What happened to Madeleine McCann?

What happened to Madeleine McCann? A reading by JbR Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 www.rootweaver.com

What happened to Madeleine McCann? A reading by JbR
Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013 http://www.rootweaver.com

Little Madeleine McCann, eldest daughter of a British couple, disappeared days before her fourth birthday on May 3rd 2007, from a holiday resort in Portugal. Her parents and their friends were enjoying dinner at a nearby tapas bar while the children slept, during which time Madeleine disappeared. I did a Grand Tableau to find more information surrounding her disappearance.

*Disclaimer: Nothing here is presented or intended as fact or actual knowledge of what happened, it is merely how I interpreted the cards in the spread above.

Method: Grand Tableau using a Chaining/Linking technique.

The Child was told that her parents reputedly ‘gifted’ her to them by invitation, and possibly for financial reasons, when she was stolen by a repeat offender, a man who was part of a circle that pretended to be her extended family. There were discussions to confine her under lock and key until the dust had settled. The network (syndicate) responsible for her abduction operated under obscurity and secrecy to finalise the kidnapping. Under the guise of ‘caring relatives’ they took her (relocated her) to a woman, transporting her by sea, and delivered her disguised as a boy with forged documents to be passed off as someone else’s child.

The abduction was premeditated as it happened after repeated discussions with a man, connected to a human trafficking ring that has been in existence for many years. They have an extensive communications network that is tightly contained, accessible only through a deep underground movement where such abductions are plotted. Shrouded in obscurity and with the aid of secret documents they were able to see the abduction through to its conclusion, ensuring no trail was left. This abduction was emotionally motivated by ‘family connections’ ensuring the child was delivered to a woman abroad who then transported her by car to a hidden location where they wouldn’t be exposed. Documents were exchanged regarding ‘parental’ rights (possibly with inside help from some official) ensuring the child would not be recognised. This child was specifically chosen for her appearance (beauty) and money was exchanged for the abduction.

It appears as if they kept the child in a fortress that had several exit routes to make their quick escape if necessary. The venue is possibly in a mountainous terrain or near a large mountain range, and/or behind high walls.

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Lenormand in 5 easy steps

Something exciting is afoot. After 18 months of treading water, trying to come to grips with how to read Lenormand, I finally experienced my big lightbulb moment! In that moment of clarity everything I had learnt about Lenormand suddenly slotted perfectly into place. I am so excited to share what I have learnt that I started a study group on Facebook called Lenormand Toolbox. If you’re still treading water on your Lennie journey, or if you’re totally new to Lenormand and would like to learn more about it, or even if you’re an ‘old hand’ at it; come join me and a great community of other like-minded Lenormand enthusiasts where you can learn to read Lenormand in 5 EASY STEPS. Absolutely free of charge!

One of the Group Activities available on the Lenormand Toolbox Facebook group. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013, available at www.rootweaver.com

One of the Group Activities available on the Lenormand Toolbox Facebook group. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013, available at http://www.rootweaver.com

I know what it’s like to stumble and fall, over and over again while trying to learn this fascinating system of European fortune telling. Therefore, if I can share even one little thing with you to make your learning experience easier or less frustrating, I’d happily do it.

For this awakening I credit Mary K. Greer, she was the right teacher at the right time for me. I had enrolled and participated in many Lenormand courses before signing up for her fabulous Le Petit Lenormand Course. All of them were good, yet it was in Mary’s class that the penny finally dropped for me, and now I want to share my insights!

If you would like to learn to read your own cards, or if you’d like to add Lenormand readings as an extra service to your existing tarot practice, hop on over to the Lenormand Toolbox. Looking forward to seeing you there!

JbR xxx

Samhain Blog-Hop: How do I love myself?

Thoughts on love. The most complex relationship most of us will have is the relationship we have with ourselves. It is little wonder then that the issue at hand in many readings I do for querents comes back to this question: ‘How do I love myself?’

I am honoured to be part of the Samhain blog-hop, the theme this time is LOVE. My post links here to Ethony (the blogger before me;) and here to Sun Goddess Tarot (the blogger after me.) Continue to read each of our thoughts on love by clicking on these links. From their blogs they will direct you to the next blogs in the Samhain blog-hop. If however Mercury Retrograde decides to play havoc with any of the links in the chain, fear not, here is the Master List.

