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Daily reading N°3 about my trip to Paris, France

Hi there,

this is the third reading I did when I was in Paris.

After going to the Sacre Coeur and Montmartre, I went back at the hotel in order to drop all the little things I bought along the way. I also had to charge the battery of my camera. So, I took the opportunity to make another 5 cards draw to see about the rest of my day.

Here are the cards:

the clover 02the child 13the sun 31the letter 27the star 16

the clover, the child, the sun, the letter, the star

The second part of my day was a fun ride. Walked a lot again ! And I went to new places. Places I have never been to when I was in Paris, but that are actually quite famous. That is “le quartier Saint Germain”. I decided to go there by walk from one of the bridges, because I knew the views would be beautiful. At that time of the day, the sun was slowly going down offering myriads of colors. Honestly I felt like I was in one of those movies …

pont-11

This is a picture I took on the bridge as the sun was going down, and the dark clouds were taking place in the sky. Quite dramatic. Unfortunately this picture doesn’t quite capture the color of that moment. I yet have to learn to master that camera a lot better !

sunset-in-paris

This is something typical from Paris. The old bookstands. There are so many of them. You can find very old books there. Also, stamps, comics, posters, calendars …

bookstands

I took a coffee at “Les Deux Magots” which is one of the famous places in Saint Germain. Le café de Flore is just a few walk steps away and is another famous place. Huysmans, Giraudoux, surrealist writers , Camus, Faulkner, Simone de Beauvoir … They all have been there on a regular basis …

les-2-magots

I visited some bookstores in the streets nearby. Actually took a look at some novels, … After that I went back to the “Rue saint Honoré” and had a nice walk enjoying the city lights.

The Ritz’s entrance on the Place Vendome. A mythical hotel. I’d love to stay at that hotel someday.

le-ritz

And then, to finish the evening, the Champs Elysees again.

pizza-pino-on-the-champs-el

So, if I look at the cards in the draw :

the clover, the child : me enjoying new places in the city.( what I mean by new is “new to me” as I have never been there).

the sun, the letter, the star : related to the weather and time of the day. the sun was going down at the beginning of my walk and finished in the night. Also it is related to famous places (the sun and the star) . Places made famous by writers and intellectuals (the letter).

Cheers,
Hope you enjoyed the little trip
Jayce

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5 cards layout about this evening

Hi there,

taking a little break from the Grand Tableau’s theory. This will be a case analysis using a 5 card layout. Context : a friend of mine asked me to help his son with his studies. I usually am at ease with teaching, but I have never done that sort of activity with a teenager. So I prepared some stuff to help him out: some learning tools. I wanted my approach to be very different than the one he has been used to with his teacher. The one point is that he has to be motivated. I reasoned that it had to be a departure of what he already knew. So I wanted my approach to be fun and playful. That way, he would actually learn stuff without even knowing. These are the 5 cards I got :

the book 26the child 13the clouds 06the star 16the tree 05

the Book, the Child, the Clouds, the Star, the Tree

The Book stands for studies, learning. Matter of fact, I am going to help a young teenager (the Child) with his English speaking skills. He dislikes learning his lessons,and is acting quite grumpy (child+clouds). The point is that he has to learn to enjoy learning. Right now, he doesn’t feel like learning could be any fun. The experience he had with his teacher in class wasn’t “all that” as he told me ! He finds it utterly boring, difficult (clouds) … and he is being very lazy with the whole thing (clouds and stars). I yet have to jump in and make him feel like this could actually be fun. The Star and The Tree speaks to me as being a clean base again, something creative and I think they might represent me and my approach.

What actually happened :
He was at home with a friend of the same age, so in the end the class was given to the 2 kids. We made flash cards with drawings and vocabulary. Many topics were covered. It was very funny, and very productive. Many laughters. Full of energy. Very creative : the star card I suppose. We reached what we wanted : he is now motivated. And managed to view it as a challenging game and not something boring and dull. They actually remained focused for 1 hour and half. Prior to the lesson, I asked how long he thought he could remained focused, and then should take a break : 40 minutes was his opinion. I am glad it all went well.

Cheers
Jayce

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Lenormand reading : a case analysis around oscar night

Browsing my archives, I found out a funny reading I did around the academy award. Don’t ask me why but I was pretty sure it was either Marion Cotillard or Julie Christie who was going to get it. And just like that, in front of the TV, I did a reading, silly me. I was oh so curious of what the cards would be telling me. Usually I don’t “play” with my deck, but couldn’t resist the fun. I thought it would be a good training.

Here are the cards I got for Marion Cotillard / (the Lady is the key card)

The Lily, the Star, the Dog, the Lady, the Snake, the Heart, the Ring

For Marion Cotillard : I think the cards to the left are related to the fact that she had been honored already (with Bafta) about her interpretation of Edith Piaf. So she was already highly appreciated and respected as an actress before the Oscar night. That is the combination of the cards Lily, Star and Dog : appreciation of both the audience and her peers. Cards on the right first made me hesitating quite a bit. The snake is usually a sign of trouble, something that is not going the right way … that kind of thing. But it also might represent a woman. And I think that here it represents Edith Piaf. She honestly completely transformed herself : she WAS Edith. Also, I think that it played a huge part as Americans know and cherish Edith Piaf. And for that, (the heart) she is highly appreciated and praised (the ring). And you know the rest of the story, she got that Oscar !

Cheers

Jayce

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Lenormand case study : a reading about a travel

Hi there,

this is yet another case study using the 2 paths spread. Some years ago, the querent made a trip overseas, and she is actually wondering if it would be wise for her to go next summer over there again. As this is a long travel, I picked the ship as the theme card. The theme card is always taken out of the deck and placed on the table before picking up the other cards.

Question asked : is it wise for her to travel overseas next summer ?

first line stands for “if the querent is going”, the second line is “if the querent is not going”.

Here is the first line :

the Clouds, the Whip, the Star, the Mice, the Storks

This doesn’t look too good. The Clouds speaks about confusion and the Whip indicates troubles and arguments about this ideal (the Star). The Mice and the Storks are there to show that there would be losses, stressful changes along the way. The fact that the Storks are ending the line are though positive, changes can still be coming but the “flight” of the Storks will only take place if the underlying issues shown by the previous cards are resolved. Better wait before crossing the ocean !

The second line on the contrary is incredibly positive ! The Man and the Letter, followed by the Clover speaks about a positive and uplifting message from a man. The querent is single so there might be something very interesting here … The Woman and the Bouquet is the querent and it shows her as being content and very happy. The Letter and the Bouquet can both be a sign of a proposition and/or invitation. Chances are that by next summer, there will be a change of plans and something very positive will take place. Something that will make her a lot happier than that trip overseas.

Feedback to come !

hope you enjoyed this case study around the Lenormand cards,
Cheers

Jayce

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The Star (16)

The Star is related to clarity of thought, spirituality, faith, hope, wishes. You are going through a phase in your life that is oh so good. You have the opportunity to make you dream come true. You are using your imagination. You are feeling blessed and lucky in your work or in your relationship. Creativity and esoteric studies are also keywords for the star. Listen to your intuition right now ! No matter where it takes you, have no doubts that your heart is in the right place.

Jayce

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