the problem. You may be faced with relationship triangles that are almost impossibleto solve unlessthe people involved are willing to budge on some issue. Have your client shuffle the deck in the normal way. This will at leastgive your client an extended vision of what is really happeningor what has actually occurred. If each of the three parties feelstotally justified in his or her position and refusesto change. a buyer and your client. his patient and your client A child.You can only do so much-the rest is up to him and the other two people involved. his teacherand your client A realtor.all you can do is relate exactly what the Wisdom of the Tarot offers. his mother-in-law and your client A doctor. visualizingall three peopleconcerned in the issue(includinghimself). then a third person intrudes The boss. Formation of the Spread You will be usinga total of forty-four cardsin this spread.Here are a few typical situations.


19. all the cards in the lefthand column will representMR. From now on. You are now ready to commencethe spread.160 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE TouRNEyMAN Visualize thefirst personand say: THIS (nameof person). 12. 13. It shows the generalnature of the situation. REPRESENTS FIRST CUT: Ask your client to replace the three stacks into one deck in any order he wishes. WHITE. WHITE is client. 9. 10. Card 1: THIS IS WHAT COVERS THE TRIANGLE. Card 2: Card 3: Card 4: . your MR. For the purposes of this study I will identify three hypotheticalpeople:MR. 28 and 31). THIS IS WHAT CROSSESTHE TRIANGLE. 27 and 30). BROWN. GREEN. WHITE and MS. As you place the card down. 75. 6. The First Card covers all three people involved. Each column will representone of the three people involved in the situation. say the above statementaloud with firm conviction. 25. THIS REPRESENTS MR. 27. BROWN (Cards 3. 7. 76. 78. Each person is represented by a total of ten cards. 24.Study it carefully: doesit complementthe first card or negateits qualities? This must be firmly decidedin your mind before going on to the next card. The cards are laid out in a fan-shapedpattern of three columns (see Chart 22). 22. THIRD CUT: Visualize the third personand say: THIS (nameof person). All ten cards in the center column representhim (Cards 4. THIS REPRESENTS MR. REPRESENTS SECONDCUT: Visualize yourselfand say: THIS REPRESENTS ME. BROWN. The SecondCard is crossedover the First and can be eitherpositive or negativein aspect. continue to do so with the statement for each card. MR.

20. Card LL: THIS IS THE NEXT STEPOF MS.(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs 161 TARor spREADs Card 5: THIS REPRESENTS MS. WHITE. WHITE/MS.you will feelhis sensitivity. GREEN. L0and 11 do not appear to be consecutive to Cards6.14: THIS IS THE INTENTION OF MR.If Cards9. Cards12. Remember that an intentionis not an action!Thereare both good and bad intentions. THIS IS MR. or evenstupid. BROWN/ MR. 77. Do you feelthe intentions arepositive? Will they contribute toward solving the problem?Considerthese questions as theypertainto your client's interests. Cards'15. GREEN. readfurther into the spread.26. BROWN. so beforeyou decide whetherthe intentionsof thesepeopleare likely to manifest. As you move down the centercolumn. Card 6: Card7: CATd 8: Card 9: Card L0: THIS IS THE NEXT STEPOF MR. THIS IS MR. (Cards third person 5. GREEN. BROWN/ MR. THIS IS MS.13. 23. WHITE'SIMMEDIATE CONCERN. GREEN. unexpected. WHITE/MS. THIS IS THE NEXT STEPOF MR. it couldbe that the nextstepis beingtakenwithout too muchthought. This statement for all takesus back to the beginning threepeople. Perhaps the stress of the situationis causing someone generous to take a stepthat is careless. All ten cardsin the right-handcolumn represent the '14. 17.7 and8 respectively.S IMMEDIATE CONCERN.L6. You will understand why he feels ashe does asyou observe and analyze the two outside columns. GREEN. As you placethe lastthreecards. 8. BROWN'SIMMEDIATE CONCERN.29 and 32).17: THIS IS HOW IT BEGANFORMR. These cardsareexcellent . keepin mind theconcern of eachpersonand how it may affect their next step.It is from this point that the whole thing for gaininginsight developed.

