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Reading : cards and astrology

Hi there, I have currently Uranus in transit making a trine to my natal conjunction Moon/Venus. Over the years, I have noticed that astrology transits are very effective. Astrology is something I have studied : noting down the aspects of transits at major turns in my life. There never was a major event that wasn’t reflecting in transits. A trine is an aspect of 120 degree, and it speaks here of an opportunity. As 2 planets will be affected by the transit, there will be some major changes coming in. As the planet transiting  is Uranus the transit will be a “surprise”.

uranussymbolcolorUranus is the planet of awakening, sudden shock and surprise. Some keywords : originality, inventors, computers, cutting edge technologies. It is the joker, the wild card of the universe.

An array of possibilities can be here triggered, the Lenormand cards are used here to seek out which out of all the possibilities is going to be given birth to.

I did a 5 cards reading to see what exactly this trine would bring into my life. Here are the cards :

the coffin 08the bear 15the heart 24the birds 12the crossroad 22

the coffin, the bear, the heart, the birds, the path

The relationship between the Coffin and Uranus is quite interesting to have here. This is actually a great example of the Coffin not necessarily being a “bad” card. It speaks of a major life’s alteration. Uranus is a new way of looking at things ! As the transit is a trine , it is going to be taking place smoothly into my life.

Uranus disrupt, change, and re-do whatever it touches. Some things are going to be changed forever. The Coffin is the end of a life cycle. Looking forward. This could really mean the end of being single. Especially since the Heart is there in 5 cards. This will break up the rigid past and challenges. Viable patterns for the present are able to step into my life. I have to admit I can’t wait to have some changes brought into my “routine” right now. I had some very tough times the last 10 years, and I am fed up with tragedies and losses. I want my life back.

Next card is the Bear. It may represents someone. Most of the time, the Bear is a man. Keywords : strong and powerful. Someone protective, caring, generous.

The Bear associated with the Heart : someone with a good heart, generous. A passion on the way ?

The Heart is for tenderness, generosity, love, romance. The conjunction of Moon and Venus are I guess represented here by this card. As the Heart is central in the draw, it seems to act as a focus.

The Birds : this is the card of verbal communication, chat, gossip. Also the cards for a couple. Directly following the Heart, it looks like being in a romance is coming around the corner.

The Crossroads speaks again of the choice, the opportunity. I see it here as meaning life getting into a new direction.

I always look at the cut : the Key associated with the Ship. Key is the Yes card. The Ship can stand for many things, here I suppose it is the longing for something. The Combination speaks about a dream to come true. The ship speaks also of travel, and being abroad. Maybe it speaks about a future move, indicated in the 5 cards by the Crossroads.



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The Grand Tableau / Workshop 1, Part 6

gt-woman-wp6This is the 6th post about the workshop dedicated on the topic of the Grand Tableau. The Querent’s card is located in house 19, the house of the Tower. The Queren’t card has 2 cards above itself : the Storks and the Mice. The Storks’s keywords are : change, flexibility, evolution. The Mice’s keywords are : stress, worries, exhaustion, nervousness. The Mice also diminish the meaning of the surrounding card. The Mice is in the house of the Ship, in house 3. And the Storks is in the house of the Whip, house 11.

The Mice in combination of the meaning of the 3rd house (the Ship) is speaking of a difficult transition. The desired change is not taking place easily.
The Storks in combination with the meaning of the house 11 (the Whip) may mean a change after a conversation or it speaks about some sort of physical training.

This could actually refer to several things : I wish to move, but it is not the right time to do so; and I have to wait. Same with traveling, I would love to do some city trips, but as I am trying to put some money on the side … I am waiting a better time to do so. And finally, the problems I am having with my back and neck are definitely eating up my energy. Thus, as a conclusion, there is a sensation of being stuck in a rut at the moment. Nothing to bad though, I know it is just a question of timing, this is not going to last forever … I am making the most with staying at home right now, writing my book ! Hope this helps,


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Reading about a relationship / Part B

Hi there,

I was thinking about the combination the Garden and the Rider I got as an advice yesterday. This clearly means I should go out there, and have some fun, make new acquaintance. I did a reading with the Garden as a keycard, asking “What kind of place ?”. Here are the cards (they should be read in a line).

the clouds 06the ship 03the tree 05the garden (20)Mountain 21the lily 30the bouquet 09the man 28

the Clouds, the Ship, the Tree, the Garden, the Mountain, the Lily, the Flower, the Man

I remember the 4 central cards I just had when I did my Grand Tableau : Mountain, Lily, Garden and the Anchor. There are some strong connections between the 2 apparently. When doing the Grand Tableau, I was actually asking myself if that meant a place in the mountain, a remote location, Canada, North America, some sort of a resort … And I am finding those cards again in this no layout spread around the theme card : the Garden.

The Clouds and the Ship together in combination seem to imply that there is a distance : I should get there by plane, or train. But it is not next to where I live.

