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The Bi-Polar Octagon
  The bi-polar octagon
We are offering three different spreads for on-line users of the cards. Remember, Rainring has not been inspired by the tarot, and any resemblance to any spread used by tarot readers will be coincidental.

The first spread is the bi-polar octagon illustrated left. This spread analyses any psychic event or situation by breaking it down into nine aspects, of which the ninth, at centre, summarises the others. The nine different aspects correspond to the nine groups of cards (see grid). The group themes are as follows:
  The group themes Each of the nine aspects influences the issue being explored
1 Spirit : the male pole - spiritual vision or insight; discrimination, wisdom. Spirit : the way in which spirit views the issue – the thoughts, perceptions and insights involved
2 Will : the female pole - emotional force, sexuality, survival Will : feelings about, emotional response to the issue
3 Heart : balance between the poles: friendship, affection, empathy, non-sexual love, children Heart : the heart of the matter – the issue summarised in one card
4 Form : the body’s energy centre, the material dimension, daily life, practicality, facts. Form : the practicalities, the impact of the matter on daily life
5 Unconscious : the hidden source of psyche, accessed by intuition, art, shamanism. Unconscious : the hidden source of what is manifesting itself
6 Self : seat of the unique identity of beings, also its guardian. The unit of Creation. Self : how the issue impacts on the individual(s) involved; how it affects personal integrity and integration
7 Communication : connection between individuals by word and music. Multiplying via resonance. Communication : the spoken, written or other artistic interactions taking place around the issue;
8 Conjugation : fusion of male and female polarities; balance of emotion and awareness Conjugation : externally – relation between conjugal partners; internally -the equivalent in the psyche of the individual(s)
9 Quest-ion? : the impetus of evolution; spiritual quest or goals, the round of life. Quest-ion? : the goals or aims striven for in relation to the issue
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