In this article, we cover the Petit Lenormand House system, which is a technique actually documented back in a French book on Cartomancy, published in 1875. The book claims that it reveals techniques used by both Etteilla and Ms. Lenormand, but the book is authorless and while it accurately describes a 9X4 Grand Tableau, the Lenormand House technique described in it wasn’t actually developed with…
Mirroring is a technique which was actually described and used by Etteilla even before the Petit Lenormand Oracle was invented. On page 50 of his book: “Etteilla, ou la seule manière de se recréer avec les cartes, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l’auteur; sur son premier manuscrit” (Lesclapart, Libraire, Quai de Gêvres, Paris, 1773), Etteilla explains how this technique is used. The principle is actually quite easy and works rather well in string readings, as well as in a Lenormand Grand Tableau.Read More
In Advanced Techniques for Reading the Petit Lenormand Grand Tableau – Part I, we covered how to recognize possible influences affecting situations in your consultant’s life by reading the diagonals around cards of interest. Sometimes this technique works rather well for events, but people are sometimes a little harder to read. Indeed, most people might have secrets that they keep to themselves, that they tell no one about… Here comes in a rather useful technique that leaves most people feeling a little bit exposed and vulnerable: knighting.Read More
In Petit Lenormand Love Relationships – Part I, we examined joiner cards and how close two cards are to each other in order to determine relationships. Of course, when looking at cards that join two people, we’re hoping to see some cards with good influences…
If you’ve applied the techniques in Part I, then you’ve looked at the Woman and Man cards to see how close they are and if they have joiner cards. If they are close to each other, hopefully the joiner cards are clear, but…Read More
Once you’re familiar and comfortable with the Basic Guidelines for Reading with the Petit Lenormand, you’re ready to add a little more meat to your readings. What follows are some of the main techniques used to read the Lenormand Grand Tableau (9×4 or 8X4+4).
Each of the techniques have their uses, and some are better than others, but I will leave it to you to make up your own mind as to their usefulness, and whether they appeal to you. I do have my preferred methods, and normally stick to only 2 or 3 advanced techniques to interpret the Grand Tableau for my clients. If you add…Read More