Tarot Technique: DIY Unique Keywords *NEW*

Inspired by the Keyword Kaleidoscope technique taught by Tali from Tarot Town in her Lenormand Course, I took this one step further and accidentally discovered a really easy way to uncover unique keywords and meanings for any card in tarot, without fail; including reversal-meanings. It immediately cuts to the chase both ways; that is to say, in no time at all you can create your own positive and negative traits for any tarot card.

We begin with two simple triangles to form a grid, placing one on-top of the other to form a six-pointed star. The grid positions are marked in the illustration that follows:


In positions 1,2 & 3 write down existing keywords that apply to the card you are working on, these can be found in most tarot books and deck LWB’s. In my example I am focussing on The Fool card. The commonly-accepted keywords that I have decided to use in these positions are:

1. Excited

2. Trusting

3. Care-free

Next, in positions A,B & C we are going to create a new keyword by merging existing keywords together. In position ‘A’ link keywords 1 & 2 to create a whole new keyword, one that it ‘born’ as it were from combining the essence of these two keywords.

After thinking about it for a few seconds the word that I came up with by merging ‘excited’ and ‘trusting’ was ‘anticipate.’  It is not difficult to see how ‘anticipate’ easily fits with the energy of ‘excited’ and ‘trusting.’ I write this new word in position ‘A’ on my grid.

Now, do the same for position ‘C’ combining keywords 1 & 3. In my example the new word created from merging ‘excited’ with ‘care-free’ was ‘child.’ Once more, do the same for position ‘B’ on the grid by combining keywords 2 & 3 to form a new keyword that reflects the essence of these two original keywords. In my example the new word born from merging ‘trusting’ and ‘care-free’ is ‘allow.’ Play with it, there are no ‘wrong’ answers, whatever your subconscious mind links by merging two keywords together is what works, for you!

A: Anticipate

B: Child

C: Allow

We now have 3 new keywords using Tali’s Kaleidoscope technique, but now we are going to take it one step further to discover shadow keywords that will be useful in reverse-card readings too. These we’ll slot into positions AB, AC and BC.

Using the same technique I consider keywords ‘A’ and ‘B’ to create a new keyword born from merging the two, but this time I allow myself to dwell for a moment on a negative possibility. The first thing that comes to mind when a child waits in anticipation of something that does not come is ‘disappoint.’  This then becomes my ‘shadow’ keyword in position ‘AB’ on the grid. Considering keywords ‘A’ and ‘C’ I decide on ‘relinquish control’ as a shadow meaning, derived at by contemplating a negative effect of anticipate’ and allow.‘ Finally for position ‘BC’ on the grid I consider what negative trait could be born from ‘child’ and ‘allow.’ After a few moments I deciding on over indulge as my shadow word.

AB: Disappoint

AC: Relinquish control

BC: Over indulge

This technique is easy to do and can be applied to all tarot cards. Give it a go, you might surprise yourself with the unique keywords that you discover with this method. Share your discoveries in the comments below, we can all benefit from them!

Lenormand Worksheet: Free Download

Hi guys. Today I have a freebie for you. A Lenormand worksheet that I created for those studying lenormand. It is a handy reference sheet on which you can record card associations during your card studies. The download link is below.

Also, I have closed down my rootweaver site but my decks are still available from my Etsy store.

In other news, all Retro Lenormand orders have been shipped. Let me know how this new deck works for you.

Lenormand worksheet

Lenormand worksheet

GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 004

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

GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 003

Part 3

GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 002

GRAND TABLEAU: Past Present Future Version 001

Lenormand Spreads: 3 x 3 (Again)

Square of Nine – AndyBC

Reaction Layout featuring the Lenormand Revolution cards

The reaction layout – by Seaqueen.

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.