17. Stork / Queen of Hearts (Lenormand card meanings)

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17. Stork / Queen of Hearts (Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards, Carta Mundi)

Much like the Fox, the Stork too has been a staple of popular iconography, standing for a clear concept of childbirth but also of change (and what greater change than bringing a baby into this world and into your life?). As such, it can indeed signal pregnancy and a new arrival (especially when close to the Child card) but, since this is not something that happens on a daily basis, the card also carries with it a number of other meanings. It is a symbol of change, of improvement, of upheaval created in order to make room for better things to come.

The (usually female) person that may be represented by the Stork is perhaps the exact opposite of her Clubs counterpart. The Queen of Hearts is caring, respectful, full of love and affection. She (or indeed perhaps he) is a nurse or someone in the medical profession. She may be very fair, like the predominantly white Stork itself, and leggy, much akin to the bird. When describing a person through Lenormand, it is good to always look for such clues and quirky ideas to get your intuition going. The more literal (and the more humorous) they are, the more likely they are to be accurate.