Days 8 – 10 of Pepi’s Lenormand Challenge

I cheated day before yesterday and included Day 7 because I knew I was going to be blogging about meeting Ernie Banks for yesterday’s blog, so now I’m back with Day 8.  You can visit Pepi’s Blog for the entire 30-Day challenge.

  • Day 8. Which is your favorite card? (Artwork + Meaning)

Well, that would depend on the deck. I now have 23 Lenormand decks. Yep!  Just counted them all yesterday & shocked myself!  Currently, my favorite Lenormand deck is The Gilded Reverie Lenormand, by Ciro Marchetti (self-published, 2012) so let’s stick with that one in order to discover what my favorite card is from that particular Lenormand deck.

Hmm …  I’m thinking ….  still thinking …. looking through the cards ….  gosh, this is difficult!!   Still looking ….  uh …. well ….

The Moon, from The Gilded Reverie Lenormand, copyright Ciro Marchetti, 2012.
The Moon, from The Gilded Reverie Lenormand, copyright Ciro Marchetti, 2012.

After a great deal of deliberation, I have now narrowed it down to just ONE card, which I didn’t think was possible.  This only took me about 10 minutes.  My favorite card from The Gilded Reverie Lenormand is The Moon.  What I like about is, firstly the color scheme.  I love the interplay of the blue and pewter.  I love the imagery with the phases of the moon and the tattoo effect on themoon’s face.  I also love the deeply reflective expression on the moon’s face.

I also like the meaning of The Moon.  Like Tarot, the Lenormand Moon can indicate emotions, however, for the Lenormand The Moon has a whole other meaning.  The Moon can indicate recognition or fame for work or something you have done.  The Moon indicates having your work or productivity appreciated by others.  It also represents creativity, and so since I am an artist I tend to gravitate toward The Moon card in all of my Lenormand decks.

Now I’ll move on ahead and also answer Day 9’s challenge, which is:

  • Which card do you dread pulling the most? Why?

Oh, that’s an easy one!  The Cross, of course!  The Cross represents burdens, things being very difficult, it can even represent grief.  I never like to see it come up in readings for myself or for clients.  Luckily, it’s only come up twice for clients so far and

The Cross, from the Under the Roses Lenormand, copyright Kendra Hurteau & Katrina Hill, 2012.
The Cross, from the Under the Roses Lenormand, copyright Kendra Hurteau & Katrina Hill, 2012.

about ten times for myself.  When it does appear in a reading for me it usually means whatever card precedes it is going to come to a full stop, which normally isn’t good for me since the preceding card is always a good card.  For example, the last time I received The Cross in a reading was on January 10th.  I was asking how my business was going to be for the month of January in terms of income.  The card that preceded The Cross in that reading was The Fish.  The Fish represents prosperity and it is THE money card of the Lenormand.  Suffice it to say, I was NOT happy about this particular card combination.  To make matters worse, things came to pass exactly as the Lenormand had predicted.  January was slow in terms of orders for Enchantments (candle work), however, I received a few orders for my most involved readings, the Tarot Annual Forecast (which can be done any time of year, not just with the new year) and the Past Life Karmic Tarot Reading., plus an order for a Soul Portrait, and those take me several weeks to do.  I also received an order for a Manifestation Mandala.

So, although the quantity of orders had dropped off significantly, in terms of my overall income level I was okay, but not great.  It could have been better, plus I had many people email me saying they really wanted to order, but due to the holidays they had no extra income, but would order in February.  So I’m looking forward to February being a good month for me regarding my income.  We shall see.

Since the question for Day 10 is an easy one for me, I’ll go ahead & answer that one as well.

  • Day 10. Which card do you pull more often when you read the cards for yourself? Do you think it matches your personality? Why?

I tend to pull the Moon a lot, now that I think about it, and that is also my favorite card in most Lenormand decks.  So it’s a good thing I like it so much since I see it often in my readings.  When I ask about my artwork or creativity in general or my business  it often appears.

On Monday I’ll be blogging Day 11 of Pepi’s Lenormand Challenge and will be posting my review of The Gilded Reverie Lenormand on Tuesday.  I meant to do that this week, but I’ve been busy filling orders, all of which I greatly appreciate.

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