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How to Read Lenormand Card Combinations

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…

Rider Lenormand

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?