Keywords: Significance, that which is important, what needs paid attention to, that which is urgent, what needs opened up, what needs locked away, keys.
General Key Meaning
Key is one of the most obscure cards in Lenormand, and many readers find it hard to interpret. Ironically, it is one of only a select few cards to have just a couple of possible meanings, but this fact doesn’t seem to make interpreting it any easier.
Key highlights what is important and needs your attention. For example, if you’re reading a Grand Tableau, the House which Key falls into will be a place in your life which you have to deal with urgently. Key is a direct message from your spirits that there is either an issue or an opportunity which you must grab now.
In general, the Key card will represent something which will become significant in your life. For example, a significant career change or love affair.
In some cases, Key can be similar to The Book in that it can highlight secrets. However, Key wants you to take action on what you know. Getting this card can mean that you either need to keep what you’re hiding to yourself (lock away) or share with others (open up). The context and feel of the reading will give more clues to what action you should take.
Like all cards, Key can be literal, and in some rare cases, it can be a real key. I once read at a charity event and the woman getting the reading had lost her key outside of her house. The Lenormand predicted it was in the garden (House - Key - Garden).
Specific Key Meanings
Love Meaning: In love readings, Key represents a significant relationship. It can sometimes be the key to your heart.
Career Meaning: Key is an important job.
Business Meaning: Obviously, Key can mean that your business is important to you. Sometimes, it will also mean that you should pay more attention to the details of your business.
Positive: Key is not positive or negative, it merely highlights what is important. However, it is a welcomed card to get in any reading.
Negative: If Key appears in a negative context 99.999% of the time it will be because you're not paying attention to pressing matters or ignoring the obvious.
Key + Rider: Do not ignore what you have been told
Key + Clover: Remarkable coincidences
Key + Ship: Important travel plans
Key + Home: House keys
Key + Tree: A special tree
Key + Clouds: The solution to confusion
Key + Snake: An enemy who needs dealt with
Key + Coffin: A cure
Key + Bouquet: An important gift
Key + Scythe: A significant warning
Key + Whip: A life changing competition
Key + Birds: Important social media communication
Key + Child: A special child
Key + Fox: An important job
Key + Bear: A parent
Key + Stars: A great dream
Key + Stork: A significant change
Key + Dog: An important friend
Key + Tower: A large cooperation
Key + Garden: The key to public respect
Key + Mountain: The key to your problems
Key + Ways: An important decisions
Key + Mice: A burglary, a break in
Key + Heart: The key to your heart
Key + Ring: A life changing commitment
Key + Book: A locked book, a diary
Key + Letter: Important contract
Key + Man: A remarkable man
Key + Woman: A significant woman
Key + Lily: Wintertime is key
Key + Sun: Remarkable success
Key + Moon: Significant recognition
Key + Fish: The start of a business
Key + Anchor: A notable result
Key + Cross: The key to your suffering
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Lisa Boswell is an award-winning psychic reading teacher who currently resides in Scotland. Through her website DivinationAndFortuneTelling.com she teaches both experienced and would be diviners how they can predict the future.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specialises in teaching predictive divination, easy mediumship and fortune-telling. Learn more here.