There are a couple of different ways to use Lenormand cards to answer yes-no questions. Both involve drawing an odd number of cards, say three or five.
The first way requires you to have a set of
associations to which cards you consider positive, negative or neutral.
This isn't necessarily how all schools approach the Lenormand cards,
and my own way of seeing them suggests there can be an upside to any
card, just as each can have a downside. For instance, a weakness can
present a great opportunity, and a high point might suggest we have
nowhere to go but down. Nevertheless, if you have clear associations,
then three positives, or two positives and a neutral would be pretty
much a yes, and so on. Of course, if you get three neutrals, or one of
each type, then that would be a maybe or perhaps an 'ask again later'.
clearer and simpler is an approach that uses the playing card
associations. In this case, reds are taken as a yes, and blacks as a
no. This system requires no memorising, as most decks include the
playing card associations in some form. It also lends itself to clear
answers, as whatever colour has the majority of cards in the throw gives
you your answer.
Then, of course, there is the question of
whether or not to interpret the cards beyond that yes or no answer.
Personally, I would always interpret them. After all, more information
is always useful!
For example, I asked: will it benefit me to
perform task X this week? I drew Songbirds (Seven of Diamonds), Ring
(Ace of Clubs), Paths (Queen of Diamonds). Overall, then, two red cards
say yes. Further, the cards talk about committing to speaking about
choices. Task X actually involves speaking about choices, and is
something I've wanted to do for a while. Looks like this week is the
perfect time for it!