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What Should A Grand Tableau Look Like?

You’re a budding Lenormand card reader, but you have an issue; you do not know what your Grand Tableau should look like! Sometimes you see a Grand Tableau look like a rectangle, but other times the Grand Tableau looks more square with four cards along the bottom. So, how should you lay out your Grand Tableau? 

There are actually two ways to layout a Grand Tableau reading; one method involves laying the cards out in four lines of nine, and the other method involves laying out four lines of eight with four extra cards on the bottom. The fact that there are two methods of laying out your Grand Tableau is why sometimes you see Grand Tableaus looking different. 

For the purpose of this post, I am going to refer to the long, 9×4 method of laying out Lenormand cards as the ‘Rectangle Method’, and the method of laying cards in 8×4+4 as the ‘Square Method’. 

Before we begin, I should point out that all positions of the Grand Tableau have the same Grand Tableau house meanings no matter which method you use.. 

So, what are the benefits and the drawbacks of each method, and which ones should you use? 

The Square Method

Again, when you lay out the Square Method of the Grand Tableau, you must lay out four lines of eight with four cards along the bottom of the Grand Tableau. You’ll see this method used on Instagram a lot because the cards in this method are easier to fit into a square image!

Diviners who read with the Square Method typically (but not always) assign special meaning to the four cards which line the bottom of the square. These cards reflect what is really important for the seeker and reveal the things which the seeker should pay attention to. 

Although advocates of this method love that they can assign special meaning to the bottom four cards, one must ask what happens to the original meanings of those houses. For example, the House of Fish is all about money and finances, but it also counts as one of the ‘special four’. Why is the financial house more special than, say the House of Heart?

Also, it is more confusing to mirror with The Square Method than it is with The Rectangle Method. With The Rectangle Method, the mirroring is much easier and even than it is with The Square Method. 

The Rectangle Method

With the Rectangle Method, you must lay your Grand Tableau out in four lines of nine. This way, your Grand Tableau looks more like a rectangle. 

I recommend to my students that they lay their Grand Tableau’s out in four lines of nine. If you lay your cards out in this way, it is easier to mirror, knight and use diagonals. Also, not House gets special treatment; all spread positions are read as they are. 

Diviners who read with the Square Method like the fact that they can read the four cards which line the bottom of the spread as something which is important. However, in the Rectangle Method you can read the House of Key as something which is important or which needs to be paid attention to, so the Square Method doesn’t really provide anything the Rectangle Method doesn’t. 

So, that’s it for a your Grand Tableau should look like! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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What should a Grand Tableau look like? Is the Lenormand Grand Tableau Spread a rectangle or do four cards go along the bottom of the spread?
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Cards In Their Own House Of A Grand Tableau

Are you curious as to what it means when you receive cards in their own house of a Grand Tableau? Is there any special significance to getting a Lenormand card in its own spread position? If you have ever wondered these things you’re in luck because today I am going to answer these questions! 

Below, I am going to give you three ways of interpreting what a Lenormand card means when it lands in its own Grand Tableau House (for example, a Heart card in The House of Heart). My favourite is number three BUT I like to give my audience a variety of options so that they can pick the way which works for them, and I suggest you do the same. 

I also recommend that once you find the method which calls you, try to stick to it in all of your readings even if you do not always like the interpretation you get. Sticking to one method of these three methods will limit your confusion and prevent you from being put on the spot. 

With all of that being said, here is what means when you receive a Lenormand card in its own Grand Tableau House: 

Nothing Of Significance 

Some diviners do say that receiving a card in its own House means that nothing of significance is going to happen in that area of your life. For example, if the Coffin card appears in The House of Coffin, this means that there will be no slow endings, serious illnesses or deaths in your near future. 

In these cases, the reason why the card appears in its own House is because it is ‘resting’ there; the card is just hanging out in its own position due to the fact that it has nothing to say in other areas of the spread.  

Information About A Date

There will be times when the positions of a Grand Tableau spread represent a time frame. If the Houses represent a time frame or date, then the card in that House symbolizes something which is going to happen during that time of year. 

I am rather fond of this interpretation for interpreting a card in its own House because it makes sense, especially with some Houses. Here are some examples with interpreting a Lenormand card in its own house using timing: 

The Rider card in The House of Rider: Can predict that there will be a message for you in around one month’s time. 

The Stork card in The House of Stork: Can predict a pregnancy during the change of seasons. 

The Lily card in The House of Lily: Can predict peace during the Wintertime. 

(For more information on timing, be sure to check out the Lenormand Time Frames and Dates post, and the Timing with Lenormand post on this website). 

Cards In Their Own House Of A Grand Tableau Amplifies The Card Meaning

This is my favorite way to interpret a Lenormand card in its own Grand Tableau House. Personally, when a card lands in its own House, I take this to mean that you are going to receive lots of the things which the card discusses.

If you’re interpreting a card in its own House as symbolizing that card amplified, then the meaning you assign to that card matters. Obviously, some cards have two meanings so the one you use the most is how you will interpret that House. 

