Over the weekend, I had a conversation with a lonely person. I was chatting with a friend outside a pub when he approached us and struck up a conversation. He tried to make a connection with us by sharing stories about his expensive homes and cars, but unable to impress, he awkwardly retreated back to the bar. Later at home, I started thinking about that man and looked him up in the Tarot, as I do sometimes with people and situations. I found him (can you guess which card?) and then I sorted through and found seven other cards where I saw loneliness indicated. The more I looked at the cards, the more I found they fell into two distinct groups. This is how loneliness shows up in a tarot reading, by shutting down and building walls, or by retreating inward and away.

This post is a monster, so grab a cup of coffee before you continue! 😉

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Lenormand Lesson 2: How Cards Combine

How to read Lenormand Cards

Now that you’re familiar with your deck, you can jump into readings. This lesson includes two video clips from my Lenormand 101 course that you can watch for free. The first video talks a bit about how cards combine. The second goes into some details on how to do a Lenormand reading with two cards. Now you’ve had a taste of the Lenormand, it’s time …

Lenormand Lesson 1: Introduction and Keywords

How to read a Grand Tableau in Lenormand

Pick up your favorite Lenormand deck and get comfortable. This page lists all my learning resources and videos. You’ll want to start with an overview/review of my Lenormand Keywords. After that, you may enjoy a little kick in the pants: Next, you might want to listen to my interview on Beyond Worlds Tarot Podcast, where Donnaleigh, Diane, and I chat about Lenormand and what beginners …

Lenormand keywords

Are you stumped on the meaning of a Lenormand card? These are the same Lenormand keywords I’ve been working from, evolving, growing out of and away from, and falling comfortably back into for years. Feel free to take this list, add to it, delete from it, and use it as a jumping off point for developing your own language of Lenormand. [table] #,Name,Significance,Keywords 1,Rider,An expected …

Lenormand Classes

How to read a Grand Tableau in Lenormand

I offer two Lenormand Classes. Lenormand 101 is the beginner course that will guide a beginner up to reading lines of nine cards. The Grand Tableau picks up where the beginner track leaves off and progresses up to the Grand Tableau. Both require dedication, interest in cartomancy, and a passion for divination to complete, but they’re also self-paced, so you can learn on your own …

Video review: The Dark Goddess Tarot

I was happy to be on the gifting end of a copy of the Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi Prince. When I originally saw the images of the cards online, I didn’t feel drawn to them, despite the appealing subject matter. After having a copy of the cards in my hands though, I must admit to being a little more than smitten. The deck …


I have fantastic news! Abacomancy is a thing! Finally, all you lazy fortune-tellers out there have the perfect excuse to never wash your car!

It’s divination by observing the patterns of dust on a surface—and similar to how you might divine with tea leaves or coffee grounds in your mug. Here’s how it works:

  • To begin, find a dusty surface. This may take awhile. I’ll wait here. Eh hem.
  • Notice if there are any obvious signs in the dust—pictures or images springing to mind (it’s similar to seeing shapes in the clouds).
  • Interpret the sign.

Not sure where to begin? Fantastic! The Lenormand symbolic dictionary is a great place to start. Look for the Lenormand card symbols in your dirt and then interpret the meaning from there. Here’s a link to download my Learn Lenormand in 5 Minutes handout, if you need a kick in the pants.

So now I must know, what are your dusty bookshelves trying to tell you?


From the Revelation Fortune Cards by The U.S. Playing Card Co., 1919

Overwhelm and the Ten of Wands

I can’t think of a single card in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot that fits my life any better than the 10 of Wands.  What do you see when you look at the card? Yourself? What do you feel? I feel tired. The way I feel after working in the office all day and then cooking dinner, running around to playdates and baseball practices, …


[quote]In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Albert Camus[/quote]