Category: Spreads

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The Thirty-Six Chambers: Houses in the Grand Tableau

The Petit Lenormand: Chambers Whether or not I use houses is one of the most frequent questions I receive. The answer is yes, sometimes. The same applies to mirroring, knighting, intersection points, counting, surprises, multiples, et cetera. Sometimes I do. A persistent student pressed me on the subject. Did I agree that houses were important? No more so than counting, knighting, or mirroring and … Read More The Thirty-Six Chambers: Houses in the Grand Tableau

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Seven Days with the Dog of Spades

Tirage du Chien de Pique is a straightforward and popular draw from French cartomancy[1]. In addition to the week-ahead, it can be used as an ‘opening reading’ with a client or for the month-ahead draws. The title refers to the dog, once commonly depicted on the old valet de pique cards: Traditionally performed with a stripped Bésigue pack, we will use Colette Silvestre’s variation … Read More Seven Days with the Dog of Spades