Reading cards in combination is the cornerstone of the Lenormand way and is not really optional like it would be with other decks. Lenormand’s cards are stringed together like words in a sentence that flow seamlessly within a layout. That’s why the classical layouts are Tableaus where cards are read in many sentences and structures.
So the key is to first understand cards individually, but then interpret them together to produce new meanings and draw the story. It’s so much fun and such a unique process that I’m sure you’ll love exploring the Lenormand way. And if you already have a practice, you can certainly deepen it with Lenormand Reader’s enriching approach in her Master Guides.