Use this spread to understand how the querent has travelled to the current state in their life-path (which can be specified further).
Card 1—Vertical Arm. Topic in question.
Card 2—Horizontal Arm. Main impulses/variables.
Card 3—Full Moon. Current influence.
Card 4—Waxing Moon. Future influence.
Card 5—Waning Moon. Past influence.
Card 6—Black Column. Unconsciously sensed or feared.
Card 7—White Column. Consciously recognized or valued.
Card 8—Crescent Moon. Future outcome.
Card 9—The Book. Motivational influence.
This spread imitates the image of The High Priestess major arcana trump card in the Rider-Waite version of the Tarot.
Cards 1 and 2 imitate the cross on her chest. Look for opposing forces/concepts between the cards.
Card 9 should be saved for last, after all the other cards have been turned and interpreted. If a minor arcana card: secrets that cannot yet be revealed. If a major arcana card: significant applications.