Saturday, 21 June 2014

Joy in Life and in the Cards

Child, Bear, Dog, Storks, Sun, Birds, Garden, Anchor, Stars
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Last year, for the Litha blog hop I looked at the making of the Sun card, which I associate with this time of year, and which in Lenormand terms represents joy, energy and success.  So, while that would have been very appropriate for the topic of this hop "joy", I knew I'd have to do something different.

What, I wondered, can the Celtic Lenormand tell us about joy?  Well, the cards can be used to look at life, and many people like using them in a very practical, everyday way.  What, then, are everyday expressions of joy?  Here are some combinations that might represent different kinds of joy:

Joy in expressing creativity: Flowers + Sun
A joyful date: Garden + Sun + Wo/Man
Enjoying a conversation with a friend: Birds + Dog + Sun
Joy at your child winning a prize at the science fair: Child + Flowers + Sun + Stars + Garden
Celebrating the completion of a work project: Anchor + Coffin + Sun + Garden + Flowers
Happiness that the baby is eating well: Child + Bear + Sun
Gladness at receiving a job promotion: Anchor + Sun + Storks
Seeking joy! - Stars + Sun

What joys are you experiencing, and how would you express them in Lenormand cards?

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16 comments:

  1. Letter+ stars+ garden: Being connected thought the internet with a tarot community :)

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    1. :) Yep, that brings me joy, too, Ellen!

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  2. I like this idea, Chloe - thanks for sharing it.

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  3. Ship - Sun - Home (We'll be taking a trip to the family home in about a week to spend some time!) I love the way you've done your post!

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    1. That sounds lovely, Olivia. Hope you all have a great time! :)

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  4. A lazy Sunday afternoon... Sun + Garden... both cards and literally ;)

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  5. I'm not too proficient in the Lenormand, so I'll answer you in a Tarot card. Today my greatest joy is seeing that the little bird that I was looking after last week has learned to fly. He spread his wings and took off - erratically, it has to be said, but he still made the effort! So, because I'm all about the Court Cards, I'm going to say that my joy was the Page of Wands - a beginner for sure, but moving at speed and with great joy!

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    1. That's lovely news, Ali! Go Noir :D In Lenormand, keeping it simple I'd go for Birds, Child, Storks (little bird progresses) :)

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  6. I'm not a Lennie person, but I love the art in this deck. Lots. :)

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    1. Perhaps we'll win you over to Lennie's after all :)

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  7. Seeking joy - Sun + Star. I like that one! xxJo

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  8. Nice Lennie combinations with the sun, Chloe. I am looking forward to your text as much as the card images on this project.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I think that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. After all, Will's gorgeous artwork is hard to compete with :)

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