Healing with the Playing Card Oracles

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a self-made ceremonial version of PCO Alchemy

Going back to the Playing Card Oracles (PCO) has become a tradition of sorts for me. It occurs naturally. Without me thinking about it. When my mind is overwhelmed, preoccupied, uncentered, or when I’ve been over-saturated with other decks and perhaps even with clients, the PCO slides into my hands with  familiar certainty and the repair begins.

Divination is my calling, and cartomancy specifically is a bit of an obsession. I love researching historical decks while supporting new and emerging artists by investing in their art. I enjoy learning new systems of Divination, while always honing my skills. I even experience a sensory, ASMR-like enjoyment from shuffling and handling certain decks.

Although I’ve been reading cards for over 25 years now, I took a sabbatical of a few years, after suffering a massive burn injury while being three months pregnant with my daughter. (Actually I’ve just celebrated my eighth burniversary last week!!!)

BURN-HOSPITAL-FINGERSThe injury itself had nothing to do with my ability to read or shuffle cards. My hands, thank Goodness, weren’t damaged by the fire. Outside of 75% of my skin that was compromised — either due to third-degree burns or because it was used for skin grafting — it was my trust in the Divine that overnight was burnt to ashes, transforming into a rage against everything spiritual I held on a soul-pedestal before the accident.

While I began the long process of rehabilitation, my collection of cards was packed away, per my request, and most of my spiritual possessions given to friends and colleagues.

The following years were spent in healing, both physically and emotionally. Mostly it felt like I was given an infernal membership in a special kind of hell, taking private dance lessons with my demons, as I taught myself how to walk again in real life. The learning curve was steep: from learning about who I really was skin deep, to the fluctuating loyalties of the world around me. I even discovered that it’s possible giving birth in compression garments! (Sorry, burn survivors’ sarcasm.)

However, it is when I saw my daughter for the first time though — a healthy, chubby bun of divine light, with a head full of thick black hair — that I realized inside my chest still existed a heart overflowing with hope, even during the darkest times with my own psyche setting itself on fire.

Fast-forward to a few years later, following a relocation from my beloved Bay Area to the Midwest; to buying a house, to attempting a new career. I was a different woman I thought. Then, out of the blue, I found myself shuffling cards again. I can’t recall how a that PCO deck got out of the trunk and into my hands. But it did. And with it many realizations.

I was aware of the sense of comfort spreading with, as I handled these loose leaves of paper. I missed card reading so much!. And these playing cards have brought an essential part of me back to life.

That fall I dug up the book that came with the cards, and taught myself Ana Cortez’ method. I found her YouTube channel, and later became a student in her online school.

In spring I was fully back to reading cards, rejoining Hoodoo Psychics and AIRR, a magical services organization which I helped founding.

The original PCO deck, as well as the Alchemy addition, hold a comforting sense of clarity to me. The story of my draws unfold naturally, taking shape in the spaces between the suits and the numbers, comparing and contrasting with the colorful characters. Meaning makes itself knows via questions like: “Is there a balance between the red and the black cards? Are all of the suits represented? Can the pips guard their ground against the assertive courts? Is this a prediction of a battle, or an idyllic fairytale of love?”

It’s 10 am, and it is gloomy in Lombard, IL. I woke up with a heavy heart due to dreams of financial crisis and unfinished business. As I sip on fragrantly thick coffee my partner has brewed for me, I instinctually reach for a deck on my nightstand. I shuffle with the intention to make meaning for my state of mind. Is it something external that’s coming at me? Is it spiritual in nature? (In my business witch-wars are as real as gang activity.)

The deck I’m using today is a small PCO Alchemy deck. I’m comforted by the familiar, black and white constellation of the backs, and the way the wholesome paper-stock feels to my fingers.

I draw a vertical, four-card spread — pulling three Clubs and one Spade. The lack in red suits reflects the heaviness of the gloomy weather outside. A confirmation that the cards, my Self, and the world around us is in tune.

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The majority of Clubs places a significant emphasis on the Air element, which corresponds to the Thinking Mind. It says loud and clear: “You’re in your head!”

At the top is Sir Galahad (9 of Clubs). He is the “proper” knight, always trying to do the right thing.

Next shows up The Wand (3 of Clubs), looking like an extension of Galahad’s trebuchet, shamelessly revealing my “bi-polar” state of mind. It stresses that I’ve been, without much success, attempting to juggle very positive and very negative thought patterns. If anything, this “Janus” energy is aggravating, and it’s making me slightly cray cray, which is highlighted in the next card, the 5 of Clubs — Wind Cape.

