The Mountain card has several meanings. Typically it represents blocks, obstacles, hurdles, challenges and even goals.
This card means that it would be better to climb the mountain getting to the other side instead of just standing there and thinking it is totally impossible to conquer. If you go the long way around the circumference (of the problem or situation) it will take longer and you may meet up with even more delays.
Dealing head on with the issue at hand is best. When you see the Mountain card in the future spots you can be sure that you will have to confront something rather major. Some thing or person is in the way. In order for you to progress and move forward that thing or person needs to be dealt with. Of course you can ignore or avoid the situation, but 9/10 times it will follow you because maybe you have to resolve whatever it is. Maybe you “need” that thing or person.
There are both opportunities and challenges in the Mountain card.
As a goal – it suggests that you need to break down your priorities into small steps to achieve the results you want.
As an obstacle – it warns that there is more work ahead of you prior to accomplishing what it is you have set out for yourself or what others may have put on your path.
As Spiritual guidance – there is no need to worry because on top of the mountain stands The Hermit with his lantern lighting your way. He will protect you and guide you so that you can see the rocks on your path.
Many practitioners of the Lenormand read this card to mean an enemy or adversary. The card can represent someone who has power over you, such as a boss or even the law. You will have to determine the theme of the layout so that the meaning you chose makes reasonable sense.
When in combination with other cards ……. such as the Lady or Gentleman, the Mountain card can suggest frustrations.
mountain + fish = indicates that something is preventing access to money or something you value
fish + mountain = the eventual struggle to have flow in abundance
mountain + moon = a truly sad time when one cannot snap out of a depressive mood
moon + mountain = the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to give up
scythe + mountain = a sudden emergency or chaotic situation
mountain + scythe = whatever stood in your way vanishes
mountain + heart = with more effort the relationship can work out
heart + mountain = expect more problems within a relationship
mountain + whip = a major conflict with a chance of negotiation
whip + mountain = serious discussion which creates more problems
mountain + book = tough time getting all the facts
book + mountain = more than likely the information remains hidden