If you checked out the previous post, you’ll recall I shared a portion of the Lenormand card reading for the week, looking at a Line of 5.
In this post, I’m picking up where I left off, and this time I’ll be taking a look for some additional information from the playing cards and the numbers on the cards that made up the reading.
If you want to watch the video of the reading, you can check it out below.
If you prefer to read the text, here it is for you:
The reading for the week consisted of Clouds, Bouquet, Heart, Tree, and Ways.
You’ll recall that the focus card, Heart, informed us the central issue this week could either be a romantic relationship or a passion of some kind.
A technique I use, to uncover some additional information about the central issue, involves the playing card inserts.
On the left side of Heart, we have King of Clubs (Clouds) and Queen of Spades (Bouquet). These cards, for me, are valued at 13 and 12, respectively. Adding 13 + 12, we have a total of 25. The 25th card in the Lenormand deck is Ring.
Ring is a card of commitment and agreement. It can be a contract, a promise, a pledge, a vow, or an oath. With Heart as relationship, Ring can suggest a serious commitment, if you think of engagement or marriage.
If Heart is a passion, Ring means the same in terms of making a serious commitment to a passion (Heart) that we’re engaging in (Ring).
On the right side of Heart, we have 7 of Hearts (Tree) and Queen of Diamonds (Ways). Adding 7 + 12 (Queens being valued at 12), we have a total of 19. The 19th card in the deck is Tower.
The first thing that strikes me about these dynamics is that there’s a dichotomy here. On one side we have a commitment with Ring. Tower can mean solitude, withdrawal, isolation and separation—just the opposite of Ring.
We could state the dynamics as, “The Heart is between the Ring and the Tower.” Translated, we could say, “The feeling (Heart) is between being committed (Ring) and being on one’s own (Tower).” This matches what Ways brought out as a possibility: being at a crossroads, and faced with the decision to stay or go.
The pair of Ring + Tower could also suggest that things in a relationship could go either way. On the one hand, there’s the possibility of an official (Tower) commitment (Ring), which could suggest people getting engaged or married (a commitment becoming official and legalized).
On the other hand, Ring + Tower can indicate a commitment (Ring) that leads to a separation (Tower), which is another way of making a commitment official and legal. In this sense, the pair of cards could suggest cycles (Ring) of trial separation (Tower), and the time has come to make it official.
If Heart is a passion, then Ring +Tower could suggest a commitment (Ring) to an institution (Tower), one that would help the person expand with the gift or talent indicated by Bouquet. If one wants to work with a gift or talent in a bigger way, Ring + Tower could indicate a contract or agreement (Ring) with a large company or corporation (Tower).
Another possibility is that a commitment is made (Ring) to engage in (Ring) self-employment (Tower). With that, the individual could contract (Ring) freelance work (Tower).
Totaling the Pips
After looking at the dynamics, I like to add all the playing cards up for any last advice this feature of the Lenormand wants to share. Adding 13 + 12 + 11 (Jack of Hearts) + 7 +12, the total is 55. There are 36 cards in the deck, so with a number over 36, like there is here, the digits are added together. So, 5 + 5 = 10, and the 10th card in the deck is Scythe.
Scythe is a card that can indicate a break, a split, or separation; it can suggest a disconnection and division, as a scythe cuts things. In this context, it reinforces the dynamic of the feeling of being divided about a relationship.
And this process may be painful as Scythe is a card of pain, hurt, injury, and being wounded.
If we take the tack that a commitment is getting more serious, possibly an engagement leading to marriage, Scythe could suggest something sudden and unexpected (the card also has the words quick, fast, and sudden associated with it)—like a sudden engagement (unexpectedly popping the question) or a quickie wedding at city hall, perhaps?
If we look at Heart as a passion, then Scythe might suggest the sharpening of a skill, making it a “point” to get more precise (scythe being a tool of precision) with the talent (Bouquet). If we go with the scenario of a healing practitioner (Tree as a card of health and healing), Scythe could lean toward a surgeon (a surgeon using tools that cut).
Getting to the Essence
Now that we’ve looked at the playing cards, let’s round out this week’s reading by seeing what the essence card is. Adding up the numbers on the cards in the line, we have a total of 66 (6 + 9 + 24 + 5 + 22 = 66). Again, the total is over 36, so 6 + 6 = 12. The 12th card is Birds.
The first thing that Birds can mean, keeping with the focus of Heart, is a partnership, as there are two birds on the card. Birds is a card of communication and conversation, so it could be that communication in a relationship will be something to focus on this week.
Birds is also a card that can indicate anxieties and frustrations, so that communication issue in a relationship may also be anxiety-provoking or a source of frustration.
If we go with Heart as passion, this card could suggest talking about the passion with others in some way. Birds is the spoken word, so it could be that there may be a podcast or interview connected to the passion that is listened to.
Birds could mean attending a talk or a lecture connected to the passion.
It could also suggest paying attention to social media as a connection might be made that way (think “tweeting” with Birds, and you think of Twitter—and therefore other forms of social media).
And finally, Birds is a card that can indicate a conversation over the phone—or communication of a message by voicemail. So be sure to check your messages!
Wrapping Things Up
And there you have it; we’ve reached the end of this week’s reading. Thanks for joining me in this space for the very first Oracle Outlook; I hope you found the reading helpful, informative, and insightful.
I’m hoping you have a wonderful week, and I look forward to you joining me here again for the next Oracle Outlook!
The Dondorf Lenormand used in this week’s reading comes from “The Easy Lenormand” deck and book set by Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin, and is published by Llewellyn.