Oracle Outlook: Lenormand Reading for August 14 – 20, 2017

I wanted to work with Lenormand this week, and as I considered the possible decks to assist me, it dawned on me that I hadn’t worked with the Piatnik Lenormand in a very long time, so I thought it would be good to bring it out again into the light of day.

If you’ve been following the blog for a long while now (and if you have been, thank you!), you’ll know that the Piatnik Lenormand was the deck I used often when I began posting Lenormand readings in this space (back then I called it the Weekly Lenormand Outlook).

I lovingly refer to this deck as an “oldie, but a goodie,” as it’s one of the more traditional decks on the market, and one I would recommend as a deck for beginners studying Lenormand (it’s very affordable).

Taking the Piatnik 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: House, Tree, Cross, Garden, and Stork.

Focus of the Reading

The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Cross.

Cross is a card that indicates burdens and difficulties, so that may be areas that we need to focus (focus card) on this week. Cross is also a card that speaks of responsibilities, and suggest that the “burden of responsibility” may fall to us to move through those difficulties.

For me, Cross also talks about things being critical and necessary, so it might be both critical and necessary to assume—or resume—some level of responsibility with regard to the situation the cards are presenting this week.

Cross can be a card associated with religion and spirituality, so this could be what’s at the center for some this week. This could suggest that, despite the difficulty you’re moving through, stay spiritually centered. Keep the faith—don’t lose it.

Rather—consider this: How might the difficult situation that’s showing up actually be playing a part of your spirituality overall?

Looking at the Line

The cards immediately flanking Cross, Tree and Garden, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Cross).

Tree is a card that talks about health and healing, and next to Cross, can suggest that giving attention to our physical well-being (health) may be necessary this week.

Tree + Cross can be read as spiritual and/or faith healing, implying the possibility that a practitioner in these types of healing modalities may be wanting to “branch out” (Tree) with his or her work and/or practice.

If that’s the case, Tree is encouraging developing connections (7 of Hearts) as a way to branch out.

Tree is also a card of growth and development that happens over time, so it’s important to remain patient as the practice continues to grow.

And that’s a nice segue to Garden, as this is a card about the public. Garden represents other people, typically in the form of a group or community.

Tree + Garden could then be read as group healing or community health; given the nature (another aspect of Garden is the natural outdoors) of what’s going on in the world these days, the pairing could even be read as healing (Tree) a society or nation (Garden).

So, on one hand, the spiritual healing practitioner is being encouraged to grow and develop his or her practice by going out into the community and finding the people who would be best served by what the healer has to offer (Garden, in the business sense, would be the target demographic or audience).

On the other hand, seeing this combination (Tree + Garden) is big; Cross + Garden could be read as a public/national/societal crisis, suggesting to me the importance for spiritual healers to get about the business of serving the world in this regard—their presence is necessary during this critical time.

Moving to the outer cards in the line, we have House and Stork.

House is interesting to see in the line, and especially next to Tree, as they have something in common: family. House is a card that talks about the nuclear family, while Tree talks about extended family (if you consider Tree as the family tree with its “branches” of family extensions).

House + Tree could be read as a family (House) heals (Tree) and becomes healthy (Tree). With Cross being a card talking about something being critical or necessary, there may be a situation unfolding that’s prompting a family to undergo a much-needed healing process.

For the spiritual healing practitioner, House can suggest that the healer consider taking a look within his or her own “house,” reminding of the adage, “Physician, heal thyself.” So, it might be a message that before going public (Garden), consider what self-healing might need to be done, making the person more effective when working with others.

Another possibility is that this practitioner might need to become more comfortable (House) working with the public (Garden) if he or she is to grow and develop (Tree) as a spiritual healer (Tree + Cross).

Stork, on the other end of the line, is a great card to see, as it talks about positive change and improvement. With Cross being the most difficult (that was deliberate) card in the line this week, Cross + Stork could be read as a difficulty (Cross) changes (Stork) and improves (Stork).

Along with that, Tree + Stork could be read as health (Tree) changes (Stork) and improves (Stork). How? One possibility is suggested by Cross + Garden: the necessity (Cross) of getting outdoors (Garden), or some other way of going “natural” (Garden = nature = natural).

It could even be as simple as getting out of the house (House) and being around people (Garden).

Stork also reinforces about the need for change on a larger scale; Cross + Garden + Stork could be read as a public/national/societal crisis and/or ordeal leads to change.

My take on the line this week is that if we want to see healing and positive change and improvement in our communities, it first begins within our own homes.

A very timely message this week, I’d say.

Let’s hold the space—and keep the faith—that healing is taking place…




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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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