Balthazar’s Heart Card Technique

The following Lenormand technique requires only three cards: the Lord, Lady and Heart. It provides a quick and accurate snapshot of a romantic relationship. I use it as the springboard for a relationship reading.

Where the heart falls in each combination is the key to interpreting the combination.

First find the heart, lord and lady cards - putting the rest of pack aside for moment. You will need to use a deck where the Lord and Lady face opposite directions since their facings form part of the technique.

For this example let us assume we are reading on John’s romantic relationship with Mary. Shuffle the Heart, Lady and Lord cards while focusing on their relationship, and then lay them out in a strip.

There are six possible combinations - each with its own twist:

This is the best combination. The heart connects the Lord and Lady and they are facing. The affection is mutual and they are both interested in the relationship. This bodes well for the relationship since both parties are on board.

The combination is more troubling but holds hope. The heart connects the Lord and Lady but they are not facing as before. The feelings are mutual but there are issues. They do not see eye to eye. Often this indicates a relationship where the couple is fighting but still remain attracted to each another. Otherwise it can show circumstances pulling them apart.

This is somewhat more negative since there is no heart connecting the Lord and Lady. It does however reveal on whose side the problem lies. The Lord and Lady face each other but the heart falls on the side of Lady. Mary and John appear to be trying but Mary is either consciously or unconsciously doing something to mess it up. This can indicate that Mary is emotionally unavailable in some way (her heart is not in it). If Mary is the client I might tell her that this combination is a clue that she is doing something to sabotage the relationship. Playing games, blowing hot and cold, or otherwise withholding in some way are all possibilities. If John were the client I would be concerned that despite Mary's apparent interest in him her affections lay elsewhere.

This is the least fortunate, especially for John. The Lord and Lady are facing apart. The heart does not join them. The lady faces the heart. Mary is pulling away and is withdrawing her love. Mary most probably wants things to end, or is otherwise not interested. She wants out. 

(The final two combinations are the same as the previous two but are of application to the Lord instead of the Lady and are therefor interpreted in the same way.)

Now that you have the snapshot of what is going on your can can use the rest of the pack and lay three cards above and three below to create a 3x3 for details.


The Broken Candle

Considering that candle magic is one of the most popular forms of magic it’s not all that surprising that often spiritual attack takes the form of candle spells.

The following counter spell will break the effect of most garden-variety candle spells. And since the majority of spells done by your average spell-caster involve candles in one way or another - chances are good that you are going to swat a spell using this whether it's an outright attack or some other kind of manipulative spell.

You will need:

black candle
mason jar

The Work

Start by seeing if you can divine which direction the spell is coming from. Divining with a pendulum is one way to discover this. Or, if you already have a clear idea of where your attacker lives then face in their general direction when doing this work.

Urinate in the mason jar. Leave it open. Then, stand facing in the direction of your attacker, black candle in hand. Next, take the (unlit) black candle and ‘clean’ yourself with it. That means you take the candle and briskly wipe yourself down starting with your head and ending at your feet.

Then light the black candle, hold it up and peer into its flame. Do so until you get some sense of your attacker. You may see their face in the flame, or some other scene related to them. It could simply be a feeling in the pit of your stomach if you are not particularly visual. A certain knowingness. The information received like this can be quite enlightening as to the nature of both the spell and enemy. Whatever the case may be, peer into the flame till there is a psychic connection.

In an angry voice say:  their sword shall enter into their own heart and their bow shall be broken!*

As you say "broken" swiftly break the lit candle and drop it in the urine; screw the lid on and immediately dispose of it away from your home. I repeat, do not leave it around the house, or near the house.

Get rid of it.

(If you suspect that you are under spiritual attack but unsure - a reading is a good place to start. Not all misfortune is the result witchcraft)

*Psalm 37:15