Have you ever thought about adding Lenormand cards to your tarot readings?
As a tarot reader, you might add different decks to your readings in order to either drill down into issues or give more information about struggles and concerns clients or you, yourself are facing. Oracle decks can be very free flowing and give a lot of great information about the energy surrounding a querent, and a tarot reading can hone in on overall themes and issues a person is facing in life.
Sometimes, though, neither tarot or oracle cards can give you the kind of easy to understand advice and guidance you are looking for. This is when you pull out your Lenormand deck and bring it into your reading.
Why should you add Lenormand cards to your tarot reading?
Lenormand is a deck of 36 cards with simple pictures on them which is used for divination. Like tarot, Lenormand cards relate to different areas of a person’s life and are read in combination with the other cards laying around them. The difference, however, is that Lenormand cards tend to be extremely on point and blunt.
For example, your tarot card reading might have a Three of Cups and a Knight of Cups together. Happy times, right? Or is it? Is the Knight a person or a situation? Do I need to worry about a vain and immature person at a party even if they are adorable and seemingly loving or is this thumbs up all the way?
Choose one or two Lenormand cards and get a more direct answer. And Lenormand cards are usually very direct. You might get a Snake or Fox to represent that Knight of Cups, or you might get Clovers, Flowers, or the Garden, showing that a good time will be had by all. And, if you get the Garden and the Dog, well, you know that the person you meet at the party might turn out to be a very loyal friend, indeed!
Timing (or when something will happen) is often a difficult question to answer with tarot cards. There are several different formulas that assign time-frames to suits (like Swords bringing quick results and Pentacles representing years or being in it for the long haul). Because of the way a Grand Tableau is arranged, you can usually see a progression of time right in front of your eyes when the cards are laid out without needing to add more cards to the mix.
If an event or image is behind a querent (represented by the Man or Woman card in the deck), that means it is in the past. If it is in front of the person, then it’s coming. If it is far away from the person, the time is distant. If it is right next to a person, that means it’s coming up soon.
Easy, Peasy, Right?
If you pull a 1-2 card reading for timing, make sure that you pay attention to the details of the card. Did you get the Rider (quick) or the Coffin (you’l die waiting, right)? Is it quick like a Fox or relaxing and easy like a Garden party? Will it be a day (the Sun) or a month (the Moon)?
As you can see, reading timing with Lenormand can be much easier than it is with tarot, and you can also use Lenormand for very direct clarifications if messages given to you by your tarot cards are a little fuzzy or vague. Even if you do use tarot for a basis for your reading, using Lenormand cards to get a direct answer or more definitive look at timing in a reading can be a great practice.
Of course, as with any card deck, reading Lenormand requires practice and understanding of how the cards work and what they mean. After you learn the basics, you can add Lenormand to your tarot readings for a more complete picture of what is coming up for the questioner.
About The Author
Sue Ellis-Saller is a tarot card slinging, energy wielding, angel loving spiritual advisor and mentor, and creator of the Connect Spiritual Wisdom course. Sue loves to learn about and teach about spirituality, energy, manifestation, business, and making the world a better place. When Sue isn’t studying cards or mysticism, she’s laughing with her children, stretching, exploring the world with her husband, or trying to train her pups! Read more about Sue’s life and business here.
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