The Mountain - Lenormand Card Meaning and Combinations

21. The Mountain

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  • Blockage

  • Challenge

  • Problems

  • Stuck

The Mountain Card Meaning

Whenever I see the mountain, I see obstacles, or blockages. 

Although the order matters for just about every card, the Mountain is one of those cards where it REALLY matters.

Here's what I mean.

Whatever is to the left of the mountain in a reading is being blocked. Whatever is to the right of the Mountain follows or contributes to the blockage depending on the card and the context. 

Although the Mountain is generally a negative card, remember that most mountains are climbable. It won't be easy, but this is a blockage that can usually be scaled. If you want to know how to traverse this Mountain, look to your surrounding cards for clues or, better yet, ask how you can tackle this obstacle.

 So gear up obstacle crusher. You have a mountain to climb.


The Mountain Card Combinations

Did the Mountain 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!

(CHOOSE FROM BELOW) + The Mountain

What is being blocked

  • Rider (1) = News, movement is blocked

  • Clover (2) = Luck is blocked, hastiness caused blockage

  • Ship (3) = Travel blocked, obstacles during travel

  • House (4) = Stagnation or blockages at home, home is not moving

  • Tree (5) = Growth is blocked, for health related questions a blockage in body

  • Clouds (6) = Confusion/doubt is blocked, depending on following cards can also mean big obstacles or failure

  • Snake (7) = Problem is blocked, problems create obstacles

  • Coffin (8) = Refusal to let go, big stagnation

  • Bouquet (9) = Gift or beauty is cut off, unable to enjoy gifts/beauty

  • Scythe (10) = A decision is blocked, sudden change blocked

  • Whip (11) = Refusal to accept arguing or abuse, abuse blocked

  • Birds (12) = Communication is blocked

  • Child (13) = New opportunity blocked, a child is blocked

  • Fox (14) = Ability to be strategic is blocked, plan runs into a roadblock

  • Bear (15) = Stagnation in long term finances, boss or mother in law is in the way/blocking path

  • Stars (16) = Dreams/hopes are blocked, vision of future is blocked

  • Stork (17) = Positive movement is blocked

  • Dog (18) = A friend experiencing challenges/obstacles

  • Tower (19) = Legal process blocked, large institution experiencing obstacles, an institution creating obstacles

  • Garden (20) = Obstacles in social scene, event experiences challenges

  • Crossroads (22) = Options are blocked, inability to make a decision

  • Mice (23) = Stress is blocked, stress causing blockage (depends on surrounding cards)

  • Heart (24) = Challenges or obstacles in love, love is blocked

  • Ring (25) = Stagnation, challenges, or obstacles in a relationship

  • Book (26) = Secret is causing obstacles, information is blocked

  • Letter (27) = News is delayed or blocked, challenges with paperwork

  • Man (28) = Man experiencing challenges/obstacles

  • Woman (29) = Woman experiencing challenges/obstacles

  • Lilies (30) = A long period of stagnation, challenges with aging

  • Sun (31) = Happiness is blocked, obstacles in being happy

  • Moon (32) = Not being able to see what is truly desired, obstacles in romance or dreams

  • Key (33) = Success is blocked

  • Anchor (35) = A big stagnation, challenges with security

  • Cross (36) = A large burden, a burden/challenge is blocked (depending on surrounding cards)


Following a blockage or contributing to a blockage

  • Rider (1) = Moving forward from a blockage

  • Clover (2) = Positive energy, luck after a blockage, hastiness caused blockage

  • Ship (3) = Moving on from a blockage

  • House (4) = An obstacle related to family, family assisting with a blockage (depends on surrounding cards)

  • Tree (5) = Growth after a blockage, growth causes blockage (depends on surrounding cards)

  • Clouds (6) = Confusion/doubt/depression cause blockage

  • Snake (7) = Blockage caused by betrayal or problems

  • Coffin (8) = Blockage/obstacle ends or goes away

  • Bouquet (9) = Beauty, gifts, or positivity after obstacle

  • Scythe (10) = Removing blockage

  • Whip (11) = Fighting or abuse contributing to blockage

  • Birds (12) = Discussion causes problems, talking out a challenge

  • Child (13) = Inexperience causes blockage, a new start after delay, a new blockage (depends on surrounding cards)

  • Fox (14) = Work related blockage, the plan caused blockage, an engineered blockage

  • Bear (15) = Boss or mother contributing to obstacle, finances contributing to problem

  • Stars (16) = Looking to future following obstacle, vision

  • Stork (17) = Positive movement following a blockage

  • Dog (18) = Friend contributing to blockage, depending on surrounding cards, a friend assisting in removing blockage/moving past it

  • Tower (19) = An institution contributing to a blockage, legal/bureaucratic challenge

  • Garden (20) = Social scene contributing to blockage, look to your network to alleviate blockage (depending on surrounding cards)

  • Crossroads (22) = Options following blockage, decision contributed to challenge/blockage (depending on surrounding cards)

  • Mice (23) = Stress/worry causing blockage

  • Heart (24) = Love after challenge, love for someone/something contributing to challenge or blockage

  • Ring (25) = Relationship contributing to blockage, a cycle of challenge

  • Book (26) = Hidden or secret challenge/blockage, educational challenges, education alleviating blockage (with other positive cards appearing)

  • Letter (27) = News/information contributing to challenge/blockage, paperwork contributing to blockage. Information can alleviate challenge (with other positive cards)

  • Man (28) = Man contributing to blockage/challenge

  • Woman (29) = Woman contributing to blockage/challenge

  • Lilies (30) = A challenge/block is in place for a long time

  • Sun (31) = Happiness/success after blockage

  • Moon (32) = Dreams, romance following blockage/challenge

  • Key (33) = Success following a blockage/challenge

  • Anchor (35) = A block/challenge is cemented, secured

  • Cross (36) = A burdensome block or challenge

Example Spreads with the Mountain

QUESTION: I've been single for awhile. what does my dating life look like for the next 3 months?









ANSWER: The blockage you've been experiencing in your dating life is being cut and you are likely to find happiness in love in the next 3 months. 

**Note**Since the Scythe is to the right of the Mountain, it is modifying it meaning that the blockage or challenge is cut off. Here, the Scythe is great!

QUESTION: I presented a new idea to my boss and I'm wondering if the idea will get the go ahead. What is likely to happen to this idea?









ANSWER: Your idea is likely to gain some traction initially but before being implemented, will be blocked.

**Note** The Mountain here is modifying the Ship since it is to the right of the ship, meaning the journey/implementation is blocked. 










ANSWER: It's not likely the offer will be accepted. It seems there are challenges with the paperwork. 

Did the Mountain appear in your reading? Share your spread in the comments!