Wednesday, 12 August 2015

I didn't get the job - but I learned a valuable lesson as a reader

And I have a confession to make. First, even though I did ask the question of the cards this morning as posted, as soon as I saw the cards, I thought to myself -- I'm not going to get this job. The Mice destroy the Anchor. But I didn't read them that way here because 1) it didn't actually answer the question and 2) I've been called out for reading negative cards negatively. So I tried to stick to the question and make the cards positive when they were not.

Same with the blessing. When I calculated that number to 29, my first instinct, because it was a significator, was to reduce it to 11. But that fell on Rod, and I didn't like the sound of that, even for a blessing. So I left it at 29 and came up with a lame blessing.

And a final confession: I did a yes-no reading for Will I get this job? I drew a Heart, a Spade and Club. (Can't recall cards now, but as you read by suit for yes-no anyway, doesn't matter). That is a Yes, Maybe No, and a No. Reading them by suit, the yes is for my enthusiasm, the maybe no is for weak showing with regard to authority and stabilizing effect, the no is for dealing with difficult or complex challenges. I did not post this reading. I didn't want to 'jinx' myself. But when you look at them, this draw confirms a negative reading of the first three cards I pulled, Fish + Anchor + Mice.

So what have I learned from this? Stop playing games with myself and read the cards. Read what they say, 'even if your voice shakes', as the Facebook meme always says. Let this be a lesson to me. No sugar coating, ever. Either read the cards as I really see them, or get a book of uplifting sayings and just open it and point.


8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you didn't get the job.

    As for the cards, I think you did quite right this morning to read them as you did. You say, read what the cards say, and that's true. However, you also have to read them for the question you asked, which you did this morning. Now, if you choose a yes-no question, and get a no answer, or negative cards, as you did in the "will I get the job" question, then fair enough. However, the reading you wrote about wasn't that. And consider, too, that you getting a sinking feeling looking at the cards this morning may have negatively affected your performance in the interview.

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    1. I don't think it did. I did the best I could do. The cards just didn't lie. I tried my best. I felt good about what I said. I felt confident in the interview and in my presentation. Someone else just outperformed me. That's the long and short of it. The cards told the truth. My personal experience is, Lenormand is best at fortune telling. For 'what should I do' questions, I personally need to stick to tarot. That's how it works *for me*.

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    2. Fair enough. And as you say, that's a good learning so you can use the best tool for the job :)

      I don't like fortune telling except where I don't have any control over the outcome, as I am concerned about biasing the potential with negative thoughts. I'd rather read for what I can do. We're all different, and so long as you are clear and happy with your own approach, that's all that matters!

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  2. Lenormand isn't for everybody, but I do hope you stick with it since you put in the effort thus far in learning the system. You really have a knack for teaching what you have learned, and I value the knowledge that you share with us. In my own experience, I truly believe that the cards are always right, but we as humans are not when interpreting them. I've always been able to see my errors in interpretations after the fact. But hey, the truth of the matter is, you NEEDED to give yourself that boost of confidence to get through your interview. If you went in believing that you weren't going to get the job, you would have been a terrible participant in the interview. The lesson here shouldn't be that Lenormand cards aren't for you, but instead, that you should stick with questions you WANT to know the answer to no matter what. Hugs.

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    1. I quite like Lenormand. The more I allow myself to use it the way I want to -- in a traditional way, for fortune telling -- the more I get on with it.

      What I'm trying to say here is, I DID know I wasn't going to get the job. I wanted to think I was going to, but every reading I've done that allows itself to lean into the direction of 'what will happen' has shown me a bad outcome. And I've noticed that with Lenormand, no matter what I ask it, it tends to show me outcomes.

      For example, at the TABI conference, Andy Boroveshengra asked us to do a three card draw on whether a person would get a promotion. I drew Woman + Rider + House. When he came around, I was like, I have no idea about his promotion, all I can see is that he and a woman move in together. And Andy said, 'Actually that's exactly what happened.'

      Whadda ya gonna do?

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    2. And also, I had a 'feeling', even without the readings, that I wasn't going to be successful. Close, but not quite. And I do think that's what happened. I am perfectly capable of doing that job, but for whatever reason, I didn't get it. And I kinda knew I wasn't going to. And the Lenormand kept telling me I wasn't going to, but I cast aside those readings to try to get to something more positive, so I wasn't being true to my own intuition or my own instinctive reading of the cards. That's the lesson I've learned. Be real.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this Carla, I think this was a good lesson for all of us reading it. I think it is difficult not to layer what we want to see into the cards and if we don't want to risk putting negative energy onto something we might have to really tighten up what we ask. I do find the same experience as you, though, with Lenormand that it can be quite blunt and quite ready to tell you what's what no matter how you might phrase the question lol, I really do find it bossy which is funny as I generally see them as tools or extensions of my self and my connection to the collective unconcious, so I guess it brings out my latent bossy side?? I don't know. I'm sorry you didn't get the job though!

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    1. You're so right, no matter what you ask it, it tends to just tell you what's going to happen or what's what. You can take the cards out of the Grand Tableau ('Big Picture'), but you can't take the Grand Tableau out of the cards, I guess!

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