Lenormand Five for Health

I am using the human body associations that Sylvie Steinbach uses in her Lenormand book, coupled with additional nuances of meaning from the excellent book from the Celtic Lenormand. I like Chloe’s insights from that book and often use them although I am not using that deck today. Today I am using the Lenormand Wahrsagekarten which has German notes for meanings on additional cards in the deck.

My question was: I’m worried about my health, what can I expect?

9 Bouquet; 10 Scythe; 25 Ring; 2 Clover; 19 Tower


9 BOUQUET – (face, smile, hair) Beauty, recovery, wellness, happy times, blooming, Spring, renewal. Maybe a literal nod to health improvements making hair and skin look much better?

10 SCYTHE – (teeth, mouth) Cutting without hesitation surgery, surgeon, harvest, shock, cutting down what was. Tough love will bear fruit, drastic change, cut out habits or things that don’t serve the highest good.

I was a bit worried about this because of the surgery aspect. Perhaps I can take it as a warning that if I don’t make changes I’ll be heading for surgery? Because of the nicer cards around this I thought I’d take it to mean simply cutting out. The mouth association reminds me of eating unhealthy foods and cutting those out. Since I fell last week I have been eating properly and feeling a lot better.

The German word for scythe is sense, as outlined in the explanatory cards, which is not the English meaning of sense but I like the dual aspect between German and English. Use your sense in change.

25 RING – (lymphatic system) I do have some problems in my legs with circulation and lymphatic problems. Here is my clue to wise up. The idea of completion, commitment, and a satisfying solution is good here. Chloe had a few extra ideas in her book about breaking out of a cycle or person that ties you to an unhealthy way of being. Bind or lock an intention in place, honour your commitments. The spouse often eats twice as much as me, so portion control is difficult but not impossible.

The lymphatic system is something we take for granted, but as we age it is worn out and sometimes damaged by our Western lifestyle of eating. Ring also makes me think of cinching in a belt or indeed leg irons or shackles, a negative meaning.

2 CLOVER – (ethereal body, aura) Whatever the ethereal body is (a Theosophical term) and I don’t believe in auras, so maybe I could say “energy spirit” instead? Luck, opportunity, hope happy endings, unexpected outcomes. Seize the opportunity, seize what life presents. Positive thinking toward life is a better energy to emit for sure.

19 TOWER – (spine and back) Guards, protects, officialdom, buildings, high ideals, big goals. Solidity, refuge (like the birds find refuge in the Tower as depicted on the card), authority, structure, security, isolation. Gain perspective.

I like Chloe’s idea of gaining perspective with this. Isolation is helpful and the high ideals of commitment to the cause are good. I think the sense (!!) of being too isolated or too inflexible echoes here. Inner security is like a tower that cannot be assailed by outside circumstance, and buildings do move slightly in the wind.

I have problems with my spine and back which would be greatly improved by eating properly to decrease edema and inflammation, and losing weight. The spine is the inner core and yet remains flexible, absorbs shock. I’m wondering if the ‘flu I had several days ago was actually my body saying “Enough!” and purging itself? Since then I’ve been eating properly, and doubly so after I fell, like the shock of the scythe, sometimes the body takes action.

This seems good with some caution connected to the scythe.


Lady Scythe Tiptoes Through the Day

Daily Draw May 20th, 2013

36 – CROSS
29 – LADY


I leave the significators in this particular Lenormand deck when I shuffle it, and I’m not sure why, but here is the Lady looking very French.

Whew, after winding down after a busy week I was not expecting cards that indicated bad luck and suffering and danger or a sudden end. Endings are not always bad but given the conventional meaning of the Cross card, I am a bit wary today.

When I made the Cross card I put in some haze behind it that could either be a halo or the fog of ignorance I associate with extreme dogma. I have both a Celtic and a Christian cross depicted because I feel the clash of beliefs often part of the suffering with this card.

The two together also make me think of sharp words, differing beliefs, and the loss of friendship as well as physical danger and end. She is dancing between the two, keeping a balance and an eye out for trouble.

Maybe I should turn off the phone and stay inside? Who knows?


When Dancing Next to Clouds Put Your Toe Out and Promenade

Daily Draw October 20, 2010

I fight the good fight today, trying to reach the scanner with my cat on my lap yet again. From The Illustrative Lenormand Oracle:


I love this lady, she is wearing a colour they call “French blue” and I had to seriously redraw the skirt of her dress and one shoe because it looked a bit funny, disproportionate, out of line. I put what looked vaguely like a French manor house behind her, and she goes quite well with the Man card in this deck. I coloured them to be compatriots, at night they fly to the Bastille Saint-Antoine and sing La Marseillaise.

Here she is turning away from the clouds, their bright side is to her, so the bad weather is clearing, but she’s making sure of it and refusing to look. She got through the Revolution and The Terror without being guillotined, now she’s picking flowers and dancing in the garden. Perhaps she is doing an old Romany folk dance celebrating the reappearance of the sun?

The dark side of the clouds lie next to the Scythe (Coco Chanel would be pleased to see that wheat), however the cutting scythe is clouded up with danger today. Obstacles, but they are blowing away from the Lady at least. Maybe the obstacles will be cut down by the scythe? I understand Mr. Scythe is harvesting obstacles today, they make good compost for the soil when the wheat comes out of the ground, and a bloody good floor for dancing.