Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Woman or Lady?

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More and more new decks offer several different Lady/Woman cards to choose from.  Whether you want to use them for same sex readings (not necessary, but an option), or simply decide which chimes most with you or your querent, I think these are interesting cards to have. 

There can be many reasons why one card might feel more relevant to us or our querents.  For example, in the Postmark Lenormand Melissa Hill chose to put different ethnicities on the optional Man and Woman cards.  Carrie Paris and Roz Foster offered historical delights, with Napoleon and Josephine as one possible couple in the Lenormand RevolutionCiro Marchetti also offers two versions of the Man and Woman cards in his Gilded Reverie Lenormand (soon to be released by US Games in a mass market edition!), one set more pensive, the other more up-front and personal, both beautiful!  The Shabby Chicness Lenormand offers multiple versions, from business-like to casual to famous :)

Given the Celtic Lenormand's theme of being based in the past of Celtic Brittany, having different ethnicities wasn't really an option.  Instead, I decided to go with a more activity-based differentiation - one more of a craftsperson or worker, one more of a leader or socialite. 

©McCracken & Worthington
If you choose to leave both cards in when doing a reading, having the first come up (shown above) might suggest what is going on around your work-life.  Or if you are a white collar worker, perhaps it would show the influences around your craft-based hobbies or your family and home-life.  If the second came up (shown right), then that might indicate what is going on in your business, social or spiritual life.

If you are reading for a same-sex couple, you can decide which card resonates more with each partner, to quickly find them in the spread.  And you can always choose to just use whichever card feels most appropriate to the person having the reading, which might even change from one reading to another for the same person!

I'd love to hear if you have used any decks with multiple people cards.  What do you make of them, do you use them, and how do you choose?

12 comments:

  1. I like being given multiple options for different types of readings - it's a great idea! In the Gilded Reverie, I went with the close-ups. That guy is HOT! Haha!

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    1. Can't argue with you there, Lisa ;) The Celtic men won't be hot, but hopefully they'll still be useful and give that lovely variety :)

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    2. I agree Lisa about the hot closeups!

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    3. Maybe I should have considered the hot factor and asked for our working man to be shirtless ;)

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    4. Drinking a Coke? ha ha

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  2. How do I use the suits, use two identical cards makes no sense. Looks like I'm using two aces of spades or two aces of hearts.

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    1. I'll admit, I don't use the suits much personally. You could see it as two aspects of that card. Or else just choose which one you like and only put one in. There are always options :)

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  3. I like the warrior queen one, I'd choose her for my deck. :)

    When I have a deck with options, I either just go with what I like, or leave the optional ones out altogether and stay traditional (like I don't use most of the extra cards in the Silicon Dawn).

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    1. Fair enough. As I say, I like options, and then everyone can choose what works for them.

      Have to say, I can't wait to see both images in colour. As it is, I think I'd alternate between them depending on my question and how I was feeling. For spiritual or business questions I'd use the warrior queen, as you call her. For questions about family and home I'd use the softer-looking woman with a spindle :)

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