Over the last weekend I spent a marvelous and very educational time at
a Tarot conference. Yes, tarot people have conferences, too! I learned more
about interactive readings, spread creation and Lenormand!
The Lenormand is a totally new oracle system completely different from
Tarot and I am a convert. The Lenormand was first published in 1799
France and was attributed to a wildly popular and powerful psychic, Madam Marie Ann Lenormand. Mde Lenormand did not in fact create this deck but her fortunetelling popular I
am sure was used as a marketing device for this deck.
The Lenormand is a deck of 36 cards traditionally, with very simple
images such as Book or Bouquet and is read much in the way that we would create
For example, if you pull 3 cards from the deck and get: Woman + Anchor + Fish: Woman,
(you if you are a woman and asking a question about yourself) Anchor often
meaning a stable job and Fish meaning money coming, it could
mean a woman who gets a raise!
People have been talking nonstop about the accuracy of this system and so I had
to give it a shot. And I have to admit I love it and I think it has a place alongside
When you get a reading a reading from me and notice I am shuffling a
smaller deck while you hold the Tarot, I may just be using the Lenormand in
conjunction with the Tarot with you. If you are looking to use a divinatory
system that might be quicker to learn, I recommend you give Lenormand a
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