8. The Coffin
“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”
The Coffin Card Meaning
Do me a favor and take a deep breath.
Yes, you reading this now.
I know the Coffin can be one of the scariest cards to draw. Before you freak out, I want to point out a few things.
It is important to note the order matters in Lenormand, especially when it comes to the Coffin card so make sure to check out the example section of this post to see what I mean. The Coffin can also symbolize rest, illness or in some cases, enclosed spaces.
So when you get the Coffin, take a breath. Pay attention to the order. If it does signify the end of something positive, remember that all things come to an end and it’s part of the cycle of life. If you feel like your reading is “negative” check out THIS POST which discusses what to do in this situation.
The Coffin Card Combinations
Did the Coffin 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 COFFIN + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)
Rider (1) = Moving forward from illness/rest, activity after stagnation
Clover (2) = Opportunity, luck
Ship (3) = Transition, moving on after loss
House (4) = Family loss, family illness
Tree (5) = Resting for health, illness
Clouds (6) = Uncertainty or doubt about an ending or loss
Snake (7) = False ending, problems with an ending
Bouquet (9) = A happy ending, beauty after loss
Scythe (10) = An abrupt ending, an accident
Whip (11) = A conflicted ending, argument about loss
Birds (12) = Discussing an end
Child (13) = A small ending, a new ending
Fox (14) = Stagnation with work
Bear (15) = Powering through, strength after loss
Stars (16) = Hope after loss/ending
Stork (17) = Positive movement after an illness or ending
Dog (18) = A friend’s loss
Tower (19) = An institution’s loss, stability after loss
Garden (20) = A community’s loss
Mountain (21) = End or illness is blocked
Crossroads (22) = Multiple options on how to end
Mice (23) = Stress about a loss or ending
Heart (24) = Love after loss, a passionate ending
Ring (25) = Cycle of loss
Book (26) = A secret ending
Letter (27) = Invited to end something
Man (28) = Man caused loss/ending
Woman (29) = Woman caused loss/ending
Lilies (30) = A long ending
Sun (31) = A happy ending, happiness after loss
Moon (32) = Creativity after stagnation, loss
Fish (34) = Abundance after ending or loss
Cross (36) = A burdensome ending
Example Spreads with the Coffin
Where is my sweater?
In a tall enclosed space. Probably a dresser or something like that.
What is in store for my relationship over the next 3 months?
There will be arguing which is likely to end the relationship.
I just lost my job. What may I experience in searching for a new job?
There will be happiness after your loss and you are likely to find a great job.