In my previous post, I shared this week’s Oracle Outlook reading, which was done with the Lenormand.
In this post, I’m following up with another look at the line, this time through the playing card inserts and the numbers on the cards.
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 Dondorf Lenormand, consisted of Moon, Ways, Anchor, Whip, and Ship.
The focus card, Anchor, informed us this could be a week where concerns regarding stability and security take center stage. For me, Anchor is a work card, so the security and stability concerns may be connected to that area of life.
The surrounded cards suggested choices (Ways) that could lead to possible conflict (Whip), concerning either sticking with one’s current work (Anchor) or exploring a venture (Ship) in the future.
And, of course, Ways, being a card of choices, options, and alternatives, appeared this week—the week of the U. S. Presidential Election, when the nation is at a crossroads and needing to make a choice—the best choice going forward.
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.
Garden is a card that can represent a group of people or a community; with the election having taken place by the time this posts, Garden can represent society and the nation. Being on the side with Moon and Ways, which can be read as the recognition (Moon) of a choice (Ways), Garden can represent “the choice of the people” being honored (Moon).
Aside from that, Garden can also represent the outdoors, or public places and spaces, so this can suggest either work (Anchor as the focus card) with the public, work outdoors, or work dealing with public (Garden) security (Anchor).
In cartomancy, Spades can be read as the suit of service, so Garden can indicate public service. With that, it’s bringing us back to the election, as those being elected actually serve the public.
Mountain is a challenging card, and one of its keywords is challenge. I read Mountain as blocks and obstacles.
If Whip + Ship can be read as trying to work through and sort out a conflict with the progression of a venture, then Mountain can suggest the possibility of a setback, delay, or even a postponement.
If Whip + Ship is read as the possibility of a repeated conflict progressing, and trying to sort through it, to work things out, then Mountain can suggest an uphill battle.
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 Anchor is read as work, then Tree can suggest work in a health-related field, as keywords associated with Tree are health and healing. This would reinforce the possibility of Anchor + Whip suggesting work (Anchor) as a personal trainer (Whip).
Like Anchor, Tree can indicate something that has taken some time, as trees take a long time to grow. So, this reinforces work (Anchor) that has been long-term, that has taken a long time to grow and develop.
With Whip in the line as conflict that may have come as a result of a choice or decision (Ways), Tree can suggest a time for healing the discord.
The 7 of Hearts, as the insert on Tree, can suggest a time to develop more heartfelt and heart-centered connections.
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.
House is a card of family, or people who share the same living space, that live under the same roof. So, the situation may involve family, perhaps either work (House can suggest a small or home-based business) or making sure that a family is both comfortable and secure (Anchor being security).
The insert is the King of Hearts, which I sometimes read as “the man of the house.” Given that the election results came in earlier in the week, was this the Lenormand’s way of giving us a “heads up” (King being the head of the household) to get comfortable (House) with the possibility of Trump in the White House?
More likely, the pair of Anchor and House could suggest a time that we focus on security and stability (Anchor) in our personal lives (House).
With Ways, House also tells us that we have to be comfortable (House) with our choices (Ways)—because we’ll have to live (House) with them.