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Review of the House of Shadows Lenormand Deck, created by Monica Bodirsky

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM



Introducing the House of Shadows Lenormand.

This is a review of a spooky, fun, & whimsical #Lenormand deck created by clever artist,

Monica Bodirsky.


Charming little characters set a darkish-but-quirky mood for your readings.

Fun!

Deck is available at http://monicabodirsky.com


Warmly,


DL

Angel Power Wisdom Cards Oracle, by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Posted by Donnaleigh on April 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM




Welcome to this review/unboxing of the Angel Power Wisdom Cards Oracle deck, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


To view this video, either click on the image above, or go to:


http://youtu.be/M2-sPGS4Lp4


Warmly,


DL



The Clouds card: the traditional readers' place to start a Grand Tableau

Posted by Donnaleigh on April 7, 2019 at 6:45 AM



Which card was traditionally the first card readers would go to in their Grand Tableau readings? This card shows where your client's confusion is heavy, and where they find lack of direction. Where are they in need of assistance.

Let's look closely at the Lenormand Clouds card in this 5 minute tutorial.


To view this 5 minute video tutiorial, either click on the image above, or go to:


www.youtu.be/qADkFIZ56fE


Warmly,

DL




Little Lenormand Bits - 4 sample sized bites

Posted by Donnaleigh on February 28, 2019 at 2:25 PM


Clover and Coffin, Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd edition,

Cards copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


This week, I started creating some "Little Lenormand Bits." These are bite-sized samples of how Lenormand cards can shift in meaning based on their order. Those learning to read the Petit Lenormand system often struggle with interpreting meaning based on card order, and I hope these simplified examples help "bring it home" better, so people can read the cards better as a sequence. While these nuggets simplify the cards and we don't have the context of a question, these help provide fundamental reading basics that I hope shed light on the reading system for students of the Petit Lenormand system.


Remember, the first card is the topic, and the card/s that follow describe that topic or tell us what happens as a result. The follow-up cards help describe the first card.


Here are some more samples:


Above, Heart and Coffin, Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd edition,

Cards copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

 

 

 


Above, Snake and Clouds, Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd edition,

Cards copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc.



Above, Cross and Stork, Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd edition,

Cards copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc.



Wishing you reading clarity and joy!


Warmly,


DL

Influence of the Angels Tarot, on Display

Posted by Donnaleigh on February 28, 2019 at 2:15 PM



This is a showing of the beautiful "Influence of the Angels" Tarot deck,

published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


It has a classic feel, gilded edges, quality card stock, and lush images that are full of life and emotion. If you like the Rider Smith Waite system, this deck will slip on like a comfortable pair of favorite slippers...with extra visual-sensual richness to spoil you and those you read.


To view this video review, either click on the image above, or go to:

http://youtu.be/xcAJOvT2q9g


Warmly,


DL


 

The Lenormand Tower Card, featuring the Blue Bird Lenormand

Posted by Donnaleigh on November 8, 2018 at 7:10 AM


Let's talk about the difference between the Tower card in Lenormand

versus the Tower card in Tarot.


Does the Lenormand Tower destruct?

Let's find out.


Featuring the Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd Edition, and the Universal Waite Pocket Tarot deck (borders removed). Both decks are published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


To view this 5-minute video tutorial, either click on the image above or go to:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeEht3KezCY&t=1s


Warmly,


DL


Lenormand Reading: What would happen if they started a relationship?

Posted by Donnaleigh on August 18, 2018 at 7:05 AM


"What would happen if they started a relationship?"

Lenormand reading, double line of three, featuring the Game of Hope Lenormand.



To view this video reading tutorial, either click on the image above, or go to:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjI7Ksp7i4


Warmly,


DL






The Path Card & Staying in your Lenormand Lane

Posted by Donnaleigh on July 3, 2018 at 7:40 PM


The Path Card featured in this video is from the Rana George Lenormand.


This is a discussion to talk about how to narrow down your Lenormand meanings for reading clarity


I explain why staying in your lane is so important while reading the Lenormand system. It also discusses why reading Lenormand cards is not the same as reading the Lenormand system.


To view this video, either click on the image above, or go to:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ZKl1I55e8



Warmly,


DL


Update on my Lenormand Book: 6/29/18

Posted by Donnaleigh on June 29, 2018 at 7:25 PM


Thanks to all who are inquiring about the release date of my Lenormand how-to book.


The book, which works with the Blue Bird Lenormand

is still in the editing process.

For more details,

click on the image above to be taken to the YouTube video,

or visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=STOQj-504Hw


Thanks to all who are interested!


Warmly,


DL



Tips for Blossoming Lenormand Readers:

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 22, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Deck shown: Game of Hope Lenormand

Tips for Blossoming Lenormand readers:


Here are some tips for those learning Lenormand, to help keep your readings on track. Always check to be sure you're following these basic guidelines:


DO:

  • 1)  Keep readings of small spreads simple, short, succinct. Its brevity is its clarity. It will tell you exactly what you need to know, short and sweet. No artificial sweeteners, no unnecessary additives.
  • 2)  For 3 cards, try to keep the meaning down to right around 3 words. Really push yourself to turn your reading into a sentence, not a paragraph.
  • 3)  Always return to your question. Are you actually staying in context of it? Make sure your answer matches the exact context of your question. The cards are limited in meaning, yet wider in *context* while adhering to their core meaning.
  • 4)  Always plan for how your cards will answer. If you have no idea how to read timing in cards, it'll be futile asking "when" questions. What cards will you expect to see for different answers?
  • 5)  If you're asking yes/no questions, ask questions where positive cards will give clear positive "yes" answers, and negative cards will mean no. If a negative card will be both a yes and a no, reword the question. Example: "Will i quit my job?" Coffin is a negative card so it should mean no. But it also suggests quitting/ending. You'll be confused! Instead, ask, "should stay on my job (and includ a time frame if you want). Now you will know that coffin means to quit and anchor means to stay.


DON'T

  • 1)  Don't over-think it!
  • 2)  Don't embellish the meanings, especially while learning. Keep straight to the cards. Don't add an adjective or topic if it's not in the cards.
  • 3)  Don't turn the Lenormand cards into tarot meanings.
  • 4)  Don't make up meanings to make yourself or your client see what you hope or expect to see. If it doesn't say what you want it to say, don't try and make it become something else. It is what it is.
  • 5)  Don't go off-topic with your answer. If you're asking "when," don't answer "what's happening,"... instead, find the timing you want. If you're asking advice, don't predict an outcome, instead look for the suggestion/advice. If you're asking for a lost object, don't explain about their relationship; instead, consider the location of the object. See 3* in the DO section above....



Here's to strong readings!

DL


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