Saturday, May 27

Grand Jeu Lenormand ―The Spades



Ace of Spades, the Zodiac  This card represents papers concerning contracts, legal documents, or transactions. It indicates legal problems playing out poorly.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like Europa, seduced by the beauty of Jupiter [Zeus], you will be seduced by encounters, or unexpected and tempting propositions. If you can correctly protect yourself against minor problems, you can hope to benefit from some opportunities.

Constellation  The Belltower
Interpretation  A successful getaway

The Letter T Represents  Confusion, Hypersensitivity, Emotional

Large Subject  Jupiter, in the form of a bull, carries Europa [across the Black Sea].
Interpretation  This card represents night, much like the ten of spades. It encourages you, more than anything else to follow your fanciful impulses. Beware, however, the risk of slander, your image could be damaged.

Lower Left Subject  A suspicious woman in her doorway
Interpretation  Don’t waste either your time or your strength in a commitment that only risks bringing disagreements and harm to your profession. Before saying yes to any matter whatsoever, study it with great care.

Floral Arrangement  Sweet Peas
Interpretation  Being very nostalgic at the moment, you become very mushy and a bit romantic. Allow yourself to be guided by your emotions to reconnect with your roots.

Lower Right Subject   A man alone sits at a table with a drink in hand
Interpretation   You need to change your health habits or your way of life. Respect your body and take care not to fall into excess. Don’t look to follow the pace of others, instead stick to following your own [pace/rhythm].




2 of Spades, the Trojan War   This card represents opposition and separation. It announces changes after a period of pessimism. Hope still remains.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like the Greeks who decided to consult with a prophet before acting, you can also seek a person to ask, either to guide you or to give you simple advice. This way, actions you take will always be at some distance from difficulty.

Constellation  Castor and Pollux
Interpretation   A lucky omen

The Letter U Represents  Obstinance, Idealism, Utopia

The Talisman Saturn stimulates the spite in others and places you in a position of inferiority

Large Subject  The Greek Princes ready to avenge Menelaus, go to consult with Calchas
Interpretation  You cannot settle your problems without the advice or counsel of a competent person. Moreover, do not seek to settle your affairs all alone, it would be a disaster.

Lower Left Subject  The ashes of King Laomedon burn in an urn
Interpretation  You must be extra careful in your friendships or professional relationships. Do not allow anything to happen that threatens good relations with your immediate surroundings. In
time, things will return to normal.

Floral Arrangement   Gooseberry and Houseleek
Interpretation  There’s a strong chance that your circle of friends is growing, but be careful, sort well those persons who quickly offer their friendship.

Lower Right Subject  A coat of arms
Interpretation  Significant conflicts are looming on the horizon, you will be obliged to defend yourself to stop them in time. You will be in a period where you will suffer hostilities breaking out against you.




3 of Spades, the Unforeseen   This card represents a danger to your financial or emotional stability. It’s important for you to be wary of an intruder or newcomer in your relationships.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like the three fates who quietly weave the course of
time, you must learn to accept life as it is. Enjoy the good times, but also learn to face
difficult times. Accept the joy, the pain, the success and failure.

Constellation  Canis Minor
Interpretation  Foresight in all forms

The Letter U Represents  Dedication, Comprehension

Large Subject  The three fates: Clotho and Lachesis, measure the thread while Atropos cuts it.
Interpretation  This card recommends caution in all areas; emotional, professional, and social. Health is also affected, and it should be closely monitored. This is a very bad time for material affairs.

Lower Left Subject  Lachesis measures the thread.
Interpretation  This subject symbolizes a long life. It is certain that life will be peaceful and tranquil for you. Nothing will disturb or bother you in your daily habits. Enjoy life!

Floral Arrangement  Laurel, Boxwood, Papyrus
Interpretation  You truly need to slow down the pace, a one year sabbatical would be welcome. Therefore, give yourself a little time to rediscover sources of inspiration.

Lower Right Subject  Atropos cuts the thread.
Interpretation  You surely want to change everything now. In every way, a radical change is needed, a 180 degree about-face. This is the only way for you to find peace and quiet.




4 of Spades, the Unforeseen  This card represents an impasse, frustration affecting family life and professed love. The situation is blocked for now.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Just like the jealousy that pushes Juno to give bad advice to Semele, you must beware of those around you. Even if their reasons are entirely honorable, some people might be taking advantage of you. For your part, remember not to fall into jealousy.

Constellation  Piscis Austrinus
Interpretation A rival is finally defeated

The Letter Q Represents  Impetuousness, Carelessness, Fearlessness

The Geomantic Figure Via is considered bad of most things, but good with concerns of roads, travels, or journeys. Astrologically it is associated with Cancer and the waning Moon, and both its inner and outer elements are water. All the elements in Via are active, and as such the figure indicates change more than any other figure. Regarding the outcome of the situation being divined, it is neutral, unless change by itself infers a positive or negative result. This figure inverts any figure when added giving it another meaning of change. It is associated with the stomach.

