You pick up the piles: the middle one first, then place the right hand pile on top of it, then the remaining left hand pile on top of them:

Now spread the cards across the table, face down. Have the Querant pick ten (10) cards, one at a time, at random from these and place them in a pile, still face down. These are the ten you will be using for your reading.

The first spread, or layout, we will consider is one of the most popular, yet is very accurate. It is the Ancient Keltic Spread:

Lay the Significator (the card you chose to represent the Querant) face up in the center of the table. This card shows, or indicates, the "front" that the subject puts up. It shows the type of impression that she likes other people to have of her. This is then covered by the first card the Querant picked, laid face downward. This is known as "what covers her". Crosswise on these two cards is placed the second one she picked. This is "what crosses her". The third card is placed above—"what crowns her"—and the fourth below— "what is beneath her". To the right goes the fifth card— "what is behind her" and to the left the sixth—"what is before her". The remaining four cards are placed in order over on the far right, one above the other: seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth—"herself", "her house", "her hopes and fears" and "the final outcome", respectively.

The cards are then turned over one at a time as you give the individual interpretations—which I will deal with below—each being looked at in its particular position.

To elaborate on the meanings of the different positions: the first card (what covers her) shows the general atmosphere that exists around the subject, or around the particular question/problem that she has asked (not necessarily aloud; it is the question/problem she was concentrating on whilst handling the cards and shuffling them). The second card shows what forces and influences are working against her. It may even show, or indicate, an actual person who is hindering, or "crossing" her in some way. Card number three shows her ideals; what she is aiming for—though she may not get there (that will be indicated in card number ten). Number four shows the real woman (or man); the Querant's unconscious self; her actual basis. Five shows what has already taken place. It could be either the immediate past or it could show, in general terms, her whole past life. Six, on the other hand, shows what is immediately coming into effect; the next six to twelve months at most.

Seven shows more of the subject herself; how she will fare generally in life and especially in the immediate future. Eight deals with her close friends, whether blood relatives or not. Nine is her hopes and fears and ten shows the final outcome for her.

It can be seen that some cards will confirm others. There should be similarities, for example, between cards four and seven; similarities in two and nine. The whole should give some indication of what to expect from card ten. Should the majority of the cards be from the Major Arcana, then you can be sure that the forces involved are powerful ones. Any changes will be fairly drastic changes; any setbacks will be severe setbacks; any advancements will be very major advancements.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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