Have you been confused by the Lenormand Fox or Snake? Do you ever wonder which of meanings to use…or how they differs from each other?
The Lenormand Fox card can be just as tricky and sly as its namesake animal. It certainly doesn't help that the meaning of the Fox card changes in different schools (countries).
And the Lenormand Snake can be even worse with its meanings ranging from treachery to a woman to plumbing. It's so wide, where do you start?
Here are some tips to help you understand the Lenormand Fox and Snake better.
General Meaning of the Fox
The Fox represents deceit, manipulation and fraud.
He is always calculating, willing to do whatever it takes to survive. A master manipulator, he will use his everything in his capacity, even those around him.
The Fox is a person without scruples, a charming hypocrite. His manner is subtle, but he is quite certain about his objective.
The Fox points to a breach of trust, something subtle and inventive.
At work, the Fox is your rival. He is someone who will compete with you, even going so far as to sabotage you. He will do whatever is necessary to come out on top.
The Fox doesn't engage in petty backstabbing or gossip. Oh no, that's the Snake! The Fox will, however, cheat and lie. The Fox can flatter you, encourage you, and make you feel great, but there's always an underlying danger in his actions that you may not always be aware of at first glance. It's often something that you think you should have seen coming.
In the French school of Lenormand, the Fox can represent employment – your 9-to-5 job. Why? Because it's what you have to do to put food on the table and a roof over your head. These are things that drive the Fox in all areas of life.
Otherwise, the Fox is unrelated to work, except for commenting about your work ethic. It's a card that will indicate a workaholic.
When the Fox appears, it's an announcement that something is wrong. Look to the cards touching it for more insight.
If health is involved, the Fox is often connected to your nose and sense of smell. It's also possible that a problem may be hidden or a second-opinion is needed.
General Meaning of the Snake
The Snake card represents treachery, attacks, complications and detours.
Her compliments are not sincere. She will spread false rumors. She will betray your secrets. She will try to ruin your reputation. She is dangerous.
She touches closer to home than the Fox, more likely affecting your personal life than your professional life. Thus, her warning often involves your friends and loved ones.
The Snake's goal is usually to hurt you.
She doesn't always take a straight path. Like the undulating movements of a snake, she will twist and turn. You can expect complications to arise.
She will use her intelligence to try to remain hidden. Because you often don't see her coming, and because she can be so close to you personally, her attacks can hurt. Painful emotions often arise in the presence of the Snake.
The Snake will act from jealousy, spite or revenge. She doesn't forgive or forget easily so you may be lulled into safety, thinking everything is okay, at which point she will strike.
When the Snake appears, it's warning you to be on guard. Look to the cards touching the Snake for more details.
It's the undulating moment of the Snake, its twists and turns, that lead to the Snake card being a symbol for rivers, windy roads, and plumbing. These meanings typically come up when you're asking about places, trips or property, or are doing a daily spread.
If the Snake represents a woman, she's usually intelligent with short, dark hair. She probably wears glasses or contacts. If you see the Snake appear with another person card, there's a good chance the Snake is a woman. It doesn't mean she is “the other woman” (i.e., an affair). It happens, but it could just as easily represent someone's sister or aunt.
Ultimately, when reading the Snake, the meanings are based on the question asked and how the cards fall. Most often, the Snake will not represent a woman, rivers, roads, or plumbing. Always begin with treachery and complications, and then work your way through the cards to see what other meanings may apply.
If health is involved, the Snake represents the intestines and complications.
The Differences Between the Fox and the Snake in Lenormand
Here are some of the key differences to help you tell the two cards apart.
- The Fox is about cheating and lying. The Snake is about backstabbing.
- The Fox often touches on your professional life, while the Snake is more likely to be about your personal life.
- The Fox plans. There is a strategy behind his actions. The Snake simply betrays. Her closest thing to a plan or strategy is the idea of hiding in the bushes – you typically won't see her until after she attacks.
- The Fox is usually motivated by things – money, food, shelter, status. The Snake is usually motivated by something more personal, such as jealousy or spite.
While the Fox and the Snake aren't nice Lenormand cards, they are not the worst cards. If the cards appear to describe a person, it doesn't mean he/she is evil. It is simply a warning to beware of his/her motives and behavior.