September 23, 2011 by Art of Cartomancy
The Lenormand cards are particularly useful for answering specific questions, but I find that my general readings lack a similar focus. I suspect part of the problem is that each Lenormand card has multifaceted meanings, and it’s not always obvious which meaning should apply without the context provided by a question.
I’m finding this lack of focus problematic whenever I read the cards for groups of people because there are invariably those few who insist that they don’t have any specific issue to focus on, but would appreciate just a general outlook on the next few months.
In this situation, I could set my intention on a few key cards to cover the major areas of life, such as career, money, love, etc., which could work well for an in-depth private reading, but I’m talking about the need for a general mini-readings on the fly.
In an effort to acquire some extra practice with interpreting a general reading on the fly, I though it might be helpful to start pulling daily cards for myself, and keep track of the results. In most cases, the information that shows up should be readily verifiable, and this exercise will provide me with a unique opportunity to see how the cards want to talk about day-to-day events.
5 Card Daily Draw for September 23, 2011:
I set my intention that Lenormand Card 38, the Gentleman, would represent myself. I asked the cards to show me what my day will be like today.
The Letter shows me doing some writing today, and the Book could be my blog. That would seem to be the most likely interpretation, although a more mysterious characterization would be the receipt of a secret or private message, or some unexpected news.
The Tree shows me feeling grounded and expansive today, and the Storks has me on the move. Other possible meanings for these cards is “spiritual progress” and “health improvements.” It’s not likely that I will experience any life changing events today; although it’s true that they often occur in a single moment’s time. I think if I keep an open mind, I’ll be able to make good progress today: particularly with my writing projects.
Not an earth-shattering revelation, but daily events rarely tend to be. All in all it looks to be a healthy, happy and productive day.
As today draws to a close, I reflect on the events of the day, and conclude that it was a healthy, happy and productive day exactly as predicted in the cards. I did not receive any noteworthy messages: secret, private, or otherwise. I did spend a large part of the day reading and writing, and I did make good progress with a project that I’ve been working on.