JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (Clouds + 1)


6 clouds

CLOUDS card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013. Available at http://www.rootweaver.com

In today’s post I create combinations with the Clouds card.

Combinations: Clouds + 1

Cloud + Rider = A message from your ex
Cloud + Clover = ‘Storm in a teacup’
Cloud + Ship = An ‘international incident’ / Rough journey ahead
Cloud + House = Domestic troubles
Cloud + Tree = Illness
Cloud + Snake = Psychopath / Politician
Cloud + Coffin = Dark clouds
Cloud + Bouquet = ‘Sweet evil’ (someone who comes across as sweet with hidden intentions to harm you) / A gift from your ex
Cloud + Scythe = Censorship & misinformation
Cloud + Whip = Brainwashing / Indoctrination
Cloud + Birds = Anxiety & confusion / Panic
Cloud + Child = Small doubt / Ex-partner’s child / Morbid curiosity
Cloud + Fox = Spy / Liar / Diversion tactics
Cloud + Bear = Bully
Cloud + Stars = Lucid moments (in e.g. amnesia)
Cloud + Stork = Confusing changes 
Cloud + Dog = Questionable breed
Cloud + Tower = Intelligence agency (e.g. CIA)
Cloud + Garden = Mass panic / Mob mentality
Cloud + Mountain = Dangerous obstacle intended to confuse / Check-mate
Cloud + Crossroad = Diversion / Confusing choices
Cloud + Mice = Memory loss
Cloud + Heart = Falling out of love / ex-lover
Cloud + Ring = Previous marriage (marriage to ex)
Cloud + Book = Writer’s block / Propaganda
Cloud + Letter = Unpaid bills
Cloud + Man = Ex-husband
Cloud + Woman = Ex-husband’s new partner
Cloud + Lily = Alzheimers
Cloud + Sun = Conspiracy theory / Breakthrough / Sauna
Cloud + Moon = Psychic block
Cloud + Key = Uncovering the truth / Verdict
Cloud + Fish = Risky investment
Cloud + Anchor = ‘Ball & chain’
Cloud + Cross = Recession / Depression

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (Tree + 1)


TREE card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 Available on www.rootweaver.com

TREE card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013
Available on http://www.rootweaver.com

For a more complete list of the Tree card’s keywords please refer to this post on Card Keywords. In this list, adding the remaining 35 cards to the Tree card for a combined meaning, I have primarily focussed on the ‘health’ meaning of the Tree card. This is what happened when I started combining the cards:

Combinations: Tree + 1

Tree + Rider = Prognosis / Diagnosis
Tree + Clover = Herbalism
Tree + Ship = Foreign ancestry / Hospital ship
Tree + House = Family tree (genealogy)
Tree + Cloud = Emphysema / Dementia / Troubled health / Mental health
Tree + Snake = Underlying health concerns /  Varicose veins
Tree + Coffin =  Very poor health / Terminal
Tree + Bouquet = Clean bill of health
Tree + Scythe = Surgery / Accelerating ill health
Tree + Whip = Reoccurring illness / Sexual health
Tree + Birds =Counselling / 2nd opinion / Anxiety
Tree + Child = Paediatrics
Tree + Fox = Incorrect diagnosis / Masked symptoms
Tree + Bear = Doctor / Gynaecology / Strong health / Obesity
Tree + Stars = Vertigo / On-the-mend / Recovery
Tree + Stork = Obstetrics
Tree + Dog =  Veterinarian
Tree + Tower = Hospital
Tree + Garden = Public Health
Tree + Mountain = Tumour / Slow recovery / Persistent illness / Constipation
Tree + Crossroad = Alternative medicine / 2nd opinion / Secondary illness
Tree + Mice = Virus / Weight loss / Cancer / Oncologist / Dentist
Tree + Heart = Cardiology / Emotional health
Tree + Ring = Continuous health / Commitment to good health / Ringworm
Tree + Book = Medical Journal / Hidden condition
Tree + Letter = Health record / Medical results
Tree + Man = Urologist
Tree + Woman = Gynaecologist
Tree + Lily = Sex therapist / Geriatrician
Tree + Sun = Heat therapy / Excellent health
Tree + Moon = Hormone replacement therapy / Menopause
Tree + Key = Cure / Complete recovery / Remission
Tree + Fish = Urologist / Alcoholism
Tree + Anchor = Stable (health) condition
Tree + Cross = Suffering from ill health / Terminal / Grief therapy

