Sunday, April 17, 2016

Preperation

These two cards are all about preparing myself for the coming winter.  That is kind of crazy considering that Winter is still visible in the rear-a-view mirror.  The big ole bear has definitely been out of the den for a while and is preparing to have salmon for a late afternoon snack.  The other card also features a time in late summer or early fall and a communal celebration of the bountiful harvest is underway.
Spring is in her full glory and I will enjoy the lengthening days and the shedding of Winter's chill but I also need to think and plan about what "crops" need to be planted to nurture myself as the WHEEL turns.  Sales always requires advanced planning.


As I read over the accompanying booklet it advises that these cards be read in groups of twos or threes.  I usually pull a card for the day but when shuffling the bear 'jumped' out and then I drew my card, so the matter was settled by the cards themselves, two cards it will be for the week and with this deck.  Such rich imagery; if a picture is worth a thousand words, these two pictures can be a short novelette. I want to set on the bank of  the river and watch the bear as she fishes and I could be persuaded to put my work aside and join the others for a late afternoon snack.
The booklet also advises to keep the numbers on the cards in mind.  20 + 15 = 35 reduced to 8. Then there is the 8 + 10 in bottom right corners that equal 18, a higher octave of 8.  The lemniscate is the symbol of the Spiral, repeating patterns, back and forth, cycles, just what we see in the repeating patterns of nature, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

CELTIC LENORMAND - Written by Chloe McCracken  & Artwork by Will Worthington

5 comments:

  1. Isn't this a lovely lenormand? I'm sorry my brain doesn't seem capable of 'learning' lenormand, of course that doesn't stop me from using it on my blog:)

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    1. Lots of people read lenormand as an oracle of sorts. Just do what makes you happy :)

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    2. I tried to read up on the Lenormand. A card game of sorts but like other oracles and tarot it is really all about the imagery and how it speaks to us/me.

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  2. The meadow is als about social communities. I mean harvesting all that wheat can't be done by yourself alone. So perhaps Bear is dropping by to lend you a hand or give you some advice :)

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    1. When I first viewed the Bear with Salmon, I thought it was more like strength over wisdom, brawns vs. brains, and that may be of bit of it still, just to muscle through it and don't over think it.

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