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    UnpublishedMaterialfromTarosophy:TarottoEngageLife,NotEscapeItbyMarcusKatz

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    48.3PuttingyourHousesinOrder

    Introduction

    Those new to Tarot reading and even some with experience often pose a series of questions

    whichareallbasicallyaroundthesametheme.Itisasked,howdoyouknowwhichspreadisbest

    for which question?, whats the best spread to look at relationships? or is there is a better

    spreadforlongterm issuesasopposedtoshorttermones?andsoforth.Thechoiceofspreadsis

    bewildering,andwehaveaddedtothatourselvesbyprovidingnotonlynewoneshereinthisbook,

    butevenwholenewtypesandcategoriesofspread,suchasgatedspreads,calibratedspreadsand

    layeredspreadsamongstmanymore eachwiththousandsofpossibilities.

    Sointhissectionwewillattempttosimplifymattersagainbyprovidingtwelvenewspreadsforthe

    range of questions you are likely to be asked (see also chapter on What Questions Will I Be

    Asked?)andhelpfullydividethemintosectionsforeachareaofquestion.Thesearebasedaround

    anotherexistingesotericsystemwhichhasalreadydividedlifeintohelpfulsectionsAstrology.

    12SpreadsfortheWholeofLife,basedontheHousesofAstrology

    Thephrasetoputyourownhouse inorderfirstcomes,asdomany,fromtheBible.Inthiscase,

    bothinKings(2.20:1)andIssiah(38:1):

    Isa 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of

    Amozcameuntohim,andsaiduntohim,ThussaiththeLORD,Setthinehouseinorder:for

    thoushaltdie,andnotlive.

    Wehopethentosetourhouse inorder longbeforeourappointedtime,byusingTarottoexplore

    the aspects of our life which require work and offer opportunity for development. We can also

    divineforquestionsposedbyothersusingthesespreadsanddivisions.

    AstheconceptofhousesisalsotobefoundinthesystemofAstrology,wewillnotreinventthe

    wheel,butusethissystemtogeneratetwelvenewspreads,eachappropriatetothetwelveareasof

    liferepresentedbythosehouses.

    Of course, there are many different systems of houses in Astrology. The one utilised here is that

    foundinJohnFrawleysTheRealAstrology(2000)andisbasedupontraditionalorhoraryAstrology.1As

    Frawley

    points

    out

    at

    length

    this

    viewpoint

    maintains

    some

    areas

    of

    the

    houses

    as

    being

    entirelymaleficandtroublesome,ratherthanwhatheseesasamodernistglossofpositivity.

    TheKingoftheMountains

    TheTwelvehousespresentedbyFrawleyusetheRegiomontanussystemofJohannMuller(1436

    1476)whousedthepseudonym,kingofthemountains(Regiomontanus)inhiswriting.However,

    thesystemhadbeeninuselongbeforethistime.2Thehousesaredividedintoareasrelatingtothe

    followingaspectsoflifeearthlyormundanehousesreflectingthecosmichousesoftheZodiac:

    1JohnFrawley,TheRealAstrology(London:ApprenticeBooks,2000)pp.91104

    2Ibid,p.93

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    Table74:TheTwelveHouses

    1. SparkandYourBody2. Resourcesandyourinanimateandmovablepossessions3. Siblings,NeighboursandCommunication4. Land,PropertyandtheFather5. Children,Pleasure,AlehousesandTaverns6. Service,Illhealthandallthatafflictsus7. TheOtherPerson,Marriage,Relationship8. Death9. Godreligion,learning,dreamsandvision10.Mother,KingandBoss11.Friends,Friendship,Hopes&Wishes12.Enemies,Tribulation,Sorrow

    So

    each

    of

    these

    areas

    is

    very

    Thisisanimportantapproachtolookingintotheveryheartofaquestionposedtousindivination.

    generalof course,butwecaneasily

    align most questions into one of

    thesecategories.Aquestionabouta

    partner or likely partner the most

    likelywearegoingtobeasked, isa

    seventh house question, although

    what we do with that person is a

    fifth house question! A question

    about our career ispossibly a tenth

    house question where it relates to

    potential promotion, but a ninth

    house question where it relates to

    improving skills for that promotion.

    If the relationship or promotion is

    merely at present a vague wish or

    hope, then it falls into the eleventh

    houseofthissystem.

    AsacontemporaryOracle,weshouldlookintothecontextofthequestiontobeassuredthatweare

    answering it in the world and environment in which it exists for the client, avoiding as much as

    possible introjectingourownbeliefsandpresumptions intothequestion.Whilstthis is impossible,

    wecanlimitoratleastidentifyandprescribeourownprojectionbyusingaframework.

    InMyFathersHousethereareManyMansions

    Whilst we can project our mundane life into the stellar map and find twelve areas of

    correspondence,wewillbenefitfurtherbyhavingatooltowork ineachsucharea,appropriateto

    thenatureofthequestionorsituationbeingchosen.