Large Subject  Juno (Hera) disguised as an old woman, has just persuaded Semele to make Jupiter (Zeus) reveal himself to her.
Interpretation  Someone close to you will purposely lead you astray or give you bad advice. People are lying to you for their own interests or jealousy, be careful not to fall into their trap.

Lower Left Subject  A child sets fire to a bale of straw
Interpretation  You do not need to be jealous of others. Your behavior is pointless and overall it frankly lacks discretion. The way you’re acting will not bring you any good, so don’t go blaming your friends or family.

Floral Arrangement   Perennial and Annual Sunflowers
Interpretation  Do not be taken advantage of through flattery. Instead look to strengthen your assets in the company of solid, sincere people.

Lower Right Subject  Jupiter, as lightning, falls on Semele while she sleeps.
Interpretation  You need to beware that the wickedness of some people does not descend upon yourself. As the saying goes, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Remain distant from all quarrels or disputes.




5 of Spades, the Zodiac  This card represents misunderstandings which provoke problems in most sectors [of life]. It announces that with some effort, you can ameliorate [improve] the situation.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like Chiron, accidentally injured and dying, you must learn to protect yourself from your surroundings. Caution is therefore recommended in all domains. Be attentive and protect yourself well in this period of difficult trials.

Constellation  Dorado
Interpretation  Guidelines may change in the future

The Letter A Represents  Autonomy, Ambition, Mastery

Large Subject  The Centaur Chiron, killed by an arrow, is metamorphosed into the sky as Sagittarius.
Interpretation  You have a tendency to rest on your laurels. Laziness or a lack of ideas will make your chances pass you by. You have the possibility to pass on your knowledge, if you do what is required.

Lower Left Subject  A hunter without game.
Interpretation  You are in a period of blockage where nothing makes you smile. Success was expected, but the time was not for you. Be patient and don’t look to force your destiny. In time, luck will smile on you.

Floral Arrangement  Yellow Carnation, Raspberry, Arum
Interpretation  Your current preoccupations are purely artistic and aesthetic. You have good reason to allow yourself to go where the climate is most favorable for you.

Lower Right Subject  A young man walks with a weight in one hand and wings on the other
Interpretation  You must fix yourself once and for all. Stop changing your mind ceaselessly. Additionally, you risk suffering significant barriers and obstacles on the emotional level. Finally, stabilize yourself.




6 of Spades, the Trojan War   This card represents a deception, a reversal of fortune. It announces that you will not be rewarded for your efforts, not to mention the delays in your affairs.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like the Trojans who find themselves beaten by the warriors, you are also at risk of suffering a defeat, unless you manage to turn the situation to your advantage. In any case, be well on your guard and never cry victory before you have attained your goal.

Constellation  Serpens
Interpretation  Often represents deception

The Letter R Represents  Combativeness, Provocation, Impatience

The Capricorn Talisman threatens to cause the consultant's ruin should he not be protected by a talisman

Large Subject  The wooden horse enters the Scaean Gates of Troy, followed by warriors
Interpretation  This card represents betrayal, deception. It puts forth the victory of a cunning ruse. Therefore, you’re at risk of being a victim of a conspiracy or a trick. Beware of well concealed conflicts.

Lower Left Subject  Breseis kneels at the bedside of the deceased, Patroclus.
Interpretation  You’re going through a quarrel or conflict that involves all of your energy. Know that nothing happening now is your fault. Unfortunately you are suffering the consequences of an error committed by others.

Floral Arrangement  Poppy, Yew [Juniper], Cotha [or Caltha, Buttercup]
Interpretation  If you currently resent the need to distrust someone, if you doubt and cannot confide in your friend, follow your instincts.

Lower Right Subject  Pyrrhus on horseback.
Interpretation  Don’t think all has been written. You can obtain many things you desire without it being simple fate. In any event, you are in a period of personal satisfaction.




Seven of Spades, Alchemy  This card represents secret fears, doubts, and internal conflicts. Additionally, it represents depressing times and great sadness.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like the alchemist who is rewarded after putting all of his hopes in one operation, you too can make wise decisions which will lead to true success. With a little patience, thought, and perseverance, success will come in the end.

Constellation  Cetus
Interpretation  Realization of hopes

The Letter A Represents  Action, Creation, Unity

The Geomantic Figure Laetitia is good in situations that concern potential, joy, or happiness. It is a positive figure for nearly all questions, representing fast situations and construction. It indicates upward motion, happiness, or joy. It is associated with the feet.

Large Subject  The alchemist introduces the raw materials into the philosopher’s lamp.
Interpretation  This card often represents a young, black boy. But additionally, it announces and represents a union, a happy marriage, whether personal or professional. All of your projects can be realized.

