Below is a list of Petit Lenormand Card Meanings – traditional, modern, and for the cartomancy inserts on the cards. You can click on the name of the card to get more details.
These are the Lenormand card combinations I use when I read Lenormand. It isn’t an exhaustive list, but is a good place for you to start as you learn Lenormand. As you practice with the cards, you’ll see that the combinations don’t apply to all situations. In time, you’ll come up with your own combinations, but until then, these can aid you as you learn.
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…
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…
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?
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.