WHITE/MS. and it shows him how he stands with respect to the overall situation. 22. assurehim that it's the best one. etc. OF MR. if this is so. GREEN.26: THIS IS THE INFLUENCE AROUND MR. His question at this point might be. both consciouslyand unconsciously. but don't be surprisedif your client doesn't recognize its beginnings. how other people react to them. WHITE/MS. All these things can influence people. but there is a choice. WHITE/MS. WHITE/MS. "Do I belong in this situation and do I want to remain part of it?" Cards21. 25.L62 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN into the situation. The eighth statementadds color to the spread. which may help eliminate anxiety. This can help your client in two ways: it allows him to seeclearly into the situation. 20: THISIS THE APPREHENSION GREEN. Each of the three people is influenced by what is around them: how they perceivethings to be. BROWN/MR. BROWN/MR. a vulnerable area often causedby doubt or insecurity. He may have an entirely different idea of how the issue commenced. OF MR. GREEN. What you chooseto do may not be what you'd like to do. 28.but fortunately this is not true. BROWN/MR. of the touches on the weakspots Thesixthstatement triangle. strengthening or weakening their approach and attitude. There is always somethingyou can do.292 THIS REPRESENTS GREEN. especiallyconcerningyourself. You cannot escapekarma. Cards18. Sometimesit appearsthat choicesin a closely knit situation are quite limited or nonexistent.Influential vibrations of all sort can affect decision-making. Yet their individual . THE KARMIC LESSON Cards27. L9. A triangle of confusion is caused by each of the people involved unwittingly reacting to their karmic heritage. 23: THIS IS A POSSIBLECHOICE OF MR. This seventh statement may present the only choice your client has. BROWN/MR. Cards 24.

The Fan also covers the next 11 days. .(rrr): rsorrRrc spREADs163 TARorspREADs karmas may have nothing to do with the other people in the situation. CATd33: CATd34: THIS IS WHAT COVERS THE SITUATION DURING THE NEXT 11 DAYS.32: THISREPRESENTS THEOUTCOME OF MR. but concernonly the situation itself. WHITE/MS. projecting into the next 11 days. You will have an extremely powerful group of symbols which are to be interpreted as they are given. No questionsare askedat this point and there are no position titles for thesecards. Cards 35-44: FAN SEQUENCE The last ten cards are placeddown like a fan (seeChart 22) and are read entirely for the client. They do not cover and cross the client or either of the other two people.then it may be used again. days have passed. chooseanother spread. THIS IS WHAT CROSSES THE SITUATION DURINGTHE NEXT11 DAYS. This final statementcovers a period of 1L days. BROIAAtr/MR. Within this time eachof the peopleconcernedmay expectthe resultsof his or her Tenth Card. Cards 33 and 34 are placedbeneaththe centercolumn of the pattern and solidify all that you have read up to this point. but are read from right to left as a separate reading. Cards 30. presentingyour client with a pattern of events covering what is important to his lifepath during that period. Because of this time you should not repeat this spread until 11 sequence. If your client needsanother reading before the time period is up. But the mere fact that the karmic lessonsfor all three are revealedin this spreadmeansthat they are affecting the issuein some way. They are laid out from left to right. GREEN.31.


and as Journeyman you must understand this difference thoroughly in order to illuminate your readingsand make them accurateand helpful. in four words. other people will be affected by this choice. and your client must considerthis aspectas well as the consequences to himself. This is not true-they are actually quite different. Inevitably. is the differencebetween the two cards: THE FOOL : : DEATH MAIOR CHOICE MATOR CHANGE THE FOOL When THE FOOL appearsin your client's spread.for it is often a difficult task to make a maior decision. You should be extremelyempatheticwith your client when this situation arisesand handle the matter delicately. For some reason many people seem to have difficulty in interpreting thesetwo symbols. Here. they seemto feel that their energiesare similar. somethingthat will affect him seriously. LO/ . it meansthat he must make a major choicein his life.9 CHAPTER CHOICEAND CHANGE At this point I would like to clear up some misunderstandings that I encounterfrequently concerningtwo of the Major Arcana cards: THE FOOL and DEATH.

