Lenormand cards are different from Tarot cards in more than one way. First of all, there are only 36 cards, but in a Lenormand reading it is about pairing and combining with other cards in the deck, whereas the Tarot is more about the total meaning of a spread. Secondly, there is not a Major and Minor Arcana in Lenormand, and thirdly, the number of spreads is quite limited, where only fantasy sets the limits for Tarot spread design.
I´m in a big learning process with Lenormand cards because of the many possible combinations and I therefore only have a few keywords of my own to show you for each card.
- 58 Lenormand
The Rider : something is about to happen, take action, be alert.
The Clover : the little joys of everyday, gratitude, seize the day.
The Ship : a want to try new things, contemplation, choice of path.
The House : family life, to feel safe, building foundations.
The Tree : persistence, settling roots, personal health.
The Clouds : shadow issues, frustration, patience needed.
The Snake : watch out, hidden agendas, illusions.
The Coffin : repressed feelings, the end of a cycle, birth, death and rebirth.
The Bouquet : acknowledgement, presents, pay respect to others.
The Scythe : swift changes, be cautious, release.
The Whip : instability in surroundings, mental challenges, disagreement.
The Birds : social interactions, important to restore energy, work with concentration.
The Child : new possibilities, take care of inner child, transform weaknesses into strengths.
The Fox : delicate situations, make clever solutions, reflect upon choices.
The Bear : trust in yourself, maintain a personal budget, seek advice.
The Star : clarity, possible growth, personal development.
The Stork : acceptance of change, re-evaluate approaches, take responsibility.
The Dog : cooperation, commitment, trust.
The Tower : self-confidence, the bigger picture, solitary activities.
The Garden : community, gatherings, new impressions.
The Mountain : problem solving, hard work pays off, self-care necessary.
The Crossroads : decisive action, different perspectives, lessons to learn.
The Mice : unrest, relaxation necessary, bad habits.
The Heart : inner peace, caring, understanding.
The Ring : ongoing work with relationships, realistic plans, feeling of security.
The Book : learning process, shadow work, hidden knowledge.
The Letter : communication, the outer world, creating networks.
The Gentleman : male correspondences, influence from others, self-reliance.
The Lady : female correspondences, influence from others, self-reliance.
The Lily : passion, balance between desire and satisfaction, appreciate what I already have.
The Sun : inner happiness, success is a process, hard work pays off.
The Moon : shadow work, intuitive senses, personal credit.
The Key : important issues, new focus, determination.
The Fish : valuables and values, contentment, money matters.
The Anchor : build on solid foundations, personal boundaries.
The Cross : responsibilities, release negative patterns, forgiveness.
I have chosen a simple 3 card spread to show you how I work with Lenormand as a beginner. It will provide me with some quick answers to how I´m doing with this blog, which was my question today. And it is read from left to right, with card 2 as the main focus card, and with card 1 and 3 (and card 3 and 1) as each others´mirrors for some quick details.
Card 1 was the Rider, card 2 the Key and card 3 the Anchor.
My interpretation of today´s cards is that the blog is doing fine, as I´ve reached my goals for getting started. It is also time for hard work building up the blog, and I should be open to new opportunities, as I´ll learn along the way.
It has been quite difficult to write today. Maybe it´s because of this Mercury Retrograde, where communication can get a bit disrupted.
It has also been bad weather, with both heat and heavy rain. A thundering headache does not help either.
I´ll return stronger tomorrow with a view into my witch´s den, my daily life as a cottage witch.