So if you have ever been unemployed for more than a month, and were struggling to find a job, you will understand the complete and total panic attack which is transitioning from job to job. Even though you know you have it, it's still an odd feeling being in limbo. Plus, the feeling of not really being "anywhere" makes you feel that unemployment anxiety again. This is something I am going through right now. I have never actually voluntarily left a job except when I was in high school, and even then I remember having this feeling like I had no idea what I was doing and I was super unsure of what was going to happen next. I also have been at my current job for a while and while I love my co-workers, I don't really enjoy my job but have been too scared to leave. Finally I got the guts to start looking and an awesome opportunity to do something totally out of my comfort zone arose. So now I am transitioning into a specialty I have never worked in but have always been of interest to me and trust me, I'm nervous. I'm also excited, terrified, and hopeful that this will be something I will enjoy. So to calm myself down, I decided to take out my trusty tarot deck and create a spread to help me calm my anxiety and maybe to help you too!
1. Central Theme
2 & 3- How can you move through this transition smoothly?
3. What will this new job give to you?
4.What will you bring to this job?
5. What lessons will it teach you?
6. What might change about you?
I hope this helps will your nerves the way it helped me!
If you don't know know about Lenormand, YOU BETTER GET WITH IT! Just kidding, but Lenormand is pretty awesome. For those of you out there who don't use the Tarot for fortune-telling and want to learn something new, here you go. Lenormand is an awesome fortune telling system made of 36 cards and was popularized by Mlle. Lenormand, a famous French fortune-teller who even read for Josephine Bonaparte. I have been using one Lenormand deck since I started learning and studying, and that is The Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti. Since I pretty much love everything he does, it was a natural progression. And it is a fantastic deck! And since I started reading I had found that was the only Lenormand deck I could use... until now! I recently bought two wonderful decks, one of which was The Lenormand Revolution by Roz Foster and Carrie Paris. I've been a fan of Carrie Paris in general for some time and I love her use of vintage photography in her work with decks.
Deck Summary: This deck is called the Lenormand Revolution because the images on the cards are images that were made about the French and American Revolutions.The vintage and historical part of the deck are definitely the most interesting. The summary on the Lenormand Revolution website is "The Lenormand Revolution is a traditional Lenormand divination deck. Visually and historically rich card art alludes to 18th century European and New World unrest, touching on the culmination of these turbulent times: the American and French Revolutions. With a nod to the famous French reader Mademoiselle Lenormand herself, each card features a French title with an English translation." If you are a lover of history as I am, you will love this deck.
The Packaging: The tuck box that this deck come in has the image of the extra card on the front, The Revolution. It's a regular tuck box, so you might need a bag for this deck. One thing I always love about Lenormand cards is that they are playing card size. If you have smaller or medium size hands they are super easy to shuffle and handle.
The LWB: The Lenormand Revolution comes with a small booklet with the keyword meanings of each card. The one thing with Lenormand is that even with a book, it is hard to read if you don't understand the combinations. Lenormand is all about combinations. One really cool thing is there is also a an iOs app that goes with this deck that has additional meanings, spreads and tutorials on how to read Lenormand.
The Deck: Ok now we can talk about the good stuff. This deck is absolutely amazing. The pictures and the color tonation of the photos give you the feeling like you are at Mlle. Lenormand's salon watching her go over each of the cards with a fine tooth comb. The cardstock is a little light for my liking, but that is not even that big of a deal. The cards are arranged as so:
-In the upper left corner is the number corresponding with the card.
-In the upper right corner of each card is the French name for each card (and below in the lower right corner is the English name is your French is rusty... or non-existent).
-Under the French name, is the playing card association.
- In the center is the picture.
The imagery is so beautiful it really excites one to read with this deck. I have so may favorite cards in this eck it was hard to narrow it down but here we go. I really like the child card that is a portrait of the young Marie Anitonette, the Sun, the Bouquet, The Ship, the Moon and the Cross. Oh and another great thing about this deck is it comes with 3 Man cards, 3 Woman cards are 2 child cards. The child cards are one male and one female, which is nice. Whether or not you are doing a reading involving a child, it is neat that you have the option to pick the gender. Also, I think most diviners enjoy having more than one man and woman card when dealing with same-sex couples or situations that deal with two people of the same gender. Also with the men and women cards, there are two that say "gentlemen", two that say "ladies" and one that says "Seer" which is an older woman and the other says "Inventor" (an older man). Another neat little quirk about this deck.
Divination Potential: This deck is FULL of potential. The reading are clear, accurate is it's a deck you will enjoy looking at.
Final Note: This is a really awesome deck. That's basically it. If you want to add to your lenormand deck, check it out.
So I have often thought of why dating someone involved in the metaphysical might be cooler than dating anyone else. I mean, why wouldn't it be? We help people, we study our craft day and night, we work so hard to improve others lives, who wouldn't want to be with someone like that? So I've come up with 10 reasons you should date a diviner.
10. We are really good listeners.
Our jobs/hobby is listening to people so when you have a problem, we are the ones to go to.
9. Advice is our specialty.
We don't only just use our advice from the Spirit World to guide us, but we have seen a lot and heard a lot, so if you want it, we are happy to give you some advise.
8. We are really good at being honest.
Objectivity? We are are great at that. Especially tarot card readers if I do say so myself. You might want to lie, but that Three of Swords card will not.
7. We are natural born problem solvers.
Need your chakras balanced? Got a guy for that. Need to talk to your spirit guides? I got someone for that too. And if all else fails, we will let you know that none of this is a replacement for professional help.
6. We can always make our own money.
We know how to heal/divine/write/create. We won't live off you because we don't want to.
5. Nothing you say is ever "too weird".
Weird? We specialize in weird.
4. We come up with super interesting date ideas.
How can you not come up with awesome date ideas when you have otherworldly powers helping you out?
3. Even our flings are super passionate.
When you are crazy in love with something as awesome as divining, you find that runs into everything else you do. A summer fling with one of is my magical experiences you will ever have and you wont forget it.
2. We are amazing lovers.
I mean, I'm just assuming because we are so awesome at everything else.
1. Our love comes from a place that is deeper than we can even comprehend.
When we love, we love hard, and with everything we have.
A place of fun, learning and exploring the awesome world of Tarot.