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NY September 11 and Ground Zero

While watching a documentary on tv news some days ago, I felt like doing a spread for the events and the renovation of Ground Zero in New York.

Here is the spread :

Lenormand cards for Ground Zero

The Sun associated to the Letter (the cut of the spread):  represents the upcoming “anniversary” of the event. And the amount of publications that are going to be written: 10 years already and like many people, I do remember that day just like yesterday. It is one of those moments that one remembers all his life. I was going back to my hotel; I was staying at the Reunion’s Island at that time, when I heard the news on the radio. I spent the evening watching the news with other clients of the hotel, including someone who used to be a journalist.  We would talk and stare at that TV, wondering what the world was turning into.  One of my friends who actually was a New York resident send me later a photograph that he took from the top of his building where he could watch the event taking place. He wrote me that he saw the tower collapse. Without a doubt, that day he woke up to live the worst nightmare of his life. I still have a little tourist book of NY in which I checked all the places I wanted to see in the city, including of course, the Twin Towers. Fact is, in September I had a last minute change and instead of going to NY, I had to go the Reunion’s island for work. Someone must have been watching over me.

Now back to the 13 cards layout:

What could possibly better represents ground zero than the Mountain? Everything is cement and block of concrete there and has to be rebuilt. At the crown of the layout we have the Garden. So we go literally from a block of concrete made by nature, to complete scenery made by man.

Architecture by the way is well represented within the layout as the combo of Pisces and Garden. Bear is standing next to it, and represents the amount of money which is tremendous. Bear, by itself represents money. Pisces placed like this, close the Bear, augments the amount of money. And the lady, (one must consider here the ace of spades on the card), illustrates the contract to rebuild the place.

The Dog, the Bear, and the Book: in a layout, 3 ten represents an important change. The 2 Kings stand for a new enterprise and the house on the right is the big buildings.

The garden is considered by many as being a very good card, when you don’t take note of the cartomancy aspect of the card: the 8 of spades. Some readers only care about the picture and ignore the traditional meaning of the card. In this particular layout, one has to take care of the traditional meaning. The Garden is actually the 8 of spades as you can see in the picture of the spread, and it is at the top, crowing the whole set atop the snake.

The 8 of spades has a very bad reputation and despite the fact that the Garden might also represent a public place, here it should be taken into account especially if the Snake is present, and it is: just below the Garden as a matter of fact. Traditionally, the Garden and the Snake associated with one another when studying if a place is spiritually clean is a warning sign of entities present. Not that I am so surprised in this case considering the amount of pain that must be floating over there.

Mice in itself is a bad card, which I always see in case of stress, suicide, death, health problems, every kind of “deterioration” you can think about … Along with the Garden and the Snake, it is enclosing the layout, sort of making a parameter around it !

The Storks is a good card to notice there in the layout standing over the Scythe : the change taking place is positive and should, with time, take away the negativity over there : the Scythe “cutting” the Mice. It is like a cleansing process, and it will be taking place bit by bit like the Clover is indicating, being at the center of the layout.

Hope this analysis was interesting to you. And my deepest thoughts to all people affected by this event.

Sigrid

www.sigrid-de-kerac.com

 

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Reading about a position at work

Here is a case analysis about situation at the workplace. Will there be a renewal of the contract ?

Cards describing the querent : The Bouquet, The Crossroad, The Storks

These cards are describing the person in front of the situation. Accepting changes gracefully, willing to take an opportunity, seeing the positive aspect in a change. The other cards in the spread were not that positive as you can read below … But it is anyway showing that even if the answer is not good in the end, she has the opportunity to bounce back, which may be more important in the long run.

the bouquet : beauty, happiness, grace, a very positive card
the crossroad : decision , moving, parting of ways
the stork : change, moving, flexibility

The Cloud, The Moon, The Snake

The surrounding energy at work : worries caused by the atmosphere at the working place which is not good. Stabbing in the back may take place, one is not anyway able to see the trouble stated there in full clarity, one can only feel it if being intuitive.

the clouds : troubles, clouded thinking, arguments
the moon : intuition, creativity, feelings (always look at the surrounding cards with the moon, it seems to grab the energy of the surrounding cards, it is a very emphatic card)
the snake : knowledge, a woman, troubles, snickering person, someone difficult ( for good or bad)

The Mice, the Fox, the House

State of things right now : one doesn’t belong to the same family as the rest of the people at work. Loss of the job is strongly indicated here. To the very least, it is very feared. To the least, the situation is eating you up (the mice) as you feel on the watch (the fox) at the working place (House associated with the fox).

the mice : loss, anxiety, nervousness
the fox someone with an agenda, elements held in the background, lies, treat (and sometimes represents work, employee)
the house : working place

The Ring, the Cross and the Child

what will happen concretely : the contract won’t be renewed. This was my conclusion in regard to the other parts of that spread.

the ring : a contract, engagement
the cross : something sure, karmic, definitive, a cross to bear (but it is not always a bad card, as one might believe !)
the child : the renewal

the cut of the deck was the Bear and the Tower : it seemed to represent her boss who was the one taking the decision about the contract being renewed or not.