Lower Left Subject  A young woman leaves her village.
Interpretation  You have a decision to make. You must take time to think, even if you believe you’ve found the right path. You have every chance to find yourself in a winning position.

Floral Arrangement  Oats, Peony, Rose Cactus (“Bastard Rose” Pereskia grandifolia)
Interpretation  If you wish to pass something by Mr. Mayor for his approval, you can make everything official. For now you manage your future.

Lower Right Subject  A young woman talks with a worker.
Interpretation  There is someone in the shadows who secretly loves you. This person trusts you entirely and in the future. You have a tendency not to see those who have a certain fondness for you.




Eight of Spades, the Trojan War   This card represents obstacles, fractures, disputes and dilemmas. It brings difficult discussions where an impasse is predicted.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   This card is very negative, it is a warning against the wickedness and stupidity of people. But it is also a card of sadness and often foretells of death. Finally, it additionally warns you to beware of eventual health problems.

Constellation  Perseus
Interpretation  The advice is to distrust the situation completely

The Letter M Represents  Hardness, Stubbornness, Commitment

The Moon Talisman signifies discord in a family and is also sometimes the herald of a violent death.

Large Subject   Achilles drags the corpse of Hector in front of the walls of Troy.
Interpretation  This card declares war. Therefore, do not expect any kind of respite. This battle will be long and dreadful. Your opponents won’t do you any favors. Low blows will even be delivered in plain view.

Lower Left Subject  Andromache near the tomb of her spouse.
Interpretation  You will learn some very bad news. You must remain calm because this situation is truly not good. The result of this news is mourning.

Floral Arrangement  Orchid, Candytuft [Iberis sempervirens or Aurinia saxatilis {Teraspic, Corbeille- d'argent}], Safflower
Interpretation  You will rediscover your morale, your health problems will disappear completely. A positive field of  vibration protects you.

Lower Right Subject  The bones of Pelops
Interpretation  You will surmount fate and vanquish all obstacles presented before you. You’ll even be able to count on the aid of a woman who will be of great help to you.




Nine of Spades, the Trojan War  This card exerts influence on neighboring cards. It often foretells of health problems, nervous tension, or psychological problems.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like Helen, you may be anxious or depressed. This wave of blues works against your projects and challenges your skills. You have time to consider taking action, or wait for a better time.

Constellation  Aries
Interpretation  Announces a well supported, high flying time (drunkeness?)

The Letter E Represents  Nervousness, Inspiration, Independence

Large Subject  Isis brings news to Helen who is occupied with embroidery.
Interpretation  Someone you know is obligated, at their great regret, to cause pain to those they love. They have no choice and they cannot do otherwise. It is very probable that this action they take will be very difficult for them to accomplish.

Lower Left Subject   Achilles receives from Thetis, his mother, the weapons of Vulcan.
Interpretation  You will take an action that will be considered an error. Be very careful, because this kind of mistake can lead to your loss. You have time to reflect before proceeding, therefore think long and hard on the consequences.

Floral Arrangement  Willowherb [Epilobium], Blueberry, Rose of a Hundred Petals [Rosa centifolia]
Interpretation  You’re preoccupied with the health of a friend because you know the situation is not very good. Send them your good vibes or give them a little of your time.

Lower Right Subject  The arrows of Hercules.
Interpretation  Someone you know is feeling guilty for something they have done. It will be required to reflect in order to avoid the worst. In this situation, you must remain neutral and don’t intervene, other people will do it for you.




Ten of Spades, the Unforeseen  This card represents the end of a earlier difficult period consisting of drastic changes in your life. At the same time, it brings frustration and sadness [desolation].

Overall Interpretation of the Card   You must put your affairs in order, and at the same time monitor those around you. Be on your guard, someone is looking to betray or steal from you. You will be deceived or betrayed if you do not exercise caution and rigor.

Constellation   Vulpecula
Interpretation   Difficulties finally surmounted

The Letter X Represents  Illusion, Ambivalence

The Geomantic Figure Conjunctio represents a combination of forces, for good or ill. By itself, it is neutral only becoming favourable or not by other figures around it. It is associated with the intestines and digestive system.

Lower Left Subject  A fox devours a chicken
Interpretation  You are being closely watched, for the sole purpose to play you a fool. Your behavior, your comportment, and your success is worrisome to some people who are beginning to be jealous of you.

Floral Arrangement  Garcinia [Monkey Fruit, Garcinia cambogia], Saxifrage, Grass
Interpretation  If someone is looking to block your way, either out of jealousy or another interest; the will quickly be neutralized in their actions.

Large Subject  Laverne, the goddess of thieves, is accompanied by wolves.
Interpretation   This card represents theft, the loss of material goods. Beware, therefore, of theft where business affairs grant large benefits to your associates. You may be deprived of some of your own benefits if you are not careful.

