So you want to learn how to read the Lenormand Deck? If you have searched for how-to books, you may have found that it can be difficult to find resources in English.
HERE is a blog explaining some of the differences between Tarot and the Lenormand.
Below is a list to get you started on your Lenormand-learning journey. I'll update this page as resources continue to become available, and as I continue to discover them myself. Feel free to contact me with your suggestions if you've found good resources I've not listed here.
Do note that many books and resources have different card reading systems. Take what you like, leave what doesn't fit you. I tend to like to stick to the traditional system as much as possible (as I continue to learn), which is quite different than how a tarot card is read. You need to pick what fits you.
Learn the individual card meanings, or get a sense of understanding them in singles before trying blending two cards. A great place to start is Helen Riding's blog where she posted a Lenormand Dictionary.
Learn 2-card combination blends -- it gets exciting here!
Then get on your journey as to how to read the cards deeper in spreads, and these resources will help you with the blends and the spreads.
Tali Goodwin is teaching a free class in the Tarot-Town forum, files are accessible there. Go to Forums and look for "Lenormand." The "Files" section at top of Tarot Town holds the PDF's for each lesson. She is also releasing a book on learning the Lenormand, expected publishing release date in early 2013 (Llewellyn).
Ciro Marchetti's PDF downloadable book that accompanies his Gilded Reverie Lenormand is only $1.50 and can be found at his website HERE. Card descriptions are written by Tali Goodwin and Rana George. Several other Lenormand readers have contributed to the rest of the book, including myself.
If you want to give the Lenormand a go, but you don't have any cards and aren't sure about buying....Melissa Hill,, the Sassy Sibyl, has very generously put together printable and digital decks you can shuffle and read either on your computer or on your table.
At Tarot Tribe: Beyond Worlds, we are bringing you lessons on the Lenormand to get you on your feet and beyond. Click below to access the free audio podcasts. The first two aired on May 19 and 20, 2012. Links below: