Journals – 3 different ones to choose from!


Hi Everyone!

I have good news. If you are like me, and draw daily oracle cards and record them into notebooks for later reflection and learning, I have created the perfect Card Reader’s Journals for you. They will be available shortly on amazon.com websites, but for now I will share the links with you where you can get them before then.

I got tired of writing my readings in a notebook, and then forgetting where I put the notebook, or which color notebook I put them in when I needed to reflect on the readings in them.

There are other journals, not many, that “kind of” let me record what I need to in them, but to be honest, they were just not the exact thing I was looking for. So with that said, I thought, why not just make my own? Once I did this, I realized how much I love them, so I thought I would share them with other like minded people.

Remember the softcover workbooks at school that fold over nicely, and lay flat so you can write in them? That’s what these journals are like! Seriously, they are awesome! I have been reading cards for over twenty years, so these are actually made by someone who knows a bit about recording a reading in a journal. I do hope you like them as much as I do!

3 card readings – holds 90 of them – any oracle cards can be used. I use my for Tarot. – https://www.createspace.com/4325915

Lenormand Grand Tableaus – 9×4 – holds 60 readings in one journal! – https://www.createspace.com/4326030

Lenormand Grand Tableaus – 8×4+4 – holds 60 readings in one journal! – https://www.createspace.com/4326047

Love & Light,

Bridgett

(When I took the pics, I put cards on the pages to show the size of the journal, the pages are actually blank, no card images in print! )

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Timing in the Cards


 

Tarot Timing Vs. Lenormand Timing

Nearly twenty years ago, I was a young girl picking out my very first Tarot deck. (stop thinking about how old I am now !! hehe) It was an exciting process for me. There are SO many decks available and my choices were endless.

Once I picked out my cards, I was well on my way to learning them. I was fortunate enough to be a third generation psychic, and the card meanings came to me intuitively. Even though I bought every Tarot book available to me to learn the cards, in the end, I went with what my belly told me, as far as the meanings of my readings.

One thing that truly puzzles a young girl with a new Tarot deck is how to tell time with the cards. I have done MANY readings through the years, and a client ALWAYS wants to know timing. They don’t come to you without wanting to predict what is ahead of them. Therefore timing is something that each card reader wants to learn straight away. But it is not as easy as one might think.

I am a reader of many decks, but my two main decks are Tarot & Lenormand. Each has it’s own way of telling you times. These are the differences, and this is how I have developed the use of timing in a spread. I hope that it proves helpful to you. It may not be how someone else does it, but this is how I do it, for those anxious and anticipating the useful technique.

Each Tarot suit represents an element. There are wands, swords, cups and coins.

Wands are made of wood mostly, and when one thinks about being in a forest full of wood, one of the first things taught to you as a child is to “Prevent Forest Fires!!” Remember “Smokey the bear?” If one doesn’t put out their camp fire good enough, and walk away, the whole forest can catch on fire! Therefore when I think of Wands, I think of fire, and fire spreads quickly. Wands to me represent days, or summer – the season for camping fun and smores. 🙂

When I think of Swords, I think of swinging them in little battles with my friends as a child. If one got too close to me with their play swords, I could feel the wind on my face! I always knew to back away quickly. Wind happens fast too, but wind is the element that makes fire take off even faster. So wind is not as fast as fire. I use Swords to represent weeks, or Spring. Spring is when pollen flies through the air and brings new flowers where they land. 🙂

Cups in Tarot are often seen with images of water. Water is used to represent emotions. Without wind, water is rather still in most places. So water comes “after” wind. (cups after swords.) I use cups to represent months or the season of Fall. (spilled water from your cup = a fall).

Coins in Tarot are always a nice thing to see. Everyone wants to receive money right? Unfortunately we all know money doesn’t grow on trees. Money takes a lot of hard work to earn. In order to save up to buy that house or that car, it can take a year or more. That is how I see coins. They represent a year or more, or Winter because it is the LONGEST season of the year here in NY). YUCK!

