Lenormand Meanings for Love & Relationships

Lenormand Love Meanings

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 Love Meanings

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 of Clubs) – seduction, lies, internet dater lying about age/height/marital status etc
15. BEAR (10 of Clubs) – protective lover, hairy male, great affection, possessiveness
16. STAR (6 of Hearts) – Twin Flame or Soul Mate lover, inspirational love, lofty romantic ideals, a spiritual lover
17. STORK (Queen of Hearts) – An affair that brings change and/or opportunity, relocating due to love, pregnancy
18. DOG (10 of Hearts) – Love based on friendship, a faithful companion, platonic love
19. TOWER (6 of Spades) – Self-imposed isolation, celibacy, controlling lover, arranged marriage
20. GARDEN (8 of Spades) – Engagement party, meeting someone new through friends, clubbing, speed dating events
21. MOUNTAIN (8 of Clubs) – A test of love, a third-party wedging in, involuntary separation, delayed reunion
22. PATH (Queen of Diamonds) – Choosing between two lovers, progress impossible until choice made, fickle heart
23. MICE (7 of Clubs) – Anxious lover, stressful/toxic relationship, confidence undermined, co-dependency
24. HEART (Jack of Hearts) – Passion, true love, mutual love, chemistry, rewarding relationship, happiness in love
25. RING (Ace of Clubs) – Engagement, marriage, committed love, public declaration of love, shared commitments
26. BOOK (10 of Diamonds) – Intellectual connection, secret love affair, a need to dig deeper to find the truth about a lover
27. LETTER (7 of Spades) – Love letter, Dear John letter, news of an affair, love poem, Valentine’s card
28. MAN (Ace of Hearts) – Soulmate, male lover, Mr Right, a masculine approach to love, being in pursuit of love
29. WOMAN (Ace of Spades) – Soulmate, female lover, Ms Right, a feminine approach to love, being pursued
30. LILY (King of Spades) – Elderly couple, older lover, mature sexuality, tantra, sensuality (compare to WHIP which is more about f*cking or masturbation)
31. SUN (Ace of Diamonds) – Great happiness in love, love conquers all, happy endings, overcoming difficulties and misunderstandings
32. MOON (8 of Hearts) – Limerence, emotional cheating, a celebrity crush, showing appreciation for your lover
33. KEY (8 of Diamonds) – A (re)solution presents itself, the lover is a ‘key person’ in your life, important/karmic relationship, progress is possible
34. FISH (King of Diamonds) – Joint investments/finances, fertility, a ‘fishy’ (feminine) drag queen (<— serving fish), water sports, buying sexual services, pulling while drunk
35. ANCHOR (9 of Spades) – Steadfast love, feeling safe, ’til death do us part,’ diligent lover
36. CROSS (6 of Clubs) – A lover is weighed down by troubles, ceaseless tests and tribulations, ill-fated love, star-crossed lovers

Angel Blessings

Lisa