You can read an introduction to the light & shadow series and find links to its other installments >> here! If you aren’t yet familiar with my interpretation of the card you might want to read up on its meanings before you continue with this article.
Traditional Lenormand seems to tend to view the Clover als a lucky card, for the most part. My own interpretation is a bit more ambivalent.
The Clover to me suggests productive, positive, issues and goings-on if we interpret the card on the assumption that the querent is generally a responsible, conscientious person. Then, the Clover stands for times of well-deserved ease and lightness. Someone who always takes everything seriously the Clover advises to stop worrying for once, to not take something so seriously.
To a perfectionist with exaggerated performance orientation the Clover says that it is okay to just have fun with something; that dabbling in something, playing around with something without the goal of becoming an expert at it is a good thing to do.
If the Clover relates to someone who is overburdened, who is taking on responsibilities too heavy for them, the card definitely advises to shake off unnecessary burdens.
And finally, the Clover can stand for a person who is good company because they are funny and easygoing.
On the other hand, the Clover suggests unproductive, negative issues and goings-on if we interpret the card on the assumption that the querent lacks ambition, is wont to shirk their duties or wont to avoid hard work even when it’s necessary. Then, the card warns of irresponsibility. It says that someone is not doing their part, is having a good and easy time on the costs of others who have to take over duties that shouldn’t be theirs.
While playing around with things in order to get the hang of them in a relaxed way, or in order to take pressure off and in the end be more productive, is a good thing, the Clover could also be saying someone is only ever dabbling in things, always only playing around, because they can’t be bothered to exert themselves. And because they avoid the hard work necessary for becoming truly good at something, they’ll never be.
And finally, the Clover can stand for a person who is bad company because they never take anything seriously even if it is serious; for someone who will leave us as soon as things become difficult.