For the reading last week, I worked with Kipper cards. And an interesting thing has happened after posting that reading.
If you checked out that reading, you might remember that I shared people were asking me for more Kipper-related content. Well that interest seems to have increased over the past week.
So, before immersing myself into the Kipper waters a bit more than usual, I thought I’d work with Lenormand for this week’s reading.
The deck that will be assisting me this week is the Ensslin & Laiblin Wahrsage Karten, a reproduction of a Lenormand deck that was originally published in 1880.
The deck is different in that it has a couple of cards (Clasped Hands and Cat) replacing ones that appear in the more standard or traditional pack (Heart and Cross).
And instead of playing card inserts, the cards have these images that look like sigils (to me, anyway), which actually prompted me to get the deck.
As I do every week, I took the deck in hand, shuffled the cards, and I asked 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: Letter, Star, Ship, Lady, and Rider.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Ship.
Ship is a card of travel, so we might be focusing on both the actual and the metaphorical journeys through life this week.
In the case of actual travel, Ship is a card of going abroad and overseas; in the case of the metaphorical, Ship can suggest a more spiritual type of journey.
I also tend to look at Ship as a card that talks about progression, advancement, and moving forward. In that case, this might be the week where we contemplate where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.
Looking at the Line
The cards immediately flanking Ship, Star and Lady, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Ship).
Star, keeping with the context of Ship being travel, can talk about direction and navigation, as I sometimes read Star as GPS. This aspect of the card reinforces the idea of contemplating where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.
In another light, Star can also be asking us to consider what inspires us and what we aspire to, as I read Star as ideals and goals. It’s those inspirations and aspirations that will serve as fuel to keep us going on our journeys toward achieving those goals.
If Ship is read as a venture (possibly a commercial venture), Star could then be talking about venturing out as a life coach; along those lines, Star and Ship could suggest exploring (Ship) the internet (Star) to reach an international or foreign market (Ship).
If the venture is more spiritually-oriented, Star could then be offering to explore topics of a metaphysical or new age nature.
Lady, on the right side of Ship, is a significator card, and refers to a woman. Surrounding cards will describe either more about her or about what she’ll experience.
Facing Ship, she may be a foreign woman, or it could be that she’s looking forward to traveling (and perhaps going abroad), as well as making some progress with a venture in the near future.
Moving to the outer cards in the line, we have Letter and Rider.
Letter, opening up the line this week, is a card that represents written forms of communication and correspondences; with Star as the internet, Letter + Star can suggest e-mails and texts.
Star can also be about documentation, and with Ship, this could refer to travel papers and documents, like a passport or a visa.
And Lady is facing in the direction of Letter, suggesting that a woman may be on the receiving end of some news, again in written form.
And, on the other end of the line, we have Rider—another card that can represent news and messages. The difference with Rider is that it talks about the delivery of news and messages.
In that vein, Letter + Rider can refer to a postal worker delivering mail, or an electronic delivery service (remember Star?) sending a message along.
With Lady standing before Rider, and not facing in its direction, the cards can be suggesting that she may have sent a message (Rider), and waiting for a response to come her way (Letter).
And on that note (see what I did there?), I’ll wrap up this week’s reading.
Here’s hoping you enjoy where life takes you…
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