As I write this, I just wrapped up another viewer-requested video series on my YouTube channel, working with the Lenormand.
And I thought, since I have Lenormand on the brain, why not just go ahead and work with it again this week.
The deck that will be assisting me this week is one I haven’t used in some time: the Malpertuis Lenormand by Neil Lovell of Maplertuis Designs Ltd.
If you’ve been following the blog for a long time now, you might remember that I used this deck when I shared my first Storyline Style reading, inquiring about the marriage of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis on “Days of Our Lives,” and then again about the relationship between Elias Vikstedt and Lari Väänänen on “Salatut Elämät.”
So, I’m excited to be working with this deck here again.
Taking the Malpertuis Lenormand in hand and shuffling the cards, I’m 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: Mice, Fox, Anchor, Crossroads, and Child.
You might recall that Anchor appeared as the first card in last week’s Lenormand reading; this week, it reappears, having claimed the central spot in the line.
For me, Anchor is a work card, one that can suggest hard work. Since it’s a carryover from last week, it may want us to focus on the message it delivered last week about our hard work (efforts) paying off by remaining persistent and hopeful.
In its more literal sense, there may be issues surrounding work we being encouraged to focus on, or doing some work around the activities we consider routine (as “routine” is one of my keywords for Anchor).
Being a card of stability and security, those concerns may also be tied to what we focus on and work toward this week.
Looking at the Line
The cards immediately flanking Anchor, Fox and Crossroads, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Anchor).
Fox can represent an employee, so Fox + Anchor can refer to a serious and hardworking employee. If someone is on the job hunt, Fox + Anchor might suggest a job (Fox) becomes secured (Anchor).
Another possibility would be a stable (Anchor) job (Fox), going with the routine aspect of Anchor.
Things take a turn (that was intentional) with Crossroads, which is a card of choices, options, and alternatives.
So there may be decisions coming up regarding work that will need to be made this week.
Crossroads can also suggest multiples, so Fox + Crossroads could be read as multiple jobs. If we consider Anchor to mean security and stability this would make sense; Fox can also be a card of survival, adding to the possibility of securing additional means of employment to get by.
And that might not be just for an employee, someone who has to punch someone else’s clock; Fox can also represent someone self-employed, so it could be that a job is being considered in addition to someone’s self-employment venture. Or that someone is doing a “side hustle” with a self-employment venture as he or she works a steady gig for the stability and security it offers.
Moving to the outer cards in the line, we have Mice and Child.
Mice is a card I first tend to read as stress and worry, so Mice + Fox can suggest job stress and worries about employment.
Mice can also be a card of gradual loss and decline, so the stress and worry may be the result of a gradual decline with work or a job loss (Mice + Fox), which will then impact one’s sense of security and stability (Anchor as the focus card).
The stress could also be due to bothersome things on the job, as Mice can also be a card representing pests and nuisances.
If that’s the case, Fox, being a card of cunning and strategy, suggests being clever and strategic in how to best handle those nuisances.
Crossroads + Child could also be read as the decision (Crossroads) to start (Child) anew (Child). If Anchor gets thrown into the mix, we can see the choice between (Crossroads in-between Anchor and Child) work that’s secure and stable (Anchor) and work that’s new (Anchor + Child).
That new work might even be some kind of start-up (Fox + Child; Fox being self-employment).
If we consider another motivating factor to take on additional employment, Child could literally represent a child, which would mean there’s a dependent (Child) to consider.
Any of these possibilities would make sense as to why Anchor wanted to show up again this week, reiterating its message about perseverance, as that will help us work through any new stresses and worries (Mice + Child) that might appear on our paths (Crossroads).
As I close this week’s reading, I’ll offer this adage, with the help of Mice + Child: “Don’t sweat the small stuff (if you can).”