The Ship and the Tree and the Garden. That is some sort of a spiritual gathering. I actually thought of going to some conferences around topics that interest me. I don’t plan to travel in the very next future … this is very intriguing. Maybe these cards are simply telling something that is not going to happen in the next future, but later on. That would actually make sense. The Tree before the Garden could mean a park, but also adds a spiritual notion to it. It is anyway a quiet place, filled with nice energies.

The Garden and the Mountain : This place is a remote place, maybe in the Mountain.

The Mountain and the Lily : a place in winter, under the snow, a high spiritual place. Very serene.

The Lily and the Bouquet followed by the Man : I could meet someone there. The Bouquet means beauty but also Joy, Happiness.

As a conclusion, this could speak about a conference, a seminar, a place where one feels concerned about a spiritual path. Or simply a very quiet place. The place is located far away, not in my neighborhood. I intended to go to a shop that sells tarot cards and books; but I am not sure this is the place that this draw is referring to. According to me, this speaks about another place than that shop. We’ll see. But I don’t intend to go in a remote place in the mountain at the moment. Yet, this is actually what the cards seem to speak about. I will see how this unfolds ! Feel free to add your comments ! 🙂


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The Grand Tableau / Workshop 1, Part 5

Here is the 5th part of the Workshop, the first one dedicated to the analysis of a Grand Tableau. You may check the theory covered by clicking on the “Grand Tableau” category on the left side of the page. To make it easier to analyse, I broke down the analysis in several parts. Here we go, …

Upper left : Coffin and Clouds / last 2 weeks
this is actually the fact that I quit (coffin) smoking (clouds); following the news that my father was actually ill (coffin) because of smoking (clouds). The day he learned and told me about it, I stopped. Of course, I always knew that smoking wasn’t healthy, but the thing is I love a cigarette. The day he told me he had to start a chemotherapy was a reality check. One thing though : this is more than 2 weeks ago. But there were no other major (or even minor) event that could relate to the coffin and the clouds. I mean THAT was enough !

Upper right : Lily and Tree (the next 2 weeks)
oh, this looks like related to health. Well I already have the answer to what this combo stands for. My neck and back are aching like crazy and I have to be careful with every move I make. I have had this problem before and now I am back again with it. The lily stands here for “aging” … I yet hesitates between acupuncture or a chiropractor… Sometime the Lily also stands for an older man. Again, this combo could be that we are following my father’s health as he has started his treatment. (the Tree is actually in the house of the Tree, so somewhat accentuated here I guess. And the Lily is within the House of the Birds : so stress and worries).

Below left : Rider (older past)

Being active. Yes, that fits. I got involved in several projects. In this diagonal there is only one card so there is not so much information here. *(Funnily enough : the rider can sometimes stands for a vehicle such as a motorcycle, and the rider is in the house of the Book … there was a writing project, that is still on the side and the motorcycle has a major “role” so to speak …spooky)*

Below right : Fish, Stars (future : 6 to 12 months)
As stated before, I wish to develop my activities as a reader. Writing stuff about Lenormand and the Tarot. This could be the sign of a business around esoteric matters. This is my ideal at the moment, and I am working toward that goal, step by step. I am though wondering : the Fish is in the house of the Man, and the Star in the House of the Anchor. Meeting an independent well traveled man who is well known in his activity ? Could be … We will see what happens then throughout the year …

Hope this helps your exploration of the Grand Tableau,

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The Grand Tableau / Workshop 1, Part 3

This is the third part of the first workshop. This post will be about the 4 central cards of the Grand Tableau. In this example: the Lily, the Anchor, the Garden, and the Mountain. These cards must be first read in diagonal. So first, the Lily with the Mountain. And then, the Anchor with the Garden.

The Lily may represent an older man, family, harmony and also sexuality. Associated with the Mountain, it may show the blockage, one that is very important. The Lily actually is a sign of slow development as well. Whatever changes I might be hoping for, I shouldn’t expect them to come very fast. It is more like an advice : take your time ! Also the Lily is in House 12 and the Mountain in House 21. House 12 is the house of the Birds : communication but also stress, worries, conversation, being anxious. House 21 is the house of the Mountain : so the mountain is here “at home”, so to speak. I guess it should be understood this way : the Lily brings a zen factor to the house of the Birds/stress. I am remaining calm on the surface but I might be expecting changes and the lack of it makes me nervous inside. The Lily is a sort of attenuation, if you prefer. But the mountain in 21 is there sort of accentuated. The blockage is huge.
The Anchor is the key card for stability and by extension, work. Associated with the Garden it shows working with many people. The Anchor is in house 13. The House 13 is the house of the Child. The Child’s keywords are new beginning, novelty, something growing. The Garden is in house 20, which is the house of the Garden. The Garden’s keywords are network, connection, gathering, audience, public. So developing a new work geared toward a lot of people, a public seems to be strongly indicated. Indeed, I am trying to develop classes on the Lenormand and the Tarot. Ultimately, I would love to teach on those subject and extend my occupation as a reader that way ! Developing books, learning tools, exercises and such things is something important to me right now.