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (House +1)


HOUSE card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 Available at www.rootweaver.com

HOUSE card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013
Available at http://www.rootweaver.com

We know that House means: Home, Family, Security, Possessions, Comfort, Property, Real estate, Small building. What happens when we combine it with each of the other 35 cards in the deck?

Combinations: House + 1

House + Rider = Newspaper delivery
House + Clover = Poker game at home
House + Ship = Mobile home / Transfer of property deed
House + Tree = Family home / Health clinic
House +  Clouds = Ex’s house / Cabin fever
House +  Snake = Plumbing or electrical wiring problems
House +  Coffin = Foreclosure / Death in the family
House +  Bouquet = Beautiful home
House +  Scythe = Hostile neighbours / Abuse in the home / ‘House of horrors’
House +  Whip = Domestic arguments / Brothel
House +  Birds = Gossiping housemates
House +  Child = First home / New house
House +  Fox = Self employement / Home based business
House +  Bear = Stay-at-home mum / Property manager
House +  Stars = Home ADSL modem
House +  Stork = Home birth / Relocation
House +  Dog = Family pet / Family friend
House +  Tower = House rules / Separate houses (living apart)
House +  Garden = Commune / Boarding house / Public housing
House +  Mountain =Eviction / Declined Mortgage application
House +  Crossroad = Double storey house / Duplex
House +  Mice = Home invasion / Theft at home
House +  Heart =’Home is where the heart is’ / Loving family
House +  Ring = Mortgage contract / Tenancy contract
House +  Book = Homeowner’s manual / Property portfolio
House +  Letter = Property deed / Tenancy agreement
House +  Man = Male tenant
House +  Woman = Housewife
House +  Lily = Retirement home
House +  Sun = Sun room / Holiday home
House +  Moon = Dream house
House +  Key = Home security / Approved Mortgage application
House +  Fish = Investment property
House +  Anchor = Beach house
House +  Cross =  Religious family / Moving out of home
Previous card: Ship
Next card: Tree
These are suggested combinations. Try to come up with your own, then share them in the comments section. Each one teach one. 👍

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (Ship + 1)


SHIP card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 Available on www.rootweaver.com

SHIP card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013
Available on http://www.rootweaver.com

The Ship card often refers to travel (amongst other things.) In this list of combinations I had fun listing various travel scenarios to add to my directory of card combinations.

Combinations: Ship + 1

Ship + Rider = Mail from abroad
Ship + Clover = Small vehicle
Ship + House = Comfortable travel
Ship + Tree = (to keep a) Healthy distance
Ship + Clouds = Mechanical problems
Ship + Snake = Dangerously unreliable vehicle
Ship + Coffin = Airplane/flight (box) travel. Dying
Ship + Bouquet = Surprise holiday (vacation) trip
Ship + Scythe = Hostile takeover / Hijack
Ship + Whip = Frequent flyer
Ship + Birds = Nervous traveller / Noisy flight
Ship + Child = First flight
Ship + Fox = Wrong flight / Business trip
Ship + Bear = Flight captain
Ship + Stars = Flight navigational system
Ship + Stork = Flight arrival
Ship + Dog = Friendly flight assistant
Ship + Tower = Airline
Ship + Garden = Public transport
Ship + Mountain = Delayed flight
Ship + Crossroad = Connecting flight
Ship + Mice = Stressful flight
Ship + Heart = The love of travel / Honeymoon
Ship + Ring = Boarding pass
Ship + Book = Passport
Ship + Letter = Visa
Ship + Man = Male passenger
Ship + Woman = Female passenger
Ship + Lily = Seasoned traveller
Ship + Sun = Trouble-free travel
Ship + Moon = Flight confirmation (recognised flight)
Ship + Key = 1st Class / Flight has landed
Ship + Fish = Business class
Ship + Anchor = Ocean liner
Ship + Cross = Cancelled flight

