The meanings that I am using below are taken from the tab called Lenormand 1-36 beneath the header.
No assigned positions were given to me from the comments section for this 9 card layout. I will designate column #1 as the past, column #2 as the current and column #3 as the immediate future.
My brief interpretation using the 9 cards below will demonstrate at least 9 possible summaries.
Dog coffin ship
sun rider book
tree house man
18. DOG – Reliability. You can count on this situation or person that is depicted in surrounding cards. Coupled with the GENTLEMAN or LADY card suggest a deep bond of friendship. A pet. When the RIDER card precedes this card a friend will come to visit you. In work situations – steadiness and security unless followed by one of the negative cards.
31. SUN – Powerful & Positive. Embodiment of success. As a characteristic suggests a warm-hearted person, someone who gleams with confidence. In a situation, brings ease where there is doubt. Will guarantee a good outcome-something to look forward to. Following negative cards will ensure victory but preceding- happiness that turns sour.
5. TREE-Pertaining to well being. The root of a problem. Nourishing one’s physical needs. Energy level. Can point to illness if surrounded by negative cards and even sudden death if the SCYTHE and TOWER are near.
8. COFFIN – Endings. Conclusions. Closures. Opportunity for a renewal. In a situation the card promises a ray of hope. Surrounded by challenging cards such as SCYTHE, TOWER, PATH can predict an accident. Time to consider a new direction. A passing if the CROSS is close by as well.
1. RIDER = This card is all about the movement of news. It’s on it’s way and usually arrives within a short time. As a person, for the most part a male, can indicate someone who is active and athletic. A jockey.
4. HOUSE = Wherever you live. When this card is beside the SHIP it can suggest a houseboat or trailer. Matters concerning the family members. A father or head of the household (King of Cups). Property.
3. SHIP- Travel of various types, in particular on or over water. Importing and exporting business. Someone employed in the Navy or other related occupation as in a marina, fisherman, dock crew.
26. BOOK- All that is unknown and most of the time to be revealed unless there are blockage cards. Can suggest secrets – knowledge that has not been brought forth or a reference book. Coupled with the TREE card a health condition will be discovered. With the RIDER card –a delivery of package or parcel. Beside a person card points to one of two things, either a higher level of intelligence or a dubious nature, closed off personality. A deck of fortune telling cards when near the MOON & STARS cards.
28. GENTLEMAN- Male seeker of cards. The special partner of a female, husband, boyfriend, fiancé etc. As a person, generally a neutral card because it is influenced by surrounding cards. Coupled with the HOUSE card- a homebody. With the FOX or ANCHOR card- male connected to work or worried about job.
PAST – DOG+SUN+TREE
These cards show a friendship that is rooted was rooted in trust and loyalty. There is an indication of some issue involving the well being of this person.
These cards suggest that news or information has come to the home of the gentleman regarding a situation that has changed significantly. This will involved the friend (DOG).
These cards point to information regarding some travel or plans that will be made that surrounds the gentleman. The entire circumstances are not known yet and it could be the friend (DOG) who will do the traveling to visit the gentleman.
TREE+RIDER+SHIP – These cards suggest that news will come regarding someone’s well being. There is less activity or lack of needed action regarding affairs of employment.
DOG+RIDER+GENTLEMAN- A friend is definitely thinking of visiting this gentleman.
These cards can be read horizontally as well.
DOG+COFFIN+SHIP- A friendship is open for renewal through a business related opportunity.
SUN+RIDER+BOOK- Promising news is on it’s way regarding some much needed information that is not totally understood.
TREE+HOUSE+GENTLEMAN- News of a setback comes to the home of the gentleman. There could also be actual structural issues around a house or in the basement.
There are many other possibilities in this delineation. The court cards have not been factored yet.