The Cartomancy Horoscope Spread is perfect for when the querent requires detailed information about an important matter which may include several related questions. This spread allows me to hone in on a specific topic, and answer all the related questions without the need to reshuffle the deck and redraw cards.
The Horoscope Spread is based on the horary astrological chart which is divided into twelve sections. Each section (or house) is ruled by one of the signs of the zodiac. By combining the basic horary astrology house meanings with the cartomancy card meanings, the Horoscope Spread can provide very specific information regarding all aspects of the matter in question.
Drawing the Cards
Shuffle the cards while focusing on the general topic to be explored. You may decide that certain cards will serve as significators in the spread. For example, if the querent wishes to know about a love interest, you can set your intention that the Queen of Hearts will represent the querent, and the King of Hearts will represent her love interest. These cards may not show up in the spread, but if they do they will carry special significance determined by the houses into which they fall.
Next the cards are dealt around the astrological wheel, placing one card into each house of the zodiac, beginning with the first house, as shown in the following diagram:
Guidelines for Interpreting the Spread
- The specific questions will determine which houses are relevant (not all of the cards in the spread may be relevant). The card in each relevant house will provide the information to answer the question.
- The relevant cards are interpreted within the context of each question, and within the framework of the houses into which they fall.
- I deal from the top of the shuffled deck. Alternately, you can spread the cards face-down on the table and randomly draw one card for each house of the horoscope.
- I place only one card into each house because the focus is on one topic only. I experience a high level of accuracy with this spread provided that all of the questions are related to the single topic that was the focus of the shuffle. I have asked up to 8 questions with excellent results.
For a general reading, or for multiple questions that are not related to a single topic, you can place up to three cards into each house to focus on each individual area of the querent’s life in more detail.
Meanings of the Houses