Today’s question is from Lady L. who is asking about marriage with Gentleman S. She is wondering if her current relationship will lead to marriage. I asked Lady L. to do the full board reading (Grand Tableau) to see if there was any information in the Lenormand Houses which would hint at marriage.
I usually do the 9 x 4 layout and Lady L. opted to do the 8 x 4 x 4. Before interpreting some of the Lenormand Houses which I think are relevant to the question I need to clarify what the bottom 4 cards represent. Many Cartomancers who use this layout feel these 4 cards are of great significance. I see these 4 cards as the Crossing cards of the Tarot Celtic Cross. Here you can find out what influences are at work. I think this is only applicable if the Lenormand Houses are not read. Since I am only going to interpret House to House the bottom 4 cards will be read in accordance to the theme of relaionship/love/marriage. Confusing? I hope not.
LADY L falls into the House of Birds indicating some anxiety about the intentions of this relationships. This spot can also indicate the #2 which could possibly be a time indicator. GENTLEMAN S falls in the House of the Lady. His thoughts would be with this female at this current time.
In the House of the Whip (to the left of the Lady card see image) we find the Ship card suggesting there could be some discussion about travel/commuting. Also, this combination can indicate her yearning for this relationship to lead to marriage which can create some inner conflicts.
In the House of the Child (to the right of the Lady card) falls the Snake card. Often the Queen of Clubs reveals aspects on one’s personality. I want to read this to mean Lady L may be experiencing the beginning stages of suspicions. Suspicions are not always bad they just make us think of probabilities instead of looking at things through rose-colored glasses. Another meaning for the Snake card falling into this house is that there could be something not totally revealed about a child.
In the House of the Letter (to the far left of the Gentleman) we find the Heart card. There will be some news or information forthcoming with regards to this relationship. This could be read as a love letter or romantic email.
In the House of the Lady (to the left of the Gentleman) falls the Stork card (Queen of Cups). This influence predicts changes are coming most likely from some news/email. Reading just the Lenormand cards the Stork brings changes because of the card to it’s left.
At this point I would locate the Ring card and the House of the Ring for more clues.
The Lenormand RING card suggests some sort of binding or cycle. What circumstances have been brought together? In this reading the Moon card is the House of the Ring suggesting a repeated emotional “cycle”. One must remember, though, the influence of the Ring card in the House of the Sun. This very positive energy awaits Lady L.
I do want to mention that the Scythe card falls in the House of the Rider #1 suggesting some situation will be at the doorsteps of Lady L. It would be an experience which is quick without much warning. It can be a surprise & there is definitely a decision involved (Path card falls in House of Bouquet). The Dog card falls in the House of the Scythe strongly suggests a parting in friendship. In the first image we can see the Birds card in the House of the Heart. This is a worrisome energy in matters of the heart. This is confirmed by the fact that the Lady card falls in the House of the Birds.
I think it is way too early in the relationship to think/worry about marriage.
How would you answer Lady L’s question about marriage?