Keywords: Burdens, struggles, suffering, crosses we bear, pain, sacrifices, religion, symbolism, fate, destiny, the cross.
General Cross Meaning
Many will mistake The Cross as representing something favorable. In modern times, we associate crosses with Jesus, rightfulness and helping others. Sadly, in Lenormand Cross reflects the more negative face of crucifixion. When you think of The Cross, think of Jesus wondering through the streets with a cross strapped to his back while he bleeds to death.
In Lenormand, Cross is the card of suffering and struggles. It will be the crosses which you bear in life. If something is going to be more of a burden than it is worth, Cross will pop up in your reading.
Sometimes, the Cross card is the sacrifices you're making. Just like Jesus died for our sins, you will have to give up something major for something else to be a success. A project may cost you a lot more than you expect.
The odd time, this card can inject an air of religion to your life. The Cross card can embody religion, philosophy, belief and symbolism. Therefore, the odd time that The Cross doesn't represent a negative meaning in your Lenormand reading, it could be predicting spirituality.
Specific Cross Meanings
Love Meaning: Cross can signify that you find your relationship more of a burden than a pleasure. However, it will also come up if your partner is suffering from an illness and you act as their caregiver. If you are single, it can suggest that, for the time being, you are meant to be alone.
Career Meaning: Sometimes Cross will appear when you're about to be in trouble at work. Alternatively, you may be playing the martyr or acting as a scapegoat.
Business Meaning: If your business is a heavy burden on you, Cross will embody this meaning. It is entirely possible that you do not want what you have built. In a desirable reading, it can mean that you are fulfilling your destiny through your work.
Positive: Cross can show what is meant to be if this is what you want.
Negative: Cross can show what is not meant to be or what is destined but not enjoyable. In general, is is the card of pain and suffering.
Cross + Rider: A spiritual messenger, a prophet
Cross + Clover: A lucky charm
Cross + Ship: Traveling despite it being a burden
Cross + Home: A church
Cross + Tree: A genetic disorder
Cross + Clouds: An uncertain sacrifice
Cross + Snake: A burdensome enemy
Cross + Coffin: A painful illness
Cross + Bouquet: A religious gift
Cross + Scythe: A difficult end
Cross + Whip: Crucifixion
Cross + Birds: Old church goers
Cross + Child: A child who suffers
Cross + Fox: Struggling at work
Cross + Bear: A parent who suffers
Cross + Stars: A lucky star
Cross + Stork: A change of fate
Cross + Dog: A dog who is a burden
Cross + Tower: The church as an institution
Cross + Garden: A religious meet up
Cross + Mountain: Permanent suffering
Cross + Ways: Difficult decisions
Cross + Mice: A deteriorating illness
Cross + Heart: A heavy heart
Cross + Ring: An unwanted commitment
Cross + Book: Suffering in silence
Cross + Letter: A paper cut
Cross + Man: A religious man
Cross + Woman: A burdened woman
Cross + Lily: Arthritis
Cross + Sun: Destined for success
Cross + Moon: Destined for greatness
Cross + Key: A painful solution
Cross + Fish: Money which causes problems
Cross + Anchor: Burdens which remain consistent
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