Lenormand Cards Surprising Prediction: Mountain, Scythe, Lilies, Letter, Ship, Coffin

If you’re like me, you probably do not particularly enjoy receiving a handful of dreary, dismal Lenormand cards in your daily card draw. Especially if you’ve only asked a generic, ‘how will my day go?’ type of question. For one thing, if you’re not careful, it could set the tone for the day, drawing negative outcomes through the principal of self-fulfilling prophecy — something I strongly suggest you should consciously attempt to avoid. After all, who wants to go through their day with a nagging cloud of doom and disaster hanging over their head?!

Certainly not me, which is why after pulling the following Lenormand Line of 5 with Base Card as my daily card draw a couple mornings ago and finding myself at a loss for any positive or helpful interpretations, I felt a little bummed out.

Q: Heads Up/ Need to Know/ Will Happen


Lenormand Line of 5 with Base Card: 21 Mountain - 10 Scythe - 30 Lilies - 27 Letter - 3 Ship - 8 Coffin http://livingwithcards.com
Lenormand Line of 5 with Base Card: 21 Mountain – 10 Scythe – 30 Lilies – 27 Letter – 3 Ship – 8 Coffin

Under the Roses Lenormand by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


Yes, I told you these cards were dreary…


News of a death (LETTER with SHIP, COFFIN)? A sudden and possibly unexpected (SCYTHE) passing (SHIP, COFFIN) of an older individual (LILIES), perhaps during surgery to remove an obstruction (MOUNTAIN + SCYTHE) that I learn about via text, email or news report (LETTER)?


Other than the above glum interpretation, I seemed to be drawing a blank. Despite the grim outlook, there was no way I was going to take these cards personally. Nope. Wasn’t gonna do it. Perhaps within a day or two I’d come across some news story or another that played out the particular scenario the Lenormand cards had suggested. In the meantime, I had better things to do, the first of which was making sure the Rescue Kitties got their second course of breakfast. 🙂


What Actually Happened

Later that morning, inspired by a sudden burst of energy, I found myself tackling an onerous chore I had been avoiding forever: serious clutter clearing.

With over two dozen boxes of old files and documents piled up in my living space, I knew I had to get started. Three hours and one huge box later, the message contained in the morning’s Lenormand card draw became crystal clear:

Shredding/ cutting down a “mountain” of old documents (MOUNTAIN, SCYTHE, LILIES, LETTER) and sending them off to their grave (SHIP, COFFIN)!!


Under the Roses Lenormand Card Spread: Mountain + Scythe + Lilies + Letter + Ship + Coffin shows a mountain of old paperwork that has been shredded, sorted, recycled and sent to its grave http://livingwithcards.com
Under the Roses Lenormand Card Spread: Mountain + Scythe + Lilies + Letter + Ship + Coffin shows a mountain of old paperwork that has been shredded, cut down, sorted, recycled and sent to its grave


Once again, I was blown away by the matter-of-fact, tell-it-like-it-is quality of Lenormand cards. As a long-time Tarot card reader, I admit I have a tendency to “dig deep.” With Lenormand cards, that’s really not necessary.

The moral of this post: Do not over-read Lenormand cards! 🙂


Mary Hawkins

Note: I currently have transiting Pluto (purge, purging, recycling) in my natal Third House (paperwork)! — I really should have figured this one out… 🙂



Reading with the Blue Bird Lenormand Card Deck: Birds, Sun, Tree, Mountain, Heart, Woman

The Blue Bird Lenormand Cards by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. is a lovely little deck that is a pleasure to read and work with. The images on the cards are easily understandable and the verses imprinted on the cards are constructed to give a boost to intuitive insights. The enclosed LWB (Little White Book) by Stuart Kaplan includes a history of Mlle. Lenormand, a brief description of how to read the Grand Tableau (along with an example reading), and short descriptions of each of the 36 cards.


Blue Bird Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. http://livingwithcards.com
Blue Bird Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Blue Bird Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards – U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


This morning I asked the Blue Bird Lenormand Cards to give advice and commentary on how to best achieve a particular goal during the upcoming months. I drew:

Q: Advice and Commentary on Achieving Goal:


Blue Bird Lenormand Line of 5 with Base Card: 12 Birds - 31 Sun - 5 Tree - 21 Mountain - 24 Heart - 29 Woman http://livingwithcards.com
Blue Bird Lenormand Line of 5 with Base Card: 12 Birds – 31 Sun – 5 Tree – 21 Mountain – 24 Heart – 29 Woman

Blue Bird Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards – U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


Note: As usual, I added a Base Card (bottom card of the shuffled deck) to the Lenormand Line of 5 for additional insights or information. Here we see 29 Woman which suggests the cards above it are of importance to the “female asking the question,” or are descriptive of the matter that is currently on the Woman’s mind. (I often get 29 Woman as a base card when asking a question that specifically involves myself. Take notice if you experience a similar correspondence, i.e., drawing a card that generally represents yourself when doing a personal reading, whether it falls as a base card or not. )


The spread is not hard to read.

BIRDS, which suggests thoughts, words, communication and mental activities in general, is followed by SUN + TREE, giving a sense of “healthy, vibrant thinking.”

Blue Bird Lenormand 12 Birds - 31 Sun - 5 Tree http://livingwithcards.com
Blue Bird Lenormand 12 Birds – 31 Sun – 5 Tree


While MOUNTAIN can describe delays and obstacles, the fact that it is followed by HEART relays the probability that these obstacles can be overcome.

