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New York hurricane Irene

This spread was done with the current situation in New York in mind, the hurricane “Irene” hitting the city right now.

The following text is an excerpt from the book currently written about the little Lenormand Oracle. The first part of the book presents the theory of the cards and the way to place the cards within the layout. The second part explains several readings with the breakdown of the cards, explaining how to read the message within the cards, and how they interact with each other.

Center of the layout : the card representing the topic of the reading, in this case : the Book.
The book stands for the “secret”. Around this card, 13 cards placed in a very specific order. (see the book for further explanation, live classes are also given :

Here is the spread for the event :

New York Hurricane IreneLeft of the layout : the Scythe and the Rider. The violent side of the event is clearly represented by this combo.
Scythe stands for something violent, possibly invasive and sudden and coupled with the Rider, shows the coming of the hurricane about to hit the coast.
Above the book at the center, the Clouds ! The Clouds is the perfect card to represent the current event, and the worries that it brings.
Clouds stands for bad weather, and also all the trouble coming along with it.
At the right, of the layout : the House and the Mountain  : people locking themselves in home, buildings, shelter and such …
At the top of the layout : the Moon. And this cards contains a lot of water… Indeed,  if you read the column from top to bottom (moon, cross, cloud, bear and finally tower) :
you have something like this : a lot of trouble/rain/worries that are coming forcefully (bear) in the city (tower). From the sky down to earth !
And interestingly enough, the card linking the two aspect of the weather (clouds and moon) is the cross which is most of the time, a sign of burden !

The two cards crowning the layout are thus the Moon and the Clouds showing the weather aspect of the situation upon which human have no control. Hopefully Clover and Heart are around the cross, so this reading is not like the one done for Fukushima (nuclear problem in Japan after the earthquake), and these two cards are some kind of “protection” but do not erase the problems, of course. Hope everything goes well in New York which I love so much !

Hope you enjoyed the reading, more to read in the book ! Send an email if you wish to be warned of the book’s publishing date : sigrid-de-kerac@hotmail dot com



Sigrid de Kerac

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Lenormand cards combination

the Ship and the Moon recently appeared next to one another in a reading representing the husband of the querent. Usually this combination of cards could make one think about being intuitive and dreamy … Here, in her case, it was referring to the problem she was having with her husband. He is suffering from Alzheimer disease and here it had to be read as : he is moving into the “night”

2 links below if you wish to know more about it and help with a donation ( one link in English, the other one in French)

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Pendulum and the Oscars

Tried something new with my pendulum …. I just asked who would get the Oscar for best actor …

a definite NO for all of them except : James Franco (127 hours)

I honestly wonder who is going to get it : with Lenormand cards, I would have to do a second spread  just for Colin Firth and James Franco : they both had good cards for that question. So it wasn’t very easing determining who would get it with the first spread. The pendulum was swinging back and forth left to right for all of them (that’s how it says “no”) but for James Franco it would make tiny circles … Therefore, answering “yes” … we’ll see then : I am of course very curious at this point !

Have you tried to do spreads for the Oscars ?

Answers a few hours away …



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Lenormand cards and the Oscar night

83 academy award on the way !

Since I can remember, I always loved the oscars. We are one day away from the Oscars night.

On the eve of the biggest night in Hollywood, I did a spread for each nominee for the Best Actress category.

According to me : Natalie Portman is going to get it !

Shuffling the cards, I “charged” the woman card with the name of Natalie Portman, here below are the cards I got for her :

clover + woman + bouquet + cross + house + horseman + clouds

The most important card being clover and bouquet on the left and right of the woman card. these two cards may indicate that she is the favorite.  And even though the cross is not so far from the woman card, right next to her is the bouquet, so it looks very positive here.

… tree + ring + anchor (the ring here represents the “gift”, thus the oscar) the anchor symbolizing here something solid, stability, established …

… key + letter + bear (and the card letter might represent the envelope)
The key represents an important information, a “key fact” and the bear represents money among other things but also possession so, all in all after looking at the spread in general, I think she will definitely get the Oscar this year.

If I am right, I will maybe do another post doing the full breakdown of the spread, and post the other cards I got for all the other nominees in this category.


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Lenormand cards : a possibly criminal case

A woman disappeared in France, early in the morning , doing her jogging, she actually never came back home. She is actively being searched for.

I used lenormand cards in order to do the reading. The women card is “charged” with her name.

cut :

Sun + Cross (which seems to describe the painful situation taking place right now)

clover + whip + heart + women + lily + cross + birds + man + storks + mice + mountain + bear

the situation doesn’t look good to me. lily + cross, especially regarding to this question may mean a long agony, suffering …

birds mean proximity. so the man (if it proves to be a criminal case), is probably someone from next town, nearby …

storks and mice : a stressful move. did he hurt her by accident, and then fled the scene ?

mountain here doesn’t look good : it is an obstacle and a big one (bear).

all in all it doesn’t look that good. no really good cards implying that she is safe and sound unfortunately.

for more details I pulled 3 cards again

key + scythe + garden

which seems to imply that she has been hurt in a public place … that was the turning point.

for more details again, asking the question “is she dead” ?

tree + fox + coffin

I would say alas yes, and the fox seems to look at the tree … maybe they will find her thanks to trained dogs (canine brigade), but in my humble opinion it is too late …


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Melissa Lenormand

here is something interesting :

“Melissa’s Lenormand is a thirty-six card oracle deck inspired by French style Lenormand cartomancy and beautiful vintage ephemera.

