The Rider - Lenormand Card Meanings and Combinations

With so many new Lenormand Learners here on the site...I wanted to share some of my learning process with you. Welcome! I am so excited to have you here.

For years, I have journaled about card combinations and the application of each Lenormand card to different contexts. I have decided to share some of my journal with you guys. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. Do you think I should create this type of page for all of the Lenormand cards?

1. The Rider

Titania's Fortune Cards

Titania's Fortune Cards


  • News

  • Active

  • Arrival

  • Delivery

The Rider Card Meaning

In this card you generally see a handsome man riding rapidly, carrying news. He is a cordial rider, typically bringing news in a kind and courteous manner (unless cards around him are negative).  This is a neutral card tilting slightly positive. It is an exciting card that shows news and information is on the way, and quickly!


The Rider Card Combinations

Did the rider 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!


  • Clover (2) = Good news, arriving blessed/lucky, handsome/flirty person arriving

  • Ship (3) = Rapid movement, now, news arriving

  • House (4) = News regarding a home

  • Tree (5) = News regarding health, growing quickly

  • Clouds (6) = Confusing/troubling news

  • Snake (7) = News is not what it seems, arrival won't be as expected, deceitful person arriving

  • Coffin (8) = News will be delayed, not now

  • Bouquet (9) = Pleasant news, good looking person arriving

  • Scythe (10) = Divisive news, cutting off delivery

  • Whip (11) = News causes conflict, fighting on arrival, sexy man arriving

  • Birds (12) = News transmitted via conversation, gossip arriving

  • Child (13) = New arrival, new information, News regarding a child, new person

  • Fox (14) = News regarding work, information arriving covertly

  • Bear (15) = News regarding mother, boss, reserve finances (this one really depends on context) physically large person or big personality arriving

  • Stars (16) = News regarding the future

  • Stork (17) = News bringing change/stirring matters up

  • Dog (18) = News regarding a friend, good faith delivery

  • Tower (19) = Legal or corporate messenger, legal or corporate news, solitary messenger

  • Garden (20) = News regarding an environment/social scene, messenger from a particular place (depending on cards surrounding)

  • Mountain (21) = News is blocked, news creates blockade, news of blockage, news from a foreign place

  • Crossroads (22) = News brings choice to be made, news helps decide

  • Mice (23) = News brings anxiety/loss, worrying arrival

  • Heart (24) = New lover, love arriving, news regarding a lover

  • Ring (25) = News regarding a relationship, contract arriving

  • Book (26) = News with needed information, news regarding a secret

  • Letter (27) = Invitation arriving, documents, letters

  • Man (28) = Man arriving, messenger, handsome man arriving, news regarding a man

  • Woman (29) = Woman arriving, female messenger, news regarding a woman

  • Lilies (30) = Delayed news, news regarding a mature person, fast vs. slow

  • Sun (31) = Very good news, news illuminates, news of success

  • Moon (32) = Emotional news, news regarding creativity/romance

  • Key (33) = News of success, news is ensured to arrive

  • Fish (34) = A plethora of news, news regarding finances

  • Anchor (35) = News brings stability, reliable news

  • Cross (36) = News is meant to be, troubling news


  • Clover (2) = Luck arriving, lucky young man

  • Ship (3) = Rapid movement, messages from far away

  • House (4) = Visitor, news about a house

  • Tree (5) = Health news

  • Clouds (6) = Anxiety/worry arriving

  • Snake (7) = Untrustworthy arrival

  • Coffin (8) = Starting again, rebirth

  • Bouquet (9) = Gift/blessing arriving

  • Scythe (10) = Decision quickly made, decision brings movement

  • Whip (11) = Sexy man, quarrels on the way

  • Birds (12) = Gossip/communication arriving

  • Child (13) = News about a child, new young man, message regarding new beginning

  • Fox (14) = Message about a job

  • Bear (15) = Boss or mother arriving or news regarding them. Financial news. Big person or personality arriving

  • Stars (16) = Future or hope arriving

  • Stork (17) = Change arriving

  • Dog (18) = Friend arriving, counsel arriving

  • Tower (19) = News from a corporation/large institution. Person arriving alone

  • Garden (20) = News regarding social scene/environment. Messenger from a particular place

  • Mountain (21) = Delivery after blockage. Moving the blockage

  • Crossroads (22) = Acting on a decision. News regarding a decision

  • Mice (23) = Anxiety/stress arriving, loss on the way

  • Heart (24) = New love, new young lover

  • Ring (25) = Relationship offered, news of a contract or relationship

  • Book (26) = Unknown messenger, secret information delivered, needed information delivered

  • Letter (27) = Invitation delivered, documents delivered

  • Man (28) = Man arriving, male messenger

  • Woman (29) = Woman arriving, female messenger

  • Lilies (30) = Messenger delayed, arrival of a mature person, fast vs. slow

  • Sun (31) = Happiness arriving, good news, a sunny person arriving

  • Moon (32) = Emotional news, romance arriving

  • Key (33) = News of success arriving, message sure to be delivered

  • Fish (34) = Financial news, a lot of news, money arriving

  • Anchor (35) = Departure from stability (this one really depends on context and surrounding cards)

  • Cross (36) = Movement after pain, painful time arriving (heavily depends on surrounding cards)

Example Spreads with the Rider

Will he reach out to me?









Answer: Yes, it appears he will likely come to your home.

Will I get the job?







Answer: No, it appears the news delivered will be painful/not positive.

When will I find out about the outcome of the court hearing?

The Rider

The Rider

Answer: Very soon! 

So...what did you guys think? Should I do this for all of the 36 cards? Let me know in the comments below!