Taking the newest deck in my collection, the Maybe Lenormand*, as the deck to assist 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: Rider, Book, Gentleman, Stars, and Clover.
The Focus of the Reading
Our focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Gentleman. Gentleman, being a significator card, suggests that, whatever takes place this week, a man is going to be at the center of it.
If you’re male, then seeing this card points to you (I’m paying particular attention, as this reading will definitely have some messages for me). If you’re a woman, Gentleman can suggest a man of some significance or importance to you.
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 see how they inform us more about Gentleman.
Book is a card of knowledge. When Book is closed, as it is here, it can suggest the knowledge is secret, and therefore Book can also mean mystery. Book can also mean a project, a course of study, something learned and taught.
Literally, Book can mean a book. For me, personally, Book can mean a deck of cards, given that cards, like a book, are “read.”
So, Book can suggest that the man in question is knowledgeable, well-read, and educated. He could be mysterious and keeping a secret or some knowledge to himself. He may be a teacher or a student. He could be an author or novelist. And, as in my particular case, he might very well be a card reader.
Stars is a card that can mean inspiration, guidance and direction. Stars can represent things metaphysical, and such things like astrology and divination fall under this umbrella. Stars can also indicate electronics and electricity, and with that, can also indicate the internet and being online.
So, with Stars, the man can be an inspiration to others; he might be into divination, or perhaps he’s an astrologer. With Gentleman facing Stars, the man might be seeking guidance and direction about his future.
Book + Stars can reinforce divination, either as a deck of cards for divinatory purposes, or a book or course on astrology. The pair can also suggest the book might be of a metaphysical or inspirational nature, maybe even a guidebook of some kind. And, finally, Book + Stars can be an e-book (electronic book) or an online course.
With Gentleman in the middle, these cards pointed out how literal Lenormand can be. I shoot the video of the reading first, then I transcribe it for the blog. So, when I saw these cards together, I realized they were talking about what was going on in the moment: A man (Gentleman being me) is in the middle (middle of the line) of reading the cards (Book) for the internet (Stars being both YouTube for the video, and here for the blog).
Talk about living in the moment!
Rider is a card that can indicate news and messages being sent or received. Rider can also suggest an arrival of some sort.
Clover is a card of luck and fortune, but the luck or fortune is small or brief in nature. Clover is also a card of opportunity, but again, this might be something short-term.
So, Rider + Clover can be read as news about an opportunity, or the arrival of good luck.
Again, with Gentleman at the center, it can mean that the lucky opportunity is coming to the man, or that he’s in a position to bestow good fortune to someone else.
Reading the Line as Possibilities for the Week
In my continuing study and work with the cards, I was given this sudden inspiration in reading the line for these general readings. It keeps with how I read Tarot and Angel cards, in that there are possibilities presented for the beginning, middle, and end of the week.
For the beginning of the week, Rider + Book + Gentleman can indicate news (Rider) about a book (Book) from the man (Gentleman not facing Book or Rider, which can mean the man is sending out this news). As I type this, I know of a man who’s written a book on Lenormand that’s on pre-order right now, and I believe it becomes available this week.
And that same man is also traveling teaching workshops in his part of the world about reading Lenormand. I’m mentioning this as Book can also mean a course of study, so the news might be about a course as well.
For me personally, I have a client scheduled at the beginning of the week for a Tarot session; we’ll start things off with the client sharing with me what’s taken place between her last session and the one we’re going to have.
For the middle of the week, Book + Gentleman + Stars can state that a book (Book) or course (Book) from the man (Gentleman) is going to be online (Stars, with Gentleman facing Stars, indicating the future).
As I mentioned before, the book or course could be metaphysical in nature. The man in question may be considered a “guru,” as Stars can suggest someone of that kind of “celebrity.”
The man could be seeing that this is the wave of the future, going from print (Book) to presenting material online (Stars).
The line could also be read as the knowledge (Book) of the man (Gentleman) is inspirational (Stars).
The man, as a result, might seek guidance and direction (Stars, with Gentleman facing Stars) about this opportunity (Clover), perhaps needing to be clear (Stars is a card of clarity) about any possible risks or gambles (Clover) involved (Clover being a card of “chance”).
Closing the Book
With Lenormand, there are many possibilities, so I’m going to let this reading come to a close 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 Maybe Lenormand is by Ryan Edward and published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.