I've been using an annual Tarot Lenormand spread for a few years now. It's a fairly simple spread that I've perfected over time.
I like do it at the end of the year to tell me what is to come in the new year. Yet, it works just as well for birthdays…or any time of the year that you'd like to do it!
This spread uses both the Major and Minor Arcana in Tarot, as well as all 36 Lenormand cards.
This Tarot Lenormand spread gives a nice sense of the events occurring throughout the year. It isn't as detailed as a Grand Tableau, but it's a good way to gain insight and start making connections for how to combine Tarot and Lenormand.
How this Tarot Lenormand Spread Works
The premise behind this Tarot Lenormand spread is simple. You draw cards for each month to tell you what will happen.
It is a bit of applying Tarot techniques to Lenormand in that you are telling Lenormand cards they represent a certain month. But sometimes you can push the envelope a bit with positive results.
Combining Lenormand and Tarot cards together gives you great clarity, precision and guidance. It helps you to uncover hidden things so that you will know what you're dealing with before the time comes.
Learn from My Tarot Lenormand Mistakes
When I first started using an annual Tarot Lenormand spread, I only used one Lenormand card and one Tarot card for each month.
It seems like the obvious choice, right?
After all, one Tarot card is usually sufficient to give an answer…and combining Tarot and Lenormand gives a lot of insight even if you are only using one Tarot card and one Lenormand card.
But I found over time that while one Lenormand card and one Tarot card was sufficient to accurately predict what would happen in a given month, it was hard to figure out exactly what the cards were referring to until the month had passed. There just wasn't enough information with the two cards!
I'll give you an example of the difficulty with the events that happened in my life one year. I had noticed limitations with the spread prior, but I was too lazy to perfect it until life showed me just how flawed it was.
I am hesitant and nervous about discussing this, but sometimes examples are the best way of learning.
The events are an example of the last time I used the spread with just two cards (2013) and it really made it stick in my brain about how limited, but accurate, the information provided was.
When I did a Tarot Lenormand spread for 2013, one month discussed how I would be betrayed. Another about how someone would turn out to be a false friend. It was like a soap opera of nastiness and adversity with occasional rest periods thrown in.
A year in advance, it was pretty vague and hard to put together. There simply weren't enough cards to see that the events were connected to each other or to one person.
There was nothing to tell me that my best friend of 18 years would suddenly become unhinged and imbalanced, a real Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde kind of thing. There were times I wondered if he became involved with drugs or just seriously deranged. There weren't enough cards to reveal how dishonest, abusive, frightening, or malicious he would truly become.
The Tarot Lenormand spread pointed to the end of a relationship in December 2013, but they didn't provide insight about the kind of relationship (romantic or friendship?) or that the only way to end the relationship would be for me to convince him it was his idea – lawsuits and restraining orders just wouldn't cut it.
There was nothing in the spread about the steps I'd have to take to protect myself.
There were a lot of times where additional information really would have helped – helped me to know who the cards meant, helped me to know how to handle things, and just helped me to feel safe again.
Thankfully, I was doing GTs at the time. They pointed to my not being able to trust him as early as May 2013, even though I didn't discover his lies and other betrayal until September 2013. He only became even more of a nightmare after that point in time.
I was so close to the situation that it was hard for me to see what my GTs were telling me. I kept wanting to read them differently from what they were saying. This was the person I trusted most in the world – I had more than half my lifetime to prove I could trust him – of course, the cards had to mean something else, right?
Even Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards told me that he was basically pure evil. If you've ever used them, you know how they speak. 🙂
Tarot, Lenormand, and Gypsy Witch kept warning me about him. But I was so close to the situation I kept wanting to think the best of him and refused to see the darkness that had crept in.
You're probably aware of how difficult it can be at times to read for yourself. You also know how we can think well of someone even when everything in front of us is saying to run the other way. So I don't need to elaborate.
But my point for all this is that the cards are always right. It's up to us to see and to accept what they're saying.
That's why I've altered my Tarot Lenormand spread with great success…and it's the one I'm sharing with you now.
Tarot Lenormand Spread for the Year
The instructions for this spread are pretty straightforward: You put cards down for each month and you have a prediction for what will happen every month. Woohoo!
Because Lenormand works best when read in combinations, you want to use three Lenormand cards per slot. Adding three Tarot cards per slot takes the spread to the next level.
Here's an example of what each month looks like:
You'll basically have 12 sets of cards like the image above, one for each month.
This spread can take up quite a bit of room. To save space, I often overlap the Lenormand and Tarot cards, placing the Lenormand cards on top since they tend to be smaller.
To read the spread, you read the cards in combinations: Tarot card 1 + Lenormand card 1, Tarot card 2 + Lenormand card 2, and Tarot card 3 + Lenormand card 3.
You can also read the Lenormand cards like a 3 card spread to gain further details.
I hope you enjoy this Tarot Lenormand spread as much as I do!