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


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?”

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.



Grand Tableau: How to Do (Again) 009

Part 9 of AndyBC’s excellent Grand Tableau series.

What was the motive behind MH370 hijacking?

Following on the reading I did a few days ago to determine what happened to missing Malaysian Flight MH370 (see reading here,) I wanted to follow-up with a reading on what the possible motive could be – now that authorities have confirmed that it was indeed a hijacking as I had seen in my reading.

I decided not to cast again, using the same spread as before seeing as it is a Grand Tableau cast for the purpose of gaining as much information about this missing aircraft as possible. This ‘big picture’ spread offers us the luxury of going back to it to glean more and more information if we wish.


This time I wanted to focus on the motive for hijacking the aircraft. Why was it hijacked? For what purpose? It seems odd that a week after the hijack nobody has claimed responsibility and no ransom has been demanded.

Now this is where it gets interesting. I read a couple of articles about a patent that had been registered by Freescale Semiconductor a few days after the aircraft went missing. Freescale is a technology firm who lost 20 employees onboard the missing aircraft. The articles suggested  skulduggery surrounding the rights to the patent, implying that Freescale may have had motive to ‘disappear’ their employees. Snopes has debunked this, but the points that they refute don’t add up either… However, if this is a hoax then at very least this reading will be an interesting exercise in objective readings vs subjective readings, begging the question whether we see what we want (or expect) to see in the cards. Below follows a summary (opinion piece) of the patent theory that is doing the rounds on the Internet which has been proposed as a possible motive by the vast array of websites who are running with the story:

From ExopoliticsTV:

Four days after flight MH370 goes missing, a patent is approved. 4 of the 5 Patent holders are Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX. The fifth is the company itself. Each patent is divided into 20% increments to the 5 holders – 

Peidong Wang, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhijun Chen, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhihong Cheng, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Li Ying, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Freescale Semiconductor (20%)

If a patent holder dies, the remaining holders equally share the dividends of the deceased so long as it’s not disputed in a will. If 4 of the 5 Patent holders die, then the remaining Patent holder gets 100% of the wealth of the patent. That remaining Patent holder is Freescale Semiconductor. Who owns Freescale Semiconductor? Answer – Jacob Rothschild! He owns it through Blackstone who themselves own Freescale. Here’s your motive for the missing Beijing plane – all 4 Chinese Patent members were passengers on the missing plane. 

Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs. However, they can only do that when the Patent is approved. So when the plane went missing, the patent had not been approved. As soon as the plane went missing, in other words ‘operation successful’ the Patent is approved & thank you very much! Mr. Rothschild once again gets the lot – 100% Patent holder, that is once the other 4 Patent holders are declared deceased. What a lovely world we live in! 

Reading the lines across the spread, here are my interpretations:

Line 1: Mice+Stork+Bouquet+Book+House+Coffin+Garden+Mountain

Nit-picking to improve the presentation, the patent documentation remained in-house and tightly contained, delaying public submission.

Line 2: Lily+Child+Rider=Whip+Birds+Clover+Moon+Man

Son of the Rothschild family had repetitive conversations about taking advantage of an opportunity to claim ownership & recognition (of the patent) as the man who will steer and navigate the invention.

I was surprised to learn that there is a lily called the Gloriosa Rothschiliana. What prompted me to research this was the ‘Child’ card following the Lily card. The ‘child’ in Rothschild felt like too much of a coincidence to me. We already know that Lily in lenormand means relatives and elderly, I wondered whether it could be referring to an ‘old family’ in this case.

Line 3: Snake+Dog+Tower+Ship+Tree+Clouds+Woman+Fox

Betraying their loyalty (the employees & fellow patent holders) corporate travel arrangements were made for the ‘family’ (employees) to travel together by air. These arrangements were made concealing the hidden agenda from the travel agent. *Hidden agenda being the plan to have all these employees travel together in one (doomed) aircraft.