I hope some of my stories can help one remember the seasons and timing in Tarot. It is how I teach my daughter Tarot. Some use astrology for timing, but that isn’t what works best for me.

An example of Timing in Tarot is :

If I draw the “Five of wands” it would = 5 days – Summer

If I draw the “Five of swords” it would = 5 weeks – Spring

If I draw the “Five of cups” it would = 5 months – Fall

If I draw the “Five of coins” it would = 5 years – Winter

Now for those interested in Timing for Lenormand :

Cards 1 – 6 are years.

Cards 7-12 are months.

Cards 13 – 26 are weeks.

Cards 27 – 36 are days.

Timing is usually done with an additional deck of cards, than what you used in the Grand Tableau. I fan cards out and let the client draw from another deck when they want to know questions in timing. I let the card they draw represent how long it will take to manifest what they are asking about.

So if one is asking, “How long before he proposes?” She draws a “1 – Rider,” I tell her “at least a year.”

I don’t claim to know everything, and I too learn new things everyday. I just wanted to share my ideas with you, especially those new to the cards. I wish you many great readings in your future.

Love & Light,

x Bridgett

 

The 36-Card Lenormand Spread


This is an excellent post on Lenormand reading techniques. I hope you find it useful too.

Apprentice Lenormand & Renaissance Lenormand deadlines


Attention to those wishing to order “The Renaissance Lenormand” or the one below, I am calling “The Apprentice Lenormand,” please purchase by June 25,2013. Send me a message for an invoice to : bridgettblessings@yahoo.com — Payments accepted through paypal. Here is the price list below:

Renaissance Lenormand – 25.00 USD if you live in the USA lower states.

Renaissance Lenormand – 30.00 USD if you live abroad, or in Canada, Hawaii, Alaska 

Apprentice Lenormand – 30.00 USD if you live in the USA lower states.

Apprentice Lenormand – 36.00 USD if you live abroad, or in Canada, Hawaii, Alaska.

Thanks so much!

x Bridgett

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Renaissance Lenormand


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Hi All ! 

I waded through many suggestions, and tried to keep everyone’s suggestions a part of this creation process. 

For those who don’t already know, I am Bridgett, an author and deck creator. I am in love with History, especially that of Tudor England. Henry VIII was very much a Renaissance man. He filled his courts with those he liked best, and tons of pretty women who no doubt captured his attentions! After all, he did share bits and pieces of his heart with six wives. Not all at once though. ha ha. 

My bookshelves are adorned with many many books about him and his wives. I have a book that will be published this summer called, “Lethal Devotion,” that is also based on one of his wives and a daughter. Even though my story doesn’t take place during that period in time, the characters will take you back to that time period through their vivid memories. 

I am a creative, artsy type person who spends many hours expressing myself. Whether it is on paper, or the computer, or through words – I feel at my best when I can share my ideas with others.

Since I have read Tarot for a bit over 15 years, I have started learning Lenormand cards. To my surprise I picked up on them quickly, and find them a bit more tender and cutsie than that of Tarot. 

I am in the process of making a Tarot deck, but since there are 78 cards it will take a great deal of time to finish them. In between bouts with my Tarot deck, I have decided to create a Lenormand deck that shares my passion for The Renaissance Era. 

I have included an extra man, woman and child in this deck. I have paid close attention to the directions things face and kept in mind all the suggestions given me during the creation process. I have poured my heart into these cards, and now I offer them to you!

I am taking pre-orders for them now. If you would like one – numbered and signed by me – please email me for an invoice. Invoices are made with paypal – and that is how you can buy your deck. If you live in the USA the cost is 25.00 USD. If you live over seas, most places are 30.00 USD, but please make sure you ask, because some places are more expensive to ship to. You are also required to pay any taxes upon arrival of your cards to your country. 

