It also meant that I thought about how I would go about teaching the Grand Tableau - the Lenormand spread that uses all 36 cards. There's definitely enough material there for a more advanced, half-day workshop. And the presentation is now pretty much done apart from some of the illustrations (I got inspired). So, I decided to use a TLC spread to ask the cards what they thought of me running said workshop. I combined my Kindergarten Lenormand with the Tarot of the Absurd (Jessica Rose Shanahan, 2012).
|TOTA©Jessica Rose Shanahan, Kindergarten Lenormand©Chloe McCracken|
What do the cards say I should avoid? The High Priestess from the Tarot of the Absurd sits at a table with a huge book. I see this as saying I shouldn't keep quiet about the knowledge I am gathering.
What should I do, then? The Ten of Cups suggests something about family and emotional satisfaction: create a family of Lenormand people and make sure they are happy with what they receive. Several people have already asked me about running a workshop on this, and there is a real feeling in me that I am part of a community - a good feeling.
The advice from the cards is Heart, Man, Book. Combining passion, rationality and study is the best mix. I shouldn't get swept away by enthusiasm, I have to make sure that things make sense on a material and practical level, too. And I also need to make sure I do my research well and create appropriate materials.
Overall, though, this reading seems very positive. There are opportunities to be seized in the moment, and if I take a balanced approach to this - including enthusiasm, study and practicality - it has good prospects :) So, I'll be announcing a workshop on reading the Grand Tableau soon!