Line 4: Key+Cross+Letter+Scythe+Bear+Star+Sun+Fish

To gain complete access a finalisation of the patent had to occur (it was approved after MH370 disappeared,) resulting in swift action on the part of the ‘boss’ (i.e the remaining authority which in this case was Freescale) motivated by success and money.

For what it’s worth, that’s the motive for hijacking the aircraft that I saw in the cards.

What happened to Malaysian Airlines missing Flight MH370?

Like so many other people around the world I am completely confounded by the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing without a trace 5 days ago. In an attempt to uncover what might have happened I did a lenormand reading on the topic. The conclusion I reached is merely a theory and not based on facts or knowledge of what transpired. My thoughts & prayers are with the missing and their loved ones.


The first things that stood out for me were the cards in their own houses: Dog, Tower, Sun, Letter. I also noticed Crossroads in the house of Cross, and my focus card Coffin (for the contained ‘box’ that an airplane is) in the house of Clouds. It was also interesting to note that Key landed in the house of Ring, and Ring landed in the house of Key.

The Letter card concerns me as it is flanked by Cross and Scythe and therefore speaks of painful news. I cannot imagine more excruciating agony than what the loved ones of the passengers onboard Flight MH370 are going through right now. Letter can also refer to flyers or more literally (in this case) fliers.

The very first card in the GT spread is Mice, indicating possible theft. Theft of the plane, i.e hijacking. A quick theft at that as Mice lands in the house of Rider who delivers with speed. Clouds in the house of Crossroads tells me that there was (probably deliberate) concealment of a change in direction or course that this plane took. I think the plane landed safely (Crossroads/Paths in the house of Cross) indicating the end of the journey. Also, Ship in the house of Garden indicating that the plane is now grounded/landed.  I don’t think it crashed.

I believe a large organisation (group, corporation or government) was behind the theft of this aircraft (Tower in the house of Tower) with a strong (albeit misplaced) sense of loyalty to their ‘cause,’ (Dog in the house of Dog.) 2 men onboard were responsible for the hijacking, one of them quite young still or on his first ‘mission’ (Scythe in the house of Man & Child in the house of Scythe.)



In mid flight the plane changed direction and immediately descended to below radar so that it became undetectable, landing and thereby bringing the journey to an end. The hijackers were prepared (knowledgeable) and knew exactly what they were doing, the new route had already been mapped out to bring the aircraft ‘home.’ This was carried out by a branch (Tree) of the ‘enemy’ who went to great pains to ensure that recovering the aircraft would be an insurmountable obstacle for officials who are searching for the plane.

Having plotted the new course they ‘whipped’ the communication system into submission and reverted to old (obsolete?) technology (Star in Lily) to communicate and navigate the landing. They were very careful to shroud the whole ‘operation’ in obscurity keeping it clandestine until the end for fear of exposure and to ensure their success (Sun in house of Sun.)

The ‘enemy’ is a recognisable ‘authority’ who has successfully infiltrated and blended into the general populace.

The first 3 cards, Mice+Stork+Bouquet: Speaks about a theft and the delivery of this ‘gift’ which was stolen. Bouquet – being in the house of Ship prompted me to find the Ship card in the layout, this card landed in the house of Garden (20.) Onboard were 20 employees from a company called Freescale who (amongst other) has been working on making electric cars a viable option for the public. Finding the Garden card in the layout I see it has landed in the house of Snake, implying that there is treachery and betrayal at play. Is it possible that the reason this aircraft was hijacked was to steal Freescale’s technology or to prevent it from reaching the public? The Snake itself could symbolise oil pipelines, and we all know that the one industry that does not want viable hybrid alternatives to hit the market is the oil industry. With Sun landing in it’s own house I am inclined to give more credibility to the suggestion that this whole ‘disappearing plane’ drama centres around Energy, be that oil or renewable.

It seems money was exchanged involving this well-known (recognisable) authority who presents itself in this reading as the ‘enemy’ (Mountain.) Mountain landed in the house of Coffin – the card I chose as my focus card to represent the missing aircraft.

