What Does The Deck Say? December 27, 2023

The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle: Woman (29), Garden (20), & Mountain (21). ©Caitlín Matthews.

Today’s cards: Woman (29), Garden (20), & Mountain (21).

The invitation may have been well received and all signs about the event may be encouraging, but things are not going to go as well as planned. (Do they ever?) What was promised to be an easy-going and smooth endeavor will be blocked, perhaps literally, by circumstances that will feel to have been placed deliberately in your way. You might not be able to move forward, but there is nothing keeping you from taking advantage of where you are stuck. Network with others and use the delay as an opportunity to engage with those who are stuck with you. Together, you’ll find a way to break through.


This 39 card deck by Caitlín Matthews and Virginia Lee includes two sets of Man and Woman cards, along with an extra Diviner card. The two sets of Man and Woman allows the reading to be tailored to the circumstances of the Querent. One pair is portrayed with light skin and the other pair is portrayed with dark skin. The unused cards are removed from the deck before shuffling. The Diviner (37) is not required for Lenormand reading. However, I include it with my throws as it makes an excellent “Stop Card” when first on the table and a “pay attention to what follows” card when appearing elsewhere. The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle is ©Caitlín Matthews.

What Does The Deck Say” is a weekday series of 3 card pulls from a cartomancy deck. No context or query is given to frame what the cards say as the posts are reading samples and not personal instruction. The result is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and usually surprising. All readers are invited to leave a comment about what they perceive in the random spread as each person will interact with the cards in their own way.

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