I felt like breaking my streak of working with playing card decks in favor of Lenormand this week—and I specifically wanted to pick up the 1889 Lenormand Oracle (by Jennifer Kast of For the Seekers) to see what’s in the cards for the week ahead.
As I do every week, I took the deck in hand, shuffled the cards, and I asked what we might expect in the upcoming days.
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, Whip, House, Fish, and Ring.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is House.
House can represent a situation on the homefront; I tend to read it as one’s personal life and home life. With that, House can represent your immediate family, or the people you actually live with.
Being a person who works from home, House, for me, can also represent a small business, a family business, or a home-based business.
In addition to that, House is a card of comfort; with that, I’ve read House as being “comfortable in the skin you live in.” As we continue getting comfortably into 2018, House could also be encouraging us to become more comfortable with ourselves and with the lives we’ve created.
Doing so can set the foundation (House can also be a card of foundation) for the changes we might consider making throughout the year.
Looking at the Line
Opening up the line this week, we have Letter, a card of news and messages, specifically written forms of correspondence.
I read Letter as paperwork and documents, so Letter + House might point to the possibility of papers having to do with the home, like a mortgage invoice or statement.
Since we’ve moved into a new year, it might be time to start sorting thorough papers in preparation for tax season.
For myself, being self-employed and working from home, I’ll be starting preparing my income and expense reports, as well as my mileage log, for my accountant very soon.
Moving to the next card, we have 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.
Letter + Whip might suggest sorting thorough papers and documents, and that might need to be done repeatedly, as Whip is a card of repetitive activity. Whip + House might suggest going from room to room doing the same thing, in an effort to “clean house.”
Another possibility is that sending a text or e-mail (Letter) could result in a fight (Whip), or that a statement or invoice (Letter) could be up for debate (Whip) and argued (Whip).
This would make sense if the message, statement, or invoice (Letter) has been sent repeatedly (Whip) as well.
In terms of possible strife and conflict, Whip + House could be a family conflict, potentially an argument in the home, or that there’s a conflict (Whip) involving a house, real estate, or property (House) that needs to be worked out (Whip).
Moving to the other side of House, we first have Fish, the money card in the deck.
This card can shed some light on what those possible arguments could be about, as Whip + Fish can say, “repetitive arguments (Whip) about money (Fish).”
And House + Fish could reinforce my earlier thought about property taxes or mortgages.
Rounding out the line, we have Ring, a card of commitment.
With Letter on the opposite end of the line, Letter + Ring can be read as documentation (Letter) of an agreement (Ring), such as a promissory note (Ring can also indicate a promise).
Just like Whip can refer to repetition, Ring can refer to cycles, and suggest something recurring. With that in mind, Letter + Ring could be a recurring statement or invoice, something that is cyclical.
Again, this would reinforce the idea of property taxes, as that is a type of recurring payment (Fish + Ring).
If there is an argument (Whip) in the family (House) about money (Fish), things might get worked out (Whip) by having the parties involved come to some type of agreement (Ring), and perhaps getting it in writing (Letter).
Ring, then, would suggest honoring the commitment(s) made and keeping any promise(s).
And with that, I’ll bring this week’s reading to a close. Hope your week is an engaging one…
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