Lenormand Cheat Sheet: Bouquet


Bouquet Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) www.tarottaxi.com

Bouquet Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) http://www.tarottaxi.com

Lenormand Cheat Sheet: Coffin


Coffin Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) www.tarottaxi.com

Coffin Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) http://www.tarottaxi.com

Lenormand Cheat Sheet: Snake


Snake Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) www.tarottaxi.com

Snake Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) http://www.tarottaxi.com

Lenormand Cheat Sheet: Clouds


Clouds Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver. www.tarottaxi.com

Clouds Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver http://www.tarottaxi.com

Lenormand Cheat Sheet: House


House Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR). www.tarottaxi.com

House Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR). http://www.tarottaxi.com

Lenormand Cheat Sheet: Ship


Ship Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) www.tarottaxi.com

Ship Cheat Sheet. © Rootweaver (JbR) http://www.tarottaxi.com

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

What happened to Madeleine McCann?


What happened to Madeleine McCann? A reading by JbR Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 www.rootweaver.com

What happened to Madeleine McCann? A reading by JbR
Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 http://www.rootweaver.com

Little Madeleine McCann, eldest daughter of a British couple, disappeared days before her fourth birthday on May 3rd 2007, from a holiday resort in Portugal. Her parents and their friends were enjoying dinner at a nearby tapas bar while the children slept, during which time Madeleine disappeared. I did a Grand Tableau to find more information surrounding her disappearance.

*Disclaimer: Nothing here is presented or intended as fact or actual knowledge of what happened, it is merely how I interpreted the cards in the spread above.

Method: Grand Tableau using a Chaining/Linking technique.

The Child was told that her parents reputedly ‘gifted’ her to them by invitation, and possibly for financial reasons, when she was stolen by a repeat offender, a man who was part of a circle that pretended to be her extended family. There were discussions to confine her under lock and key until the dust had settled. The network (syndicate) responsible for her abduction operated under obscurity and secrecy to finalise the kidnapping. Under the guise of ‘caring relatives’ they took her (relocated her) to a woman, transporting her by sea, and delivered her disguised as a boy with forged documents to be passed off as someone else’s child.

The abduction was premeditated as it happened after repeated discussions with a man, connected to a human trafficking ring that has been in existence for many years. They have an extensive communications network that is tightly contained, accessible only through a deep underground movement where such abductions are plotted. Shrouded in obscurity and with the aid of secret documents they were able to see the abduction through to its conclusion, ensuring no trail was left. This abduction was emotionally motivated by ‘family connections’ ensuring the child was delivered to a woman abroad who then transported her by car to a hidden location where they wouldn’t be exposed. Documents were exchanged regarding ‘parental’ rights (possibly with inside help from some official) ensuring the child would not be recognised. This child was specifically chosen for her appearance (beauty) and money was exchanged for the abduction.

It appears as if they kept the child in a fortress that had several exit routes to make their quick escape if necessary. The venue is possibly in a mountainous terrain or near a large mountain range, and/or behind high walls.

If you’d like to know how I saw what I did in the cards, or if you’d like to learn to read the cards too; join me at my free lenormand study group Lenormand Toolbox on Facebook. A group for beginners and advanced students of Lenormand.

Lenormand in 5 easy steps


Something exciting is afoot. After 18 months of treading water, trying to come to grips with how to read Lenormand, I finally experienced my big lightbulb moment! In that moment of clarity everything I had learnt about Lenormand suddenly slotted perfectly into place. I am so excited to share what I have learnt that I started a study group on Facebook called Lenormand Toolbox. If you’re still treading water on your Lennie journey, or if you’re totally new to Lenormand and would like to learn more about it, or even if you’re an ‘old hand’ at it; come join me and a great community of other like-minded Lenormand enthusiasts where you can learn to read Lenormand in 5 EASY STEPS. Absolutely free of charge!

One of the Group Activities available on the Lenormand Toolbox Facebook group. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013, available at www.rootweaver.com

One of the Group Activities available on the Lenormand Toolbox Facebook group. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013, available at http://www.rootweaver.com

I know what it’s like to stumble and fall, over and over again while trying to learn this fascinating system of European fortune telling. Therefore, if I can share even one little thing with you to make your learning experience easier or less frustrating, I’d happily do it.