I’d welcome your suggested combinations in the comments section! 😃

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (Clover +1)


CLOVER Card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 Available at www.rootweaver.com

CLOVER Card. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013
Available at http://www.rootweaver.com

We already know that Clover means:  Luck, Small, Quick, Optimistic, Easy going, Carefree, a Risk taker, willing to take a Gamble. What happens when we read it in combination with the other 35 cards in the deck? The focus in this list is on Clover, the other cards amend or influence its meaning (rather than the other way around.)

Combinations: Clover + 1

Clover + Rider = Fast luck

Clover + Ship = Nomad / Travelling Gypsy

Clover + House = Young tenant (as opposed to home owner)

Clover + Tree = Calculated (grounded) risk

Clover + Clouds = Bad luck

Clover + Snake = A snake in the ‘grass’

Clover + Coffin = Putting a ‘lid on it’ / Reigning in an adolescent

Clover + Bouquet = Happy Hippy

Clover + Scythe = Losing a bet, Mowing the lawn

Clover + Whip = Promiscuity / Compulsive gambler

Clover + Birds = Annoyingly optimistic

Clover + Child = Small risks / Foolish (The Fool)

Clover + Fox = False optimism

Clover + Bear = Powerful motivator

Clover + Stars = Inspirational

Clover + Stork = Persuasive (leading to a change of position)

Clover + Dog = Acceptable risk

Clover + Tower = Grounding a teenager

Clover + Garden = Gardening / Horticulturist, Public raffle

Clover + Mountain = Pessimist

Clover + Crossroad = The odds are 50/50, ‘Double your bet’

Clover + Mice = Lost chance, Lose a gamble

Clover + Heart = Polygamist (carefree in love), Love to take risks

Clover + Ring = Eternal optimist

Clover + Book = Self-help manual

Clover + Letter = Menu (Clover being herbs/veg), SWOT analysis

Clover + Man = Male gambler

Clover + Woman = Female gambler

Clover + Lily = Old hippy, New-Age Guru

Clover + Sun = Jackpot winnings! (Big winnings), the ‘Midas’ touch

Clover + Moon = Meditation, Recognised winner, Acknowledged gambler, Famous comedian

Clover + Key = Winning Lotto numbers, Double confirmation: Yes! Yes!

Clover + Fish = Financial winnings

Clover + Anchor = Persistently lucky, Ocean breeze

Clover + Cross = Sad luck

These are my interpretations. I’d welcome discussions, questions & suggestions as well as your own combinations (in the comments section.) The best ones will be added.

Ideally this series will become a valuable resource for learners of Lenormand; if anything your input & experience would contribute additional value to this growing list.

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Combinations (Rider + 1)


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Card #1 RIDER. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013
Available on http://www.rootweaver.com

To read Lenormand we need to know how to string keywords together to form a sentence or a combined meaning. We already know that Rider means: Messenger, News, Visitor, Speed; but Lenormand is best read in combinations. Here’s a list of what happens when we start adding cards to the Rider with the intention of making a sentence/combined meaning to describe what the two cards together are telling us. I welcome your interpretations in the comments! The best combos left by readers will be added to these (to make a kick-ass list!)

Sidenote: Rider is the ‘main’ card in these examples, therefore the other added cards will modify the Rider (rather than the other way around.) That is to say, the focus will be on the Rider card which will be influenced by the card used in combination with it.

