Daily Draw July 7th, 2012
24 – HERZ (Heart)
My first draw with the Judith Bärtschi Lenormand.
Now, my German is non-existent but I was pleased that while reading the book, I could get some of this. This is Mary, the Mother of Jesus wearing her classic ultramarine blue garb. There is something about this reminding Judith of the Lourdes Madonna and sentimentality. The lily is classically associated with Mary, which you can see depicted on her dress, and the lotus at the bottom seems to stand for fertility and a synthesis with the Indian goddess Lakshmi.
There is a lot more about mature love, harmony, optimism, the joy of life, and the seat of the soul and perception and impulses. It is beyond any online translators and I don’t have a German dictionary.
I do generally think of the Heart in Lenormand as a card of joy. I suppose the classic fortune-telling way would be to speak of weddings and flowers, but I get an inkling of sacredness with this, and the deities and their attendant flowers and joy, and tuning into inner perception and joy.
Oh, look what happened in Ultramarineland, this paperback dictionary was urged upon me by Lakshmi. Unfortunately Lakshmi was not forthcoming with the dosh for the $47 Collins German/English dictionary but this should do me.