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Gypsy Witch Deck Contains a Petit Lenormand

Posted by Donnaleigh on August 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Above, Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Deck


For those who have the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards sitting on a shelf collecting dust, it can be used as a Petit Lenormand.


Things to note:

  • You have to separate the 36 Lenormand cards from the full-sized 52-card deck. I've listed them below.
  • They are NOT printed with the proper number on them. The number won't be important for those who are beginning Lenormand. It becomes more a part of the process when you start working deeply with the Grand Tableau, though (a spread for advanced readers that includes all 36 cards). The images will work great, though.
  • Some of the text printed on the cards disagree with the system I've been taught. I choose to ignore them.
  • The card inserts don't match the traditional Lenormand. This is not a big deal for beginners. The inserts are rarely used anyhow, except the courts and for advanced readers (the "correct" courts are not shown on the Gypsy deck, an example of the inserts is pictured below).
  • All the images match except there is no Cross card in the Gypsy deck.  So instead, I used #37, the rapiers. They are two swords "crossed" and considered a negative card.


Above, Rapiers can substitue for Cross



Above, comparing the card inserts & numbers for "Crossroad."

The French Cartomancy (left)  and The Original Lenormand (center) contain the Queen of Diamonds insert, while the Gypsy Witch deck (right) contains the Ace of Clubs.



Above, Grand Tableau with the Gypsy Witch....


Below are the cards you will want to separate from the rest of the deck to use the Lenormand images.

  • On  the LEFT are the usual name and number of the typical Lenormand Cards.
  • On the RIGHT are the Gypsy Witch Cards' names and numbers to find in  your deck


1 Rider =   No. 14, Rider

2 Clover =  33, Clover

3 Ship16 Ship

4. House = 3 House

5. Tree = 5 Tree

6. Clouds = Clouds 25

7. Snake = Snake, 13

8.Coffin = Coffin, 6

9. Bouquet =  Bouquet, 7

10. Scythe = Scythe, 8

11. Broom/Whip = Rod, 30

12. Birds = Birds, 9

13. Child = Children, 12

14. Fox = Fox, 11

15. Bear = Bear, 50

16. Stars = Star, 34

17. Stork = Stork, 21

18. Dog = Dog, 27

19. Tower = Tower, 35

20. Garden = Park, 26

21. Mountain = Mountain, 32

22. Crossroad = Roads, 31

23. Mice = Mouse, 29

24. Heart = Heart, 39

25. Ring = Ring, 23

26. Book = Book, 22

27. Letter = Letter, 15

28. Gentleman = Gentleman, 19

29. Lady = Lady, 18

30. Lily = Lilies, 20

31. Sun = Sun, 1

32. Moon = Moon, 2

33. Key = Key, 4

34. Fish = Fish, 17

35. Anchor = Anchor, 28

36. Cross = 37 Rapiers (there is no  Cross card)




To learn more about how to read the Lenormand, CLICK HERE.


Warmly,

Donnaleigh

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