the Mouse Pointer over the Sephiroth positions in the tree.
Tree of Life Reading
by Douglas Ashby
As with all spreads
it is important to decide in advance just what it is that you intend doing,
and especially so here, as the Tree spread can be used in several different
ways. In general it is laid down from the bottom (MaIkuth) upwards (to Kether)
in the reverse order of the numbers shown on the diagram. The latter show
the sequence in which things come into manifestation but, when laying out
the cards, the first card represents that which is already manifest. This
is not hard to understand when you think of other spreads where the first
card(s) laid represent past conditions. The cards are therefore laid up
the Tree and are then read in the same order.
Spiritual impulse, higher self, spiritual influences surrounding one, the
roots of new things due to come into one's life.
Conception of anything.
The four Aces.
Male image, how one relates to the active male force, new things beginning
to come into being. Left side of the head. First month of pregnancy.
The four Twos.
Feminine image, how one relates to the receptive, structuring processes
of life, right side of the head, second month of pregnancy.
The four Threes.
Ideals, the law, religious matters, one's inner will, planning processes,
compassionate nature, left shoulder and arm; third month of pregnancy.
The four Fours.
Active aspirations, ability to act, determination, strength, ability to
destroy the past in order to create the future, right shoulder and arm,
fourth month of pregnancy.
The four Fives.
Control, balance, harmony, heart centre, centre of being, lungs, solar
plexus, active will, things now definitely in the process of coming to fruition.
The fifth month of pregnancy.
Husband in female reading.
The four Sixes.
Emotional nature, feelings, desires, artistic creativity, romance, left
hand and hip-back-loin, sons, the sixth month of pregnancy.
The four Sevens.
Thoughts, communication, speech, logic, right hand and hip-back-loins,
sons, the seventh month of pregnancy.
The four Eights.
Imagination, instincts, habit patterns, sex, food, home environment, sexual
organs. Eighth month of pregnancy.
Wife in a male reading.
The four Nines.
General physical condition and environment, what is happening now and
just past, legs and feet. All things which have now come into manifestation
or which are passing away. The ninth month of pregnancy.
Birth and death.
The four Tens.
The names shown on the
diagram are the traditional Hebrew ones, and the descriptions given by pointing
at the individual names are only a few of the many different attributes allocated
to each of the Sephiroth.