The Tree - Lenormand Card Meanings and Combinations

5. The Tree

“[Trees] are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.” – Herman Hesse

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Keywords

  • GROWTH

  • ROOTS

  • HEALTH

  • EXPANSION

The Tree Card Meaning

Picture a tree with me. There are the parts we see, the branches, the leaves, the bark. What we don’t see are roots, deep beneath the ground. Roots absorb nutrients from the ground, they anchor the tree so it does not fall over. If the tree roots are not healthy, the tree cannot thrive.

When the Tree card appears in a reading, I refer to the context of the question to determine the meaning. Most commonly, it is a signifier for health as our bodies root us to the earth. It can also represent growth, and expansion like branches spindling outward, reaching for sunlight. The Tree generally leans positive, but look to your context and surrounding cards to see what roots are taking hold and what you are growing toward.

The Tree Card Combinations

Did the Tree 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 Tree + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)

  • Rider (1) = Growth arriving, someone from your past arriving, news regarding health

  • Clover (2) = Good health (short term), blessed health, luck for expansion

  • Ship (3) = Picking up roots, a health journey

  • House (4) = Home roots, family expansion

  • Clouds (6) = Health uncertainty/misfortune, anxiety about growth

  • Snake (7) = Digestive health, health issues, deception/lies when it comes to growth

  • Coffin (8) = Resting due to health (bed rest), growth/expansion ending

  • Bouquet (9) = Positive growth

  • Scythe (10) = Sudden health issue, break in expansion/growth

  • Whip (11) = Conflict regarding growth, repetitive health issues, problems with the source

  • Birds (12) = Throat health, communication about growth/expansion, discussing the root of the problem/matter

  • Child (13) = New growth, a child growing

  • Fox (14) = Smart growth, necessary adaptive expansion

  • Bear (15) = Financial growth, nutrition, physical strength, family matriarch

  • Stars (16) = Future growth/expansion, multiple opportunities for growth, many growths (health context)

  • Stork (17) = Positive, sudden growth

  • Dog (18) = A strong friendship, friendship rooting

  • Tower (19) = Solo growth, a hospital, formalizing growth

  • Garden (20) = Rooting in environment/social scene

  • Mountain (21) = Growth is blocked

  • Crossroads (22) = Growth opportunities/choices, health decisions

  • Mice (23) = Growth/expansion being gnawed away, stress about health

  • Heart (24) = Rooting in love, heart health

  • Ring (25) = A health cycle, commitment to health, a growing relationship, a rooted relationship

  • Book (26) = Health mysteries/secrets

  • Letter (27) = Health news, invitation for growth, news regarding expansion

  • Man (28) = A doctor, man relating to health, male ancestor

  • Woman (29) = A doctor, woman relating to health, female ancestor

  • Lilies (30) = Slow growth, aging

  • Sun (31) = Vitality, positive growth, good outlook for expansion

  • Moon (32) = Reaching/growing toward goals/dreams, past life dreams

  • Key (33) = Positive health outcome, successful growth/expansion

  • Fish (34) = Abundance in health, many growth opportunities

  • Anchor (35) = Rooting, staying put

  • Cross (36) = Health burden, growth is difficult

Example Spreads with the Tree

QUESTION: 

I just moved to a new city. What will living in this city bring me?

House

House

Tree

Tree

Anchor

Anchor

ANSWER:

You are putting down roots and this is likely the place you will stay put!

QUESTION:

I’m feeling lost when it comes to my career. Which career field would be best for me?

Tree

Tree

Tower

Tower

Letters

Letters

Key

Key

ANSWER:

Health/hospital administration looks very positive. Tree + Tower = Hospital. Tower + Letters = Administration/paperwork. Key = positive.

QUESTION:

Health/hospital administration looks very positive. Tree + Tower = Hospital. Tower + Letters = Administration/paperwork. Key = positive.

Tree

Tree

Snake

Snake

Sun

Sun

Mice

Mice

ANSWER:

There are health problems (likely digestion) that are gnawing away at your energy.