The Mystic Quadrate System is the only one that aligns the planetary rulers of each Card with known planets as set forth by the ancient wisdom of the Magi of Chaldea. Another System assigns approximately half the Cards to an Astrological House when it is convenient and does not define much beyond that.
In the time-tested tradition of the Astrologers of old, the Suit/Element correlations in the Mystic Quadrate System are based on their natural qualities and rulers: Hearts/Spring/Fire, Clubs/Summer/Air, Diamonds/Fall/Earth and Spades/Winter/Water. While the other 3 Suits/Element correlations are pretty easy to understand, the Suit of Spades is Water for a few reasons. Water is heavy, just as our health, work and everyday life can weigh us down. It also represents our deeper spiritual work and as known, Neptune is the planet ruling spiritual things and is known as the God of the Seas; Water.
Defining each Card by it's numeric, planetary and elemental basis, one
will naturally have a far deeper understanding of it's meaning and use in
Instead of playing by it's own rules, or even making them up as they go, The Mystic Quadrate System is the only Card Science today that works in harmony with Astrology, Numerology and Cardology.
Here is where the gap really widens. The Mystic Quadrate System's increments of Progression are based on the orbits of Saturn, the Earth and the Moon, or Seasons of those motions. This reveals a specific mathematical configuration that repeats itself in both a linear and cyclic fashion. Click here for more information. It also adheres to the same structural integrity of the System in both the larger and smaller increments of progression.
All sub-year progressions in the Book of Destiny System are based on the Number 7. Seven is the number that divides each progression into the Mercury through Neptune periods, not what they are based on. Also, the Book of Destiny System does not go from birthday to birthday in the smaller progressions and even pulls in cards from inactive charts or spreads, to complete a smaller spread. As an example, the 7-week Spread in the Book of Destiny System has a Long Range Card that would have an influence of 49 days. This is only 3 days less than a 52-day Card from the Yearly Spread, so the question is, which Card is more important and/or when?
I believe the real proof lies in what I discovered a few years ago, what I call Mystic Conjunctions and Mystic Receptions. This happens when an influence, be it a Planet, Position or Card, lines up by Conjunction or Reception, at the same time, magnifying or increasing it's influence and will trigger an event. This can happen in the same Chart or Spread, but also between different ones, as well.
Here are some examples: Santana had a Mystic Conjunction with the 10 of Diamonds (the Blessed Card), the night he won 8 Grammy's; President Clinton had a Mystic Conjunction with the 7 of Hearts (challenges in love), in Mercury (communication), on 9/9/1998, the exact day the Starr Report was released. (I have literally hundreds of these on file, which I will publish some day for research data.)
Card Synchronizations have recently been discovered in the Book of Destiny System (another name for a Mystic Conjunction) and one of these were revealed for a person on 2/8/2000. There was a line up of the Jack of Hearts in both the Yearly and Weekly Spreads, a typical 2-part Conjunction. Using the Mystic Quadrate System for this same person, we find a triple conjunction with the Jack of Hearts on that day. The Yearly Chart was the same; however, the Weekly one was different, as there is a small difference between the two Versions and he also had the Jack of Hearts in his current 4-year Saturn Period, from the 28-year Chart used in the Mystic Quadrate System.
One of the problems with this System is the lack of any real rules to define it, which has led to most playing the game as a method of convenience or esoteric make believe. The Mystic Quadrate System is the only one based on a solid Numerological and Astrological foundation, as defined by those in their respective fields from the past. The others are based on the work of a man who failed at more conventional Astrology, thought you could not predict the outcome of an election and believed he was the reincarnation of "Jesus Christ," Olney H. Richmond, the self proclaimed Grand Master of the Order of the Magi.
Pi? Recently published in The Master Book of Prediction, Book 1, for the first time in modern history, a detailed mathematical explanation of what the System itself is based on. Not even Olney Richmond himself knew this.
By defining the rules and how it works, it has not altered the System, but strengthened what is correct within it and built a foundation on which it can expand and unfold into the remarkable and Sacred System it truly is. It has also eliminated some of the make believe esoteric theories, along with the generalized filler techniques, such as Personality Cards.
I have not called the other theories, erroneous, stupid or foolish; however, I do seriously question some of the reasoning or basis of them. And to be fair, you should test and try all to see which one you think is correct. I feel confident in the Mystic Quadrate System, as much of it rests on the research of literally thousands of Charts, on hundreds of events and thousands of personal readings.