Oracle Outlook: Lenormand Reading for February 19-25, 2018

You might have noticed I didn’t post an Oracle Outlook last week. It wasn’t that I didn’t conduct one; I was able to shoot the video, but wasn’t able to transcribe it for the blog.

A family member became ill (the doctor thought he had a minor case of the flu), and he needed my attention early on in the week. By the time we got all his tests done and back, and got him settled at home again, it was the middle of the week, so I let the post go.

My schedule has returned to normal (is there really such a thing as that?), and I’m back in the saddle to post this week’s reading in this space. Assisting me this week is the Piatnik Lenormand (made in Austria and published by Piatnik).

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: Snake, Mice, Fish, Moon, and Stars.

Focus of the Reading

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

If you’ve been eagle-eyed, you might have noticed that a number of readings since the top of the year have centered on money, and this week is no exception, as one of the keywords associated with Fish is money.

As the center card, Fish can suggest focusing on cash flow (financial transactions), and how money circulates in our lives through our everyday activities (Fish is a card of circulation).

If not about money in the literal sense, another possibility with Fish is that we “go deeper,” exploring the concept of abundance, and how to tap into the power to create wealth (in all its forms, not just in money).

With the playing card inset of the King of Diamonds, Fish can represent a person; typically I think of an entrepreneur with this card, so there may be a focus on self-employment, and how an entrepreneurial pursuit is generating cash flow and/or a steady stream of revenue.

Looking at the Line

Opening up the line this week, we have Snake, a card of complication.

Snake is a card that suggests entanglements and complexities, and that working through them could be a long and winding process. Paired with Fish, we have the possibility of a financial complication.

Snake is also a card of consequences, and as the opening card in the line, it can imply the consequences of a prior decision of action may be starting to play out.

And just like the King of Diamonds with Fish, here Snake has the Queen of Clubs as its playing card inset. So, we have the possibility of a situation (an entanglement, perhaps?) involving a man and a woman.

Taking into account the directional cues of the King and Queen, it appears that the man is trying to talk to the woman—is she listening to what he has to say or is she ignoring him and his words?

Moving to the next card, we have Mice, a card of stress and worry.

If we consider Snake + Fish to suggest a possible financial complication, Mice could then be saying that the result of that is stress and worry. Mice + Fish could be read as financial stress or worries about money to further reinforce that idea.

Mice is also a card of loss, and suggests the loss is gradual; Snake + Mice + Fish could be read as “the complication/consequence of a gradual loss of money.” And that could potentially be gnawing away at the persons involved (remember the Queen of Clubs and King of Diamonds?), as Mice can suggest things that eat away at people.

Another possibility that comes to mind with Mice + Fish is stress (Mice) that deepens (Fish, which can mean depth and deepening). This might be a message to be aware of the stressors in our environment (Mice can represent pests and nuisances) and consider how we can reduce them (Mice being loss can also imply reduction).

Looking at the playing card inset on Mice, we have the 6 of Clubs. If we go back to the possibility of a conversation happening between the King of Diamonds and Queen of Clubs, the 6 of Clubs would be the topic of conversation.

For me, Clubs is the suit of work and business, so that might be what’s discussed. The problem (Snake) might have to do with someone’s level of responsibility (or irresponsibility) and needing to work the problem out. This would make sense, given that the King of Diamonds can represent an entrepreneur.

Moving to the other side of Fish, we first have Moon, the career card in the deck; seeing this in the line reinforces the entrepreneurial aspect of Fish, and the business communications and responsibilities highlighted by the 6 of Clubs.

Moon is also a card of recognition; given the complication aspect of Snake, Moon could be suggesting it’s time to recognize it—especially if it’s deepening (Fish).

And that bring us to Stars, rounding out the line on a positive note.

Stars is a card of clarity, so with Moon being about recognition, Stars shows the result of that recognition: clearing up the complication mentioned with Snake.

The clarity could be in the form of insight, guidance, and clear direction. For me, Stars is a card of life coaching, so one could be inspired (Stars is inspiration) to work with a coach to move through the complication presented by Snake.

Since I mentioned business, another possibility is that an entrepreneur (King of Diamonds) may be considering a career (Moon) in coaching (Stars), based on his reputation (Moon) for being inspiring (Stars) to others, offering guidance and direction (Stars).

Wrapping Things Up

In closing, the overall feel of the line is that there’s a possible complication that needs to be cleared up (Snake + Stars).

There may be stress with both money (Mice + Fish) and career (Mice + Moon) as a result of the complication.

If other people are involved (Queen of Clubs and King of Diamonds), there may be a need to have a conversation (6 of Clubs) in an effort to work things out (Clubs being effort and work). If that is the case, it’s important to frame the conversation in such a way that the words don’t fall on deaf ears, so everyone can be on the same page, and with a clear sense of direction (Stars). In that way, everyone’s needs are honored and recognized (Moon).

As a result, there’s a good possibility of seeing the light at the end of tunnel (Snake being a long and winding process, and Stars being clarity.

It may just be a matter of learning to go with the flow (Fish), and seeing where it takes you (Stars).

Wishing you the best,

 

 

 

For personalized readings, visit my Lenormand Readings page over at jameshimm.com to get all the details.

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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3 Responses to Oracle Outlook: Lenormand Reading for February 19-25, 2018

  1. Hello James, I’ve never contemplated Snake could read as ‘long and winding process’ but it makes total sense! That’ll be a good addition to my keywords’ list 🙂 Also thanks for suggesting the word ‘career’ for Moon. It’s one of these cards I’m struggling a bit with. How did you actually relate career to it? Many thanks again for your time!

    • James Himm says:

      Hi, Tobi!
      Glad you like the “long and winding process” of Snake, and that you’ll be putting that to use in the future! 😀
      I actually got the “career” aspect of Moon from Caitlin Matthews, in her book “The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook,” my favorite book on Lenormand. In it, she considers Moon a job card, but more of a vocation, so that’s where career could come into play. I think it fits with Moon being recognition and reputation, and when it comes to career, one does build a reputation and can be recognized (honors and awards for achievement), because careers are long-term in nature.
      The trick for me, having read Tarot for so long before picking up Lenormand, was not to assign Moon the same meanings I would for The Moon in Tarot! 😉

  2. Thank you James, that’s much clearer to me now! 🙂

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