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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Power dynamics and D/s – Mars in the Tarot cards

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Which cards will reveal that what you think of as romance or even true love, is really a thinly veiled power dynamic with all the trappings of a passionate love affair? Before asking the cards, you will have probably already experienced the push-me-pull-you dynamic present in any relationship with power as a core theme. It could even be less subtle, in which case you would probably refer to this is a love/hate relationship. Before looking at individual cards, I want to make clear that all relationship dynamics serve a purpose and hence there is no judgement associated with any of them. They exist to teach us valuable lessons and have been created by subconscious portions of the self, looking for an expression in order to be brought to the light and healed. In the Tarot, cards indicating a (sexual) power dynamic often relate to the Mars cards. Mars is the masculine expression of the sexual energy and is found in both genders but to a higher degree in men since it is directly related to blood testosterone levels. The Mars cards are: The Tower (Planetary trump of Mars), 2 of Wands (Mars in Aries), 3 of Pentacles (Mars in Capricorn), 5 of Cups (Mars in Scorpio), 7 of Wands (Mars in Leo), 9 of Swords (Mars in Gemini), 10 of Cups (Mars in Pisces) In terms of dominance and submission, The Tower itself is pure dominance and the most submissive of the Mars cards is the 10 of Cups. Mars in Pisces is prone to lack (healthy) boundaries and very eager to please. Tower sex is focused on sexual gratification for the sake of sexual gratification and it will take what it wants when it wants it. If you’re in the mood to be ravaged, you have nothing to fear but if you are looking for a more delicate and romantic expression in love-making, you will want to steer clear of the Tower. 10 of Cups only cares about the needs of the Other. The biggest turn-ons for a 10 of Cups type of person would be being told what to do and to be made to feel as if they are of service. This applies regardless of gender. However, the 10 of Cups usually does not usually feel the need to express their submissive tendencies overtly and is highly adaptable in a sexual relationship. It is only when they meet a sexually dominant partner who coaxes them on that they are likely to start experimenting. In and of itself, the 2 of Wands can describe a relationship based on a power dynamic. However, this need not always be a negative thing. Properly channelled and provided there are other redeeming qualities, the tension between these two partners can be used creatively and in positive ‘competition’ where both parties spark off each other and want to be the best they can...

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Tarot Card Combinations for Marriage

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Other than ‘Will he come back?,’ the most popular question I get asked is ‘When will I meet The One?’… as in the one you marry, settle down and start a family with. So I thought we would look at some card combinations that show the intent to truly commit. The card combinations below show various combinations of cards that indicate that this is the person you will settle down with, either by moving in together or getting married. This is by no means comprehensive but it does cover all the main cards indicating long-term love, settling down and tying the knot. Some of you may wonder about the choice of the Ace of Swords here. The Ace of Swords is traditionally associated with the Element of Air and intellectual pursuits as well as communication. However, there is also a long tradition of using this card as an indicator for proposals because of the similarity between the crown and a ring! And when you think about it… there would be no wedding unless the intent to wed was communicated through the proposal! “Will you marry me?” is one of the biggest questions a person could ask of another person. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below! A classic proposal Another version of a traditional wedding proposal Great love that leads to moving in together New love leads to moving in together and then tying the knot A passionate/sexual connection leads to deeper emotions and marriage An arranged marriage A happy wedding with continued married bliss (and yes, you still have to work at it!) A soulmate relationship ending in marriage Hope you enjoyed this post and find the suggestions here helpful when reading for self and others. Would love to hear your thoughts so please comment! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Angel Starlight Blessings, ☆ Lisa Frideborg ☆...

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4 Myths and 7 Truths about Soul Mate Relationships

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  As a tarot reader, I often get asked if the person a client is dating is their soul mate. There is nothing odd about having an intuitive feeling of being deeply connected to someone you have just met – Most of the time, the cards verify this gut feeling and he or she do indeed turn out to be a soul mate. What many people don’t realise is that meeting a soul mate does not automatically equal ‘happily ever after.’ The Wikipedia definition of soul mate only helps cement the myth that your soul mate is always a life long partner: A soulmate (or soul mate) is a lifelong partner that is predetermined by God. Believed by some to be the person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity, similarity, love, sex, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, or compatibility. By the way, in my experience, not even a Twin Flame (which is our other soul half) is always predetermined to be our lifelong companion – but that’s a story for another time. Let’s dispel some of the most common myths and set the record straight! Top 4 myths about soul mates and soul mate relationships When you meet your soul mate, you will end up marrying him or her You only have one soul mate and he or she is your ideal lover Soul mate relationships are always blissfully happy because you have finally met ‘The One’ You can’t feel complete until you have met your soul mate So what is a soul mate really and why do they come into our lives…? 7 truths about soul mate relationships A soul mate is a member of your soul group Here on earth, they can be a family member, friend or even colleague You have a sense of instant recognition (or, in case of family members, a deeper bond than with the rest of the family) You can often sense your soul mate through time and space, even when physically separated Important life lessons are always attached to soul mate relationships Soul mate relationships are rarely easy Feeling like you are somehow incomplete usually has nothing to do with not being in a soul mate relationship – It’s and indication that you need to learn to love yourself. Your soul family A soul mate is someone from your soul group or soul family – a group of souls that you have contracts with to learn certain lessons. Many of you will incarnate at the same time so that you can work out karmic issues and learn lessons set out in your soul contracts. Your soul mate can be your brother, sister, father, uncle, grandmother, cousin, best friend, first boyfriend, the woman you settle down with, your grandson etc etc ad infitum. How to tell if someone is your soul mate So how do you know that they are a soul mate? You will have an instant and permanent bond which...

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