A CycleCast is a forecast of the psychic "energy weather" patterns that affect all of us, over a period of time that can range from a day to a year. Break down the term CycleCast into "Cycle" and "Cast." Cycle refers to the passage of time, which in this case is irregular. That is, it does not fit into a defined calendar period. I let the reading for each CycleCast tell me its time frame. Cast, of course, comes from "forecast."To access the energies of these readings, I use my pendulum dowsing together with the original Star+Gate cards. These cards were developed in the late 60's - early 70's, and are long out of print. They are not Tarot cards; in fact, the designer of the Star+Gate system specifically rejected Tarot. However, Star+Gate does have a component of western astrology. I also find a great deal of feng shui wisdom in the cards. I use them for all my professional readings, and I think they're marvelous. In writing the CycleCasts, I use boldface terms to refer to cards from the Star+Gate deck.
We are talking about archetypes here, and speaking in metaphors. It is best not to try for a literal interpretation; rather let the energies unfold as the Cycle progresses. Each reader will be able to uniquely relate to a Cycle at it applies to their own life.
Hope this helps. I realize some readers will think this all a bunch of new age woo-woo stuff. So be it; it works for a lot of us. Take what you like, and leave the rest.