There is no casualinterpretation for anyMajor Arcana card. in its own way. one that will have a great impact on your client. The correct spread will. will probably never manifest. things could even get worse! Putting off the choice will only complicate any issue. he will be looking at different goals.you too must make a choice:you must choosethe correct spread for the client's situation at this time. it is a card to be taken seriously. so here is where your skills as a Journeymancome into play. As you listen to your client'sproblem or question. he will have no foundation upon which to build for the future. They exist to stressthe need to stop and think. Thus. whether it is the right one. nothing will changein your client's life. especiallyby clients.delay affects the natural personal cycle adversely. People are often afraid to make a major choice. . and so on. Opportunities seenand unseen. under your skillful and caring guidance.It symbolizesthe fact that amajor changeis due in the person'slife. so your task is to counselyour client to act upon the choice as soon as possible. When the choiceis made. clarity and strength of purpose are the gifts of THE FOOL. it doesn't mean that death or disaster are imminent-it is a card of transition. can be a guide to happinessand prosperity if its messageis correctly interpreted. There is sometimesan elementof fear associated with THE FOOL. worried about its effects.bring the client answersthat will be helpful to him and aid him in understandingand making his choice. Each of them.L68 TARoI-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN Until this choicehas beenmade. You must make it clear to them that when this card turns up.THE FOOL is not to be ignored. In fact. as it seemsso forbidding. This is not a choice like "What should I have for dinnerT" or "Should I call Brenda?"We are dealing with a major choice here. known and unknown. understood and acted upon. There is always a sense of fear when we think of the unknown. if he refuses to make it. The choice he brings is one that can change your client's life. but not to be feared. DEATH This Major Arcana card is often misunderstood.

But if you can work with him and convince him to accept it. Here your job is to reassureyour client that the change will probably be for the better and to help him acceptand preparefor it. Rememberthat a major choice must be made by the client. . DEATH brings the kind of change we associatewith karma.he is given power and is able to overcome any fears he may have regarding their effects. you wonder why you waited and sufferedso long. When a person acceptsa major choiceor change. a major changemust be acceptedby the client. Fear of the consequences of change. Analyze the spreadwith great care and sensitivity to determinethe nature of the changeyour client can expect. DEATH indicates a change that will occur regardless of the client'sactions or lack of them. Choiceand changeare distinctly different. what keep us from enjoying life as it could and should be. are what hold us back.CHOICE AND CHANGE 769 WhereasTHE FOOL advisesthe client that he must make a choice in some matter of importance. But it's like going to the dentist: once you summon up the courageto have the aching tooth pulled. and your client may resistit strongly.you will also be able to seethe nature of the circumstances surrounding the changeand advise your client accordingly. there will be powerful support for him on a higher level to assisthim through the time of transition and bring into view the rewards of the change. When DEATH appearsin the spread. Be sureyou understand thoroughly and are able to communicatethem to your the differences client. level with him and reassure him that the changewill be a beneficial one.fear of making the wrong decision.Don't be mysteriousor evasive. You will find that this is seldom a surprise-the client is usually aware that some sort of change is imminent.

relaxandlightacandleifyouwish. . yt' cross the desert can fill your heart with to look forward to this iaily meditation which here is the water of spiritup. moving faster and faster. light-divine energyNow visualize a pencil-thin line of white down to the center of from your inner eye (between your eyebrows) it reversesand goesback up your solar plexus.Forthis*"ditutio.loveanddivineunderstanding. until it becomes it will feel as though it has of energy connectingthe two points. you will come in a burning desert.oyorrrbrow'Thelinekeepsreversingbackandforthbetweenthetwo one strong white line points.youwilluseonlytheMAI]RARCANA deck.FeelPeace.."ist'alitewhitelightaroundandwithinyou' AllowtheHolySpirittobewithyou. is it touches this point. and knowledge. you witl feel a clearing will surround you and body. a beautiful feeling of spiritual freedom 171. .u.10 CHAPTER OASIS A SPIRITUAL you have now arrived at a level in your )ourneyman study at the Tarot on a daily basis' which you can benefit from the wisdom of with a beautiful daily mediIn this chapter I would like to presentyou tationexercisethatyouwillcometolookuponasaspiritualoasisamid placewith water' located the desertof esotericstudy.. Now of the vibrations around your become solid. An oasisis a fertile of learning. The water you find you to face the mundane tasks ality and it will refresh and rejuvenate of everyday life. A.Gentlybutfirmlyshufflethe cards. Chooseaquiettimeoftheday. Createapeacefulatmosphereforyourself.Asyoushuffle.

