The Fifteen Card Spread
After the invocation, the cards should be thoroughly shuffled, while the reader should maintain a clear still mind, and an attitude of psychic receptivity. The ten cards are to be laid out in the sequence shown in the diagram.
CARD 1 This card represents the querent and the question, as well as the primary influences surrounding him or her. A court card here might refer to the querent or some dominant person.
CARDS 2 & 3 These cards represent the subconscious mind of the querent. They give information on the hidden influences which effect, but are not detected by the querent.
CARDS 4 & 5 These cards represent the conscious mind of the querent. They give information on the thoughts and feelings of the querent toward the nature of the question (which may or may not be in harmony with cards 2 & 3).
CARDS 6 & 7 These cards shed light on the querent's past. They indicate past events or influences which relate to the current question or problem.
CARDS 8 & 9 These cards represent the final outcome or potential future events or influences.
CARD 10 This is the crossover card from past to future. This indicates the psychological implications on the querent or the actions he/she will take in making whatever decision may be necessary. It may also indicate forces operating beyond the control of the querent to which he/she must adapt.
Court Cards often represent actual men and women when they appear in a reading, but they may also represent psychological states.
After laying out the cards, the reader should look for a grouping or majority of cards as described earlier.
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