Lower Right Subject  A woman steals an object from a drawer
Interpretation  You are at great risk of betrayal by someone in whom you have placed all confidence. Certain indiscretions will be made against you. You will be the focus of treacherous talk.




Jack of Spades, the Zodiac   This card represents an enemy, a rival who never prevents harm. Equally, this card may represent a dark man under the age of 30.

Overall Interpretation of the Card   Like the philosopher who learns to weigh the pros and cons with his balance, you will need to make same judgments. You are in a situation where you can only accept the equitable propositions given to you. Don’t be resistant to the agreements offered to you.

Constellation  Perseus
Interpretation  Rewards after effort

The Letter L Represents  Analysis, Initiative, Sociability

Large Subject  With a balance in hand, a philosopher weighs the materials.
Interpretation  This card represents a young dark man looking for success, more through his hard work than by a lucky break. It also represents justice in some cases. Additionally it can represent a 50/50 chance.

Lower Left Subject  A judge gets between two individuals.
Interpretation  You’re going to receive a proposition. This proposal may not be what you expected, but it would be good to accept it. It is completely in your interest to accept the arrangements proposed
to you.

Floral Arrangement  Periwinkle, Wallflower, Veronica
Interpretation  A long lost friend will reappear in your life to ask for your help. Don’t be too reluctant because this relationship will be beneficial.

Lower Right Subject  A man in front of a judge.
Interpretation  You’re living with a great sense of injustice. You may be the victim of legal proceedings which don’t give any results. You’ll do anything to restore justice for yourself and for others.




Queen of Spade, the Unforeseen  This card represents a female celebrity, widowed or divorced who behaves in a very rigid way. Additionally, it can represent a jealous woman or a hypocrite.

Overall Interpretation of the Card  Like Isis who cries when discovering her dead husband, you will be faced with a time of great sadness or loneliness. Therefore, there is an ordeal to work through over the coming weeks, you must prepare yourself. But don’t forget that this card always remains a
positive force on the spiritual level.

Constellation  The Southern Cross
Interpretation  Trust maintained

The Letter U Represents  Generosity, Sincerity, Spirituality

The Geomantic Figure Laetitia is good in situations that concern potential, joy, or happiness. It is a positive figure for nearly all questions, representing fast situations and construction. It indicates upward motion, happiness, or joy. It is associated with the feet.

Large Subject  Isis discovers Osiris dead and hidden under a flowering tree.
Interpretation  This card represents a widow or divorced woman. It also represents loneliness, solitude, and sadness. Additionally it can mean a time of deep introspection or meditation.

Lower Left Subject  A man replenishes an oil lamp.
Interpretation  The loss of a friend or confident plunges you into a time of solitude. You must prepare yourself for this possibility. Know that sometimes it is not detrimental to find yourself alone.

Floral Arrangement  Acacia and Holly
Interpretation  Whether on a professional or personal level, you should be discreet because of a risk that some information now revealed may return to be used against you.

Lower Right Subject  Isis receives a visit.
Interpretation  You will be assisted and helped by an aged person. This person will give you very good advice. He will console you in these difficult times.




King of Spades, the Unforeseen  This card represents a man of justice or the law, but possibly a doctor in certain readings. It often represents a man with power or authority.

Overall Interpretation of the Card  This card represents the law in all its positive and bad implications. Certainly, it will permit settling disputes or business transactions, but don’t forget that it’s often synonymous with court trials. Now, if well placed, this card will permit a settlement.

Constellation  Ardens  or Porte des Hommes
Interpretation  Arrival of a new equilibrium

The Letter S Represents  Responsibility, Good Business Sense

The Geomantic Figure Amissio is of two bowls or cups turned upside-down. In general, the figure is bad or negative figure for all charts except those for love (being a figure of Venus) or where loss is desired and denotes loss. Often it represents something outside of one's grasp. It is associated with the neck and throat.

Large Subject  Menes, pharaoh of Egypt, presides over a plea.
Interpretation  This card represents a man of middle age, widowed or divorced. Additionally it can also represent a judge or lawman. One thing is certain, it often announces legal problems.

Lower Left Subject   A prisoner behind bars.
Interpretation  You have, or will have problems with the law. You may lose at trial or a pending case. If you have debts, you must pay them quickly before running into legal problems.

Floral Arrangement  Tulip, Chinaberry Tree (Cape Lilac), Balisier
Interpretation  Convinced that the actions of one of your friends do not correspond to your morals, you will sever your ties of friendship with this person.

Lower Right Subject  A lawyer delivers a sealed letter.
Interpretation  Justice is going to enter into your life through a legal process or a divorce. You will need to present yourself before a judge to settle a dispute. Your career may suffer due to this process.


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