5. Spend some time and become lost in the purity and wonder of the esotericsymbolism . Do not turn the cards over. recombine the three stacks into one deck. 3. touch the Tarot deck and say: I COME TO THE OASIS FOR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE. THISISYOUR LESSON FORTHEDAY-YOUR SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT FROMTHE]OURNEYMAN'S OASIS. 9. When you feel ready to acceptyour spiritual wisdom for the day. Then place the Daath pack firmly to your left. saying: I HAVE TOUCHED UPON KNOWLEDGE AND HIDDEN WISDOM. Concentrateon your card for the day.172 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEyMAN remain with you as you perform the following exercise. with your left (Daath) hand selectone of the three cards. AMEN. Touch eachone gently with your left hand. 2. Now turn over the card you have chosenand place it directly in front of you. FOR MY SOL]L IS IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT. I NOW SEEK MY GUIDANCE FOR THIS DAY (or FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS). Then cut it once and place the two cards you have not chosen back into the deck without turning them over.saying: FIRST STACK SECOND STACK THIRD STACK IN TRUTH. IN LOVE. using your left hand. Now cut the deck to the left into three stacks. 7. 8.You will be connectedwith the Holy Spirit. Take a card from eachstack and lay it face down before you. Now using your highest level of sensitivity. Leaving the cards face down. Exercise 2: The Journeyman's Oasis 1. 4. IN LIGHT. 6.

Be full of joy. BE STILL . for this is your place. 10. is truly 1 5 . then moving around either side of your body. Experience all that is happening. become aware of forms and shapes. Touch the esotericsymbols you see.Speakfreely with the characterin your card. 1 1 . Understand what it means to you and why you have receivedthis particular symbol from the Oasis.A SPIRITUAL OASIS ]. mental and spiritual bodies. breathe the fresh air. feel movement around you.73 it contains.Look at the background: let your higher sensitivity help you fill it in with color and life until it is as vivid as the foreground figure.STILL WITH GOD. bathe in it and heal your physical. As you leave the healing waters. Feelyour feet firmly planted on the ground. When you are ready to return to the physical world. explore a bit into the distance-beyond the trees. Feeleverything around you come to life. As the image becomes clearer. Hear the birds singing. Visualize a mirror reflection of the symbol behind you. L6. feel the abundanceflowing directly from Heaven. 1 3 . As you do this. This experience yours and you belong here. Smell the flowers. Now closeyour eyesand hold a mental image of your Major symbol in your mind. BECOME THE CENTER OF THIS MA]OR SYMBOL. LOOK . hear the music.SOUL STILL . With your inner eye concentrate on the formation of the Major symbol behind you. ask questions and you will receive the highest wisdom and guidance. become aware of white light. Participate. 17. L4. Feelthe healing qualitiespenetrateall that you are and know yourself to be. Feelthe white light behind you. If you seewater. 18. give thanks for the blessings received. Seethe colors breaking out of the beautiful white light. first coming from the centerof your solar plexus. L2. This is your gift from the Journeyman's Oasis.

YOUR LESSON FORTHE DAY After your meditation at the Oasis.. which is your Lessonfor the Day. meditation. 4. alert. card over the meditation card. Now beginto form the spread placingthe first of your choice. To enableyou to fully enjoy the Journeyman's Oasismeditation. Your spreadwill open the meditation card and give you guidance for the day.Do not reshuffle.This way you can concentrate fully on the meditationitselfwithout worrying about trying to remember what you are supposed to do next. STEPFORWARD and you will be back in your room. 2. Make detailed notesin your Journalof your experience and the knowledgeyou have received. you I suggest usea tape recorderto record the steps. Take the deckfrom the Daath position. 3. 1 9 . . refreshed and full of energy. 1.Do this slowly.\74 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN BEFORE YOU. allowing time for you to fully experience and savor eachstep. Placeyour card of meditationbeforeyou. Take a moment to give thanksfor this exquisite 20.prepare to studyyour Lesson for the Day.