I look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for the first printed batch of cards is June 25,2013 Midnight Eastern Standard Time. — my email is bridgettblessings@yahoo.com

x Bridgett

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see more pictures of the cards on my blog below. 😀

http://www.bridgettblessings.wordpress.com 

From Regret to Authentic Life: A Tarot Spread


Evolutionary Tarot & Circle Ways

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   A couple of days ago, someone on Facebook posted a link to The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Australian author Bronnie Ware.  These top five regrets inspired a fruitful online conversation and prompted me to create a five-card tarot layout to help us live a life that’s less regret-filled and more fulfilling and authentic.  You can use tarot cards, runes, crone stones, soul cards, gifting bones, or any other divinatory insight tool.  You can also use the five layout questions as prompts for journal writing or for verbal sharing in a circle-based conversation group.  If desired, you can preface the entire spread with a specific time frame — e.g. “Throughout the coming year…” or “This season…” — or you can let your insights resonate for a lifetime, your choice.

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  1. How can I remain true to myself?
  2. How can I remember to…

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A Simple Arsty Lenormand Project to Get Your Own FREE Lenormand Deck!


The Magickal-Musings of Nefer Khepri, PhD

Pepi Valderrama, self-publisher of her own Indie Lenormand decks, shared about her FREE Lenormand deck (click here to check it out & download).  You can print out the Vintage Poster Lenormand images & then the necessary pages of card backs required in order to create this as your own free Lenormand deck.  

NOTE:  Pepi is in Spain & is probably using size A4 paper popular in Europe.  If you are using 8 1/2 X 11″ paper, as I am here in the States, the card images and back will print out a bit truncated because you will have to choose the “fit to page” option when you print.  Never fear.  It will still work out, it just takes a bit more itme as I explain below. 

Anyone else thinking of doing this, this is what I did in a few simple steps:

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

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Tarot x Lenormand Huge Give Away: the hunt begins


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Have you ever played a Hunting the Treasure Game around your city? Someone puts clues online, in one or more blog, and folks go walking around the city trying to find out those clues, and compiting with others to find “the Treasure”. The Tarot x Lenormand Game is just that! But BIGGER!

I decided to take a deck, punch some star holes, decorate it, shuffle it, and send it to 10 different people to play this game. These 10 people are the key (clue) holders, that will give away those keys, either by person, in their blogs or in their Facebook pages. Those who are able to hunt more keys (tarot cards) will win the great pot.

So, the idea here is go and win as many cards as you can through the different card give aways around. When all the cards have been given away, I will make a video: I will shuffle a deck and the card I will take out will be the winner of it all.

Yup, you read it just right: only one winner will have it all!

Check blogs and Facebook pages around because right now there are some give aways!! They are giving away the keys to get the big pot.

And guess what! Jera-Babylon Rootweaver has given a BYO Lenormand for this game! Yup! You’ll be able to choose the cards!!

Do you want to know what’s in the pot at the moment?

DONATIONS! Yup, not only we have people playing and giving out keys (passports) to win the great pot! We also have gorgeous souls that are donating to make the pot a real TREASURE!

More info about the evolution of this Tarot x Lenormand Game can be found here.

What Makes A Lenormand Deck Traditional?


To purchase a copy of the BYO Lenormand deck, please visit http://www.rootweaver.com

"fate keeps on happening"

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Man and Woman cards from the BYO Lenormand by Rootweaver.

If you hang around Lenormand discussion groups, you’ve seen the schism. There’s Lenormand readers who insist on decks that follow tradition, and some people who are primarily deck creators, who take distorting the deck to the wall and insist that tradition should be scrapped.

I never understood why anyone would want to muck up something that works so well. (Criticism leads to much protest that you can’t stifle their creativity, but if they’re truly creative, why not create an ORIGINAL deck, instead of a malformed Lenormand? They insist that warping the deck is “innovating”, but the dictionary defines “innovate” as “To begin or introduce something new”, not regurgitating an inferior version of something that already exists.)

Yesterday we were discussing the Burning Serpent Oracle, an upcoming deck by Robert Place and Rachel Pollack. It’s based on Lenormand, but it’s not…

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