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Tablets of Time

The Game Boards of Life


Tarot Cartomancy

There are major differences between tarot, cartomancy, and Metasymbology. For example, tarot and cartomancy do not use numbers or math formulas. Metasymbology IS a number system. Tarot and cartomancy do not use cycles of time, birthdays, calendars, the zodiac, or planets. Metasymbology depends on these elements to personalize and give measurable results.

The fundamental difference is how the cards are handled. Tarot cards are shuffled, cut, randomly drawn and laid out in a multitude of different ways. Meaningful coincidence provides the seeker with the card interpreted by the reader.

The ancient science of cards - Metasymbology - does not cut or shuffle. A math formula arranges all 52 cards on a 7x7 grid with three “crown cards” at the top. The result is a spread of cards, also known as a tablet or a plate. Each time you repeat the formula, you are creating another turn of the solar year clock. Thus, the tablets, spreads, plates or whatever you want to call them, are actually calendars. You don’t even need cards to make the spreads. When you know the formula, a pen and paper will do the trick.

There are 91 tablets, one for each year of a person’s life. Once the spreads are made - and preserved - there is no need to handle cards again; you read from the tablets. The only variable is the seeker, whose date of birth is essential to interpreting the cards on each fixed spread.
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Soul Qualities and Personalities

The Soul Spread is the first tablet. It's the Perfect Spread because the cards are in their natural order, unchanged by the Law of Cause and Effect. The Soul Spread describes the perfect, ideal state of your being.

Being in tune with the qualities of your Soul Card helps you manifest your most powerful, creative experiences. You know when you are in tune with your soul-nature because you are happy.

Life Spread of CardsThe first turn of the solar year clock creates the Life Spread. This is your first year: from birth to age one.

Your experiences during the first year of your life create emotional and psychological patterns that influence the way you connect with the rest of the world. This becomes your personality.

Yearly Tablets

The next and all subsequent times you use the formula to create another spread of cards, you create the Yearly Tablets. Each yearly tablet is a personal year calendar year that starts on your birthday. If you are 30 years old, you can follow the ebb and flow of karma for all people who are 30 years old, by reading their cards on Tablet #30.