For example, if the Book card appears in The Book House, I would take this to mean that you are going to have a lot of secrets during this time. Alternatively, the Book card in the House of Book can mean that you’re going to be learning many new things. How you interpret it, depends on how you interpret the Book. 

So, that is all for cards in their own house of a Grand Tableau! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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Lenormand Combinations For Pregnancy

Are you a Lenormand card reader who would like to know which are the best Lenormand card combinations to indicate pregnancy? What are the best cards for conception? Which Lenormand cards predict you’re having a baby? Well, if so you’re in luck because this is what I am going to cover today!

When I was performing lots of professional readings I got to see pregnancy in the cards a lot, so this is something which I know quite a lot about. Also, with Lenormand, there are some combinations that obviously indicate pregnancy and I have listed them below.

Before I begin, I would just like to point out that you should try to pull as little cards possible if you are asking a question that is highly emotionally charged. Pulling as little cards as possible will not only negate a lot of your confusion, but it makes it more likely that the two or three cards you will pull are indicators of pregnancy. After all, if you’re pulling five or more cards you’re a lot more likely to get one of the following combinations!

Combinations For Pregnancy

With that in mind, here are my top Lenormand combinations which predict pregnancy: 

Stork And Child

The most obvious pregnancy combination is that of the Stork and Child. Stork indicates pregnancy or major changes. When Stork is combined with Child it predicts ‘pregnant with a child’ or ‘changes because of a child’. 

With that being said, sometimes Stork and Child together can predict the birth of a new idea, so keep this in mind when forming your interpretation. If you have new projects in the works, it is possible that Stork and Child could represent this and not an actual pregnancy. 

Stork And Anchor

Stork and Anchor is another typical pregnancy combination, especially if your pregnancy is going to be stable and risk-free. In these cases, Anchor and Stork in a Lenormand reading would indicate a ‘stable pregnancy’ or a ‘lasting pregnancy’. 

I also take the Stork and Anchor in combination to symbolize a pregnancy because one of the Stork’s meanings is ‘change’ but Anchor represents ‘consistency’. Therefore, an Anchor nearby the Stork often chancels out interpretation of ‘change’ and makes a pregnancy interpretation more possible. 

Child And Tree

Tree is a card with two meanings. On the one hand, it represents health. On the other, it can symbolize family. Whether the card represents health or extended family, if it is combined with the Child card it can indicate that pregnancy and conception will be a possibility. 

When Tree symbolizes Child it indicates that ‘health will be impacted due to child’ or it can predict that ‘the health of a child’ is somehow important. If you do not already have children, then this makes it more likely that the child you will be concerned about is an unborn one. 

If your Tree card represents family or blood relatives, Tree and Child together can symbolize a descendant or child which is closely related to you. Again, it is more likely that this interpretation represents your own child if you do not already have children of your own. 

So, that is it for the best Lenormand combinations for pregnancy! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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Grand Tableau House Meanings

Are you trying to read a Lenormand Grand Tableau but do not know what the houses mean? Are all of the spread positions in this large layout overwhelming you? If so, don’t worry! I am going to explain the Lenormand Grand Tableau house meanings and list them in detail. 

In Lenormand, the most advanced (and fun) type of reading you can perform, is a Lenormand Grand Tableau spread. The Grand Tableau  involves using all 36 cards in a rectangle spread to read you or your client’s fortune on a verity of areas such as love, career, friendships, and more!

If you’re new to reading Lenormand cards, you may think that it is going to be challenging to remember what all 36 of the Lenormand houses mean, but this is not the case. Each house (or spread position) corresponds to each card. Position one has the same meaning as card number one, The Rider. Position two represents the same things as card two, The Clover and so on. 

Therefore, the card which falls in House One – The House of Rider – symbolizes any news or messages which you or your seeker will receive. 

Below, I am going to list the Grand Tableau House/Position meanings in more detail, so that you can refer back to this list for guidance as needed.

The House of Rider Meaning: The first on our list of Grand Tableau house meanings, is the Rider house. In The House of Rider, you will find information about news, messages, and visitors to your home. Usually, the House of Rider will speak of things you’re told, not written letters as there are other houses in the Grand Tableau for that, but not always. 

The House of Clover Meaning: The House of Clover will predict where your luck, fortunes, and wins lie. The House of Clover will represent what is going to happen with regards to your favorable fate. 

The House of Ship Meaning: In The Grand Tableau, you can find information about travel, journeys, adventures, and movement all in the third house, The House of Ship. 

The House of Home Meaning: The 4th House in The Lenormand Grand Tableau is The House of Home or House of House. Obviously, this house symbolizes your immediate surroundings and your home life.

The House of Tree Meaning: In a Grand Tableau, The House of Tree can represent two things, depending on how you interpret this house. Both your health but also your family matters can pop up in this position. Also, some readers understand this house to symbolize what is stable and sturdy in your life. 

The House of Clouds Meaning: The Meaning of The House of Clouds is pretty straight forward in that it represents an area of your life in which you’re going to experience uncertainty and confusion. 

The House of Snake Meaning: Your enemies, backstabbers, competitors and people who cannot be trusted can be found in House seven of your Grand Tableau. 

