I missed a couple of the Bloganuary prompts, mostly because I am, again, sending light to a family with COVID (yes, it should be capitalized), and that’s been taking up my mornings, which is when writing blog posts is a bit easier for me.
I love helping people with COVID, though I do wish fervently that I could heal them completely…that’s not in the cards, though. I’m the conduit for the healing light/energy, and how it helps is up to someone else. I love the feel of the energy flowing through my hands (and it’s always surprising how hot the stuffed animals I use as stand-ins get), and knowing that I am, in some way, helping to alleviate the symptoms.
The prompt the other day asked what we are reading, and I was in the middle of Shadow of Night, the 2nd of the All Soul’s Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I didn’t want it to end! I love all the history in that book, and while I really enjoy the characters in current times, the ones in the past were lovely. And Gallowglass, oh, Gallowglass! A word, btw, I looked up to see if it was a long-time family name, but it’s so much more!
As for the Lenormand book, I’ve been interested in that form of divination for a while, but I’m a bit of an annoying purist and didn’t want a book written by someone who was originally a tarot reader…the two are not alike at all. I found this book by Andy Boroveshengra, who comes from a long line of Lenormand readers, and while it’s not as pretty or popular as one by another author, I like it. It’s clear, he doesn’t give any tarot-similar keywords; there’s a very, very popular book out there and while reading the zillion ‘meanings’ of the cards in the book, I wondered if the author was actually trying to cover every divination form out there, just in case. It was overwhelming. Lenormand is meant to be straight to the point, tell-it-like-it-is fortunetelling.
I was reminding of the book and deck while listening to the Cardslingers Coast-to-Coast podcast on Castbox. They had a guest reader on, V, and she reads Lenormand. She also calls it The Dirty 36, which cracked me up; she likens it to Rizzo from Grease while tarot is more Sandy. Brilliant! Got me all fired up to dive back into it! Tarot sometimes is a bit too broad and encompassing for my brain, and while I love runes (my first divination tool), I know that one shouldn’t learn from the made-up stuff in Ralph Blum’s book (my first book that came with the rune set), and there are may rune books of questionable nature out there. I had a friend from Bavaria who spent his life studying all forms of the runes, and why he hasn’t written a book about it is beyond me. He taught a few classes, but I wasn’t in the position at the time to take them. I’ve long regretted that. Runes are another thing where you don’t ‘pull three and read them’…that’s tarot, again.
So anyway, that’s what’s going on and why my Bloganuary roll was busted. lol
With hope and love,
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©Pip Miller – January 2022