Today’s topic is all about petit Lenormand love relationships: how people relate to each other in relationships, how you can tell a couple is about to break up, how to tell if two people are secretly smitten with each other, if there’s a love triangle, or if their love is fickle…
Relationship combinations with the Petit Lenormand
First and foremost, you have to be able to recognize combinations that indicate a relationship of some sort. The most simple combination is evidently one where the heart card is found between two subject cards. So:
That works very well, usually, but depending on whether you’re using a string to answer your question, or if you’re reading a Grand Tableau, the odds are that you won’t see that specific combination every time you need to know about a relationship. And trust me, when someone comes to you, they expect you to know..!
Basic rules for recognizing interactions between people:
1) Look for joiner cards
Cards like the Ring, the Heart, the Dog, the Sun, the Scythe, the Anchor etc., all tell you something about two people, especially when they are found in between the Man and Woman card, or other court cards. Joiner cards give important clues as to what kind of relationship they find themselves in:
The Ring would mean a legal obligation, either through marriage, or a contractual agreement. It is by no means a guarantee of love, but is a very binding commitment.
The Anchor might mean a relationship where two people stay together as long as the relationship suits them. I see a lot of common law couples with the Anchor between them, where either person can just take their tooth brush and leave.
The Dog, a good and loyal friendship. There is a lot of trust between the two.
The most obvious is of course the Heart card, which signifies attraction, passion, and love.
2) In a Grand Tableau (9×4, or 8×4+4), look to see how close two cards are in relation with each other.
The man and woman card are usually the two cards you will be looking for. If they aren’t near each other, then you need to seriously consider if other cards are actually hinting at a relationship or at celibacy.
For example, the Woman card might not be close to the Man card, but it is close to another court card with some interesting joiner cards. Or, there might just not be ANYTHING, in which case there might not be a relationship to speak of.
In a Grand Tabelau, if the man and woman cards aren’t close to each other, but closer to other court cards, then you need to consider that something interesting might be going on. Either there’s an affair (usually we’ll see a more distant man or woman card in relation with the querrent, and the heart [passion] between the distant partner and another court card), or something that is preventing the two from being closer together. Sometimes a couple might be strong, but in a busy phase where the querrent might be feeling lonely (work is getting in the way, a business trip, a soldier away on a mission). It is very very important to be discrete and ask questions. You do not want to upset your querrent! There is a lot on the line, and you might be upsetting more than one person with your interpretation and jumping to the wrong conclusions.