The Cards Agree

Garden was a card that appeared in one of a number of recent dreams I had about the Lenormand. Card is from the Dondorf Lenormand.

Garden was a card that appeared in one of a number of recent dreams I had featuring the Lenormand. Card is from the Dondorf Lenormand.

This morning, I woke up, vaguely recalling a dream in which I was reading or working with the Lenormand. It was another in a line of recent dreams. And, just like the others, I woke with only the faintest of recollection. In some, I can recall a particular card (a recent one had Garden in it) here and there, but more often than not, I was left with the feeling of knowing that I was reading or working with the cards.

As I prepared to pull my cards for the day, I had the thought of doing a reading about my lack of concrete recall regarding these Lenormand dreams. As I shuffled the cards of my Dondorf Lenormand deck, I said aloud, “I think I’ll do a Line of 5 reading, and I’ll use Clouds as the central focus card, since I can’t seem to remember these dreams, and see what the Lenormand has to say about their possible messages to me.”

I cut the deck into three piles, put it back together, and fanned out the cards facedown. I pulled three. I turned over the card in the middle first, as it was the focus of the reading.

The card? Clouds!

The cards in this morning's daily draw: Rider, Clouds, and Scythe, from the Dondorf Lenormand.

The cards in this morning’s daily draw: Rider, Clouds, and Scythe, from the Dondorf Lenormand.

I turn over the other cards, to find Rider on the left, and Scythe on the right. Rider can represent news and messages being delivered. Scythe can represent something sudden and abrupt, something being cut off or cut short.

Looking at the pairs within the triplet of cards, I read Rider + Clouds as confusing news/messages; Clouds + Scythe as removing the confusion; and Rider + Scythe as breaking news, or a message being abruptly cut short.

Reading the line, in forward narration, from left to right, I see, “The messages being delivered (Rider) are confusing/uncertain (Clouds) and abruptly cut short (Scythe).”

The cards were in agreement with me about the dreams. The cards were saying that the confusion (Clouds) was creating a disconnect (Scythe, which can also mean disconnection) between me and the messages (Rider) the dreams were attempting to deliver (Rider).

key-dondorf lenormandLooking at the pips (playing card inserts), I added together their numerical values: 9 (Rider has 9 of Hearts) + 13 (Clouds has King of Clubs, and Kings have a value of 13) + 11 (Scythe has Jack of Diamonds; Jacks have a value of 11) = 33.  Card 33 in the Lenormand deck is Key, which can mean something important and vital; keys unlock and reveal things–much in the same way dreams do. Key can mean a discovery, and dreams help us discover things about ourselves.

stork-dondorf lenormandAs the final word, I looked at the numbers on the cards, and just like the pips, added those together: 1 (Rider) + 6 (Clouds) + 10 (Scythe) = 17. Card 17 in the deck is Stork. And, like Rider, the card can mean a delivery. Stork also means improvement, and my thought on dreams is that they deliver messages designed to help us improve all areas of our lives.

After all that, you might be wondering if I did that Line of 5 reading with the cards. You bet I did!

In my next post, I’ll share what the cards had to tell me about working with the cards in my sleep.

Until then, I wish you sweet dreams!

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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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