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Tarot Tuesday - Lenormand Introduction

viking-ventures3 months ago3 min read

I've been reading cards for a number of years now. For me, it's a way of connecting to the ether around all of us and finding the answers that lurk just out of reach.

Tarot didn't really speak to me - although I still keep a deck, I don't work with it often because it requires more of an intuitive level that doesn't work well with me. I like structure and concreteness quite a bit with cards. That's why one of my favorite decks is actually my Mahjong Oracle. I will share that one sometime, but not yet.

About four years ago, I learned about Lenormand. It's another set of cards that have been around since the 1800s and are named after their creator, Marie Anne LeNormand.

I was immediately attracted to the straight-forwardness of Lenormand. There's not a whole lot of working out which abstract meaning to apply, but a small group of fairly definite interpretations to each card. The cards also interact with one another - in ways that make sense.

I couldn't (at the time) afford the cost of a $30 deck of 36 cards that I might or might not mesh with. So, I began studying and creating my own deck. I was very pleased with my Native American themed deck. It gave good results - in fact, the first time I did a "Grand Tableau" (all the cards) on myself, I could see my past before me like pages of a book.

I tested them on friends who gave me rave reviews - either immediately, or some time in the future. One of my friends came back to me a year later telling me that while they hadn't made much sense at the time, with the passage of time, it had become clear how accurate they were. THAT was what I was looking for!

Now, finding there's this Tarot Tuesday thing going on here on the blockchains, I want to share some of this with you. Unfortunately, as I'm not 100% certain that all of my images are CC0, I am going to create a new deck, and take you through the process.

Welcome! I hope you enjoy the journey!

(Image source: Pixabay)

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Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
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