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Originally Posted by dangerdork
Here's an exercise:

LAY OUT the 77-card pattern I've described on the floor (or grass, or REALLY BIG table). Contemplate what I've described. Walk across the room to regard the fullness of the Pattern. Pick up the Fool and take him with you. As you contemplate the pasteboard landscape and envision this new map of its territories, take the Fool and give him a flick in that direction. You've given him his inevitable push from the precipice. Now regard where he deigns to alight. Read that.
Sounds like you've almost created a 78 card spread based on the Seven Stations! Turn the Fool right side up to all the other cards and shuffle. Lay the cards out in some variation of the following order:

74 65 67 69 71 73 76
75 64 66 68 70 72 77 (Pents)
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46 37 39 41 43 45 48
47 36 38 40 42 44 49 (Wands)
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03 06 09 12 15 18 21 : PATH 3

02 05 08 11 14 17 20 : PATH 2

01 04 07 10 13 16 19 : PATH 1
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32 23 25 27 29 31 34
33 22 24 26 28 30 35 (Cups)
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60 51 53 55 57 59 62
61 50 52 54 56 58 63 (Swords)

When the Fool card appears, lay it down in the next position and lay the next face down card on top of it. That will tell you where you are on the torus. The other card will tell you what you have at your disposal to help you along the journey through the other 76 cards until you're back to the starting point for a new journey. (Somehow I don't envision this being a quickie spread to interpret....)

So that's a Majors-only spread, a Minors-only spread and a 78 card spread. How many more spreads do you have percolating in that brain of yours, huh? (Remember, we still need a spread in which any of the cards can potentially be drawn but there are far fewer than 77 positions and 78 cards to interpret!)

Rodney
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