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So You Want to Learn to Read the Lenormand (Resources)

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM


"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."

  ~Clay P. Bedford

 

Above, the French Cartomancy Lenormand deck, border removed and cards glittered.


IT'S DIFFERENT THAN TAROT!


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.

 


LENORMAND STARTER TIPS:

  1. Get a deck that has images that are easy for you to see. Traditional decks are great to start. I happen to like the French Cartomancy deck, and the Lo Scarabeo Lenormand deck, but several others like them are also great. Unlike tarot, the imagery itself does not alter the meaning of the card, except in a very few cards that may have directionality. Find one you feel is attractive and with clear imagery. Here is information on how to choose your first Lenormand deck.
  2. 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.
  3. Learn 2-card combination blends -- it gets exciting here!
  4. 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.




FORUMS



WEBSITES:

 

ONLINE COURSES:


 

 

BOOKS on how to read The Lenormand



YOUTUBE:


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FREE LENORMAND DECKS:


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.



APPS:



TAROT TRIBE/BEYOND WORLDS: FREE LENORMAND HOW-TO PODCASTS


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:


1) Beginner's Lenormand Class with Melissa Hill  -  Handout here

2)  Advanced Lenormand Class with Rana George   -  Handout here


Follow a list of more of our Free Lenormand Podcast Classes HERE.




For more information on how to read the Lenormand Oracle, CLICK HERE.



"I am learning all the time. 

The tombstone will be my diploma."

~Eartha Kitt



Here's wishing you a magical world of Lenormand discovery!



Warmly,

Donnaleigh

www.Donnaleigh.com

Learn more about the secrets of reading tarot at our award-winning educational tarot podcast.

See a listing of all show topics HERE.

 

 

 


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18 Comments

Reply Aphrodisiastes
8:42 PM on May 5, 2012 
Dearest Donnaleigh,

Thank you so much. I have been wanting to learn how to read Lenormand Cards since 2009. The future Beyond Worlds on Lenormand Cards will help me a lot. Wishing you all the best.
Reply Donnaleigh
8:55 PM on May 5, 2012 
Aphrodisiastes
,
You'll enjoy who we bring on. Just you wait, you will be so inspired! :)

Enjoy the Lenormand journey! I'm on the ride with you!

xo

DL
Reply KatrinaW
12:48 PM on May 6, 2012 
Dear Donnaleigh,

Very resourceful post. It was fun watching the group enthusiasm around the Lenormand cards at RS12. Can't wait to see what you do with these.

Warmly,
Katrina
Reply Donnaleigh
7:10 AM on May 7, 2012 
Aphrodisiastes says...
Dearest Donnaleigh,

Thank you so much. I have been wanting to learn how to read Lenormand Cards since 2009. The future Beyond Worlds on Lenormand Cards will help me a lot. Wishing you all the best.
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I am having so much fun learning. The cards are very blunt, literal, and descriptive! I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!
Reply Donnaleigh
7:11 AM on May 7, 2012 
KatrinaW says...
Dear Donnaleigh,

Very resourceful post. It was fun watching the group enthusiasm around the Lenormand cards at RS12. Can't wait to see what you do with these.

Warmly,
Katrina


Katrina,

Wasn't that amazing at RS? These cards have stoked a whole new love in me. Looking forward to the journey!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo

DL
Reply Anastasia
7:55 PM on June 25, 2012 
What a great list! Yesterday, I discovered another site that offers free lessons and has a forum. I don't know if you want to add it to your list, but the site is www.learnlenormand.com and it's forum can be reached directly at forum.learnlenormand.com
Reply Donnaleigh
8:05 PM on June 25, 2012 
Anastasia says...
What a great list! Yesterday, I discovered another site that offers free lessons and has a forum. I don't know if you want to add it to your list, but the site is www.learnlenormand.com and it's forum can be reached directly at forum.learnlenormand.com


That is terrific, thank you! I am adding that right away! And I'll follow it! Thanks, Anastasia!

