May 5, 2008 by Art of Cartomancy
As a follow up on the Question of picking up ‘work’ in the Lenormand cards, I thought I would post this reading I did recently for the daughter of a family friend. She is 17 years old, and getting ready to graduate high school this year. She has her heart set on going into plus-sized modeling, and wanted a reading to find out if she would find success in this profession.
The spread I used was the multi-level ‘No Layout’ created by Sylvie Steinbach as presented in her book The Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle. I ‘charged’ card 14 The Fox to represent the modeling profession, and card 29 The Woman to represent the girl requesting the reading. Here are the cards that were drawn: (only the two cards to the left and right of the key cards are shown. The Dog is included as a key card.)
My first impression of the reading is that the querent has the talent and natural resources to achieve success as a model, but that she may not have the necessary determination or self-assurance to survive in such a competitive field.
First we’ll take a look at the cards surrounding 14 The Fox:
Stars + Garden indicate that the girl hopes to find fame and popularity as a model.
Mice + Bear show that modeling would a very stressful and demanding profession, although the Bear also shows that it would pay very well.
Although I did not charge the Dog card, it caught my attention in the spread as someone the querent knows. Next to the Bear, the Dog is probably a family member, and most likely the querent’s mother.
The birds represent conversation, and the Coffin indicates an ending. The Mice + Bear + Dog shows that the querent’s mother is stressed out by the idea of her daughter going into modeling, and the Bird + Coffin show that she is trying to talk the girl out of it.
Now let’s take a look at the cards surrounding 28 The woman:
Tower + Clouds could indicate that the girl does not have a clear sense of self. In her ambition to become a model, she is not seeing things clearly. The Clouds suggest that she may not have a clear idea of what is truly involved, or that her ego is clouding her judgement.
Mountain + Cross confirm that the girl is timid and insecure, and would probably not do well in a demanding profession in which she’d be in the public eye.
I advised the girl that a modeling career was a very demanding job that would require a secure sense of herself and her abilities. She would need a thick skin to survive. I suggested that she might not have a realistic idea of what the job would really entail.
Her response was that her mother had been telling her the same thing. 🙂