Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004), I drew this nine square.
Again and again, I get into discussions with people about predictive versus empowering reading of Lenormand cards (or cards in general). And there are those who say, just read what the cards have to say. The problem is, as a double Gemini I always see lots of possibilities in the cards.
Take this reading. The theme (corners) could be read as written communication (Birds/Letter) of an about turn (Ring/Storks - circular change). The cross could be painful undermining (Scythe/Mice) of a project I've been loyal to (Book/Dog). There is just such a project which I emailed someone about a couple of weeks ago, and have yet to hear anything from them. If they decided not to go ahead with the project, I would be very upset….
Or, the theme could be communicative writing (Birds/Letter - for example a Powerpoint presentation) about a commitment to change (Ring/Storks). Then, the cross might be shocking theft (Scythe/Mice) of secrets by a friend/colleague (Book/Dog). I am working on just such a presentation, and have spoken about it with several colleagues…
Moving away from prediction, the theme could be a conversation about writing (Birds/Letter) as a commitment to change (I had a conversation about this on Wednesday, and have another version scheduled on Monday next week). The cross speaks to me of reducing fears around surgery (Scythe/Mice) through loyalty to a literary project (Book/Dog). In the time between now and the next turn of the Wheel, my loved ones have three surgeries booked, and I'm certainly nervous about them. Focusing on a written (Letter) project as a distraction, as well as something I am passionately committed (Ring) to, sounds like good advice, rather than letting my brain spin (Ring) around the scary (Scythe) possibilities (knighting Scythe to Ring and Letter). Going deeper, the rows suggest talking about the operation will also help me move forward (Birds/Scythe/Storks); that I can reduce my fears by actively working on a project (Mice/Rider/Book); and that there is value in a loyal commitment to writing (Ring/Dog/Letter).
At the centre of all this is the question of whether I wait for messages to come to me, or focus on my own message (Rider). I know which one I'll choose!