Featuring the gorgeous Judith Bärtschi Lenormand cards to illustrate the Trigger Row
The Trigger Row includes the following:
- position 5 (PAST – COFFIN)
- YOU (SIGNIFICATOR – GENTLEMAN)
- position 6 (IMMEDIATE – SCYTHE)
- position 7 (SOON – HEART)
Position 5 Trigger – PAST COLUMN
– after experiencing the root or foundational influences of the position 1, you are faced with the aura of the experience in the Trigger position card.
Here you will find a person or situation. This card is behind the YOU person meaning it is a significant circumstance. One must analyze position 8 to find out the resulting reactions.
For example, if we find the LENORMAND COFFIN card as the PAST TRIGGER we know something has come to a conclusion. It can be an ending which is very natural or it can be traumatic. Position 8 will tell you the initial resulting response.
Position YOU Trigger -NOW COLUMN
-this card is a little different in that it represents the person getting the reading, an absent representation for another individual or for the more advanced students of this system -a situation.
The reading will begin HERE. Actually the Trigger row is read, PAST, YOU, IMMEDIATE and SOON. I know this sounds confusing but it is not, it is common sense. You need to know who YOU is to be to interpret the cards properly.
Position 6 Trigger – IMMEDIATE COLUMN
-here the YOU person is stepping into a scenario or circumstance within a few days or weeks (depending on the TIME you assign prior to shuffling).
Let’s use another LENORMAND card to expand on the COFFIN in the past trigger position. If the SCYTHE falls here you know there is a break up some sort to happen. The Coffin may be ending but the Scythe will make sure it is over.
The Scythe is your IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE.
Position 7 Trigger- SOON COLUMN
– if the Trigger card is negative, what was thought to be a negative result (of the TRIGGER ROW cards) will turn out good if the last card is positive. The reverse is true as well.
The final TRIGGER position in the SOON COLUMN is a culmination of the cards in the TRIGGER ROW. For example, using the Lenormand card HEART in position 7 Trigger we can see a new opportunity coming in a few weeks or months. This could be connected to romance. Of course, the root card and final outcome will be the co-contributors to the HEARTs meaning.
When you scan PAST, YOU, IMMEDIATE and SOON Trigger cards it holds the answer in a nutshell. If no question was asked, the cards revealed in this row will describe a situation you need to address whether you want to or not.
FYI: The Trigger row holds the primary energy of the layout. The other cards in the 12 card layout are important as well, however, they are more secondary or contributing energy.