The “Crucible” Problem-Solving Spread: An Alchemical Approach

While thinking about using the Temperance card as a kind of “talisman” for my reading sessions (an adaptation of another of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ritualistic ideas), I decided to create a spread based loosely on alchemical principles, specifically Aleister Crowely’s assumption that the vigorous interaction of Fire and Water release Air. The premise is that one’s approach to a problem may be a “knee-jerk” response, but that a logical outcome (along with some potentially adverse side-effects) will ideally result.

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