The cards shamelessly telling me that while I imagine my shit has been under control, the truth is that I’m “loosing it.”

Finally, The Sword of Destruction (7 of Spades), actually brings some solace. Even though it’s a a heavy card from a troublesome suit, its redeeming quality pierces at the foot of the spread; a placement where Earth, an element represented by the Spade suit, is dignified. In a way it grounds the other three Air cards. It helps me stay functional, by offering an “out of the self-mindfuckery jail” ticket.

In other words, the cards suggest that accepting the erratic moodiness my current state of mind generates is the first step for healing and stability.

The more I meditate on this, the more the draw makes sense.  After all Mercury just went Retrograde, and the Moon is in Gemini.

 

 

 

 

Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings

Daily Draw: Riding Solo with Rose Colored Glasses מנק

FullSizeRender.jpgHow do you feel about Riding Solo, foxy?

Not too keen on it? You and I both! Maybe we need some attitude adjustment? Because we are entering our personal desert of life circumstances, and it’s our job to do some winter cleaning. Besides, today Mercury is going officially retrograde, and so we won’t be short on the opportunities for house cleaning.

Today I am examining the Holy Combination מנק  (Mem Nun Kuf), as I meditate on the density of attachments. Attachments to individuals who aren’t supportive of my cause or happiness; but mainly, I’m prepping to go savage on my inner-closet, filled with outdated self-sabotages, numerous pairs of self-pity, and bitter blame that is way too small for this fox’s curvaceous attitude.

 

Today’s draw teaches us the mystery of elimination. Of cleaning house from attachments and relationships that take away from our beauty, power, and our grace. It empowers us to act instead of reacting, and ultimately forces us to rock self-reliance till we are the biggest star on the stage of our personal destiny.

If you would like to use this Divine Vibration in your personal spiritual work, I’ve made a short video tutorial on how to write this combination in Hebrew:

Tomorrow I’ll be back with another Daily Draw at 3 PM Central, on my Facebook Page.

And until tomorrow, stay foxy, my friends!

 

Exquisitely yours,

Madame N.

 

 

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Creating Miracles: סיט

ט״ז בכסלו תשע״ז

Daily Draw December 16, 2016 -> סיט

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סיט (Samech, Yud, Set) One of the 72-Names of the Ha-Shem

Creating a miracle generally isn’t simple, foxy. It is the hardest when you  feel down though; and especially so when you feel neglected, unloved, lacking in blessings, or lonely. Ironically, it’s when it’s most difficult that we need a miracle the most.

Although receiving externally generated miracles is undeniably awesome, most miracles are actually created with in us. Surprised? It is our wills, and petitions, and soul dream boards that are Spirits organically project into the universe via the principle of the Law of Attraction, while the Universe multiplies it and forms it into a physical shape we can experience in our lifetime.

Though first, we must surrender. We must have faith. We must be brave. We must believe. 

Today’s frequency סיט (Samech Yud Tet) reminds us of the miracles available to us when we open up to the power of the Ha-Shem within us. Just a little spark of self-awareness — a seed of a desire for personal transformation — will ignite an internal revolution of exquisiteness. And סיט is here, helping us ride this revolution.

Visualize this Holy permutation to be the magic rug of the Djinn that uplifts us, racing high into heavens studded with possibilities most precious, that are ours to enjoy. Rightfully! Ours, if we allow ourselves to accept them. If we allow our sense of worthiness to soar into the aurora of miraculous change, this ever-evolving moment offers us.

To help you practice writing in Hebrew, I recorded this short video:

So remember, foxy, you deserve the best!

Please join me for a Live Daily Draw on my Facebook Page tomorrow at 3 PM Central time!

 

Exquisitely yours,

Madame Nadia

 

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Daily Draw with Madame Nadia -> אני

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Today’s Daily Draw is all about enhancing your psychic abilities, and then some. The combination of letters אני (Alef Nun Yod), which also makes the word “Ani” in Hebrew, that means I or I am, represents the power of prophesy, the ability to foresee that which hasn’t taken place yet, and even getting a glimpse of that which is happening in other dimensions and realms. Pretty intense, I know!

Check out this recording  below, of a Facebook Live Draw I offer daily on my page to learn more about this specific combination from the 72-Names Cards, as well as hear my teaching about the importance of personal ethics in the business of fortunetelling and spiritual services.

