## Quadrate Visuals

## VISUAL FIVE

*Dissecting the Quadrates*

**In the Mystic Quadrate System, there are 90 Quadrate plates, plus a Spirit and a Life Quadrate (also listed as the "0" Quadrate).**

**Below is the foundational "template" for all the Quadrates. The cards that you see on these lower rows are stationery and never change thru out any of the 90 Quadrates. They represent the original Spirit and the Life Quadrates all combined in one.**

**For example, if you were to take the left hand cards only from each of the pairs of cards in each box and put them all in the upper sections of each square, you would in effect have the SPIRIT Quadrate. So, each left hand card represents the original card in that box for the SPIRIT QUADRATE.**

**If you were to take the right hand cards from each of the pairs of cards in each box and put those cards in the upper sections of each square instead, you would now have the LIFE Quadrate. So, every right hand card represents the original card that belongs to the LIFE QUADRATE. Together on the bottom line of each square, they form the foundation of the whole Quadrate system.**

**As an analogy, they act sort of like the original owners of their own "homes" (each square representing a different home), allowing different cards to move into their space and filter their energies thru that space during the year, while the original cards that occupied that space go on to occupy other spaces and in effect "displace" the original occupants of that home. This is where the term "displacement" comes from. As new cards come in according to the Quadrate for that year, they displace the original cards that once occupied that space in their Spirit and Life Quadrates. And in turn, those original cards do the same thing by occupying other spaces and casting their energies on whatever "home" they occupy for that particular year.**

The Fixed and Semi Fixed Cards

The Fixed and Semi Fixed Cards

**There are exceptions to this rule however. In the Quadrate System, there are 7 cards, 3 of which are FIXED (circled in RED below) and 4 of which are SEMI-FIXED (as shown by the BLUE arrows) as you can see illustrated below. The fixed cards, which are the King of Spades, the Jack of Hearts and the 8 of Clubs will never move from their individual spots. They won't exchange "homes" like the others will and will stay fixed thru out all the Quadrates at all times.**

**The 4 SEMI FIXED cards are paired together with each other in two groups, the first one being the 2 of Hearts, and the Ace of Clubs, and the second group - the 9 of Hearts and the 7 of Diamonds. The first group will exchange houses with each other only, and will alternate back and forth thru out the 90 Quadrates. The second group will also exchange houses with just each other, back and forth, alternating thru out the 90 Quadrates. You can get a better idea of this by viewing the very bottom Quadrates as Thomas illustrates them through his own customized Quadrate plates. See how they change places with each other from Quadrate ONE to Quadrate TWO. This pattern continues on in this manner from one quadrate to the next.**

**Thomas Morrell soon found a more simplified way of displaying the Quadrates by doubling them up.**

**Once the Quadrates go from #1-45, they repeat all over again from #46-90, the only difference being the difference in the semi fixed cards which will be in opposite order in the second half from the first half. So he decided to display BOTH of the semi fixed cards in the same square (shown by the blue arrows in the first Quadrate below). Then, instead of listing it as Quadrate #1, for example, he changed it to say 1 and 46, which are in essence, the same plates except for the switched semi fixed cards.**

**In Quadrate 2 and 47, the red arrows illustrate how the semi fixed cards sync up with the 2nd Quadrate when you are viewing it as the #2 Quadrate. The blue arrows show you how the lower semi fixed cards sync up with the 47th Quadrate. In other words, the upper numbered Quadrate represents the upper semi fixed cards and the lower numbered Quadrate represents the lower semi fixed cards.**

**SIDE NOTE: Robert Camp's layout of the "solar spreads" as he calls them goes straight from one to ninety. He also uses regular playing card faces as opposed to Thomas' card symbols to illustrate his layouts. The doubled Quadrate idea was Thomas Morrell's and only he displays the Quadrates in this fashion.**