12. The Birds
“A magpie can be happy or sad: sometimes so happy that he sits on a high, high gum tree and rolls the sunrise around in his throat like beads of pink sunlight; and sometimes so sad that you would expect the tears to drip off his beak. This magpie was like that.”
The Birds Card Meaning
When I think of the Birds card, I simply think of the birds in the trees in my backyard. They chit chat back and forth. Sometimes, it sounds beautiful like they are bidding eachother good morning. Sometimes, it sounds angry, like an argument.
In short, the Birds represent communication. Look to the surrounding cards to determine what kind of talk is at play.
The Birds Card Combinations
Did the Birds 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!
THE BIRDS + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)
Rider (1) = Cordial talk, delivering communication
Clover (2) = Charming talk, quick talk
Ship (3) = Translation, foreign language
House (4) = Household talk
Tree (5) = Expansive communication, health related communication
Clouds (6) = Bad communication
Snake (7) = Deceitful talk, can’t trust words
Coffin (8) = End of discussion
Bouquet (9) = Superficial talk
Scythe (10) = Communication cut off, divisive conversation
Whip (11) = Gossip, arguments
Child (13) = Small talk
Fox (14) = Double talk
Bear (15) = Financial communication
Stars (16) = Gossip spreading, speaking of the future
Stork (17) = Positive conversation, conversation moves plans forward
Dog (18) = Friendly talk
Tower (19) = Institutional messaging/communication
Garden (20) = Gossip, social chitter chatter
Mountain (21) = Communication blocked
Crossroads (22) = Discussing options,
Mice (23) = Anxious/stressful conversation, communication is eroding
Heart (24) = Passionate conversation
Ring (25) = Talking in circles
Book (26) = Secret conversations
Letter (27) = Written message
Man (28) = A man’s conversation
Woman (29) = A woman’s conversation
Lilies (30) = Leisurely talk
Sun (31) = Positive conversation, illuminating conversation
Moon (32) = Dreamy talk, romantic talk
Key (33) = Successful conversation
Fish (34) = Deep conversation, flowing conversation
Anchor (35) = Lasting conversation, cementing the conversation
Cross (36) = Difficult conversation
Example Spreads with the Birds
I haven’t seen my friend in a long time. How will my visit with her go?
There will be a difficult conversation but will ultimately move you forward in a positive direction.
How will my date go tonight?
You will have flowing, positive conversation - perhaps an illuminating, deep discussion.