Generally, on a more mundane level, אני, is about perspective. Today your ability to tae a few steps backward to see the big picture is heightened. But there’s more!!!! If you’ve been having issues with staying focused, today is the perfect day to retry that centering excessive because it will be much easier to focus on very small, but paramount in importance, detail. A single seed to a whole garden of opportunity, if you will. So much potency is present within today’s Name.

The more difficult aspect of this draw, however, is the probability of you foreseeing an upcoming problem in another person’s life, having to navigate the gap of difference between absolute clarity on your part and a complete lack there of on theirs. How do you tell them what’s going to happen in a productive and supportive way, without freaking them out or upsetting the status quo?

My suggesting is meditating on the holy frequency of אני, it has great potencies and could grant you both, high wisdom — think clearly hearing ancestral advice, and using it in decision making process — and heightened intuition. The gematria value of today’s Name is 61, by the way.

Finally, אני is a great focal point for meditation if your are a psychic or a student of the divinatory arts, to help you being able to tune in into your Higher Self, and stay protected attempting to connect with and contact higher spiritual frequencies and other-worldly intelligences.

I figured you’d like to test out the potency of this Holy combo on your own, so I made a video for you to help you write it out.

I hope you are finding these enjoyable. Tomorrow, at 3 PM Central,  I’ll be broadcasting the Daily Draw on My Facebook page again, and I hope you can join live.

 

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Live Daily Draws with Madame Nadia, 3 PM Centra;

 

See you tomorrow in another Live Facebook Draw!

Exquisitely yours!

Madame Nadia

 

 

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Daily Draw, December 14th, 2016 — פהל— “Don’t Loose It, Foxy”

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פהל

Happy Mercury-Day, foxy!

If you are somehow involved in modern spiritual affairs, you must have heard about working with your “shadow-self,”or about discovering your own darkness, which basically means allowing yourself to dwell in those subconscious places your ego firmly attempts to cockblock. (yes… I just used this term on my blog! lol)

Well, today you might just find yourself in that realm, Dorothy! And it’s totally appropriate. In fact, I am all for it. With the Moon still being so full and round, there’s plenty of external and inner-world illumination, so we don’t feel completely lost in the realms of personal bondage, addiction, and shame. Because guess what the פהל permutation, from the 72 Names of G-d, is all about? Yup, it’s about liberating oneself from the sticky and, quite often, shameful bondage of negative habits, harmful lusts, and destructive ambitions.

If you’d like to hear about today’s draw more in depth, here’s a recording of the Live Broadcast from my Facebook Page. I also gave a teaching about the correlation of this card to the frequency of the Devil card in the Tarot system, and the mirroring of The Lovers card into The Devil card. If you are a student of divination, then you are especially going to enjoy watching the video!

I thought it was fascinating how well this specific vibration tied into tonight’s Fit+Foxy Episode, where Mr. Fit and I discussed the ramifications of self-doubt on our personal growth. You can take a listen to the episode here.

Furthermore, the most difficult part of this journey is that you’ve got to take it on your own. We all do! Remember that you are taking this descend to learn of your destructive attachments to gain self-awareness — to improve, grow, and ultimately master your experience!

“Once you become the master of your thoughts,” says, Orna Ben Shoshan, “you will be able to change bad habits and guide yourself to success.” (The 72 Name Cards booklet, P. 25).

I also recorded this short video below, to assist you practicing writing the Hebrew letters of this Holy Name, if you so desire:

 

Tomorrow, December 15th, I’ll be holding another Live session at 2 PM Central, and I hope you’ll join me!!!

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I truly hope this daily draw helped shedding light onto some internally dense planes that needed love and attention. Remember, we never judge. We are being critical though, so that we can increase self-awarness, and through that become more complete and happy individuals.

 

Exquisitely yours,

Madame N.

 

 

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Unity is the Word of the Day — מיה— Daily draw for December 13, 2016

 December 13,2016

Hey foxy!

Today, on our Live Daily Draw broadcast, I was thrilled to bring forth the message of Love! Yup, today’s divine wisdom from the 72-names is מיה (pronounced Mem Yod Hey), and it’s all about bonding, melting together, harmonizing, and uniting forces. The Gematria value of this permutation is 55.

In fact, if you want to summarize this vibration in a single word, it is Unity!

