|Nine card spread. I found this video about doing a nine card spread, about to watch it.|
I'm still a neophyte when it comes to Lenormand, but I am working on it! This system is not as natural to me as tarot, probably because I am insecure about my skills with it, and the fact that I only began practicing, sporadically, over the past year. With that in mind, I'm asking any Lenormand experts out there to have a crack at this spread!
I pulled these about my husband, mainly focusing on a career change in the near future. Is it possible? What is the outlook? All of the cards were chosen randomly. I noted that the 'Fish' card showed up in the middle as the main focus so to me this was a confirmation of the main issue on his mind which is changing careers, as it represents money and business, etc.
Snakes and roads showed up and I remembered Chloë's comment on snakes, that they can mean a winding path, which seems almost a strengthening of the meaning of roads--decisions, winding paths. This made me think that maybe making the decision was one of the more difficult aspects of the query. But again, I don't have much experience reading these card so I can't say for sure.
We have both the Man and Woman card, which I assumed would be myself and my husband, but I am not sure. These are almost too general to say, but that is what came to mind when I saw them.
In the top row we have Umbrella which is a bonus card in Shaheen's deck. It's a wonderfully optimistic and happy bonus card that talks about optimism, clear direction and triumph. It made me smile when seeing the description and looking at the image. The whole thing reminded me of the happy parts of Mary Poppins, where anything was possible if you believed.
The cards next to Umbrella are Stars and Anchor. Stars added another layer of validity to the message of Umbrella, showing optimism, destiny and direction once again. To me it felt like 'follow your dreams' as a message, but maybe I'm being too naive about it? Either way, I liked the feel of those cards.
However, when I came to Anchor I admit I wasn't entirely sure what to think. The first things that sprang to mind were that a.) my husband values security quite a bit, which Anchor represents, and b.) he may feel 'stuck' and 'anchored' to his current job. If so, I really think the cards show that there are other possibilities, other choices available.
Going down the line, we also have Tower, which shows a structure, business, school or other big organization. My husband works for a large oil company, a fact which actually bothers him, even though he is an environmental point of contact and ensures that safety recommendations are followed to the letter. I think he would love to get away from big business, specifically 'Big Oil'. His desire is to use his expertise with environmental stuff to work in that field, but he is worried he will not be qualified for most positions. I know he'd love to use his keen investigative skills and problem-solving brain toward something really meaningful.
I hope he can catch a ride on that Umbrella and find something that is meaningful to him.