After Chloe’s Lenormand workshop, I have put off doing a Grand Tableau. I didn’t want to go into overwhelm again, which is what always used to happen when I tried it on my own before the workshop. The Grand Tableau may very well have been what temporarily put me off the Lenormand. That’s why I was so happy to find a simple seven step method for getting an overview of the Grand Tableau. Mary K. Greer generously shared this method in the Facebook Lenormand Study group.
When I tried it for myself (February forecast), I began by making a list of positive and negative cards. I chose 12 of each (11-14 recommended).
Rather than using bits of paper or different coloured beans as suggested, I chose to work in Orphalese with a digitial copy of my own Deviled Ham Lenormand.
I then took a screen shot of the tableau and added hearts for positive and clouds for negative in Picmonkey.
This gave me two clearly defined hot spots. The Paths card was hedged in by clouds and was awarded a black lighting bolt. The Rider seemed rather jolly, surrounded by 5 hearts (and yes, some clouds too), so I placed a white musical note over this card.
With the help of the focal spots, themes quickly developed. I proceeded to interpret the tableau and used what Chloe had taught us at the workshop, the tips in Mary’s list as well as the 5 tips shared by Andy on his cartomancy blog.
I’m happy to say that I didn’t go into overwhelm but actually feel rather confident that I know what February has in store for me.
But the cards also tells me to not go talking about it (Fox+Book, Book+Birds)… So let those who have eyes see!