21. The Mountain
The Mountain Card Meaning
Whenever I see the mountain, I see obstacles, or blockages.
Although the order matters for just about every card, the Mountain is one of those cards where it REALLY matters.
Here's what I mean.
Whatever is to the left of the mountain in a reading is being blocked. Whatever is to the right of the Mountain follows or contributes to the blockage depending on the card and the context.
Although the Mountain is generally a negative card, remember that most mountains are climbable. It won't be easy, but this is a blockage that can usually be scaled. If you want to know how to traverse this Mountain, look to your surrounding cards for clues or, better yet, ask how you can tackle this obstacle.
So gear up obstacle crusher. You have a mountain to climb.
The Mountain Card Combinations
Did the Mountain card show up in your reading? Check out the card combinations below. Please note, there are almost infinite meanings for Lenormand combinations. These combinations below are interpretations I have discovered over the years. The context can change EVERYTHING so use these meanings as prompts for your intuition to sing with the context of your question. I can't stress enough how important context is!
(CHOOSE FROM BELOW) + The Mountain
What is being blocked
Rider (1) = News, movement is blocked
Clover (2) = Luck is blocked, hastiness caused blockage
Ship (3) = Travel blocked, obstacles during travel
House (4) = Stagnation or blockages at home, home is not moving
Tree (5) = Growth is blocked, for health related questions a blockage in body
Clouds (6) = Confusion/doubt is blocked, depending on following cards can also mean big obstacles or failure
Snake (7) = Problem is blocked, problems create obstacles
Coffin (8) = Refusal to let go, big stagnation
Bouquet (9) = Gift or beauty is cut off, unable to enjoy gifts/beauty
Scythe (10) = A decision is blocked, sudden change blocked
Whip (11) = Refusal to accept arguing or abuse, abuse blocked
Birds (12) = Communication is blocked
Child (13) = New opportunity blocked, a child is blocked
Fox (14) = Ability to be strategic is blocked, plan runs into a roadblock
Bear (15) = Stagnation in long term finances, boss or mother in law is in the way/blocking path
Stars (16) = Dreams/hopes are blocked, vision of future is blocked
Stork (17) = Positive movement is blocked
Dog (18) = A friend experiencing challenges/obstacles
Tower (19) = Legal process blocked, large institution experiencing obstacles, an institution creating obstacles
Garden (20) = Obstacles in social scene, event experiences challenges
Crossroads (22) = Options are blocked, inability to make a decision
Mice (23) = Stress is blocked, stress causing blockage (depends on surrounding cards)
Heart (24) = Challenges or obstacles in love, love is blocked
Ring (25) = Stagnation, challenges, or obstacles in a relationship
Book (26) = Secret is causing obstacles, information is blocked
Letter (27) = News is delayed or blocked, challenges with paperwork
Man (28) = Man experiencing challenges/obstacles
Woman (29) = Woman experiencing challenges/obstacles
Lilies (30) = A long period of stagnation, challenges with aging
Sun (31) = Happiness is blocked, obstacles in being happy
Moon (32) = Not being able to see what is truly desired, obstacles in romance or dreams
Key (33) = Success is blocked
Anchor (35) = A big stagnation, challenges with security
Cross (36) = A large burden, a burden/challenge is blocked (depending on surrounding cards)
THE MOUNTAIN + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)
Following a blockage or contributing to a blockage
Rider (1) = Moving forward from a blockage
Clover (2) = Positive energy, luck after a blockage, hastiness caused blockage
Ship (3) = Moving on from a blockage
House (4) = An obstacle related to family, family assisting with a blockage (depends on surrounding cards)
Tree (5) = Growth after a blockage, growth causes blockage (depends on surrounding cards)
Clouds (6) = Confusion/doubt/depression cause blockage
Snake (7) = Blockage caused by betrayal or problems
Coffin (8) = Blockage/obstacle ends or goes away
Bouquet (9) = Beauty, gifts, or positivity after obstacle
Scythe (10) = Removing blockage
Whip (11) = Fighting or abuse contributing to blockage
Birds (12) = Discussion causes problems, talking out a challenge
Child (13) = Inexperience causes blockage, a new start after delay, a new blockage (depends on surrounding cards)
Fox (14) = Work related blockage, the plan caused blockage, an engineered blockage
Bear (15) = Boss or mother contributing to obstacle, finances contributing to problem
Stars (16) = Looking to future following obstacle, vision
Stork (17) = Positive movement following a blockage
Dog (18) = Friend contributing to blockage, depending on surrounding cards, a friend assisting in removing blockage/moving past it
Tower (19) = An institution contributing to a blockage, legal/bureaucratic challenge
Garden (20) = Social scene contributing to blockage, look to your network to alleviate blockage (depending on surrounding cards)
Crossroads (22) = Options following blockage, decision contributed to challenge/blockage (depending on surrounding cards)
Mice (23) = Stress/worry causing blockage
Heart (24) = Love after challenge, love for someone/something contributing to challenge or blockage
Ring (25) = Relationship contributing to blockage, a cycle of challenge
Book (26) = Hidden or secret challenge/blockage, educational challenges, education alleviating blockage (with other positive cards appearing)
Letter (27) = News/information contributing to challenge/blockage, paperwork contributing to blockage. Information can alleviate challenge (with other positive cards)
Man (28) = Man contributing to blockage/challenge
Woman (29) = Woman contributing to blockage/challenge
Lilies (30) = A challenge/block is in place for a long time
Sun (31) = Happiness/success after blockage
Moon (32) = Dreams, romance following blockage/challenge
Key (33) = Success following a blockage/challenge
Anchor (35) = A block/challenge is cemented, secured
Cross (36) = A burdensome block or challenge
Example Spreads with the Mountain
QUESTION: I've been single for awhile. what does my dating life look like for the next 3 months?
ANSWER: The blockage you've been experiencing in your dating life is being cut and you are likely to find happiness in love in the next 3 months.
**Note**Since the Scythe is to the right of the Mountain, it is modifying it meaning that the blockage or challenge is cut off. Here, the Scythe is great!
QUESTION: I presented a new idea to my boss and I'm wondering if the idea will get the go ahead. What is likely to happen to this idea?
ANSWER: Your idea is likely to gain some traction initially but before being implemented, will be blocked.
**Note** The Mountain here is modifying the Ship since it is to the right of the ship, meaning the journey/implementation is blocked.