Sometimes Lenormand gives me literal meanings, as I saw with the two dailies about Hurricane Sandy. (More on Sandy in another post). So I reached back into my Springtime draws in my old 20th century paper journal, and found something interesting to share today:
Now here is where 95% of most experienced Lenormand readers would say, “Oh, well, your going on a date or you’re going to receive an invitation to dinner- but a ‘happy meeting’ will take place today.” NO! That’s NOT what happened. Let me explain…
My thoughts about this draw that day were, “Either my friend Anne (who lives close-by) is going to drop in to see me (FLOWERS being read as a person, KEY is “for sure,” and HORSEMAN being read as walking or riding her bike to my house), or maybe my husband will send me flowers (FLOWERS being read as flowers, KEY is for sure, and HORSEMAN read as a delivery person) or want to go out tonight for dinner (FLOWERS+ HORSEMAN is a classic combo read as an invitation to go out or a date, and KEY is certain).” Either way, it was a happy draw and I was glad to get it. Yet neither of those things happened.
The Key makes whatever around it certain. So here it makes the Flowers card and the Horseman card certain. You can count on the surrounding cards to be a sure thing, in some way…and by this I mean the Key also has the ability to make cards around more literal. Here’s what actually happened:
I was eager that Spring day to fill in some empty places in my garden with some added punch and figured I would go by the garden center and purchase a few annuals for some complimentary color. The garden center is located on a six-lane boulevard, where cars often dodge in and out of traffic because it is the main route that heads straight into Manhattan. As I was driving down this boulevard, a Mexican cowboy in full Mexican cowboy regalia cantered at full speed from around the corner and into the heavily trafficked boulevard on a HUGE horse! And it wasn’t like he was staying safely to the side in the bike lane, either. He looked like his purpose was to take the horse straight into traffic because he was in the center lane and going as fast as some of the cars. He wasn’t messing around with this horse- it was a very big breed who was absolutely fearless. Just before the turn- off to the garden center, the cowboy took this magnificent beast off the boulevard and around the corner. Everyone on the road slowed down and couldn’t believe what they were seeing. The horse was keeping up with the traffic and the guy clearly had control of it as he passed cars on the road, observing all the traffic lights as if he were a car. It was the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen in Manhattan bound traffic and that’s saying something.
So yeah- FLOWERS KEY HORSEMAN, is definitely being surprised (FLOWERS being read as a ‘surprise’ and KEY being ‘for sure’ or ‘certain’ or ‘really is’ + HORSEMAN) by a guy on a horse.
It is further evidence to me that with Lenormand, it seems essential to have a person, or client, in communication with you at the time of the reading BEFORE making any final assumptions about what the cards are trying to say! Part of the process for reading the cards is narrowing down and focusing the question in the right direction– and at times this is a challenge for me. Now, I hardly think or would expect a card reader to sit there and actually say, “You’re going to see a cowboy on a horse today and it will shock the shit out of you,” but with the Key here, it really could happen. LOL! The lesson here is that either of the things I first thought these cards could refer to could have really, in my daily life, happened and would have normally been more likely to happen. Trust me, if a card reader actually did say, “You’re going to be going to buy flowers today and while driving see a cowboy on a horse who will surprise you and make you laugh out loud” I’d look at him and say, “Oh- I don’t think so…this is New York.”
Which goes to prove that here in NYC, we really do see it all.
The other lesson in this daily draw is that the cards have layered meanings that typically repeat throughout the day in different ways. I’ve come to know that cards in a daily draw appear to reflect the energies of that day. Here, not only was I concerned with real flowers, but I was surprised as well. When I decided to get the flowers, I saw an actual horseman while driving (HORSEMAN is also the card for personal transport: walking, driving, cycling, and horseback riding). Later that day, I was walking to the store when I was surprised by a car that ran a stop sign as I was stepping off of the curb, ending by me shouting a series of well-chosen expletives. So a daily is really an indication of what Lenormand energy will be presenting itself for that 1-3 days in your life, and if the Key is there, you might really see a Stork with a Fish in it’s mouth in downtown Chicago!