When combining Lenormand cards, generally the order of the cards does matter. Usually the first card is taken as the primary card or the “theme” and the second card is the refinement or modifier. I believe this is because the methods of reading these cards comes from European languages, where grammatical rules dictate that the subject precedes the modifier.

This is different from playing cards, which are often read from left to right.

So if we look at:

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Tower + Letter: A building, place, offical building + letter, message: this could be a post office. The Letter is used to describe the nature of the Tower.

Now, reverse these two cards:

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Letter + Tower: Letter + official building, authorities, place: this suggests official or government documents received. This could be a mailed diploma or an income tax statement (or bill!).

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