Time Flies!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted here since August!  Life has been brutally busy lately, hence the lack of time to devote to blogging and writing in general.  I’ve actually had an update to the Grand Lenormand completed for over a month, I just need to get it uploaded. OY! So please bear with me and I hope things will start evening out a bit so that I can get back to a more regular blogging schedule.  I’m still in the midst of some fairly major projects at work that … Continue reading

Grand Lenormand [Part 6] 5-8 Diamonds

Here is the next installment of my translation, I think I’m getting a bit better with the translation work as I progress, so that’s good. I’m also thinking about re-creating this deck with proper floral and constellation attributions, but that’s a long way off. Once I get this translation project complete, I’ll revisit that possibility. Enjoy! 5 of Diamonds [Group: The Zodiac] This card represents rewards and the promise of success in business affairs. It emphasizes your ability to rise to all challenges. The Letter B Represents: Possessiveness, Ability [lit: … Continue reading

Grand Lenormand Part 5 (roughly translated from French)

In this post I start the section of the book with the interpretation of the cards in the suit of Diamonds. In other news, the other book I ordered (also in French) arrived this week, so I can start doing some comparisons, but I don’t want that to color this translation work, so I’ll refrain from posting any of the comparative data until after I finish this current work. Enjoy! Ace of Diamonds [Group: The Unforeseen] This card represents good news in terms of business. Interesting propositions, fruitful projects, and … Continue reading

[Part 4] The Grand Lenormand (…in rough translation)

In this, the fourth part of my attempt at translating from the original French, I present the cards from the 8 of Clubs to the King of Clubs. In my next installment, I will begin working on translating the next suit; Diamonds. Until then, Enjoy! Nine of Clubs [Group: The Golden Fleece & The Zodiac] This card represents good financial prospects. Richness in all areas and particularly in associations with a prosperous partner. The Letter I Represents: Passion, Idealism, & Inspiration Floral Arrangement: Red Clover, Hellebore (Lenten Rose), Moss Interpretation: … Continue reading

[Part 3] The Grand Lenormand (…in rough translation)

In this third part I present the translations as best I can from the original French pertaining to the 5 of Clubs to the 8 of Clubs. I hope you will find the information useful, enjoy! 5 of Clubs [group: The Trojan War] Founded on solid financial footing, this card represents hope for the future. A partner could help you make some money, unless they’re an heir [of yours]. The Letter T Represents: Emotion, Imagination, Duality Floral Arrangement: Pistil [Lit: pistil of a flower – Hibiscus?], Etamine [Lit. stamen of … Continue reading