It seems like I’ve been posting a bit of Lenormand these days.
Recently I shared a post on a Line of 5 Reading I did as a response to a request on love and relationship scenarios in the cards. I then posted a follow-up, looking at the playing card inserts of those same cards for additional insights on the situation being presented.
And now, keeping with the rotation of the Oracle Outlook series, it’s time for a new Lenormand reading for the week.
Taking the Dondorf Lenormand, the deck assisting me, in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking what we might expect for the week ahead.
The video below reveals the cards in the reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
The cards for the week are: Book, Coffin, Sun, House, and Cross.
The Focus of the Reading
Our focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Sun. For me, Sun is the best card in the deck and “outshines” all the cards in comes in contact with. Typically Sun indicates success and confidence, but I also associate the card with illumination and enlightenment, as well as having a sunny disposition and a positive attitude.
It’s about brightening things up, clearing things up, and putting positive energy into situations.
With Lenormand being quite literal, Sun can mean a sunny day, morning, daytime, or something daily.
Looking at Combinations in the Line
Since Lenormand is best read in pairs and combinations, let’s take a look at the other cards in the line, and how they inform us more about Sun.
The first card in the line, Book, is a card that’s near and dear to my heart. That’s because one of the personal meanings I have for Book is being a card reader, as it plays on the idea of reading a book, and the cards, for me, are the picture book of life.
But, if you’re not a card reader like me, then some of the other meanings of Book might relate to you more. Book can literally refer to a book, but also to a course of study or a project. Book can indicate teaching and learning, as books are sources of information and knowledge.
And going with the knowledge slant of the card, Book can sometimes indicate a secret or mystery, especially when the book on the card is closed, as it is in this deck.
So, possibilities with the pair of Book + Sun could be a book on confidence or success; a daily journal; a secret coming to light; a daily project; or a course that’s being studied during the day.
For me, personally, I draw cards every morning (which I call “daily draws”) and record my initial thoughts on them and then revisit them at the end of the day, to see how my life experiences showed up in the cards. It helps me create meanings for the cards that are uniquely mine.
And since I mentioned the end of the day, that’s a nice segue to the next card in the line, Coffin. Being a card that can indicate endings, Coffin + Sun can literally be read as the end (Coffin) of the day (Sun).
The combination of Book + Coffin can indicate a course or project coming to an end, as well as a book being in its final stages of development.
The pair could refer to a book about illness (Coffin can indicate headaches), or about sleep and rest (Coffin being a resting place). Or one could be studying or reading up on the topic of illness.
And speaking of studying, Book + Coffin + Sun could point toward a course of study (Book) at the end (Coffin) of the day (Sun), or a course of study (Book) that’s limited or restricted (Coffin) to daytime (Sun).
Paired with Sun, Coffin could indicate a limitation or restriction that becomes illuminated, or sleep or rest (Coffin) during the day (Sun).
On the other side of Sun, there’s House, a card that points to one’s home and personal life. Being a card that can actually mean a home, House then can be about the people who live together under the same roof. It can represent immediate family.
In my work with Lenormand, House has also come to represent a home business or a small business, which makes the card more “relative” to me, as I both live and work from home.
In that light, Sun + House can be read as success (Sun) with a home or small business (House), or even more simply as success (Sun) at home (House). Keep in mind that success is “relative,” and will mean different things to different people.
Sun, also being a card of happiness, with House can indicate happiness (Sun) at home (House) or personal happiness.
As a card of comfort, House can take on the idea of being comfortable living in the skin you’re in, if you go with the symbolic meaning that you inhabit your body, that it’s a house you live in. So, Sun + House can then mean confidence (Sun) with being comfortable with who you are, and your physical body.
Coming to the end of the line, there’s Cross. In a challenging light, Cross is a card of difficulties and burdens. In a positive light, it refers to religion, spirituality, and a need to have faith.
Since Cross is closest to House, the pair can refer to a spiritual or religious home (think a house of faith); a small business that’s branded (House can be about personal brands) as spiritual; or that a small business (House) is having difficulty (Cross) with its personal brand (House).
The pair could also suggest that home life (House) becomes difficult (Cross).
Using the mirroring technique with the cards, Book + Cross are paired, and can suggest a book on religion or spirituality (think religious, spiritual, or sacred texts, like the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah); religious or spiritual studies; or a book on faith and needing to have faith. With Sun as the focus, this book could even be a daily devotional type of book, maybe even with space for journaling.
In another context, the pair could also suggest a secret (Book being closed) becomes a difficult burden (Cross).
Another pairing, with this technique, is Coffin + House, which could be read as: limitation or restriction at home; rest at home, or a rest home; and a bed in the house. If you go with the idea of Coffin being confinement, with House it could mean being house bound. If Coffin is illness, then it could mean an illness that limits or restricts (Coffin) someone to bed rest (Coffin) in the house (House).
For me, that could be migraines, which I experience periodically, and they have just that effect on me.
Reading the Line
After all these pairings to create meaning, the time comes to form a sentence connecting all the cards. Taking all the possibilities into consideration, here’s a few summations:
- Studying (Book) for a final (Coffin) at the end (Coffin) of the day (Sun) at home (House) becomes difficult (Cross).
- A book project (Book) is finalized (Coffin) successfully (Sun) for a man (King of Hearts) who heads (King is an authority) a house (House) of faith (Cross).
- A book study (Book) ends (Coffin) successfully (Sun) in a house of worship (House + Cross).
- A secret (Book) limits (Coffin) happiness (Sun) at home (House) by becoming a burden (Cross) and leading to a crisis (Cross) of faith (Cross).
End of the Line
With Lenormand, there are many possibilities, so I’m going to let this reading (Book) come to a close (Coffin) successfully (Sun) here. In the next post, I’ll take a peek at the playing cards in the reading, as well as the numbers on the cards, for any additional insights.
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.