Having just opened up a free Learn Lenormand online resource, I have had many people tell me they feel nervous around larger Lenormand spreads, especially the Grand Tableau. While I plan to focus more on the Grand Tableau a little down the line, my two main responses to this are:
a) You don't have to read the Grand Tableau, or even a Nine Square, if you don't want to!
You can get really helpful answers from just a three or five card line. If that's what you want to do or feel comfortable with, that's fine. I sure don't have time to throw a GT everyday, either, so for my daily draw I normally stick to three cards :)
b) It can be helpful to work your way up to the bigger spreads. That's why I've posted a lot of Nine Square readings, and for those that want to go a bit bigger yet, I recommend the 5x3, an example of which you'll find below...
I asked about something I have been working on for a while, which I would like to focus on more now that I have finally finished the Learn Lenormand training.
At the centre of the spread is the Shedding Snake - oh yes, this is about transformation and helping people to shed their old self! And I might need to do that, too, in order to make it happen.
Looking at the corners, Key, Scythe, Flowers and Holly: insightful sorting leads to creative growth.
Looks like I still need to do some clarifying around exactly what to put out there and how. This is a long term project, so there's time to be creative and let things grow as they need to.
Treating the columns in a past-future flow:
Key, House, Flowers - part of that sorting is recognising where my creative comfort zone is.
Storks, Birch Rods (Whips), Dog - progress required faithfully clearing out what wasn't working, no matter how painful that process.
(Oak) Tree, (Shedding) Snake, Woman - now, I'm in a process of transformation that holds a lot of growth potential, but which may take some time.
Letter, Moon, Girl - moving forward, I need to do some journalling/list-making to figure out the new way to present this.
(Holly) Tree, Ship, Scythe - a harvest in this venture may take a while to come, I need to cut the nostalgia in favour of growth.
Looking at the rows as thoughts, situation and actions, and combining cards through mirroring as well as side-by-side connections:
Key, Storks, Oak, Letter, Holly - changing insights bring growthful progress needing written roots for long-term evidence. My thoughts are in flux, which is why there's a need for me to write things down, both to root out what I'm really getting at, and to get longer-term insight.
House, Birch Rods, Shedding Snake, Moon, Ship - cleaning house is a transformative process that brings new recognition to this venture.
Flowers, Dog, Woman, Girl, Scythe - invite the faithful to enjoy this new harvest. Edit creatively with the help of new friends.
These suggestions for actions to take both make sense to me. On the one hand, make an offer to my list, those people who I have connected with already. And on the other, I'm doing a "business challenge" this week, organised by Amethyst Mahoney, that is giving me the space to figure out what I need to cut out, what I need to change, to make this project more viable.
Obviously, there is more that could be mined from this spread. For now, though, I think there's plenty for me to think about and work on...