Thursday, 27 December 2012

Lennie Week 2 - Off-Center Lenormand

For this Thursday of Lennie Week, we have one of the delightful creations of Marcia McCord, the Off-Center Lenormand, available only through the Tarot Garden.

Birds, Rider, House

So, the cards for today are Birds, Rider, and House.  Don't you just love these quirky cards?  Budgies, a rider on a camel, and a charming, misty, country house.  Anyway, riffing on the keywords gets me:

Dynamic conversations lead to a sense of homecoming.
Active talk makes for a happy home.
A quick chat about a house.
Moving nervously around family.

What seems most useful to me today is the reminder to be active in starting necessary conversations with my Dear One.  As many people have said, a good relationship requires a certain amount of maintenance.  And part of that is talking things through.  Whether that's a chat while taking a stroll, pillow talk, or a more formal conversation, as the ad says "It's good to talk!" ;)

I am grateful for the reminder to communicate (with) my love.

10 comments:

  1. How would you describe your reading style with Lenormand? Do you ever pinpoint a meaning, or do you generally do variations ('riffs') and then come up with an amalgamation?

    Have you ever done a reading where you don't reveal any of your riffs? I'd like to read one of those, I bet it sounds right fortune-tellerish. :)

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    1. Hi Carla,

      I'm not sure how I'd describe my reading style. I definitely do pinpoint a meaning sometimes, especially when I ask a more specific question.

      And no, I don't reveal the riffs in readings for clients, or more detailed readings. For example, the one I did on the Celtic Lenormand Yule Blog hop: http://www.celticlenormand.com/2012/12/yule-blog-hop.html

      Still, I don't think it's all that fortune-tellerish... I predicted a successful holiday, which it was, and I used the suggestions to support my Dear One. I guess, when it comes to more predictive readings, I'm very aware of what Rachel Pollack was talking about with reference to her book on Tyrant Oidipous. A prediction can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, so I'm pretty careful with how I phrase them!
      Cx

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  2. Yes, I noticed that on your blog hop reading. :) Maybe I think it's fortune-tellerish because I like to use Lenormand for predictive readings (though if you recall from my week of dailies a while back, I'm hit and miss with that).

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    1. I just can't quite see how fortune-telling helps, unless you also come up with some way of dealing with what you see. And even then, what if it doesn't happen and you spent all that energy thinking about it? And even with things like illnesses, given the psychosomatic nature of many sicknesses, and the power of mind over matter, could someone get sick just because you predict they will? How does that help, even if you are "proved right"? This is one reason I don't like Kipper cards, as they are far more rigidly predictive than Lenormand cards...

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    2. Well, I agree with you. I don't do predictive readings. I try to play around with them with Lenormand, but am usually off the mark. With tarot, I don't go there at all. I put a predictive 'romance' reading on the Exchange at TABI this morning because I'm just like, nope. Ask me something else. BUT, since I am not a predictive reader, the Lenormand helps me a bit to look at things in that way. Sort of. Oh, I don't know. I just really use cards to try to help me see the light inside.

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    3. I love that definition - using the cards to see the light inside :)

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  3. the images on that lenormand are very lovely and i would so get it but the title placement and font just *bothers* me, ha...

    enjoying your readings this week. your approach is rather different than my own :]

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    1. It's funny, I hadn't even really thought about the title placement and font. To me, they just add to the overall quirkiness of this deck :D

      As for my reading approach, as I said to Carla I do read them differently depending on the question and the spread...

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  4. Hi does anyone know of someone selling the off center lenormand plz let me know I'm looking to buy this deck Thank you my email is avonroseu@yahoo.com or text me at 361-737-3743

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  5. Hi does anyone know of someone selling the off center lenormand plz let me know I'm looking to buy this deck Thank you my email is avonroseu@yahoo.com or text me at 361-737-3743

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