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    Spread1:TheSoulBoat,formattersofTheHouseoftheSelf

    WhatshouldIdo?ueoftheSun.The

    Sunwas

    seen

    as

    traversing

    the

    sky

    in

    avast

    boat,

    and

    the

    nature

    of

    the

    Sun

    changed

    as

    the

    day

    and

    .Navigator:Thiscard indicateswhatmaybeseentosteeryoutowards inyour lifejourney,your

    visionandasignpostorbeacon.

    sources, things which can be drawn upon, avenues which can be

    exploredandassistancegiven.

    thatmustbeallowedtofade.

    oyed.

    .

    locks.

    whichmustbebroughttothelight.

    hing other than a

    convenientdescription.Youcanreadthecardsinanyorder,andrecognisepatternsasyouread.In

    QuestionssuchasWhereismylifegoingto?WhoamI?,ThisspreadisbasedontheancientEgyptianconceptofthesoulboat,orthebarq

    nightprogressed.Asthecentralglyphof theselforsoul,theSun ishereusedasSignificator.The

    remaining cards are shuffled and dealt as depicted. As the ancient Egyptians also believed in a

    serpentadversarytotheSunApepthisisalsoreflectedinthereading.

    1

    2. Helm: This illustrates your re

    3.Sunset:Thisisapartofyourlife

    4.Noon:Thisisapartofyourlifethatmustberecognisedandenj

    5.Sunrise:Thisisapartofyourlifethatmustbedevelopedandnurtured

    6.Adversary:Thisiswhatblocksyou.

    7.Guardian:Thisiswhatdefeatstheb

    8.Midnight:Thisisthesecretcoreofyourlife

    As with any other reading, do not mistake the positions and numbering as anyt

    thisspread,youmaywishtoreadtheHelmandGuardiancardstogetherandthentheAdversaryfor

    example,comparingtothemidnightcard.

    PLACE

    SUN

    CARD

    HERE

    1

    NAV G

    A

    I

    TOR

    2

    HELM

    3

    SUNSET

    4

    NOON

    5

    SUNRISE

    6ADVERSARY 7GUARDIAN

    8

    MIDNIGHT

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    Spread2:TheWellofUntappedReserves,formattersoftheHouseofResources

    QuestionssuchasWhatamImissing?,whatcanIdo?,HowcanImakeithappen?Thisuniquespreadutilisesnotonlythesymboland imageofahousebutactuallyyourhouseor

    ofaclient,youcandoitaswritten,ormapout(withtheclient)theirhouseandusethatasalayout.In

    :

    Nowmovetothenextroomorareaofyourproperty,andlayoutacardaccordingtothefunctionof

    3.Study:ThisisthecardthattellsmewhatIcanyetlearn.

    me.

    5.Bedroom:Thisisthecardthattellsmewhatwillgivemerestandrelaxation.

    6.Basement:ThisisthecardthattellsmewhatishiddenfromwhichIcandrawupon.

    7.Attic:

    This

    is

    the

    card

    that

    tells

    me

    what

    Ican

    still

    aim

    for.

    8.Hallway:ThisisthecardthattellsmehowIwillgetthere.

    You can use your own imagination for this reading, and

    vefunwithit.Youcanlaydownmorethanonecardin

    any particular area, and then go back through your

    whatImustflushawaypleasebecarefulnotto

    get yourcards wetordamp!Similarly,whilst it is fun to

    apartmentitself!

    It

    is

    specifically

    designed

    as

    aself

    reading,

    although

    ifperformed

    on

    behalf

    Jungianterms,thehouseisasymboloftheself,andthelocationsinahouseoftenappearindreams

    indicatingaspectsoftheself.Herewealsotakethephysicallocationsasrepresentingfunctions.

    Take your deck and shuffle, whilst standing in whatever place you regard as the centre of your

    houseorapartment.Takeoutthefirstcardandlayitsomewhereinthespacearoundyou,saying

    1.ThisisthecardwhichtellsmeexactlywhatIhave.

    thatlocation.

    Ihave

    given

    some

    examples

    below:

    2.Kitchen:Thisisthecardthattellsmewhatnourishesme.

    4.ChildrensRoom:Thisisthecardthattellsmewhatdelights

    ha

    property reading the cards. Be careful with this reading

    not

    to

    lose

    any

    cards,

    or

    perform

    the

    reading

    when

    there

    are lots of other people or animals passing through the

    place!

    Whilst the bathroom/toilet card may indicate this card

    tellsme

    be clambering into the attic to receive a card that

    otherwisewouldnotmakeitselfknown,becareful!

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    Spread3:TheFamilyandtheFishingNet,formattersoftheFamily

    uestionssuchasHowdoIdealwithmyfamily?,Whatsgoingtohappenatthewe