In the last post I spoke of the Chariot card lending its influence for the year 2014. Only the Major Arcana cards are used in this method. Although, you can study the four Minor Arcana 7 cards to more mundane (everyday) meanings. The Wands (action), Cups (feelings), Pentacles (tangible results) and Swords (thoughts) will show you the four worlds of experience.
I was happy to receive the Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti on New Years Eve. I have the deck with the 36 cards instead of the 40 cards which I saw the talented and charismatic Cartomancer Malkiel Dietrich feature on his GT tutorial at —> YouTube video.
The striking beauty of the images triggers insights immediately even if you don’t know the common/traditional/assigned meanings of the cards. Personally, simple and crisp imagery with subdued but strong colours work for me. I read intuitively and use the linking technique based on core meanings.
2014 = #7 The Lenormand Snake
We are also in the year of the Water Snake according to Chinese astrology. (previous post Link).
Before I continue with the remainder of the post I do want to mention that you can find your Individual ruling card using this numerology technique. Just add your month + day + 2014 to determine which of the 36 cards is your personal card for this year.
For Example: Let’s say your birthday or even the birth of a business or organization is October 10. We add 10 + 10 + 2014 (7) = 27. You do not reduce 27 (2+7) to 9 like you would for the Tarot technique as there is no #27 in the Major Arcana.
Your ruling card would be the LETTER – a busy year filled with communication, writing, schedules, appointments, news, announcements, etc. What’s your Yearly Individual Lenormand Card?
The SNAKE Card:
The Queen of Clubs will be our ruling court card. What this means is that many women may go into business or advance positions which are traditionally held by men. She is smart, calculating and charming.
As the Snake’s energy we can read this energy both positive and negative. There is a warning within this card not to upset the apple cart. It’ll be a year where self-control (CHARIOT) is needed so that people and situations are not provoked to produce negative results.
The Snake is also about betrayal. Often, we betray ourselves thus attracting those who betray us. Telling yourself little white lies because you cannot deal with the truth will attract others who tell you lies or avoid telling you the whole truth.
There is a stigma attached to the actual image of a snake. Your belief system could affect how you see this card. Some people have snake phobias. Some people attach an evil connotation. Don’t forget that the gift of the Snake card is also experienced knowledge. It’s an unspoken knowing. A gut feeling.
The Snake can also be suspicious in nature. It is important to determine which aspect of the Snake card is in full potency. It’s always best to stop and things over before reacting.
We could be dealing with some double talk (forked tongue) on a larger scale. At the same time, the enlightened ones will emerge trying to spread Universal wisdom that will help us all.