About the Lenormand cards

The Lenormand deck consists of 36 enchanting cards. Most Lenormand decks still carry the numbers and suits from the original playing cards or even a small playing card insert on each card. Furthermore, the cards 2 to 5 of each playing card suit have been removed from The Lenormand deck. This deck, albeit a not a full deck of cards, allows you to discover lessons most pertinent to your circumstances. Each of the Lenormand cards reveals an aspect of your life, whereby if there are 36 cards then your deck is granting these 36 aspects of your life through which you can navigate in correlation to the number of cards drawn. How these cards then relate to one another adds more insight into the meaning of the card and thereby, your circumstance. They are truly fascinating.

Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Reverie Lenormand Expanded Edition
Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Reverie Lenormand Expanded Edition

Asking a well-formed positive question is essential to understanding the Lenormand cards. Once you have formulated your question, I strongly advise writing it down and then only beginning with your reading. This way you find certainty in your answers through referring to your question once your cards are laid out.

Questioning The Lenormand cards

When questioning The Lenormand cards, be sure to ask a positive question!

The Lenormand cards communicate as a narration to your answer. So, ensure you formulate a positive question then add a timeframe, "Will he visit me this week?" This is a simple yes or no question, you need shuffle and only draw two cards. Hypothetically speaking, drawing "Man 28" and "Ship 3", the ship is then the adjective indicating foreign or traveling. Thereby, we see that the answer has to do with a foreign man, a man from afar, a traveling man and so forth. But in relation to the question, we can see that the answer is "Yes, he is traveling."

Negative questions require continuous verification. "Won't he visit again?" is a negative question and will, therefore, confuse your reading. How could one use this reading to answer the question? There would just be too many variables.

Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Reverie Lenormand Expanded Edition
Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Reverie Lenormand Expanded Edition

The Lenormand cards build sentences and thereby are not read in the same fashion as the Tarot

Bear in mind, when working with the Lenormand cards, is that their meanings are also somewhat different to the Tarot. For example, in the Lenormands we see the Tower as something of a hierarchy, thereby it could indicate a government job, a job with ladders to climb, or even feelings of isolation in relation to the surrounding cards. Whereas The Tower read in Tarot means that you can start bracing yourself for a major life shift!

Background of the Lenormand

Much information is available on the internet regarding the Lenormand. Unlike the Tarot, which does not seem to have a definite point of origin, the Lenormand cards are named after Marie Anne Adelaide Le Normand (1772-1843). Mlle Le Normand was a professional cartomancer and is believed to have advised many leaders of the French Revolution, including Empress Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte, and among many others in her 40-year career, Tsar Alexander.

I do look forward to publishing much more about The Lenormand cards and look forward to your input regarding them too. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or queries that you may be facing regarding them, I will gladly focus my writings to discuss your concerns. Until then, may your Lenormand journey be endless.

Blessed Be,

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