How do I love myself? Knowing that the relationship we have with ourselves will colour the relationships we have with everyone and everything around us, I thought it a good opportunity to address this question. I consulted the Lenormand, a European system of fortune-telling. Card combinations are numbered and listed at the end. What follows is a dialogue, a heart-to-heart with ourselves about self-love, derived from a Square of Nine reading I did on this subject. In this reading the conversation might go something like this:

Square of Nine - Samhain Bloghop. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver www.rootweaver.com

Square of Nine – Samhain Bloghop. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand © Rootweaver 2013. Available at http://www.rootweaver.com

“Dear Self,

(1) I acknowledge that my relationship with you has been riddled with disease, crippling me to believe that I am not as worthy as another. Confining me to that stuck place where I am confronted with my imperfections. A tomb that whispers ‘if I can see how unworthy you are, surely everybody else sees this too?’ I fear these thoughts that weigh me down seem utterly beyond my control.

(2) But… I acknowledge too that I am in partnership with myself, however I approach this we’re in it together. I may as well stop the merry-go-round for long enough to make a promise to me; a promise of commitment – come what may.  (3) In doing so, what may come is a new message of love. A renewal of my core relationship; a relationship that touches and colours all other relationships in my life. (4) I accept the invitation to seek the beauty and value in me. I know it has always been there even if I’ve temporarily lost sight of it.

(5) I acknowledge that my issues of low self esteem are deeply rooted. It seems I’ve carried the weight of this through generations almost as if my imperfections are imprinted on the DNA of my psyche. (6) But, I also acknowledge that I need to make an effort to be truer to me, the real me, and to trust myself to be a loyal companion who can see beyond the genetic imprints until I remember that I have always been my own soul-mate, even before I chose this life, these generational lessons.

(7) It is then that I will be free to enjoy the abundance of who I am. To frolic again in the flow and to see hurtful experiences and perceptions as nothing more than yet another resource, one of many to add to my coffer. (8) For, wherever I travel, whatever distance I cover in this life or another on these or other foreign shores, I know that I am the rightful heir to my unique connection to Source – my own spark of divinity. It is my inheritance.

(9) I will travel beyond the shores of my physical experiences, I will heal my sense of discomfort and ill-worth, and I will recognise myself as one who has been on this journey a long time, much longer than my physical age. From this day on I will be my own champion, my own best friend. I will endeavour to remain in the flow of abundance from which I was conceived.

(10) Dear Self, my journey has not stalled, I am merely setting down roots for a while as I learn about love and relationships in this physical world. I allow the roots of my tree to dip deeply into the flow of consciousness, and I pause often to quench my thirst.

(11) I have me, my best friend, to face the rest of this journey with. As long as I trust that I am exactly where I need to be and that soon enough my ship will sail on to new shores, we might as well enjoy the process together.

(12) I can only love another in so much as I have learnt to love myself. I no longer struggle to swim upstream, I surrender to the flow. Suddenly I find I no longer need permission to love because this love doesn’t come with a price tag that says ‘you’ve gotta love me back.’ I’ve let go of the notion that I am any less deserving than another because I know this is not true. We’re all cut from the same cloth, fishing from the same pond.

I think I’ll spread a picnic blanket now, catch some sun rays and allow myself to feel totally at one with all I am, all I ever have been and all that I am becoming.

I am loved.”

  1. Heart+Coffin
  2. Heart+Ring
  3. Heart+Rider
  4. Heart+Bouquet
  5. Heart+Tree
  6. Heart+Dog
  7. Heart+Fish
  8. Heart+Ship
  9. Tree+Ship
  10. Tree+Fish
  11. Dog+Ship
  12. Dog+Fish

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

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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.

JbR’s Lenormand Journal: Card Keywords

Card 11, Whip. Deck Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver © 2013

Card 11, Whip. KEYWORDS: Sex, Repetition, Quarrel / Strife, Decision. Deck: Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver © 2013

When I started learning Lenormand the first thing I was taught was that I would need to decide on the keywords (card meanings) for each of the 36 cards in the deck. As someone relatively new to this journey I have settled on a few basic keywords from which I can begin.

My keywords are derived from traditional meanings, and in some cases I have opted to go with the ‘French tradition’ rather than the German (eg: I use Fox to mean employment and Whip to mean sex.) My list is very minimalistic, but for now this is all I will need to begin reading Lenormand. (I suggest you decide on your own meanings for the cards.)