The 4 together are suggesting a remote location, where one feels isolated. I have no plans to go on holidays for the winter, but this really looks to me like a hotel during the winter season ! I guess as no holiday during winter time is planned, that it should be seen as a search for fulfillment, one that is progressing slowly but steadily. Working toward that goal should make me feel better and better.

Again, I hope you find this useful,

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The Grand Tableau / Part 4

This post will be about the cards standing for people in the layout that is named the Grand Tableau. I will start with cards representing women. For previous post about the Grand Tableau, check the category on the right side of the page. This is the fourth post about this spread.

The Lady card (29) is pretty obvious of course, it represents the querent or the partner. A wife, or significant other. If single, the lady card will be the first one to look at, as being the next potential relationship for the querent. If you are doing the Grand Tableau for yourself, and you’re a woman; then the Woman card is always you.

A rule of thumb is to always look at the surrounding cards. The Dog will be an indication that you know about that person already. The Book on the contrary is the indication that you don’t know that person yet. Other cards to look at : the House and the Lily as they will show a family member. The Anchor will be for a co-worker. And finally, the Tree or the Coffin may show a doctor, a nurse …

Therefore, the Woman card will also represent a sister, an aunt, a family member : when the House or the Lily card are surrounding the woman card.

The next four cards representing a woman in the Grand Tableau are the cards that portrays the 4 Queens.

The Storks (17)/Queen of Hearts will stand for a woman around the same age as the querent, with a good heart. It actually may stand for a loved one, when the Heart card is around. Again it may represent a sister, an aunt whenever the House or the Lily are around. Co-worker, if the Anchor is there, etc … same as the woman card.

The Crossroads (22)/ Queen of Diamond is a younger woman than the querent, and can also stand as the new relationship if the Heart is standing close to it. Again look for the House or Lily card : and it will be a relative. If the Anchor is around, a co-worker.

The Bouquet (9) / Queen of Spades will be for a slightly older woman. Again if the Heart is around, it brings the potential of a new love relationship. The Bouquet can also be the mother in the Grand Tableau. If the Snake is next to it, it can actually show the step mother.

The Snake (7) /Queen of Clubs may represent a difficult woman but not always. It may actually represent an ex, a rival. A stepmother especially if she is perceived as being “difficult”. She also stands for a woman of great knowledge.

The Birds (12) may represents a couple. Traditionally the Birds represent a couple of elder people. And also the grand mother, an older woman.

Again, I hope you find this helpful in your learning of the cards,

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The Grand Tableau / Part 3

Hi there,

this is yet the Third part on the Grand Tableau. The post is about the keycards to look at whether you use the Grand Tableau (or another spread, for that matter). Always keep in mind that the surrounding cards are very important and give a lot of detail about the theme of the cards. Here we go …

When looking at The Grand Tableau, first locate the Man and The Woman card. They represent you and your significant other, whether you know that person or not already. If you are a woman, the Woman card represents you and the Man card can represent your husband/partner/future boyfriend …. but sometimes, it may just be a male individual around you, like a friend, especially if the Dog is around that Man card. If Anchor is next to the Man card, it may represent a colleague (man + the keycard for work).

The Heart is the keycard for love in the Grand Tableau : look at the surrounding cards. It may represent a love that is going to enter in your life of course. But it sometimes is the representation of your love affair that just ended. Or the hope of a love affair … Keep in mind that the Heart will be in the layout anyway because this spread uses all the cards, so the Heart will be somewhere … There are many facets to love : it may be the love for work, for a hobby … So not necessarily passion and marriage.

The Ring is the card for commitment. So this is the card to look at concerning marriage and also contract. The Ring is not necessarily a sign of marriage though. Same as the Heart, you will have to look at the surrounding cards again : is it a past commitment that ended ? A contract that will be signed in the future ?

The Dog is the card that stands for someone you know, a friend. If it is surrounded by cards that are concerning work : a colleague. It is one of those cards that you first find easy, only to find that there is more than meet the eye. Surrounded by cards that suggest an hospital, the Dog is representing for example the doctor.

The Anchor is the card that I usually look at whenever work is concerned. Some prefer to look at the Fox. The traditional view of this card is actually the Anchor. The Anchor stands for stability. And therefore the stability that you have in life through your work and your salary. Talking of finances : the Bear is representing the state of your cash flow (bear is connected to strength and power) and the Fish card is for finances. I personally look at both.

The Tree is the keycard for Health. And also stands for long lasting thing. For example, next to the Ring or the Heart : it is a stable contract or a long lasting relationship … Tree stands for Health but never forget you don’t stand as a doctor …

The House is of course your home, the place you live, your private life. Whenever considering moving place, this is of course the card to look at.

Hope you found this useful, cheers

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