The House of Coffin Meaning: In a Lenormand Grand Tableau reading, house eight (The House of Coffin) symbolizes deaths and major illnesses. It is also common for this house to include things in your life which are slowly coming to an end, such as relationships, contracts or friendships. 

The House of Bouquet Meaning: The House of Bouquet can contain several things related to beauty, depending on what you have going on in your life at the time. For example, if you’re decorating your home or environment, information about this will appear in The House of Bouquet/Flowers. Or, if you have a beauty treatment, this will pop up in house nine. Alternatively, this house will show where in your life you feel appreciated. 

The House of Scythe Meaning: In The House of Scythe, you will find information about anything which will quickly be removed from your life. Sometimes, the House of Scythe will represent 

The House of Whip Meaning: Like some other house positions in The Grand Tableau, The House of Whip has two meanings. On the one hand, Whip can be slightly negative symbolizing abuse and arguments. However, The House of Whip can also predict things in your life which will repeatedly happen, which can be positive or negative depending on what it is that keeps popping up. 

The House of Birds Meaning: The House of Birds will predict gossip, conversations and chit chat. In modern times, The House of Birds will predict what is going to happen with regards to your social media accounts. 

The House of Child Meaning: In The Grand Tableau, you can find information about children, youngsters, and babies all in the thirteenth house, The House of Child.

The House of Fox Meaning: The 14th House in The Lenormand Grand Tableau is The House of Fox. Some people interpret the House of Fox to represent work and career (I am one of these people!) However, some people read the Fox card rather negatively and read the Fox House to symbolize con artists and double-dealers. 

The House of Bear Meaning: In a Grand Tableau, The House of Bear can represent two things, depending on how you read this card and spread position. Mainly, this house looks at authority figures such as your mother or boss. However, some of us Lenormand readers also take it to symbolize weight loss, fitness, and lifestyle. 

The House of Stars Meaning: The House of Stars predicts information about where you find inspiration, your blessings, hopes and wishes for the future. 

The House of Stork Meaning: Like other houses, The House of Stork can hold two meanings. How you interpret this Grand Tableau house will depend on how you interpret the Stork card or the life stage which you/your seeker is at. For example, if you’re likely to get pregnant then this position represents pregnancy. However, for most people, this house position predicts matters related to change, metamorphosis, and transfers. 

The House of Dog Meaning: The House of Dog represents your friendships, followers, and confidants. Information about your pets can also pop up in this position. 

The House of Tower Meaning: The House of Tower is one of the more straightforward houses of the Grand Tableau. It symbolizes anything related to the government, councils or associations you’re involved in now, or in the future. 

The House of Garden Meaning: The Garden is another simple Grand Tableau house. The House of Garden predicts information about your social circle, events, and parties that you will attend. Sometimes, The House of Garden can reflect the society you live in as a whole, but this is rare. 

The House of Mountain Meaning: You can make predictions about any long-term obstacles using The House of Mountain. For example, you will discover if your problems are getting better or worst by reading this spread position.  

The House of Crossroads Meaning: The House of Crossroads, or House of Ways, reveals information about the choices, dilemmas or decisions you’re going to have to make in the future. 

The House of Mice Meaning: Just like the Mice card, The House of Mice has a rather sinister interpretation. In The House of Mice, you can find information about what in your life is deteriorating and slowly breaking down. Sometimes, thefts and losses can also appear in this Grand Tableau house. 

The House of Heart Meaning: The House of Heart is very straight forward. Predictions about your love life, romances and relationships will all appear in this house. 

The House of Ring Meaning: If you wish to know whether or not your partner is going to commit to you, you can discover this information from The House of Ring. Alternatively, this position of The Grand Tableau will discuss contracts, commitments and promises you will make in the future. 

The House of Book Meaning: In Lenormand, the Book card has two main meanings, as does The House of Book. Firstly, this house symbolizes the status of your secrets. In addition to secrets, information about your education can be found in The House of Book. 

The House of Letter Meaning: Letters, documents, paper products, certificates, contracts, or anything which will be put into writing will pop up in The House of Letter. 

The House of Man Meaning: If your lover (or a potential lover) is male, then their priorities, main focus, and concerns are going to appear in The House of Man. However, if you’re a man, then your main focus, priorities, and concerns will appear in this house. 

The House of Woman Meaning: If your lover (or a potential lover) is female, then their priorities, main focus, and concerns are going to appear in The House of Woman. However, if you’re a woman, then your main focus, priorities, and concerns will appear in this house.

The House of Lily Meaning: The House of Lily is pretty straight-forward in that it predicts information about your sense of calmness, peace, and well-being. However, sometimes The House of Lily can give you information about your retirement. 

The House of Sun Meaning: The House of Sun will tell you about your successes, triumphs  and life wins. If you’re working towards a goal, this House will reveal whether or not you will achieve it in the future. 

The House of Moon Meaning: Just like the Moon card, The House of Moon has two meanings in the Grand Tableau. On one hand, this House represents your reputation, recognition, honor, and influence. On the other hand, The House of Moon can tell you a lot about your intuition and psychic ability. 

