Tarot.Layouts.REF - complete version Reference Guide about Tarot Layouts Version 4.0.0 - 07/01/1996 Compiled by David C.

Jones (djones@ponder.csci.unt.edu) Copyright, 1996, David Clark Jones. Please see the table of contents for the location of the full listing of the copyright notice. "When we lay out the Tarot in the Spirit of Wisdom, we objectify the subjective, make the invisible visible and provide form for the formless. The Tarot exteriorizes the interior life, it reveals the inner life like disclosing fluid." -- Naomi Ozaneic, _The Element Tarot Handbook_ Table of Contents ================= 1) The Layouts 1.1) Action Spread (#5, C2) *1.2) Eliphas Levi Wheel Spread (#5, C3, X) 1.3) The Line Spread (#5, C1, L) 1.4) Spread of the Elements (#5, C2) *1.5) Chakra Spread (#7, C3, X) 1.6) Magic Seven Spread (#7, C4) 1.7) Soul Dreamers Spread (#7, C4, SX) 1.8) Spirits of the Circle Spread (#7, C4) 1.9) Split Hexagram Spread (#7, C4) 1.10) Four Seasons Spread (#8, C5, S) 1.11) Hearth Spread (#8, C2) 1.12) Planetary Spread (#8, C3, A) 1.13) Amanda's Fan (#9, C3) 1.14) Arianrhod Spread (#9, C4, 1year) 1.15) Awen Spread (#9, C2, L) *1.16) Mandala/Alchemical Spread (#9/13, C3/4) 1.17) Spiral Layout (#10, C1) 1.18) Tree of Life Spread 1.18.1) Davis' Tree of Life (#10, C5, X) 1.18.2) Doane's Tree of Life (#10, C6, X) 1.18.3) Peach's Tree of Life (#78, C7, X) 1.18.4) Comments and Variations *1.19) Trinity Spread (#10, C3, L) 1.20) Yes or No Spread (#10, C2, Y) 1.21) The Celtic Cross 1.21.1) Waite's Celtic Cross (#11, C4) 1.21.2) Danburg's Celtic Cross (#11, C4) 1.21.3) Peach's Celtic Cross (#11, C4) 1.21.4) Lines within the Reading (C7) 1.21.5) Variations and Comments. *1.22) Cup of Relationships Spread (#11, C4, S) 1.23) Key Spread (#11, C4) 1.24) Four Trines Spread (#12, C5, A) +1.25) Twelve Houses Spread (#12, C5, A) +1.26) Astrological Spread (#13V, C4, A) 1.27) Magic Cross Spread (#13, C3) aka Christian Cross Spread 1.28) Planetary Spread (#14, C4, A) 1.29) Qabalistic Cross (#14, C3)

1.30) Daily Spread (#15, C4, 1day) 1.31) Fortune Teller's Spread (#15, C3) 1.32) Thoth Spread 1.32.1) Original Thoth Spread (#15, C4) 1.32.2) Peach's Thoth Spread (#16, C4) 1.33) Wish Spread (#16, C4, S) 1.34) Grand Source Spread (#21, C6) 1.35) Playing Deck Spread (#21, C3, L) 1.36) Pyramid Spread (#21, C4) 1.37) Romany Spread (#21, C2, L) 1.38) Twenty-One Card Spread (21, C6) 1.39) Sephiroth Spread (#26, C9, A) *1.40) Triangular Spread (#28, C8) 1.41) Magic Mirror Spread (#29, C5, S) 1.42) Spread of Thirty-Six (#36, C4, L) *1.43) Story Spread (#45, C7) 1.44) Solar Spread (#49, C5, LA) 1.45) Life Spread (#50, C9) 1.46) Three Fans (#54/78, C9) 1.47) Ladder Spread (#78, C9) 1.48) The Waite Spreads (#43/78, C9, L) 1.48.1) The Forty-Three Card Layout (#43, C9, L) 1.48.2) The Thirty-Five Card Layout (#35, C5, L) *1.49) Geomancy Spread. (#V, C9, AX) 1.50) Name Layout (#V, C3, L) 1.51) Tetragrammaton Spread (#V, C7, LX) 1.52) Timing Spread (#V, C2, Y) 2) Layout Modifiers 2.1) Additional Card Modifiers 2.2) Extending the Path 2.3) Rotating the Layout 2.4) Yes/No Answer 2.5) Querent Cards 2.5.1) Personality Traits 2.5.2) Astrology 2.5.3) Physical Traits 2.5.4) Open Deck 2.5.5) Random Selection 2.5.6) No Querent *2.6) Ateration of the Elements *2.7) Multi-line Associations 3) Useful Information 3.1) Astrological Houses 3.2) Planetary Symbols 3.3) Astrological Symbols 3.4) Divination w/ normal deck of playing cards 3.5) Timing Information *3.6) Astrological House Numbering *3.7) The Four Elements and the Tarot A Lesson in Relationships between Cards 3.7.1) Stage One: Traditional Method 3.7.2) Stage Two: Elemental Rules 3.7.3) Stage Three: Positions 4) Rituals of Meditation 4.1) Mandalas 4.1.1) Daily Focus Point 4.1.2) Contemplation Ritual

4.1.3) Opening the Door 4.2) Qabalistic Cross of the Tarot Ritual (4) 4.3) Suit and Function Meditation (14) 4.4) Figure of Eight (22) 4.5) Square-Triangle Layout (78) 5) Useless Information 5.1) Copyright Notice 5.2) Where to find this document 5.3) Administrativia 5.4) Who am I and how this list got started 5.5) Really Useless Information *5.6) How to Use this Document. 5.6.1) If you are new to tarot.... 5.6.2) If you are new to this document.... 5.6.3) Supplements and version numbers 5.6.4) Paradigm Spread 5.6.5) Maps and Legends 6) References and Thanks 7) History of this document A L S X Y Astrological Spreads. Line Spreads. Specific Question Spreads. Cross Subjects. Yes/No Spreads.

+ indicates new information was added to this section since v3.0.1 * indicates a totally new section in this FAQ since v3.0.1 - indicates that part or all of this section was removed and/or incorporated elsewhere =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 1) The Layouts 1.1) Action Spread (#5, C2) (Morison) Layout: 1 5 2 4 3 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1: The question itself, important aspects of the question. Card 2: Past Events. Card 3: How the querent has reacted to the matter or character strength which are more relevant to the matter. Card 4: Environment Card 5: Solution to problem. 1.2) Eliphas Levi Wheel Spread (#5, C3, X) (Guiley) Layout: 1 | 4--5--2 | 3

Obstacles already overcome. R. For further information. yielding a seven or nine card spread (or go higher if you wish). He. The further you get from the center card. a version of which is seen on Trump 10 in the Rider-Waite deck. L) Layout: 5 4 3 Deal: 2 1 Right to Left Reading: Cards 4 and 5 represent the future Card 3 represents the prenysent Cards 1 and 2 represent the past Variation: A simple. East. deal seven cards upward forming a single vertical line. and very commonly used. X) (Guiley) Layout/Deal: Using only the major arcana. and the meaning of the letters T.3) The Line Spread (#5.Hidden or unconscious influences Card 4 . Card Q: Querent East: Intellectual or Mental Life South: Sensual and/or Instinctual Life West: Emotional Life North: Intuitive and/or Spiritual Life 1. Comments: The layout is so named because it is based upon the Eliphas Levi Wheel. the four ranks of court cards.4) Spread of the Elements (#5. Card 5 . 1.Emerging influences. Draws together the other four influences.Synthesis.Waning influences. consult some of his works on the subject. South. C2) (Carr-Gomm) Layout: N W Q E S Deal: Querent. . Levi's wheel also offers some additional interpretations of the four tarot suits. the further into the past/future you are looking.Present situation Card 2 . Changes which have occured in the past.5) Chakra Spread (#7. place three our four. Levi's Wheel assigned letters of the Tetragramaton (Yod. Levi did not invent this layout. C3. C1. variation of the Five Card Spread works as follows: instead of placing two cards on each side of the present card. West. 1. Vau. and A.Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1 . North Reading: Use to gain insight into aspects of the self which need balancing or development. He. Card 3 . respectively) to each of the four positions shown above. O.

Self-preservation and instincts. Reading: Card 1: Past event leading up to the present state Card 2: The present state Card 3: Immediate future Card 4: Suggested Solution. C4. Card Card Card Card Card Card Card 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Root Chakra. 1. C4) (Doane) Layout: 1 / \ 5---/-----\---6 \ / \ / X 7 X / \ / \ 3---\-----/---2 \ / 4 Deal: Numerically as shown above. use your intuition as to which is which in a given reading) 1. Interpretations of each position may vary depending upon your learnings. Creativity and self expression Brow Chakra. Higher consciousness.Reading: Each card corresponds to one of the seven chakras of the body. spiritual enlightenment.7) Soul Layout: X X X X X X X X X Dreamers Spread X X X X X X X X 5 2 1 6 4 3 (#7. Crown Chakra. SX) (Silbury) X X X X X X X 7 X X X X X X X X X X X's are used merely to show relative position of the cards.6) Magic Seven Spread (#7. Individual level of conscious evoluion. Sexuality. Heart Chakra. Proper study of the subject would be advised when using this layout and the list below is intended only as a reference guide extracted from Guiley's book. The cards should be placed such that they create an outward clockwise . Throat Chakra. Psychic abilities. Solar Plexus. unconditional love. Emotions. what the querent should do to obtain more control over the current situation Card 5: The current environment and/or its affect on the matter Card 6: Opposition Card 7: Result Variation 1: Change the following cards (Davis) Card 4: Issue to be dealt with Card 5 and 6: Opportunity and limitation (these positions flip. Sacral Chakra.

What the dream means to you on an inner psychic level.8) Spirits of the Circle Spread (#7. Choose a card the represents the dream situation or your feelings about the dream. and why. Tells something about the dream's events. or to solve the dream's dilemma. Card 1 . and deal numerically as shown Shuffle the deck Reading: This reading is intended to help one understand a dream's message or meaning. C4) (Carr-Gomm) Layout: 2 7 4 1 5 6 3 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1: Querent Card 2: Spirit of the Ancestors . such as when where.spiral and should be more circular that the above diagram appears. if you desire. Card 1 will have a stronger affect than Card 2 Card 3: Spiritual advice for the matter Card 4: Unconscious desires Card 5: Conscious desires Card 6: Practical advice Card 7: Final outcome if you proceed with matter at this time.Serpent Energy. Card 3 . . When energy is needed to cause the dream to manifest physically.influence of culture Card 4: Spirit of Time Card 5: Spirit of Place . Card 6 . how. C4) (Kraig) Layout: 1---2 \ / 3 7 6 / \ 4---5 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Cards 1 & 2: Unknown spiritual influences.Conscious Meaning.9) Split Hexagram Spread (#7.gifts/blessings/graces of the gods or nature 1.Energy Within. Card 7 . How the dream will manifest and its effects.Outcome.influence of previous lives card 7: Awen . Deal: Select card 1 as you would a querent card. 1.influence of family elders Card 3: Spirit of the Tribe . Card 4 . Card 2 .Key. What the dream means to you in 'walking life.influence of birthplace and residence Card 6: Spirit of the Journey . Primary energy of the dream.' Card 5 .Dream Situation.Subconscious Meaning.

" The modifier for autumn is card 4. or what the querent may wish to learn from the progression of events. . Card 5: Dominant for Autumn. S) (Cortese/Reed) Layout: 3 4 6 1 2 7 Deal: Numerically as shown. the planting of the seed.way issue could be 5 8 Variation: Meanings may vary with individual interpretations of the four directions. Card 8: Modifier for Card 1. symbolizing the period of reflection after an action or plan has been completed. progression. so to speak. Card 2: Modifier for Card 3. Card 3: Dominant for Summer.way querent wishes issue to be North . C5. 1.10) Four Seasons Spread (#8.Cortese Comment 2: Cortese obtained this spread from Ellen Cannon Reed's _The Witches Tarot_.11) Hearth Spread (#8. The modifier for spring is card 8. symbolizing the resolution of the plan.way others perceive the issue West .way querent perceives the issue South .Observed . Reading: Card 1: Dominant for Spring.Desired . symbolizing the conception or initiation of an action or ambition. and reflection. resolution.Perceived . how events will "wind themselves up.Potential . Card 6: Modifier for Card 7. Card 4: Modifier for Card 5. C2) (Carr-Gomm) Layout: 8 7 1 2 6 5 3 4 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Cards 1 & Cards 3 & Cards 5 & Cards 7 & 2: 4: 6: 8: East . symbolizing the progression of a plan.1. the way in which an idea will flower. The modifier for summer is card 2. The cards are arranged so as to call to mind the progression of the seasons and also the progression of any action or plan through the four stages of conception." . Comment 1: "This spread is used to examine motivations for plans or ambitions. Card 7: Dominant for Winter. The modifier for winter is card 6.

the card in the position of Venus with that in the position of Mars. Crossing 3. Present 6. it was developed because we were both dissatisfied with the Celtic Cross--it just didn't *flow* logically." (Davis) 1. C3) (Davis) Layout: 4 3 5 6 7 8 1 9 Card 2 is laid across Card 1 as in a Celtic Cross Cards 3-7 are an arch above the line of cards shown. it should look like a fan Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: 1.1. Inner Influences 9.12) Planetary Spread (#8.Also may represent the solution or answer to the matter which is why it is called the reconciler. Outcome 8.14) Arianrhod Spread (#9. Named after the person Davis was talking to when Comment 2: "This is obviously based on the Celtic Cross and Sword.. the card in the position of the Moon should be paired with that in the position of the Sun.e. i. 1year) (Carr-Gomm) Layout: 3 2 4 9 1 5 . Card 6: Jupiter Card 7: Saturn Comment: "Cards of this spread can and ought to be paired and read in juxtaposition. C4. Future 7." . C3.13) Amanda's Fan (#9. A) (Peach) Layout: 04 03 05 02 Q 06 01 07 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1: Moon Card 2: Mercury Card 3: Venus Card 4: Sun Card 5: Mars . Past 5. Foundation 4. Questioner 2. Outer Influences Comment 1: developed. and so on. So I reworked it.Peach 1.

1. many people dream of happiness but pursuit money thinking it will make them happy. situation or Row 2: Effect of first relationship Row 3: Effect of first impulse.Pursuits. present. also known as Samhuinn.Desires. cards are interpreted as follows: Row 1: Cause. a traditional time when this spread is used. Thus card 3 is related to cards 2 and 4 while cards 3. . and future. social.15) Awen Spread (#9. etc. However. Card 5 . or level. Card 2 . Card 3 . In each row. which actually prevents happiness. Pursuits which hold us back from achieving our dreams. C2. Card 3 N.The Self. dynamic.Row 3 C1 C2 C3 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: The three columns (C1 . guiding idea. Lines between cards are seen as if a web connects each card to the center and a circle connects the outside ring.C3) represent the past. For example. respectively. Card 2 represents the NW.6 7 Cards 2 . The sequence of eight cards is generally viewed as a oneyear cycle. 8 1.Row 1 2 5 8 . What we actively try to achieve. Good aspects about the querent. card at the emotional.Qualities.Row 2 3 6 9 . What we want to achieve. Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Position two represents the beginning of the Druid New Year. not the lack of it. Card 6 .Attachements. and 7 will form a line. card at the physical level of manifestation. it is the worry about money. 1. but may be used for other time cycles as well.16) Mandala/Alchemical Spread (#9/13. Card 4 .Dreams. C3/4) (Guiley) Layout: 10 11 09 08 02 07 01 03 06 04 05 13 12 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1 . or motive being a event.9 should be arranged in a circular pattern with card 1 in the center. L) (Carr-Gomm) Layout: 1 4 7 .

