How to read a 3-card layout when only a yes or no answer is requested . Featuring the Rana George Lenormand.

I have always read the cards left to right when they are laid out in a straight line. Some readers use the middle card as a ‘theme’ especially in the Lenormand system. Whatever works for you is the right way.

Today, I am featuring the lovely Rana George Lenormand, artwork by Callie L. French. I find this deck of cards superb insofar as shuffling. I am not fond of cards that seem to get stuck during the shuffle.

I do have a very specific question in mind which can be answered yes or no. I place more importance on the last card to give me the answer. The other two cards can should reveal the circumstances around the specific question I asked. It really isn’t that complicated if you use a few keywords or if you follow your own feelings about the cards.

If you know the core concepts or essence of each card in the Lenormand system you will be able to answer the question without knowing it. It is straightforward. Yes or No.

Ok let’s begin this investigative process.

Tree. Bouquet. Coffin.

 © Rana George Lenormand

  1. The first card, the Tree, will tell you that the ‘health’ of a situation is the probable theme. There are various meanings for the Tree card like networking, roots, the past, slower energy and medical situation.
  2. The second card, the Bouquet, further reveals an invitation is involved and quite possibly the Queen of Spades. I do use the Court cards to see if the direction is left or right within the layout. Generally speaking, the Bouquet card is a pleasant atmosphere as a standalone. Other meanings such as gift, fondness, visitors, pleasantries or a favour.

Ok, at this point you should have at least one or two things as the background to the question. For example: a situation involving the well-being of an invitation; a situation from the past involving a gift; a situation involving a favour or request. Now, some of you may think this is a question about someone’s health because of the Tree card. In that case, it could involve an older woman (Queen of Spades). No matter what theme you have determined the last card gives you the probable answer.

3. The last card is the outcome or answer. The Coffin card stops the further development of the Bouquet card’s positive energy. Here we have a ‘no’ answer. This will not be a pleasant outcome. It is an ending or conclusion of a project or situation.

As I mentioned in a previous post, years ago the client did not pose a question. The other thing is I would probably not do a 3-card question if a client came for a reading. Most likely I would do the GT Houses with focus on the person’s significator card and the obvious ‘theme’ cards that represent love, work, money, travel, etc. Sometimes you read 3-4 cards to come up with part of a prediction. I do ask if the client has something specific on their mind in which case I would pull out my Tarot deck and do a 10-card Celtic cross.

A client does not want to see only 3 cards they like to see an abundance of cards on the table. More cards is not always better but the client does not know that so in some cases you need to satisfy their needs. The client usually wants to see something on the table. Ok, back to the topic of today’s post. 🙂

I asked for a yes or no answer and I got one …NO. I do not need to pull any more cards. I suppose you might be curious as to what my question was and I can tell you now. My question was whether or not I should take the free piano that my neighbour offered me and yes, she is a dark-haired older lady.

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