4 card Elements Layout featuring Ciro Marchetti’s Gilded Reverie Lenormand. I must say that the imagery sends all kinds of sparks which quickly opens the door to Insights.
shuffle your deck in the usual manner that is most comfortable for you. It does not matter which deck you use. I am using the Gilded Reverie Lenormand to illustrate this layout
you can cut the deck in 3 piles and then pick 1 pile. You can fan the cards out on the table and select one at a time placing them in the positions starting with the top card
[method #1] before selecting the first card clear you mind (if possible) and try not to ask a direct question
[method #2] ask for guidance regarding a situation or person
[method #3] make a wish
This reading is for a middle aged male with no specific question except what’s my future. He did share that he was very unhappy in his current line of work. Are the Lenormand cards reading the male’s mind? :) You will notice the last card is FISH reversed.
CARD #1 – Current thoughts. The card that falls in this spot will reveal where the energy of your thoughts are at the time of card selection. It does not matter which method you selected to do this reading.
ANCHOR: Yes, most certainly the male was thinking about his work/job and the financial security it provides
CARD #2 – Your feelings. The second card will expose the emotions going on. The feelings can range.
FOX: This is a tricky card. Are the male’s thoughts about his job wrong? Is there someone at his place of employment that is not to be trusted? Some Cartomancer read the Fox as an alternate work card as well. The male’s feelings at this current time are not rooted properly. He is not seeing beyond the chicken coop.
CARD #3 – Plan of action. The card that has been placed here will provide options or a suggestive energy to apply directly connected to cards #1 & #2. This is what you should do. Depending on which card falls here, a way to the solution will be shown. If you see a card of inaction and you do not change that then do not be surprised if the result in card #4 is negative or not to your liking. Of course there are times when no action is the best course but you will have to intuitively determine that yourself.
PATH: This card is suggesting that the male look for other work. He needs to explore more opportunities so that he can see what types of employment is available. A decision needs to be made. Either he stays and stops thinking about his unhappiness or he does something about it. The last card will reveal the probable outcome.
The Queen of Diamonds will bring another opportunity for career change.
CARD #4 – What can happen. The last card is the result, outcome or probable solution. Here you will find what happens when you apply action coupled with emotions regarding something on your mind. The previous cards will be very beneficial to you because within each card is a promise for success regardless if initially it appears negative. You have a choice in most areas of your life. This card will show you the by-product of your efforts.
FISH reversed: This card would have been a much better answer if it were in the upright position as it suggests increase in finances. Obviously, there will be some financial loss directly connected to a decision he will make. He may take a lower paying job which doesn’t guarantee his happiness at all. Being away from an environment which is depleting him emotionally and getting paid less might be the way to go. There is no dollar value on one’s happiness.
I’m not totally convinced the King of Diamonds reversed has this male’s best interest at heart. This King could be a future employer promising all kinds of money and then not following through. Another way to read this court card is that it could represent the middle aged man losing his grip on his finances due to the pending financial setbacks.
Should the male leave his current job? I would tread carefully with this decision because of the FISH card being reversed. It all depends if he can afford to change jobs. Many people are stuck in jobs and unhappy as well. If he is able to detach his feelings a little more he could change his attitude and the influence of the Fox card will not be such a strong factor.