It's natural to want to read Lenormand cards often. Not only is it fun, but it's how you learn Lenormand.
But is there a limit to how often you should read Lenormand cards, whether for yourself or for others?
In a nutshell, yes!
If you're spending a lot of time reading for yourself (multiple readings in a day), you'll begin to cloud your judgment. It'll be heard to understand your intuition or to gleam insights from the cards. You'll start doubting yourself and your cards.
In other words, you can have too much of a good thing.
Beware the Temptation of Reading Lenormand Cards
It's normal to want to read the cards often when you're stressed, worried, troubled, or uncertain about a situation. The cards provide a sense of comfort and reassurance. However, this isn't the best thing to do.
You see, when you ask the cards the same or similar question repeatedly, you can start to influence the cards. This means that they can start to match what you want them to say, changing their message to make you “happy”. If you fear the worst, they can begin to tell you your worst fears will come true. If you're hoping for particular answer or outcome, the cards can begin to match what you want.
You are not getting an accurate reading!
The cards are telling you what you want to hear.
What you want to hear may not be the true answer to your question.
The answer the cards give you the very first time you ask your question is the answer you should accept…and leave it at that.
A better solution is to ask your question, lay your cards, and stop.
If you're really anxious about things, step away from the cards and take a breather until you are able to read Lenormand with a clear mind. The less you allow your emotions, hopes and fears to influence your reading, the more accurate your reading will be.
Remember that the closer you are to a situation, the harder it can be for you to read Lenormand. There's always an element of bias that you can inject into a reading, no matter how long you have been reading Lenormand. It's why many experienced Lenormand readers will consult with other readers, myself included. A fresher mind that isn't tied to the issue at hand will often see things more clearly and in more detail than you will.
I've seen someone who wasn't sure about what to do about his marriage do a GT every day. He always swore he would never do such a thing, but he kept laying the cards and laying them and laying them… looking at the cards to tell him what to do, wanting them to match a certain outcome…
He swore the Lenormand cards were just cards, but he was so close to the situation that he allowed his emotions to cloud his readings…
And he wasn't able to get accurate readings.
As events played out, it turns out his first GT was the accurate one. Let's just say things would have gone a lot better for him and everyone involved if he had stopped at the first GT.
When You're Emotionally Tied to a Situation
If you feel the urge to keep doing Lenormand spreads because you aren't sure about an answer, are unsettled about a situation, or are confused about a reading you did, resist the urge!
If you need to do another spread, instead ask someone else for a reading. Let them interpret the cards and stick to their interpretation. Don't try to interpret the cards yourself because you'll fall back into the mistake of trying to make the cards match what you want them to say.
Let me give you an example of another person (who also happens to be male). He was really interested in a woman he worked with, but his cards weren't telling him quite what he wanted them to say. He had someone else do a reading for him – a GT on who his soulmate was.
The GT very clearly described who his soulmate was – someone he had been friends with for many years, not the woman he worked with. However, he was so emotionally involved in the situation, he kept trying to match the cards to the woman he worked with.
He wasn't new to Lenormand; he had been reading Lenormand for over 15 years. But he wanted it to be the woman he worked with so badly that he wouldn't accept the other reader's reading for him. He knew it had to be her!
He was looking to the cards to reassure him that it was her and he would end up with her. It's completely natural for us to do this when we're too close to a situation, but in the end, he was wrong. The woman he wanted the cards to pick for him ended up being a very unhealthy relationship. In the end, he discovered the cards were right all along – his soulmate was the woman he had been friends with for years.
So the question of how often you should read Lenormand cards is actually tied to how emotionally involved you are in a situation.
If you're close to the situation, read the cards once and walk away. Don't lay the cards on the topic again until things have transpired.
If you're doing readings on different situations, such as a 5-card spread on love, another on work, and a third on health. They're completely different topics so it's okay to do each spread.
If you're doing a GT, only lay it once until all events in it have passed.
Otherwise, your readings will get so blurred and muddled that you won't know what's right anymore.
It can be confusing to both new and experienced Lenormand readers.
I hope this article on how often you should read Lenormand cards helps you.
Updated: 23 June 2022