The Ship indicates travel but also rewards. It can mean arriving or departing, so context and nearby cards are important to identify the kind movement at hand. It’s generally bright and active, and points to new opportunities, progress, activity, and engagement, especially in commercial ventures. In this sense, the Ship indicates efforts bearing fruit or that things take off. It can also suggest new interests, discoveries, and exploration. It’s among the wish cards so it indicates success and seeing our hopes materialize, but it can be influenced by negative cards.
IN THE PORTRAIT & GRAND TABLEAU
On the first or central card, the Ship tends toward travelling and taking a break. It also suggests that we be enterprising and pursue our dreams and goals. The Ship advises against procrastination and wasting time. We need to set goals and set sail. It also encourages us to assume a more adventurous spirit and think outside the box. On the central card in particular, the Ship tells of success and efforts bearing fruit, though it’s still influenced by nearby cards.
In the Grand Tableau, the Ship near the significator indicates a voyage and likely an important one. When far, wealth and riches come in, especially through trade and commerce, or possibly through an inheritance.
The Ship invites us to shake things up and make some changes and improvements in our life and work. The idea is to refresh and re-energize by taking a trip, venturing out, or getting away. It also encourages us to be bold enough to kick something off and get going.
THE COMBINATION MEANS...
Landing, long-distance travel, hesitation between staying and leaving.
A big trip, a bonus, a major project.
Visit to a new place, a new adventure, or a new project.
A trip delayed or cancelled, delay or cancellation of business projects.
A travel companion, travel or projects with friends or colleagues.
Exploring foreign locations and cultures, adventure.
Uprooting ourselves, a house move.
Travel problems, might be best to postpone the trip.
A trip taken in the past, a place from the past. Following our instinct and wisdom.
Travel problems, or challenges in trade and business.
Lenormand card images courtesy of Lenormand Reader's Silhouettes Deck and Titania's Fortune Cards.