The House of Key Meaning: In the Grand Tableau, The House of Key will reveal anything in your future which is going to be important, urgent or that which needs your attention. 

The House of Fish Meaning: The House of Fish is pretty straightforward – it is the money House! All that is related to your money will be found here. Also, things of value will appear in The House of Fish, so from this house, you can make predictions about property, stocks, shares, and assets. If you’re in business, the health of your company can be read from this position.  

The House of Anchor Meaning: The state of anything which is stable or long-term will be revealed in The House of Anchor. The House of Mountain also contains anything which is long-term, but that position is generally more negative than The House of Anchor. The House of Anchor is a neutral house.

The House of Cross Meaning: Finally, any pain, suffering or sacrifices you have to make will pop up in The House of Cross. The House of Cross will tell you if your martyrdoms are going to be worth it in the end. 

So, that’s it for the Lenormand Grand Tableau Houses! I hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out The Grand Tableau post! I also have a free Lenormand for Beginner’s guide on this website, you can grab that guide here.

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Lenormand Combinations For Love

What are the best Lenormand card combinations for love? Which card combinations should you look for when performing Lenormand readings on relationships? Which Lenormand card combinations predict the best results for relationship outcomes? If you’re wanting answers to these questions, then read below! 

Below I have listed the best you can hope for when it comes to Lenormand card combinations for love readings. This is not an extensive list, but these ten Lenormand combinations will give you a good idea about what you should be looking for in a positive Lenormand love reading. 

Woman And Man Combination

In a love reading, the Woman and Man (Lady and Gentleman) card side by side is usually a positive omen. The Man and Woman card combination in a Lenormand relationship reading mean that you and your partner are committed to each other, and your partnership is a priority. 

However, there is an exception to this rule. If you’re performing a love reading and the Man and Woman cards appear back to back, this is not a good omen as it predicts that you and your lover are not, or will not be getting along in the future. The characters on the Woman and Man cards must be facing each other for the combination to be a lucky one for love. 

Tree And Heart Combination

Tree is a card of growth and stability and the Heart is a card of love and relationships. Therefore, it is pretty obvious that Tree and Heart combined can predict a ‘blossoming’ of your current partnership. 

Man (Or Woman) And Ring Combination

If you’re a woman performing a love reading and you get the Man and Ring combination, this is favorable as it predicts that your partner will be committed to you in the future. Similarly, if you’re a man and you receive the Woman and the Ring combination, this means that she is committed to you. 

Home And Anchor Combination

The Home (House) card and the Anchor card are desirable combinations to receive in Lenormand love readings because they represent both a stable and comfortable relationship.

Also, if you and your lover live together, you can expect to be together for a long time, as the Home and Anchor combination symbolizes a consistent living environment, implying that your partner is not going to move out any time soon! 

Key And Heart Combination

The Key and the Heart together is a good combination to receive in a love reading, because this combination predicts that the relationship will be one of significance in your life. The partnership which you are reading about holds a bit of weight. 

Obviously, we can have relationships that are significant to us, but which do not work out; the Heart and Key will appear together in these instances. However, you can be sure that the importance of your relationship is not in your head or just imaginary, and this is the start of a partnership which is more than a fleeting romance. 

Sun And Ring Combination

The Sun and the Ring is a standard good relationship combination. In Lenormand readings, the Sun and Ring predict success in commitments, so if you’re already in a partnership with the person you’re reading about, the Sun and Ring are a welcomed card combination. 

Clover And Stars Combination

For most types of readings, I read the Clover and Stars as a welcomed combination. However, when Clover and Stars appear as a combination in a love or relationship reading, I interpret this combo especially well. 

The Clover predicts that you will be lucky, and Stars predict that you will receive the things you want. Therefore, together in a love reading both Clover and Stars is a particularly lucky card combination representing fortune for your relationship.  

Bouquet And Ring Combination

Do you want to become engaged with your lover? Then the Bouquet and Ring means that you are in luck! If you get the Bouquet and Ring in a relationship reading, it can mean that your lover is about to surprise you with an engagement ring. 

Rider And Heart Combination

If you’re not already in a relationship with the person you’re reading about, then you should be hoping that you get the Rider and Heart combination in your Lenormand card. the Rider card can predict things coming into your life, and the Heart card is the card of love and romance. Therefore, if you receive the Rider and Heart combination in your love reading, you can look forward to an established partnership in the future. 

Anchor And Bouquet Combination

Reading an already established relationship? Is your partnership going great? Do you get treated well by your lover? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, then the Anchor and Bouquet is a very fortunate combination in a relationship reading. 

It is very common for relationships to start off on sound footing. Your partner will often try hard to impress you by taking you on dates, wooing you, and doing small thoughtful things in order to convince you that they are the one you should be with. However, as time goes on your partner may stop putting effort into the relationship.

If you receive the Anchor and Bouquet in a love reading, this predicts that how your partner shows your appreciation for you will be the same well into the future. Therefore, if your love is treating you right today and you have pulled the Anchor and Bouquet combination they will keep on treating you well tomorrow and the day after that, and the day after that. 

