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Join Date: 10 Jun 2011
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Reactive/Reflective Modal Spread

I recently encountered a spread that I believe was called the "sunrise spread," a five-card arc of cards showing a "past/present/future" progression. I got to thinking that the spread is predominantly "solar" and event-oriented in nature, and that there should be a way to inject an intuitive, emotional "lunar" element into the interpretation. Attached is the result of my tinkering; it uses a solar/lunar, above/below, diurnal/nocturnal paradigm with a signficator card representing the "Earth" at the center of the Sun/Moon configuration, sitting on an "awareness horizon" that represents the transition zone between objective and subjective comprehension of the matter, and between "reactive" and "reflective" modes of response to the situation.

The "solar" positions are standard fare and don't need explanation. The "lunar" positions show the querent's parallel emotional reaction to external events: the "Waxing Moon" or awakening "Epiphany" phase (the "Uh-oh" moment); the "Full Moon" or intuitive "Illumination" phase, and the "Waning Moon" or contemplative "Insight" phase (the "Aha!" moment). The result is a workable emotional response scenario producing insights that are then "percolated up" through the significator card and made available for consciously-directed engagement with outward circumstances. I have a detailed interpretive guide prepared but I'm withholding it since I may decide to publish it at some point.
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