Card 28-The Man
This card simply represents any male person. It could be the inquirer himself, if he is male, someone the inquirer is interested in, someone in their environment, or someone about to enter their life. The man card is one of those cards which draws its meaning from the cards near or surrounding it. Some decks have two man cards.
Card 29-The Woman
This card simply represents any female person. It could be the inquirer herself, if she is female, someone the inquirer is interested in, someone in their environment, or someone about to enter their life. The woman card is one of those cards which draws its meaning from the cards near or surrounding it. Some decks have two woman cards.
Card 30-The Lily
The lily is a card related primarily to business and work matters. It can also represent a long-established individual of maturity and wisdom, an elder who shares the benefit of their professional experience with others. This can be either the inquirer themselves or someone else. The lily is a card of peace and contentment, and can bring with it a sense of completion, bringing serenity to one’s life. Thus, this card can also represent important life transitions, such as graduations, initiations, weddings, christenings, retirement, and funerals.
Card 31-The Sun
The sun is success and happiness, and brings the best possible outcome to any matter of concern. The sun card has the power to ameliorate or overcome any negative cards in the spread. The sun symbolizes glory, fame, charisma, and grandeur. The sun card can have a virile, egocentric energy to it.
Card 32-The Moon
This card can represent our emotions and maternal feelings of affection. It also represents fantasies, dreams, romance, or seduction. This card is creativity, imagination and the arts. The card also can represent our spiritual life, especially as it relates to intuitive and psychic abilities. The moon can also represent honor, fame, or recognition of some kind.
Card 33-The Key
This card indicates a situation that has been ‘locked up’ now becomes unlocked. Answers arrive, solutions are proposed and enacted, and success is achieved under its influence. The key card can indicate something predestined or karmic in nature coming into the picture. A major event, a twist of fate, or an unexpected resolution to a difficult problem. In some readings, it could be saying, about a card or cards near it, ‘This is key to your whole question. This is the most important element of the situation.’
Card 34-The Fish
The fish represents money; also financial matters, commerce, trade, e-trade, and business activities. It also rules self-employment and freelance work. The fish represents abundance, luck, and the creative flow in your projects. The fish can also represent opportunity; the closer it is to the Significator, the greater the present opportunity.
Card 35-The Anchor
The anchor is a card of security. It represents long-term things, stable living conditions and reliable situations that will not change very soon. The anchor also represents the qualities of courage, faith, perseverance, and determination, as these qualities will be needed to achieve the goals this card may be referring to. The anchor suggests staying put. It says, ‘the current state of affairs may last a good-long while, possibly permanently.’ Depending on the cards around it, this may or may not be a welcome message.
Card 36-The Cross
The Cross can represent a burden or responsibility, a ‘cross to bear.’ The Cross can mean suffering or sadness, an unanswered question that may remain unanswered forever, or a difficult reality we may have no choice but to accept. It can indicate guilt, but also the possibility of redemption, thus, it is also a card which is taken to represent the world’s religions.
This concludes a brief overview of the basic 36 cards in the Lenormand deck. There are a few Lenormand decks which have added cards, but all Lenormand decks have these 36 at minimum.
Very comprehensive post! I hadn’t seen either of those spreads before, can’t wait to try them out.