So, there you have it; the best Lenormand combinations for love or relationship readings. Be sure to check out my free Lenormand for beginner’s guide on this website!

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Tarot and Lenormand

What are the similarities and differences between Lenormand and Tarot cards? Which cards are there in both Lenormand and Tarot? How are the Tower, Star, Sun, Moon, and significator cards all the same? This article is going to highlight how these Lenormand cards differ from Tarot cards! 

When you first start learning how to read Lenormand, you will notice that there are a lot of Lenormand cards that look like Tarot cards. While they may have similar names, try not to fall into the trap of assuming that these are the same cards with the same meanings. While a couple of these Lenormand cards could be like their Tarot cousins, they have their differences. 

Similarities And Differences

Below is a list of the Lenormand cards which are often confused with Tarot cards. Here, I discuss their similarities and differences. 

The Tarot Tower Vs. The Lenormand Tower

Of all of the Lenormand cards with the same name, the Lenormand Tower and the Tarot Tower have the most differences. In fact, other than sharing the same name, they are nothing alike. 

The Tower of the Tarot world predicts a sudden shock or major life-changing event, such as a divorce, bankruptcy or even prison time. In Tarot, The Tower is a very negative card and most Tarot readers dread it appearing in their readings. 

By contrast, the Lenormand Tower is mostly neutral. In Lenormand, the Tower card represents the government, organizations, buildings, and offices. 

Like all Lenormand cards, there will be times when the Lenormand Tower is negative. For example, in some readings, it can represent isolation. However, it can also be a card of independence, standing your ground and sticking up for yourself. Therefore any negativity gleaned from the Lenormand Tower pales in comparison to the Tarot Tower. 

The Tarot Star Vs. Lenormand Stars

The Tarot Star and Lenormand’s Stars card are quite similar. Both cards are positive and symbolize hope for the future. Also, both represent optimism and feeling good about the prospects of a situation. 

However, the Lenormand Stars seems more real than the Star card of Tarot. Fame, fortune, and a good outcome are likelier to happen with the Lenormand Stars. Also, with the Tarot Stars you will usually get what you want, but not what you expect. By contrast, the Lenormand Stars is a card of achieving your desires.  

Another difference between The Star and the Lenormand Stars card is the fact that Lenormand’s Stars can be literal. For example, in some combinations, Stars can predict a trip outdoors at night, a star-shaped charm, a zodiac sign, or a shooting star; these interpretations are not a common occurrence in Tarot reading but often appear in Lenormand. 

The Tarot Sun Vs. Lenormand Sun

Of all of the Lenormand and Tarot cards with the same name, The Sun and Sun are the most similar in interpretation. Both are cards that predict success, vitality, triumph and, even, holidays. However, because the Lenormand Sun can be interpreted literally, it is slightly different from the Tarot Sun card. 

In Tarot, it is rather unlikely that The Sun card will represent warmth, heat, temperature, sunlight, or the actual sun. However, because Lenormand cards can be read literally, this is a rather standard interpretation for the Lenormand Sun. Therefore, this is the main difference between the two.  

The Tarot Moon Vs. Lenormand Moon

The Moon in Tarot is a card that can have rather negative connections. In Tarot, The Moon is a card that symbolizes the unknown, deception, secrets, and sometimes even trickery (a card meaning which is more fitting to the Lenormand Fox card). Although many Tarot readers do like The Moon card, it is generally not a very good card to receive in most types of readings. 

By contrast, the Lenormand Moon is a neutral, even, positive card to receive in a Lenormand reading. The Lenormand Moon illuminates your life during times of confusion. It is also a card that represents a ‘spotlight’ being on you and is concerned with your reputation and how you are perceived by the world. In Lenormand, The Moon and Stars combined can predict fame. 

Also, the Lenormand Moon can predict things which happen in cycles (for example, the menstrual cycle, or a billing cycle). There are no such associations in Tarot. However, when it comes to timing both cards can represent a 28-day period. 

Although they are different, there are some similarities between the Lenormand Moon and Tarot Moon. Both cards can represent emotions and intuition. Sometimes, both cards can also be associated with females and women. 

The Tarot Courts Vs. The Man & The Woman Cards

Finally, you may be tempted to read the Lenormand significators (Man and Woman) in the same way which you would read the Tarot Court cards. However, just like the other similar -sounding cards, they are different! 

In Tarot, it is often not clear who or what the Court cards represent. Sometimes, they could be the seeker, but other times they could be other people. In fact, they can also represent situations, emotions, energies, motives, and time! However, in Lenormand, you can be certain who and what the Man and Woman card are. 

The Man and Woman cards always represent the person who is getting the reading (the seeker) and their lover, spouse or future lover or spouse. These cards never represent people other than the seeker and their partner. Unlike with Tarot reading, there is no question about the identity of the significator cards in Lenormand. 

There you have it! 

So, there you have it! You now know the main similarities and differences between Lenormand and similar-sounding Tarot cards. When you’re learning how to read Lenormand cards, remember, you’re not reading Tarot cards; Lenormand cards have their own magic and should be respected as such. 

