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A Trick to Memorizing the 36 Cards of the Lenormand Deck

Posted by Donnaleigh on December 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM




Okay, so one thing that helps a Grand Tableau reading flow like a breeze is to know the numbers of the 36 Lenormand cards by heart. This is one thing I never could quite remember fully. So I "battened down the hatches," fastened my seatbelt, and applied some memory strategies I learned from the classic book called The Memory Book (GREAT book for cramming information!).


When I sat down to develop a memory system for remembering the cards, I hoped to have them memorized in 2-3 weeks. What happened? I had them memorized in a little more than an hour. You can,  too!


And here's a perk: once you know the numbers of the cards, you'll never need a spreadcloth again for a Grand Tableau reading. The numbers will aways be in your head!


I've created a series of a few videos to help you remember which Lenormand cards are which number, and yes, you'll be able to do it backwards, too! You'll not only be able to name the card titles forward and backwards, but you'll be able to name any number from 1-36, and you'll know which Lenormand card it is, right off the top of your head.


Set aside a little time for concentration, and here are some short lessons to help you remember. All the card Titles & Numbers are listed at the bottom of this blog for you to reference for your own flash cards.


 

Let me know if this works for you, and I'd like to hear if you thought of any of your own  memory triggers that may be different than mine.


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1 = Rider

2 = Clover

3 = Ship

4 = House

5 = Tree

6 = Clouds

7 = Snake

8 = Coffin

9 = Bouquet

10 = Scythe

11 = Broom/Whip

12 = Birds

13 = Child

14 = Fox

15 = Bear

16 = Stars

17 = Stork

18 = Dog

19 = Tower

20 = Garden

21 = Mountain

22 = Path

23 = Mice

24 = Heart

25 = Ring

26 = Book

27 = Letter

28 = Man

29 = Woman

30 = Lily

31 = Sun

32 = Moon

33 = Key

34 = Fish

35 = Achor

36 = Cross

 

For more lessons and free podcasts on learning the Lenormand

go to Donnaleigh.com/lenormandlessons.htm

 

Warmly,

Donnaleigh

www.Donnaleigh.com

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

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24 Comments

Reply Ann
8:11 PM on December 21, 2012 
What deck is in the very first picture Donnaleigh at the very top? I really like it!
Reply Donnaleigh
9:42 AM on December 22, 2012 
Ann says...
What deck is in the very first picture Donnaleigh at the very top? I really like it!

Aren't they adorable? It is a print-out of this dec from the 1890's.
http://www.wopc.co.uk/germany/vss/lenormand.html

Dl
Reply Roberto
4:27 PM on December 23, 2012 
this videos were of a lot of help to me, thanks for sharing this method..
I almost got it, finishing memorising the numbers...
Reply Donnaleigh
11:17 PM on December 23, 2012 
Roberto says...
this videos were of a lot of help to me, thanks for sharing this method..
I almost got it, finishing memorising the numbers...


That is fantastic, Roberto! Once you learn, you'll never need to carry a spreadcloth again.

DL
Reply Janis
2:10 PM on December 25, 2012 
Donnaleigh, you are BRILLIANT & generous! Thank you for sharing this with us! I was having so much trouble memorizing these darn cards. I have only watched video 1 so far, but I am so hopeful and appreciative of ALL your videos. You ROCK! :-)
Reply Donnaleigh
12:49 AM on January 6, 2013 
Janis says...
Donnaleigh, you are BRILLIANT & generous! Thank you for sharing this with us! I was having so much trouble memorizing these darn cards. I have only watched video 1 so far, but I am so hopeful and appreciative of ALL your videos. You ROCK! :-)


Thank you so much for this, Janice. I am so happy to see this worked for you, too!

