I wanted to do a different kind of demonstration reading for this week.
As you’ll know, I don’t usually do three card readings, but I’m a huge fan of journaling, so I thought off the back of my How To Choose Which Layout To Use post, I’d do a little experiment for the week and keep a journal of three cards a day just, to show you what happened and get you to think about whether it might be useful for you in your own practice.
Simple rules. Every morning, draw three cards, interpret and record them. Every evening, note the events of the day. I kept it open and didn’t ask any specific questions of the cards: they were just “Cards for the Day” (see my comment about this at the end of the post.)
Stability, Long-Term—Knowledge, Learning or Book—Relationship or Promise
Learning, knowledge or book stability; contracted, agreed, or promised knowledge or book; linked or contracted stability
Most of my day was taken up with transcription work. I realised that the cards from my previous week’s reading were about ensuring I had a stable income base, and that continuing doing this work was the most stable way to go.
Luck—Significant—Sudden or Reduced
Significant luck; reduced or sudden significance; reduced or sudden luck.
Gah! Either reduced good fortune or a sudden or swift stroke of luck.
How funny. I was so sure this was going to be a negative and squirmed a bit when I saw that Scythe in there but actually today out of nowhere I received a surprise £100 win on a free scratch-card. Yes, really. So “sudden stroke of luck” was pretty spot-on.
Friend—New Start —Age/ Maturity
New friend or friendship; mature new start, late or peaceful beginnings; old or older friend
An old friend – someone I used to work with many years ago – got in touch with me again privately to share her progress and news on a new Mindfulness blog she has started after I hadn’t heard from her for a little while. We were talking about life experiences and stages of life. Although the Lily is usually about maturity, it does also signify peace, so —I thought the mindfulness connection was nice.
Agreement or promise worries; new start commitment; new start worries.
I began a new piece of work that once I started, I ended up really worried if I could deliver to the agreed time. My big concern at the moment is to make sure I don’t take on anything that I cannot deliver. I did achieve it in the end though, and within the time required – though I learned from the experience not to cut it so fine again.
Knowledge or Book—Beginner—Work
Beginner’s book or knowledge; working beginner; working knowledge or book
I spent a lot of time today brushing up on the knowledge I need in the work I’m doing. I also began my long-delayed first edits on the first draft of my fiction novel. I’ve been putting doing these editing notes off for a while, but once it was done, it was easy. Onto the next stage!
Maturity, Experience—Travel, Overseas—Work
Travelling experience; overseas work; work experience
I’m really not sure about this one. Most of the day was taken up working, where I had to transcribe something that had a very strong UK regional accent, one with which I happen to be very familiar because it’s a place I’ve travelled to with a friend who lives in the area. On the recording, they happened to be talking about the places she had taken me to as a tourist. For the people I’m working for, this would be “foreign” but – yeah. Not sure about this one really.
Hopes, ambitions—Choices—Confusion, lack of clarity
Multiple ambitions; unclear choices; unclear ambitions.
Today is the day of the week when I make goal and to-do lists for my week upcoming. This week I’ve got multiple goals I want to achieve but I realise I seem to be lacking in focus regarding my priorities, perhaps because there are so many.
What I Learned: My Conclusions From Doing Daily 3-Card Readings
So what conclusions could I draw from my week?
- Well, the first thing with reading so often is that you’ll find that the card meanings themselves are very muted. Kind of, minor versions of their usual meanings. So remember, you should always dial down the meanings when you’re doing daily cards
- The second is the importance of your own relationship with the cards. I am very familiar with using my cards now, so I can often see at a glance what a card is getting at for me. It’s as if my cards say, “OK, Lozzy, we want to get this message to you and we know this is the card to do it because you always relate to it like this.”. That relationship with the cards is really important, although I should point out that it should never detract from a card’s fundamental meaning. You can never just invent your own meanings for the cards, because they each have universal, objective meanings. So remember not to get too subjective with it, but at the same time, use the context you’re in to draw out the appropriate meaning.
- The third is about the cards and questions. These were only general predictive daily readings after all. Remember, if you ask a vague question of the cards—or don’t ask a question at all as I didn’t here— then you’ll tend to get a vague answer! A number of small events will happen to any given person in one day, so the cards in my readings could be referring to any one of these. Personally, I found the Cards For The Day a little too general and predictive. In future I would be more specific in the questions that I asked rather than just making them general. Even by asking a question like “What’s the best thing that will happen to me today?” Or, “What’s the main thing that will happen to me today?” Or “What is the main message for me about today?” you are likely to get more precise answers.
Benefits of Keeping a Lenormand Journal.
Do you keep a record of your readings? Personally, I keep all my readings in a file together, so I can refer back to them whenever I want to; they’re fun and informative to look back on and teach me a lot. As well as surprise me sometimes with their accuracy! It’s a great idea to keep a personal Lenormand journal of some sort, whether you do it in a specially-designated notebook, electronically or whatever, to keep a record of your own experiences of the cards. Why? Well, here are some of the benefits
By keeping a Lenormand Journal, you can:
- See how the Lenormand card meanings tend to work for you personally.
- Develop a stronger, more organic and intuitive connection with your cards.
- Experiment with different kinds of readings and layouts.
- Practice your card combinations and understanding of meanings.
- Become more familiar with the nuances of the cards.
- “Test” your readings against real events and issues.
- Use the cards as part of your own personal development or spiritual practices.
Is this something you do regularly? Share below how you’re getting on with it.