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Questions For Lenormand Cards

If you’re just learning how to read Lenormand cards, I recommend that you jump in and start making predictions as soon as possible. The only way to really learn how to read Lenormand is to get stuck in! One way which you can get used to the Lenormand system is to ask your cards simple questions, and make small, no pressure predictions. 

You should ask your Lenormand cards simple questions, interpret your answers and refer back at a later date. For the best results, I would ask my deck a mix of predictive questions, holistic questions, and questions that have both short and long-term outcomes. 

Below, I have written a beginner’s list of low-pressure questions that you can ask yourself, record the answers and look back on in the future. Once the future happens, you can compare and contrast your results with your predictions and see how you did!

However, so that you can measure their accuracy,  remember to record the answers to these questions after you perform your Lenormand reading! 

Plus! If you’re eagle-eyed enough, you can see that each of these questions is inspired by the corresponding Lenormand card (have a think about how the question fits the interpretation). Good luck! 

1. Who will be the next visitor to come to my house? 

2. What will be the next lucky event to happen to me? 

3. What country would my personality be most suited to? 

4. What is the character of the next family member I will bump into? 

5. What do the next six weeks hold for my health? 

6. Where in my life is my judgment impaired? 

7. Where will I next encounter an exotic animal? 

8. What will be the nature of my next illness? 

7. What will be the next gift I will receive? 

10. In my life, what is about to end? 

11. Will the team which I support win at their next match? 

12. What is the next exciting thing I will see on social media? 

13. Who will be the next child I will see? 

14. Which job would suit me the best? 

15. Will I stick to my next health kick? 

16. This is where I can inspire others.

17. Who in my life is going to get pregnant next? 

18. Which one of my friends will I next bump into? 

19. This is a club/organization/group which would be good for me. 

20. The date of the next event I get invited to will be….

21. What does my long-term future hold? 

22. What will be the nature of my next dilemma? 

23. This is the most stressful thing in my life….

24. What do the next six weeks hold for my love life? 

25. Who in my life will be next to walk down the aisle? 

26. Which subject matter should I devote myself to mastering? 

27. What time will the post arrive today? 

28. What do I look for in a partner? 

29. What does a partner look for in me? 

30. Will I retire? Should I?

31. The next major event to happen to me during the day is…..

32. The next major event to happen to me during the night is…..

33. This is the most important thing to me in my life. 

34. What will be my next unexpected purchase? 

35. I will find an item on my next beach stroll. What will it be? 

36. What do the next six weeks hold for my spirituality? 

That’s all for my list of questions for Lenormand cards! If you have enjoyed this post, feel free to download my 100% free Lenormand for Beginner’s guide.

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Lenormand Playing Card Inserts?

What are Lenormand playing card inserts? Should you use Lenormand playing card inserts? In short, no I do not believe that you should use Lenormand playing card inserts and do not believe that you have to use them in order to consider yourself a Lenormand card reader. It is perfectly possible for you to be an amazing playing card reader without having to waste your time mastering card inserts. 

If you’re wondering, playing card inserts are the little images of playing cards that appear on the corner of your Lenormand cards. Some decks have them, some don’t. 

Personally, I never use Lenormand playing card inserts; not now not ever. I am adamant in my belief that you do not need to use playing card inserts to be considered an amazing Lenormand card reader. 

Below, I have listed the reasons why I do not use playing card inserts. Have a read, and hopefully, it will convince you that you do not need to waste your time with playing card inserts!

You Have To Memorize Playing Card Inserts

Whether their decks have them or not, playing card advocates still use the playing card correspondences. Therefore, they have taken the time to learn the playing card correspondences plus what they mean. I feel that your time could be better spent on learning other parts of the Lenormand system. 

Not All Lenormand Decks Have Playing Card Inserts

There is a level of effort involved in learning which playing card corresponds to which Lenormand card; this is something you have to know if you decide to use playing card correspondences in your Lenormand practice. 

Not all decks include playing card inserts. If you use inserts you either have to memorize all of the playing card inserts and their meanings, or only buy Lenormand decks which do have playing card inserts. Therefore, playing card inserts can limit your options. 

Lenormand And Playing Cards Are Different Systems

I think that playing card inserts are to Lenormand what astrology is to Tarot; they are a completely different system which is slightly alike, but not the same. And yet, like astrology and Tarot, many playing card insert advocates insist that you use them even though their interpretations do not match, get along or make sense. 

I do believe that correspondences can help you to learn meanings quicker, but there is a limit. You have to respect Lenormand and playing cards as their own individual methods of fortune-telling otherwise you end up with a mish-mash of ideas and a whole lot of confusion. Which brings me to my next point: 

The Crossover Causes Difficulty

Believe it or not, making the crossover from playing card divination to Lenormand cards could actually be made more difficult if you can read playing cards and you begin to associate the playing cards with Lenormand cards. The reason why is because you can end up accidentally reading Lenormand cards as you would playing cards. As I pointed out above, they are not the same, they are different types of divination, so reading them the same. 