Spiritual illumination and enlightenment.17) Spiral Layout (#10. 6: Future Outside Influences: Others actions/emotions that will affect the querent. 2: Past Actions: Actions that the querent has taken in the past that have contributed to the current situation.18) Tree of Life Spread Layout: / 1 \ / | \ 3----+----2 | \ | / | 5--\-+-/--4 |\ \|/ /| | \ 6 / | | / | \ | 7----+----8 \ | / \ 9 / | . C1) (Biggs) Layout: 7 6 8 1 Q5 9 2 4 3 5 overlaps Q in the center Deal: Lay out the cards with Q first and then numerically. 7: Future Emotions: Emotions the querent should watch out for in the future.Card 7 . Faults of the querent which need improving. One's true purpose and desitiny.Soul's Urge. Water. Darkness. mystery. Card 8 . rational thought. and the unknown.Sorrows. Intellect. 8: Future Actions: Actions that the querent may take in the future. Card Card Card Card 10 11 12 13 Earth. How the querent views him/herself. 9: Outcome: The foreseen outcome of the situation. Reading: Q: The Querent 1: Foundation: What the querent's current situation is built on. 5: Current Position: Where the querent stands now in relationship to the situation. Creativity and emotions. 1. Air. Adding the four elemental cards is the Alchemical spread. Fire. 3: Past Emotions: The querent's emotional status in the past 4: Past Outside Influences: Other peoples actions/emotions that have affected the querent's situation. Variations: Doing the reading with only the first nine cards is called the Mandala Spread. Card 9 . 1. will.Self-Image.

18. passion 6) Soul as it should be--mutation & learning experience 5) Building the corner-stone of cosmocity within the self 4) Testing ground -. 5. Select a Querent card for the querent.3) Peach's Tree of Life (#78.18. intuition 8) Masculine -. and Cards 2.1) Davis' Tree of Life (#10. in most books I have seen about the Tree of Life the tree is numbered . Whichever pile the Querent card lies in will tell the main subject of the reading. C6.intellectual inspiration 7) Feminine -. Love.10 Deal: Numerically as shown Readings: 1.4) Comments and Variations Comment 1: It is interesting to note that in all three tarot layouts I have seen that the numbers 4 and 5 are swapped although the meanings for those positions do not change.18. X) 7 make up the Tree of Evil or the unfavorable tree 8 make up the Tree of Good or the favorable tree are outcome cards. X) After dealing. and Remaining cards Card Card Card Card Card Card Card Card Card Card Tree of Life (#10. 4. Conversely.things to let go of 3) Unmanifest knowledge (fancy talk which means 'secrets') 2) Bridge to higher cosmos 1) Where your next stage of development will lead you. X) 10) Present 9) Inner guidance.2) Doane's Cards 3. 1: Spiritual outcome 2: Influence of Wisdom 3: Influence of Intelligence 4: Influence of Justice (and the quest of it) 5: Influence of Mercy 6: Love of Beauty.beauty of self. and Life 7: Desire for Victory 8: Influence of Splendor 9: Environment 10: Physical Power or Material Outcome 1. C5.18. repeat the deal again and continue to do so until all 78 cards are used. Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile Pile 1: Inner Spiritual Quest 2: Personal Initiative 3: Sorrows and Burdens 4: Financial Gains 5: Enemies and Discords 6: Glory and Fame 7: Love 8: Business and Communications 9: Mental and Physical Health 10: Home 1. 1. C7. inspiration.

Severity 9) Yesod . 1. each column represents a different force which shapes our life. C2. but by no means does this supplement proper study of the subject (Ozaniec): 1) Kether .Future 1 2 3 .Wisdom 7) Hod . inspiration. it probably wouldn't hurt to consider all the meanings given above for each position in the tree. that it forms on the right hand side of the tree makes more sense from a numerological perspective. Right: Actions. C3. I offer the following meanings for each position on the tree that may help you further.The Kingdom Comment 3: Davis attributes this layout to Ly Warren-Clark. Choose whichever ordering suits you best. For those who do not have a great deal of knowledge about the subject. I chose the numbering above because it is more consistent with mt studies of the Tree of Life and also because the sequence 2. Reading: Just as each row represents a different time period. Tangible manifestations of thoughts and emotions.Understanding 8) Netzach .19) Trinity Spread (#10. for they are all valid interpretations. shuffle and deal numerically as shown.Victory 4) Geburah . 4.The Crown 6) Tiphareth . Center: Thoughts. Y) (Peach) Layout: +-----+ 5 9 |Q | 4 8 | +-----+ Q | | | 1 +--| 1 | 7 3 | | 6 2 +-----+ Card 1 partially overlaps.as above. Since each position in the tree of life may encompass several meanings. A full pack could be used at the readers discretion. impluses. but does not cross. L) (Guiley) Layout: 10 7 8 9 .Splendor 3) Binah . intuition. Left: Emotions.Beauty 2) Chokmah .Past Deal: Using only Major Arcana and Court cards only.Present 4 5 6 .20) Yes or No Spread (#10. Rational and logical processes.forces which may affect the picture revealed by the other nine cards Variations: Guiley states that only court and major arcana should be used. 1. Card 10: Integration . Comment 2: Those with a background in Qabalism and/or the Tree of Life may find better meanings and/or other relationships between the cards and will probably be able to use this layout better.Mercy 10) Malkuth .The Foundation 5) Chesed . the Querent as shown Deal: Numerically as shown . 8. I have had reports that this can change either the dealing order or the meaning order or both.

Future Influences Card 7 . 1. Thus if the answer comes up no.'Helpful' Influences. 6&7.Hopes or Fears Card 10 .Reading: Card 1 . It represents foundations or possessions of the querent. Also note that card 2 is placed across (or perpendicular) and on top of card 1.Attitude or position in the matter Card 8 .'Adverse' Influence. 4&5.Obstacles Card 3 .1) Waite's Celtic Cross (#11.21. Reasons the outcome will occur. May have one or more of several meanings: 3a .21) The Celtic Cross Layout: +-----+ .Highest state the querent can achieve in the matter 3b .House. 1. the Querent card. no. atmosphere. Card 5 . cards 2 & 3 will be aiding that outcome and not necessarily aiding the querent.Often called the crowning card.Highest perception the querent has in the matter 3c .1 03 09 +----------+ . and therefore concealing.2 06 1Q2 05 | | 04 08 +----------+ 07 +-----+ Note that card 1 is placed directly on top of.Q 10 |+-----+ . Reading: Card 1 . as the diagram on the right not-so-vividly demonstrates.Called the 'answering card'.Future Events . the answer to the question was yes. Also the outcome card for the reading. Card 2 . 8&9 Comment 2: Note that 'helpful' and 'adverse' influences are always with respect to the outcome shown in card 1.Querent's thoughts regarding the matter Cards 6 & 7 . Environment Card 9 .Influences. Things that are working against the outcome Card 8 & 9 . Ignore alterations in the dealing pattern when cross referencing with this diagram. C4) Deal: Numerically as shown. If upright. if reversed.Often called the base card.What the querent wishes to achieve Card 4 .Past Card 6 . 2&3. Cards 2 & 3 . Cards 4 & 5 . Events that have already passed. All comments in the 'Reading' sections will refer to this diagram.Querent's feelings regarding the matter Comment 1: Peach suggests the cards be read in the following order: 1.

Cards 4. right. Near future 6. 6. 6. C4) Deal: Reverse Cards 3 and 4.1. Similar lines may be constructed from the other Celtic Cross layouts shown here.4) Lines within the Reading (C7) This section is taken from memory. 6.Past Card 4 . However. Final outcome of the situation.tarot FAQ) 1. How the querent has been thinking about the question. Base of the question . left. I can't remember where I originally saw it (sorry). What the situation has to offer the querent. 5. Q. 2.2) Danburg's Celtic Cross (#11. 3: I have not seen a good qualifier to describe the relationship between these cards. there are four lines. 8.What is on the Querent's mind. Influences: Cards 7.Same as Waite. Reverse Cards 5 and 6. 4.21. Card 2 . unless deliberately changed.21. Card 4. C4) Deal: Card 3 is in the top position. or associations of cards. 2. 9. 3.Present Cards 7-10 . 1. but certain influences (card 2) prevent him/her from doing so. and 4 all represent things which influence the querent with respect to the question. 8. 8.21. Recent past 7. 10. 2. Unfortunately. . out of a book. What holds the querent where they are.Obstacles Card 3 . that exist in this layout. 3. Where the querent is at the time of the reading. Querent's innermost hopes and/or fears.Far future Card 6 . the querent does have the proper resources (card 4) to overcome the obstacle. What the querent has to bring to the situation. 1.Immediate future Card 5 . Time: This sequence follows an obvious pattern from past to present to future Cards 10. Future: These three cards all essentially project into the future. but it generally goes like this: The querent would like to achieve (or can achieve) what is depicted in card 3. Reading: (These are all lifted from the alt. Sharing information between these cards can yield more specific details Cards 7. 1. It is through the combination of these influences that the outcome shown in card 6 may be achieved or avoided. down.why it is being asked. Reading: Card 1 . 4. Card 6. Cards 5.3) Peach's Celtic Cross (#11. Card 5. If you use the Waite method.

5. as above. 1. Again. Use your own discretion. it can be quite useful. 1. positions 7 10). 1.This line can vary depending upon which interpretation you use for card 4. as opposed to the usual 4.1). 7. this could alter the interpretations of the groupings stated in 1. C4. 3. 8.21. (See section 2. then numerically.e. This means that there are 12 cards to work with. Reading: Q1 Q2 1. S2.21. 4. 2.23) Key Spread (#11. 6. (Smith) Comment: I have seen a few different (and occasionally contradicting) methods of determining whether the obstacle card (card 2) is upright or reversed.5) Variations and Comments. 9. Variation 2: I have seen the Celtic Cross done locally (& it seems to be a local variant) with 3 cards allotted to each position in the "pillar" to the side of the central cross (i. C4) (Efran) Layout: 2 4 6 1 8 9 10 3 5 7 11 Row 2-4-6 and Row 3-5-7 should touch creating a stagger. Read cards in order. Deal: Numerically as shown . Best Outcome Variations: Sagie reccomends using additional modifiers on card 9 if the outcome is unclear. Significator 1 Significator 2 The Foundation of the Relationship Recent Past Current State of the Relationship Obstacles they both face Views of #1 regarding the relationship Views of #2 regarding the relationship Expectations of #1 regarding the rel. Expectations of #2 regarding the rel.22) Cup of Relationships Spread (#11. S) (Sagie) Layout: 09 07 08 05 06 03 (04) 02 Q1 01 Q2 Card 4 cross card three as in a celtic cross Deal: S1.4. Variation 1: Sometimes cards 7 thru 10 are placed on the other end (the left side) of the cross.

) There are predictive elements." . starting at the left (nine o'clock) this is the numbering of the cards: 1. it's a reasonable layout for self-readings. but I tend to use them rather broadly. 9. You may want to choose one option in a pair over the other. 11. (For this reason. 8.Efran Comment 2: Since this is an ad hoc layout made by a beginner (at least a beginner at the time) there is obviously a lot of flexibility and room to play with. Instead. In clockwise order. It's not meant to be primarily predictive. 4 & 5. opinions.I have found that it generally doesn't clarify things much. it's intended to help the querent examine their question in a new light. which in my opinion looks cool. or the desired future. one I invented (as far as I know). 10. 6 & 7). 09 02 06 05 10 01 03 12 07 . note: 'I' refers to Efran who made the layout] Comment 1: "Here's the Tarot layout I use. (See card 10 for other things to put here instead. people. I developed the basics of the layout very soon after I became interested in the Tarot (I didn't think much of the standard ones). Each pair represents a conflict between two opposing influences. because then the layout is shaped roughly like a key (hence the name). 12. 6. 1. etc. Cards 2 . or attempt to reconcile the two. If you are comfortable with a single card 'prediction' of the future.) I feel that there should be a card here. or simply recognize that a conflict exists.Reading: Card 1: Querent & position in relation to your question/situation. but I'm still working on it. With a good interpretation for card 11 and maybe by extending the line (section 2. 2. but the conflicts tend to be problems or obstacles the querent faces. Card 11 (Optional): A summary of the reading.where things are headed. or a clarification of cards 8-10 if they are unclear. 4. [ed. or the future if some specific action is taken. This could be the future if no action is taken. 7. The interpretation will depend on the question. Card 8: Past Card 9: Present Card 10: Future -. I don't always use this card -. C5. or a final comment on the situation. if you do them.2) this could become interesting. A) (Doane) Layout: Twelve cards are displayed in a CIRCLE. You could try adding a card between 9 and 10 to represent the action or decision that will lead to card 10's future.7: These cards are arranged into 3 pairs (2 & 3. or have several 'future' cards for various possible outcomes (two would be reasonable). the layout is probably ok as is. 5.24) Four Trines Spread (#12. 3. factors. or advice. I suspect the layout would look unbalanced without a card here.

.08 04 11 Deal: Numerically as shown. Trine of Life (1. 8. inheritance Card 5: Afflictions: enemies. 9): Card 3: Partners: marital. intellectual matters Card 9: Associates: friends Trine of Secrets: Card 4: Things concealed in the environment Card 10: Money: debts. see section 3. 11): Card 1: Personal life: health Card 6: Mental life: travel Card 11: Life of Posterity: children.6. the cards are read by what house they are in astrologically. (Jones) Comment 1: Doane indicated that this layout was influenced by astrology. Reading: As the name suggests. Thus. House one is in the same position as card 1. obstacles Variation 1: I have seen a variation with a querent card placed in the center of the layout. house three in position 8. C4. 12): Card 2: Honor and authority: business.6. 6. Comment 2: For card numbering information. pleasure. taxes. love affairs.25) Twelve Houses Spread (#12. speculation Trine of Power (2. work Card 12: Wealth Social Trine (3. House two is in position 12. and so on. failures. although its relation to astrology is not immediately apparent. 7. 1. but house numbers increment by one going in a counter-clockwise direction. see section 3. Variation: I have seen a varation with a querent card placed in the center of the layout. enemies Card 8: Kin and thought: siblings. (Jones) Comment: For card numbering information. A) (Doane) Layout: Numbering is the same as the Four Trines Spread but uses a diamond formation instead of a circle 02 06 09 10 05 03 01 07 12 11 08 04 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Even though the deal uses the awkward scheme shown above. there are four sets of three cards (trines) that work in conjunction with another. reputation Card 7: Environment: illness.

Also. Wishes.28) Planetary Spread (#14. C4. continue to redeal the deck in the same order (minus the Querent position) and thus putting two cards into each slot and providing more information regarding that aspect of the persons life. before the reading.27) Magic Cross Spread (#13. A) (Peach) Layout: Cards are arranged in a circle and point outward from the Querent 11 09 12 10 08 01 Q 07 02 04 06 03 05 Deal: Numerically as shown. and Dreams. cards may be dealt in blocks of four (or five or whatever) into each position instead of repeating the deal four times. Reading: Card 1: Aries Card 3: Gemini Card 5: Leo Card 7: Libra Card 9: Sagittarius Card 11: Aquarius Card Card Card Card Card Card 2: Taurus 4: Cancer 6: Virgo 8: Scorpio 10: Capricorn 12: Pisces 1.26) Astrological Spread (#13V. Peach suggests dealing up to four or more into each slot. 1.1. A) (Davis) 14 12 10 09 11 08 05 04 06 07 13 . C4. The reader may. C3) (Doane) aka Christian Cross Spread Layout: 06 07 01 02 03 04 05 08 09 10 11 12 13 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Left Branch: The past Card 3: The present Lower Branch: The future Right Branch: Obstacles Upper Branch: Hopes.

. Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: 1. thus the cards look staggered. Venus 6. Sun 4.30) Daily Spread Layout M 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 11 12 13 M . Pluto 12 & 13. 1day) (Peach) D 7 . Cards 5. Neptune 11. 9. Mercury 5.Month Card D cards in this spread be read in the order of mind with 13 being the farthest back in time with 8 being farthest in time of others involved in the matter (#15.. Shuffle and cut as normal. remove the month and day card indicated in the table below and place them in the positions shown above. C3) (Peach) Layout: 08 09 10 01 02 03 Q4 05 06 07 11 12 13 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: It is suggested that the shown below Card 4 .29) Qabalistic Cross (#14. then deal numerically as shown.Day Card Deal: First. 6. Divine Light. Jupiter 8. Environment 14.Querent's state Cards 13. 8 . Earth 2. C4. 11 .advice from Higher Power 1. 3 .Feelings 1. 2.Future.02 01 03 Each row shown has the height of half a card length. Saturn 9. 12. Uranus 10.Present Cards 10. Cards 1. Month Card Day Card Aries Emperor Sunday Sun Taurus Hierophant Monday High Priestess Gemini Lovers Tuesday Tower Cancer Chariot Wednesday Magician . 7 . Moon 3.Past. Mars 7.

Leo Virgo Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Strength Hermit Death Temperance Devil Star Moon Thursday Friday Saturday Wheel Empress World Reading: It is suggested that cards be read in the order presented below.10.3: Morning Events. start with card 1 Cards 5 . start with 8 Card 4: Outcome of any special projects of the day and/or how the day will go overall.7: Afternoon Events.12: Second Possible outcome Cards 14. It is _not_ particularly useful as a daily device to be used everyday before leaving the house.1.Peach 1.32) Thoth Spread Layout: 13 09 05 04 08 02 01 03 14 10 06 07 11 12 15 Deal: Numerically as shown 1. Comment: "This spread is particularly useful for answering specific questions about settled future events -.15: Factors beyond the control of the querent.9. C3) (Morison) Layout: 05 04 06 14 13 15 02 01 03 11 10 12 08 07 09 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Cards 1. for instance. and it should _not_ be used in that way" . or job interviews.9) At feet: Things you control.1) Original Thoth Spread (#15.31) Fortune Teller's Spread (#15.like parties. start with 7 Cards 8 -10: Evening Events. C4) .6: "Psychological commentary" on the whole spread Cards 7. 1.2) Peach's Thoth Spread (#16.32. Cards 1 .11.3: Nature of querent and question Cards 13.5: First Possible outcome Cards 4. Comment: This is called the Thoth Spread as it is the spread that comes with the Thoth deck. Cards 11-13: Events leading up to the day in question.3) To You: Outcome Cards 4.6) At head: Querent's Thoughts Cards 7. C4) Reading: Cards 2. possible choices Cards 10-12) By side: Things which give you strength Cards 13-15) Surprise: Things not known to querent or overlooked 1.8. Start with card 13 and work toward 11.32.

15. If this card should turn up anywhere in the reading.Deal: Use the same deal. Alternate Reading (Morison): The following alternate reading was sent to me.8.9. S) (Doane) Layout: 6 5 4 3 2 1 Q 9 8 7 15 14 13 12 11 10 Q . hence the name. except in group 7. Reading: It is suggested that this reading be used if the querent has a specific wish that s/he would like to happen. 7. Reading: It is suggested that the cards be read order described below Card 1: Querent's primary concern Cards 2. If the nine of cups does not appear.11.15 are Major Arcana then the progression given in set 4. C4. 3: Further depth into problem and/or Querent's character Cards 14. The closer it appears in the above numeric sequence.5: Possible alternative actions If two cards in set 7. the other two cards in the group will yield the cause.12: How the problem will progress. but add a Querent card underneath card 1.15: Activities of other people in the situation Cards 4.8. Deal numerically as shown. Cards 13. otherwise the querent has the power to alter the situation via events in set 13. If two Major Arcana appear.Querent card Deal: Select a card to represent the querent. set 13. this would be a strong indication that some part or all of the querent's wish will come true.5.10. If the nine of cups appears in group 7.11. although other cards in the reading may confirm or deny the wish.12 cannot be changed. Shuffle and cut deck.33) Wish Spread (#16. . harmonize w.9.6: Background. the sooner the wish will be realized.5 indicate either how a bad outcome can be lessened or how a good outcome may be assisted. this should not be taken as an indication of either fate. 1. this is an indication that the wish will probably not come true. but this interpretation does not necessarily need to be associated with a wish as above. how the querent came into the situation Cards 7. Each group of three cards has its own significance Group 1: Environment Group 4: Description of querent's wish Group 7: Opposition Group 10: Factors that will enter into this matter Group 13: Realizations of the querent (usually in the future) The nine of cups is often called the wish card.11.9.

This card may serve to examine any ways that the querent will have to change course in midstream. or the influences from people or things outside of the querent that may have caused the querent to ask their question. or it may simply be a further examination of the beginnings of the action under consideration. the inception or motivation of the action. C6) (Cortese) Layout: 01 02 03 08 10 12 15 16 17 Q 04 07 05 06 09 14 11 13 18 19 20 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card Q: Querent Cards 1. the progression of the action. Card 10: Progress. 20: Possible effects of the resolution on things other than the querent or on the querent's relationship to the world around him/her. 5. 1. 17: Possible effects of the resolution on the querent Cards 18. Card 11: modifies 10 in the same way card 9 does card 8. Card 7: Initiation of the action. Card 12: possible changes in plan. Card 13: modifies 12 like card 9 does card 8. 10. Card 8: beginnings. General Situation Group 4: Resent Past Group 7: Actions that can be taken by Querent.13. Card 9: modifies card 8. Comment: "This is a good general-use spread for giving an overall picture of the resolution to a problem in the past or future. May describe a new situation.34) Grand Source Spread (#21. 19. or the question that will be answered. The way that the outcome is achieved. Cards 4. the seed that will grow. Card 14: Outcome of the process outlined in cards 8 . Personality traits which my be used to querent's advantage. 11. and they are modified respectively by cards 9. or what the querent wishes to learn. 16. Group 13: Final Outcome Card 16 (Querent in original): Optional Card. 3: Inner influences at work. It may give a hazy picture of the outcome that the querent has in mind. 6: Outer influences. add it if the reading is confusing.Group 1: Present. May be aspects/opinions of others. It affords an opportunity to examine inner and outer influences before an action is taken. the resolution. 2. The initial stages of the actions. and 13. Cards 8. the motivations of the querent. and what inner and outer effects this will have. Cards 15. 12: Three stages of the action or answering of the question under examination. Group 10: Uncontrollable aspects of the situation. It may also act to highlight the process by which a question uppermost in the querent's mind may be . or resolution.

21 It is important to note that each key card is not only the final card in a sequence of five.35) Playing Deck Spread (#21. Use your own discretion. but also the first card in the next series of five. State of mind Row 2: Family. Have the Querent pick one pack. L) (Vienneau) Layout: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Deal: Shuffle the pack choose a Querent card.36) Pyramid Spread (#21.cards 9 . Thus 9 ends the second sequences and also starts the third. 9. there is no mention of its location in the layout. Bottom upward Reading: Cards 5. Indicate which deck is which please! Reading: Row 1: Situation. Also. and 21 are referred to as key cards Cards are divided into five sequences as follows: Sequence 1 .cards 17 . and Dreams Row 4: Long-term expectations Row 5: Unexpected events Row 6: Immediate Developments Row 7: Long-term results Comment 1: Although it suggested to choose a Querent card. no directions are given if the chosen deck is cut too short. and future (right). C4) (Doane) Layout: 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 Deal: Face Down. Cut the pack into three decks. present (middle). Wishes.1) 1.cards 1 .5 Sequence 2 .cards 5 . one each to signify the past (left).cards 13 . though it may not give the answer. 13. The four cards to the right of a key card represent the .answered. C3.17 Sequence 5 .Cortese 1. 17. Right to Left. (See Section 7.13 Sequence 4 .9 Sequence 3 . Comment 2: This is called the 'Playing Deck' spread because this is the layout which Vienneau included in his post about fortune telling with a regular deck of playing cards. Relationships Row 3: Hopes." .

events previous to the time or event that the key card signifies. Key cards always represent significant events; if a card of the Major Arcana appears in a key location, it may mean that event is of great significance. This is a list of the suggested time intervals each key card represents. Key 1 - Present Key 2 - Immediate Future Key 3 - Intermediate Turn of Events Key 4 - Distant Future Key 5 - End of the Matter Comment 1: The design of the layout lends itself to being read from the apex down the sides, i.e. 21, 19, 15, 9 and 1. Ditto on the left. It may sometimes be split down the middle IF the two halves conveniently fall into 2 distinct "stories" or messages this happens surprisingly often. I think this spread is quite sophisticated, and can be used for in-depth readings. (Smith) Comment 2: Note that the time intervals given here are a guideline. First, in the example reading given to me for this layout and due to the nature of the question, key 4 was more appropriately labeled the present and keys 1, 2, and 3 were in the past. Secondly, if the matter is to be resolved in a short period of time, the term 'Distant Future' would only be distant with respect to the matter, but not necessarily distant with respect to this persons life or our time frame. 1.37) Romany Spread (#21, Layout: 21 20 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 10 09 07 06 05 04 03 02 C2, L) (Doane/Peach) 15 08 01 - Future - Present - Past

Deal: Right to Left, Bottom upwards as numbered above. Another deal proceeds left to right, top down, opposite as above and also changing the order of past/present/future. Reading: Each row represents events or influences for the time period indicated. Adjacent card in the same row modify one another. Ordering of cards in a row are not necessarily significant. Variation: One variation of this reading is that the middle card of each row (18, 11, and 04) should represent the most significant event of the time period shown. This makes cards farther out on the edges of the row (21, 15, 14, etc.) less significant. (Doane) 1.38) Twenty-One Card Spread (21, C6) (Morison) Layout: 19 18 11 12 20 4 10 3 5 13 1 9 2 6 14 7 17 8 15 21

16 Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: Card 1: The Significator Card 2: The immediate past Card 3: An important factor in the present. Inobvious. Card 4: Seeker state of mind Card 5: Most likely immediate future Card 6: An important factor in the present. Very obvious Card 7: Seeker gut feelings. Card 8 & 9: Influences in the past that affected #2 Card 10 & 11: Current influences affecting #3. Inobvious. Card 12 & 13: Possible future influences, affecting #5 Card 14 & 15: Obvious current influences, affecting #6 Card 16: Seeker physical situation. Possible health or life status Card 17: The root of the matter in the past Card 18: A current matter. It may be hidden or unknown and overlooked, or it may represent assumptions, possibly incorrect. Card 19: Seeker spiritual will. This may conflict with or illuminate the Seeker's conscious desires. Card 20: A likely future event. Card 21: What the Seeker must think about 1.39) Sephiroth Spread (#26, C9, A) (Doane) To do this spread, remove all 22 major arcana and the Ace of each suit. These are the only 26 cards used in the reading. Layout: Row 1: Row 2: Row 3: Row 4: Row 5: Row 6: Row 7: Row 8: Row 9: 04 17 M C 02 19 | 05 16 20 | 06 ASC --+-- DES 01 | 15 11 10 | 14 07 N C 12 09 13 08 03 18

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Row 2 begins at the same height where row 1 ends. Row 3 begins at the midpoint of Row 2 Row 5 begins where Row 3 ends Row 7 begins where Row 5 ends Rows 4 and 6 lie at the midpoints of Rows 3, 5, and 7 Rows 8 and 9 are symmetrical to rows 1 and 2 Cards are paired if their sum equals 21 (i.e. 3 and 18 are paired) Paired cards should be adjacent to each other. Pair 3/18 should meet at the same vertical line which divides the card ASC in half. Follow symmetry. Each pair is called a 'throne'. The throne number is the same as the lowest number of the pair. (i.e. 3/18 make up the third throne) Pair 22/21 is called the Staff Note that ASC, DES, NC, and MC each denote only one card. Deal:

The four Aces must go in the ASC, DES, NC, and MC position. Shuffle the four aces. Place the first Ace in the position marked ASC and continue in a clockwise direction. (Humorous note: the Doane/Keyes book says to shuffle and three-cut these cards as you would the regular deck. Is there actually anybody out there who has ever bothered three-cutting a four card deck?) The Major Arcana go in the remaining 22 locations. Shuffle the Arcana and deal as shown numerically in the above diagram. Reading: The four aces represent the Astral Kingdoms and relate to the four angles of the horoscope. Astrologically ASC represents ascendence or first house and pertains to life. MC stand for Midheaven or tenth house and pertains to honor or business. DES stands for descendence or seventh house and pertains to love or war. NC stands for Nadir or fourth house and relates to secrets or outcomes. You should start your reading based on which kingdom most closely relates to the question your querent has asked. (ie if the querent asks about marriage, start the reading in the descending house) The following is a suggested list of how to interpret each Ace in each location: Ace | Ascendence | Midheaven | Descendence | Nadir ============================================================== Pent | Strength | Favorable | Great | unfortunate acle | Vigor | but req. | Strength | outcome | Vitality | effort | | -------------------------------------------------------------Wands | Favorable | Great | Difficulty | struggle | Work or | Power | caused by | or small | Responsibility | | Difference | return -------------------------------------------------------------Cups | Pleasures may | Pleasure | Joy and | pleasant | deplete | may ruin | Happiness | result | vitality | honor | | -------------------------------------------------------------Swords | sickness/death | failure | disputes | favorable | | | | outcome -------------------------------------------------------------Note that Asc and Des have three thrones while Mid and Nadir have only two. When reading the Asc or Des thrones, the center throne (1 or 6) will indicate the most important factor of that throne. Determine which kingdom is most appropriate to the Question. Cards in the thrones of this kingdom indicate what conditions caused the outcome suggested by whichever Ace appearing in that kingdom. The kingdom opposite the Question is the opposition. It thrones detail what opposes the querent. The kingdom immediately clockwise the Question represent the events which will lead to the conclusion. The kingdom counterclockwise to the Question yields the outcome of the matter. Its thrones give more specific detail of that end. If the whole reading or any part of it seem contradicting, the

Deal: No dealing order is specified. 1. and splits into greater complexity and/or diversity of possibilities. C4. The other two cards are used for additional insight. C5. S) (Davis) Layout: 09 04 14 23 19 27 Earth 20 16 24 Transformation Inspiration 08 03 13 Water 22 18 26 Sacrifice 07 02 12 Fire 28 and 29 are Magic Cards Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: In each group of three cards. One could do this reading with another person. the middle card is the key card. 1. but the process would have to be one of giving the person ideas as to what the cards might mean and letting her figure out how this fits into his/her life. and then "the four gates which are linked to the four Wiccan Sabbats". Water.42) Spread of Thirty-Six (#36.41) Magic Mirror Spread (#29.staff will reveal why the answer was unclear. Some type of top down scheme would be consistent with the interpretation given below. Suggested order of reading is Air. Reading: The layout shows the possible progresses into the future from the present situation (card 01) to the final out come (row 7). I only do this at Samhain because of the intensity.40) Triangular Spread (#28. Fire. Essence. L) (Doane) Layout: six rows of six 10 05 15 Essence 06 01 11 Air 21 17 25 Integration . It is most often used to plot a genreal fortune form derived from one element of the present specified by card 01 to the end of life. C8) (Blackburn) Layout: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Cards are dealt in pyriamd shape touching each other. This would probably take even longer than usual. Comment 1: "This reading's only purpose is to examine oneself. Earth. Each level goes a little farther down the path of life. :-)" (Davis) 1.

