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Understanding the 3 Major Charts
We have already talked a little about the sun
Chart, which forms the basis from which to do all readings.
Since it is always from the Natural Order book with which
we start our quadrations, it sets the stage for the first
quadratic grand spread, the quadration for year zero covering
the year from birth up to your first birthday. Once
the first quadration has occurred, every year of the individual's
life is represented by the next quadration of the book of
cards. Basically it means that every year on your birthday
you have a new configuration of cards in your life, which
is represented by the quadration for that year.
While continuing to quadrate the deck, and after 89 successions,
you will arrive again at the sun
chart (which is why the 'Years 44/89' label is shown below
chart). That means that on your 90th
birthday, the grand spread for that year will be the same
as it was the day you were born. And so the cycle starts
again. As you can see, the year 89 spread (shown above
as the sun
chart) always precedes your moment
of birth (or your first breath on this planet).
That means that while you are in the womb, the effects of
this chart are active.
Now you see the importance of this sun
chart. It represents the framework within which
the individual worked during the gestation period of life,
the year including conception and the 9 months up to birth.
Now at first glance, the value of this sun
chart may not seem apparent, or for that matter, how to
consider it during a reading. You will see later that
not only is it important, it is a key factor in interpreting
reading for an individual. For now, just think of
it as 'the representation of how what is came to be'.
It represents the pure
potential of any card based on its placement within the
The chart on the right in the diagram above is termed the
chart. Due to the rotation of the karmic wheel in
the clockwise direction, the rising chart exposes the social
and environmental factors that shape the
At the moment
of birth, this chart represents the active, rising
energy to consider when preparing an Oracle Cards life
reading for an individual. Furthermore, in a way
similar to the workings of an astrological natal chart, the
chart for year 0 represents a picture of planetary, sign
and chakra alignments that will affect the individual throughout
life. The rising
chart represents the effort that will be indicated regarding
the outer, tangible life activity requiring individual effort.
The chart on the left in the diagram above is termed the
Due to the rotation of the karmic wheel in the counter-clockwise
direction, the moon
chart exposes the underlying karmic patterns that operate
as the passive force 'causing' the
moment. At the moment
of birth, this chart represents the passive, reflective
energy to consider when preparing an Oracle Cards life
reading for an individual.
Furthermore, in a way similar to the workings of an astrological
natal chart, the moon
chart for year zero represents a picture of planetary,
sign and chakra alignments that will affect the individual
throughout life. The moon
chart represents the movement of our Soul through the
realm of Spirit, and symbolizes a reflection of our desire
to enter life, making the framework what it is. For
those who can conceive of a past life, it would be the work
that was undertaken during that life, and would contain all
of its benefits or drawbacks based on the extent to which
effort was applied.
In the section on the Karmic Wheel, it was noted that the wheel
spins in both directions simultaneously. This is an important
concept that can only be understood from the abstract mental perspective.
The quadrations start from the sun
Chart and the wheel rotates clock-wise to generate the rising
chart. As the wheel rotates counter-clockwise it generates
the moon chart.
The karmic wheel remains unbroken as the quadrations occur throughout
life, but it is active even before the individual is born.
It is through the effort of the Soul that the birth
contract for life becomes realized. Ultimately, the Soul
is already in a place of divine presence where no effort is required
to maintain that position. But due to the Soul's desire to
be closer to Creator, it makes agreements with the maker to be given
the chance (Choice) to prove itself worthy of a better position.
Using the compilation of the Soul's previous efforts (represented
by the moon chart),
a new life contract is granted (conception generates the sun
chart) and the Soul is born into physicality (the rising
chart becomes manifest). As each year of life unfolds,
the movement of the wheel generates both the rising
chart and moon
chart symmetrically in order to maintain harmonic balance.
Thus, the rising
chart always represents our outward awareness of the
moment, while the moon
chart represents the forces that drew the moment into play.
- The moon
chart is the oldest part of our history and represents the
ground within which we cultivated this life. It also represents
our roots, and the place from which we draw our vital nature.
- The sun chart
represents our seed, or our pure
potential. It represents the blessing which granted
us this life. Within it is the source of our energy.
With this grace, we attract the vital nature necessary to maximize
- The rising
chart represents the part of our nature which responds to
the moment. It represents the active part of our nature,
and as such, describes the way in which others perceive us.
It provides the arena for the characters and events to arise as
a function of our karma.
The 3 Major Charts Relative to the 3 Realms of Time
When doing a reading, these 3 charts are taken as a whole
and together represent an oracle
Each year a new oracle
chart will be derived based on the quadration for that year.
An interesting characteristic of this oracle
chart can be seen when it is compared to the 3 segments of time.
In the Oracle, the rising
chart is on the right and the moon
chart is on the left. The rising
chart represents the Future, being the location where current
events will show up requiring choice. The moon
chart represents the ground from which the current incarnation
sprouted. And the sun
chart represents the pure
potential (the seed) available to the Soul, where the choice
is issued out in reflection of the Rising and Moon influences.
The image on the right is a graphic representation of the makeup
of the oracle
chart. In the graphic, the seed represents the sun
chart where the pure
potential of the individual is present. At birth, the
first signs of growth appear in the outer world as the sprout that
emerges from the soil. This is signified by the flower, and
is shown growing on the right side of the seed as it represents
chart. The roots represent the moon
chart for the Soul incarnation, and as is indicative of actual
seed growth in this 3D realm, the roots are first to emerge from
the seed as they draw in the nutrients necessary for the seed to
sprout. In a relative way, the example shown here of the seed
evolving through time can be compared to the evolution of our
Soul incarnation as it is conceived, gestates and evolves throughout
The reflection of this example can be mirrored in such a way as
to synthesize these 3 charts into one single chart, and when compared
to an individual chart, the imagery appears reversed. Thus,
in an individual chart the divisions of time are separated such
that the Past (reflection of the Moon) shows up on the right side
of the chart, and the Future (reflection of the Rising) shows up
on the left. Hopefully this helps to create a graphic image
of how the microcosm and the macrocosm interpenetrate to form our