|Mystique d'Epoque Lenormand|
To achieve this in a smaller spread, Donnaleigh came up with the idea of using two Lenormand decks. You lay out cards from the first deck, and then place the second set of cards on top of them, and treat the lower card as the House. Too cool! So, using the Neues Neupert ( and the Mystique d'Epoque (including extra cards) (Pepi Valderrama, 2012), I gave it a go, asking again about the Celtic Lenormand and what I should be aware of:
|Neues Neupert/Mystique 9 Card Houses Spread|
Cross/Mountain Bouquet/Key Fox/Tower
Child/Paths Book/Book Tower/Fish
Very interesting, in terms of patterns, that three cards were repeats in this spread - Child, Tower and Book. And that Book landed on Book! :)
Starting with the corners, we have Stars/Child - metastising potentials, new beginnings with the capacity to spread far and wide - require Rider/Monkey - finding innovative and flexible ways to deliver a message. Child/Paths - choices about those potentials - create the challenge of Tower/Fish - prioritising money vs. quantity.
Then the centre cross, Bear/Anchor - work that requires fortitude and promises prosperity - faces Cross/Mountain - burdensome obstacles, or at least a long, hard, up-hill and time-consuming slog. Yet there are Bouquet/Key - gifts to be unlocked - right at the heart of the reading. A warning, though, with Fox/Tower that institutions may not be trustworthy - I've already been warned of one publishing house that are "sharks" according to two other authors. Underlying it all, Book/Book speaks of an actual book project, and the fact that there are secrets being kept around it. Some of those are being kept by me - I'm not yet disclosing all the extra cards, spreads, and ways of reading this pagan-themed deck. Still, there may be others who are also being secretive here...
|Neues Neupert/Mystique Corners Expanded|
Finally, the diagonals. Stars/Child+Bouquet/Key+Tower/Fish - there is a great potential to open up something beautiful if the right balance of priorities is achieved. Rider/Monkey+Bouquet/Key+Child/Paths - flexible approaches will get things moving, unlocking the gift of new possibilities that may not yet be visible.
Overall, this feels like a positive reading - there is so much potential here. However, definitely some tough choices, and a lot of hard work, which I may still not fully understand. Yet, new ideas abound, and the key to unlocking any and all unknowns is definitely there.