You can see the same issues with diviners who learn how to read Tarot before they learn Lenormand; many end up accidentally confusing the Lenormand Tower with the Tarot Tower, the Lenormand Moon with the Tarot Moon, and so on. 

If you can already read playing cards, it is best that you keep the systems separate as this will prevent you from falling into the playing card trap every time you read your Lenormand cards. Give the playing card inserts the boot. 

They Don’t Make Sense

In most cases, the playing card and Lenormand correspondences are nowhere near alike each other so it is difficult to combine their meanings. For some readings this is okay, but what happens if you want to interpret your reading but you cannot marry the playing card and Lenormand meanings together? 

For example, let’s say you’re performing a business reading and you pull the Clover card and the Ship; I would interpret this combination to symbolize fortune made from international trade, shipping overseas, etc. 

On Lenormand cards, the playing card insert for the Clover is the Six of Diamonds and the playing card insert for the Ship is the Ten of Spades. The interpretation for these playing card inserts are: 

The Ten of Spades (Ship): The Ten of Spades is the worst card in the pack; it represents betrayal, divorce, bankruptcy, illness, and even death. 

The Six of Diamonds (Clover): The Six of Diamonds is a love card that predicts a second marriage after the failure of your first. Some cartomancers believe that the Six of Diamonds predict a second marriage which (like the first) will not go well. 

The above interpretations obviously do not match the regular Lenormand meanings. Marrying these meanings is difficult, and the effort needed to do so can interfere with your intuition. Therefore, it is best to forego the playing card inserts. 

There you have it, why I believe you do not need to use playing card inserts meaningful Lenormand reading! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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Combine Lenormand And Oracle Cards

Are you wondering how I combine Lenormand and Oracle cards? Should you combine Lenormand and Oracle cards? Is it possible that your personal (and professional) readings will be more accurate if you use Lenormand and Oracle cards together? Today, I am going to answer these questions, and give you a sneak peek exactly how I combine Lenormand and Oracle cards! 

I previously talked about how I combine Lenormand and Tarot for readings. Essentially, I use my Lenormand Grand Tableau to make predictions about my life, and then I use my Tarot cards to get more detail on my areas of concern. 

Personally, I combine my Lenormand and Oracle cards when I want predictions and a bit of holistic healing. My Lenormand cards let me predict the future, and my Oracle cards calm my nerves or give me reassurance while I wait for tomorrow to come. 

Why Should You Combine Lenormand And Oracle Cards?

Lenormand and Oracle cards serve two similar but different purposes, and this is why I like to combine them. Why you choose to combine Lenormand and Oracle cards will depend on what you use Lenormand and Oracle cards for in your readings. 

I use Lenormand cards for general readings. General readings do not require a question, they predict the future of a particular life area, such as love, business, money, mail, and more; Lenormand looks at all of these places and that is why I like to use them. 

When it comes to Oracle cards, I use them to communicate with the spirits which are around me. I ask the spirits what (if any) guidance they have for me at a particular time or for a particular matter, then I pull a card and interpret their advice. 

You may not use Oracle cards to communicate with spirits. If you use Oracle cards for holistic, healing reasons, or even if you use them to talk to angels you will still benefit by combining them with Lenormand cards. 

As you can see, because I use my Lenormand and Tarot cards for very different purposes, it is not difficult for me to combine them together. Oracle cards add a new layer to my Lenormand card readings. 

Should You Combine Lenormand And Oracle Cards? 

Yes! As long as you are using your Lenormand and Oracle cards for different purposes you can combine them. What I mean by this, is that you must make sure that you are using your Lenormand cards for one thing and your Oracle cards for another. 

For example, I will ask my spirits to assist me in my Lenormand card readings, but I will only ask for my general fortune. Then, when it is time to perform my Oracle card readings, I will ask my spirits for guidance or for encouraging words that help me feel better. Using my cards for different things ensures that I am not just fishing for an answer from different divination systems! 

How Do You Combine Card Systems?

For my readings, I always start off my petitioning my ancestors to assist me. It doesn’t matter if I am reading myself or someone else, I am always right in there asking my spirits for guidance! I spend a minute doing this and then I light some incense. 

For some reason, if the matter is super important I always re-order my Lenormand cards back into their original order (RiderCross) and then re-shuffle them. While I am shuffling I think of my question and then I lay my Grand Tableau. 

If you are curious, I never re-order my Oracle card decks back into the order which they originally were in. I don’t know why this is, I think I am just this way because I know that Oracle cards never really have an order! 

I save my Oracle cards for the end of my reading. My Oracle cards are my spirits talking directly to me, so I like to keep them special. Usually, the Oracle card which I pull will give me advice or reassurance about something in my Lenormand reading which has been stressing me out (health problems, relationship confusion, etc). 

Also, because my Grand Tableaus are such massive readings I don’t do them too often for myself. However, I do find myself pulling my Oracle cards throughout the day when I am feeling anxious, as the added guidance calms me down. I find that Oracle cards are easier than other card systems to interpret if you’re reading yourself, which is another reason why I often rely on them more for ‘holistic’ readings than I do with Tarot or Lenormand. 

