When reading Lenormand, the cards can being broken down into groups – people cards, work cards, money cards, sex cards, spiritual cards…
Which Lenormand cards represent spirituality and how they differentiate has been a recent topic of discussion on this site in comments and emails.
But exactly how do they represent spiritually?
How do they differ?
Here is some insight into reading Lenormand Spiritual Cards:
Normally, the Tree represents the state of your health.
However, it also reveals karmic (past life) connections and your spiritual beliefs and health.
The Tree can show whether you are spiritual, involved in holistic health, or practice yoga. It unveils how strong your belief systems are and what entails your philosophies about life.
The Lenormand Tree is your spiritual life as a whole.
In Lenormand readings, the Tree can represent shamanism, tribalism, and aboriginal and Druidic beliefs. Any spiritual path that involves nature can be symbolized by the Tree.
When reading Lenormand generally, the Key card clearly is about unlocking secrets, success, and doors being opened to your wishes and desires.
However, in terms of spirituality, I think the Key is best described as the higher, overall, Universal, Divine energy. It's that part of spirituality that is broad and intangible.
The Key is about life's lessons, spiritual breakthroughs, your life purpose, and your connection to the spiritual world.
It can indicate that something higher is at work, guidance is there when you need it, and that you should just trust that you are on the right path.
In Lenormand readings, the Key card will point out important individuals in your life and if the relationship with them is karmic. While it can show if someone is a soulmate, it doesn't necessarily mean soulmate in the romantic sense. It can just indicate you knew the person in a past life, and thus they feel familiar to you, as if you knew them before you met them.
In most Lenormand readings, the Cross reveals burdens, pains, suffering, and challenges.
But the Cross also represents all organized religions and their principles. It's the card of religion, faith and belief.
The Cross goes beyond a chosen “spiritual path” and gets into the heart of a person's religious beliefs.
It can describe how religious a person is, whether they regularly observe their religion's teachings, whether prayer or other religious rituals are significant to them, and so on.
The Cross card also represents places of worship – churches, temples, mosques, and more – any place that is sacred.
Just as historically, the Cross was not a Christian symbol, in a Lenormand reading, the Cross can indicate all religious icons, symbols and insignia.
Note: While the Lenormand Book card can be considered a spiritual card since it relates to esoteric and spiritual studies and knowledge, I have not included it in this study on reading Lenormand spiritual cards because its meaning is less likely to be confused with the meanings of the Tree, Key and Cross. The same goes for the Lenormand Moon card which is connected to psychic abilities.