Category: Petit Lenormand

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Basic Guidelines for Reading with the Petit Lenormand

What follows are basic guidelines on how to read with the Petit Jeu Lenormand.

First off, if you don’t have a Lenormand Deck already, I highly recommend the Blue Owl. It is a gorgeous deck, and it will serve you well in your studies..!

The next thing you need to know…

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Petit Lenormand

Research by Detlef Hoffmann indicates that the Petit Lenormand can be clearly traced back to an oracle called ‘Das Spiel der Hofnung (sic) / Le jeu de l’espérance’ (The Game of Hope), published around 1800 by G.P.J. Bieling in Nuremberg, Germany. This suggests clearly that publishers of the time tried to capitalize on Mlle Lenormand’s good name, and re-branded the Game of Hope: ‘Le Petit Jeu Lenormand’ shortly after Mlle Lenormand’s death in 1843.

If the Petit Lenormand wasn’t Mlle Lenormand’s creation, then what did she use?

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Lenormand Fish Card Combinations

These Lenormand Fish card combinations were created to help you learn to read Lenormand combinations. They aren’t designed to be memorized because, as you’ll soon learn, the actual number of possible card combinations is endless. Until then, let these Lenormand Fish card combinations guide you.