This morning I talked to the Nine about my writing, using a spread called Crossing the Significator. This spread can be performed for either Lenormand or Tarot, but when using the Lenormand you will choose a specific card to represent your question. This will be the Significator. Some common topic cards that can be used as Significators are:
- Luck = Clover
- Health = Tree
- Love = Heart
- Money = Fish
- Work = Moon
- Decisions = Path
Feel free to be creative. I wanted to find out about my next book project, so I used the Book.
When using the Lenormand with this spread, shuffle your cards while thinking about your question. Then turn your deck face up. The card at the very top of the deck becomes what is Above You. The card at the bottom of the deck becomes what is Below You. Now go through the deck until you find the card you have chosen to be your Significator. The card to the left of the Significator becomes what is Behind You. The card to the right of the Significator becomes what is Before You.
When using the Tarot with this spread, you have two choices. You can either choose an appropriate card as the Significator, or you can simply shuffle while thinking of the question. When you feel ready, cut the deck into three piles. The top most card in the left pile is Above You. The bottom card in the pile on the right is Below You. Turn over the three other cards. These are Behind You, the Significator, and Before Your respectively. Since you didn’t choose a topic card using the second method, it isn’t a significator in the traditional sense, but it can inform you more about the matter at hand.
Above Your Head – Conscious concerns, motives, plans, thoughts, worries
Below Your Feet – How I am rooted, how I am grounded, unconscious concerns, unconscious motivations
Behind You – The past, triggering incidents, conditioning
Before You – The future, likely outcome the result
Beyond that, you can sometimes get more information from reading the triplets in the reading… but that isn’t always the case, as you’ll see today.
In today’s reading, I asked “What can I expect with my next book project?”
Above My Head – The Scythe – danger, break up, accident, severance, sudden cutting, clearing, division, disconnect, rupture – No dangers concern me, but I do feel disconnected from my inspiration.
Below My Feet – The Stars – inspiration, wishes, vision, precision, guidance, direction, hopes, dreams, creativity, prophecy, harmony, good judgment, potential, improvement, exposure – I feel inspiration should guide me, however, this card could indicate a tendency to think I should write to market instead.
Behind Me –The Fish – Money, cash flow, having the means, prosperity, liquidity, business – I was taught that vocations that didn’t make money were a waste of time. My parents expressed similar opinions about occupations that didn’t make enough money either, like writers. My chosen profession was never looked on very highly.
Before Me –The Cross – crisis, transition, test, necessity, fate, trial, burden, difficulty, challenge, priest, minister, examiner, initiate, holy, sacred – Well, I’m still in the midst of rewriting a religious educational program. This card can also refer to “sooner than you would like” in terms of timing when it comes to the Lenormand. Today it seems like the Nine are talking in the very short term when it comes to my next project. This one is slated to roll out October 1, 2017. My fingers are crossed.
The only other information I got from the demonic divine was in the form of these two triplets in the reading:
Fish + Book + Cross = This will likely be a nonfiction, occult book that I put up for sale rather than offering for free.
Scythe + Book + Stars = I feel disconnected from my inspiration right now, unsure which project to choose.
I knew both of these things already, so I don’t feel like I was given an incredible amount of insight. Despite this, my time with the Nine today felt productive. My candles for them are still burning, though I will put them out soon.
I go outside each morning to return the remains of yesterday’s incense offering to the earth. It’s pouring rain today, and I nearly got soaked in the few moments it took to turn the ashes back into the soil. The cool water felt marvellous and put me in mind of the upcoming second rite of Leviathan. I sent out a cup to catch some for my upcoming ritual.
I didn’t return yesterday’s ancestral offering to the earth yet, though. The tomato hasn’t withered, so I feel grandpa is still feasting on it. I set some fresh peapods out for him. I enjoyed my time with him more than I thought I would, and found myself regretful when a phone call interrupted it.