Earlier this week, I posted a Lenormand reading for the Oracle Outlook.
As a follow-up, I’m going to look at the reading through the lens of the playing card inserts (which I touched on partially in the previous post), as well as taking into account the essence card of the line.
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:
You may recall that the reading for the week, using the Piatnik Lenormand, consisted of Clouds, Snake, Fox, Gentleman, and Book.
Surrounding cards suggested complications (Snake) on the job (Fox), possibly between a woman (Snake) and a man (Gentleman), as well as an air of doubt and uncertainty (Clouds) surrounding the future of a project (Book).
Aside from reading the line, from the perspective of all the pairings of the cards, I use the playing card inserts to see what additional information can be provided.
It’s interesting—and somewhat fitting—to see Ring on this side, considering we have a King and Queen of the same suit (Clubs), which can be a married couple. And Ring is a card of marriage.
Ring can also refer to a commitment and a contract (marriage is also considered a contract), as well as an agreement, vow, promise, and pledge. So, we can have an agreement made between partners or spouses.
If we consider that Clouds can be confusion and Snake complication, Ring can suggest these aspects of the situation being recurring, as Ring can be a card of cycles.
If we also consider that Snake can suggest deceit and lying, and Fox cheating (and Snake is also known as “the other woman” card), we may have a relationship (Ring) that’s wrapped up in doubt and uncertainty (Clouds).
Whip, like Clouds, Snake, and Fox, is considered a challenging card; it can mean conflict and strife. Whip can suggest a debate (and there is one taking place as I write this between the nominees for the United States presidency), heated words, arguments, and actual physical fighting.
If Fox is read as job and employment, Whip can suggest possible conflict on the job, but in a more positive sense, it can also represent training. Keeping with that aspect, Whip can suggest employment as a personal trainer.
Whip, keeping with the idea of physical activity, can represent sex, and somewhat casual at that. This aspect serves to reinforce the suggestion of cheating hinted at with Snake and Fox.
If such activity is discovered (the pairing of Gentleman and Book suggest a man learning some knowledge, or that a secret about a man becomes knowledge), Whip can suggest that there may be repeated attempts to sort or work things out.
Totaling the Playing Cards
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.
If Fox is read as job and employment, then Bouquet can suggest appreciation for one’s talent (and Fox is also a card of skill). Bouquet can also suggest work that is pleasant and possibly creative in nature, allowing a person to employ his or her gifts.
If Fox is read as a scam, con, or possible cheating, Bouquet can then suggest learning (Book) about this coming as a surprise.
Bouquet is also a face card, as it has the Queen of Spades on it. This pairing (Bouquet and Queen and Spades) can suggest a beautiful and attractive woman. With this possibility, we have a situation that can involve a number of people (Queen of Spades, King and Queen of Clubs, as well as Gentleman).
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.
Having the same card appear as the total for the playing cards and the essence is very interesting indeed.
I’m going to wrap this up by simply saying this could be a week of surprises—some may be pleasant and wonderful, while others not so much.
I guess it will all be in the eye of the beholder…