Blue Bird Lenormand 21 Mountain - 24 Heart http://livingwithcards.com
Blue Bird Lenormand 21 Mountain – 24 Heart


The central or hinge card TREE suggests “health” or “growth,” which exactly symbolizes the question I had in mind.


Blue Bird Lenormand 5 Tree http://livingwithcards.com
Blue Bird Lenormand 5 Tree


Always take note if one or more cards in the spread “confirm” the question you had in mind. To borrow an astrological term, that makes the reading “radical,” in my experience. While for me, the “confirmation” card typically falls in the central position or as the base card, it can appear anywhere in the spread, and I always take it as a confirmation that the cards are in fact addressing the question at hand.


In the context of “goals,” BIRDS + SUN + TREE + MOUNTAIN + HEART suggests that positive thinking/ declaring the word/ speaking authoritatively, etc. are what is needed to achieve the goal in mind despite any obstacle or delay. HEART at the end of the Line of 5 ensures positive results.

What I’d particularly like to point out here is that with Lenormand cards, one does not need to spend a lot of time “figuring out” what the cards are “trying to say.” Lenormand cards are very here and now in their messages. There is no esoteric layer to muddle through as there may be with Tarot cards. You ask a question, you get an answer. With Lenormand cards, what you see is what you get, which is probably why I enjoy working with them so much.

Now while I won’t go into it here, if I wanted to get more detailed, psychological commentary on how to put the Lenormand’s advice into action, I could consult the Tarot cards for additional insights. But for the moment, I’m happy with the reading and am feeling energized (SUN) and pleased (HEART) about getting on with my day. 🙂



Mary Hawkins

Divination, the Law of Attraction and Psychic Development

At its core level, divination is energy reading. It doesn’t matter whether you use Tarot cards, Lenormand cards, sticks, stones or bones. What you are doing is accessing the energies or vibrations surrounding a particular person or situation and interpreting them as you would a language. For all intents and purposes, you are using a tool (e.g., cards, runes, dice, charms, tea leaves, etc.) to “read vibes.”

Anyone can become proficient to some degree or another in divination methods. This is because all humans possess “psychic” or “intuitive” abilities to some degree or another. It is the belief that one is not psychic or intuitive that makes reading cards or engaging in any other type of divination seem difficult if not downright impossible. This occurs because of the Law of Attraction, not because the would-be diviner doesn’t have the skills or talent to master the task. People who believe it is possible to learn how to read tarot cards, Lenormand cards, sticks, stones or bones will learn how to read them. Those who don’t, won’t.

The Law of Attraction

In simplest terms, the Law of Attraction is based on the premise that like attracts like. We are talking about energies again. If your normal frame of mind, for example, is critical and pessimistic, you will tend to attract critical and pessimistic people and circumstances into your life. These people and circumstances that appear to be outside yourself will reinforce your critical and pessimistic beliefs and viewpoints. If you don’t consciously work at changing your core beliefs and attitudes, you may live your entire life from a critical and pessimistic perspective.

Another example: if you have little faith in or love for yourself, you will tend to attract people and circumstances that reflect that lack of faith and/or love. Should you actually encounter more positive people and situations, you will tend to discount them or even push them away. The Bible command “love thy neighbor as thyself” is literal. It is missing the word “you.” YOU love your neighbor as much or as little as you love yourself.


I’m not saying the above mindsets are necessarily bad. I’m just saying that they will produce — and continue to produce — similar people and circumstances in a person’s life until and unless the person does something to change the energies. This is because circumstances mirror inner consciousness, not the other way around. “Positive” people tend to attract positive experiences into their lives. “Negative” people tend to attract people and circumstances of a negative nature.

The problem is that most behaviors and thought patterns are to a large degree unconscious. People don’t think about what they are thinking about and they don’t easily see the links between thoughts and things, the unmanifest and the manifest.

This is exactly why Tarot and other divination methods are so useful:

Divination Methods Make the Invisible Visible.

The invisible realm is energy. It cannot be literally seen, only accessed. Two things are necessary for accessing this realm with card systems: a vehicle (e.g. tarot cards) and one’s own intuition. Cards which are seemingly randomly drawn provide pictures that trigger one’s imagination and intuition, “magically” resulting in insights not easily gained by the “usual” methods.

Not to be presumptuous, but I am assuming you would prefer to “see where you are going,” along with having more of what you want in your life and less of what you don’t want. 🙂


Changing the energies that surround you is under your control


To that end, I’d like to refer you back to two previous posts where I outlined my approach to reading the tarot cards from a Law of Attraction perspective.

Law of Attraction Tarot Card Spread http://livingwithcards.com
Law of Attraction Tarot Card Spread – Living with Cards

Tarot and the Law of Attraction Part 1

Tarot and the Law of Attraction Part 2

I designed the Law of Attraction tarot card spread to cast a spotlight on core beliefs and how they may be interfering with goals and desires. I’ve personally found this spread provides valuable insight and helps me quickly pinpoint where I might have gotten off track. I hope you’ll get some benefit from it as well.

Working with tarot cards and divination systems is an excellent approach to self-growth, self-improvement and self-empowerment. As you work with the cards on a regular basis, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll begin recognizing and identifying how the Law of Attraction is operating in your own life while strengthening and improving your natural psychic abilities at the same time.

That’s a win-win, in my opinion.


Mary Hawkins