Today I am using the Mystical Lenormand deck by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter, painted by Urban Trösh (AGMüller / U.S. Games Systems Inc.) This deck does not incorporate playing card associations (suits), so I am taking odd-numbered cards to represent a “No” answer and even-numbered cards will represent “Yes.”
THE SNAKE (7) ... THE CLOUDS (6) ... THE BOOK (26)
In brief, one odd and two evens equals a “probably Yes” answer. The Snake, to me, suggests possible complications or manipulation that might affect the closing date.
Fiechter tells us that THE SNAKE plus THE CLOUDS can represent “inscrutable woman.” Does this refer to the buyer? Or might it refer to an attorney or lender who plays her cards close to the vest? THE CLOUDS by itself can indicate an older man/ex-husband who is unreliable or inscrutable. I happen to know that the buyer’s ex-husband, an older man, has been helping her with the purchase of the house. Is he somehow going to cause a delay or postponement of the closing?
Fiechter writes that THE CLOUDS plus THE BOOK represents “mysterious threat; all is hidden in the dark.” That doesn’t sound good. THE BOOK plus THE SNAKE: “clever, educated woman; mistress; mysterious woman.”
Even though the odd/even method does suggest that the closing is likely to take place before December 31, 2015, it may have to overcome a troubling undercurrent of mystery, inscrutability, and capriciousness in order to do so.
This is not a “comfortable” reading, in my opinion. I will be interested to see what happens.
UPDATE: The closing did not take place in December, but it seems likely that it will occur around January 15, 2016.
NEW UPDATE: The closing was tentatively scheduled for January 25, but has now been postponed for "a week or two" depending on when the underwriter gets the loan package done.