Below is a brief summary of today’s draw. Moreover, for your convince I have included the full recording of the Live Daily Draw. And I am adding another little clip, helping you practice writing מיה in Hebrew because my Spirit Guide, the Primordial Gloss Fox, has graciously channelled into me a Full Moon in Gemini Harmony Ritual, and so I have shared it in today’s Live Broadcast as well.

If your concerns are of a romantic nature, you are about to hit it on with a person of great emotional and sexual compatibility. On the other hand, if that someone foxy is already by your side, the a passionate encounter is in the air tonight under this bright, and sharp Full Moon in Gemini.

If your inquiries are about business, a creative project, or your social sphere — same is true, just on a platonic level.

Generally, folks are more positive, enthused, and connected today. Co-workers are more willing to support you, friends are going to uplift you, and creative projects will benefit greatly from partnerships and collabs.

Today is all about vibing on the perfect wavelength, with the right crowd.

As, Orna Ben-Shoshan, notes in her The 72 Names Cards interpretation book, today’s success comes “through a union with a compatible person.” (P. 48)

Here’s how you write in Hebrew:

 

Enjoy tonight’s magnificent Full Moon, foxes!

Exquisitely yours,

Madame N.

 

 

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Deste’s Way

One of the things I find most fascinating and difficult while learning a new system of divination, is figuring out how it tells its stories. Are the answers figurative or direct? Is the advice practical or philosophical? Each system has its own language, approach, strengths and weaknesses. Though it takes a while even to start getting how it communicates.
Today was the first time I felt Deste’s vibe:

I pulled some cards to see how my workday is going to pan out. Today was important due to a meeting that made me quite anxious. So when I pulled 2 “court” cards — Gamhat (the achiever) and Tattaret (the wannabe wife)— alongside a reversed House, it didn’t make any sense. I wanted to know about my job, so what the heck it this family affair showing up in my draw?

 My advice card was Bedes; the Djan of harmony and courage, who encourages careful meditation before taking stands.
Even though I wasn’t able to predict much with this draw, I’ve decided to process the cards analytically and see how it all plays out in my day. However, I pulled another card for clarification…. and got another court card — Adhamdeva, the power-hungry and money-loving bitch of the deck.
“Great! Today’s just going to be fucking great!” I thought to myself, stuffing the cards  deep inside the gaping satin belly of otherwise pitch-black velveteen pouch where my Deste live.
Even though I was annoyed, I’ve decided to take the draw for a ride — I really wanted to see how Gamhat, Tattaret, and Adhamdeva are going to play house in during my workday. And to my amazement they all did.
So here is how it all played out:
One of my highest and favorite students (I work with children with special needs), Nicolas, had a very tough Labor Day weekend. Due to a fight with a cousin he ended up doing something dangerous and drastic. Luckily he wasn’t hurt, but it shook his family and him quite a bit.
Now, I am his case manager — meaning, my job is to make sure the rest of the team is informed in case something important is going on with a student. But, because I’m an artist and not a “therapist,” often times important information isn’t even shared with me. So Nicolas’ episode over the long weekend wouldn’t be even brought to my attention, if his Teacher Assistant wouldn’t share it with a good friend of mine, who also used to be Nicolas’ TA in the past.
You can imagine how I felt when I heard the story. I was shocked, worried for the kid, and then really upset because my position was undermined yet again.
I ended up asking his TA to come by my room, and got to hear the whole story from her, making sure the “important folks” are informed.
After she left I saw clearly what Deste was showing me earlier in the day:
Gamhat was Nicolas. I would never think of him as Gamhat, but it made sense because in a way he is the biggest fish in our small pond due to the fact he is quite higher and more able than other students.
Tattaret represented his TA. She has big dark eyes, and deep mocha skin. She is slightly insecure, which is somehow Tattaretish to me 😉
And of course, House Rx showcased the heart of the problem and the location where the event has taken place. It’s where the story was conceived — a story that continued to unfold during my workday, and now also included me.
So who is Adhamdeva you might ask? Well, the big bitch in disguise is Nicolas’ classroom teacher. She is a young, made-of-money, know-it-all, Capricorn. Today she made her hair into a ballerina bun, carefully pulled together on top of her head. And as I was waiting to meet with my boss after the students have left, on her iPhone she showed me a pair of boots she was planning to buy. That pair of boots looked gorgeous. It also equals about half of my paycheck.
Finally, although I wanted to explode all over her I’m-better-than-you face, and then rip her head off; I chose to fight my battle another day. After all, my buddy, Bedes, said not to shake the boat before I take some time to think and figure out the best way for doing so.
Nonetheless, this experience taught me a bit of Deste’s way to share information. It is the underlying tale — the bone — that was revealed to me. And then the events of the the day grew muscle and meat over the skeleton, flavoring the whole experience with a stink of self-interest.
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No worries, Adhamdeva, I might forgive but I won’t forget….

