Back in the Saddle Again…..(I hope!)






I remember having these cards in a bigger reading a week or so ago. I offhandedly said that a Queen of Hearts friend of mine was ill. I thought she’d be traveling soon. I dismissed it, mainly because I’ve lost touch with many of my old friends and thought I wouldn’t know. And secondly it didn’t seem of much importance! 😦 Why is it that it’s the card spreads you dismiss that come back in your face??

I was totally surprised to find that a dear friend who lives locally, and who I know has had some difficulties, announced she was going to Vancouver for 2 weeks to seek some alternative healing there. She’s at the end of her tether and can’t get any relief.

The Image usually refers to illness, but also can denote difficulties, worries, depression, trouble sleeping. It’s not a nice card to see. All of the above I can relate to this friend.

In the past, my husband and I would give her Reiki every week, and it helped immensely; but now we don’t live as near.

This morning in my cards, I had these cards:



As my friend, Kapherus pointed out, (where have you gone dear teacher?? no forum…:( )

the Image traditionally is the card of disappointment, illness and restriction. The Image refers to any situation that is out of balance. (Interestingly this is literally one of her issues.) It also can denote a visit to the doctor or a health professional.

Now for me, the Image is about getting one’s fondest wish, similar to the 9 Hearts/Cups or showing the thoughts of the Image, positive, happy thoughts… I deducted from this that my friend, the Queen of Hearts, was going to be pleased with some healing modality she experienced while in Vancouver.

It traditionally denotes a young man, who is beloved. He could be the person’s son, or a person of either sex that the person has a close bond with. If it’s not a relative, then it might be referring to a young man that she meets who gives her some kind of treatment.

My intuition tells me she’s going to be satisfied with some healing experience she has over there.

I have 2 weeks to hear the outcome! I will definitely update once I know more.

I am always humbled how the cards show things very precisely whether I “get it” or not! This is why keeping a journal on your card spreads is so helpful in expanding your understanding of what the cards are telling you. You can go back and see with hindsight, what the message was.

It feels so good to write about the cards again!!!!!

Cartomancy is so much a part of who I am, that I felt like there has been a major hole in my life not writing on my blogs this past year or so. I’ve been on an incredible roller coaster ride, but somehow, I will get back to writing.

WordPress has changed in my absence, so bear with me as I learn the ropes all over again 🙂






Playing cards~


The above cards were a part of a larger reading that I did with the Playing cards. Normally I do readings with fans of 3 cards, but there is one spread that I learnt from a real Gypsy reader, in which she always uses 4 card fans. Sometimes this is very tricky, but in this case, it came around quickly and I had been right! so I thought I would share it.

This fan, fell into the position of “what you don’t know“.

I looked at the Queen , and the Jack first. I knew this was describing one person. The Queen  represents a female loved one. It could be a sister, a daughter, a close friend, a mother etc. The Jack is a younger person, who is very practical & intelligent. The Jack  can be a young relative by marriage, and that is the case. This card almost always represents one of my step daughters who I’m close to. When I saw the Queen next to it, the words “adult child” popped into my head- so I combined the 2, much like I would combine the Woman and Child cards in the Lenormand to mean the same thing.

The 9  next to her (9  + face card) decribes someone at a distance; which she is. She’s on the other side of the country.

Now the 10  was showing that there would be some upset, grief, worry around her. I wondered if there would be aggravation or trouble while travelling (9) or if there woud be lies, deceit…something not right around business (10+ ).

We didn’t have long to wait! later that night, we webcamed with this daughter and discovered that she had had “the shock of her life”- when she discovered that a furniture business from where she had formerly lived, had screwed up on her mailing address and never had sent her any bills for an additional piece of furniture she had bought. Because there had been many purchases there at the time, she didn’t catch that she hadn’t received a statement on the one item.

Now that she was going for a loan, she discovered that her credit rating had plumetted because of the error the furniture store had made, by not sending her the invoices! This, happening to someone very well positioned in the banking field, and a stickler for paying her bills on time!!

So now, long distance, she’s trying to expose the mistake made by the furniture store, and restore her credit rating! (a real 10   for my step-daughter)

I am continually amazed at how much I glean from reading the playing cards. It is the one system I really want to become an expert on. They are really all you need! lol and it’s so subtle as well 🙂  You can give a reading on the airplane and they’ll just think you’re playing a card game!

If you’d like to learn more about reading playing cards, be sure to check out The Art of Cartomancy Forum, run by a talented reader and teacher, Kapherus. You’ll be learning how to read in no time.

Best Wishes,


Playing Cards draw~

I thought that I would do a 3 card draw with the playing cards today. I LOVE this deck – I’m addicted to the art! It’s Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (Knights of the Round Table). Bee sent them to me as a thank you from Somerville’s, along with another nifty Swedish deck which I’ll show on this blog too. Thanks Bee 🙂

Now, I cringed when I saw what I had drawn, and wondered whether to post it or not…but the truth is, it’s not the first message of it’s kind that I’ve been getting lately, so I thought I should just go ahead and document it and see what happens.

 If you click on the photo, you’ll be able to see the Queen’s artwork better –

**The 2 of Spades can bring bad news; it can also refer to restriction or feeling stuck (similar to the 2 of Swords in the Tarot). It can also indicate a break up, or a loss, or a separation.

**The 5 of Swords isn’t much better! it is an emotional card of anger and loss…it’s a severing of ties, a divorce, being alone, lots of pain, tears, grief… The loss of a loved one.

** and the Queen of Hearts describes the woman who is going through all this pain and loss! I’m not usually the Queen of Hearts, unless it’s in my husband’s reading as his “significant other.” This looks like it’s referring to a kind, nurturing woman whose family oriented…I have an idea of who it is to be honest, but I can think of at least 3 Queen of Hearts who are friends of mine.

These cards are basically warning me that there is bad news coming, of a loss for this Queen, one that is filled with upset. I have been having dreams about this as well, so it’s my first inclination that there is going to be a passing soon – hope I’m wrong!! the dreams have been awfully clear though-

or, one other thought; the Queen of Hearts can represent intuition/receptivity; so it may represent my intuitions or gut feelings that there’s about to be sad news…. not quite sure on that..

Trying to lighten the mood, I decided to pull a card from my Conversations with God (Neal Donald Walsh), thinking that it would make it better….and this is what I drew!!!  :

HA! lol – didn’t help matters! lol  but it’s certainly the appropiate card for me at this time. If and when the sh** hits the fan, I will remember this quote.

You know, I can’t help but wonder if I should be looking at the Angel of Death card just a bit differently from yesterday…. yikes.

Welcome to my new Blog!


Hello, my name is Spiritsong.

I have been writing daily about my experiences with the Lenormand since January. It has been a wonderful way to learn a new system and find my connection with the cards.

Recently, I have been longing to have a place to share my experiences with other card systems. I have so enjoyed reading some of my other friends’ blogs where they share their latest acquistions…that I wanted to be able to play in the same manner.

I have been a long time student of the tarot, but in the last few years have come to love Oracle cards in all it’s guises, and I also have a special place in my heart for reading with plain old playing cards! So I thought that I would create a home to explore my other card interests and keep my Lenormand Blog dedicated just to Lenormand.

I know that having this blog is going to “enable” me to collect more and more decks -LOL- but that’s not such a bad vice, is it?!

So WELCOME! Please join me 🙂