In this caseyou may try the spread I am going to describe in this chapter. If many people are involved. and many questionscan be answeredsatisfactorily with a simple yes or no. which is specifically for "yes-or-no" questions. etc. Kether-the Crown-and the Tenth Sephira. I/J .). re.CHAPTER 11 THE SANDALPHONSPREAD There may often be times when you feel that a long spreadis not necessary for a question posed by a client or yourself. as it must be extractedfrom a series of "if's. (See:l/6/74. fa.Asking for a simple yes or no is like paying a state-of-the-art computer hundreds of dollars a minute to add 2 and 2. could be compared to the string of a great musical instrument. without the accompanying detail of a complex spread. Each time you touch any of the other Sephiroth. Using a yes-or-nospreadis like listening only to the final note and completely ignoring the preceding harmonics. the notes go in ascending order (do." As I worked on the Cabalisticstructure of the Tarot. Such a simple answeris not always easyto obtain from the Tarot cards.) Beginningwith do. Malkuth. and a mere yes-or-noanswer may not be possible. you are dealing with quite a network of energies. The nature of Tarot is to give wisdom with guidance. with do at either end. the "string" createsa harmonic reaction of many notes. Wheneveryou have a situation in which more than one person is involved (which is often). you are dealing with at least two different vibratory forces. I could see that the connection between the First Sephira. Many people are in a hurry today. mi.

placing them from left to right. 3.) .Las Vegasstyle. I have seenmany suggested ways of obtaining a yes or no. 2. I believe you will find that if you approach it with consideration and sincerity. you should definitely acquire a separateTarot deck and keep it for use only as a Sandalphondeck. If you consult the cards frequently for this type of answer. Prepareyour Sandalphondeck in the usual manner (see:I/7/810). Sandalphonis one of the Chiefs of the Cabalisticangels. Take the first and secondstacksand shuffle them together. the first method is preferable. This type of shuffle will reversesome of the cards. PARTTWO GIVESTHE REASON FOR THE ANSWER. This is because the continual vibratory disturbancesabsorbedby a regular seasoned deck would be highly detrimental to your Sandalphon readings and would tend to fragment its energies. The best way to keep it is to put the cards in a clear glassbowl or container with a green cloth laid loosely over the top. Another way is simply to wrap the deck in greensilk cloth. (This is the only time you use this type of shuffle with Tarot cards. Use the Sandalphon deck only for yes-or-no answers. 5.and this spreadis dedicated to him and draws upon his grace. Now repeat the shuffle with the two stacksyou have created from the four. however. Take the third and fourth stacksand do the samewith them. THE SANDALPHON SPREAD will provide you with a satisfactoryanswer. Cut the deck into four stacks.176 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE JouRNEyMAN So considercarefully whether the question you or your client have deserves a yes-or-no answer and whether it is ready for such an answer. Regardless of how busy you may be. but none of them are always satisfactory. your approach must be one of respect. FORMATIONOF THE SPREAD 1. The Sandalphon Spreadis in two parts: PARTONE GIVESTHE YES-OR-NO ANSWER. 4.

two are facedown. 15. Gather up the remaining seventy-four cards and place them to the right. Now form seuenlines of eleuencards. 12. Then cut the deck once. 8. left to right. two are right sideup. seventy-seven 1L. readingwith the Sandalphon to Lydia. to the left of the bottom row.THE SANDALPHONSPREAD 177 6. 7. face doun. Now readthe threecardsfrom right to left. Card 1 is placed in the far top right-hand position. your answeris NO. your answeris YES. 9. 13. Now placethe Sandalphon threecardsand say: THROUGH THE WISDOM OF THE ANGEL SANDALPHON I WILL LEARN THE REASON FOR MY ANSWER. starting the first line at the top. If If If If all threeare right sideup. Placethem next to your Daath card. Now using your sensitivity. of Sandalphon sheenjoy the companionship . place it in the Daath position. Placethe three cards you have chosenbefore you. select any three cards from the laid out. Your answer will dependupon how many of them are RIGHT SIDEUP. 10. YES. all threeare facedown. your answeris a cardfrom theDaathbeneathyour 14. May my work with and studyof Sandalphon I dedicate and the other angels. Place your left hand on the deck and visualize a beautiful forest-greenvibration around you. your answeris a possible possible NO. Place the cards from right to left. solidifyingyour card. When you come to the last card (Card 78). Place both hands palms down on the spread and say: MAY THE ANGEL SANDALPHON HEAR MY NEED. saying: MY NEED TO THE ANGEL SANDALPHON.