Finding a Lost Object Using the Lenormand

So it might appear like a petty, even a dumb draw; but it illustrates precisely why traditional Lenormand is by far one of my favorite divination systems:

(1) It’s practical

(2) It’s unpretentious

(3) And it’s uber accurate

A Case of a Lost DVD Cover

My husband and I rent DVDs for our young daughter at the local library. She is three and a half, and has been a fan of Angelina Ballerina for about half of her life. So last time we went to the library we rented Mousical Medleys, which is an Angelina Ballerina feature. And today the time has come to return the DVD.

Although the actual disk was still in the DVD player, my husband couldn’t find the film’s case for the life of him. He looked all around the basement — which is our family room, and where the TV is located — but Mousical Medleys was nowhere to be found.

The DVD case wasn’t behind the TV stand. I was neither under the couch, nor in the toy basket.

“I have no clue where it is,” hubby announced in somewhat annoyed manner.

“I’ll find it,” I said.

“How?”

“I’ll throw some cards on it.”

Standing in the doorway separating the unfinished part of the basement from the common area, he gave me the typical look husbands of fortune tellers give their wives when we grab at the “supernatural” to mend the general household affairs — it looks like something like a fuse between the “yeah, right” look, and the “oh shit” gaze — and moved on onto the next item on his to do list.

For the task at hand I picked the Magpie Oracle by Carrie Paris, which is a collection of all the 36 Lenormand symbols in a form of tiny charms. I love using these because it’s easy placing them on letter-size Lenormand house printouts. (Carrie actually provides some cool charts on her site to be used with the Magpie Oracle.) Casting the Magpie charms reminds me casting bones, just in a less involved and formal manner.

So back to the story; For my investigation I used a Lenormand Houses chart, casting 3 charms onto specific houses to try figuring out where the DVD Case is hiding.

The first charm was a mouse! I knew I was on the right track immediately:

(a) the Mice card talks about losses and theft;

(b) the actual MIA object was a cover of an animation about a mouse ballerina and her mousling friend dancers;

I placed that charm on the House position in the chart. The next draw was an Owl, which I placed in the house of Mice. Finally, I drew the Sun charm, placing it in the Birds / Owls space.

Mouse+Owl+Sun on Magpie Oracle

Together Mice+Birds+Sun zoned on a very specific area where the lost object is located. In this specific draw I was interested in physical locations and characteristics attributed to the cards. For instance, The Mice card points to the basement — so I knew the DVD cover hasn’t “left” the family room area. The Birds represent all forms of communication, and our internet modem is located in the basement, behind the TV. The owls, specifically, also made me think of glasses because it’s a card that relates to vision issues — and I keep a pair of glasses right next to the modem, which is by the TV, for the rare occasions when I actually have the time to watch movies with the rest of the crew. Finally, the Sun stands for electricity, and TVs specifically.

Magpie Charms & mini Marseille Lenormand

My conclusion was that the cover of Mousical Medleys must still be right there, by the TV, the modem, and the DVD player.

It took me about 5 seconds to move a few large children books laying on the TV stand, right by the DVD player to find the missing case. “You gotta be kidding me,” I said to hubby who saw me in action and now was scratching his head in disbelief.

the DVD case is "hiding" under books

 

Lenormand couldn’t be more precise. Like a sonar of sorts it gave me an exact location. I didn’t need to invoke spirits, form a psychological profile of my family, or connect to my inner child.

And this is why i love Lenormand!

Finding the lost DVD case

Affectionately,

Madame Nadia 

The Daily Deal — Personal Lenormand experiences based on daily draws

 

Let me tell you something, my friends; being a storyteller and a filmmaker can interfere with mastering daily Lenormand draws. My innate attraction to drama, high affect and loud personality perform nicely when reading for clients who desire periodic draws with deep revelations. But reading for myself everyday is a different beast altogether.

