Straight questions. Crooked answers. Cartomancy confusion.

How many times have you asked a person a straight question only to receive a crooked answer?

When I say crooked I mean the person does not answer the question directly and gives you excuses or explanations to your question. Then you have to figure out what exactly the person’s response is all about.

  • For example:
  • Mary asks Jack if he took the empty beer bottles back to the liquor store. Jack replies that Marty phoned and told him to go and check Bill’s Facebook status. After checking Bill’s status Jack texted Marty to ask him for more details.  Mary just stood there and repeated her question stating it was a simple yes or no answer.

That is one example of a direct question requiring a yes or no answer.
How many times did you ask a person a question but really meant something else. When the person responded they answered your question directly. This is another example of how some people communicate.

  • Here’s a slightly different example:
  • Mary asks Jack if he thinks her new dress is nice. Jack (carefully, lol) replies that it looks lovely on her. What Mary is really asking is whether or not she looks fat.

This brings me to the point of today’s blog post. Generally speaking, if people do not give direct answers or people ask questions but really are asking something else how do you expect the cards to be any different.

There is so much focus on asking specific questions. The cards will provide you with information based on what you are really asking and not what you think you are asking. Make sense? 

Guess again.

The cards are only as good as the person reading them.

  • You can ask a direct question and your answer can still be confusing if you have some confusion about the meaning of the cards. 
  • You can ask a question but if you are really asking something else the cards will answer the latter.

You can have a layout on the table with five different cartomancers reading the cards other than the person asking the question. You will get five different levels of understanding and yet, if we have learned anything at all about the Lenormand system of meanings all five cartomancers should get summaries which are quite similar.  Let’s throw in four cartomancers and one newbie (as some refer to those in the beginning stages of learning). The newbie due to lack of knowledge and experience most likely will not be able to reach the same summary.

The rate of absorption for basic cartomancy knowledge varies person to person. Even the simplest meanings can be difficult for some individuals especially when trying to link/blend meanings.

For nearly ten years I’ve always taught to read the Lenormand cards like a sentence. But, pushing this on a person who is learning the system isn’t always the right thing because people from different cultures have different rules in grammar. Yes, of course there are Lenormand system techniques of interpretation.

If we are so bent on reading the cards in a sentence form then why do we start with the center card as a theme?  I read left to right and I believe that is how a sentence is read in most cultures. I am only referring to a straight line layout consisting of 3, 5, 7, or 9 cards and not the GT or layouts with specified positions.

Back to my original point of asking the cards specific questions. Don’t expect so much from your cards. A tool is a tool. Each tool has a set of instructions. Not all individuals can see beyond these instructions. Ask the cards your questions. Don’t blame or give the cards credit for the answers. Take some of the credit/blame yourself.   🙂

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