As you might also notice, I also found a candle for Litha, which I couldn't resist. It has a citrine inside, so the idea is that you gather solar energy into the crystal by burning the candle, and then use the crystal in a ritual - nice :)
Anyhow, I also channelled some of those overflowing emotions into creating a Lenormand spell. There's been some really nasty stuff going on at work, underhand dealings, feuds, lies. So, I chose these Lenormand cards to describe a little the situation, but more especially where I would like to see things go.
|Key, Heart, Tower, House/Moon, Bear, Whips, Paths/Scythe, Book, Birds, Lily|
The Bear is the manager who I hope will be able to bring some clarity and kinder emotions back into the situation (Key/Heart), as she has a good reputation (Moon). The Whips is the younger fellow who is causing all the problems (though he does have some justification, he was poorly treated in the past by the old boss, the Tower, and is now being treated poorly by his father, and some other father-figures, the House). I'm hoping he will choose peace, rather than following in his father's footsteps (House/Paths/Lily). And I want to see a clean break with all the secrecy and underhand dealings (Scythe/Book), replaced by peace through clear communication (Birds/Lily).
I chose these cards intentionally, using my understanding of the situation and what I feel it needs. Problem-solving is the reason for this reading, and hence the Key is the first card. I then worked with the notion of thoughts above, and actions from past to future at the bottom left to right. For example, I actually chose the Tower and the House to represent thinking about the good of the company as a whole, and being family-oriented. This is one of the powers of the cards, and of visual images: they hold more than one meaning!
I was delighted to see that reading the corners suggests that the key to peace can be found in breaking with father-figures, or perhaps also harvesting his own sense of being a father-figure. I think that, if this younger chap could be persuaded not to see himself as a down-trodden child, but as a figure of security for others, his resentment would drop and he might be more reasonable.
I call this a Lenormand spell, as it creates a visual way to understand the situation and the people involved, and also acts as an aid to setting intentions for change. There is little I can do directly, but understanding the people and situation better may help me to nudge things a little, and think about how to frame what needs to be said to better suit the emotions involved. I will also do a cleansing ritual for the younger chap, which is one way I read the Whips card - a need for cleansing to remove anger and tension.