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Spread Patterns, Positions & Meanings

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1. centred octagon spread
2a. centred triangle spread (male-female)
2b. centred triangle spread (conscious-unconscious)
3. five-card square
4. nine-card square

4. Nine Card Square

This square operates on the same principle as that of the 5-card one, but the analysis can be pushed further, to 9 elements.

spread ▼ position meaning
+4         upper left (+4) greatest positive*
          middle left (+3) 2nd greatest positive
+3   =     centre (=) average, balance, mid-point
          lower left (+2) 2nd smallest positive
+2   +1     lower centre (+1) smallest positive
continued ▼ position meaning
    -1   -2 upper centre (-1) smallest negative▲
          upper right (-2) 2nd smallest negative
        -3 centre right (-3) 2nd greatest negative
             
        -4 lower right (-4) greatest negative
 *positive & ▲negative are not moral judgements.... (see above)