So, that’s It! There you have it, my process of combining my Oracle and Lenormand cards for a more meaningful reading! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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Combine Lenormand And Tarot

How do you combine Lenormand and Tarot cards? Should you combine Lenormand and Tarot cards? Is it possible that your personal (and professional) readings will be more accurate if you use Lenormand and Tarot cards together? Today, I am going to answer these questions! 

Ever since I started to learn Lenormand, I have been combining it with Tarot cards. I am going to show you how to combine Lenormand and Tarot, because it can add to your divination practice. 

Why Combine Lenormand With Tarot?

You may want to combine Lenormand with Tarot cards if you use each of the systems for reading different areas. For example, I use Lenormand cards for general readings and use Tarot cards for specific questions. Other readers I know use Lenormand cards to make predictions because they struggle to predict with Tarot, and they use their Tarot cards to give advice. 

How you combine Lenormand and Tarot cards is completely up to you. However, I do recommend that you try your hand at combining these systems because both offer their own strengths and weaknesses. 

Lenormand cards can represent literal things; the Stork card can be a real stork or the House and Boat combined can symbolize a houseboat. Being able to read the cards literally is a strength that Lenormand offers which Tarot does not. 

By contrast, it is much easier to get a straight answer with Tarot cards than it is with Lenormand cards. This is especially true if you’re reading yourself or are emotionally invested in the situation. If you’re not just looking for your general life but want to read on a specific issue then Tarot is your tool. 

Should You Combine Tarot and Lenormand Cards?

In short, yes. BUT I should warn you that you will need to brace yourself for doing so. 

Many diviners fall into the trap of using diverse methods of divination and fortune-telling as a backhanded way of getting a different answer from the same question. Do not make this mistake!

To avoid asking the same question twice, before you even sit down to conduct your reading make sure that you have a set purpose for your Tarot cards and a set purpose for your Lenormand cards. If you know your strengths and weaknesses of using Lenormand cards and your strengths and weaknesses of Tarot cards, then you should be fine. 

If you have a ritual that you go through performing readings, it is much easier to combine Lenormand and Tarot cards while avoiding asking the same question twice. I have one, which I describe below. 

How Do You Combine Card Systems?

I have a ritual that I go through when I am performing readings. In a nutshell, I grab my Lenormand and Tarot cards, I light my incense, invoke my ancestors, and sit down to do the actual reading. 

When it comes to the actual reading, I always start with a Lenormand Grand Tableau first. The Grand Tableau does not require a question (and it is best if you do not ask one). The Grand Tableau has 36 positions that deal with pretty much every life area; love, career, money, business, home, children, health, mail, commitments, everything. 

I begin with a Grand Tableau because I do not have to ask my Lenormand cards a question. I read my Lenormand cards and that is pretty much it. My Grand Tableau reveals what is going to happen in the future within the time frame which I am reading; it doesn’t give an opinion or advice on a course of action. The Grand Tableau is there to reveal tomorrow as it is, without any padding or filler. 

It is important that you record anything which jumps out at you during your Grand Tableau reading. I recommend that you keep a journal so that you can later look back on your readings, remember them, and measure their accuracy, especially if you’re the type of person who easily forgets your readings.

Once I have read my Grand Tableau, I will perform a Tarot card reading. I only use my Tarot cards for specific questions. The spreads I use for my Tarot readings is a Horseshoe spread which is a semi-circle shaped spread of seven cards which tell me: the past of the situation; the present of the situation; positives in the situation; negatives in the situation; attitudes of other people; what to do; the outcome. 

I perform my Tarot reading after using Lenormand because my Tarot can tell me more specifics about my Lenormand reading. If something appears as an issue in my Lenormand reading, I can work through how to fix it or make it better using my Tarot cards. 

For example, one day I might perform a Lenormand Grand Tableau. I have a particular interest in my business, so even though I read all of the houses which jump out at me, I will give the ‘business’ houses (Fox, Moon, Star, Sun, Fish, etc.) my special attention, and perhaps a bit more time during the interpretation process. 

If during my glance at the business houses I see something wrong – such as a rouge employee – I will take note of it. Then, I will finish up my Grand Tableau and perform my Horseshoe Tarot Spread on me and my employee’s relationship, in the hope that it will reveal any tension between us, what is on my employee’s mind, and tell me what I should do to strengthen our relationship. 

Also, I should note that I also use Oracle cards, but I draw Oracle cards for the present. So, if I am waiting on a result (for example, progress in my business) but feeling anxious, I will pull an Oracle card because they make me feel better and give me reassurance. Therefore, in the example of my business my reading will look something like this: 

Step One: I perform a Lenormand reading which reveals my employee will go MIA in the future. 

Step Two: I perform a Tarot reading which gives me more detail on myself and my employee’s relationship. 

Step Three: I pull an Oracle card at the end of the reading which says something like, “All is as it should be in this situation” or something similar. 

Step Four: I journal my readings so that I can measure the accuracy of my predictions. 

So, That’s It! 

There you have it, my process of combining my Tarot and Lenormand cards for a more meaningful reading! On this site, I also have a free Lenormand for Beginners Guide. You can download that guide here

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