Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wherein Sharyn Exposes Ignorance

Daily Draw: Cross Stitch Lenormand ~ Dog Bird Man

You now see pretty much all I know about using Lenormand cards. Shuffle and lay out a line.
And hard and fast rules or you get your fingers rapped by those in the know.

They seem to date back to Marie Lenormand 1772-1843 who did cartomancy divination with them.
They probably have been in use ever since, in a low key way, until with the ease of gathering images and printing  them out, Lenormand decks are the hula-hoop of today. This deck is from the mind and fingers of Katt, a cross stitch aficionado, and as a Needleslinger myself I had to buy a Cross Stitch Lenormand deck of my own.

Dog Bird Man
A faithful friend who is cheerful is a friend to keep for life.
An instinctive nose for news, shared  with a friend, soon travels far. 

Or if you read with the center card first, flanked by the other two:
Companions; A steadfast mate with a roof over our heads uhhh, oommm? 
I'll think on it and come back later...

"If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people." ~ Victor Cousin 1792-1867

If you are a lenormand buff, I'd really appreciate you sharing in the comments how you'd read these cards, I'll learn a lot from it! Thanks!

5 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you on that. Sometimes I wish I knew less, so I could worry less, want less. think less, read less and be ignorant, never knowing what I'v missed :)
    But while writing this I think: Hell No !

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  2. My goodness, this is a lovely deck - I'm very impressed! I"m definitely not very knowledgeable about Lenormands, but I'll have to say I instantly thought of your connection with your husband, and how he must be a loyal, true friend through thick and thin.

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  3. Loved the quote :D

    As for the Lenormand line, a few ideas that pop up for me are: feeling anxious about a friend leads to action; a decisive conversation with your partner; a phone call with a friend about a man; excitement about a male friend; an anxious friend has a decision to make; a talkative friend meets a man; a conversation between your husband and a friend; a choice of two men - the one you're with, and the one who has always been there in the background. I've gone from more psychological (my personal preference) to more predictive...

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  4. What an adorable Lenormand.

    Funny that you are reading with a Lenormand this week, as I am using a 'kind of' Lenormand on my blog today as well. Despite my name, my Lenormand experience is not wide. I say 'read it how you like' and 'like how you read it' ;)

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