The images are predominately public domain vintage postcards and elements from vintage advertising.”

I just love the vintage look ! you have the possibility to order the deck online … enjoy !

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reading about love for K.

hi there,

I am back … it’s been a while. I just needed some time off from blogging, though I have been using cards a lot … and took a lot of notes … It was just one of this period during which I needed only the contact of paper/pen and nothing else 😀 I have been writing a couple of chapters, done quite a few readings. I didn’t expect to be away for so long though. But sometimes, the writing would take the whole evening so … time flew by. With no further do : here is below a case analysis for you to enjoy.

Here is a reading I did about love for a person (woman). I used the Morgan Greer deck and no reversal. She is single and is asking about what she can expect in the next future regarding relationships.

The situation (3 cards)


8 of pentacles / Queen of Cups / 5 of Cups

How the situation evolves (2 cards)


the Tower / the 10 of Swords

the Outcome (1 cards)


The 10 of Wands

the Queen of Cups is of course representing her with her hope for love. As this is the central card, it is standing strong and is important I feel for the “translation”. Right now though it seems all her dedication is in her work. That is indicated by the 8 of Pentacles. She’d be in a relationship, I would read this as her doing all her best in order to make this relationship work. As she is single it shows her putting all of her energy in her work and diligently so. She is keeping herself very busy. The 5 of Pentacles shows that she feels miserable and also might be a hint that she doesn’t feel like this is rewarding. Her effort are bigger than what she receives. She is good at covering it with the 8 of pentacles and the Queen of cups. The Queen is actually looking at the 8 of pentacles. And the character in the 8 pentacles is looking on his work. The Queen seems to ignore the card behind her. Well, maybe “ignore” is not the right word … She is actually presenting her face to the world as the Queen and is somewhat hiding the truth which is the 5 of pentacles. To me, it looks like she is good at putting things in perpective and not spend all of her time dwelling on what could have been and what should have been and so and so … At least not in public. Knowing her love life is a desert right now, she gives the priority to work. This is bordering on workaholism maybe, but it is better than crying all day long, and she has the opportunity to put some money on the side which could be useful in the future …

The Tower and the 10 of Swords are striking next to another. Not the prettiest sight ! But let’s remember that The tower is not always negative. Actually, one sometimes need a shock to come alive. (remember the needle thing through the heart in Pulp Fiction ? ). Well, who wants to go through that ? But if it is the only way to come back from the dead … one takes the option right ? The 10 of Swords is clearly the victim or someone who feels that way, defeated. So to me this looks like she is going to acknowledge her hurt in a very sudden way or she is going to go through a tough experience which is going to be painful. To the very least it is going to rock her foundation. I would advice her to enjoy some time out of her work, go out a little bit more, or she is going to end up in total burn out. In an health reading, that tower and the 10 of swords speaks of a surgery, a hospitalization. Also, some other issues were addressed here : the Tower also represents our ego and the 10 of Swords doesn’t look like a winner here right ? So the 2 of them, I feel here, are related to low self esteem. And that may actually be the energy around the situation : because she doesn’t feel right with herself, she doesn’t allow herself to open up to someone and only dedicate herself to work. My intuition tells me that THIS is spot on, THIS is the core problem and solution.

Okay, while the party is not around the corner with that combo. there is still something positive in every situation. The character in the 10 of Swords seems to be a person who is jumping out of the Tower card and who hit the ground after a long fall. So it can’t go further down from there. It is as down as can be. The positive ? The only way is up then !

The 10 of Wands shows that exactly. In a very realistic way: “No one said it was going to be easy”. The 10 of wands speaks of courage, not giving up, keep on keeping. Having heavy stuff to carry on. It doesn’t mean you are going to end up alone; but there is quite a way to go. Don’t loose your courage : and it is up to you to make that journey interesting. Everything you learn in the process, will make you wiser and more interesting too. The distance the character has to go, might imply that there might a geographic distance between her and the person she is going to be with. My intuition tell me so anyway.

So, let’s look at the 2 ten in this draw : 10 of Swords and 10 of Wands

The outcome shows the character who picked the swords out of his own body and only carries the lessons learned from the bad experience as wands . The Swords changed into Wands if you prefer. But not by sheer magic, only because the character from the 10 of swords got back on his feet and decided to walk again. It shows that we can take from very painful experience, and even if we suffer from it, we can take the lesson and move forward.
the last 3 cards seems to say : “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger …” (Honestly, I don’t know how many times I have been told about that one … I guess it is true, but when you are bleeding it is tough to take … )

well, I hope you enjoyed this little analysis of the reading. As you may notice, even if some cards are not speaking about total bliss I try to put a message that can be useful for the querent … I think there was a saying that said something like there is no problem only solutions …
Good to be back ^^

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