- How to read Lenormand cards: Basics for tarot readers
- Donnaleigh’s Lenormand Lessons (she has a plethora of Lenormand lessons, podcasts and videos)
- Learn Lenormand (this is great site for card descriptions and card combinations)
- The Lenormand Dictionary: A personal study of Lenormand cartomancy and it’s origins (Helen has a lot of info on her blog. She’s very much a traditionalist when it comes to Lenormand and has translated a lot of the German meanings into English)
I hope this helps! :-D
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Ok, I know tarotismyreligion just posted a link like this, but I’ve also seen this one and thought it looked cool so I’m putting it out there.
AND… how fucking dorky am I for seriously wanting like.. a tumblr tarot deck? Like I’d be the Queen of Cups and definitely one of the slaves in the Devil since he likes me so damn much
TAROT COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE
Just for shits n giggles…
Who would you be in the tumblr tarot deck?
No but what if we have a tarot community deck where our significator is a selfie of us with some form of rider-waite symbolism???? it could be a group project and the end result is 78 cards of all the people who are involved!!
maybe i’m just idealistic, but it’d be super rad and I think it’d be cool as hell to have the tarot community working together to form a tarot deck featuring us.
YES that’s exactly what I was thinking
I claim Hanged Man! …Hanged Person?
I pretty much created my own own deck inspired by lenormand and tarot. :o I love it. Best thing I ever did.
The Quality of the cards are phenomenal let me tell you. Also they allow you to ship directly from them to a buyer. :) Its AMAZING.
Dragons Fire Tea
a Spicy warming tea, to fuel your inner dragon fire.
- 7 whole Cloves
- 2 orange slices
- 2 cinnamon sticks broken
- Fresh grated Ginger
- 4 tsp brown sugar or Honey
Boil water and steep for 10 minutes the strain.
Constantine’s Card Tips
It’s totally okay to buy your first tarot deck instead of waiting for someone to buy it for you. If you are drawn to a particular deck, check it out online; you can almost always find a few pictures of it before buying. Pick a deck that, when you look at the cards, evokes feelings, thoughts, ideas, etc.
Seriously though I’ve bought nearly every single one of my decks. Don’t be afraid to buy your own, you’re the one who is going to be using it after all.
The majority of the decks I’ve own, I’ve bought for myself, too. Some people will tell you that your first deck has to be a gift, but if you ask me, that’s BS.
I’ve bought all my tarot decks and most other tarot readers I know have bought their own too.
SHIT PEOPLE SAY TO: Pagans, Neopagans, Wiccans, Witches, etc.
This video gives me life. She is so funny.
"THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU IN HEAVEN BUT IF YOU DON’T WAN’IT GIRL I"MA TAKE THAT UP FO MYSELF"
My favourite one I’ve gotten was when I asked a friend to hide my statue of Heru, which, as pretty much everyone knows, is one of my most precious items.
"So like… You worship the statue?" "…no, I worship the god behind the statue."
When she gives it back she winks and says, “Right! Have fun worshiping your statue!”
On the bright side, she did ask a lot of honest questions, learned that I’m not a ‘devil worshipper’ (there’s nothing wrong with them anyway) and is now more or less chill.
This is pure gold (and so spot-on)
Rape in historical context means “kidnap”. Rape might have been involved, of course, possibly, but the name of the myth itself is not a reference to it.
For instance, the Rape of the Lock is a poem about someone stealing a lock of hair without permission from a maiden with beautiful hair.
I will point out that regardless of what might or might have happened beforehand, Haides is probably the best husband in all of Greek mythology. He has only two affairs — which let’s face it is pretty big for a Greek deity — and Persephone rules as his equal, not his inferior wife.
I’ll also point out that Persephone’s myth is a strong metaphor for a woman’s life — through the lens of an ancient Greek understanding of women, of course — and this is HUGELY important to context.
At the beginning she is nothing, a minor flower goddess, her entire identity merely “Demeter’s daughter”, even her name — Kore — just meant “the maiden.” Akin to how in childhood a daughter’s role was to be (quite literally, if you’re familiar with ancient Greek marriage law) owned by her parents. A daughter’s identity is as their parents’ daughter, nothing more. How many teenage girls have complained over the years as not being recognized as individuals with their own tastes and personality?
Then she gets carried off by a man who wishes to marry her…and I’ll point out in many more detailed versions of the myth Haides asks Zeus’ permission first. Which of course is a clear reference to a man meeting with a father to discuss the arranged marriage of the daughter. Mind you, ancient Greek wedding ceremony included a mock kidnapping. That was part of how they understood weddings to work. Also, of course, this was ancient Greece, women did not have much of a say in who they married.
THEN Persephone gets taken to the underworld — her husband’s “house” — and that’s when the most important part happens. Haides does not force her to eat the pomegranate seeds that doom her to spend half the year in the Underworld. She chooses to eat them. And if you think one of the most important goddesses in all of mythology was too stupid to know what that would mean, well, you probably need to rethink your understanding of Deity. But yes, Persephone CHOOSES to eat them.
Why? Because beforehand she was her mother’s daughter, Kore, the girl-child. After, she is Persephone, queen of the underworld and equal partner in her husband’s affairs. In myth she repeatedly overrules his decisions, even, or makes decisions for him. Her power only comes to her when she becomes an adult, through marriage. Mind you, the pomegranate is a classic strong symbol of female power and creation and mystery (not to mention, uh, blood). It’s overall a blatant representation of the tranformation from girlhood to womanhood. Yes, this was ancient Greece, so they assumed a woman would always wind up married. But in ancient Greece, a girl was without power. A married woman, however, basically ran the entire household and estate. The husband had shit to do, the wife was the one who commanded the servants and made business decisions for the household while the husband was out soldiering or whatever. A married woman was basically the most powerful thing a girl could possibly hope to be in ancient Greece.
Even without that ancient Greek view, it’s still a powerful metaphor for even modern womanhood. Because she CHOOSES to eat the pomegranates. She CHOOSES to become an adult.
Whatever happened with Haides before that, it’s irrelevant. Unimportant. Haides is important and good in her life because he assists in her transition to adulthood — he literally makes it possible — the way a good Greek husband does, and then proceeds to be an excellent husband, by mythology standards. She would never have become a woman under her mother’s roof.
Also, of course, there’s the whole “the myths are not meant to be taken literally in this religion and if you do the ancients will laugh at you as if you were a grownup who believed in Santa Claus” thing at play, so even if the story did include rape, it’s not literal, it’s a metaphor.
Mention because I’m going to answer this publicly and I don’t know if you follow me: therealshingetter1
If you’re still interested in the subject, elaphos is a Haides devotee.
This is a close up of the top of my main storage shelf of herbs, crystals, glass bottles, metaphysical books, and bones. It’s in my studio/craft room, and looking over at it gives me a feeling of peacefulness. It’s also quite inspiring while I’m in there creating! :0)
fairyraptor said: What do you mean “toxic stones”?
Malachite, Fluorite, Selenite, Tigers Eye, Amazonite, Cinnabar, Copper…
are all stones that contain toxic chemicals in their chemical makeup and should really not be mixed with water. Some of them…