Using the Tarot mini Celtic cross layout the Lenormand cards can be read according to the positions. There are various ways to lay the core cards in the Celtic cross. The method I use starts in the center with the crossing card. The 3 card is below, 4 is to the left, 5 is above and 6 is to the far right.
There is no question asked. Whatever the oracle wants to reveal will be shown.
Card 1- this spot will give you a basic idea what the reading is about. BOOK in the center suggests the topic will be about a situation that is not known currently. BOOK can also mean you are thinking of something which cannot be answered right off the bat. BOOK will be influenced by the crossing card. Let’s look at SHIP next.
Card 2- will the influences surrounding the secrets of the BOOK be opportunities or challenges. SHIP is neither one it’s own because Lenormand cards are meant to be read in combinations. It is a card which is generally positive. It suggests the movement to finding out what is inside the BOOK’s pages. Traditionally SHIP indicates travel heading somewhere, to a destination. A lot depends on the winds which are the neighboring cards.
If the two future cards 5 & 6 were negative then the SHIP would be in for a rocky ride or sail. Our tutorial layout has predominantly non threatening cards. SHIP related to commerce and trade leading to financial situations.
Let’s look at HOUSE to see what is at the root of these card combinations.
Card 3- here we find a reason or possible clue as to why the BOOK has appeared as the center card. HOUSE indicates family situations, the home and also the King of Hearts in this particular deck. Does this involve a father or man belonging to the family? Is it an adult son, brother or uncle?
My gut feeling when combining SHIP with HOUSE is there is plans for travel made by someone in a household or extended household (living at a distance).
Let’s look at BOUQUET to find out what’s going on currently and who else might be involved.
Card 4- in this spot which is still active but in the ending stages we find BOUQUET. A pleasant sort of card which promises happiness. Also, it is the Queen of Spades typically suggesting an older woman or one with lots of life experience. Could that be me, since I drew the cards. Normally I don’t fit the coloring of this Queen but the rest makes sense.
Ok, back to BOOK. Could I be involved in some news which has yet to be revealed to me about some travel? I wasn’t thinking about any trips and yet the cards are pointing to a situation that could very well involve someone’s travel. It can also hint at movement towards gaining information which will involve a transaction or negotiation.
Will PATH add any more to what has already been ascertained? Let’s find out.
Card 5- this position has created much discrepancy between card readers. Some appoint further future to this spot and some say it is a probable future. Since we do not have the staff of the Celtic cross in this example I will read it as the near future reserving the immediate future for the last card. PATH is obviously suggesting a decision or choice in direction. Maybe someone else needs to decide on a situation and that is why BOOK is the center card. It’s not up to me. The Queen of Diamonds is more my coloring but could also reflect an aspect of me as all court cards do. Since I did not pull LADY out of the deck to represent me and since LADY did not show up on her own, it is safe to assume that external situations will unfold without me doing anything.
The last card will tell you what to expect over the next few weeks which will lead to the future card PATH. Let’s see if DOG can solve the puzzle of this reading.
Card 6- I like to use this spot to gauge the steps or process before the outcome of the future card. DOG is a welcome sight. It tells you that the energy is friendly and inviting. DOG can be a friend or a person who has you best interest at heart. Is this what BOOK is trying to tell me? Will there be a situation coming up real soon that will offer me a choice?
Choices usually require some type of action or answer. Will I or won’t I. Should I or shouldn’t I. The crossing card is telling me that progress will be made and no matter what happens or whatever this situation an objective is reached.
Interesting. With no question in mind, the Lenormand cards are telling me I will be choosing a direction which is without too many waves as the cards were mostly favorable.
I will be sure to update this reading to share what did happen, if anything .