Category Archives: A: CARD LAYOUTS

Relationship question


Jackie is not certain whether her relationship with Steve will work out. They recently got back together after a cooling period of three months.

She wants to know if the relationship will go smoothly this time. This question is not about the past.  

The opening card, DOG, seems to lend a friendly energy. It can also reveal Jackie’s commitment to the relationship. The Dog card is very supportive.

The cute dog is heading for the MOUNTAIN card. Look out! There will be some issues during this adjustment. This is understandable as couples tend to argue about what each other did while broken up.

Jackie may find that Steve is not willing to budge on many things. Some of these thing could be the reason they broke up.  He’s a tough cookie to crack.

The closing card, Park/Garden, coupled with the Mountain card strongly suggests a ‘shared’ problem. Will they overcome their differences? The feeling I get with this last card is that Steve will ‘come out’ regarding some matter. Things will be brought to surface for all to see that is if he even wants to be seen with Jackie in public.

The question was specific. I would say probably not to the question. We are asking about the now-future and the Mountain card is in the now-future. It will not be a smooth adjustment.

Can the Tarot answer a practical question?


I still have my original mini Tarot which saw hundreds if not thousands of readings since the early 1970’s. I carried this small deck in my purse all the time. I was ready to read the cards anywhere if asked. 🙂 

Decks published in those days have withstood the test of time. You can see the size of the deck in comparison to the pen. Not sure about the scribbles on the Ace. I think MAM means March, April, May which should be June, July, August because the Cups are associated with the water element. MAM would be an Ace of Wands. I think I see JJA in pencil on the top of the card. I can’t remember why I put MAM on the card in the ’70’s. Whose system was that? 

I tend to reserve readings with the Tarot for questions that are more profound. Today, I am going to ask a quickie practical question to see if the cards answer it. Maybe they will tell me I need to give my head a shake and move on to the next question, lol. 

Simple question: Will my Christmas craft show on Saturday be successful? We all know what that really means.

Ok, so how are we going to read these three cards? Well, the Star card is embraced by two cup cards. This is a good sign for emotional issues. The King of Cups tells me I’ll be in control of my emotions  🙂  and that’s a good thing. The Ace of Cups hints that success is highly possible, although, it would be just the beginning stages. Hey, that’s ok with me, too. The Star card reminds me of my intention or goal. I think the entire experience will inspire me which means there will be an interest in my very cool handmade items.

These three cards are saying ‘most likely successful’ to me and not a 100% yes. The reason I say this is because the Ace has not progressed through the suit. The Major Arcana card tells me much is out of my hands and that the Universe will add its special thumbprint on the entire experience. It will good! Some wishes will be fulfilled. The King of Cups just spoke to me and said, “Go with the flow.” Seems like he is flowing on that cement chair on top of the water. 

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Three card Raining reading


Let’s do a 3-card layout with the cards we have studied thus far. Before I continue I want to mention that the first card leads up to the question (recent past), the middle card is the current energy around the question and the last card is the answer. I realize that using only 9 cards limits the reading but this is an exercise in reading the cards we have up until now in the layout.

The question for the Rainring cards is as follows:

Will Erika accept the current offer on her house?


LEADS UP TO QUESTION: The Matriarch. This card shows that Erika’s emotional needs are not totally met. The Matriarch suggests Erika has been waiting for this offer but something is missing.


The question here is if Erika really wants to sell her house. It appears she is avoiding her emotional/intellectual needs. She is probably keeping busy right about now perhaps thinking about moving.

ANSWER: Flow-Singer

The last card affirms that Erika will do exactly what she intended to do. She has good footing in the situation. Flow-Singer doesn’t come out and say Erika will accept the offer on her house. I think she will continue to wait for the right offer.

In conclusion: No, Erika will not accept the offer.

Asking the Rana George Lenormand a specific question


I got a phone call from a lady that was worried about her husband’s upcoming test. I had the ➡  Rana George Lenormand sitting on my desk from the reading that I posted at my AMC blog so I decided to use it for the lady’s question.

Jane’s husband is going for an X-ray next week. She wants to know if the results from the test would be normal. That’s a pretty straightforward question which does not require any medical interpretation.


The opening card Clover lends some luck to this situation. The question is just how much luck. I read this card as fleeting positivity.

Mr. Fox has decided to appear in the reading. This card lacks clarity in such questions. Looks like something might be wrong as in not the normal he is wishing for. You either get an X-ray because they are looking for something or you get one to see if that something is no longer there.

The closing card of the 3-card layout is the Tower card. This energy is more far off into the future. Is this card a yes or no? I don’t get a comfortable yes.

I think Jane’s husband thinks this will all go away. He is absorbed in his own selfishness which in turn is isolating him from doing what he is suppose to do.

In answer to the question, I do not see a definite yes and feel that Jane’s husband’s X-ray results will not be normal anytime soon.  I should have drawn a clarification card but too late now the cards are back in the deck. 😦


Alexandre Musruck Lenormand Oracle Cards: 3-card layout


Today’s post features Alexandre Musruck’s delightful Lenormand Oracle Cards.

Background: Helen telephoned me on her morning break and asked me to ask my cards if her sales will get better as the day goes on. She was worried about meeting her weekly quota.  No quota no commission.

Will Helen’s meet her weekly quota by the end of her shift?

My first impression was yes the sales will increase. In fact, they might be doubled to what she expected. I felt she would experience a sudden burst of sales primarily from women with an agenda. In other words, women who knew what they wanted and needed little ‘sales’ persuasion.

Helen called me after her shift. She proceeded to fill me in about what happened at work saying it was very quiet in the store.

….she started feeling ill (Snake) thinking she wouldn’t meet her quota. After coming back from her second and last break a group of women entered the store.

….she told me she became real nervous (Birds) because they looked like models. (Helen sold cosmetics but only for six months). The women approached her and told her exactly what they wanted. It was the easiest sale she ever made.

Now, those of you that buy good quality make-up know that it is very easy to drop a hundred dollars for mere basics.

Helen exceeded her numbers for her weekly quota.