Since the time of my last post with the Petit Etteilla, I was able to schedule a private session with Björn Meuris, a teacher and expert who specializes in traditional cartomancy (particularly Lenormand and Petit Etteilla), to help me better understand the system.
In my session, one of the things he encouraged was to continually practice; he suggested pulling cards, allowing them to tell me “the story,” as well as reading with them to answer actual questions.
Earlier this week, my brother and I planned to see the movie “Black Panther.”
Keeping with the advice I was given by Björn, I thought I’d pull some cards before heading out to the theater, asking if I’d enjoy the movie.
The cards I pulled, from right to left (the way the Petit Etteilla is read), were: King ♥↓, Jack ♣↓, 8♠, 8♦↓, and Ace ♦.
Then I noticed 8♠ being “sickness,” and my brother recently had a minor bout of the flu the week before.
With 8♦↓ being “sorrow” and Ace ♦ being “written communication,” my first thought was that he would possibly text me, telling me that he wasn’t feeling well, and was sorry to not being up to seeing the movie.
And then I looked at the line again and saw this: “A man (King ♥↓) and brother (Jack ♣↓) are careful (8♠ being “prudence”) to end (8♦↓) in solitude (Ace ♦).”
So, what happened?
My brother did make it to the theater. We watched the movie. As the credits rolled, and people were leaving, he asked, “Are you staying?” I replied, “The cards said we’re to stay until the very end.”
The credits stop to play an additional scene. Then they resume. At the very end of the credits, another scene comes onto the screen. And at this point, my brother and I were the only two left in the theater.
I couldn’t wait to get home to update my journal!
P.S. There were also “meeting cards” (King ♥↓ and 8♠) that mean “abuse.”
I didn’t know it at the time, but when I updated my journal, the line was also telling me a bit about the plot in the movie, with “abuse” being a part of it.
Good thing I didn’t pick up on it; it would have been a possible spoiler alert!
With that in mind, I won’t reveal that additional message right now, so I don’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet, and are planning to.
Perhaps at a later time—maybe when it comes out on DVD…
For more information about private lessons with Björn Meuris, you can check out his site here.