|Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand|
I thought I'd start off with some very traditional decks, and then later on we'll have some more modern decks, and some lovely self-published decks :) So, today we begin with the Jeu Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2003). This is a traditional deck, with both playing card inserts and verses in French (the same deck is available with German verses, too).
|Ring + Key + Bear|
The Ring generally signifies some kind of commitment - an engagement, a contract. Coupled with the Key, it seems this is certain, or will unlock something interesting. The Bear indicates prosperity or strength (and occasionally diet and nutrition). So, some sentences we could take from this are:
"True commitment leads to prosperity." Or "Commitment is the key to strength."
Taking it a step further, some contextual readings would be:
Today is a good day to make a commitment to better nutrition.
Really commit to whatever you do, and you will prosper.
As for me, I've been wanting to get one project done for several weeks now. I take this reading as saying I need to commit to that today, and just get it done. Once I truly commit, I'll find the strength to achieve what I need, and I might eat a bit better, too, as I won't feel so stressed :)
I am grateful for the reminder that commitment lends us strength.