Saturday, November 1, 2014

Temporary Hiatus

I've decided to take a break from the blog for the rest of the year. My day job is entering the Christmas season rush: Christmas Catalogs galore and Packages for all. It's a bit like being a part of Santa's crew this time of year.

But, I'll be totally honest. It has been a long year. I need to wrap this one up with a little 'me' time. While I'm away, I'll be enjoying my newest hobby - coloring books, yeah! I tend to turn all of my creative ventures into dreaded tasks. I'm hoping this will help bring the joy back to all my activities.

I hope you all have wonderful holidays and plenty of family fun. Stay creative and keep those Tarot dreams alive.

See you next year.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tarot Fortune Cookie - The Magician

Monday, October 20, 2014

How to Ask Yes/No Questions with the Lenormand

I have found the Lenormand Cards are amazing for Yes/No Questions. They not only answer your question, but also give added information. There are a few things to consider before you proceed.
  • Know your cards - The first thing you'll need to know is which cards you consider positive, negative, and neutral. For the most part, your list will be the same as others, but your view point may differ on some cards. The important thing is to follow your gut, but be aware of your choices before you begin. Don't wait till you lay the cards out to decide. You don't want the temptation to make the cards give you the answer you want.
  • The question - The more specific your question is the better the results. With a yes/no question, it is very important to gauge your possible answers. You will want the answer of 'yes' to be a positive result, and a 'no' to be a negative result. Setting a time frame within your question is also helpful to get the most reliable answer.
  • Number of Cards - Determine this before you begin your reading. I find that 3-5 cards work well for this type of reading.
  • Reading - Once you've laid down your cards, you will count the number of positives, negatives, and neutrals to determine your initial answer. More Positives = Yes, More Negatives = No, Equal Amounts = Maybe, but yet to be determined. After you have your answer, you can read the cards to gain more information.

Click on the Download Bunny to get a copy of my list of Positive/Negative/Neutral cards. 
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Example of a Yes/No Lenormand Reading

I have a confession. I've become an addict to the show - Grey's Anatomy. I'm currently in Season 6. It would be easy to sit down and run through the episodes and catch up, but let's face it, I do have a life, lol. So please no spoilers. 

For my yes and no question, we turn to the characters of Grey's Anatomy.

Will Izzie Stevens return to Alex Karev?

cards produced by Carrie Paris

Positives - 4 - Sun, Dog, Key, Moon
Negatives - 0
Neutrals - 1 - Garden

With four positives and no negatives, the answer to the question is "Yes".

Now, we can look at the cards to gain more information.

Looking at the central card - Key, the yes is reinforced. 

The Sun reveals this will be a successful reunion, however the Dog may suggest a change in the relationship. As they were married when she left, and her sudden disappearing act has obviously put a strain on the love relationship, they may very well reunite as friends, but not as a couple. The Moon reveals her return is more about her career than it is about her 'love' relationship. The Garden suggests social events, which may reveal the setting of her return.

Sun+Dog - the friendship survives, Dog+Key - important friend, Key+Moon - career opportunity, Moon+Garden - social career

Sun+Garden - social success
Dog + Moon - career friendships

Inserts - 1+10+8+8+8 = 35 Anchor - Security

Izzie will return, but maybe not entirely for the relationship. She needs her friends and career, which is what provides her with a sense of security.

Enjoy exploring yes/no questions with your Lenormand Deck. And if you don't have a set, the deck used here is available for free printing at Carrie Paris.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Advice from the Tarot - 5 of Cups

Advice from the 5 of Cups:

"Each step in this journey of life holds a lesson. Sometimes a fall, a misstep, leads to the biggest rewards: a new direction, new insight, and/or new opportunities. Don't dwell on what may have been loss. Allow yourself to move past the grief and see what you still have."