Hope you found the break down of the analysis helpful,
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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The House : a flash card

And here is the fourth flash card dedicated to the House card of the Lenormand deck. I decided to make a composition around an egg. Again played with many filters and removed some part of the pictures, trying to give a sense of blending. I purposely decided to give a sort of dark look, and not too naive, yet not creepy … a sense of eeriness was the one thing I was aiming for ….

Hope you like it !
Cheers
Jayce

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The Ship : a flash card

I finally finished the Ship flash card. The Ship is actually my all time favorite card. I love anything related to the concept of “far away”; the travel, different cultures and working on this flash card was sheer fun. The Ship is not just related to travel though, but also to psychology due to the depth of the ocean that is underneath the boat. It is what we cannot see or perceive but what supports us. It is also what takes us away, such as the boat, therefore an ideal, a reverie … I mixed a dreamcatcher, with dolphins, to an old map etc, played with many filters in order to bring unity to all the elements of the card and its keywords. Hope you like it.

Cheers,
Jayce

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Reading Case analysis around summer time romance

Hi there,

I yet have found a reading I did a while back which is around the topic of relationship.
Context : single, going on an extended holiday, wanting to know if a summer time romance would be on the menu !

The past (3 cards)

the Bear (15) , the Heart (24) , the Coffin (8)

This is reflecting the relationship that ended. That part of the spread was representing the past that ended, and has no more influence on her at the present. On a sidenote, the Bear is here standing as the very possessive nature of her ex lover. So sometimes, when you will see the Bear associated with the Heart, think about asking the querent whether she thinks her partner is possessive, jealous and such. When you do a reading using the “grand tableau”, you have more than 3 cards, and you will have more clues whether to translate that as possessiveness or just passion without the bad aspect such as jealousy. Of course, the Coffin here says that passion or that possessive relationship is over.

What is happening right now in regard of her decision (which is to find someone), opening the door to that eventuality. (3 cards)

the Cross (36), The Tree (5), The Crossroads (22)

She is actually at the Crossroads. The decision to leave her ex is one thing. But the fact that she now decides to find love is another decision. The Cross is there to imply she is making an important decision, she is at a turning point of her life. The Crossroads is at the end of the line so I see it as her leaving what is unnecessary behind and moving on. She has a high ideal and she is pursuing it. The high ideal is to me the combination shown by the Cross and the Tree.

The next future and the outcome of her question : Was she going to meet someone in the summer time ?

the Tower (19), the Sun (31), the Fish (34)

She was going on holiday and wanted to know if there was a potential for a relationship during summer time. I would have love to tell her about summer romance, but with that combo; it looked unlikely. It was showing a place by the ocean during the summer (the Sun with the Fish). Also implied it could be expensive ! But all in all, the Tower is not exactly the card you get announcing a relationship. The Tower stands for isolation, loneliness in this draw. It doesn’t mean an awful holiday but don’t expect to meet the love of your life. Be self reliant, enjoy the summer. Make the most of it, love is probably on the way but it will come later, at the right time !

Cheers
Jayce

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The Clover : a flash card

Hi there,

I have been looking around my diaries of readings to put other post about finances and love topic with the Lenormand deck. And I also played with the concept of flash cards that I am currently developing as a support for classes on this deck. The Rider as a flash card has been posted previously, and this time it is the Clover. On a funny note, everytime I see a clover, I think of marzipan. As a child I went to Germany and Austria around January and it is the tradition apparently to offer lucky charms such as a little pig, a horseshoe … That kind of things, in marzipan or chocolate. Usually around the pig or on the horseshoe, there is a clover of course … I also bought my first Zigeuner deck around that time. It is a little divination deck, very popular over there. I used it a lot and should post about that one too 😀

Anyway, here is the flash card I made around the Clover, hope you like it !
Cheers
Jayce

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