|The Fourfold Vision spread offers a progression of different ways of looking at an object, person, or situation. It is a powerful tool for gaining deeper insight into the specific subjects of other readings. The images of the Minchiate Tarot are drawn from a rare surviving 18th century deck of 97 cards - 19 more than the traditional Tarot. It is considered by many to be the single most powerful divination tool on the web, providing deep insight, rich in ancient symbolism, to any question you may pose. If you would like your own copy of the Minchiate Tarot, you can buy it now!
|The card on the far right represents the object being viewed, be it an idea, relationship, or the self. Five of Coins (Worry), when reversed: Concern over finance leads to prudent action. Impending physical threat is met with calm and skill. Suffering and loneliness leads to spiritual growth. Stress is met without resorting to excess or the pursuit of oblivion.|
|The card second from the right represents the physical vision: how the object is seen at a base or mechanical level. Death, when reversed: Stagnation or petrifaction. The refusal to let go of the past. Resistance to change because of fear.|
|The card in the middle represents the mental vision: the object personified and seen through a humanized perspective. Charity, when reversed: Kind and charitable acts motivated by vanity or desire for personal gain. Using a position of good fortune to make someone less fortunate dependent on you. Ill-conceived good intentions that make matters worse. A second chance with an expectation of failure.|
|The card second from the left represents the emotional vision: how passions and values are creatively stimulated by the mental vision. Four of Cups (Luxury), when reversed: New and unusual relationships and opportunities. The reawakening of your appetite for life or love. The path of excess leading to spiritual rejuvenation and the appearance of novel ambitions.|
|The card on the far left represents the fourfold or mystical vision: still viewing through the previous three, we now add a spiritual element, revealing unseen aspects of the object. Four of Swords (Truce): A time of tranquility and intellectual repose in the midst of a great struggle. A temporary retreat from stress to regather inner strength, reaffirm convictions, reorganize thoughts, and formulate a new plan. The need for vigilance in a moment of calm. May suggest a withdrawal from the material world to find spiritual guidance.|