Updated: I will keep adding keywords to the list so that it becomes a valuable resource for anyone learning Lenormand. (Source: Lenormand Cards Study Group on Facebook)


1. Rider – Messenger, News, Visitor, Speed, A mode of transport, Physically fit, Athletic, Forward motion (moving forward), Delivery

2. Clover – Luck, Small, Quick, Optimistic, Easy going, Carefree, A risk taker, willing to take a Gamble, Herbs, Grass, Serendipity

3. Ship – Travel, Adventure, International, Long-distance, Foreign, mode of Transportation, Movement, Transition, Transfer, Distant

4. House – Home, People in immediate environment, Security, Possessions, Comfort, Property, Real estate, Small building, Environment, Householder, Landlord/Realtor, Ownership

5. Tree – Health, Ancestry, Grounding, Enduring, Boredom

6. Clouds – Uncertainty, Doubt, Troubles, Ambiguity, Ex-partner, Confusion, Negativity, Bad Weather, Depression,

7. Snake – Deception, Libido, Betrayal, Duplicity, Spiteful, Treachery, A rival, Twisted roads and paths, Detours, a River, a Woman, sometimes an Older Woman, Plot, hidden Poison, Venomous, Hypocrisy, Lesbian partner, Complications, Wise Woman

8. Coffin – Death, Confinement, Box, Endings, Sickness, Bankruptcy, a bad Scare, Grief, Transformations and new beginnings, Black

9. Bouquet – Gift, Appreciation, Beauty, Charm, Pleasant, A nice surprise, A likeable woman, Female relatives esp. beautiful, gracious, artistic women. Invitation, Pleasure

10. Scythe – Sharp, Cutting, Sudden, Danger, Aggression, Cruelty, Pain, Sharp objects, Accidents, Surgery, Division, Accelerating, Hostile, Harvest (away from the blade), Big Peril, Sudden decisions, Severance, Unpleasant surprise, Critical

11. Whip – ‘Athletic’ Sex, Repetition, Quarrel, Strife, Decision, Speech and language, Controversy, Heated discussions, Arguments, Separation, The number 2 – or 2 of something, Chronics pains, Threats, Abuse, Sports, Physical attraction, Addiction, Passion, Competition, Stimulated, Agitated, Disrupted, Activities, Discord, Any repetitive action e.g: Dance, Exercise, Handwriting

12. Birds – Conversation, A couple, Phone calls, Communication, Gossip, Stress, Nerves, Anxiety, Worries, Annoyance, 2 of something, Siblings, Sales, Negotiation, Interview, date, Wifi, Therapy,  Counselling, Buzz

13. Child – Innocence, Beginning, Trust, Friendliness, A little bit of something, a Child, Immature, Small

14. Fox – Employment, Shrewd, Clever, Wrong, Deceitful, Treachery (often in the workplace,) Fraud (or theft,) Quickness, Quick witted, Dishonest, Intelligent, Smart, Red, Strawberry blonde, Slippery, Slick, Trickery, Mask, Undercover, Sly, Fast-thinking, Camouflaged, Trouble-maker, Employee, A detective, A spy, A con artist, Witty, Street smart, (could be a) Police station, Cunning, Sexy (foxy), Resourceful, Hunt, False

15. Bear – Boss, Maternal, Weighty, Power, Strength, Force, An official (judge, customs officer, police officer, boss, etc.) Management, Nutrition & diet, Protection, Salary, Large, Parental, Envious, Jealous, Overbearing

16. Stars – Internet, Wishes/Desires, Spirituality, Navigation, Reach-for-the-skies, Clarity, Astuteness, Hopes, (can sometimes refer to) Psychic talents, Night, Cold places, North, A new path, GPS system, Guiding, Healing, Cosmic, Intuition

17. Stork – Delivery, Change, Pregnancy/Birth (Midwife,) Relocation, Movement, Moving house, A nice woman (with a child), Renovation, Delivery of something concrete (as a opposed to a message or news), Return, Improvement, Promotion, Tall & thin

18. Dog – Loyal, Friend, Companion, Friendship, Trust, (usually, but not always) a Man, a Dog or other pet, Devotion, Acceptance, Playfulness, Unconditional, Fidelity, Lover/Soulmate

