Coffin #8 Lenormand- Le Petit Jeu

These two cards are a wonderful contrast in artistic perception depicting the Coffin card.  The Le Petit Jeu Lenormand (9 if diamonds) and the Mystical Lenormand (VIII = 8th house).

Delays, hindrances, worries, quarrels, temporary drawback, loss and separation are some of the keywords.

In our story ——> the Argonauts (Jason’s group of heroes) are preparing to set sail for the kingdom of Colchis.   In Greek mythology Colchis was the location of the Golden Fleece that Jason needed to bring to his wicked uncle.  He had to perform several tasks before King Aeetes would give it to him.  Medea was the daughter of King Aeetes and later would become Jason’s wife.

In the lower left side of the card you can see the Argonauts receiving supplies/food and in the lower right hand corner the Argonauts are carrying their ship.

In this card the main feature is the ship – meaning the transportation of something or some one.  In the meanings associated with the coffin card, renewal is one of them.  This can be seen in the exchange occuring in the lower left of the card.  And when the situation doesn’t move or gets deathly stagnant we continue to carry it on our backs until we can put it down.

The feeling of the imagery is the act of movement and the coffin card represents the movement of things from one state to another.

The mystical Lenormand links the Astrological house 8 to this card. House 8 rules endings, death, transition and sexual energy as well. The coffinette is beautifully decorated as death should be because it is the movement from physical state to spirit/energy.

If you want to learn more about Jason and the Golden Fleece, there is a  documentary (45 minutes) which can be viewed —->HERE

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