you are ready to take the stepsof the Initiate. and to give this samelove and light to all those you meet on your lifepath. It is a declaration of the desire within yourself to be honorable. Initiation is a spiritual and intellectual rebirth of the power of the soul. to walk in truth.CHAPTER 12 THE IOURNEYMAN'S INITIATION Now that you are approachingthe completion of your Journeyman studieswith the Tarot. society. trustworthy and sincerein all aspectsof your life and to recognize the responsibility of calling yourself a IOURNEYMAN OF THE TAROT. he went through the Initiation ceremony required by that particular group. which is a Sanskritword sciousness. Self-initiation is the most difficult kind.no rules to follow." meaning Throughout the centuriesInitiation has been practiced in many different cultures. "twice-born. Self-initiation is a personal commitment to yourself and to God. love and light. no committees. to be worthy of your gifts. When a member of an esoteric society was deemed sufficiently prepared. It is simply a promise to God to maintain your own personalintegrity in mattersconcerningall who seek your counsel. for there are no members. Your Initiation must be administeredby yourself. rebirth into self-knowledge and an understanding of the higher conIn India initiateswere calledDuijas. 779 . an established The Tarot Journeymanbelongsto no particular group. a spiritual declaration to honor your own actions. [f he passedthe ceremony he was honored as member of his brotherhood. etc.

A deck of Tarot cards 4. Place these items on the table. which can be used throughout the sevendays. Clap your hands again three times and say: THIS IS MY FIRST STEP.choosethe sametime each day for the steps. or some other day that holds significance for you. Taking the SevenSteps 1. Perhapsyou have a birthday coming up. The path of the Initiate is sevenfold: there are sevenstepsyou must take. Preparation for the Seven Steps If possible. A table covered with white cloth or paper 2. Take a relaxing bath. Now light the candle and say the Prayer of Invocation (see: I/10/274). Placeyour left hand over the Tarot deck and say: . Selectyour first day with care. You will need a white candle. one on eachof sevendays. A white candle with matchesor lighter 3. Have the following items ready: 1. wear loose clothing. as it will always be a special day for you. Afterward. At the time you have electedto begin. Your copy of Tarot: A Neu Handbook for the Apprentice. 2.180 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN SEVENSTEPS TOWARD INITIATION Sevenis a mystic number.Try to pick a time when you will not be disturbed. clap your hands three times and say: IT IS NOW O'CLOCK AND I AM READY TO COMMENCE MY STEPS TOWARD INITIATION. to prepare yourself for Initiation. so that you are comfortable. 3. This would be a good day to begin your sevensteps.

S INITIATION 181 AS I TAKETHISFIRSTSTEP TOWARDINITIATION I SINBLESS ME WITH CERELY ASK FORHIGHER GUIDANCE. AS I EXTINGUISH MY CANDLE I PRAY THAT THE LIGHT WTTHIN THIS SYMBOLWILL SHOW ME THE WAY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. Leave the candle burning as you study the Wisdom of the you understand what has been revealed. J. 12. Now blow out the candle. Clap your handsthreetimesand say: LET THE LIGHT OF THIS SYMBOL GUIDE ME ON MY THE FLAMEOF PATH OF INITIATION. starting with the stack on the left. Uy'hen three cards back into the deck and shuffle it.THE IOURNEYMAN. IN LOVE. 4 . Now study the message 7. 6. Write down what each messagemeans to you.Clap your handsthreetimes. 1 0 .Shufflethe 1 3 . Cut the deck once and take the top card. Hold this card up to your inner eyeand say: THIS SYMBOL INDICATESTHE DIRECTION TOWARD MY NEXT STEP. place the Tarot. 8. Turn over the top card of each stack. BRINGING JOY TO ALL THOSEI MEETALONG THE WAY. 1 1 . Replace cardsagain. LIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING SO THAT I MAY FOLLOW MY LIFEPATH. Clap your hands three times. 9. IN LIGHT. saying: IN TRUTH. your card backinto the centerof the deck. Cut the Tarot deck to the left into three stacks.Placeboth handsover the deckand say: . given to you on these three levels.

