I created the Heart Layout with assigned names of the positions. It is mostly used when asking relationship questions. This layout is suitable for any deck of cards even if the deck you are using does not have male or female significator cards. In that case, you would shuffle the deck, cut it and layout it out starting at left column (left part of the “H”), place card, go to right column (right side of “H”) place card, continue placing a card in the significator spot (left column) and significator spot (right column) making sure you have a spot in the middle wide enough for the OUTCOME card which is the last card you place. Continue with the next card placing it at bottom of left column continue with right column. Finally, the last card goes in the middle (middle of “H”).
As always, posts detailing cards and/or in layouts are an exercise in how to read the cards. I share my process with you openly. How I read cards might differ from how you interpret cards and maybe you’ll learn something new. 🙂
HEART LAYOUT featuring Judith Bärtschi Lenormand Karten © Königsfurt-Urania, 2007.
HEART LAYOUT featuring the Lenormand Oracle Cards (Oracolo Lenormand) ©Lo Scarabeo, Torino, 2003.
What is the future of the female’s relationship (Lady, right column) with the male (Gentleman, left column) she is currently involved with?
ON HIS MIND: STORK. The man is thinking a lot about some recent changes in their relationship. Maybe he is experiencing changes in his feelings for her. Something probably happened to induce these different feelings. Is he thinking about the Queen of Hearts?
ON HER MIND: SUN. She seems to be pretty optimistic right about the relationship. Maybe she is just the type of person who has a sunny disposition.
WHAT HE FACES: RING. The man in question will be looking at his commitment with the female. It looks like he will figure out that the changes which are on his mind will strengthen the bond they have.
WHAT SHE FACES: COFFIN. She, on the other card sees some sort of ending coming up.
These two people on a different page as far as the future of the relationship. She appears to be taking things a bit more serious. Let’s see what the outcome will be. Will they break up?
Possible meanings of the Coffin:
-the announcement of an ending
-something is finished
-time to say good-bye
-can be an unhealthy attitude
-can’t continue the way it was
-no use beating a dead horse
-put it to rest
-let it go
OUTCOME: DOG. What a wonderful card to have in this spot. There is definitely a strong friendship (buddy) foundation between this couple. There is loyalty to this relationship which will continue.
This couple will remain partners in the future (no predetermined time frame selected). Most likely it’s 6-8 months. The bond will continue (confirmed by the Ring card). I think there will be changes ahead for the female. She will need to address what’s not working any more in the relationship. Obviously, she will work through it because the Dog card is in the outcome spot.
DOG- friendship, help, steadiness, dependability, reliable, trust, need, love, loyalty, faithfulness, playful.