11. The Whip
“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.”
Simone de Beauvoir
The Whip Card Meaning
Think of a Whip. When is it used? It is used when someone feels an emotion of urgence to get a desired action from whoever or whatever is unfortunate enough to be on the other end of it. It can serve as a symbol of discord, conflict, and repetition,
Since a whip is rarely cracked just once, it can represent a rhythm or a repetitive activity. When it appears in your Lenormand reading, it can mean arguing, sex, cleaning, practicing and more. Look to the context of your question and surrounding cards to determine what the Whip means for your specific spread.
The Whip Card Combinations
Did the Whip 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 WHIP + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)
Rider (1) = Conflict arriving
Clover (2) = A lucky repetition, a quick sexual fling
Ship (3) = Transition from conflict
House (4) = Family feud/fighting
Tree (5) = Growing discord, rooted discord
Clouds (6) = Looming argument
Snake (7) = Nasty argument
Coffin (8) = End of conflict
Bouquet (9) = Beauty routine
Scythe (10) = Cutting off discord
Birds (12) = Verbal argument, debate
Child (13) = New practice, small conflict
Fox (14) = Political annoyance
Bear (15) = Financial conflict
Stars (16) = Spreading discord
Stork (17) = Positive movement from conflict
Dog (18) = Friendly debate
Tower (19) = Solo practice
Garden (20) = Social discord
Mountain (21) = Conflict blocked
Crossroads (22) = Conflict leads to choices
Mice (23) = Stressing about conflict
Heart (24) = Love conflict
Ring (25) = Committed practice
Book (26) = Secret conflict
Letter (27) = Argument via email/text
Man (28) = Arguments with a Man
Woman (29) = Arguments with a Woman
Lilies (30) = A long lasting conflict
Sun (31) = Happiness after discord
Moon (32) = Creative work
Key (33) = Success through practice
Fish (34) = A lot of conflict, flowing debate
Anchor (35) = Lasting conflict
Cross (36) = Burdensome argument/discord
Example Spreads with the Whip
What’s ahead in my relationship over the next month?
A revealed secret leads to arguing.
What do I need to do to improve my craft?
A lot of practice.