Sunday, 21 June 2015

Channelling the Empress

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Our blog hop wrangler, Alison, decided to do something totally new this round, which is always exciting.  She asked each blogger to pick a card of the Major Arcana, and no-one could double up until all the cards had been taken. However, it did make things a bit tougher for me, as this is a Lenormand blog!

Still, it gave me the excuse to combine the DruidCraft Tarot (Connections, 2004) with the Celtic Lenormand (US Games, 2014), both with art by Will Worthington: I think they look great together!


I decided to use the cards to design a spell based around the Empress.  Her energy is one of creativity and abundance, both of which are lovely for inviting a successful project or business adventure into your life.  However, it's good to be a bit more focused, and what better than the practicality of the Lenormand cards for that?!

Fish - flow, money, finaces
Flowers - creativity, grace
Lady - a strong, entrepreneurial woman, female energy
Book - esoteric knowledge, a project
Sun - energy, success

Reading the line across from left to right, with the card to the right modifying the one before it, gives:
Creative flow through feminine grace leads an esoterically focused woman through a successful project.

Mirroring the cards:
Financial success of a creative project for a woman.

Affirmations that might come from this:
Through divine grace, I find my creative flow.  My creativity leads me to financial success.

Hop on round the rest of the posts to find what I'm sure will be a huge variety of different thoughts and ideas about every Major in the deck!

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25 comments:

  1. This is awesome Choe I love how you blend the cards together into an affirmation.
    And the decks work perfectly together. Especially since you've trimmed the tarot deck

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I love affirmations, and they are really easy to craft with Lenomrand cards. And yes, I was going to use the non-trimmed card, as it shows she is also called The Lady, but the trimmed card just blended so well... :D

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  2. I love this...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Alison! I do love Lenormand spells :)

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  3. Beautiful combination! I didn't realize he had done a Leonormand. One of my favourite artists. I'll have to get that. I love the way you combined them, very rich in detail and layers.

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    1. It's Chloe's deck, Linda - Will did the artwork!

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    2. Glad you like it, Linda! From when I started designing this deck, I knew the two would work well together - Will is such a talented artist :)

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  4. They blend so well, at first I didn't even realize that it's not the same deck... :) Beautiful and very useful spell, I love the affirmation and the flow the cards create!

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    1. Thanks, Katalin! I love using affirmations as the centre of a spell, and Lenormand cards lend themselves really well to this, with their keywords :)

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  5. Awesome sauce! I think that this is my first ever spell on the Tarot Blog hop! The decks work together beautifully :)

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    1. Ha ha, I hadn't thought of that! Cool, a first after all these years ;)

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  6. What a great way to combine tarot, Lenormand and magic! I love it!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Joy. I think they work well together :)

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  7. I love your Spelling... it's very tuneful! :)

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    1. Hmm, I'd love to *hear* what you do, I don't sense the tune in it, though I do often chant as a precursor to spellwork... :D

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  8. I always sigh with peaceful content when I see your Lennies in a line. Haha... that sounds awkward, somehow.... And yes, these two decks are a wonderful complement! :-)

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    1. I think I know what you mean, Olivia. For me, at least, it's to do with the nature pictured, making them feel relaxed and uplifting :)

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  9. Excellent spell! Love the combined artwork of the Druidcraft and Celtic Lenormand too!!

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    1. Thanks, Danika! Drawing in a bit of abundance is always good ;)

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  10. What a clever clever combination!

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    1. Tee hee, I've wanted to combine these decks since I first thought of creating the Celtic Lenormand with Will. And I love the mix of big archetypes with everyday answers :)

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  11. I really like your multiple ways of linking the Lenormand cards together. You have a great method for staying true to the intent of the practicalities of the Lenormand method, while at the same time adding an intuitive/spiritual aspect to your interpretations. An exceptional gift!

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    1. Wow, thank you, Joanne, that's a lovely thing to say! Melding the spiritual and the practical makes sense to me, in both the cards and in daily life :)

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