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FREETAROSOPHYREFERENCEGUIDE1 12BASICSPREADS Containing6basicspreadsand5unique Tarosophyspreadssuitableforbeginners.

MARCUSKATZ

TarosophyRefSheet1:BasicSpreads

TwelveBasicSpreads Thefollowingspreadsareintendedtobeusefultodivineforthemajorityofquestionsasked ofaTarotreader.Ihaveprovidedmyownslightvariationsandclarificationsofsomeofthe standard spreads based on three decades of usage and teaching. You may wish to make yourownslightadjustments. This reference sheet is divided into two sections, one for six generic spreads, arranged in orderofnumberofcardsbeingused,andthesecondsectionforfivebespokeTarosophy Spreads. These deal with relationship questions, career, past lives, advisory, and healing issues. YoucandiscoverseventyeightinnovativenewspreadsandmethodsinTarotTwistandget thekeywordsandmeaningsofcardsfromTarotFlip.YoucanalsoreadinTarotFliphowto get the meaning of a card to be meaningful for any question, and in Tarot Twist, how to designspreadsforanyquestion. GeneralSpreads 3cardStraightSpread 5cardStarSpread 7cardHorseshowSpread CelticCross(10cards) TreeofLifeSpread(10cards) HoroscopeSpread/ZodiacSpread(12cards) Thoth/Crowley/GoldenDawn/EnglishSpread(15cards) SpecificTarosophySpreads FourFacesRelationshipSpread(6cards) OpenDoorNewJobSpread(6cards) AncientEchoesSpread/PastLife(8cards) NextStep/WhattoDoSpread(9cards) HealingCrossSpread(9cards) TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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GeneralSpreads 3cardStraightSpread 1 2 3 1.Past 2.Present 3.Future Oneofthesimplestspreadsotherthanaonecardreading,yetoftenthemoredifficultto divinewithsofewcards.Asthisspreadistimebased,movingfromthepasttothefuture, youcanalsolookatthetypeofcardsthatfallintothethreepositions.IfyouhadtwoMinor cards, then a Major card, something major is ahead! All three being Court cards might indicatethatthissituationremainsinthehandsofothers. Ifyouneedclarificationonanyofthepositionsandmeanings,youcanalwaysdrawanextra card. Optionally 1.WhattoDo 2.SafeBet/MiddleCourse 3.WhatNottoDo This is my trusty threecard method, which gives advice with one card, a warning with another,andasafepathbetweenthetwoextremes.Youarereallyplacingyourselfinthe handsofthecardswiththisone,astherearesofewcardsfromwhichtodivine!However,if you want a direct answer and are prepared to listen to it, then this spread is very appropriate.

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5cardStarSpread FromTarotFlipbyMarcusKatzandTaliGoodwin 5 3 2 1 4 1.EarththePractical 2.AirtheMental 3.WatertheEmotional 4.FiretheMagical/Transformative 5.SpirittheSpiritual Soasanexample,aquestionaskedmightbe,WhatdoIneedtoknowtogetthebestout ofmynewrelationship? TheFiveCardspulledmightbe: 1.Practical8ofSwords(reversed) 2.MentalKnightofSwords(reversed) 3.Emotional7ofSwords 4.MagicalEmpress(III) 5.SpiritualKingofSwords TakingtherelevantsectionsoftheTarotFlipKickStartGuide,orthebookletthatcamewith yourdeck,anotherTarotbook,etc.,wecanweaveaninterpretationasfollows: TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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Onthepracticallevelofthisnewrelationship,dontbelievehowthingsaregoingdoubt mayuncoverproblemsnotyetapparent.Yourideasmaybegettingthebestofyouitis timetomakeanorderlyretreatfromthesituation;itissuggestedbythiscard.(8Swords rev/KnightofSwordsrev). Withregardtothespiritualaspectsofthenewrelationship,TheKingofSwordsisatthetop ofhisgameandcounselsthatyoutaketimetodeliberateyouroptionsbeforeacting.Again, thisisacardofcaution. OntheothersideofthePentagram,weseeintheSevenofSwords,weseeinthesituation forwhichwearereadingsomeindicationofdeceitsomeoneisbreakingtheagreement. From a magical perspective, in terms of how this will transform you, the Empress brings gradualgrowthtoyourlife.Obviously,thisreadingbeingmainlyofSwordsandcardsof cautionandconcern,counselstheQuerenttothinkbeforeactinginthenewrelationship.

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7cardHorseshoeSpread 4 3 5 2 6 7 1 1.Whatisbehindyou 2.Whatyoumightlearn 3.Whatresourcesareavailable 4.WhatistheOutcome 5.Whereyoushouldaim 6.Whatwarningandadviceyoureceive 7.Whatishappeningelsewhere Thisisageneralhorseshoepatternforwhentheclienthasnoparticularquestionorneedsa starting block to divine their life. You can follow this spread with another more specific threecardreadingforanyaspectofthehorseshoereading.

