After posting last week’s Lenormand reading, I received a comment from Light Flower (she watches the video of the reading), who asked if I’d be willing to read with Lenormand more.
Since I’m still in the process of working on my video series where I’m sharing the meanings I use for the Lenormand in my study and work with the cards, I thought I’d work with the Lenormand again this week.
The specific deck I wanted to work with is one I haven’t used in quite awhile: The Unforgettable Lenormand by Teri Smith of Divine Walks.
And just as I do every week in this space, I’m taking the deck in hand and 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: Stork, House, Whip, Heart, and Book.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Whip.
Whip is a card that speaks of conflict and strife, and that can take the form of heated words, arguments, and debates. Anger, being the underlying emotion associated with Whip, can suggest these exchanges may center on a “hot button” issue or a hot topic.
If you find yourself getting “hot” (my slang word for “angry”) and about to fly off the handle, Whip suggests working on self-discipline, restraint, and self-control.
There’s a broom on the card, and in some circles, this card is known as Whip and Broom. The broom can symbolize things that need cleaning up, sorting through, and working out. Whip, in this case, might suggest cleaning up a situation that you’ve been angrily beating yourself up about or punishing yourself over, or that a conflict of some kind needs to be worked out.
Looking at the Line
The cards immediately flanking Whip, House and Heart, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Whip).
House is a card of the home (keeping with the literal aspect of Lenormand), and, next to Whip, can suggest the possible arguments and debates may very well take place under our own roofs, with family or other people we share living space with.
Whip is a card of discipline, so there may be issues regarding the “house rules”, and the punishment for breaking those rules (consequences).
Going further with this possibility, the playing card insert is the King of Hearts, which can point to the head of the household (and that doesn’t have to necessarily refer to a male head of household).
The broom on the Whip card faces House, and this could suggest literal house cleaning, or the more metaphorical idea of “cleaning house.” What would you need to do to get your “house in order” this week? Are you disciplined enough (Whip) to actually do the work?
Going to the other side of Whip, and turning our attention to Heart, the first thing that comes to mind is that Heart appeared in last week’s reading as the focus card.
If you took a look at that reading, then you’ll remember that Heart can symbolize our feelings and emotions, and this aspect of the card falls into what was said about Whip and anger, as that is an emotional state of being.
Heart is also about love, and with House reinforces the possibilities of challenges with “loved ones” this week.
If we consider the King of Hearts (House) to be the head of household, the playing card insert on Heart, the Jack of Hearts, can represent a younger person, and being from the same suit, can indicate they are family members.
With Whip being between these two family members, it could literally be read as a conflict (Whip) between two people (King and Jack). Whip would further suggest the focus needs to be on working through the issue by sorting through the emotions (Whip + Heart) related to the conflict.
If we consider a conflict (Whip) about house rules being broken, these cards could suggest that a head of household (King) has to follow through with disciplinary action (Whip) toward a younger family member (Jack).
The outer cards, Stork and Book, can offer information that would sum things up.
Stork is a card of change and improvement, and given that Whip can mean conflict and strife, seeing Stork here makes sense. Stork implies positive change and improvement, suggesting changes that make things better for everyone involved.
And on that note, I notice that there’s the Queen of Hearts as the playing card insert on the card. With her presence, she adds another family member to the mix.
So the situation may have parental units (King and Queen) on one side of the issue (both on the same side of Whip) and the younger person (Jack) on the other side of the issue (on the opposite side of Whip).
On another front, Stork + House can be read as changes (Stork) in a family (House) or actual home improvement. One possible change could be a move (Stork can mean a relocation), and with that, Whip would reinforce what was mentioned earlier about cleaning up a house and getting it in order, if it’s being put on the market to be sold (House would then indicate property and real estate).
Rounding out the line, we come to Book.
Book is a card of knowledge and education, so that may be playing a part in the conflict, as Jack of Hearts + Book would refer to the education of a young person (student).
Whip + Book could be read not only as a conflict (Whip) with learning (Book), but also resulting in the need for some form of educational training.
If not something having to do with education specifically, Book could also refer to a project, and then with Whip, could suggest the potential for a conflict (Whip) with a project (Book) in the future (book at the end of the line).
The book being open on the card could suggest knowledge that’s accessible or gained; with Whip as the focus, Book could suggest the conflict, in the end, becomes a learning experience.
And I’ll close on this note: Whip is also a card of repetition and repeated activity, so if you experience anything repeatedly this week, consider asking yourself what the experience is trying to teach you, what you’re supposed to be learning from it as a result (Book).
Have a great week,
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