The Key card landed in the house of Ring, and the Ring card landed in the house of Key. I therefore reached the conclusion that the ‘key’ to this mysterious disappearance lies in the agreement/contract between the ‘enemy’ who acted to ensure the good health of its own interests, and the hijacker/s who acted swiftly when the opportunity presented itself.  They were paid ‘good money’ to deliver Freescale’s employees (Anchor) who most likely have been passionate about their renewable energy project. Hijacking the plane brought an end to the project, diverting it and the employees linked to it, elsewhere. It is possible that  technology belonging to Freescale for whom the 20 employees work was used on the aircraft,  ‘cloaking’ it from detection (Clouds) so that the concealed plane could be diverted without fear of being caught. This clandestine (Fox) operation took place as a small window of opportunity (Clover) presented itself, ‘wrapped up’ in the passenger manifest of this aircraft. Cross in the house of Book informs me that the group behind this hijacking probably wanted to ‘end’ the project that these 20 employees were working on, or to prevent the technology they are developing from being used.

I am puzzled that Woman landed in the house of Mice, indicating perhaps that there was an additional hijacker – a woman – or that a ‘woman in charge’ gave the orders for the illegal interception of this aircraft, or it could simply be referring to the ‘partner’ of the hijackers, being the aforementioned group or corporation. Perhaps the corporation is named after a woman.

Whip in the house of Birds tells me that there was probably a serious argument or violent disagreement, and Rider in the house of Whip makes me wonder whether a threat was made to Freescale who is responsible for this new technology. If so, it may be a clue to who is behind the hijacking. Also it would seem that violence was threatened if any attempts at communication was made from those onboard.

Looking for patterns I decided to search for a hidden message based on the flight number, MH370.  M=Mountain, H=House, 3=Ship, 7=Snake, (1)0=Scythe. These cards landed in the following houses: Mountain(21)>Coffin(8)=29, House(4)>Tree(5)=9, Ship(3)>Garden(20)=23, Snake(7)>Stork(17)=24, Scythe(10)>Man(28)=38 (or 0>28=28.) Entirely unsure whether these numbers could mean something concrete I do wonder whether it could accurately predict (for example) the aircraft’s coordinates? I typed these numbers into Google and curiously enough the search results came up with Al Butnan, Libya: I am however not convinced and I am not suggesting that this is where the aircraft was taken, only that I was ‘playing’ with numbers and looking for patterns. Maybe if I explore more patterns I’ll find something more feasible.

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What happened to Flight MH370? My best guess – based on this reading – is that the aircraft was hijacked and landed. Like the rest of the world I can only pray for the safety of all onboard and hope that they will soon be reunited with their loved ones. Sooner rather than later.

Side note: I located a news report claiming that ‘it is conceivable that the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is ‘cloaked,’ hiding with high-tech electronic warfare weaponry that exists and is used. In fact, this type of technology is precisely he expertise of Freescale, that has 20 employees on board the missing craft.”


Review: The Essential Lenormand, by Rana George

‘The Essential Lenormand’ by Rana George, due for release in March 2014 by Llewellyn Publications.


Reading this book is like experiencing a chocolate explosion in the mouth! Deliciously surprising and comfortingly familiar all at once. Rana George is our undisputed Lennie Guru, our Divination Diva. Just like Rana, her book is wholly unpretentious and patiently clear in its meaning. Finally! Lenormand demystified in a language and approach that speaks to even the most novice of readers. For those amongst us who have never read lenormand before, fear not. Armed with nothing but a deck of regular playing cards and this book you will have everything you need to begin immediately. Rana George is the fortune-telling ‘aunty’ we all wished we had, you know, the one that gives us the ‘inside scoop’ on outrageously successful fortune telling through years of authentic practice and divination. She has taken us under her wing!