Three glasses of water 6. A pen and writing paper 5. for the secondday. Two chairs. it will be known as your MASTER DAY and will always be. This sameprocedure is to be followed for the next sezten days using the Major Arcana deck only. etc. On the seatof the Daath chair place a red cushion. one for you and one to representthe Daath position. THE INITIATION CEREMONY Preparationfor Initiation When you feel you are ready.you are ready to conduct your Initiation.. the secondSunday of each month. AMEN. and so on). A pink candle with matchesor lighter 3.e. scarf energy and is a token or any other red material. Red represents of love and strength.I HAVE PLACEDTHE SYMBOLTO MY INNEREYEAND WILL FOLLOWTHE LIGHT THAT NOW SURROUNDS ME. comfortable clothing. . say: THIS IS MY SECOND STEP and AS I TAKE THIS SECOND STEP .782 rARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IouRNEyMAN I HAVE SOUGHTWISDOM ON MY PATH TO INITIATION AND I ACCEPTTHE GUIDANCE GIVEN. Rememberto changethe number of the stepfor eachday (i. this particular day will be your Master Day. Make sure you will not be disturbed. for example. . the third Tuesday of eachmonth. Have the following items ready: 1. Every month. When you have completedthe sevensteps. A table covered with white cloth or paper 2. the first Friday of each month. The day you choose for your Initiation Ceremony will not be thought of as a calendar day. 4. preparefor your Initiation by bathing before the ceremonyand wearing loose. A pink flower or flowers . Hereafter.

thimble. 3. Placethe flowers and the glasses of water on the right side of the table. coin. Placethe THREE OF CUPS to the right on the table. Pick up the thimble. 5.Holding it in your hand. say: WITHIN THE THIMBLE ARE THE SEEDS OF LOVE AND COMPASSTON. AS I SIPFROM IT. 4. Four Journeymantools: (a) A freshly cut twig (b) A thimble (c) A coin (d) A small knife The thimble. 9. Initiation 1. CUP BRIMMING WITH HAPPINESS . One with a pearl handle is ideal. Place the tray front and center on the table. IT SHALL BECOMEA AND LOVE. Place the pink candle on the left side of the table. thus: THREE-FOUR (pause) FIVE-SIX ONE-TWO (pause) 2.S INITIATION 183 7.THE JOURNEYMAN. PlaceTHE EMPRESSto the Daath (left) on the table. The knife can be a small fruit knife or penknife. Place the Journeymantools on the silver tray (twig. coin and knife should be silver or silvery in appearance. Now you are ready to begin your Initiation Ceremony. Have a copy of your ceremony directionsimmediately before you. Now arrange these items as follows: 1. for the pearl represents the seedof wisdom. The twig should be cut just prior to the ceremony. 2. 6. Place the Daath chair to the left of your chair. Beginby clappingyour handssix times. 7. Two Tarot cards: THREE OF CUPS and THE EMPRESS 8. knife). A silver or silvery-looking tray.




hold it up andsay: I TAKETHIS CUPOF IOY AND DRINK IN CELEBRATION. Drink all the waterin the Glass 23. YOU ARE NOW A IOURNEYMAN. Settheglass backdown on the table. AS I LOOK BEFORE ME I RECOGNIZE THEOPPORTUNITIESTHAT AREMINE AND YETTO COME. .Thentakethe glass on theright.THE JOURNEYMAN'STNTTIATTON 187 22. Setthe middleglass backdown on the table. YOUR INITIATION IS COMPLETED. of Anticipation.

for they are well establishedin your higher consciousness. you are now in command of your tools. Climbing the mountain is comparatively easy in the early stages. waiting with his lantern lit. At the foot of the mountain stands THE HERMIT. Like a graduate of a university. He is always there to guide the Journeyman up the mountain on his quest to reach the top. But the higher limited and you Your vision becomes you climb. Only of the right stepsto take intenseconcentrationand a sharp awareness will bring you safely to the top. the Journeymanmust keep his vision ever upward. you will seethat it points to the foot of a maiestic mountain. can no longer feel the warmth and security of the village below. which are the various spreadsyou have studied during the course of this volume. you must prove it to yourself and others by practicing it with wisdom and love. the colder it becomes. so no matter what obstacleshe may encounter.CHAPTER 13 END AND BEGINNING As a full-fledged Journeyman. where it ends. There is still sunshineand people can still be seenbelow. you are now free from the basic theories and rudiments of your studies. You still have much to study and absorb as you steadily increase your skills as a Journeyman. If the Journeymanlooks down as he climbs he will lose sight of THE HERMIT'S light. Now that you have this knowledge.The Journeymanmust raisehis consciousnesseven higher to seethe peak towering above him. Your Apprenticeship is behind you and a new and exciting beginning lies before you.As you set your foot on this stretchof the Royal Road of Tarot. .

