Last updated: 19 May 2012
I want to have a page dedicated to my meanings of the Lenormand cards. This will serve as a scratch pad and personal journal of what the cards mean to me, and as such will evolve over time.
Consider this a start with the core meanings that I apply to the 36 Lenormand cards. I will update this page over time as I further decide how these cards speak to me.
01 The Rider: a message, news, something incoming. A dashing gentleman.
02 The Clover: good luck, an opportunity. Happiness; happy-go-lucky. Second chance.
03 The Ship: travel, distance, trade or commerce. Expansion.
04 The House: home, family, property.
05 The Tree: health, deep rooted, karmic (but positive), spiritual.
06 The Clouds: confusion, lack of clarity.
07 The Snake: Big problems (as opposed to the Mice). Trouble that is seen, obvious or out in the open.
08 The Coffin: Ending, transformation. The next card in a line shows whether it’s good or not.
09 The Flowers (Bouquet): A very positive card. Happiness, beauty. A gift.
10 The Scythe: Decisive, decisions, sudden, cutting. Can be a tool.
11 The Whip (Rod, Birchrod): Physical activity, action, competition, sexual impulse and sex.
12 The Birds (Owls): Verbal communication, talkative, meeting between two people. A couple.
13 The Child: child, something small. Childlike or naive.
14 The Fox: Job, career, work, sneakiness.
15 The Bear: Money, food, nutrition, person in authority, strength.
16 The Stars: hopes, dreams, directions, possible success. Being “a star” in a field of expertise. Can be technology.
17 The Stork: Change, movement, birth. Usually a change for the better.
18 The Dog: Friend, partner, companion. Someone known. Loyalty, trustworthy.
19 The Tower: A large building. Government, authorities, school. Above others in some way, which can be arrogance.
20 The Park (Garden): public places, the public, meeting, party, social gatherings.
21 The Mountain: Delays of a lengthy nature. Standing alone; remote, isolation.
22 The Crossroads (Roads): decision is needed; at a point of indecision or a crossroad in life. Multiples. Two or maybe more.
23 Mice: Small problems, stress, anxiety, excitement. Industriousness. An “eating away at” someone or something.
24 The Heart: love, emotions, feelings.
25 The Ring: marriage, commitment, contract and partnership. Payments, solutions. Affirmation.
26 The Book: secrets, the unknown; books and written documents; education, training.
27 The Letter: written communication (letter, email, text message), newspaper, paper-like documents (such as a diploma or will).
28 The Man: The male consultant; male significant other; a man. Surrounding cards can give details.
29 The Lady (Woman): The female consultant; female significant other; a woman. Surrounding cards can give details.
30 The Lily: The “zen factor”. Peacefulness, age, longevity. Experience.
31 The Sun: Victory, success, masculinity, energy, warmth, day time, electricity. Ego (think Leo).
32 The Moon: Emotion, intuition, femininity, dreams, imagination, night time, artistic talent, fame and recognition. The arts. Psychic abilities or matters.
33 The Key: the “yes card” of the deck. Meant to be. Karmic inevitability. Positive solution. Look to the following card for more information.
34 The Fish: Business. Independence. Good sense of self, and lack of dependency on anyone else.
35 The Anchor: Stability and security. Something anchored, old. Suggests a solution, one that can be arrived at with perseverance.
36 The Cross: Pain, grief, a burden. Sadness and depression. One’s “cross to bear.” Often not a happy card. Religious or religion. (Versus the Tree’s spirituality.)