Lenormand Card Meanings: 01 Rider


October 14, 2009 by Art of Cartomancy

01 The HorsemanThe 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 Combinations:†

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.


9 thoughts on “Lenormand Card Meanings: 01 Rider

  1. kali says:

    I like your blog and I’m learning a lot from your readings..thanks for starting this topic..it helps a lot the biginners in learning the Lenormard.

  2. Hi kali,

    Thank you, I’m glad the information is helpful. I’m learning too and I’m glad someone is learning along with me. 🙂

  3. leny says:

    Hi!!! I am from Brazil…
    I found your blog by chance and was very happy because I did not have much content in Brazil. I’m very beginner and your blog helps me a lot.
    Please, don’t stop

  4. Wyatt Hall says:

    Hey there,

    i love your site i just got my own deck of lenormand cards (the french cartomancy deck) and the the book is so confusing. i love the way you post the meanings so simply. Is there any way that you couuld possibly post somemore of them. i KNow your prolly busy. so take your time but im sure im not the only one who could take somthing away from it.

  5. Hi Leny and Wyatt,

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I’ve been away from the blog for a long time, but I have continued to work with the Lenormand, and my understanding of the cards has grown significantly over the past year. I will make an effort to post the meanings I use, and sample readings regularly.

  6. claudia olvera says:

    Hi, congratulations for your blog, we want more significations of the others cards¡¡¡ please? thank you!!! from Coatzacoalcos,Veracruz, MEXICO

    • Hi Claudia,

      Thank you for stopping by! My original intention was to post the combinations for all 36 cards, but I soon learned that the combinations are not as significant as I first believed. They did more to confuse me than to help me when I was first learning to read the Lenormand cards. Readings are organic, and the canned combinations rarely apply. My advice is to learn the energy of the individual cards, and the combinations will happen naturally. 🙂

  7. Claudia Olvera says:

    Ahhh!!! ok!!! Thank you, I enjoy your “Lenormand cards describe your car”, It´s amazing, greeetings !!!! your friend, Claudia, chao bye!!!!

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