Shuffle and redeal for each time period. Each of these rows are associated with their own time interval as shown above.Future 07 .. LA) (Doane) Layout: Seven rows of seven 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 -. called the prime card. or gain more information about the details of card 1. Cards whose sum total 37 are related. The reader can change this to their personal preference. clarify.Saturn 42 41 40 39 38 37 36 -. Bottom up Reading: The first three rows should be read from right to left.Past Left to Right. Similarly.44) Solar Spread (#49. Reading: Cards are grouped together in triples as indicated above. 11 10 12 The layout should be done three times. card 35 modifies card 2. Card 36 should be used to either modify. C7) (Aldridge) Layout: 01 04 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 13 14 15 Deal: No dealing order is specified. C5. The future spread should be interpreted as being two years forward in time. the first number card should indicate how many years distant the reading will go.Present 01 . etc. 1. is the most significant and should be read first. 1.43) Story Spread (#45. The middle card of each group. The other two cards are story cards and should elaborate further upon the prime card. Comments/Variations: Aldridge reccomends that in the past spread.Sun . bottom up. present.Jupiter 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 -. and future. once each for past.Mars 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 -. Each triple deals with a different subject as follows: 01 04 07 10 13 03: 06: 09: 12: 15: Home and Family Life Job and Purpose in Life Finances and Physical Security Health Relationships and Emotions.36 30 24 18 12 06 Deal: 35 29 23 17 11 05 34 28 22 16 10 04 33 27 21 15 09 03 32 26 20 14 08 02 31 25 19 13 .

48. 50. Reading: In each row.28. 42. and 40 are all placed in a row. the three to the left. and 47 and about halfway up cards 35 and 39. Bottom up. each card going up the further out you proceed forming a very broad V shape.Moon Deal: Right to Left.Mercury 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 -. The three cards to the right represent the past. Diagram: Cards 34 . Cards 41-49 are placed in a circle surrounding card 50. the future. 47. Card 41 is in the correct position. a specific question is not required or suggested but may be used to focus on one area of the querent's life.21 20 19 18 17 16 15 -. 50. and 39 follow a similar pattern but are not packed in as closely together and raise up making a steeper V. Layout: Cards 34.Venus 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 -. etc) represents present conditions or influences. Essentially it looks more like a series of cascading arches more than it does a pyramid and a circle.40 form a pyramid starting at the at the places shown by cards 34 and 40 and peak at card 37. Each row will relate to either a certain aspect of life or certain people (or perhaps both) 1. 44. they are centered in their row. Suggested Deal: Numerically as shown Reading: As the name suggests. the middle card (4. These cards reflect only . others follow clockwise. It would be difficult to show this with only text graphics. 25. Cards 45 and 46 lie above cards 44. this should be used for a general life reading. 41. 43. Cards 36 and 38 lie to the sides of cards 35 and 39 but are one row up. 11.45) Life Spread (#50. I will attempt to describe both. the material square: These cards represent activities on the physical plane. 49. Experiment with both of these for awhile and try to find something that works. C9) (Doane) Layout: 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 16 18 19 20 37 36 38 /----\ 35 | 50 | 39 34 \-41-/ 33 32 31 30 07 06 05 04 03 17 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 01 40 29 02 The book which I am getting this out of shows one diagram for the layout but then shows an actual layout with cards in a different order. Cards 35. Card 41 is the lowest and the cards to the side are raised very slightly. Cards 1 . 18.

set it aside. and the like. take Pile D and deal it out in a similar fan as the other three. & finance. Take the remaining two piles and extra card. Interpretations should be directed toward the physical body. Card 50. Pull out the middle pile as Pile C. Again. Deal: Shuffle the deck and deal into three piles. Take the extra cards and extra piles and set them aside as Pile D. Take the remaining two piles and shuffle them.49. Reading: Pile A . the spiritual circle: These cards represent activities on a spiritual level. Take the middle pile and set it aside as Pile A. You should have two extra cards. Cards 41 . B. spiritual interpretations should rarely be considered.46) Three Fans (#54/78.Querent's work or occupation and his/her thoughts of it. Comment: Peach recommends this as a six month reading to use when the querent has no specific question to ask. deal into three piles. Consider those interpretations dealing with intellectual pursuits and attainment of knowledge. and C into the three arches shown above. dominant life factor: This card represents the most important event that occurs and affects all three planes. Cards 29 . people.physical events and conditions. This card will show the most dominant influence shaping the life of the querent. health. shuffle and deal into three piles again.Q's material condition regarding home. C9) (Peach) Layout: 15 14 13 12 17 16 11 10 19 18 09 08 20 07 21 11 10 09 08 07 06 22 12 06 05 23 13 05 04 24 14 07 06 05 04 03 25 15 08 04 03 02 26 16 09 03 02 01 17 10 02 01 A 11 01 B C This should look more like 3 fans than it does the above layout. You should have one extra card.40. possessions. set them aside. cards should all point outward from a central point. the mental trine: These cards represent events in the mental plane. Deal Piles A. Also. Pile B .Querent psychological condition in present & near future. If the Querent's significator card is not in the above three fans. Take out the middle pile and set it aside as Pile B. Consider interpretations that relate to spiritual changes and goals. This fan may answer a specific question not answered by the fans. Pile C . . 1.

Spring. Because you are trying to grasp a large picture by means of a spontaneous approach. the main idea with this spread is to look at the overall picture. Once the reading is over. present. Cups . Swords . and ask them after the reading is over. These will be the only method by which the reader can judge past.47) Ladder Spread (#78. the layout stops at card 50 and an arrow is drawn to indicate to continue the deal.Fall.see variation below Deal: Choosing a Querent card. Reading: Five timing cards should appear somewhere in the spread. the querent may ask any question.Summer. Peach puts a strong emphasis on not thinking while analyzing the layout or while answering questions. Ask the Querent not to interrupt you during the reading. Begin the reading. note which direction s/he faces.48) The Waite Spreads (#43/78. use your own discretion. place it in the lower right corner and deal each row in the opposite direction shown. Each of the four aces is assigned a season of the year as follows: Wands . You can also refer to section 7. Pentacles . If the card faces left. Comment: Having not finished reading this book. place it in the lower left corner and deal as shown. since you have seen the overall picture (even if it lies only in your subconscious) your answers should come out naturally. provide him/her with a pencil and paper to write down questions if any come to mind. There is no indication as to whether this means to finish only that row or whether to lay out the whole deck as shown above. and future. Other than that. The forty-three card .Winter. C9) (Peach) Layout: 77 75 76 74 73 72 68 69 70 71 67 66 65 64 63 57 58 59 60 61 62 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 * 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 Q 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 * .1. C9. Variation: In the layout shown in the book. L) The following two layouts come from the Waite book and are meant to be used in conjunction with one another. but do not refer back to the layout for the answers. again the idea is to let the pattern work into your subconscious and allow thoughts to form there. no order of reading the cards is specified. you don't want to interrupt the flow of the reading.2 for further assistance. If the card faces to the right. I am uncertain as to what it meant by the 'five timing cards'. Clear your mind and try not focus on a 'story line'. 1.

so as to invert their tops. as . pull it from the remainder deck. L) 03 10 17 24 31 38 02 09 16 23 30 37 01 08 15 22 29 36 Q 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th line line line line line line Deal: I include this method of dealing only for those who are interested in ritual. see no point in it.spread is offered as a regular method of divination while the thirty-five card spread is meant to be used only if part of the first spread is unclear or left in doubt. shuffle and lay them out in three lines below the others. Then. If this card in not in the layout. Take up the remaining twenty-one cards of the packets. In keeping with the flexibility of this document. arranged as follows -[7th packet] [6th pack] [5th] [4th] [3rd] [2nd] [1st] Take the top card of each packet.1) The Layout: 07 06 05 04 14 13 12 11 21 20 19 18 28 27 26 25 35 34 33 32 42 41 40 39 Forty-Three Card Layout (#43. face upwards. Cards are read numerically as shown Comment 1: No explanation is given as to how to interpret any of the cards other than all the cards should be harmonized (really. C9. Deal out the first forty-two cards in six packets of seven cards each. You will thus have six horizontal lines of seven cards each. I see no reason why the thirty-five card spread could not be used on its own nor why it could not be used in conjunction with other layouts to resolve similar ambiguities. shuffle and lay them out in tow lines under the first. and so on-as in the following diagram: -[6th packet] [5th packet] [4th packet] [3rd pack] [2nd] [1st] Take up the first packet. shuffle them and lay out from right to left. 1. arranged after the following manner. place the cards of the second packet upon them and then the packets which remain. This card is to be pulled out of the layout and placed in position Q. Let them be cut by the Querent with his left hand. making a line of seven cards. the following seven the second. but these are merely my assertions and not those of Waite himself. Then. I. This passage is lifted directly from the Waite book: Shuffle the entire pack and turn some of the cards round. pull a random card out of the remainder deck to replace the card. You will thus have seven new packets of six cards each. [Same as above layout w/out card Q] Reading: The Querent card (Q in the diagram) is always the Magician (Trump 1) if male or the High Priestess (Trump 2) if female. lay out the cards on the table in a row. take up the two next cards from each packet. so that the first seven cards form the first packet. personally. from right to left.48.

Take the 35 cards constituting the remainder pile. and Packet 6 having the last eleven cards. definite is good the for the Comment 2: Waite suggest that this method be used when "no question is asked". In other words. other than each packet (see below) be dealt in a line.that which must be consulted to elucidate the enigmatic oracles of the others. Line 6 . Deal: Take up the 42 cards from the previous spread an put them in one pile to the side. No method of line ordering is given either. Comment: Waite does not specifically state that cards from each ..Waite (gobbledeegook at its finest) Each line should be read from right to left. Waite goes on to note that reading can be used even the querent specifies a time span reading.should be done for any reading). Divide into six packets as follows: Packet 1 containing the first seven cards. Environment Querent. Place the querent card on top and upright. an aesthetically pleasing variant might be center each row about a vertical axis causing lines one thru five to form an upside-down pyramid and line six to be a very broad base. Therefore. Packet 3 containing the next five cards. packet one should be on the right and continuing numerically leftward. In short.48. Packet 4 having four cards. Packet 5 having two cards. C5. Shuffle and cut as before. Reading: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 House. L)) 03 02 01 09 08 14 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 line line line line line line 1 2 3 4 5 6 Waite does not specify any pattern in which the layout must be setup."." . Subject of the divination Events and Persons passing on the outside Surprises.. Packet 2 containing the next six cards. you need not follow the above diagram. the unexpected Consolidation. although the above line ordering would probably be best to use to maintain consistency with the previous layout. Take each packet in turn and deal each one into its own line. Comment 3: This layout does not have a known name. this is a spread that for just a general reading but." 1. apart from them it has no importance. As before. so these may be swapped around so long as each line retains its meaning once moved. use your own intuition. Waite merely titled the section "An Alternative Method of Reading the Tarot Cards. May also moderate the unfavorable cards of previous lines.2) The Layout: 07 06 05 04 13 12 11 10 18 17 16 15 22 21 20 19 24 23 35 34 33 32 Thirty-Five Card Layout (#35.

other alterations include a few minor spelling and grammatical corrections. The even and odd numbers are then used as the basis of of a pseudo-astrological reading. in to sixteen piles. GEOMANCY Geomancy (earth magic) is a type of divination which the diviner strikes the ground repeatedly with a stick (thus making holes) while channeling the "spirits of the earth. Minor omissions not important to explanation have been made for spatial purposes. Also. There are few places which. due to the complexity of the explination. I developed a system of using cards. but a multi-disiplinary approach to divination. The diviner focuses meditatively and place as many cards in each pile as feels right. MY USE OF "GEOMANCY" Instead of using a stick to poke holes in the ground. into sets of one for odd or two for even: (read from RIGHT TO LEFT or BOTTOM TO TOP) 3 4 1 5 ^ VIII 7 23 15 10 ^ VII 13 2 7 3 ^ VI 12 17 18 9 ^ V <-IV <-III <-II <-I To get dots such as: ." The number of holes is countered and recorded as even or odd. I may try to contact the author to help clear these up. this is his discription of the layout.49) Geomantic Spread (#V. seem either ambiguous or confusing. in all fundamental respects. I have assumed that he meant as such since this would be consistent with everything else in the previous layout. However. AX) (Blackburn) [ Editors note: This is a layout/system designed by Mr. the standard format for layout entries has been removed for this layout. Blackburn. It should also be understood that this can be a rather involved system to work with. The explination listed below was taken from a newsgroup posting. C9. -. but otherwise just fill in any gaps you find as you see fit.DJ ] The first thing you must realize is that this is not a simple "spread" of tarot cards. The diviner shuffles and cuts the deck. (This eliminate the problem of seeing the holes being made. but not actually practice this technique. These are then read into eight columns of dots.packet should be dealt from right to left. and then begins to deal out the cards FACE DOWN. What I did was come up with a system of making the reading using tarot cards (any type that can be numbered will do). This is done sixteen times to get the full reading. I have studied. to me. and then move on to the next pile.) The cards are then fliped and counted to get sixteen numbers as so (see example below). 1.