19. Tower – Authority, Rules, Bureaucracy, Dogma, Official, Limitations, Borders, Loneliness, Arrogance, A tall building, A tall person, Separation and divorce, Independence, Ambition, Government, The civil service, A large corporation, Isolation, Ego, Confinement, Imprisonment, Guidance, Protection, Schools, Law, Higher education, High self esteem, Conglomeration, Chain stores, Franchises

20. Garden – Public, Gathering, Networking, Public places, Society, Entertainment, Meetings, Parties, Outdoors, Facebook(ing), Marketing, Public Relations, Audience, Publicity, the Masses

21. Mountain – Obstacle, Enemy, Challenge, Delays, Barriers, Blockages, Coldness A formidable enemy, (can refer to) actual Mountains and mountainous terrain, Resistance, Loneliness, Restriction, Procrastination, Slow, Stubborn, Stagnant, Far and remote

22. Crossroad – Choice, Decision, Two-faced, Split, Forked, Dual, Alternatives, 2 of something,  (sometimes a) Female rival/friend, Dual personality, (leading a) Double life, Infidelity, Back-and-forth, Quandary, Multiple, Escape

23. Mice – Vermin, Loss, Theft, Waste, Erosion, Parasites, Infectious illnesses, Worry, Stress, (sometimes) Teamwork (or working in a systematic product line i.e: the treadmill), Gnawing, (can be) Chemo in cases of illness (i.e: Mice + Tree)

24. Heart – Love, Passion, Courage, Love affairs, Affection, Relationships, Feelings/Emotions, (sometimes) Flirtation, Joy, Attraction

25. Ring – Commitment, Eternal, Cyclical, Contract, Promise, Relationships, Connections, Partnerships, Business contracts, Marriage, Engagement (or other partnership of long duration,) A never-ending situation, (an actual) Ring or other jewellery

26. Book – Knowledge, Study, Secrets, Education, (an actual) Book, Documents & paperwork, Writing and publishing, a Project, Research, Investigation, Esoteric mysteries

27. Letter – Written communication, Record, Messages, Documents, Certificate, Report card, Medical results (esp with Tree), a Cheque (esp with Fish), a Bill or an invoice, a Menu (esp with Fish or Clover)

28. Man – Male querent, Spouse, Masculinity, Analytical

29. Woman – Female querent, Spouse, Femininity

30. Lily – Maturity, Purity, Ageing, Quiet, Sexuality, Harmony, the Family, A man – often older & of stable temperament, The Father, (sometimes a) Patron, Doctor, Relative, Support, Socialism and social welfare, (an older) Lover, Snow, Frost, Winter, White, Peace, Wisdom, Grandparents, Aunts or uncles, Salt-and-pepper hair, (something that takes a) Long time, Gestation period, Investment, Contentment, Retirement, Morality, Making love (familiar, every-day sex), Serenity

31. Sun – Success, Illuminating, Exposure, Luck, Good fortune, Warmth, Confidence, Brilliance, Energy, Security, Light, Electricity, Heat (and hot places,) South

32. Moon – Fame, Recognition, Dreams, Reflective, Emotions, Creativity, Fame, Honour, (sometimes) talent in Esoteric fields, Evening, Dark places, Romance, Intimate situations, Psychic ability, Advertising, the Reproductive system, the Womb, Intuition, Reputation

33. Key – Solution, Yes, Access, Security, Mastery, Certainty, Great talent

34. Fish – Money, Flow, Resources, Prosperity, Abundance, Financial matters, a Businessman, Water, Alcohol (and other liquid substances,) (sometimes actual) Fish, and those who work on or near the sea, Food, ‘Liquid’ assets, Self-employed, Entrepreneur, Fertility, Addiction

35. Anchor – Stability, Grounded, Fixed, Commitment, (can be) Work/Career, the Seaside, reaching your Destination, reaching your Goal, Persistence, Reliable, Strong support, Beach, Port

36. Cross – End, Sorrow, Karma, Religion, Burden, Hardship, Suffering, Grief, Pain, a Test or Challenge, Destiny, (can be a) Religious person (esp if before Man/Woman card)

Follow my adventures as I journal about the process of learning Lenormand. A system of fortune-telling that has confused me for long enough. I am determined to consolidate what I have learnt and to push the boundaries further in this new series on Tarot Taxi, JbR’s Lenormand Journal.

Let’s learn together, I welcome your comments, questions and experience.

Onward and upward! JbR xxx