Interpretation: Interpretation at a Glance
Interpretation at a Glance: A Checklist
• Is our casting ascending, referencing what we desire or intend? Or is it or descending, referencing what’s coming down around us? Are there chromatic points, which could indicate resistance to those flows?
• What chakra, or movement between chakras, is associated with the pitch of the Musician’s Die? Listen to the pitch if you can, feel its resonance. What are the attributes of that chakra or movement between chakras? They indicate the general area to which the casting refers.
• Is the Musician’s Die pointing to the left, looking toward the past? How sharply? Or does it look to the right, toward the future? Or is it mostly vertical, observing the present?
• Listen, play, or sing each position, if possible; get inside them. Take in the colors, the geometry. Remember that scalepoints are generally the “when,” while cards are generally the “what” or “how.” You can think of positions as “card” at-the-point-of “die”— a Major Third of Voices over mi, for example, could be “Peace” at the point of “Effort”; or Peace regarding Effort, or Effort regarding Peace.
• When taking in the elements of a casting, and especially when interpreting the casting as a whole, stay open, relaxed, playful, and sincere. Remember, a casting is not a puzzle that must be correctly solved—it is a story that is being created.