VENUS. air. I. SOL. fire. taurus Tristitia: sorrow. earth. fifth+sixth. capricorn Conjuctio: conjuction. leo Populous: People. MARS. LUNA. prison. VENUS. Sagitarius In traditional geomancy. Congregation. I apply the geomantic figures in the context of an astrological tarot reading. pure. MERCURY. fire. water. beardless. however. JUPITER. beautiful. obtaining. libra Puer: boy. yellow. gimini Caput Draconis:dragon head. LUNA. virgo Carcer: bound. WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FIGURES Each figure has it's own name and meaning. MARS. fire. end. JUPITER. given with the number of dots from the top down being listed (from left to right) as ones and twos: 1111 2222 2112 1221 2211 1122 2121 1212 1222 2221 1211 1121 2212 2122 2111 1112 Via: way. They are combined by adding the dots in each row to determine even and odd dot fo the new figure. SATURN. cancer Rubeus: red.I ___ * * * * * which is the figure for Puer ("boy"). fire. water. the four new figures are combined (IX+X and XI+XII) to get two more figures. air. water. scorpio Puella: girl. third+fourth. air. pices Fortuna Major: greater good fortune. NORTH NODE. fair. damned. . Each two sets (first+second. virgo Cauda Draconis:dragon tail. aries Albus: white. the first twelve figures are placed in the twelve astrological houses (some ignore duplicates of the same planet. earth.earth. water. beginning. SATURN. and seventh+eighth) are combined to get to four more signs. There are books on geomancy if you are interested in an indepth discussion of each signs interpretation. as so: II ___ * * * * * * + I ___ * * * * * * = IX ___ * * * * * * After this. earth. taurus Amissio: Loss. Here is a table of there meanings. use a different method. laughing. All eight sets should be on one row. which are then combined to get the final figure which sums up the whole reading. taurus Aquistio: aquistion. aquarius Fortuna Minor: lesser good fortune. SOUTH NODE. Varius methods are used to determine which astrological sign is in the first house with the other signs following in their natural order. fire. journey. numbered IX through XII. libra Laetitia: joy. SOL. MERCURY. reddish. assembling. others do not).

deal three cards anyway. C3. middle. one row for each for the querent's first. If the querent doesn't not have middle name. If you did a reading on William Howard Taft. I use Robin Edwin Southworth. The first two rows have three sections while the last has five. These cards are taken for their numerical value only (page=11. It is not worth it for short term divination and of limited usefulness in terms of hows and why question or for determining courses of event leading up to the conclusion. This is the astrological spread. you would have 5. & 5.well worth the effort. If the person's name does not have at least three letters. I will go back over my method. very accurate and detailed . First I deal out twelve cards in a circle (I usually angle them so that the bottom is toward the center of the circle. Similarly. most do not and it doesn't mater as long as you can read them and tell if they are reversed or not). and both are read in the context of the houses. 3. numbered cards and major arcana = number written on them). the last name must contain five cards. 6. The middle card(s) in each row is the key card(s). but for issues appropriate to it. I then take the rest of the deck and deal them into sixteen piles.1) I have found this technique very useful for long term questions that deal with the final outcome of event or issues over mounths or years. you would have 7. deal the same number of cards as there are in that part of the person's name.TAROT GEOMANCY Now that you now how to do the geomantic portion of the reading. (For explinations of astrological houses.Present Influence | of others | S O U T H W O R T H 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 . queen=13. king=14. In each row. Reading: Each row is divided into sections. knight=12. It is very involved. as expained above. For example: If you did a reading on Harry S Truman. The the geomantic figures are read in the context of the tarot cards. The first and second rows must have at least three cards. 1. repeat the first name on the second row.Future | feelings | goals | future | influences | outcome | Deal: Deal as described above. R O B E R T 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Remote | Transition | Recent | E D 7 8 | Influence | | on others | W 9 Key | | Past I N 10 11 . & 6 in each of the three rows. and last name. L) (Cabezas) Layout: Layout consists of three rows.50) Name Layout (#V. see section 3. The first row represents the influences and past experiences . In the example below.

Next search each pack until you find the Querent card. the 2nd "O" in Southworth). once to the left. To the rightmost part there's the final result of the influences shown on the rest of the cards. Its meaning is a very important key for the understanding of the past. To the right of the key card there are the influences or pressures that others exercise on the Querent. if our Querent is 18 year-old. Have the Querent cut the deck once to the left. weeks or even days ago. the Age card would be the "D" in Edwin. Turn over the top card of each deck. Comment 3: Cabezas obtained this layout from a Stuart Kaplan book. This card is obtained with the Querent's age and it's very important. The key card represents very near influences that may not have ended their action yet. 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 Deal and Reading: Shuffle. This layout also contains a very interesting aspect: the Age card. Do not take the Querent card out of nor change its position in that deck. If the Querent is 29. no specific method is given. . C7. The middle row refers to the actual influences. This card may show obstacles to pass or the moments. Have the querent take the deck on his right and cut it again. 1. Each of the four cards will represent one of the letters of the Tetragrammaton shown above. As always. Read them accordingly. the future influences or the spheres of influence that may appear in a near future. To the left of the key card there are the remote past influences cards. To the right of the key card there are the recent influences cards.51) Tetragrammaton Spread (#V. The key card shows the structure and environment in which the Querent lives and works right now. This Age card is very strong and of great influence. To the left there are the inner emotions and specific goals of the Querent. LX) (Peach) Layout: Heh Vau Heh Yod etc. use your own discretion. present and future of the Querent. For example. The key card shows the future the Querent is just entering in.of the Querent. once to the right. good luck or the progress towards a goal the Querent is trying to reach. To the left of the key card there are the influences the Querent exercises on the people near him. Comment 2: No mention is made about what to do for people with multiple middle names. The cards may also show impressions or opinion of others on the Querent. which represent influences from last months. which represent the substrate of the Querent's life. The last row refers to the future and the final answer. To the right. although from the example it can be implied that each section should be as equal in length as possible. Comment 1: Although the reading stated that each line is divided into sections. Have the querent take the deck on his left and cut it again. you will count from card number 1 until you reach the 18th card (in this example.

Temperance. have the reader choose one card randomly from the discarded piles and place it such that it properly covers the Querent card.Signifies the open hand of man.Discard the remaining three decks. Skip values for Major Arcana are: 3 . If you run out of cards. one at a time. wrap around to the first card dealt. Chariot. Rather than use her convoluted explanation (which would take up a couple of pages anyway). and dexterity. Begin dealing the cards of the selected deck from right to left. until the deck is depleted. the next card will be the one seven spaces away). C2. The open hand symbolizes beneficence.e.Fool. Stop dealing when either an ace appears or when you reach . Continue to read cards and skip in this manner until you come upon a card you have already read.Magician. Vau . Death. I include two excerpts below from Naomi Ozaniec's book for the benefit of those who have not studied the subject.Signifies a nail which joins things together creating union. Justice. Wheel of Fortune. Proceed by reading the card four cards away from the querent. World 12 . Hanged Man. face up. the future. skip the number of cards away that the value of the current card indicates (i.52) Timing Spread (#V. Tower. Y) (Peach) Layout: Three Piles of cards 03 02 01 Deal: Start dealing cards into the first pile. Skip values for court cards are: Page .Emperor. After reading that card.Represents the end result of the process. Yod . into rows of six. The middle two columns represent events of the present. Empress. Strength. bottom up. Sun. High Priestess. Yod Heh Vau Heh Element Element Element Element of of of of Fire Water Air Earth Primal Emanation Transmission Stabilization Consolidation 1. Judgement 9 . The last two columns. Star. direction.7.4. It implies power. skill. Hierophant. Heh . Moon Finally. the entire layout is read as follows.Signifies a window which permits light and two way vision. Grammitcally it is used like _and_ to join phrases together. Lovers. The first two columns on the right represent past events. if the current card is the seven of wands. The Querent card is assigned the value of four. each card in the deck is assigned a numerical value (more commonly called its 'rank'). a sign of the Supreme Spirit. If the Querent card is not surrounded on all four sides. Comment: Peach's book does an extremely poor job of explaining what the Tetragrammaton is and really doesn't seem to understand its significance. Heh . Hermit. It is very close in concept to the sanskrit 'yoga' which means union. All others . Begin by reading the cards which surround the Querent card. Devil. Next.

very infrequently used on non-temporal lines. Since the querent had to worry about both tuition money and trying to adjust to moving out from under his parents support. 2. Pile 2 . Pile 3 . the temporal line may be further stretched into the future by simply adding another card onto the layout and the end of the current line. I have occasionally seen tarot readers put up to three modifier cards in one position.the thirteenth card for that pile. indicating that the marriage and moving out his own would be the main cause of his monetary problems. (See Section 3. 2. it was unclear where the root of this monetary concern was coming from. this is something that. Comment 1: This spread is intended to be used when the Querent has a 'clearly formed' yes/no question and one which will have an indication as to when the matter can be resolved. so don't saturate the board either. In short.Top card indicates reasons why the Querent may be hesitant toward the matter. that putting too many modifiers on the board can also create more haziness than it does clarity. Sometimes the querent (or the reader) may wish to more information about what is to happen in the future than what is currently displayed in the layout. To gain more information. More than one card may be added if desired. For example.All cards in the pile reveal why the matter is stagnant. Some tarot readers will often throw another card on top of an ambiguous card in order to gain more insight into the matter. however. Remember. I turned the next card in the deck over on top of the Seven of Pentacles. Repeat for piles two and three. so there is not a one card limit. It is. All cards indicate information about the events that will resolve the matter and when the matter will be resolved. The temporal path may also be extended farther into the past to help gain some insight as to . the card was the Two of Cups.2) Extending the Path This is a modification that can be used whenever there is some sort of sequential path or line in the reading. an indication that money may be a problem. the querent was engaged and also a college student. The Seven of Pentacles came up in the environment card.1) Additional Card Modifiers Sometimes one card in a reading may be ambiguous in meaning. however. but fails to explain how to derive it. is only used when it is either absolutely necessary or when the reader has an instinct that such a card will be helpful. Reading: Pile 1 . Comment 2: Peach claims that the spread will reveal a definite time period telling when the matter will be resolved. On the opposite end.The top card will indicate a yes/no answer for the question.5) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 2) Layout Modifiers This is a list of variations which can apply to many or all of the layouts listed above. in one reading of mine. sometimes events of the present or future may not have obvious precursors. generally.

2. so such a reading should be negated to get the results one is actually looking for. s/he may choose the card for the querent. Interpretations of this variation differ.1) Personality Traits One method derives from the descriptions of the court cards themselves.2) Astrology One second method is to use Astrological symbolism.) Another account says that if you turn the layout upside-down that you are reading the opposite outcome. it would probably be best to find a couple of such lists to use as a guide and then compose your own correspondences from there. some readers may do such a tally to indicate a favorable or unfavorable outcome for the querent. there are several ways in which such a card may be chosen. from person to person. count each card turned upright as a vote for yes and each card reversed count as a vote for no.5.5. Even if a yes or no question is not asked by the querent. If you allow the querent to ask a yes or no question. These mappings. It should also be noted that many books on tarot strongly discourage the use of tarot decks for yes/no type questions. 2. All of the court cards can be used to describe a person's personality or character. 2. (One reader I know tends to make a big deal about the rotation of the deck before and after the shuffle and whether a reading is done from the perspective of the querent or the reader since they usually sit opposite one another. however. Interpret tie votes as you see fit. If a particular layout is symmetrical (like a line spread) or at least partially symmetrical (like the Celtic Cross) you may turn the layout upside-down and re-do the reading with the same cards. this method is the same as the one described above (2. Authors will simply take the traits of the cards and the . 2. although I doubt anybody would want to do so for some of the larger readings like the Solar Spread.4) Yes/No Answer (Doane) This is an additional variation generally only used on the line spread. Use your own discretion and stick with whatever fits in with your schema. can vary from book to book and. therefore.3) Rotating the Layout Usually only used for unclear readings. Some readers will say that occasionally the reader forgets to rotate the deck toward him and that reversing the layout adjusts for this mistake. There are several different and varying methods that will map the twelve symbols of the zodiac into the sixteen royalty cards.the causes of the present and/or future states. This variation can actually be applied to any of these layouts.5) Querent Cards In layouts that use a Querent card. Actually. The middle (or present) card's vote gets counted twice. If you wish to use this method. Some readers will show the querent a list of these descriptions and allow the querent to choose the one which s/he feels is most like him/herself. 2. If the reader knows the querent fairly well or personally.5.1).

traits of each astrological sign and pair up the ones which match the most. 2. it is strongly discouraged to allow him/her to choose his/her own card with this method. Not surprisingly.7) Multi-line Associations A few layouts are composed of many lines placed above one another forming a rectangle. if I simply don't use a querent card (or use Random Selection) and the Queen of Cups comes up somewhere in the reading. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= . For example. In each of the layouts above where such associations were used. Simply choose the card whose attributes match those of the querent. Some readers feel that this actually allows for more clarity in the reading. only it allows the reader to choose any card in the deck. 2. However. it is a strong indication that her teacher will be giving her guidance in the matter. it is more difficult to tell when her teacher will have an influence on the matter in question.5) Random Selection In the same spirit as the method described above. In other words.6) No Querent Finally. I know a teacher and a student both of whom I associate with the Queen of Cups.5. Conversely. if the querent has a question related to his/her employment. the Querent card can simply be taken out of the reading. If I do a reading for the student and pull that card out of the deck as the Querent. sometimes a reader will simply take the top card off of the deck after the shuffle and cut and use that as the querent card. 2.4) Open Deck A similar method to the one described above works in the exact same way.5. Some authors associate each of the sixteen court cards with an eye color. This method may give the reader more information about either the question that has been put forth or the character and personality of the querent. 2. a hair color. I used the compass points which the author specified.5. and a gender.3) Physical Traits A third method used is eye/hair color.magick there was a discussion about the elements and their compass positions.6) Ateration of the Elements At one point on alt. try to look at the way the card relate vertically. Unfortunately. For example. 2. One additional interpretation which may be helpful is to look for relationships between cards in parallel directions. and most boring. not just from the sixteen court cards. unless the querent is very knowledgeable about Tarot. since her (the teacher's) card can't come up anywhere in the reading.5. 2. You may find that a certain mapping between these two groups works better for you personally. the Eight of Pentacles would be an appropriate Querent card. many people had different associations. these matches aren't always perfect which is why you may find different lists. if you are normally viewing each line in a horizontal fashion.

interests.11.2. Business. acquaintances.1) Astrological Houses (Doane. communications 4th House: Environment. Domestic or social concerns. Intellectual deliberation. Secrets. Uranus: Individuality. Enemies. personality.3) Astrological Symbols Aries .12 . spiritual Cardinal Houses: 1.deal with self-starting activities Western Houses: 10. health. Religion. Elders. travel 10th House: Honor.10 Air Houses: 3. Venus: Relationships. aquisition.5. Jupiter: Opportunities for growth. Money. Misfortune. Saturn: Lessons & limitations.deal with private activities Southern Houses: 7. family 5th House: Pleasures. Mars: Creation. Superiors. enemies. Men. Women. social status 11th House: Friends.3 . Mercury: Communication. Intellectual Concerns. Sex. partnerships.5.4.controlling. Art. debts. family . hopes. immediate Fixed Houses: 2. children 6th House: Work. Illness.5. improvement 3.change.8. emotional . legal matters 8th House: Death.2) Planetary Symbols (Doane/Peach/Davis) Sun: Outer expression.deal with private matters Eastern Houses: 4. Other entries may just be tarot related information which I though might be useful.6. Loss. Honor.6. Business. business.3) Useful Information The following entries are useful bits of information which may be useful for specific layouts. pets 7th House: Marriage. Blackburn) 1st House: Physical Body.6 . Health. Earth: present situation Moon: Inner needs.Querent.7. and dreams 12th House: Self-ruin. Siblings.7. Achievement.Financial situation Gemini .10 . Struggle. love affairs.8. intellectual .9.Travel and communication Cancer . 3.material needs social interactions.starting. Acquisitions. Friendship. achieving.9 Earth Houses: 2. private studies. enemies. managing Mutable Houses: 3.emotional.12 vital. speculation.9 .Home life. obstacles.11 Water Houses: 4. the self 2nd House: Personal possessions 3rd House: Siblings.12 . possessions of others 9th House: Teaching. philosophy. Differences Neptune: Ecstasy/illusion Pluto: Power for Transformation 3.8.dependent upon energies of others Fire Houses: 1. disposition and matter Taurus .11 . Love. secrets Northern Houses: 1. wishes. gifts.

