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I am temporarily one-handed, so today’s post is a short audio meditation (recorded yesterday) and inspired by a combination of tarot and Lenormand cards. Think of it as a sampler; I would love to do more of these, in longer format.
One of my readers commented on the fact that she relies on intuition yet for reading the Lenormand, and says that “it’s still hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of NOT using intuition.”
I felt this worth addressing as a short topic of its own. Here is my opinion on Lenormand and intuition.
What does this symbol mean to you?
Yesterday, I took my car to the mechanic for some repairs. It was leaking transmission fluid — again — and I was afraid of experiencing costly repairs. While I was at work awaiting the mechanic’s phone call, I snuck out this quick no-layout style reading, asking what would happen with the car.
13 Child – 14 Fox – 3 Ship – 15 Bear – 27 Letter
I got my long-awaited Old Castle Lenormand deck last night. Yay! I’m not normally drawn to Gothic or dark decks, but I really felt drawn to this one. I think it’s because it has the creepy haunted house vibe; which fits in with my love of Halloween.
Of course I wanted to put this new deck to use, and had time for a super quick daily draw before work this morning. I chose the Fox as a focal point, figuring it would be easiest to put this reading into the context of my job today.
Mystery of the Old Castle Lenormand – click for larger view
(This photo doesn’t do the deck justice.)
Here is a daily draw of three cards, focusing on my workday.
3 Ship + 30 Lily + 10 Scythe
I like the idea that maybe the Lily shows my fatigue. I was woken up about 5am to clean up after a sick cat. (Our youngest has a sensitive stomach.) I stayed up after that, and my head is rather fuzzy from insufficient sleep — a way of life with these cats, apparently!
Sometimes the Lenormand are so spot-on or literal that it both amazes me and makes me laugh. The Brits would say the cards are being cheeky at times like that! This is an example of such a reading I did this morning.
ASS Lenormand cards in the Square of Nine
I didn’t have a particular question in mind; I was mainly interested in practicing this spread, which isn’t a regular part of my repertoire. The central card should provide the focus of the reading, and this case, it is the Fish. (A list of the cards as spread can be found at the end of this post.)
As many of my readers know, I use the card meanings as presented in Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle, where the Fish is primarily a card of business, entrepreneurs and independence. I’ve been starting to associate the Fish with my personal projects — they may be like a business and require some work on my part, and often have a schedule or deadline. I figured that must be the Fish’s meaning… then it hit me: the Literal Lenormand strikes again!
Here is a quick Lenormand daily draw from this morning.
21 Mountain + 17 Storks + 32 Moon
This is the ASS Lenormand.
Okay, I admit it, this is a completely gratuitous posting.
The Shades Lenormand
Heart + Snake + Coffin + Rider + Moon
I just wanted to see what my cards would look like if spread as for a reading. This makes me wish I had the deck finished now, so I could print it for my own use! In an effort to keep this post from being completely gratuitous, I will interpret these cards as if they were for a real client, so you can see an example of one way to read them.
Here is my sketch of the Lenormand card — 32 Moon.
For me this is a card of emotions, romance, fame, and sometimes the psychic or intuitive ability. It can represent evening or nighttime. I have started to associate it more often with the concept of ebb and flow — as with the tides that are influenced by the moon, which itself cycles with an ebb and flow.