I’ve been filming a new Lenormand video series as a response to the requests of some of the viewers of my YouTube channel, and when that happens, working with the Lenormand for the weekly reading becomes a natural thing to do.
So, this week I’m going to work with a deck I believe I’ve only used once before in this space, and that’s the Maybe Lenormand by Ryan Edward (and published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.).
The deck is interesting because it consists of 52 cards (a standard deck of playing cards); 36 of the cards make up the standard Lenormand deck, and the remaining 16 cards come from a couple of cartomancy systems: The Gypsy Witch Cards and the Whitman Fortune Telling Cards.
But for the purposes of this week’s reading, I’m sticking with the traditional 36 cards of the Lenormand.
Now that I’ve shared the deck I’m working with, I’m taking it 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: Anchor, Sun, Clover, Fish, and Book.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Clover.
Clover is a card that speaks of luck and fortune. I read Clover as opportunity, so having it in the center of line is a message to focus on opportunities that present themselves to us this week.
Clover can have a dual aspect to it; on the one side, these opportunities might seem like a chance that’s fortuitous (Clover can also suggest synchronicity at work), and on the other side, opportunities can come our way that seem more like taking a risk or a gamble.
And that would suggest taking the time to weigh the pros and cons of any opportunity that shows up.
However, Clover could also suggest that the time for consideration may be somewhat brief or short-term, because those are aspects of Clover in relation to time.
Clover can also refer to an attitude, and that would be happy go-lucky. Clover asks us to be a bit (Clover represents small, when it refers to size) more carefree and spontaneous (perhaps if you consider yourself not to be a risk-taker or gambler).
Maybe one of those possible opportunities will be the means for that change in attitude?
Looking at the Line
The cards immediately flanking Clover, Sun and Fish, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Clover).
Sun is a card of success, so Sun + Clover could be read as “success (Sun) with an opportunity (Clover).”
And that would be because Sun is a card that, for me, can represent “big luck,” where Clover can represent “little luck.” So it’s nice to see these cards, not only in the line together, but right next to each other.
Keeping with the luck aspect of both cards, Sun + Clover can also be read as “a lucky (Clover) day (Sun).”
Another way Sun validates Clover is with the message of an attitude change. Sun is a card of confidence, positive energy, and radiating a “sunny disposition,” all of which could contribute to becoming more “happy go-lucky.”
Fish, on the other side of Clover, can point to a more tangible opportunity, as it’s a card that talks about money and finances. So, Clover + Fish could suggest a financial opportunity or a chance for money.
Clover being a card of chance, with Fish, the possibility can be cash that comes from something like the lottery or sweepstakes. However, Clover, being a card that also refers to something small, the winnings might be more like that from a scratch-off ticket rather than a million-dollar jackpot.
And if you’re like me, and not the gambling type, then this bit of financial luck could be in the form of a bonus of some kind. And that would make sense if we consider Sun + Fish to mean a “payday,” suggesting a bonus in addition to income generated through work.
And that’s a nice way to segue to the outer cards in the line, Anchor and Book.
One of the meanings I use for Anchor is work, playing off on that “payday” meaning I mentioned above.
As a card of work, Anchor, for me, can suggest long-term work, work that may be somewhat hard (like physical and manual labor) or routine, but also affords (Fish) a sense of stability and security.
That sense of “payday” can be reflected in Anchor + Sun, which can be read as successful work.
Anchor is also a card of hope and perseverance, and as the first card in the line, can suggest sticking with something, as anchors keep things in place, keep them from moving on.
Anchor + Sun, in that light, could be read as hope and perseverance (Anchor) lead to success (Sun). And Anchor + Sun + Clover could be hope (Anchor) for a lucky day (Sun + Clover), as well as perseverance (Anchor) and confidence (Sun) lead to a lucky opportunity (Clover).
If we throw Fish into that, the cards are suggesting that sticking with something could pay off in a big way; it’s just a matter of being both hopeful and confident (staying positive).
And that brings us to Book, the final card in the line this week.
Book is a card of knowledge, education, and learning. When I see Book at the end of a line, it immediately says to me that at the end of a situation (positioned at the end of the line), there will be some knowledge gained, some lesson learned (education is a learning process).
Book is also a card that indicates a project, so with Anchor there may be work connected to a project, which could also be the opportunity mentioned by Clover.
Anchor and Book could also suggest sticking with a particular project, and with Clover, it could be because the luck around it is about to change.
Fish has the insert of the King of Diamonds, and this can make Fish represent an entrepreneur. Fish + Book can then suggest a knowledgeable entrepreneur, or that entrepreneurship is being studied in some way.
Clover + Fish + Book could then be read as an opportunity (Clover) with an entrepreneur (Fish) to learn (Book) and gain knowledge (Book).
With 4 out of the 5 cards this week from the suit of Diamonds, there’s an emphasis on value being gained through our everyday life experiences.
And on that note, I’ll go ahead and “close the book” on this week’s reading.
Hope your week is full of lucky opportunities!
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Mr. Himm, let me tell you that I like Lenormand very much and I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge on the subject.
Now, I have a confusion that perhaps you can clarify when you have the time.
The story was about a couple that wanted to buy a property. There was another party wanting the same place. The couple asked if they were going to be able to close the deal instead.
The cards I got were: CLOUDS HEART RING.
Clouds shows that things were unclear; Heart is the focus card showing the attraction they had for that place, how much they liked it; and Ring is the contract.
My understanding is that the last card on the line is always the answer; therefore Ring meant for me that they would close the deal, but at the end, the other people got the place. Talking to others aficionados on Lenormand, I was told that I should have mirrored Clouds and Ring showing it, very clearly, that the situation for the couple was very negative.
My question to you is: Mirroring the cards is more important than the last card? I watched a Rana George video on a 3-card reading, the first card was negative, the middle one and the last one were positive, and Rana said that at the beginning things were going to be harsh with the querent, but somehow things will turn around. How come I was so wrong?
Gracias, Mr. Himm for your attention; I will wait for your answer. Nora.
Thanks so much for checking out the blog post; I’m happy to hear that you find my postings helpful.
Thank you for also sharing your situation about the reading for the couple, and asking me my thoughts.
For me, personally, I consider all possible combinations within a three-card reading and then form a conclusion with those combinations in mind.
In your example of Clouds – Heart – Ring, I would first take into account, like you did, that Heart is the focus card, being in the center. Rather than attraction, I might think there’s a lot of emotion (Heart) involved in the situation—basically, that the couple fell in love with the house.
Then, I would consider pairings: Clouds + Heart = emotional uncertainty; Heart + Ring = enthusiasm for a contract; Clouds + Ring = uncertainty or confusion about a contract; recurring uncertainty or confusion.
Then, one possibility for reading the line could be, “Emotional uncertainty (Clouds + Heart) with an agreement or contract (Ring).”
Something else to consider with Clouds: Which side had the dark clouds and which had the light clouds in the image on the card. If the dark clouds were on the side of Heart and Ring, that could also suggest trouble with the contract.
And to answer your question: I don’t think mirroring is more important than the last card in the line, but rather, something that can help you consider other possibilities with the situation.
Keep in mind, that, with predictive cartomancy, there’s always the chance you can be wrong. I like to think of prediction as more of an art than an (exact) science. So, don’t be too hard on yourself. Consider chalking it up as a learning experience that will help you become a better reader.
I hope that helps you, Nora.
Mr. Himm, I am so pleased with your clear answer. It helps me indeed. Muchas gracias. Nora.
I’m so glad you’re pleased with what I shared, and that it was helpful!