Commence the Spread

Once the Solidification is completed, you are ready to commence the spread. It will take some time and practice before you can decide quickly which spread is most suitable for the type of question asked. In the next chapter, you will find a limited number of spreads described. I have found that too wide a choice presents difficulty for the apprentice; you will find the number of spreads given quite sufficient for any situation.

A good Tarot reader should be in no hurry with a divination. Earlier in this study I explained that there is far more to the Tarot than individual cards. Take plenty of time to understand how the cards interact with each other — look for the overall message. As you place each card in spread position, try to sense the totality of the vibration; try to tune in to the "links" which will guide you in understanding the connections among all the cards. Before you begin to interpret the spread, try to sense the general feeling of the spread as a whole. This will help you considerably when you begin the individual interpretations. Let your fingertips gently caress each symbol; as your sensitivity develops you will feel the thrilling sensation of the varying esoteric currents. Learning the Tarot is like learning another language; communicating on a higher level is invigorating for both mind and body. It is a beautiful language, and once learned can never be forgotten.

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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