Fox, if this card is near, you must beware of those with whom you are connected, because some seek to deceive you, otherwise there is no danger.

Original Instructions

Renard is the Petit Lenormand’s Red Flag card. He warns of dishonesty and underhand behaviour. Cards Renard stalks must be approached with caution. There will be something “off” here.

Foxes are in constant competition with their environment, and there is a similar nuance here. Renard will often indicate some form of rivalry. However, the seeker is warned that the competitor will not think twice about resorting to sabotage and guerrilla warfare.

Often but not invariably, this occurs in career or business matters. However, I would urge caution in seeing Renard (or any specific card) as “meaning” work. For a job hunter, Renard is the other candidates. For an entrepreneur, he is the business rival. Be warned: Renard is an opportunist who will compete, sabotage and steal to survive. So delineate with care if you want the upper-hand.

In matters of love, Renard can be taken as an indicator that someone else is on the scene. However, more often than not, he is a sign that something is wrong in the relationship and that the seeker and her beau are at odds with each other.

Careful consideration should be given to whenever Renard is in conjunction with a Person Card and Social Cards. For example:

The Park is a social card, and as the Lilies is adjacent to it, we can read the Lilies as a person (it could also be read as a protective agency). Here, Renard warns us of involvement with the King of Spades or his company, as he has no honour.

The reverse is true below:

Here, the King of Spades is without doubt a shrewd operator and difficult to read, but he is not a dishonest man. Maybe you will meet at a Masquerade (Park + Renard).

Renard himself is not a timing card. His presence in a timing reading is often an indicator to back off. Fate does not reveal her secrets all the time.

In matters of Arte, Renard indicates ‘Guising and Shapeshifting. However, one should still exercise caution with his presence. The vulpine energy remains.

The Fox at a Glance:

Essence: Falsehood.

Playing Card: Nine of Clubs.
Polarity: Negative.
Category: Warning Card.
Keywords: Deceit, Fraud, Manipulation, Sabotage, Competitor, Strategic.

Pace: Steady.
Timing: Timing is off. However, can indicate two to fourteen weeks. Also: Candlemas.
Health: The nose and the olfactory system, but also can indicate misdiagnoses or need for a second opinion.

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