In our car

As I mentioned before on this blog, my daily practice consists of drawing 3 cards for my husband, and then 3 cards for myself on our way to work. After discussing the cards with my husband (who now can read Lenormand, even though he has never asked to learn it 😉 ), I record our dailies in a notebook along with my predictions. As I pull the cards — and especially if what I drew does not make sense right away — I tend to go over the top with my predictions. Overarching statements create safer umbrellas, when you are not sure what the exact message is. And, since objectivity isn’t possible, the tendency is to go for dramatic keywords I have memorized for each card.

By now dailies have become our own little ritual, and they never cease to surprise me. The Lenormand is precise, and witty, and literal, and I am always amazed when I realize which events playing out in our daily lives the cards chose to foreshadow. Typically these are the things we tell each other in the end of the day, as soon as we are cloaked by the privacy of our Mini Cooper, tend to reflect the morning draws 1-to-1. These are the joyous things we can’t wait to share right away; or the stresses and downers we must vent about, getting it off of our chests.

Today’s Draw: Birds + Rider + Whip, from a “Game of Hope” reproduction deck

This morning I drew The Birds, along with The Rider and The Whip. I had all kinds of ideas what these cards might represent, but it ended up reflecting me having to repeatedly attempt (The Whip) performing a simple computer-related task, and being unable to do it because of a loud group of people (Birds) that held a meeting in the same room I work at. Since I had a headache, and was tired and stressed out to begin with, having a herd of ladies chirping gossip in my ears in the end of the day really terminated my focus and performance abilities. The Lenormand though, was right on.

Our four bosses, and the way they show up in the cards.

As you have probably understand by now, my husband and I work together. We both are artists, working in a therapeutic day school for students with autism, who we adore. We have three female bosses that show up in the cards as the Snake, the Fox, and the Bear. Recently a fourth person joined the leadership team, and we think he might be showing up at the Dog — but we are not 100% on it yet.

The kids we work with have ginormous personalities, whether they are verbal or not. A few days ago, while brainstorming on my biggest project of the year, I’ve decided on a whim to interview one of my high schoolers about his dreams. This particular student (lets call him Luca) is very bright, but I had no idea whether he knew what the word dream means. Also, Luca has a very hard time controlling and organizing his body, and is a very high strung young man. When he is not feeling good physically or emotionally, his anxiety grows exponentially — heavily taxing Luca’s already limited ability for communicating his ideas.

I got lucky though, and Luca gave me some profound answers to my questions about dreams. On his letter board, slowly spelling with one finger letter by letter, Luca explained that dreams are visions coming from the brain. He dreams regularly, and in color. And it looks like movies. Regarding his aspirations, vs. nocturnal dreams, Luca said he would like to sail a boat one day. He also shared some interests that could possibly turn into an actual business in a not so far future.

Needless to say, I had chills running all over my body and tears in my eyes by the time we were done with the interview. The depth of Luca’s inner world blew me completely out of the water, and so did the morning Lenormand draw that looked like this:

Moon + Star + Stork talk about an uplifting feeling about a student’s dreams and aspirations for the future

Have wonderful dreams, my cartomancy friends!

Affectionately,

Madame Nadia

Homework: Daily Draw for May 9th, 2012

Today’s daily read will indeed be classified under memorable draws in my book.

Time: 6:45 AM

Weather: Partially cloudy, but beautiful. 50 Degrees

Cards Drawn: Ring + Park + Gentleman

Key Card Focus: Ring

Keywords: Commitment / Cycle / Routine + Social + Significant Male

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Prediction: A significant social male commitment. A significant male showing up in a social setting.

My idea (and this morning I could put money on it) was that my husband and I are going to meet my mother-in-law’s boyfriend. She has scheduled to bring him over this evening, so we bought red velvet cake and were planning to getting introduced to him.

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Time: 10:45 PM

Accuracy: 100%, but not at all in the zone of my anticipation.

What Happened in relation to the cards:

Around 3:00 PM, my m-i-l texted us that Tom had to cancel. I am not sure about the details, but we ended up tasting the Red Velvet cake on our own. However, my anticipation of a significant social male commitment ended up being the news of President Obama’s public support of gay marriage that has exploded all over social media today.

Observations:

When shuffling the cards this morning I was not only focusing on the general vibe that today would bring, but I also wanted to learn something positive and inspiring. Clearly, I find Obama’s message inspiring, and am very excited to hear the happiness expressed by many of my friends.

Another interesting fact is the look of the Gentleman card in the Titania deck. It does kind of reminds me of the President’s famous siluette-like poster from his presidential campaign.