Unlike Tarot, Lenormand is a literal, not symbolic, cartomancy system. Sometimes a dog is just a dog, as shown in today’s daily draw:
Mlle. Lenormand Jeu de destin No. 194115 (c) 1986 Piatnik
My usual morning routine consists of asking my cards to show me something that will happen, or something I need to know. Today’s cards suggested some type of problem (Snake), possibly a publicity problem (Garden), that would have an effective resolution (Key + Sun). Key plus the base card Lilies suggested the solution (Key) would be long-lasting (Lilies). Since Dog often represents my son, I thought maybe he would have something to do with the effective resolution of the problem.
What Actually Happened:
Mid-morning or so, my son (Dog) poked his head into my computer room to tell me that a runaway dog (Snake + Dog = dog problem; problem involving a dog) had been captured in our back yard (Garden)! Apparently the dog had gotten loose somewhere in an adjacent neighborhood and a concerned citizen took it upon herself to follow the dog as it zig-zagged across streets and yards. She also called the police, who sent out someone from animal control.
Eventually, the dog, the woman and the animal control guy all wound up in my back yard, where the animal control guy (an older (Lilies) man), successfully apprehended the dog without further incident (Key + Sun).
When I pull morning cards, I usually focus on receiving information about what will happen or what I need to know.
Lately, the cards seem to want to keep talking about my son’s progress as he applies to grad schools and today’s draw was no exception.
Mystical Lenormand (c) 2005, 2007 – AGM-Muller
Yesterday my son had an online interview with one of the three grad schools he applied to. It was a very important meeting (Garden + Key). There will be a swift decision (Scythe) that most likely will be positive (Sun) and happy/ emotionally fulfilling (Heart).
I think they thought quite well of him (Sun + Heart) and liked what he has to offer.
Using the mirror technique, Garden + Heart suggests an “engagement party” and Key + Sun suggests they were impressed with his accomplishments thus far.
Scythe as the hinge card with Anchor supporting it suggests a permanent (Anchor) decision (Scythe) to take him on. Even though the decision itself may be swift, it could take a while (Anchor is a “slow” card) to get the decision (Scythe) — but with the line ending in Sun and Heart, I think the decision will be very positive.
I’ll update when I know more (probably 4-6 weeks from now).