I had mentioned being particularly excited seeing what might be in the cards for me last week because of my birthday, so I thought I’d update you on what happened.
One of the things I mentioned was self-care (The Empress). Well, as it would turn out, I had to put self-care into practice because I’d gotten a cold early in the week and was actually sick on my birthday. Despite the cold, it was still a good day.
But, because of the cold, I had to put things on hold (The High Priestess was about “waiting and seeing”) until I felt better.
And that brings us to this moment, taking a look at what’s in the cards for this week.
The deck is interesting because it consists of 52 cards (a standard deck of playing cards); 36 of the cards make up the standard Lenormand deck, and the remaining 16 cards come from a couple of cartomancy systems: The Gypsy Witch Cards and the Whitman Fortune Telling Cards.
But for the purposes of this week’s reading, I’m sticking with the traditional 36 cards of the Lenormand.
Now that I’ve shared the deck I’m working with, I’m taking it in hand and shuffling the cards, 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: Ring, Garden, Mountain, Bouquet, and Rider.
Ring opens the line up this week, suggesting a commitment or engagement as the possible subject matter in the upcoming days ahead. I always offer the advice that Ring is asking us to be mindful of the promises we make to and to do our level best to honor the commitments we make to others.
And it’s funny I should mention others, given that Garden is the next card in the line—which can mean other people. Ring + Garden could be read as “a promise or commitment to other people.”
Moving on to Mountain, as the center card this week, we have a possible challenge, as Mountain can indicate a block or obstacle.
If the previous cards talk about a social engagement, then Mountain can present some challenge with the event. Some possibilities could be a setback or delay with the event, or even a postponement.
Then we have Bouquet, which next to Mountain, could describe the nature of the challenge being presented.
One possibility offered by Mountain + Bouquet is that the setback or delay (Mountain) will come as a surprise (Bouquet).
And yet another possibility is with the Queen of Spades being the playing card insert on Bouquet, which suggests a woman may be directly involved.
And that brings us to the final card in the line, Rider. Rider is a card of mail, and if Mountain + Bouquet talks about a delay with an invitation, then Rider, at the end of the line, suggests that the invite does indeed arrive (Rider is also a card of arrivals).
Rider is also a card of news and messages, suggesting that the surprising setback, delay, or postponement (also a possibility with Mountain + Bouquet) becomes “news.”
I think the cards wanted to take it easy on me because the line was pretty straightforward and to the point this week: A social engagement will experience some type of setback, delay, or even postponement.
One possible setback might be with an invitation, which does arrive in the mail after some delay.
Whatever the challenge, though, it most likely will come as a surprise, and if the event is rather public, the setback will be sure to make “news,” possibly centering on a woman in particular.
I personally have some social commitments this week, so I’ll be looking to see how this information might apply to me. But I’ll also be keeping an eye on the news reports this week, because the event in question might be on a bigger scale publicly as well.