DL
Reply Ross
4:24 PM on January 8, 2013 
Donnaleigh, you are an absolute (16) and your videos are as brilliant as the (31). Thanks for having such a generous (24) and for providing some helpful (33)s in your own (37) to help everyone learn the cards. We won't have to (34) for clues anywhere else now!
Reply Donnaleigh
6:27 PM on January 8, 2013 
Ross says...
Donnaleigh, you are an absolute (16) and your videos are as brilliant as the (31). Thanks for having such a generous (24) and for providing some helpful (33)s in your own (37) to help everyone learn the cards. We won't have to (34) for clues anywhere else now!

Ross, you win the prize for the cleverest comment I have ever seen! That made me laugh! And thanks for the kind words.

Xo

DL
Reply Dennis
2:10 PM on January 21, 2013 
Thank you for the memory aids. This is very helpful especially for a beginner like myself.
Reply Donnaleigh
7:19 PM on January 21, 2013 
Dennis says...
Thank you for the memory aids. This is very helpful especially for a beginner like myself.


That is wonderful, Dennis! Welcome to the Lenormand!

DK
Reply Parkson Kwok
2:13 AM on January 25, 2013 
Just want to say the videos are excellent! I can now remember all the 36 sequence. Thank you so much!
Reply Donnaleigh
6:54 AM on January 25, 2013 
Yay, Parson! I'm glad it worked!
Reply Janice
10:49 AM on March 9, 2013 
Donnaleigh, love your videos, I am a newbie and I now know the names and numbers of all 36 cards. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Reply Donnaleigh
2:07 PM on March 9, 2013 
Janice says...
Donnaleigh, love your videos, I am a newbie and I now know the names and numbers of all 36 cards. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.


Yay, Janice! You did it! That just made my day!

DL
Reply rylla
5:24 PM on May 22, 2013 
I just want to thank you for making and sharing these videos and for your generosity and kindness. I might have missed a great show tonight on TV, but I learned the Lenormand cards by numbers instead. Your video was so entertaining I couldn't stop! I watched all 6 of them. BTW what deck is shown in the last video ? they looked interesting.
Thanks again, excellent videos!
Reply Donnaleigh
10:13 PM on May 22, 2013 
rylla says...
I just want to thank you for making and sharing these videos and for your generosity and kindness. I might have missed a great show tonight on TV, but I learned the Lenormand cards by numbers instead. Your video was so entertaining I couldn't stop! I watched all 6 of them. BTW what deck is shown in the last video ? they looked interesting.
Thanks again, excellent videos!


Hi Rylla,

Thanks for the nice note! That is the French Cartomancy Lenormand, but I removed the borders as well (I have a blog post that explains how to do that. If you search "Tarot Strip Tease" in my blogs, you'll find it. Have a blast!

DL
Reply Pam
5:48 PM on June 4, 2013 
Thank you Donna, your memory video really helped me!!! I had memorized all the cards by the time I got to your 4th video which took me a little over an hour. I just started using my own memory method after video 4. I was having trouble memorizing the Lily number 30. So I just name it "30 Silly Lilies" and it worked for me. As with the rest of the deck, "33 Keys indeed." The "Sun is 31" etc. I am going be visiting your site often. As you definitely have a knack for teaching and you do seem to enjoy it.

I have 4 different Lenormand decks of cards and I am awaiting 3 more decks. They are such interesting cards and a very interesting system to study. When I think of the Scythe, I also think of "blazing a new path or cutting away some obstacles," as well as, the typical meaning of something being cut or some danger.
Reply Vickie Young
9:31 PM on June 21, 2013 
Thank you. This was SO helpful!!!
Reply Helen
1:46 AM on November 22, 2013 
These are great. I have to go over these again like you suggested so I don't forget. You are great, Donnaleigh. Thanks so much. This was sooo helpful. Of course I am still working on the meanings.

Helen O'Bannon
http://helenslightreadings.etsy.com
Reply Cher
6:15 AM on December 8, 2013 
Thank you. These videos were very helpful. Now, I officially know the number and names of each card.