Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Different Perspectives, Different Selves

Maybe it's just me, being a double Gemini.  Still, I suspect that many people have the experience of two very different roles in their lives (if not more).  For instance, there's the sometimes tricky negotiation between being a mother and working, or between your beloved hobby and not so beloved job.  Or between your personas as dutiful husband and father, and mad gamer...

I was thinking about this last week, when there was a distinct tension between my roles as mother and budding business woman.  Not enough time for everything, it feels like.  It reminded me of one of the uses of the extra people cards in the Celtic Lenormand.  In a reading that includes both versions, for example the Lady and the Woman, you can look at different aspects of your life. 

There are lots of ways to do this.  Perhaps the simplest is to shuffle up the entire deck, all 45 cards, and then look for the two significator cards that match you.  Looking at the cards to either side of them (I'd take two to either side, giving a line of five for each aspect), can be very enlightening.  Even more so if you place the two lines one above the other, so you can see correspondences and differences between the two aspects.

Deciding to illustrate this with a personal example, as it felt very relevant to me, I shuffled up my prototype cards.  However, the deck had a different answer in mind for me: the Lady and the Woman sat side by side!  So, I ended up with a line of 6:
Lily, Tree, Lady, Woman, Paths, Fish
What this says to me is that, currently, these two aspects of my life just can't be separated.  Moreover, finding a healthy balance that includes both will open up a lot of choices.  I am also advised to let my decisions flow from what is happening, rather than trying to force them.

On another note, the Celtic Lenormand is now available to be ordered from either U.S. Games' website, or from amazon.com.  Hopefully, European retailers will follow shortly.

8 comments:

  1. I love to see a spread with this deck. Combining multiple roles is always a challenge especially with young kids.
    Maybe it could also be enlightening if you would make a bridge of say 5 cards between the two ladies. It wouldn't surprise me if the Child was in the middle :D

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    1. Oh, what an excellent idea, Ellen! Next week I'll feature how this spread was supposed to work, reading for a man. Maybe the week after I could try this... :D

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  2. I love this spread! Looking forward to receiving mine! Hugs, Maggie

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    1. Thanks, Maggie :) Hope you enjoy it when it arrives, and I'll look out for you trying this spread! Hugs, Chloë

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  3. Your posts are helping me to learn how to use these cards, so thank you for that. I don't have your deck yet (top of my list!) but I tried a one-line version with the TABI Lenormand (only one Woman card). Very interesting!

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    1. Glad you find these posts helpful, Alison, and that your reading was interesting. As for this spread, someone pointed out to me that you could also do this spread using the Man and Woman cards to look at different aspects of yourself...

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    2. Yes, I saw that part of your post after I'd posted (too quick as usual). The Woman line made more sense to me than the Man line did, but I think that's because I'm still learning :-)

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    3. Sometimes it takes a while for meaning to percolate... :)

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