|Corners - Theme|
This week's technique was the way I first learned to read a nine square. At the time, I was told this was the "traditional" (only) way to read it. I'm glad that my evergrowing Lenormand library put paid to that idea! Still, it is a good and interesting method.
The four corners are read together as the theme of the reading, then the central cross is read as what brings movement to the reading. The reading here was done at a Christmas party, with a skeptic who asked for a reading after I mentioned what I do.
The theme of the reading is Hill Fort (Tower), Letter, Storks, Heart: an institutional prescription for a change of heart. I wasn't sure where I was going with this when I said those words, but she looked a little shocked. Turns out she's been working in war zones, and has been put on official leave while she has therapy for the trauma she suffered.
Looking to the central cross, we have Fish, Key, Dog, Birch Rods, and Meadow (Garden). Staying faithful to the flow of insight around social cleansing. At this, she got very still, and just nodded.
I then looked at the cards in the top row: what's on her mind. Tower, Fish, Heart: funding for an emotional institution. She disagreed with this, she isn't concerned about how her therapy is funded.
Reading the middle line, where she is now: Key, Dog, Birch Rods. The key to clearing her own emotions lies with a friend. A nod again, here, and a little smile. She says the best thing in her life is her partner, who is very grounded and supportive.