Lenormand Meanings for Love & Relationships

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Lenormand Meanings for Love & Relationships

The Lenormand system of divination based on playing cards keeps gaining popularity so it seems timely to introduce these cards here, with meanings that are specific to love & relationships. If there is an interest in studying the Lenormand cards, please let me know in the comments below. I’m quite happy to add Lenormand card meanings and combinations to our vast and ever-expanding metaphysical online library. The following keywords relating specifically to love and relationships are meant as additions to the standard nouns and adjectives for each card (2-3 of each), so if you haven’t sorted out what those are yet, I suggest you do so first.  There are quite a few free Lenormand learning resources you can Google if you do not wish to invest in a book.   I recommend downloading Sandy Cristels FREE Interactive Lenormand for learning purposes. For those of you looking for something to hold in your hands, I recommend The Enchanted Lenormand kit which includes a phenomenal introduction to the Lenormand by one of the main authorities on card divination, Caitlín Matthews, as well as a pretty and easy-to-read-with Lenormand deck. Please bear in mind that the Lenormand cards are always read together with other cards. Each card is a ‘cipher’ with different possible meanings and gains its precise meaning in synthesis with other cards. The cards also operate on the near vs. far principle and the meanings change accordingly. It is a complex system to learn so be patient with yourself and allow your learning to take as long as it takes. It’s all good as long as you’re having fun! LENORMAND KEYWORDS FOR LOVE & RELATIONSHIP READINGS 1. RIDER (9 of Hearts) – a young & energetic lover, flirtatious young man, news related to a lover 2. CLOVER (6 of Diamonds) – getting lucky (pulling, one night stand), taking a chance on someone new 3. SHIP (10 of Spades) – yearning for love, overseas lover, love cruise (honeymoon on water) 4. HOUSE (King of Hearts) – a feeling of ‘coming home,’ settling down, stability in love 5. TREE (7 of Hearts) – love prospers, healthy connection, lasting love, rooted love, lover is a healer 6. CLOUDS (King of Clubs) – depression threatens love, misunderstandings, pessimism about romance 7. SNAKE (Queen of Clubs) – a narcissistic or deceptive lover, cheating, playing mind-games, jealousy 8. COFFIN (9 of Diamonds) – end of a love affair/relationship, stagnancy, death of a lover 9. BOUQUET (Queen of Spades) – the importance of gift giving in love, reciprocal and enjoyable connection, beauty 10. SCYTHE (Jack of Diamonds) – sudden (unexpected) break-up, angry or mean-spirited lover, being on a break 11. WHIP (Jack of Clubs) – sexual intercourse, BDSM, healthy libido, physical abuse 12. BIRDS (7 of Diamonds) – internet dating, sexting, phone sex, romantic text messages, a chatty couple 13. CHILD (Jack of Spades) – innocence, virginity, puppy love, naïve lover 14. FOX (9...

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Dating the Knight of Cups

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Looking to date an über romantic guy? Need your man to compose his own love poems for you? The Knight of Cups is the guy for you! This is the man who as a young boy used to include a handwritten poem in the Mother’s Day card. He is the one who used to get scolded for daydreaming by his teachers, but who stunned the very same teachers with his imaginative art, writing or musical composition. Often quite shy with the opposite sex, he’s a later bloomer when it comes to dating and getting to any sort of ‘base.’ However, once he gets a handle on lurve, he’s firmly stuck on romance. He’ll never be single for any longer period of time after that. And if he does have singledom enforced on him, he’s constantly yearning for and jonesing after the ever-elusive ‘One.’ Because of his obsession with escaping reality, he may sometimes turn to drugs for relief from the scourge of day-to-day living. If you’re dealing with the addicted Knight of Cups, you may want to look at  8 Types of W*ankers instead. Pros: He loves romance and won’t spare any trick in the book to woo you. He is creative and may well inspire you to become more creative too. He is passionate and this extends to the bedroom. Very, very steamy sessions ahead with this guy! He is usually faithful. Cons: Can be emotionally obsessed with the object of his desire. Jealousy can be a very real problem with this guy. His escapist tendencies and artistic temperament can make it difficult for him to hold down a job. If he’s not up, he’s down and if he’s not down, he’s up. There’s very little middle ground and this is something you could potentially find emotionally draining. Type of date he prefers: A moonlit beach. He’s brought his guitar, of course. Time from your first date until you introduce him to your parents: About a week if you’re ‘The One.’ He’s probably already moved in by then too. And yes, he’ll be the one moving in with you – straight from his mum’s (no matter what age he is). Wedding style: Careful. This one could turn into a bit of a groomzilla. He’ll want full control of all the artistic elements of the wedding! Type of dad he would make: A natural bard and storyteller, your children will find him absolutely fascinating. Nobody but nobody tells a better bedtime story! Just don’t count on him to remember everything on the list when he goes shopping. He probably left the list itself on the dresser rummaging around for his car keys. It’s a bummer if he forgets to buy nappies but the kids will survive. His best match: The Queen of Pentacles as a) she keeps him grounded and b) already bought an extra pack of nappies on a buy-one-get-one-free offer the week before. His worst match: The Queen of...

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Damage Control Relationship Tarot Spread

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Damage Control Relationship Tarot Spread

Was it the shadow of the eclipse or maybe Mercury retrograde? Whatever the excuse is, you messed up bad. Your temper got the better of you and you hurt the one you love the most. They hurt you right back and now you are reeling with pain. And it doesn’t matter who started it… Relax and know that it happened for a reason. This shit needed to shift in time for the Shift… so it came out. Collateral damage was unavoidable. Forgive yourself and do the Damage Control Relationship Tarot Spread instead of wallowing.   1. That shit you said or did (if you’re like me you probably maxed out on both words and doing stupid shit) that caused damage to the relationship 2. The underlying reason for your action (indicates what has come up for healing) 3. How this put a wedge between you and your beloved 4. What reaction this triggered in your beloved 5. How he retaliated or withdrew  6. Grace to be invoked from on High (pull an Angel card for this one) 7. Your best possible conciliatory move 8. Most likely outcome SAMPLE READING 1. Death. The preemptive strike card in this position. End things before the other person gets a chance to do so. Say something so repulsive that they have no other option but to cut you out completely. I find it works every time. 2. The Queen of Coins. An indication that the real reason for the preemptive strike was a fear of a need to be nurtured not being met. The Queen of Coins is the Earth Mother. She always has a warm hug to go with the hot meal for those who have been left out in the cold – especially children and animals. 3. The Emperor. The heavy artillery was brought out and there is no going back once that has been done. Power dynamics were engaged in and fragile love was trampled by heavy military boots. 4. The Wheel of Fortune. Perhaps he thought it was all a trick by fate… Some kind of sick joke. Or perhaps he thought the timing was horribly off. Either way, he felt as if it was out of his hands. 5. The Queen of Swords. With her help he finished things swiftly. The bridges were burned. Adieu. 6. Conciliatory grace from on High would be found in Heart-to-Heart conversations. Quite aptly in the Romance Angels card though, she is the one doing the talking and he listens quietly. Pray for grace to open the channels of communication. 7. The Devil. More shadow work ahead before the smoke clears. Most likely without the grace aspect. This is harsh, brutal and probably necessary. Karmic even. 8. 9 of Cups. Joy restored. A completion of a cycle of lessons about the power of emotions. Phew! Blessed be!...

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