In the last post I featured the Lenormand cards in the four card Reaction Layout with the pre-selected Situation card. I did mention that you do not need to pull out the card from the deck which represents the theme or category you are asking about.
Today I want to demonstrate the same layout with no specific question asked even though the card will know what the intent is. The card which falls in the Situation spot will reveal situation. As I shuffled, I asked the cards what female X needs to know about her relationship with male Y. These two people are blood relations (brother & sister) who live at a distance from each other. They have drifted apart for reasons unbeknownst to her.
The Robin Wood Tarot should reveal the circumstances around these two people which will help me to assess the Reading. I think the main concern is whether these siblings will be reunited in some way…
At first observation, I noticed the two Knights and have always read this duo as a confrontation or an argument. If the Knight of Swords was part of this duo I would see it as a legal battle especially since the Ace of Pentacles can represent legal papers. In this case, the argument is probably of a friendly nature or even a huge misunderstanding. The earth energy of the pentacles Knight is in square aspect to the fire energy of the wands Knight. This means a compromise is necessary or some sort of patching up in communication.
SITUATION: Knight of Pentacles. The energy of this Knight is very slow and almost at a standstill. This tells me the connection between the siblings is stagnating. It appears to be a waiting game. Who will make the first move? One of these individuals is totally focused on making money and nothing else matters.
LEAVING: Ace of Pentacles. I use the Ace as a season card when timing could be helpful. Pentacles are linked to the earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Since Aces are the beginnings I would read this card as the beginning of winter (Capricorn). It falls in the Leaving spot (passing) it would be the past winter season or even the one prior to that.
COMING: Knight of Wands. Knights do represent the coming and going of situations or people. I find this intriguing. The horse and knight are facing the Ace of Pentacles. There is some good news coming or some sort of connection which will most likely clear the air. The two Knight cards are opposed because they face opposite directions. Whatever this news is that is “coming” it will have something to do with the Ace of Pentacles. Often this ace is about financial ventures. Money could be an issue or it could be a situation which began in past winter months.
REACTION: 9 of Cups. Wishes will come true. The reaction of female X will be of satisfaction. She will feel content with the results. Perhaps a little too content. What I mean by that is some people accept explanations at face value and don’t bother to dig deeper or demand apologies.
What does female X need to know about her relationship with male Y? She should know there is an unfinished financial matter which spans back a year or two. There may be some hard feelings (2 knights) which will come out into the open. She will be happy with how things develop. One important factor is she cannot just sit back and wish things to get solved. She will need to apply some energy or action by communicating (wands) with male Y. Once this is done the 9 of Cups will manifest. The wish card sometimes brings us outcomes which are generally good but the real question is was it all worth it or did it really change anything.