Lenormand card combinations are based on your experience with the cards. The more you read Lenormand, the easier it will become for you to combine Lenormand cards to create sentences. For now, allow me to give you some tips to help speed things up for you. I’m going to assume you’ve already been practicing with single card spreads – learning the cards meaning, how Lenormand speaks to you, and so on. So let’s begin…
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?
Before you start, if you don’t have your own copy of the Grand Jeu yet, Jeannette and Dan from tarotgarden.com have copies of the Astro Mythological Lenormand for sale. Given the Grand Jeu’s complexity, I also highly recommend you keep some notes! So, make sure you have your favorite diary or some pens and paper ready…!
Now, let’s get started on how to read the the Grand Jeu Lenormand!!
The first thing you need to know is…
The following Lenormand Ship combinations are by no means exhaustive. The more you work with the Lenormand Oracle, the more you will see that the list of combinations never ends. Even though there are some “set in stone” meanings from tradition, you will find that there is an exception to the rule from time-to-time. So let this list help you learn how to read Lenormand and how to combine the Ship with other Lenormand cards.