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CelticCross(10cards) 10 6 9 8 1 3 4 2 5 7 1.TheSituation 2.TheChallenge 3.ThePastCurrent 4.TheFutureCurrent 5.Resources 6.Aim 7.HowYouSeeYourself 8.HowOthersSeeYou 9.Concerns(Hopes/Fears) 10.Outcome In this Celtic Cross, I have a few minor clarifications. You can read more about the Celtic Crossandwhyitisntancient,CelticnoraCross,inTarosophistInternationalissue2.This is available as a free sample download on the Tarot Professionals site, www.tarotprofessionals.com. I particularly pair together cards 7 & 8 which often explain a lot about other peoples support or otherwise in the situation, and cards 6 (aim) & 5 (resources) which is a reality check!Youcanusecard9toillustratewhatisconcerningbutnotlikelytomanifest. TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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TreeofLifeSpread(10cards) 1 3 2 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 This is a slightly more complex spread in that it uses 10 cards and each of which divine a differentaspectoflifeandcreativity.Itisausefulspreadtoseehowthingsareblockedor outofbalance.YoumaywishtoreadmoreaboutKabbalahinourFastTrackGuide,available onTarotTownatwww.tarottown.com. Thepositionsandtheirmeaninginareadingare: TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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1.Kether Thesourceofthesituation,theseed.Thehighestspiritualrootoftheevent. 2.Chockmah Howthesituationisenergised,whatisforcingitintoplay. 3.Binah Howthesituationisstructured,whatisholdingittogether. 4.Chesed Thepossibilitiesforexpansionandgrowth. 5.Geburah Thenecessarycontrolsandconstraintsonthesituationandallwithinit. 6.Tiphareth Wherebalanceandequilibriummaybefound,thehappymedium. 7.Netzach Theemotionsatplay,thehabits,naturalcyclesandroutinesatwork. 8.Hod Thestoryofthesituation,howitisbeingmadeintosense. 9.Yesod Thefoundationoftheeventandhowitisimpactingonthepersonalities. 10.Malkuth Themannerinwhichthesituationisactingintheworldofevents.

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HoroscopeSpread/ZodiacSpread(12cards) 10 11 12 1 2 3

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Therearetwowaysofperforminga12cardAstrologicalspread,oneusingthesignsofthe Zodiac, and the other the Twelve houses. I will use the meanings and keywords for the ZodiacalsymbolsfromtheWatkinsAstrologyHandbook,writtenbyTarotTownAstrologer, Lyn Bikbeck at www.lynbirkbeck.com. For the Houses, please consult the work of John Frawley,suchasTheHoraryTextbook. TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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1.AriesDOINGwhatactiontotake 2.TaurusSTABALIZINGwheretofindbalance 3.GeminiCOMMUNICATINGwhatcanbesaid 4.CancerNUTURINGwhatmustbelookedafter 5.LeoCREATINGwherejoycanbediscovered 6.VirgoANALYSINGwhatisreallygoingon 7.LibraRELATINGhowitiswithothers 8.ScorpioDESIRINGwhatistrulywishedfor 9.SagittariusSEEKINGwhatyoumustlookfor 10.CapricornBUILDINGwhatwillcometopass 11.AquariusLIBERATINGwhatisoutsideofthebox 12.PiscesACCEPTINGtheOutcomeifnothingchanges Optionally 1.FirstHousePhysicalHealth,theBody 2.SecondHousePossessions&Money 3.ThirdHouseSiblings&DailyKnowledge 4.FourthHouseFather,Parents,Ancestry,Houses&Property 5.FifthHousePleasure,parties,children 6.SixthHouseThosewhoworkforyou,illness&misfortunes 7.SeventhHousePartners,OpenEnemies 8.EighthHouseLegacies,death,partnersesteem 9.NinthHouseSpiritual,Religion&SpecialJournies 10.TenthHouseAuthority 11.EleventhHouseHopes&Wishes 12.TwelfthHouseSecretEnemies TarotProfessionalsLtd&MarcusKatz,2010 www.tarotprofessionals.com

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Thoth/Crowley/GoldenDawn/EnglishSpread(15cards) 13 9 5 3 2 1 14 10 6

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Inthisspread,weconsiderthenatureofasituationandlooktodivineifitisentirelyoutof thehandsoftheQuerent.Ifthecards4,8and12intheupperrightshowaverypowerful force,thenthesituationisoutofthehandsoftheQuerent.Ifthecardsareviewedasweak thenwelooktocards13,9and5toshowalternativeaction. Thecentralcardsshow thenatureofthesituationandthepersonalityoftheQuerent(or oneself)andhowtheyrelateinthisissue.Thesearefurtherexploredbylookingtocards14, 10and6toshowthedeeperpsychologicalbasisoftheevent. 1.QuerentandNatureofProblem 2.NatureofSituation 3.PersonalityofQuerent 13.,9.&5.PossibilitiesofAlternativeAction 4.,8.,&12.DirectionofLife 6.,10.&14.PsychologicalBasis&Implications 7.,11.&15.ForcesbeyondQurentsControl.Advice. www.tarotprofessionals.com

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SpecificTarosophySpreads FourFacesRelationshipSpread(6cards) FromTarotTwistbyMarcusKatzandTaliGoodwin ThisisoneofseveralinnovativesplitspreadscoveredinTarosophyandTarotTwist.Thisis wherewetakethedeckandsplititintotheMajors,MinorsandCourtCards,anduseeach stack in a separate part or position o