October 14, 2009 by Art of Cartomancy
The Rider is the first card in the Lenormand sequence, and it brings news, new people, and new situations into the consultant’s life. The Rider can represent a visit, or it can denote activity or forward movement in a situation. It can indicate a proposal or an invitation, or foretell the return of someone or something to the consultant’s life. The Rider can represent a personal mode of transportation: horse, bicycle, motorcycle.
Descriptions: Rider describes someone physically fit, active, athletic, agile, and sports-minded.
Health: Joints, knees, ankles, feet.
Timing: Fast time frame, usually days or weeks.
Rider + Clover = a new opportunity is on the way, lucky news
Rider + Ship = a visitor from afar, taking off, coming and going
Rider + House = a new home, a visitor to the home
Rider + Tree = exercise, a spiritual message, news about health
Rider + Clouds = confusing or contradicting news, uncertain direction
Rider + Snake = trouble ahead, disappointing news, lies,
Rider + Coffin = news brings closure, a delayed arrival, depressing news
Rider + Flowers = good news, a happy visit, visit with a young woman
Rider + Scythe = a rejection, news of an accident, an unwanted arrival
Rider + Whip = news creates a conflict, someone picks a fight
Rider + Owls = talking things over, two sides to the story, new relationship
Rider + Child = new addition to the family, a short message, news about a child
Rider + Fox = new employment, news about work, a deceptive message
Rider + Bear = new source of income, arrival of funds
Rider + Stars = hopeful news, new ideas, a new direction
Rider + Storks = news brings change
Rider + Dog = visit from a friend, news from a friend, new friendship
Rider + Tower = official news, visit from the authorities
Rider + Park = social climbing, active social life, invitation to a social gathering
Rider + Mountain = activity is blocked or delayed, frustrating news
Rider + Paths = multiple directions, bicycling, horseback riding, news brings a decision
Rider + Mice = stressful news, pressure to act, news of a loss
Rider + Heart = new love, a romantic visit, new lover
Rider + Ring = new relationship, contract proposal, marriage proposal
Rider + Book = new project, beginning school, a secret message
Rider + Letter = a package arrives, mail, expected news
Rider + Gentleman = athletic or active man, man comes to visit
Rider + Lady = athletic or active woman, woman comes to visit
Rider + Lily = athlete, news of a job well done, arrival of something long awaited
Rider + Sun = news of success, news brings happiness, proposal is accepted
Rider + Moon = emotional news, new romance
Rider + Key = solution is on the way, a spiritual message
Rider + Fish = new business venture, business proposal, encounter with a business man
Rider + Anchor = reassuring news, stability coming
Rider + Cross = difficult news, news causes worry
†Please Note: These suggested combinations are not exhaustive, and only reflect the most common meanings based on my own personal experience with the cards.