For this awakening I credit Mary K. Greer, she was the right teacher at the right time for me. I had enrolled and participated in many Lenormand courses before signing up for her fabulous Le Petit Lenormand Course. All of them were good, yet it was in Mary’s class that the penny finally dropped for me, and now I want to share my insights!

If you would like to learn to read your own cards, or if you’d like to add Lenormand readings as an extra service to your existing tarot practice, hop on over to the Lenormand Toolbox. Looking forward to seeing you there!

JbR xxx

Timing in Lenormand, a new approach


If you are anything like me, you too have been wondering how to predict timing, using Lenormand. I may have good news. While this suggested timing method has not yet been tested, it seems to deserve some mention, at least worthy of trying out.

Several highly respected Lenormand readers have ascribed timing to some of the cards, but the problem I have with some of these is (at best) there seems to be a lack of consistency, and (at worst) the information is often conflicting. Flechter for example suggests that the Tree card indicates a period of one year, yet Channah suggests five years for the same card. Besides, I have come to realise that Lenormand rarely looks at events that far into the future; if these were months instead of years I’d probably be more inclined to adopt one of their approaches to timing. Another conflicting timing card is the Coffin; Kirsch says it means ‘forever,’ Flechter says it means ‘eternity’ yet Channah & Treppner suggest that events will take place ‘immediately.’ There are a number of examples where currently available information is either conflicting, confusing (for me) or set in terms of unrealistically long periods of time. I deeply respect their work, and I’m sure that many have been able to use their timing suggestions successfully; sadly I have not yet had the same success. However, timing is always a tricky thing in divination. I do recommend that you examine their timing methods thoroughly though, perhaps you will have more success with these than I have had.

In trying to get a grip on predicting timing in Lenormand, I devised a simple-to-use timing ‘board’ or spread to help me determine the potential timing of an event. This is how it works:

JbR's Timing Method © Rootweaver 2013 www.tarottaxi.com

JbR’s Timing Method © Rootweaver 2013 http://www.tarottaxi.com

(Click on image for a larger view.)

Remove the following 3 cards from your standard 36-card Lennie deck; Clover, Bouquet and Lily. I chose Clover to represent hours as it traditionally indicates a quick event, quick opportunities that end quickly. I chose Bouquet to indicate the days & weeks as flowers usually blossom in a few weeks; and I chose Lily to represent the month because it indicates maturity, something that might take a little longer.

Divide the remaining deck into 3 equal piles of 11 cards each. Add the Clover card to the first pile, the Bouquet to the 2nd pile and the Lily to the 3rd pile. Shuffle each pile thoroughly. The first pile will be cast on the top row of the spread or casting sheet from 1 to 12 across. The 2nd pile on the second row and the third pile on the third row.

The first row of cards is divided into 12 hours. If Clover lands on the 6th position in that row it means 06h00 or 18h00. The second row is divided into 4 blocks of 3 spaces each, these are the days & weeks. Dates ascribed to the first 3 positions (1st ‘block’) are 1st-7th of the month. The 4th, 5th and 6th position are the second ‘week’, dates ascribed to these positions are 8th-15th of the month. Positions 7, 8 and 9 are ‘week’ three, these dates are 16th-24th of the month, and finally positions 10, 11 and 12 are ‘week’ four, the 25th to 31st of the month. (See diagram.)

If the Bouquet card lands on the 8th position in this second row, it indicates that an event will take place sometime between the 16th and 24th of the month. The fact that this 8th position is squarely in the centre of the 3rd week/block suggests that the date is probably closer to the 20th (the middle of the week.)

The final row symbolises the months of the year, beginning from the month we are currently in (start counting from the month you’re in but don’t include it.)  Therefore if the Lily lands in the fourth position of this row in a reading done today the 24th October 2013, it would indicate that the event will take place in February 2014. Being that I’m already in October I allocated the first position to November. (Does that make sense?)

If this was a real reading, the timing information obtained from this method would indicate that the event should take place at 6:00 (am/pm) on February 20th, 2014. Is it accurate? I honestly don’t yet know. I’ll have to try it in real-time situations a few times to determine that. In the meanwhile though, there is no harm in testing this timing method and having fun with it. I hope you’ll give it a try too.