a relative.dark-haired woman. unexpected money 7. usually successful Queen. obstacles 3.journey. I would also note that I have seen a couple of books at my local Bookstop with these listings.good fortune. education Capricorn . friendship King. usually bringing wealth 9. possible due to faithlessness 2.anxiety. interferences 4. usually financial 8.an improvement in the person's life 5.bad luck. someone not quite reliable 10.a warning against possible loss of friendship 6.Represents inheritances and deaths Sagittarius . ambitious.a gift 6. sophisticated.scandal.Friends Pisces .jealousy. desires come true 8.Philosophy. a difficult love affair King.disappointments and opposition 7.invitations. possibly travel or postponements 3. indecision 4.changes.4) Divination with a normal deck of playing cards (Vienneau) The following is a near verbatim copy (spell check changes only) of Viennau's post to alt. flirtatious.dark-haired young person.Burdens.a reconciliation.opportunities and surprises. generosity 5. stubborn and powerful Queen.the "wish" card.success.a money. affectionate and generous but impetuous Queen. a warning against a possible second marriage .Partnerships. can be seductive or unscrupulous Jack. can mean delays or quarrels 8. restrictions.dark-haired man.fair-haired woman.Leo . love. gossip.Querent's health Libra .Career Aquarius . a good friend 10. changes.fair-haired man.divination describing the meaning of each of the cards in a regular playing deck when used for fortune-telling. religion. but also partings 7.a fair-haired young person. friendship Spades: Ace.conflicts. trustworthy Jack.jealousy.Querent's pleasures Virgo . setbacks.worry 9. a well-meaning person 10. marriage Scorpio . danger of deceit Diamonds: Ace. business troubles 3. I have not compared them. fears. happiness 9.someone is unreliable 6.a fair-haired man.late marriage or new relationship.Happiness. ring King. witty Jack.partings.a fair-haired woman. Hearts: Aces.need for caution 2.unexpected good fortune.

dark-haired young woman. e..a reliable friend 10..The point at which details grow and the matter solidifies..5432- successful meetings.The matter was completed last year at this time... dark-haired man over 40............. honest.. 4. a change for the better legal or domestic battles a love affair becomes more important than hitherto Clubs: Ace..help from a friend or spouse 4.. Significators: fair or grey-haired man over 40.. 3. property.a dark-haired woman.prosperity..Evaluation period. achievements. Eights . The following is a list of such information.. 7... fair or grey haired woman over 40.disappointment and opposition 1.. love King..good marriage or alliance 2. fair-haired young man .The matter was completed last season.......a dark-haired man. Suits: Wands. good luck or gift 9. King of Diamonds Queen of Diamonds King of Hearts Queen of Hearts King of Spades Queen of Spades King of Clubs Queen of Clubs 3.. though a danger of romantic interference 6... Scope of the idea/project may be expanded..Issue changes & grows. Threes .g.opposition..Week at the beginning of the season. Spring Cups.a new romance 8.. helpful... 2.If it stagnates.. . Winter Personal interpretations of this relationship may vary individually Ranks: Aces . ...Harmony.. 5.... Sixes . it will not continue Sevens ... danger or recklessness 7...Foundation has begun.......business success 5. open Queen. 6.......bad changes or alliance 3...Variety added. Fall Pentacles... Queens .. People & ideas may be put to the test.. Twos ... dark-haired woman over 40.. string-minded. Fours . particularly in business an inheritance....Ace of Wands would be the first week of the Spring Equinox Stages Method: Aces . dark-haired young man. Roots are put down in order to build. fair-haired young woman ... Kings . 8. attractive Jack. Summer Swords. May be a 1st meeting point...The first challenge or glitch in the situation..5) Timing Information (Morison) Some readers associate certain cards with specific time events..The beginning of a situation........money from an unexpected source. Fives .Direction the matter will take......

and how they interact with each other to gain information that may have been apparent only thru intuition.Moving forward. a reversed card does not necessary mean bad news. their strength and weaknesses.6) Astrological House Numbering (Blackburn) A few layouts contain an unusual ordering for the twelve astrological houses. but also include minor deletions for spatial purposes.Completion of the cycle. * Cards should never be read singly.DJ ] This essay is an attempt to describe a method of analysing a Tarot reading using the Four Elements as a basis. Tens . Pages . the only information I have of why such an ordering has been chosen was provided by Mr. I decided to research the hows and whys of this. but do not have much weight. * The cards interact with the positions in spreads. How many people's lives are that black and white? Remember. Preferably. then simple assigning the figure around the circle. . fixed and mutable together. * Reversed cards are included. Blackburn as follows: I choose the ordering based on a conseptualization of geomantic figure placement I found in Agrippa's "Three Books of Occolt Philosophy.Signify risks and messages.7 is a near verbatim copy of a lesson which Mr. So far. might be easier and just as effective. (then staring over with the second card in the circle) thus filling cardinal.7) The Four Elements and the Tarot (Nickells) [ Editors note: All of section 3. Nickells posted to alt. * Elemental rules are simple and logical * Works for all standard 78 decks * No need to modify one's personal interpretation of individual cards.tarot and was also kind enough to e-mail to me. * The cards are essentially neutral. 3. Knights . I don't know how others would do it. These are the Main Points: * There are no 'good or bad' cards. Using sequential spreads rather than positional spreads (the Celtic Cross is a . or issue. to determine quickly and simply the most important cards. 3. After a few rocky starts. * The basis of interaction is the Four Elements. this means that at least 3 cards should be read at a time. starting at the top. project. and vice versa. The issue is nearly completed. though I have been suggested that just be going around the circle.Indicate movement and direction." I modified it by placing the cards in this order.Nines . I found that the querents confirmed these contradictory feelings. It is essencially a matter of crossing bottom->top then right->left. rather then the (traditional) reverse. and eventually I came up with the ideas presented below. Tarot Readers may well have experienced the phenomenon of getting 'bad' vibes from apparently 'good' cards. Changes made were mostly grammatical.

3. These elements interact with each other using rigid rules: Fire and Water are enemies. This stage is essentially how most people would read the cards. and interpret them. but persevere. Next. with the ones either side as 'Modifiers'. but it is hard to quantify exactly. Water and Earth are passive. All other combinations are friendly. It is usually easier to avoid Court cards to begin with. Interpretation then becomes a fairly mechanical exercise: * Which card is strongest? * Which weakest? * Is the strong card active or passive? . Then reverse one of the cards. therefore weaken each other. and eventually almost sub-conscious. Air or Earth. Fire and Air are active. so that the rules become second nature. The rulership of the Major cards is determined by astrological rules (See Jess Karlin's 'Elemental Dignities' for more details). and reinterpret.7. There are far more combinations of reversal than transpositions. Consider the Central card to be the Principal. transpose the cards as shown above. M 1 P 2 M 3 These cards can be transposed two more times by moving the Left Modifier to the right hand side: M 2 3 P 3 1 M 1 2 As a general rule: Minor cards are within the control of the Querent Major cards are out of the querent's control Court cards personify an action or actually represent a person. remember that all of the Tarot cards can be categorised as either Fire. gradually building up in sophistication as our understanding grows. Air and Earth are enemies. therefore weaken each other. Practice is vital. therefore strengthen each other. Repeat the process. The basis of what follows is to simply read and interpret Three Cards at a time. and see if you feel different about them.7. 3. Hopefully you should experience slightly different feelings each time. Most people's experiences are that there is some difference with each transposition.2) Stage Two: Elemental Rules If you want to be more adventurous. Water.positional spread) gives one the opportunity to be more sophisticated in the use of reversed cards. Deal out any 3 cards right way up.1) Stage One: Traditional Method We will start with a traditional reading of three cards.

the Modifiers are friendly to each other. while the modifiers are active. There is another advantage in that one's own interpretation of each card does not have to change. but do experiment. and can rise over any problems caused by the modifiers. so careful thought is necessary . Interpretation of the Court Cards also becomes much easier.) SUMMARY So far. It is friendly with Fire and Water. as all one has to do is see what the two modifiers are hinting at. Fire and Air are friendly. Anyone using a standard Tarot deck of 78 cards should be able to follow this system. The Principal is likely to be pulled in different directions.* Is it Major/Minor/Court? * Dignity? Once you have done this. the above has been an exercise rather than an actual spread. so is strengthened. using the rules delineated above. therefore likely to happen. but not without some emotional turmoil. As an example. while Air strengthens. EXERCISE 1 ========== Now we will interpret the 3 Card Spread purely on elemental principles. 1 F 2 A 3 W Card 2 is the Principal. It may help to make up some Flash Cards with only the elemental symbols on them if you wish to practise yourself. I have avoided mention of any individual card or meaning deliberately. and so it would define the action necessary to achieve it. Note that 1 and 3 are enemies. however idiosyncratic they may be. As Fire is active. it could be when the querent needs to achieve something at almost any cost. so 2 and 3 neutralise themselves. Obviously morals may not have much to do with this. actually apply and combine the meanings of each card with appropriate weighting. so that the Principal card is even stronger. (Earth has been omitted only for reasons of space. However. 1 A 2 F 3 W Fire is friendly with Air. 1 A 2 W 3 F The Principal is passive. the event is likely to happen. The conclusion is that we have an unsatisfactory situation that is unlikely to change quickly. and Air supports. If anyone would like to use this spread. It is active. I suggest you follow the order given here. Fire is inimical to the Principal and weakens it. but weakened by Water.

The emotional content is all but eliminated. passive Earth. with little compassion. 1 F 2 A 3 W . is very weak. however Water is passive. but we have more detail.7. we see immediately that the original interpretation will stand. then Water. There is no financial incentive. as there is no balancing. feelings. or a woman who is able to put her ideas into practice. we will follow the First Example in Exercise 1. Following our theme of the four elements we will put the Triplets in an elemental position.3) Stage Three: Positions This brings us to the problems associated with this 3 card spread: although an action is defined. who is part and parcel of the environment. 'Work' etc. interpreting it beginning with the Fire position. As an example. rather than naming them as 'Love'. but she may lack confidence in her abilities. nothing to ground the situation. Air is friendly to both cards and the Water Position. We then use the same rules to reinterpret the cards. One could interpret this as an effeminate or ineffectual man. and as we are trying to interpret Tarot in terms of the Querent. there is no context. after all. we have a completely different situation. The Querent is dreaming about a situation: it may never happen. we have to do something about it. possibly brutally. 1 F 2 A 3 W Using the same order of cards as for the Fire position. it appears to be happening in a vacuum. Sudden actions. WATER POSITION: Water indicates emotions. depending of course on what the actual cards are. 3. a situation that does not last. an enemy of Water. and is passive. Modifier 1. Modifier 3 is now the strongest card. 1 F 2 A 3 W With these 3 cards in the Fire position. no background. AIR POSITION: Air is traditionally an indication of trouble and problems. 3 is now very weak. Logically we have to place the 3 cards in an environment. The cards are not interacting with the environment. Air and finally Earth: FIRE POSITION: Fire deals with actions. 'Past'.before acting. The Querent will definitely act on his/her idea. The lack of Earth indicates little practicality.

but rather. security and work. SUMMARY Hopefully. so good. any omitted elements can give clues to the Reader as to what is missing. The problem comes from the Modifiers being enemies to each other. Graham Nickells =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 4) Rituals of Meditation This section contains Tarot layouts which are not expressly intended for divinatory purposes. and you may be surprised with the results. Fire and Water are friends of Earth. I have been able to show a simple method that can be applied to many situations. The Querent is within a maelstrom of conflicting actions and emotions. so to speak. Office politics is rampant. We may have a situation where the Querent is trying to rise above conflicting emotional experiences that is paralyzing him/her. The amount of information that can be gleaned just using elemental principles can be quite remarkable. Approach with an open mind. weakening themselves. Also. they are not in a position to aid Air. very strong. and can be a good indicator of how the Reader can advise the Querent based on _what is missing_ rather than what is there in order to create some balance. Air. I have deliberately kept the above simple to give you the idea. So far. This may also indicate a situation where someone is not being as practical about their career or work choice. The Principal. and the Modifiers are both friendly to Air. it may not have a good prognosis. An ideal situation would be where all four elements are present. even though it does not appear in the cards. actions involving the missing elements may be used to create balance. There may be a total lack of forethought in any action. EARTH POSITION Earth is practical. are intended for . hoping it will go away. dealing with money. avoiding the conflict around. possibly at work. You do not have to build things up in the order I suggest.The Principal card is in its own place. This is a good example of how even when an element is in its own position. Of course s/he may just be intellectualising about the situation. is very. or at least. very weak. 1 F 2 A 3 W At last we have the opportunity to see what Earth can do. in the enemy camp. Actions may be motivated by power and greed. The above is a good example of the influence a missing element may have in a situation. The Modifiers support the environment. rather than the Principal.

looking for aspects of that cards meaning in the events that occur to them.e. three. Alternatively. and finally Pentacles.tarot FAQ: One simple technique [for tarot meditations] is to select a card and use it as a miniature mandala.1) Mandalas (Danburg-Wyld) >From the alt. placing the Fool before the magician) or in any position before the 6th Trump. then the two. etc.2) Contemplation Ritual (Kraig) Another simple one-card meditation works as follows: 1) Remove the 22 Major Arcana cards. The following timetable would be used if placing the Fool anywhere _after_ the Lovers on a non-leap year. Many of them require some sort of knowledge of the magickal arts and I would definitely recommend that. Trump 1: Dec 31 . The next day would stars with the first card of Trumps and proceed numerically. Finally. Llewellyn's Magickal Almanac notes an old Romany tradition of starting the New Year with The Lovers and proceeding numerically.1) Daily Focus Point (Buckland) With respect to a daily 'focus point'. then Cups.. If you choose to order your trump numerically (i. up through King. After finishing the Major Arcana. Feel free to adjust this schedule to suit your personal ordering schema. unless you are already proficient with such practices. 4. you discuss these techniques with your teacher or path-shower before using them. the next day would start with the Ace of Swords. Repeat with the Wands.1.personal introspection and meditation. DISCLAIMER: Be forewarned that I make no claims as to the usefulness or safety of these layouts. I have seen people use different orderings for Trump ranking. 4. Jan 1 . Some people pick a card in the morning and use it as a 'focus point' for the day . 4.Eight of Cups If the year is a leap year. The Ace of Pentacles will start of February 29th instead of March 1st.1. It should be noted that there are a few differing opinions as to where the Fool (or trump 0) should be placed when ordering the Arcana. .The Lovers (Trump 6) 01/18 02/01 02/15 03/01 03/15 04/06 04/19 05/04 05/18 06/01 06/23 07/07 07/21 08/04 08/18 09/09 09/23 10/07 10/21 11/04 11/18 12/10 12/24 Ace of Swords: Ace of Wands: Ace of Cups: Ace of Pentacles: Magician. then you must subtract a day from each date starting with the Ace of Swords on 01/18. put out an array of cards and do the same. Subtract one day from each date thereafter and Dec 31 will end with the Nine of Cups.

