Lenormand Card Meanings
The Lenormand deck is made up of 36 Lenormand cards, each with its own unique Lenormand card meaning. Lenormand cards have an upright meaning only, one of the things that sets them apart from Tarot.
Unlike Tarot, Lenormand card meanings are not based on the images of the cards. The colors, shapes, figures, or whether a ladybug looks happy have nothing to do with a Lenormand card meaning. As a reader, Lenormand card meanings aren’t always clear and to the point in a reading. Even when you are doing a reading for yourself, the cards are a reflection of your life, but what you see in a spread isn’t as simple as saying the events in your life are “good” or “bad”. There are often many messages in a reading that are only unearthed by careful, in-depth analysis. Lenormand readings require many years’ experience and a deep understanding of Lenormand, with different readers interpreting the Lenormand cards in their own unique way.
I use Lenormand cards in case my customers come with fear about the power of Tarot cards.
The Tarot has 78 cards. The pips, or suits, are Cups, Wands, Pentacles and Swords. Each suit has 14 cards, beginning with the Ace (considered number 1), followed by 2 through 10, and a Page, Knight, Queen and King. In addition, there are 22 Major Arcana, which depict scenes starting with the Fool, and include such cards as the Hermit, the Tower, the Sun and the World. (Probably the most well known, feared and misunderstood card is the Death card. This does not represent physical death, but rather a transformation. If you get this card in a reading, know that things will change, but this is not necessarily scary or bad!).
Tarot is not so much about telling the future (although it can give an indication as to what will occur if you follow your current path) as it is about the inner workings of the situation. It can tell you what is influencing things around you, why people are acting the way they are, and how you really feel about it all. It is good at getting to the heart of the matter, offering advice and delving into the subconscious. Also, there are many types of Tarot cards, the most famous being the Rider Waite deck. Many cards use their own design of the Rider Waite, but some are quite different and have their own interpretation based on the story in the deck. For instance, there is a Lord of the Rings deck with images and story lines from the books. These would be read with different interpretations than you would for, say, a deck based on the stories from King Arthur. There are also many different beliefs as whether you should purchase your own deck or have it gifted to you, how to break it in, how to store it and so on. This could fill an entire article on its own! Go with the gut here - Tarot is intuitive..
As the name implies, angel cards are composed of inspirational phrases and words that provide a comprehensive meaning believed to be messages from the “angels".
These messages aim to inspire, heal, guide, and comfort a person who is going through a difficult time. Learning to read angel cards can be a little less intimidating than studying tarot cards, since they do not require special training for interpretation. The words of guidance from angel cards are not only applicable to any age group but are all uplifting and positive while they stir our emotions. When preparing to use angel cards, reading the cards requires me to simply ask a question before choosing a card at random. If I feel that the card’s answer speaks to me, then it is thought that the card and the message are directly meant for me.