The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Guest Blog by Bonnie Cehovet

The cards of the Tarot tell a story, a story made up of many different parts. The whole of that story, the whole of how the pieces of the puzzle are put together, is by nature greater than the sum of its parts. In many ways, two cards read together do not simply add wisdom to each other, they spark whole new lines of thought.

One book that addresses this subject well is “Tarot Combinations”, by Dorothy Kelly. I loved her comment that an objective reading can be developed through the use of intuitive feelings. She makes the very common sense observation that the nature of the problem being addressed can be determined through the suit as well as through the specific cards. For example, the following three-card reading could be read as:

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Tarot Impossible: What Movie Is This?

Agent Reader, Agent Tarot has come to us again with another query. Can you help us out with another round of the Tarot Impossible game?

Agent Tarot, did a reading for a character who gave this clue, "The book was more popular than the film." She did the reading but forgot to ask what the movie was. She wanted to see it if she could or read the book.

The movie starts out with the following cards:
2 of cups Rx
5 of Coins
Fool 

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The middle deals with:

Hermit
8 of Cups
Empress

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At the end we find:

6 of Coins
2 of Wands
The Star

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Can you help Agent Tarot discover what this movie was?

These cards are from the Karma Tarot which is back!

© April 2011 U.S. Games Systems Inc.

TAROT AMNESIA?

What card is this?

Rws3 Help! We have a card with amnesia. It can't remember its name or where it goes in the Tarot deck. Can you help? Here are some hints.

1. It shares a fruit with a Major Arcana.
2. It has a connection to the Mistress of the West.
3. A version of this card appeared in a miniskirt in a Madonna video.

Do you know this card? Help us get it back in the deck.Rws1

 

© April 2011 U.S. Games Systems Inc.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl Deck

Blueowl_box There are Tarot decks. There are Oracle decks. Then there are the Lenormand cards. Although you can find many versions of this cartomancy system, the one touted as the top seller is the Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl. It was published in the 1920's.

An interesting fact about the Lenormand cards is that the first deck was actually published after Mademoiselle Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (Alençon, 27 May 1772 – Paris, 25 June 1843), aka Mlle Lenormand, died. It is said that she read for more than 40 years. By her own accounting, she read for Robespierre, the Empress Josephine and even Czar Alexander among others. She lived through the French revolution. She did see some prison time but only short terms.

Though this is a French deck, the country where it is the most popular is Germany. Mlle Lenormand claimed that she got her first deck of cards from Gypsies when she was a young girl. She designed her own 36 card deck and those images still grace many of the Lenormand decks.

This Blue Owl version is one you want to own if you are a Lenormand aficionado. And even if you aren't, try your hand at this intriguing system. The meanings of each card change by where they are in relationship to the person card that is being read for. Many Tarot enthusiasts study this system as a companion to Tarot.

Mary K. Greer shares a bit about Madame le Normand and the cards here. Liz Hazel did an astrological chart for Mlle Lenormand that is fascinating. You can see that in the comments on MKG's blog. We here at U.S. Games Systems, Inc. are delighted to announce that you can now get this famous little deck.

Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl deck is the English language version of the famous fortune-telling deck used by Mlle Lenormand.

The 36-card deck is packaged in the traditional tuck box with its original Blue Owl design. The pack includes a small instruction booklet with a brief explanation of each key card and sample readings.

In a reading, meanings are determined by the relationships between cards in a spread, as well as by individual cards.

Mlle Lenormand rose from humble beginnings in 19th century France to become the most prominent fortune teller in Europe. Her clients included Napoleon, about whom she made bold and astonishingly accurate predictions.

Her card-reading methods are still popular today.

Are you a Mlle. Lenormand fan? Want to become one? Check out the Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl deck at your local retailer. If they don't have it, send them to U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Here are a few images.

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If you like online oracles, check this Lenormand one out.

© April 2011 U.S. Games Systems Inc.