3) Allow the image to grow so that the frame of the Trump becomes a doorway. 3) Place your right index finger above the crown of your head." Visualize a Bright light centered at the crown of your head. "MALKUTH" (Mahl-kooth) which means "The Kingdom.1. draw the hand down to the level of the groin and point toward the floor. Shuffle the deck as you feel necessary.3) Opening the Door (Ozaniec) Naomi Ozaniec's book contains a number of exercises which allow to gain more insight into each of the Trump cards. Place the four trump cards upon the altar as indicated in the diagram. 2) Take a Ritual Bath. 6) Do not attempt to encounter more than one image during a single session. 14." After touching your chest.2) Qabalistic Cross of the Tarot Ritual (4) (Buckland) Layout: 02 | 08 14 | 21 | Trumps 2. but very few them would actually qualify as meditations or rituals. one of one to 1) Select the Trump you wish to work with. Touch your forehead and intone the word. 4) Step into the image. This is done mainly to help you focus and such rituals are standard in any book on Golden Dawn magick. 4) Record the card name and number in a diary. 2) Enter a meditative state. 4) Bring your finger down to the middle of your chest and vibrate the name. sensations. Also record any feelings. What can you learn from this Tarot Trump? When the meditation is finished. From a consecrated pack of Tarot card containing the traditional Qabalistic symbolism. while explaining how use tarot cards as doorways. and 21 are laid upright while Trump 8 is laid on its side (see diagram on right). or ideas you received while focusing the card. Imagine a shaft of white light extending from the top of your hand down to your feet and ankles. step back through the image. "ATAH" (ah-tah). Here is of the few exceptions described. 4. Deepen your meditative state. reduce it to a proper size and return all images to a passive state. remove the following: THE HIGH PRIESTESS. 3) Select any one card and look at the picture on it for a length of time. THE UNIVERSE. 5) Record your experience straightaway. . Visualize the Tarot Trump clearly in your mind. TEMPERANCE. When finished contemplating the image. take a few breaths to remain focused and relaxed. Ritual: 1) Prepare the temple. STRENGTH. Have the relevant Trump in front of you. Bring your hand down as if drawing the Divine Light into your body.2) Perform a relaxation ritual. verbatim. This means "I Am. 4.

The shaft of light turns brilliant blue from your heat down to your groin area. and repeat the names from ATAH through VE-GEDULAH. the blue sigil of Jupiter. Vibrate the name of the Hebrew letter "GIMEL" (Gee-mahl). the Sephirah of Mercy.picture of Mars. The High Priestess controls the flow of Divine Power from its eternal Source in Kether to the rest of the temple (you -.] 11) At your left shoulder. imagine a brilliant spiral shape contained within the point of light at KETHER." See a brilliant white shaft of light perpendicular to the first one which connects both shoulders. Intone "LE-OLAHM.Concentrate for a minute on the white pillar of light stretching from Kether to Malkuth. the manifested kingdom. Then bring the clasped hands close to your body and position them straight up. but add the following visualizations: 8) At the crown of your head. [ed . Ah-men). 6) Bring your index finger directly across your body to the left shoulder. With your index finger tough the four points on your body a second time. Intellect and .as a reflection of the Tree of life). However the image of the Cross of Light must remain firmly fixed in your mind. and she connects that which is above to that which is below. [ed picture of an 'X' circumscribed in a circle. This suggests CHESED. Contemplate her image for a few moments.picture of Jupiter.] 10) At your right shoulder. She controls and regulates all life. 13) Intone the name of the Hebrew letter "SAMEKH" (Sahm-ehk). "VE-GEDULAH" (V'-geh-doo-lah)." See another point of white light beginning at your shoulder. "VE-GEBURAH" (V'-geh-boo-rah) which means "And the Power. This symbol alludes to GEBURAH. just in front of your heart." Visualize a complete cross of light formed within yourself. This is the symbol of the First Whirlings. 5) Touch your right shoulder and intone the name. Looks like the number 2 with a line going through and perpendicular to the line at the bottom of the 2. "And the Glory. See the first shaft of it from Kether begin to change to the color blue. which means. Concentrate your thoughts on the image of THE HIGH PRIESTESS from the second Key of the Tarot. AMEN" (lay-oh-lahm. Once you have established the Qabalistic Cross you may initiate the Cross of the Tarot. Unto the Ages. [ed . see the red symbol of Mars flaming within the white shaft of Light.] 9) At the bottom of the first shaft of light. visualize the symbol of the cross within a circle. Sun and Moon. See this sigil at your feet in black. This represents MALKUTH. which consecrates the temple of the body through the power of the Divine Names. angelic form of TEMPERANCE blends the opposing elements of Fire and Water. which means "Forever. Visualize the figure of TEMPERANCE from the 14th Key of the Tarot. The feminine. [ed . The blue light descends from your head to the area of your heart and stops there. 7) Put both hands out in front of you and clasp them together as if praying. Vibrate the name.] 12) Now return to the complete image of the Cross within your body.there is a small picture of a spiral making nearly two full rotations. picture within the point of light. more commonly known as the symbol for male. or a circle with an arrow pointing to the NW. the Sphere of Severity. Through her you experience all spiritual events.

Thus ends the ritual. Take time to mediate upon this image. Here are the King. and Princess respectively. Imagine the female figure from THE UNIVERSE. You stand back. Imagine the woman from STRENGTH. Queen. clearing the way for real spiritual growth to take place.Function of Intuition Pentacles .10 are arranged in a circle. You move forward further into the hall. the eighth Key of the Tarot. the 21st Key of the Tarot. She is the womb of Heaven. Queen. Feel the sense of inner strength given off by this image. Visualize the complete Cross for the final time in glowing white light. An unseen voice rings out. starting at Geburah. At the far end seated on a long low dais you see four crowned figures. Meditate upon this image for a short period of time. 16) Repeat once more the words "LE-OLAHM.3) Suit and Function Meditation (14) (Ozaniec) Layout: 10 01 09 02 08 K Q N P 03 07 04 06 05 Cards 1 . each cards top pointing outward from the circle. Knight. The shaft of light leading from your groin to your feet turns indigo or violet-blue in color. A fanfare rings out. She holds the fierce and mighty lion under perfect control through the power of her Will. A deep note rings out. and Page of the suit. 15) Vibrate the name of the Hebrew letter "TETH" (Tayth). AMEN" while making the appropriate gestures. You wait. She is the completion of the Grand Design in the Mind of the Eternal. the Prince and the Princess.Function of Feeling Wands . 'Let the . Envision the second shaft of white light which connects the two shoulders begin to turn bright yellow. The strength generated from passion and intellect working together under will is tremendous. Queen.Function of Sensation Choose a function which you personally want to develop and deal the fourteen cards of that suit as shown above and enter a meditative state Ritual: (verbatim) Find yourself standing in an antechamber within a castle. You enter and find that you stand in a Great Hall. Beside the doorway you see a bell. She harmonizes these contradictory elements of your personality into a mixture of perfect balance. the Planets and the Elements. Price. giving birth to the signs of the Zodiac.Emotion. She has tamed the raw. 4. fiery energy of the beast and transformed it by discipline. Deal: Each of the four minor suits is ascribed with a function: Swords . Force and Form. The form of the Dancing Goddess gives final form to the Manifest Universe. Ahead of you a pair of great double doors are closed. 14) Vibrate the name of the Hebrew letter "TAU" (Taw). The doors swing open slowly. In the center are the King. You move forward and ring the bell. Note that Ozaniec calls them the King. 'Welcome to the Elemental Court'.Function of Thinking Cups .

'What must I do to express the function of .. Face the King and pose the question. spend a few moments in the quiet meditation before moving on to the next phase.' Now from behind the dais a character dressed plainly comes to meet you.?' Each question presents an opportunity for personal realization. Close the meditation. 'What must I do to awaken the function of .. In this way each character appears before you. bearing the appropriate Tarot card. Cannon's e-mail. The impetus is transformed from the private interior experience into daily life and ordinary interaction. Meditate on all that has transpired. The characters appear from the direction that you have prepared in your spread.?' Face the Prince and pose the question. Become aware of the repercussions and effects of your work. 'What must I do to develop the function of ... approach the dais where the Elemental Court sit.. The process becomes selfperpetuating. Initiation is a cycle. These results may in turn become the subject for further reflection. The four elemental initiations could be spread through the space of a year.. Do not hurry such work. When the bearer of the tenth card has returned. The work does not finish when the meditation closes.Cards 10 and 21 should cross 11 20 each other on the XXX 12 19 13 18 14 17 15 16 Deal: Deal the 22 Major Arcana cards into the positions shown Ritual: This is lifted directly from Mr. recording the perceived results in your diary. Keep the orientations consistent [when dealing] and you should find . Write your experiences up straightaway.4) Figure of Eight (22) (Cannon) Layout: 04 05 03 06 02 07 01 08 00 09 XXX .?' Face the Queen and pose the question. [paragraph deleted] Each of the Tarot suits may be used in the same way. The character returns. Offer thanks for what has taken place. The character carries the Ace of the elemental suit and shows it to you. You meditate on it. A new figure appears bearing the Two of the suit. 'What must I do to sustain the function of .Elemental Powers step forward. When you are ready.?' Face the Princess and pose the question. It is important to allow all effects to be integrated into life. 4... We may safely explore and enrich these basic functions within ourselves.

. Alternatively. Now. huh? Meditation is a high-falootin' glorification of what I do which is better described as "make a cup of tea and ponder a bit" but you should see the whole story of the trumps click into place before you. lifted from Andrew's e-mail] Again. 7 cards per side. the square and triangle can be considered as "philosophical machines" and it can all get a bit serious. is the worldly or "materialistic" phase of the Fool's progress and similarly the second loop the "spiritual" phase. pretty obviously. because he is constrained within the two-dimensional world of the cards he inhabits and one of the domains is always obscured from him by the other. . Significant. if you're into that kind of thing. Light candles. you should be able to ponder the relationships between the opposite pairs of cards in the two loops. He can't experience both.Judgement) are all facing inwards. Outside this. if that's what you like. 4. worldly domain of the minors. I hope I've got these opposites correct from memory. If there was ever a more graphic illustration of the continuity of existence I'd like to see it. with the Fool in the middle. The Devil(15). lay out the minor cards in a square. Clearly to experience both aspects of existence the somehow rise along a dimension or degree of freedom those in which he normally operates. or the Chariot (7) vs. four sides each of 14 cards. Death (13).g the Pope (5) vs. whichever you prefer. The first loop. etc. Fool must supplemental to he must some kind of This is a heavy-duty meditation. directly Ponder the fact that the Fool can "see" either the secular. I haven't got a pack in front of me right now to test the layout! The above technique is from Alfred Douglas' book.5) Square-Triangle Layout (78) (Cannon) Layout: +------+ | /\ | | / \ | |======| +------+ Deal: Set out the 21 numbered trumps in an equilateral triangle. ponder this. You can also put the square inside the triangle.that the first loop of 10 cards (Fool-Hermit) are all facing outwards from the loop. displace himself from the center of his universe by leap. or the spiritual progression domain of the majors. the second 10 cards (Strength . e. Ritual: [or more appropriately. yet by an Escheresque twist of orientation. Then you can go on to look at opposites. if you have laid out your cards carefully and evenly.

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free food.4) Who am I and how this list got started I am David Clark Jones. America Online.unt. comments. It is very difficult for me to do multiple e-mails on my system and it requires over an hour for me upload the REF for email (my server does not have an option to attach files). please feel free to contact me at djones@ponder. Prodigy. my snail address is listed below. Updating this document to those servers is dependent upon their clients. Denton.csci. through this document. there may be additional mailing charges for persons living outside the 48 states. since the new REF is always sent to the above web sites on odd months. Personally. or any other publicly accessible location 2) Receive updated versions of this FAQ as they are made and 3) Have your site included in this document. I am also a beginning student of the Tarot. book offers. or you would just like to drop me a line. It has come to my attention that several people not on the internet have been receiving copies of this document through friends. FTP site.) Many moons ago. 5. TX 76201 5. if their submission is used. I have met several people who have studied tarot for 10. Mailed copies of the FAQ will cost $5/ea. In regard to this new policy. If you would like to 1) Include this document in your WWW page. please feel free to contact me with any corrections.edu. the ONLY people who will receive new copies on a regular basis via e-mail are the web site maintainers and people who made new contributions to that version of the REF. submissions. You may still send requests to have the REF e-mailed. I do not have access to any of these services. They too call themselves beginners. Jones 1805 Sena Denton. but they will only be honored for one mailing. I will be having a discussion with the people who run these sites and the problem will be rectified in future versions. and The Microsoft Network. (I find it interesting that I say 'beginning' student. free of charge. David C. and. a recent graduate in the field of mathematics from the University of Northern Texas. I have received a few notes from people stating that some of the web sites are not posting the new FAQ's.3) Administrativia A mailing list for new versions will not be maintained for the time being. Also. etc. 15. People who mail contributions to the FAQ will receive two updates. and 20+ years. thanks. If you are one such person (or perhaps not) and would like to receive updated copies via regular mail. I have been studying for almost one year now. ($6 if you want binding) to cover the cost of copying and mailing. keeping a mailing list is redundant. at the same address. flames. a friend of mine gave me a standard Rider-Waite deck as an Easter present and I immediately .to an appropriate area at the following online services: Compuserve. Also. Until this situation changes.

Not to sound egotistical. I will never see them.. It is my intention. With 50+ layouts and a plethera of other tarot . I have been a student of the tarot for one year since last April and would like to deeply thank all those who contributed. Druid Animal deck. Somebody sent me a comment one day that this document is a real 'tour de force'. which wasn't easy or even possible in some cases. If your not sure. I didn't really mind since I wanted to have this list on file for personal use in the future. I found a book at my local library called _How to Read Tarot Cards_ containing twelve different layouts.6. and allow you to choose which method will serve you best.unt.. although I do practice a little divination with the deck.tarot or alt. As such. however. I have since begun studying the more spiritual aspects of the tarot.1) If you are new to tarot. Some decks. I have included layouts which came from the Thoth deck. it can't hurt. especially since some things I disagree with may work for others. so I decided to make it a FAQ. which was originally the main source of information for this document. Its been a wonderful year of learning and I am only sorry I did not make the time to learn more.magick. and the Witch's Tarot since their divinatory interpretations are not restricted specifically to those decks. I would like to keep this document directed solely towards layouts that can be used for a general deck. Finally. Please send all comments/suggestion/etc. I figured if I was going to spend all this time typing all this information up and give it away for free that I might as well keep the list running and I always wanted to have the prestige of saying I was a FAQ maintainer (even if I am the only person impressed by that). so please send in anything that you believe might be useful to others. When a peer on the net and I became involved in a discussion about layouts for a program he was writing. As part of my studies. I hope the rest of you all enjoy the FAQ and Blessd Be to all of you.tyagi. please do not post follow-up articles to me in that newsgroup. some of the things that I have learned and come to believe about tarot cards go directly against some of the things presented in this document.6) How to Use this Document. if you see this document in alt. On a similar note. If you see this document there. When I was done. I will attempt to include any informational comments that I receive from anybody as long as it doesn't seem redundant. 5. As such. to relate information and not to pass judgement.edu 5. I have tried to re-write all of these layouts to be as flexible as possible. often will have their own layouts. 5. please bear in mind that I don't have access to these newsgroup.5) Really Useless Information The very first thing that I learned about reading tarot cards after talking to another reader about the subject is that no two people really do it in quite the same way. I told him that I would type this list up and post it. However.csci. like a healers deck. just send it to me anyway. to djones@ponder.. but this comment may be an understatement.connected with it. Also. but such a layout would probably not have any significance when used with a general deck.

