Once the current Oracle Outlook is posted to the blog (like this one is now), I start thinking about the next one, specifically the system I want to work with, and what deck.
When I posted last week’s reading with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti, it occurred to me that I’ve never used his Gilded Reverie Lenormand in this space.
When I first got into Lenormand, I purchased two decks at the same time, one being the Gilded Reverie and the other being the Under the Roses Lenormand (which is by Kendra Hurteau and Katrina Hill; both decks are published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.).
I was so taken with Under the Roses that the Gilded Reverie kind of took a back seat, and I never really used it all that much.
So, I thought, since it seems like I’m on a Ciro Marchetti kick at the moment, why not keep it going and use the Gilded Reverie this week?
Taking the deck in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking the question, “What do we need to know about the week ahead?”
The video below reveals the cards in the reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
The cards for the week are: Lilies, Rider, Tree, Key, and Anchor.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Tree.
Tree is a card of health and healing, an aspect that was also brought up in last week’s Kipper card reading with Bad Health; a possible message here is to notice the growth we’re making in this area, as the healing experience can be of a personal or spiritual (a nod to the Tree of Life diagram on the tree) nature.
Tree can suggest something that’s “taken root,” and developing, and that might pertain to the processes being used; in this regard, Tree can be asking us to remain patient as progress is made (because trees take a long time to grow).
Tree, for me, can also be indicative of extended family, if you consider the idea of a “family tree” (with all its “branches”); taking the health and healing aspect of Tree into account, this can suggest either healing a situation of a familial nature, or a health situation that’s hereditary, something that runs in the family, being passed down from generation to generation.
Looking at the Line
The cards immediately flanking Tree, Rider and Key, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Tree).
Rider is a card that I first read as news and messages coming in; with the rider and carousel horse on the card facing in the direction of Tree, the news or messages coming in can pertain to health and healing directly.
Rider is also about a visit or arrival, so one possibility of Rider + Tree is the arrival (Rider) of healing (Tree). This can take the form of an actual healer (healing practitioner) arriving on the scene.
Another possibility is if we consider Tree to be extended family, then an interpretation of Rider + Tree could be the visit or arrival (Rider) of extended family (Tree).
If perhaps one was looking into his or her family history (Tree being “family tree”), Rider + Tree could suggest the arrival of news and messages (Rider) about family ancestry (Tree).
Whatever the exact nature of Rider, Key, on the other side of Tree, can suggest this is important, as I read Key as something important and vital; Rider + Key would translate to important news or a vital message.
Key is a card of answers and solutions, of discoveries and revelations that become “unlocked” or accessible, as a key opens things up (much like the key having opened the cage on the card); the card says the “answer is key” to the situation and its resolution.
Following Tree, one message (Rider) being presented is that health (Tree) is vital and important (Key), with another message (Rider) being that healing (Tree) is discovered (Key).
If Tree has to do with family and family history, a possibility is that news (Rider) about family history (Tree) is discovered (Key), again with the idea that the revelation (Key) is vital and important (Key).
Key, for me, is a card of the truth, so the news and message Rider brings may be the “key” to the discovery of an important truth.
With Tree as the focus, this truth could help us either begin (roots) or continue to heal and grow, both personally and spiritually.
The outer cards, Lilies and Anchor, can offer information that would sum things up.
On the far left of the line, Lilies, reinforces the idea of ancestry and lineage presented by Tree, as it can represent an elder or senior.
If there’s research into one’s family history taking place, Lilies is a card of the past and for paying tribute to the past and possibly a memorial of sorts.
There’s the possibility of bringing an elder family member into the home, perhaps to better care for the person with regard to health and healing (Lilies + Tree = an elder’s health), which would reinforce the message of an arrival of extended family mentioned earlier.
In this regard, Lilies could suggest someone more mature, and Tree would then suggest someone who’s lived a long time (it’s a card of long life, as trees tend to have a long life span).
And Lilies + Tree could also suggest the past (Lilies) being healed (Tree)—as an offshoot of being rooted in one’s growth and development (Tree in the center suggesting this is “central” to the result).
And that brings us to Anchor, the card on the other side of the line.
Anchor is a card of work; while it could relate to actual work, I’m getting the sense that this could mean the “work” being put into the situation (Tree). When it comes to work, Anchor says the work is both hard and long-term, and requires a serious attitude.
It also requires persistence and perseverance, which are additional keywords I have for Anchor.
As the card at the end of the line, Anchor is a card of stability, so Tree + Anchor can then suggest that health (Tree) becomes stable (Anchor) in the end, after work and effort (Anchor); the work and effort implied can suggest being “hands-on,” as Anchor can indicate physical or manual labor.
Also, Anchor is a card of hope, so whatever the situation, Key + Anchor sends us a reminder of the importance (Key) of being hopeful (Anchor) in the future (Anchor at the end of the line suggests the future).
Whatever the specific scenario that develops this week (Tree), expect wisdom to be gained from the experience (Lilies), leading to the arrival (Rider) of important personal growth and healing (Tree + Key), and bringing stability (Anchor) as well as a sense of hope for the future (Anchor).
And, on that note, I’ll wrap up this week’s Outlook.
Hope you have an amazing week!
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