Combinations: Rider + 1

Rider + Clover = Good news / Quick visit
Rider + Ship = International visitor
Rider + House = Visiting relative
Rider + Tree = News of health (i.e: lab results)
Rider + Clouds = Bad news
Rider + Snake = Hurtful message
Rider + Coffin = Restricted news (censored mail)
Rider + Bouquet = A gift in the mail
Rider + Scythe = Abrupt message
Rider + Whip = Spam (repeated mail)
Rider + Birds = Phone message
Rider + Child = Trustworthy news
Rider + Fox = News of employment
Rider + Bear = Message from the boss
Rider + Stars = Email
Rider + Stork = News of a pregnancy
Rider + Dog = A visit from a friend
Rider + Tower = Official news report
Rider +Garden = Social media / public message board
Rider + Mountain = Intercepted (blocked) mail
Rider + Crossroad = Dual message
Rider + Mice = Lost message
Rider + Heart = Visit from a lover
Rider + Ring = Wedding invitation
Rider + Book = Amazon.com (mail order books)
Rider + Letter = Mail delivery
Rider + Man = Male visitor
Rider + Woman = Female visitor
Rider + Lily = A visit from grandfather
Rider + Sun = Wikileaks (exposé)
Rider + Moon = News about a famous person
Rider + Key = Password (access)
Rider + Fish = Financial Mail
Rider + Anchor = Reliable (stable) news
Rider + Cross = Sad message

As you can see, these are only a few of many possible combinations. I look forward to seeing the combinations that you come up with; remember to post them in a comment so that we can all learn from and with one another.

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Zingdoodle Lenormand, by Rootweaver – pre-order now!


Rootweaver’s latest deck-in-progress is almost complete. Each card is hand-drawn, boldly coloured and embellished with intricate doodles in a ‘Zentangle’ style.

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This is Rootweaver’s fifth Lenormand deck that proudly takes its place with her other available decks; the Vintage Lenormand, BYO Lenormand, LeNewbie Lenormand and Micro Lenormand.

Card 3, Ship. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver 2013

Card 3, Ship. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver 2013

5 Tree

Card 5, Tree. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

15 Bear

Card 15, Bear. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

12 Birds

Card 12, Birds. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

14 Fox

Card 14, Fox. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

18 Dog

Card 18, Dog. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

28 Man

Card 28, Man. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

29 Woman

Card 29, Woman. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

33 Key

Card 33, Key. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

34 Fish

Card 34, Fish. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

‘Peace knot’ – free zendoodle pattern (by JbR)


'Cross' by JbR © 2013 using the 'peace knot' doodle pattern.

‘Cross’ by JbR © 2013 using the ‘peace knot’ doodle pattern.

A little something for the deck creators, artists, zen-chasers and wanna-be artists amongst us.

Doodling is as old as the hills. People have doodled forever. But, have you wondered what might happen if you incorporated a bit more structure into your doodles? What inevitably happens is surprisingly beautiful art, and you need not be an artist to create fabulous doodles! Seriously, you need only put pen to paper and follow these easy instructions.

Zentangle ® is the art of repetitive patterns to form intricate and complex doodles. However, once we break these complex designs down to their basics, drawing fabulous looking doodles are both fun and easy, and it is addictive! It has a similar effect on us as what drawing mandalas does, it is meditative, relaxing and good for our health.

As a keen doodler myself, I have tried many of the available ‘tangles’ (doodles) as published by Zentangle and others. However, I am now ready to share my own unique (and new) doodle patterns with easy to replicate, step-by-step instructions. Anyone may freely use these patterns for non-commercial or commercial use, however I retain the copyright on the patterns themselves, and a mention might be nice if you do decide to use one or more of my patterns in your art 😉

I call the first one ‘peace knot’ because it reminds me of a piece of string knotted around a stone, a symbol of ‘tying up’ the violence in our world. This pattern is especially beautiful and striking when repeated over a larger area with a bit of shading added afterward for depth.

How to draw ‘peace knot.’

'peace knot' by JbR © 2013

‘peace knot’ by JbR © 2013

I will post these tangles separately. Please share widely with your tangle, doodle and arty friends and remember to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out on any future free doodle/tangle patterns.