The Fan Spread (El
This is a good spread for doing a more
detailed reading than the Celtic Cross spread, yet still using
a general question, or a general life reading. It uses 11 cards.The
diagram is shown Below.
Card One: This card is laid directly
on top of the significator card, if such a card is used. I personally,
do not use one, but if you do, then lay it horizontally beneath
card number one. This card tells you the current situation, the
basic energies and happenings that the querent is dealing with
at the moment.
Card Two: This is a recent past situation
that can help us to understand why the situation is currently
like it is. It can give insight to the querent's character as
well as the way they have handled different situations in the
Card Three: This card represents a
past attitude, that of the querent. This along with card two,
can give insight on the usual "modus operendi" of the
querent. This is a good time to stop and analyze those actions
in the past. Have they helped or harmed? Do they need to be changed
or adapted to new situations?
Card Four: This is the card of hope
and probability. This card helps to tell us where the situation
is taking us, it also offers hope for a way out of a bad situation.
Read this as a "coming soon, likely to occur" card.
Card Five: This card is called "the
pinnacle". This is the best that can be expected from the
situation if things continue in the way they are going. If this
card is good, then the querent is already on the right step, and
should continue the same path. If it is bad, this is the time
to decide whether the effort is worth the possible outcome.
Card Six: With major changes, this
is what you can expect for the querent.
Card Seven: What must be done: This
card can help put the querent in the right direction, if he/she
is currently not happy with what is going on. It would be good
to study this as a 'backup' plan, even if the current situation
is going the right way.
Card Eight: The person(s) who can help
the most. The card found here should represent someone in the
querent's life, either currently or in the near future that can
aid the querent with his/her problem.
Card Nine: The next three cards are
the reserves, in other words, what the querent will have to work
with. Card nine represents the querent's true desires. This is
a good place to evaluate if what the querent wants is really what
Card Ten: This represents hindrances
or other obligations the querent has to deal with. These can be
very important in helping the querent realign his/her priorities.
Card Eleven: What we can finally expect.
The final outcome, based on all the querent has to deal with currently.
Notes: Querent refers to the person
asking the question.
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