58 Divination 3 Lenormand

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.


Book of Shadows

First of all, let me point out that there are as many ways of creating and working with a Book of Shadows as there are magickal people. Therefore, I do recommend that your make your Book of Shadows suitable for you and nobody else, since it is you who are going to work with it.

For a thorough examination of what a Book of Shadows or a grimoire is, I would like to recommend The Witch of Lupine Hollow ( https://www.pinterest.dk/pin/483574078733958147/), where there is a link to her site), who has inspired me to work more focused with my Book of Shadows, so it is integrated in my daily work with witchcraft.

My choice is a mix between handwritten and printed material. I have multiple Book of Shadows and ritual books, because I work both online and offline. I have handwritten notes, rituals, spells and a lot more than that. But in order to keep myself on the right path for practical work with a Book of Shadows, I´ve also by necessity and to be able to get in touch with like-minded people a Book of Shadows on my laptop, on my cellphone and on Pinterest. Then I have a Ritual Book of the Year, where I record all my ritual workings and ritual books for sabbats and spells.

So you see, I have a pretty busy schedule when working with my Book of Shadows.

My Book of Shadows is structured like this (for my Book of Shadows on Pinterest click : https://www.pinterest.dk/thenorthernwitch/ ) :

  • 1-8 The Book Of Shadows (ideas for a Book of Shadows, index for my online boards and my physical ring binders, history of witchcraft, shadow work and ethical rules). It also includes good examples of work sheets, ideas for colouring pages and links to nice resources online.
  • 9-23 Traditions And The Old Ways (old traditions and inspiration)
  • 24-31 Mythology And Folklore (the deity world and different beliefs
  • 32-35 Spirituality (spiritual guidance, angels and the fairy world)
  • 36-51 Divination 1 (different kinds of divination)
  • 52-57 Divination 2 The Tarot (Tarot and divination)
  • 58 Divination 3 Lenormand (Lenormand and divination)
  • 59-78 The Northern Witch´s Den (the daily cottage witch)
  • 79-97 Correspondences (correspondences, familiars and spirit animals, symbols and sigils)
  • 98-107 Sabbats (the Wheel of the Year)
  • 108-115 The Moon (all about the Moon)
  • 116- 120 Spellcasting (the art and magick of casting spells)
  • 121-133 Rituals (rituals and practical stuff)
  • 134-135 Witchy Tips (good ideas and a collection of advice)
  • 136-142 Creative Magick (affordable witchy art and inspiration)
  • 143-144 The Grey (between white and dark is the shadows, I´m a grey witch)

I develop it on an ongoing basis, because as with everything else in witchcraft, in my opinion, it is an evolving process that never stops. We are never too old or too young to learn something new or something old.

My Book of Shadows or grimores

My Book of Shadows is my life line to my daily magickal practice. I use it to plan rituals and spells, to record my personal journey in witchcraft and my Tarot spreads and for many, many other purposes.

I keep it close to my ritual altar, because it and my understanding of what magick and witchcraft can be are the basic tools in any of my magickal workings.

In a future post I´ll return to the subject of magickal tools. There are as many possibilities as there are creative ideas. It is easy to buy, but it is also both magickal and fun to try to make your own tools. And it´s up to you what you need, as long as you remember that the most important tools in any kind of witchcraft is yourself and your intentions with your magickal workings.