This Advanced section of Oracle
Cards is for those who are truly seeking the gem buried in this
The topics presented here represent the culmination of my effort
to uncover the mystical forces that operate upon any card in the
deck. Rather than give specific descriptions of how individual
cards will operate, the approach taken here is to expose how universal
forces operate upon these cards based on their position within the
framework. See the Extended
Theory topic to see how other authors, such as Edith Randall
and Florence Campbell (Sacred Symbols of the Ancients), Robert Camp
Thomas Morrell (http://magicrown.tripod.com/)
and others have evolved the science
of the cards in their own way.
I went back to 'The Mystic Test Book', the original reference presented
by Olney Richmond, as a basis from which to extend the theories
brought forth regarding this card
science. From a point of silence while pondering this
great mystical work, the following topics have come to be known.
It is my belief that if we can come to understand how we
as humans fit into the scheme of our cosmic reality, we may be able
to use this science in order to make positive changes in our world.
This topic describes how the mechanical nature of the quadratic
shuffle causes 45 of the 52 cards in the deck to follow each
other in an unbroken chain. This creates a wheel of
sorts, where the remaining 7 cards that are fixed
state are anchored at the hub of the wheel.
- By rotating the wheel clockwise, the movement the birth
card through the various houses
in the framework is shown.
- By rotating the wheel counter-clockwise, it shows the
movement of Cards through the birth card house
with each quadration.
- Looking in the moon
spread will reveal that the house
your birth card is in represents your moon
- And in reflection, your rising
card will be sitting in your sun
This topic describes how movement upon the karmic wheel operates
in both directions simultaneously. As a result of the
karmic wheel movement, 3 different spreads will be discussed
that represent the steady state (sun
spread, clockwise direction (rising spread) and counter-clockwise direction (moon spread).
This topic describes the symmetry that is expressed in
the layout of the 90 quadrations. It also simplifies
the layout and reduces the number of quadrations from 90 to
45, then groups these into 22 unique components (Oracles).
- The phenomenon of the binary
state cards has been analyzed in a new way. Because
both pairs of these binary
state twins always share their partner's house
as well as their own, they retain ownership of both locations.
Due to this, the 90 quadrations can now be seen as 2 sets
of 45 quadrations each.
This topic describes how to use the 22 quadrate components
in a reading. It defines the relationship between these
22 Oracles and the Major Arcana of the Tarot.
- For a full reading, the moon spread, sun
spread> and rising spread are always analyzed together. The sun
spread is seen as the presence of our pure
potential and remains as it always is, while the moon spread and rising spread change in relation to the quadrating of the deck
for each year. This reduces the number of actual Oracle
interpretations down to 22.
This topic describes how to map the 7 chakras and the zodiac
of astrology over the framework we have been using.
Further, it defines how the chakra/astrology-sign combinations
are used with the planetary ruler of any row in the sun
spread, rising spread or moon spread.
- Each row in the framework is ruled by the planet assigned
to that row, which is placed at the right of the row.
This planetary ruler is for reading the rising spread. In addition, each row has its Moon planetary
ruler, which is present on the left of the row. There
is a direct relationship between the 2 sets of planetary
rulers (see Planetary Pairs).
- The columns in the general framework are represented
by the 7 chakras. Each chakra has a dualistic (positive/negative,
male/female, day/night, etc.) representation. Likewise,
each column is represented by a sign that describes its
day/night energy for that chakra. In other words,
the 1st chakra is governed through Aquarius by day, and
Capricorn by night.
- When reading for any card in the rising spread, use the planetary ruler on the right of the row
and the sign present in the column along the bottom.
Also, when reading for the moon spread, use the planetary ruler on the left of the row
in the diagram along with the sign in the column along the
top of the diagram.