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Options for the Camoin Method of Reading the Tarot

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The following rules or options can be added to the basic rules of the Camoin Method of Reading the Tarot.

These rules are recommended for those who already have a good familiarity with the basic rules and their practice. They can cause confusion for beginners; therefore beginners should not use them until they have gained more experience. It is recommended for intermediate students to practice using these rules in their own amateur readings because they can promote mental agility and add considerable information to their readings.

Experts in the Camoin Method should use the optional rules sparingly; generally the basic rules are sufficient to determine the response. In certain cases they can be highly useful.

Supplementary rules to the Rules of the Dynamic Spread:

Remember : A new card is not drawn for a specific place in a reading (e.g. to the left or right of another card) when there is already a card in that place.

9th rule : If the WHEEL OF FORTUNE is drawn and when there is no card next to it on the side of the crank, draw another card and place it next to the crank. This card indicates what principle will put the wheel into movement.

10th rule : If the POPESS is drawn and when there is no card placed next to the egg, another card can be drawn to see what new spiritual quality is incubating.

11th rule : If no card has been placed next to the JUGGLER on the side of the sack which is on the table, another card can be drawn to see what the sack contains.

12th rule : If no card has been placed next to the EMPRESS on the side of the hand over the eagle, a card can be drawn because that hand could belong to someone else who is waking the eagle, the symbol of the mental level of ideas. If another personage is not depicted, it could refer to an archetype which is awakening or vitalizing the creativity of the querent.

13th rule : If no card has been placed next to the POPE on the side of the smaller person on the left, a card can be placed there. Since there will already be a card placed on the right side of the card next to the other smaller person—due to the 3rd rule in the direction of the Regard (or if a card is already there for another reason)—the cards on either side of the POPE can give a sense of who these two personages are.

14th rule : If no card has been placed on either side of THE LOVER, cards can be added to each side. These two cards can give a sense of who the personages on the right and left are.

15th rule : If no card has been placed next to the CHARIOT on the right, a card can be drawn to see what the face on his right shoulder is looking at. This would give a sense of his future.

16th rule : If no card has been placed on the right or left of JUSTICE, cards can be drawn to place on each side. The card placed next to the scales suggests what needs to be brought into balance. The card next to the sword indicates the exterior element which will compel the person to find balance. A card can also be placed above JUSTICE to show the source of the yellow column of light coming down from above, in other words the superior principle of intelligence that activates this archetype, the subtle reason for which Justice comes into action.

17th rule : If no card has been placed next to ARCANUM 13 on the side of the person (head) in the lower left, a card can be drawn. Since there will already be a card placed on the right side of the card next to the other person (head)—due to the 3rd rule in the direction of the Regard (or if a card is already there for another reason)—the cards on either side of ARCANUM 13 can give a sense of who these two personages are.

18th rule : If no card has been placed on either side of THE DEVIL, cards can be drawn and placed on each side. These two cards can give information about the two personages on the left and the right.

19th rule : If no card has been placed on either side of THE HOUSE OF GOD, cards can be drawn and placed on each side. These two cards can give information about the two personages on the left and the right.

20th rule : If no card has been placed on either side of THE MOON, cards can be drawn and placed on each side. These two cards can give information about the two personages on the left and the right.

21st rule : If no card has been placed on either side of JUDGMENT, cards can be drawn and placed on each side. These two cards can give information about the two personages on the left and the right.









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