It was useful, suggesting that uncertainty (Clouds) is central to these projects right now, and that although these are "new" projects, they are also enduring (Child/Tree), both in taking time, but also in creating something lasting. I need to work on both writing (Letter) and managing (Bear), which may be one reason for that uncertainty - so many different aspects. It also suggests a need to be smart about how I work, especially when there are repetitive tasks (Fox/Whips). And to look at ways to get my message across (Rider), as well as clarifying what my message is! Talking things through (Birds) will help with that clarity. Which it did - talked with my DH on Monday and that really cleared up one point that had been troubling me.
The rows were also helpful, pointing to the differences between the projects. The bottom row is a project that requires a lot of editing and tidying up (Letter/Whips), which is a bit boring (one keyword for Tree). The middle row project has a lot of ambiguous communication (Birds/Clouds) attached to it, but is at least moving (Rider). Too true! And the top row project is the newest of the three (Child), and requires me to take on management functions (Bear). I also need to trust my instincts (Fox) when making those decisions.
Then, at the weekend, I went to a christening and was a little surprised by the christian views of a few family members. I was actually godmother to the child being christened, and had made clear to the mother that I am not christian, which she was fine with. However, I didn't realise she thought that meant I'm just not religious. And her partner went off on a rant about being true to protestant values. It made me worry again about putting myself "out there" as a weirdo cartomant with pagan views. Seems it's not just my business contacts who may be rather shocked!
So, I turned again to the cards asking: What I need to know about putting myself out there as a pagan cartomant? This time, I used the Whimsy Lenormand app, which is very nicely done! And very inexpensive, too :)
Tree, Stars, Moon, Snake, Rider:
Enduring guidance about emotional boundaries is announced.
The growth of mysticism in my reputation leads to new twists in how I present myself.
My reputation as a woman seeking clarity grows publicly.
The growth of my message comes from intelligent planning about how to present myself.
All this suggests that this is the right path for me, even if it sometimes feels scary. Interesting, too, that on a question about reputation, the app picked the Moon as the central card - even apps are psychic :D