DL
Reply Pearl Annie
5:31 PM on August 9, 2012 
Such a wonderful deck...cant wait to receive it. I love the fact you have added so many references (shortcuts)...It will help someone new to the Lenormand, save so much time! Thank you. I am waiting in anticipation for the new books to come out next year....
Reply Donnaleigh
5:34 PM on August 9, 2012 
Pearl Annie says...
Such a wonderful deck...cant wait to receive it. I love the fact you have added so many references (shortcuts)...It will help someone new to the Lenormand, save so much time! Thank you. I am waiting in anticipation for the new books to come out next year....


Thanks for stopping by, Pearl Annie. Many of these sites have been an important part of my Lenormand Learning journey. I am delighted you are walking the journey, too!

I hope you post some of your findings with the cards.

xo

DL
Reply Diane Jarecki
3:17 PM on August 23, 2013 
Thank you, Donnaleigh, for all you do to help others learn. Your Lenormand tutorials are great, and are helping me learn Lenormand while I await my first deck (apparently it's on a slow boat from the UK).
Reply Donnaleigh
5:18 PM on August 23, 2013 
Diane Jarecki says...
Thank you, Donnaleigh, for all you do to help others learn. Your Lenormand tutorials are great, and are helping me learn Lenormand while I await my first deck (apparently it's on a slow boat from the UK).


Welcome, Diane!
I am pleased you are finding the Lenormand resources helpful and that you are enjoying your Lenormand journey. If you want to start before your deck comes, do check out some of the free Lenormand downloads mentioned above. You will find some amazing things in your Lenormand travels! Enjoy!
Reply Aina
3:10 AM on October 17, 2013 
Hello, I have made a Lenormand deck. It's antique, minimalistic and has Russian titles. You can print them out for free from my blog. http://mytarotart.blogspot.in/ 9I don't mean to advertise or anything, just letting you know it's available for free).
Reply Veronica P
2:43 AM on October 26, 2013 
Dear Donnaleigh,
Thank you for all your work with Lenormand. I just started reading the literature accompanying Ciro Marchetti's beautiful deck. You make this an easier transition from Tarot than I imagined. Would you by any chance be working with Kipper Cards and publishing a guide for them in the near future? I inherited a deck and am really lost. Thank you! V
Reply Donnaleigh
6:48 AM on October 28, 2013 
Veronica P says...
Dear Donnaleigh,
Thank you for all your work with Lenormand. I just started reading the literature accompanying Ciro Marchetti's beautiful deck. You make this an easier transition from Tarot than I imagined. Would you by any chance be working with Kipper Cards and publishing a guide for them in the near future? I inherited a deck and am really lost. Thank you! V



Hi Veronica, thanks for the nice note. I don't have any plans (yet) of exploring the Kipper cards. I tend to want to be familiar with a system before presenting it to anyone. If I do head in that direction, I'll be sure to do some classes on it. Happy to hear you are enjoying your Lenormand journey!
Reply Linda
9:13 AM on March 25, 2014 
Hi I want to learn the meaning of leonormand card because I have the deck but I don't know how to read
Reply wander
9:58 AM on August 6, 2014 
Hi. There are a lot of links not working on this page. Will you be fixing them? :)
Reply Ginny
12:59 PM on September 5, 2014 
What a great list! It's so clear and easy to understand. I can't wait to explore everything. One really great site I've been following lately that you might be interested in is www.CafeLenormand.com
Reply LeeLoo
9:33 AM on December 17, 2014 
Ginny says...
What a great list! It's so clear and easy to understand. I can't wait to explore everything. One really great site I've been following lately that you might be interested in is www.CafeLenormand.com


Thanks for sharing this! It's an amazing site. So many of the links on this page don't work, it's nice to find one that does. I used to follow Learn Lenormand, but after finding out LE didn't even write his own content I just can't see him as a credible source.