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The Horoscope Spread

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The horoscope spread is a favorite among astrologers. Because the horoscope is a mandala symbolizing the entire life of the individual, the horoscope spread is excellent for a general reading. Starting with the first house of the horoscope, lay the cards in a circle, placing one card in each of the twelve houses. Many readers place a final thirteenth card in the center of the wheel as an overall indicator or summation of the entire spread. On the other hand, some readers prefer to start with a central card signifying the core question and then lay out twelve cards in the twelve houses of the horoscope surrounding the central card.

Here is a schematic diagram of the horoscope spread:

horoscopespread
Each card symbolizes matters specific to the house in which it lies. The following list briefly describes the matters each house signifies:


House Significance
First House Physical body, Self, sense of identity, personal needs, appearance, health, vitality, the start of an enterprise, motherís father, fatherís mother.
Second HouseMoney, income, finances, wealth, values, possessions, movable goods, resources.
Third House Siblings, neighbors, close kin, local travel, short trips, conscious mind, writing, early education, communications, letters, phone calls, examinations, local environment.
Fourth House Father, elders, home, family, real estate, land, roots, foundations, internal needs, emotional security, the grave.
Fifth House Children, speculation, risks, hobbies, gambling, games, self-expression, romance, affections, pleasures, creative endeavors, fun, vacations, love affairs.
Sixth House Illness, work, duty, daily routine, pets, perfection, tedium, drudgery, service, employees, fatherís siblings.
Seventh House Spouse, mate, partners, marriage, committed relationships, contracts, law suits, open enemies, opponents, personal consultants, those on an equal footing with us, fatherís father, motherís mother.
Eighth House Sex, death, taxes, other peopleís money, loans, legacies, goods of the dead, others' resources, insurance, partnerís money, research, personal transformation, deep understanding, occult interests.
Ninth House Long distance travel, religion, the law, higher education, philosophy, religion, higher mind, foreign interests, broadcasting, publication, forecasting, spouseís siblings.
Tenth House Mother, career, profession, ambition, superiors, governors, success, public standing, reputation, status, society, discipline, structure, destiny.
Eleventh House Friends, groups, clubs, social activities, societies, advice, detachment, hopes and wishes, humanitarian concerns.
Twelfth House Solitude, confinement, hospitalization, retreat, sacrifice, hidden matters, secret liaisons, psychological problems, undoing, secrets, meditation, the unconscious, the subconscious mind, motherís siblings.

From Tarot Plain and Simple, by Anthony Louis


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