December 2, 2011 by Art of Cartomancy
In October I did a 12 Month Lenormand Card Spread for my friend Heidi to determine when she would meet her Mr. Right. The Heart card predicted a December romance. For the past week, as we’ve been edging into the month of December, Heidi has begun hounding me again for additional information about her new man. She wants to know how and where she will meet him. I keep reminding Heidi that the cards showed the December romance would be only a temporary fling, but she is still anxious to learn more about the guy.
In order to shut her up, last night I agreed to do another reading for Heidi about her December love interest. I figured it would be another opportunity to try the Lenormand Astrology Spread. The layout works so well for locating lost objects, I though it would be a great method for pinpointing the location where Heidi will meet her December beau.
I set my intention that the Lenormand Gentleman card would represent the gentleman in question, and asked “Where will Heidi meet her December beau?” I dealt the cards into the twelve houses of the astrology wheel beginning with the first house, and proceeding counter-clockwise until I had circled the wheel three times, depositing a total of three cards into each astrological house. (For specific instructions on how to cast the Horoscope Spread, please see The Case of the Wandering Gypsy.)
The signifier (the Gentleman) fell into the 5th house of entertainment and recreation. Heidi will meet her beau someplace where she goes to relax and enjoy herself. The two cards that fell with the Gentleman are the Birds and the Garden.
The Garden confirms that Heidi will meet the new guy in a public place, surrounded by lots of other people. The Birds suggest talk and communication, so we might assume a noisy place filled with people and conversations, such as a bar or nightclub. The Birds might also suggest sales and negotiations. So another possibility would be a retail location, perhaps where the man works.
The Garden can refer to any place where crowds gather, and the 5th house would narrow the location to specific places where people go to have fun. That would include bars, nightclubs, restaurants, theaters, sporting events, resorts, casinos, or even a party. The Birds could specifically point to concerts, lectures, or anywhere people go to listen to entertainment.
These cards can also describe the man in the context of their meeting. The birds suggest someone with good conversational skills, and the Garden indicates someone popular and outgoing. It strikes me that these traits could describe a bartender. In any case, the Birds suggest that the man will initiate contact, and I have an image of him chatting up Heidi over the din of a busy nightclub.
Heidi asked if the cards provide a clue about the man’s physical appearance, or something else specific about him. I didn’t see any physical descriptions in these cards, so I drew a standard No Layout spread to pick up some clues on the man’s physical characteristics, personality traits, and general disposition. Again, I set my intention that the Gentleman card would represent the December beau, and asked the cards to describe him.
I was surprised and disconcerted to see the Birds appear again in this reading. My immediate impression was that the combination of Birds and House on the left shows the possibility that the man is already settled in an existing relationship. Heidi’s previous reading predicted commitment issues with this December romance, and so it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the man is currently living with someone else. We can only hope that the Birds merely confirm the fact that the new beau has good communication skills, and that the House is showing that he’s financially stable.
The two cards that flank the Gentleman card should provide the strongest testimony for a physical description. The House shows a stocky frame, and represents medium coloring, light-brown or dark-blond hair, and light eyes. The House can also denote facial hair. Heidi prefers darker, lean, clean-shaven men, so she was not thrilled with this description.
The Letter represents the fingers and hands, so my intuition tells me there is something distinctive about the man’s hands that will attract Heidi’s attention. Heidi is worried that this could indicate some kind of disfigurement, but the Heart is such a good card that my impression is that the man’s hands will be an attractive quality. The Letter also confirms the good communication skills.
I find it interesting that the Heart card appears in the spread because it was the Heart that predicted the romance. In describing the man the Heart indicates that he is generous, loving and compassionate, and it also confirms his lighter coloring. Whatever his current arrangement, the Heart card shows that he’s looking for love.
I advised Heidi to keep her eyes peeled for a stocky, light-haired, light-eyed man with distinctive hands and facial hair while she’s out and about nightclub hopping. She reiterated that the description does not match her “type” of man. I also warned Heidi that the man may be living with someone when they meet. Heidi says that’s three strikes, if we include the “creepy” hands. I think she wishes now that she never pushed for another reading. In any case, with three strikes against it, this reading will be an excellent test for the predictive power of the Lenormand cards.
Update December 18, 2011:
Heidi is convinced that she has met her December beau. His name is ryan, but he’s not stocky and he isn’t sporting any facial hair. He is tall and lanky and clean-shaven, but he is light-haired. I think it’s reasonable that not all of the attributes associated with the House would necessarily apply; other than the lighter coloring.
Heidi did meet him in a public place where he works, exactly as predicted. He’s a barista at the Starbucks inside the local Barnes & Noble. The thing that has Heidi convinced that Ryan is “the one” is his hands. She noticed his hands immediately, and she says he has the sexiest hands she’s ever seen operating an espresso machine.
Ryan hasn’t actually asked Heidi out yet, but he did chat her up while he was making her Skinny Caramel Macchiato the first time they met, and afterward she noticed him watching her from across the bookstore. He was even friendlier this morning when she went in for another macchiato with an extra shot, and afterward he caught her eye with a smile while she was browsing the Romance section adjacent to the café.
Now I have to pull some cards to see if he’ll ask her out the next time she goes in, or if she needs to make the first move before she becomes jittery from drinking too much coffee. <sigh>