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Originally Posted by kwaw
Or alternative method keep deducting 22 from the final result until you get a number between 021.

The highest sum in a four card (majors only) spread is 21+20+19+18=78.
22 is subtracted from any sum at or above 22 until it fall in range 021:
00 22 44 66
01 23 45 67
02 24 46 68
03 25 47 69
04 26 48 70
05 27 49 71
06 28 50 72
07 29 51 73
08 30 52 74
09 31 53 75
10 32 54 76
11 33 55 77
12 34 56 78
13 35 57
14 36 58
15 37 59
16 38 60
17 39 61
18 40 62
19 41 63
20 42 64
21 43 65
Compared with theosophic method (any number reduced to figure 22 or below by addition of each digit of sum, e.g. 23=2+3=5):
Not possible (without additional rules):
00 no combinations
01 no combinations
02 no combinations
By theosophic reduction of the sum of four turned cards only (that is these cards cannot be quintessential from sum of four cards):
03 if sum is 30
04 if sum is 31 or 40
05 if sum is 23, 32, 41 or 50
By sum of four cards or the theosophic reduction of their sum:
06 if sum is 06, 24, 33, 42, 51 or 60
07 if sum is 07, 25, 34, 43, 52, 61 or 70
08 if sum is 08, 26, 35, 44, 53, 62, 71 or 80
09 if sum is 09, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72 or 81
10 if sum is 10, 28, 37, 48, 55, 64, 73 or 82
11 if sum is 11, 29, 38, 47, 56, 65 or 74
12 if sum is 12, 39, 48, 57, 66 or 75
13 if sum is 13, 49, 58, 67 or 76
14 if sum is 14, 59, 68 or 77
15 if sum is 15 or 69 or 78
16 if sum is 16 or 79
By sum of four turned cards only (cannot be arrived at by theosophic reduction):
17 if sum is 17
18 if sum is 18
19 if sum is 19
20 if sum is 20
21 if sum is 21
22 if sum is 22 (In this method Fool taken as 22, though usually counted as 0 if a card in spread, but sometimes counted as 22 too resulting in highest possible sum of 82 instead of 78).
Kwaw