The Key - Lenormand Card Meanings and Combinations

33. The Key

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  • Success

  • The Answer

  • Access

The Key Card Meaning

The Key shows you the answer. The solution. Like a key for a test or the key to a lock, it gives you entry to something you didn't previously have access to, or you forgot how to access.

When you think about how a key works, it fits into a lock's grooves so precisely that with the right angles, such a small thing can grant access to almost anything.

The Key reminds us that with the right approach, you can solve just about any problem, big or small. No matter how large a problem may feel, if you can figure out the grooves of the lock or problem you wish to solve, then you have access to the solution.

In a reading, when the Key appears, pay extra attention to the cards surrounding it. It's showing you the grooves so you can cut your solution precisely.

It can also point to success or just a simple YES to a yes or no question.


The Key Card Combinations

Did the Key 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!



  • Rider (1) = The answer is arriving, success is coming, positive news

  • Clover (2) = Very lucky, karmic destiny, synchronous events

  • Ship (3) = The answer is elsewhere, positive travel, success abroad

  • House (4) = The solution is at home, happy/successful family, a key to a house

  • Tree (5) = Answer to a health concern, unlocking past life/family matters

  • Clouds (6) = Pay attention to what is causing anxiety/confusion, cutting through a dark phase

  • Snake (7) = The appearance of an answer but it is false

  • Coffin (8) = The answer is withdrawn/hidden

  • Bouquet (9) = Very positive, happy

  • Scythe (10) = Act quickly/decisively, abrupt solution

  • Whip (11) = The answer is to repeat, needed arguments/disagreements

  • Birds (12) = Important conversations, talking is the answer

  • Child (13) = A new solution, a successful child

  • Fox (14) = Success at work, cunning action is needed

  • Bear (15) = Financial gain, a successful boss, the right diet, be in control

  • Stars (16) = Success lies in the future, a successful future, accolades/recognition

  • Stork (17) = Needed change, important changes

  • Dog (18) = A friend has the answer, be loyal and consistent

  • Tower (19) = A successful institution, success in solitude, success with a bureaucratic system

  • Garden (20) = Popularity, success amongst a group, a successful venue

  • Mountain (21) = Success is blocked

  • Crossroads (22) = An important decision, a necessary decision,

  • Mice (23) = Anxious about a solution/nervous about what needs to be done

  • Heart (24) = The answer is to love, be emotive

  • Ring (25) = A necessary partnership/commitment, the answer is cyclical

  • Book (26) = The answer is hidden/not yet revealed

  • Letter (27) = Positive news or important message

  • Man (28) = Reliable man, successful man

  • Woman (29) = Reliable woman, successful woman

  • Lilies (30) = Waiting for an answer, long awaited answer, an old solution

  • Sun (31) = The answer is revealed, ultimate success

  • Moon (32) = The answer is in your subconscious/dreams or creativity

  • Fish (34) = Many solutions, dig deep for the answer

  • Anchor (35) = Success is secured

  • Cross (36) = A necessary sacrifice, fate

Example Spreads with the Key

QUESTION: Will I get the job?




QUESTION: How can I improve my relationship?









ANSWER: A new approach in your communication is needed.

QUESTION: What do I need to do to make money in my business?







ANSWER: You need to keep doing what you are doing for a long time. Success will take your perseverance.