GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 004


Rootweaver:

Part 4 of AndyBC’s ‘Past, Present, Future’ blog post.

Originally posted on Andy Boroveshengra:

In this next stage of this review of the past-present-future technique we enter the present.

Not all readers exploiting this technique, however, have a designated ‘present’ section. If I ever do this I prefer to have some semblance of the flow of time and thus the present has to be accounted for. For me, this would be indicated by the vertical column the significator has landed in.

As before, the cards below and above also show the flow of time. The cards below the querent have normally show something immediate, or having happened in the last week or so, whereas the cards above are something very immediate to events in the next ten days’ time.

Here’s the tableau:

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Again, we first look at the cards in the line.  These predict sorrow due to envious people the querent thought were her friends (BirdsBearLadyDog).

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GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 003


Rootweaver:

Part 3

Originally posted on Andy Boroveshengra:

Before we dive in, there are a few more things to cover. When you are doing a past, present and future tableau how the querent’s card falls is going to decide, naturally, how much past and how future is shown.  The more past that is shown, in my experience, indicates that the querent’s life has a degree of causality – and if no future is shown, that whatever is going on now is important or the tying up of loose ends before a new chapter. The more future the clearer the slate, I’ve found.

Obviously, a client is not going to be too happy to come and have their fortune told, and for no future to be shown. Hence, this is why I never use this method professionally.  As I don’t re-throw!

One of the things Erna Droesbeke noted in her book, the Oracle of Mlle Lenormand, was that…

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GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 002


Originally posted on Andy Boroveshengra:

The corners in a grand tableau are often seen as boundaries or overriding concerns. What is signified in the corners, basically, is something that the querent would be particularly concerned with as a dominating issue or situation. Obviously, other stuff will be going on, and you should not interpret the whole tableau based on the corners’ testimonies, but I find this is a good indicator of the main issues and environment.

I read the corners as follows: top left with the bottom right, and top right with the bottom left. Most of the time they will relate to each other, but, very occasionally, you might find they talk about two separate issues.

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Interesting, the corners here, talked about pericardial effusion (HeartFish) due to a chronic or lifelong health problem (TreeHigh Tower). The querent, whose tableau this is based on, suffers from…

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GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 001


Originally posted on Andy Boroveshengra:

Since Lenormand Thirty Six Cardscame out, in April, I have been asked several times about why a past, present or future tableau was not included. Whilst I never do this professionally, originally, an example of such a way of reading was going to be included, either as an appendix or as an additional chapter. But it was not thought to add anything to the book’s content.

Why? It is covered in Caitlín Matthews’ Enchanted Lenormand and (I believe) The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbookand Rana George’s Essential Lenormand, who are far better writers than I am. It is also a lesson in my course, as previous students will remember.

I do not plan on writing about the Petit Lenormand online after the summer (autumn will focus on scrying). So, as a swansong, I am happy to show a very basic overview on how I would do a past, present…

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What You Already Know.


The Tarot is good at confirming what your already know. It’s also goods at telling you what you don’t want to hear, or acknowledge.

This is my first post with Tarot Taxi, so, please allow me to introduced myself. My name is Louise and I am the lady behind the Priestess Tarot website. Every month I help run a meet up in my local area and as part of evening, we play a Tarot game and through that, draw 3 cards.

This last month, the Tarot told me what I a) already knew and b) what I didn’t want to acknowledge and c) what to do about it. Everyone thinks you “get rich quick” being your own boss. Everyone will come to you for a reading, won’t they? Well, no and no. It’s hard work building up a business, a good & honest reputation. It takes time and effort, all the while the cash may or may not be flowing in. In my case, not as readily as I’d like, but I do okay. However, like most folk, the money goes to paying bills, something for the kids to do with school or something they need, or straight into the back account. Very little of it gets put to my own use. However, this is what the Tarot advised. I pulled the cards from the Buckland Romani deck app, produced by Fools Dog.

imageThe Issue: Nine of Bolers: I’m comfortably well off, I need to remember to be happy as I am, where I am. This image shows an older lady. Is she happy with her lot? Well, are we ever, these days? We always want more. New phone, new this, new that. Do we really need it? The issue I feel, is that I’m not counting my blessings and being happy in general. Bolers are wheels, which look like coins, so think money, job, house, finances in general.

wpid-wp-1400792095562.jpegAction to Avoid: Page of Koshes. Like the Page of Wands, the time to be impulsive, flippant, arrogant isn’t now. Being a cocky person with less money than sense isn’t a wise idea. So, lets be avoiding those impulse buys.  Yes, those shoes do look good, but do you really need another pair to match what you already have? That bag looks great! But couldn’t you use that money for something else? Something more necessary?

wpid-wp-1400792102682.jpegAction to Take: Four of Bolers. I’ve come to trade, here’s what I have. Take it or leave it, but I’m not here to pander to whims and don’t be wasting my time. Here, this man is being honest and up front. He’s comfortable with what he has to sell and the price he’s selling at. There’s little (or no) room for negotiation. What’s his is his, end of. There’s no “well, maybe” with this guy.  If you don’t buy these wheels, he’ll still have to them to sell at the same price later on.

The basic advise I gleamed here, is keep what money you have, don’t squander it, don’t splash out with it, don’t fritter it away. What’s yours is yours to keep, until you decide to sell it, but don’t let another take it from you below cost.

Don’t you just love it when the Tarot is literal, full of advice and really, tells it to you like it is? Sometimes, we readers don’t want to hear the message the Tarot has. If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question. I’m glad life can be that simple!

I’d love to have some comments in reply, so go ahead. I’m a big chatter box, really!

Buccaneer Lenormand by Rootweaver – Arrrr!


Albatross feature on the Bird card. Sailors have long held a deep superstition about these birds!