If you ever get _really_ serious about tarot divination. These are easy to find because they have an L next to them in the table of contents. Progressing through document in this manner will ease you into the big league layouts which normally take a good couple of hours to do. this document contains over 55 pages of text which would have been enough to confuse me when I was just starting. Second. when I use this document during a reading. How the cards interract with each is often as important as the cards themselves. This should give you the basics of how to read layouts.2 and then start with the line reading (section 1. can aid the decision process..7.4 will help you understand how each layout . find a layout which contains several lines. Reading over section 5. 'How much time and energy do I feel like putting into this reading?' In general. you will learn to hate the Celtic Cross. It is the simplest layout in this cataloge and thus makes a good place to start. Even if you never use it again. After this. In general. Always try to tie all the cards in together as you are reading them.6. For example. These will be as easy to do as the line reading. This is layout which EVERYONE has used at least once in thier life. Thus. just go through the layouts in the way they are listed. Third. it will be useful. So listed below is just my brief opinion on how you should go about reading this thing. but for now.2) If you are new to this document. it will at least give you some type of reference point about which you can interact with other people about tarot layouts. arranging the layouts in order of the amount of cards required is the most time efficient when I am trying to choose one to use. Finally. each layout is given a complexity rating which. a layout with Astrological influences is tagged with the letter 'A'. the more cards that are used. Help for learning how to relate cards together can be found in section 3. Also. the more complex the layout. This section will just briefly explain how things are structured and why they are done that way. In order to make more subjects.related information. do the Celtic Cross. Originally. but should give you better practice relating cards together. and avoid overlap.. the first thing I ask myself is. First.. better subjects. Personally. 5. since it is probably the layout which your book will teach you. all the layouts are in one section and then flagged. the more of both is required of the reader. This way. read section 5. the more cards a layout has. but not very good ones. layouts that could belong to more than one subject simply get more than one flag and avoids me having to decide which group it should go it.3). which is by the number of cards they use.6. layouts were organized into 'subjects'.6. along with the grouping flags. it can help you learn how to relate this document to correspond with whatever book you are learning out of. Each flag represents a subject that a layout could belong to.

6. 3 is the secondary. 6 is the primary version number. Each supplement that is released will contain a header explaining which two versions that supplement will be bridging. flags) (references) Each spread will start with the title. this indicates the number of cards traditionally used in this reading. such as a grammar correction.5 contains an in depth description of the complexity rating and grouping flags. This is a breif explination of how further version numbers of the REF will be created. The supplement will contain ONLY the new information that the previous version doesn't have. Next. instead of increasing to ten. it will revert to zero and the primary number will increase by one (case B above). occur. C0.is listed in the REF. EACH VERSION WILL BE ALWAYS POSTED IN FULL. is added to the REF. and a third (or tertiary) number. If these changes warrant enough significance. and it saves humanity from having to kill more trees. all new versions of the REF will be issued in two formats: The regular format (like this document) and the supplement. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE SUPPLEMENTS.0.3. 5. It saves you time. they will be noted in the next supplement that is issued. Secondly. In the event that the secondary number is a nine. These flags can be used to quickly gain information about the subject matter or nature of the . etc. Tertiary numbers will only increase if minor changes occur in the FAQ. The tertiary version number will always be a zero if either the primary or secondary version number should change. For example. Reversion to zero will also occur if the primary version is increased becasue of a structural change (case A above). in version 6. is the letter 'C' which is also followed by a number. Section 5. Each verstion will have a primary. such as a layout. The secondary version number will increase by one if a supplement is issued. instead of having to re-print everything when new versions are released.. this indicates the complexity rating of the layout. name correction. Some layouts may also have one or more letters (called flags) afterward. spell check. This will occur whenever new information.6. is a set of paranthesis which contain some useful information. First is a '#' sign and then a number.4) Paradigm Spread (#0. and 1 is the tertiary. The idea behind the supplement is that if you print this document out. but may help you paste together supplements in the future. 5. You need not understand it.1.6. a secondary version number. one merely has to print out the supplement and add it to the back of the old printout. The primary version number will increase by one only under the following circumstances: A) A major structural change occurs in the layout of the REF or B) the secondary version number exceeds nine.3) Supplements and version numbers Starting with version 4.

These layouts have been influenced by astrological symbolism. you may also find names in parenthesis to indicate the reference(s) used for that section. Athough additional study of the corresponding subject may not be necessary. Y . Reading: This explains what each card in the layout represents. These layouts were designed specifically to answer yes or no questions. If room permits.Astrological Spreads. L . except that the Querent card (also known as the Significant and other similar names) may be shown by the letter Q. cards that are associated with one another will be connected with lines. sometimes readers will intentionally alter the order of the deal if they have a premonition to do so. Layout: This section will show in text graphics. Deal: This is the order in which the cards are traditionally dealt for this layout. Essentially.5) Maps and Legends Flags: A . X . Also. a subject not typically related to the tarot. Throughout a spread. In a few of these layouts the card ordering does not appear to make any sense. so if something seems to work better for you I see no reason why you shouldn't do it. Comments: Miscellaneous information about this layout that doesn't fit in any of the above categories. These layouts were designed to answer a specific question or type of question. I would like to emphasize the word traditional. S . These layouts consist entirely of nonintersecting lines. An abreviated version is included in the table of contents for quick reference. These layouts are based on another subject related to the magickal arts. The detailed legend for these flags is listed in section 5.Cross Subjects. the Chakra Spread is based on the seven shakras of the body. how this particular layout looks.6. These tend to be easier to read than most other layouts and are flagged merely for their simplicity. Single digit numbers may have a zero placed in front of them for formatting purposes.4.Specific Question Spreads.6. They are not reccomended for general readings and should only be used when appropriate to the querents inquiry. 5. For example.Line Spreads. Cards in the layout themselves will be represented by numbers. .Yes/No Spreads. it is reccomended.layout without having to read the whole layout. they qualify as Cross Subjects (see X below) but are large enough in number to merit their own flag. Variations: This will list any variations in the readings that this particular spread may have. and perhaps describe.

(101662.time . Complexity is based on how many lines are in the layouts. Catherine. 20 cards. The reader need not stick to this time limit. Again. St. admittedly. (josec@bipv02. listed as Clan of the Four Winds) Blackburn. 1/24/1996.com) (Jared provided me with some information on geomancy which related to a couple of layouts in previous versions of the REF. Raymond (editor). (Carl.) Buckland. 35 cards. 1991.com) (Sysop of Astro Net-1 BBS.) Cabezas. C9 . . e-mail 9/19/95. Lines or groups are holistically defined and can change depending upon the reading. it is merely the time suggested by the designer of the layout and given to the reader as a courtesy. 1995.2527@Compuserve. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 6) References and Thanks Aldridge. private E-mail. Complexity: This rating system is designed mainly to give the user a general idea complex a layout is.es) Cannon. August 29. under 10 cards. Jose C. C7 . Jared.'Complete Integration' .ehu. 50 cards.bi. _Llewellyn's 1992 Magickal Almanac_. the number of cards.divination. Ratings range from one to nine. Each odd numbered rating has a description of a typical layout of such complexity and even numbered ratings are reserved for layouts that fall between.cards in different and possibly nonintersecting lines share a relationship. e-mail 5/28/96.tarot. (blackjar@planetc. alt. Blackburn.Two lines intersecting. these ratings are purely subjective and the list below was used only as a guide. Paul. The system used is.Baewer@Mixcom. 7 lines. newsgroup posting to alt. Soto. private E-mail. and you can of course change this ratings in your copy if you choose to do so. C5 . Andrew. 414-481-9976) Biggs.'Shared Knowledge' .com) Baewer. Llewellyn Publications. 5 lines.magick.Multiple intersecting lines. and alt. C1 . 5/27/96. Minnesota.all cards are related to one another. over 50 cards. (c4winds@teleport.com. e-mail 5/14/96.Some layouts are designed with a specific time period in mind. and how strongly cards relate to one another. (A loan from Monica Withee.Simple Line Spread. David. Jared. Carl. C3 . purely subjective on my part but it should hopefully give you a feel for how much effort is required of the reader. how the lines relate to one another.

org..) Danburg-Wyld. (ISBN 0-14-019239-5) Efran. _Tarot Classic_.uiuc. Daniel S. New York. Ltd. Jackson. 1. New York.(a. _The Mystical Tarot_. Penguin Books. Arkana.bartol.net) (maintains web site containing this document) Guiley.edu) (Forwarded to me by Cranmer) Doane. Steve was kind enough to send me his personal collection of layouts that he has collected off the net for a few years. Davis-Howe. 1993.uk) (Andrew was kind enough to mail me two layouts that he had taken off of alt. (formerly at d30t+@andrew. Fred.cmu. 2/16/1992.cc.) Carr-Gomm.FAQ (v. Janis was kind enough to return my e-mail to her and lend a bit more information to me.) Cranmer. 1991. 1991.edu) (Forwarded to me by Cranmer) Gettings.0. Simon & Schuster Inc.net) (maintains web site containing this document) Kaplan. _How to Read Tarot Cards_.infi. Sarena. Monica Withee.udel. Tarot.) Douglas.com) (Originally forwarded to me by Cranmer.. I owe a good portion of this FAQ to him. Doris Chase and King Keyes. (danburg@ccwf. (jacksn@norfolk. New Chancellor Press . Janis Maria C. Stuart.cso. Alfred. but it does contain twelve different layouts. (cranmer@brivs2. 2/18/1992. loaned to me by a friend.edu) (After posting Version 1. (ISBN 1-85152-251-4) Graham. _Tarot. (sarena@talisman. The_.. (cortese@netcom. Steve.tarot. 9/2/1993. Harper & Row Publishers.. newsgroup posting.How to Read the Future_. Mark. (This books comes with the Druid Animal tarot deck. _The Druid Animal Oracle_. e-mail 06/07/1995.1).. New York.utexas. newsgroup posting. IMHO. She is also the woman who very courteously offered to lend me part of her web page as home for this document.cannon@bbcnc. Bran A. 1971. Philip and Stehpanie. newsgroup posting. _Tarot . York. 1994. Proper cite forthcoming. Michele.) Cortese. (Not a very good book. Although he is not credited anywhere above. Rosemary Ellen.K.edu) 10/22/1993. U. (formerly at ba@mrcnext. C. Somewhat strict about how things should be done and interpreted.

compulink. _Sacred Marriage.._ Llewellyn Publications.msu.King. Paul. D. Minnesota.co. Tammie. Graham.za) 10/2/1995. Dorset. Initiation Into the Key Elements of the Tarot_. The_ Honoring the God and Goddess Within Each Other. this is a GREAT book to get. e-mail.CS. newsgroup posting.EDU) (Forwarded to me by Cranmer) Morison. Major thanks to you Helen. Llewellyn Publications. T. 4/03/96 (CrystalSage@aol. . Naomi. Withee) Smith. Proper cite forthcoming.uk) Ottinger. St. 1994. Paul.co. including some stuff I had been specifically looking for.com) (Helen sent me an e-mail which I just sort of glanced at and blindly threw in with my to-be-sorted stuff.neta.didata. 1994. _The Tarot Workbook_. Kenneth. (last known at gmorison@ix. Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.JMU. Shaftesbury. e-mail. (tsmith@ddjhb.edu) (maintains web site containing this document) Reed. (gnickells@cix. St.com) (web site maintainer) Ozaniec. 1984 (A fair mixing divination and Qabalistic symbolism. but other than astrology it contains EVERYTHING you could possibly need to know about interpreting the tarot. Alison. (formerly at plord@HUB. 1994. (Another loan from Ms. New York. Ellen Cannon. _Modern Magick Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts_. (kottinge@trojan. private E-mail sent by her son. 1/5/96. New York. (Another loan from Ms.netcom. If your serious about learning tarot outside the realms of divination. Paul.) Philpott. Tira.) Peach. Withee) Lord.) Nickells. 2/18/1992. _The Element Tarot Handbook. there was a plethora of information it. (philpott@egr. After finally _looking_ at it. Element Books Limited. _The Witches Tarot_. e-mail. (dtking@iii. Donald Michael. Emily. 8/25/96.com) Silbury. Helen.net) (maintains web site containing this document) Kraig. Minnesota.. (Only a few mediational layouts in this book. Sagie.

Version 2. and astrological. Bibliography more 'thorough'. Romany. Line Extensions. Planetary (Davis). Never publicly released. Twelve Houses. Key. friend.0 A very rough draft as a favor for a peer on alt. Planetary (Peach). newsgroup posting. and Daily Spreads. complex. Also contained Card Modifiers. 6/10/95 . Sixteen Card.) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 7) History of this document 6/06/95 .Abyss. Tree of Life. Three Fans.0 7/01/95 .S. Addition of Four Seasons. Amanda's Fan. Information added to Magic Seven and Tree of Life Spreads. but there is still some useful information in here and I definitely recommend it if you plan on using a Waite deck regularly. New York. Layout Rotation. Thoth. Monica. Solar. Addition of Playing Deck. Yes or No.divination.1 Minor formatting changes. Pyramid. Randy. Line. Celtic Cross.net) (web site maintainer) Withee. Released to the public domain. Tetragrammaton. Division of groups into simple.0) Vienneau. Astrological. Waite. Ladder.Tyagi (tyagi@HouseOfKaos. Timing. now Section 5). Contained Five Card. 1993. Citadel Press. Information added to Four Seasons. Grand Source. Three Sevens.Version 1. Wade Devin.stu. and Life Spreads. and Magic Mirror Spreads. Size of document required changing from text to WP5. (If you own the Rider-Waite deck from U.Version 1. and Yes/No general modifiers (Section 4.0 First version to state copyright. Included cites with each entry. Thirty-Six.ca) 6/21/1992. Qabalistic Cross. you already have most of this. Used mainly as a draft for v2. Arthur Edward. (gmvsw@academic. Sephiroth. New York.StThomasU. _The Pictorial Key to the Tarot_.1 format (available from me upon request) Three-Sevens Spread changed to Romany Spread Addition of Astrological Information section. Magic Seven. Games. Waite. Four Trines. Tree .) Wolf. including a grammar check. Yes or No. Wish. (wolfd@icanect. Celtic Cross. Magic Cross. (Monica was kind enough to loan me a few books out of her library on the magickal arts which contained tarot layouts in them.Com) (Tyagi provided many suggestions and helpful hints which prompted and guided the restructuring of version 4.

and No Querent variations.Version 2. Addition of Name. and Soul Dreamers Spread. Triangular. Contemplation Ritual. Information was also added to layout. Daily Focus Point. Geomantic. Pyramid Spread removed from Simple Spreads and added to Complex Spread. Addition of Astrological House Numbering. Addition of Miscellaneous Information with playing card variation only. and Square-Triangle Layout 3/25/96 . . Hearth. Addition of Querent Card Variations added with Personality. Open the Door. Spirits of the Circle. Addition of Eliphas Levi Wheel. Split Hexagram. Action. Arianrhod.Version 3. Story. Numerous structural changes to complicated to include. Spiral.0 FAQ split into parts due to size. Long overdue spell/grammar check. Addition of Madalas. Spread of the Elements. Figure of Eight.1 Thoth and Sixteen Card Spreads combined into one section. Physical. Qabalistic Cross Ritual. Information added to preamble of FAQ including: change in copyright notice. Addition of FAQ History. Addition of The Four Elements and the Tarot lesson. Correction of Jose Cabezas' name in credits. Random. Astrological. Chakra. Fortune Teller's and TwentyOne Card Spreads 5/05/96 . Open Deck. 9/17/95 . Suit/Function Meditation. 10/05/96 . information on obtaining hard copies. Trinity. Information added to Wish Spread.1 Minor changes in preamble and bibliography. Information added to section 0.0 Title changed from Tarot Layouts FAQ to Tarot Layouts REF.of Life Spreads. and Cup of Relationships Spreads. Addition of Mediational Layout Section Addition of Awen Spread. Mandala/Alchemical.0.Version 3. snail mail address.Version 4.

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