14. The Fox
"All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” - Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The Fox Card Meaning
The Fox can simply represent work if you charge it (assign a specific meaning).
When the Fox is not charged, in its original form, I believe it is the most misunderstood card in Lenormand. We can become wary and uncomfortable around the fox because he is seemingly unpredictable and we don’t know what his next move is. This causes us to be cautious and move with great care.
But, rather than being REACTIVE the Fox is asking us to be PROACTIVE and strategize. He calls us to look at a situation as it is and ask ourselves, “what is the most efficient way to my goal?”
The Fox is looking out for himself, but is not trying to be malicious - rather, he is trying to survive and will strategize to do this in the most efficient way possible.
He is the embodiment of smarter, not harder so this makes him the perfect candidate to be charged as work. You can charge the Fox as your shuffling to simply represent work, but remember, he loses all other meaning when he is charged.
If the Fox appeared in your reading, look to the surrounding cards to see where you can implement more strategy, or adapt to a new situation. After all, as the world changes at an increasingly rapid pace each day, adaptation is the new intelligence.
The Fox Card Combinations
Did the Fox 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 Fox + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)
Please note, in the combos below the Fox is NOT charged as work and is in its original form
Rider (1) = An unforeseen visitor, a visitor with an agenda
Clover (2) = A lucky plan/strategy
Ship (3) = Moving on a plan/strategy
House (4) = Family has a plan, things to uncover at home
Tree (5) = Undiagnosed health condition, growth through strategy
Clouds (6) = A muddled/confusing plan, trickery causing depression/doubt
Snake (7) = A malicious plan/strategy, trickery, subterfuge
Coffin (8) = End of a strategy/plan
Bouquet (9) = Motive behind a gift
Scythe (10) = A strategy/plan cut off
Whip (11) = Implementing a plan, arguing/issues around a strategy
Birds (12) = Discussing a plan/strategy, the intention of a conversation
Child (13) = A new strategy/plan, a new motivation/intention
Fox (14) = Work causing negativity confusion, deception
Bear (15) = Financial plan, watch your money, smart diet
Stars (16) = Future plans/strategy, plans/strategy for the future, tech strategy
Stork (17) = Positive movement on a plan/strategy
Dog (18) = A friend’s plan/strategy, motivation/intention of a friend
Tower (19) = Legal/bureaucratic strategy/plan, trickery on behalf of a institution
Garden (20) = Trickey social scene, mistrust in friends/social circle
Mountain (21) = Plan/strategy is blocked
Crossroads (22) = Multiple decisions/plans, decision to make about plan/strategy
Mice (23) = Stress gnawing at strategy/plan, stress about change/adaptation
Heart (24) = Intention is love/plan for love
Ring (25) = A commitment to a plan/strategy
Book (26) = Hidden motives, uncover intention
Letter (27) = Writing/documenting plan, an invitation with an agenda
Man (28) = A man’s plan/strategy, a man’s intention
Woman (29) = A woman’s plan/strategy, a woman’s intention
Lilies (30) = Longterm plan/strategy, long held intention
Sun (31) = A positive plan/strategy, ability to adapt
Moon (32) = A plan based on a dream/goals
Key (33) = A successful plan/strategy
Fish (34) = Many plans, an abundant plan
Anchor (35) = Solidifying the plan/strategy
Cross (36) = Adaptation is burdensome, stealth becomes burden