Albatross feature on the Bird card. Sailors have long held a deep superstition about these birds!

Shiver me timbers! A pirate-themed deck, inspired by Black Sails and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is the latest offering from Rootweaver’s creative basket. Digitally rendered sketches with bursts of colour to bring this appropriately ‘dark’ deck to life and to delight fans of all-things-pirate.

Featuring our matey captain Jack Sparrow and a pretty lass at his side who looks a little lily-livered but she’s a tough lass who’s not afraid to use a cat o’ nine tails on a scallywag if provoked.

Don’t pay doubloons, save your pieces o’ eight by taking advantage of the pre-order price and beat the sprogs at it. Save a whole $6.00 – that be a mighty fine discount! So, beat ‘em scallywags to the booty and order your copy today directly from Rootweaver’s site for the discounted pre-order price of $22.95.

(This deck is already at the printer and is expected to arrive within 10 days.) Arrrr!

Crossroads - where will they lead you?

Crossroads – where will they lead you?

Product description:

A 36-card  lenormand deck that has been slightly modified to a pirate theme. These modifications include replacing the traditional Scythe (card 10) with a Sword, replacing the Coffin (card 8) with a pirate’s Grave,  the Whip (card 11) features a cat o’ nine tails, we have the Albatross featured in the Birds card (card 12), Rats instead of Mice for card 23, a Scroll instead of a Letter (card 27) and both the Bouquet (card 9) and Lily (card 30) feature ‘dark’ flowers.

These cards are 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in size (standard poker size) and are printed on premium linen card stock by Printers Studio,  shrink wrapped and will be shipped in a luxurious velvet drawstring pouch.

A lighthouse Tower to lead the way. It's a dangerous place for pirates!

A lighthouse Tower to lead the way. It’s a dangerous place for pirates!

Mystery Grand Tableau – Solve April’s whodunit lenormand mystery.


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Starting in April 2014 we will feature a monthly Mystery Grand Tableau. This is a ‘solve the mystery’ kinda reading, a ‘whodunit’ as it were. Here goes:

You have been assigned to a special Lenormand Police Force task team to solve this crime/mystery. A body has been found in a park. Upon initial inspection it looks like foul play. You need to find out the following: Who was the victim? Why was he/she murdered? Were they in fact murdered?? If so, who did it, and what was their motive? Once you have a suspect find both motive & opportunity. Who can you trust to assist you in your investigation? Who can you not trust? Why? Your findings must be supported with ‘evidence’ (i.e show us how you tie things together in the GT.) As you examine and re-examine this GT throughout the month of April, coming back to it with fresh eyes, add additional insights. It’s perfectly okay to change your mind, to re-examine evidence, and to interrogate new ‘suspects.’

Use any and all lenormand reading techniques that you have learnt to ‘solve the mystery.’ If you’re new to lenormand (a European system of fortune-telling using cards) or want to participate within a closed and safe environment, join us over at Lenormand Toolbox on Facebook. A closed group for enthusiasts of lenormand from beginners to advanced. The Toolbox is a supportive learning environment for readers of all levels to participate in with heaps of exercises, tips and lessons. All welcome!

Lenormand Spreads: 3 x 3 (Again)


Square of Nine – AndyBC

Reaction Layout featuring the Lenormand Revolution cards


The reaction layout – by Seaqueen.

Where is God?


As the world seemingly becomes more troubled before our eyes some of us might be wondering, where is God? God, by any and all others names; the Creative Source. I learnt that sometimes all it takes is to ask. So I did.

“Where is God?”
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God is as present in our DNA helix as in the great sand dunes and in the microscopic life beneath the ocean. In geometry, in negative space, in the thunder and in the skin of the reptile. Every fibre, every cavity, every frequency and all reflections of these is where God is.

In the pallet of the artist, the delicate balance in contrast, in science and in nothingness. In the shadows and their vacancy. In all things is the spark of divinity. It is impossible to not see God in all things. All things are a reflection of all that is. All that is exists in multiple dimensions, all at once. What is considered to be grotesque in one realm is revered in another; for all that is is divine.

We catch but fleeting glimpses of creation in our world. As divine creation expands outward so too does it contract inward, a column and circle all at once. Many and one in the same moment.

From our perspective we sometimes see God as the object, sometimes as the negative space surrounding the object. There are no mistakes or miscalculations, this is not possible in the constantly evolving dance of creation.

Where do we find God? Where our attention span takes us, for nothing is devoid of the creator. We witness its endless birth in all that is, in all that we perceive to be missing and present. Like eternally wet paint on the artist’s canvas, creation is never still or stagnant, always moving, always blending, running, smudging, creating new blends, new experiences  - all for our benefit so that we may see divinity reflected back to us and recognise ourselves in all that is divine, all that is.

We think God is only ‘good’ or ‘just.’ God is everything, everywhere. Nothing can exist without the particle we call God. When we see that there is no division, no lack, no right or wrong, we recognise the splendour of unity, the wonder of oneness. Then we begin to recognise ourselves as God. However, it is our destiny to always seek divinity just as we are divinity, therein lies the great paradox.

God is the eye that sees the object and the object that is seen. God is the reflection of the object on the optic nerve and God is the optic nerve. The space between viewer and object, the point of connection and separation, the manifest and non-manifest. The overseer in the unseen as well as the seen. The apex and the nadir. The shadow, the suggestion, the cause and the effect. The near, the far, the origin and the offshoot. All these things are one expressed in infinite ways.

Seek God in contrast. The space between spaces. Moving as one organism on its own dance, perfectly choreographed. To see God as only one thing from only one perspective limits our ability to see the dance as a whole of which we are both part and total. Eyes open or shut, nothing is not God.

An endless dance. Never the same. Always in the process of creation. That is God.

There is God.

 

 

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