Wednesday, 11 February 2015
45 Card Grand Tableau - Part Two
This week, let's get back to basics. When faced with a Grand Tableau, where to start? And does it make a difference if there are 45 cards, rather than 36?
An oft-used system, especially if there is no specific question for the throw, is to start by reading the theme from the four corner cards, to look at the message of the first three cards, and to take a look at the heart of the throw. The simplest way to do those with this 45 card GT are shown here in blue.
One approach is to see the cards above the "people" cards as representing their thoughts or what they are aware of, and the cards below them as either what they are unaware of, or what they are "on top of", in control of.
Some people seek out particular cards to assess where trouble may lie (cards such as the Snake, Fox, Mountain, Clouds and Cross).
Others look to "signpost" cards such as the Clover for what will happen shortly, the Scythe for what is sudden and unexpected, the Cross for the current life lesson, the Key for what is certain and the Mice for what will be lost/reduced.
Another approach is to look around specific cards representing areas in life of interest, such as the Anchor for work (or whatever you choose as your work card), the Tree for health, and so on.
Having extra cards in the deck does not affect any of these common techniques for reading a Grand Tableau. However, it will affect how you read Houses, and that will be the subject of next week's post...