The cobbler must also wear shoes. He must study into the night. The Journeymanmust wear his Pain. He must resist the urging to talk. Until he is Master and knows it. The ]ourneyman must wear them and walk. Then "Master" will now be his name. Prepareyourself and meet me there. We will climb together. The baker must also eat bread. The ]ourneyman must wear his wisdom. care? The way to the top of the mountain is the Path of the Master. The Journeymanmust practice his skill. The ploughman must also wear britches. He must study and never be still. . When his countenanceshows clearly his craft. The Journeymanmust wear his knowledge. Until he is ploughman or cobbler.l hope to seeyou ready and waiting at the foot of the mountain to begin your final climb.190 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEYMAN During this climb.Who would know if you decided to of the difficulties you encounter?Who would return to the basebecause YOU WOULD. The tailor must also wear clothes. His love in our eyes we must show. when we meet again in the third volume of Tarot. The Journeymanmust seekfor light. Until he is baker or tailor.You can always turn around and go back down. Or you can remain dedicated and persistentand finally reach the peak in triumph! The choice is always yours and no one else's. you will be facedwith constantchoices. The Master must know of our needs.

thus opening were intended to trigger the student'shigher 797 . lecinterpretations of the symbols portrayed.CONNOLLY'S EILEEN MYSTICAL FOCHAADAMS exciting form of The MYSTICAL FOCHAADAMS are a new and guidance through the divination which can reveal esotericwisdom and Connolly. reasonand intuition Phenomenalprojections of a person's inherent energy Numerology' AstrolLike many other forms of divination-Tarot' as a means are not to be considered ogy. Eileen and developing this turer and teacher. author. analyze ur. etc. but rather as a modern based on your higher cover. preparedtorecognizefuturetrendsastheresultsofpresentactivities will greatly enhanceyour will lead you into areasof interpretation that esotericskill. InIgT rh" numed them with a from two languages.-the Mystical Fochaadams tool to help you disof mere fortune-telling.Hebrew and Tibetan: FO CHAA DAMS Fohat Chabad Yidams of cosmic electricity Essence Wisdom.d *-uk" meaningful decisions and being Throwing the Mystical Fochaadams level of consciousness. sensitivity and intuition' Ancientsymbolsweredesignedtoleadthehigherconsciousness of form and reason' They into esotericareaswithout the restrictions vibrations. has spent years researching mystical word derived unique system.

financial matters. like words. Working with symbols eliminates the need for words as such. esoterictools and discoveran oracle of hitherto unsuspected For wholesaleand retail information.business.O. presentand future with amazing accuracy. You will find them an invaluable addition to your dimensions. basedon your own personal level of sensitivity. consist of a beautiful esotericthrow Your Mystical Fochaadams cloth and a collection of unique updated symbols on a group of throwing pieces.792 TARor-THE HANDBooK FoR THE IoURNEvMAN his awarenessto areasof philosophy hitherto unknown to him. CA 93031 . Mystical Fochaadams they can be used both for yourself or with clients. The Mystical Fochaadamsenhanceand complement other divination systems:they can confirm and clarify many areasof interest opened by the Tarot. The Mystical Fochaadamsallow accessinto the world of esoteric wisdom and can give you the ability to understandand make useof this wisdom. was the key to mastering the whole system. Words can often obliterate the vast knowledgecontainedin symbology. write to: Stone Circle Productions P. Various images and shapesformed the languagesof the ancients. have been used by many different cultures. Master the and you will always have a friend. The discovery of how certain symbols.They are simple to use and can reveal the past. allowing emotion in its purest form to reach and stimulate the higher senses directly. answering questionsregarding relationships. Like the Tarot. Box 6248 Oxnard. etc.

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