April’s Dilemma: A Lenormand 3×3 Reading

I generally don't post twice in the same day, but this is a pressing situation that involves a missing-person case I've been pursing for the last month. Based on input from a psychic, the question was raised whether April Bailey of Nashua, NH might have committed suicide. In a previous tarot reading, the Death card … Continue reading April’s Dilemma: A Lenormand 3×3 Reading

The “Lenormand Scramble” Awareness or Action Spread

Today I'm turning my spread-creation spotlight on the Lenormand deck. Lenormand readers generally work within a fairly narrow range of spread types: left-to-right lines (usually odd-numbered, running from 3 to 9 cards that allow for a "hinge" card in the middle), squares (typically the 9-card "3X3" array) and "tableaux" (often 36 or 15 cards). I … Continue reading The “Lenormand Scramble” Awareness or Action Spread

A 2020 Six-Month Grand Tableau

Every six months I perform a Lenormand Grand Tableau reading to look at my prospects for the upcoming semi-annual period. This year I'm doing something different. I haven't been satisfied with the usefulness of the last four "summary" (aka "fate" or "destiny") cards of the 8x4+4 "piquet" layout (which also tend to complicate the practices … Continue reading A 2020 Six-Month Grand Tableau

“I Yam What I Yam . . .”

". . . and dat's all what I yam!" (In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man.) I came across a neat bit of wisdom on Andy Boroveshengra's blog Fortuna's Picturebook that I'm going to borrow for the theme of this post: "Cards are never something else before they are themselves." https://abcartomancy.blogspot.com/2019/07/shall-i-compare-thee.html Andy was … Continue reading “I Yam What I Yam . . .”

Playing-Card Insets: A Challenge Worth Taking

I've been working with the Lenormand cards going on nine years now, but I've never put a lot of effort into understanding and using the playing-card insets. Concurrently, I've been studying playing-card cartomancy somewhat casually, first through Dawn Jackson's Hedgewytchery material and more recently through the excellent blog of Kapherus (J. David Arcuri), Art of … Continue reading Playing-Card Insets: A Challenge Worth Taking