I really dislike the way that the Spirit Index is setup in Street Grimoire.
My main problem is that it doesn’t allow for a positive reputation among spirits.
The main thing to remember with Spirit Awareness is that it is neither positive or negative as it is simply the likelihood of an astral denizen or magician knowing information about you on the spot. 6 to 10: Spirits from the metaplane you visited on your initiation ordeal or magicians in your Tradition in your neighborhood may have vaguely heard of you.
The key about Spirit Awareness vs Public Awareness is that the Astral Realm cares about far different things than the mundane world.Decide with your players what constitutes a transgression and apology and what type it might be so they aren’t too surprised by it happening.Maybe make a news sheet about a recent treatise on spirits and how reputation in the spirit world is starting to impact conjury.They may even know more about you especially if you have the Distinctive Style Quality or less for Blandness.Most outside of your niche have heard your name and maybe something you did.