With patience and in plain language, demonstrating real-life events with examples, Rana effortlessly steers us through these essential lenormand lessons. ‘This is Lenormand on steroids’ was what came to mind as I dove in, page after page. Where others have tried and perhaps not quite succeeded, Rana has waved her magic wand to create light at the end of the lenormand tunnel! Eureka!

In these pages she takes us through the benefits of reading lenormand and the process toward approaching our readings, to the correct way of structuring our questions. Along with her sagely advice on the importance of consistency in which she advocates the necessity of sticking to one system, allowing it to eventually evolve into our own personalised system, Rana guides us in an unambiguous manner that instils confidence in our abilities to replicate her expertise with ease, by steering us away from overwhelming confusion toward becoming confident and expert readers.

The detailed attention Rana George gives to each of the 36 cards in The Essential Lenormand is a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge! As with words in any language (the meaning of which is dependent on the context in which they are spoken,) Rana goes through different meanings for each card in context to many different areas of use. These include: Predictions, mannerisms & personalities as described by the cards, work, love, health, finances, the ever elusive question of timing, advice or action oriented readings, negative & positive cards, finding lost objects, traditional meanings and she very preciously shares her personal anecdotes for each card too. This is truly a vast volume of in-depth and relevant meanings for each card which will greatly expand our lenormand vocabulary. Therefore this chapter alone makes The Essential Lenormand the most valuable English book available on this subject to date, in my opinion.

But, that’s not all! There is a whole section dedicated to spreads and techniques. I felt like a kid in a candy store! Anyone serious about lenormand will drool over this section of her book! Jam-packed with so much useful information that it serves to mentor each of us; taking us from beginners to masters of this art! Readers could not wish for a more practical, down-to-earth approach that keeps on surprising with jewels of knowledge and countless ah-hah moments! Rana’s chapter on the Grand Tableau, a spread that has intimidated many a reader before, is possibly the crown jewel in this priceless treasure. In the same charming style that gives absolute clarity and in-depth understanding throughout the book, Rana shares with us her personal approach to reading the Grand Tableau. This is huge! This is the mother-load of Grand Tableau tuition (minus the fear factor.) Finally there can no longer be an excuse to avoid becoming an expert lenormand reader, it would be almost impossible to miss the mark with this essential guide at our side.

Generously illustrated and expertly detailed without losing her readers, The Essential Lenormand is notably the most valuable book currently available to lenormand readers in the English speaking world today. This is more than just another book on lenormand, it is an absolute necessity for anyone who is considering lenormand as a divination tool, equally so for those readers who are already proficient in this system of fortune telling as even expert readers are guaranteed to learn something new!

Fair warning though, have a box of kleenex handy. Rana tells us about her lenormand beginnings in war-torn Beirut. Her tale reads like something from The Book Thief; richly embroidered with the romance of old-school family-taught divination during the angst of a bloody war that revealed both the best and worst of humanity in a very personal manner to this young impressionable girl. She tells us the tale of her humble beginnings as a child and hereditary fortune-teller who was at first almost surprised and apologetic about the accuracy of her predictions, and who then later was haunted by the same as the horrors of war brutalised her nearest and dearest. She lived through the horrifying effects of war not once, but twice as she first saw these events unfold in the cards before they manifested in a cruel savagery that deeply impacted her life in Beirut before immigrating to the USA with her remaining family. Rana shares her painful memories of these difficult years and tells how lenormand was a stabilising influence that comforted and empowered her. In later years she passed her astounding gift on to her 3 young sons who have each become gifted readers in their own right. Furthermore, in sharing her experience and expertise with lenormand though this beautiful book, our Lenormand Guru is passing the same on to us. We thank you Rana!

388 pages of pure genius. That is what you will get once you own a copy of what is sure to become the best-selling book in this genre for years to come. I give it 5 stars! Rana George wins the ‘Lenormand Oscars’ with this book. It will take nothing short of a miracle to surpass what she has shared in these precious pages.

Kinda like Rana’s darling red-lips trademark and her keep-it-simple-sweetheart approach, this book gets a BIG RED KISS of approval!


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