Updated August 10, 2023.
My newsletter subscribers have two chances to win this month’s raffle because I’m giving away two Lenormand decks.
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An aside: Thirty years as a spiritual counselor led me to acquire and use a wide variety of divination decks—Tarot, Lenormand, Oracle, and oddities. This includes a huge collection of divination decks that a friend gifted me. Now I am paring down to the ten decks that I am likely to use. When I cling to what I don’t use, the flow of abundance to me closes. When I give away freely, I invoke abundance.
Here are the decks’ details:
I’m not a Lenormand historian, so I’ll include a few details to help you research the history if you want.
The decks have similar but not identical packaging.
Deck 1) Its box’s front has an owl and the words Lenormand and Urania. The back has a peacock and JMC. The box is pale orange, with a flap that says Rote eule.
Its booklet says 2008 copyright and seems to be in German. The cards seem to be in German also. There are 36 consecutively numbered cards. The art’s muted tones evoke past eras.
Here are photos of this deck. Please forgive me, the photos do not do the decks justice.
Deck 2) Its box is similar to the other deck’s, but is smaller, blue, has Mlle before Lenormand, and identical graphics except perhaps printed better. Instead of Urania at the bottom, it says AGM Agmuller, with the logo of a heart inside of a spade.
Booklet is English and says special edition for Time-Life books, copyright 1970.
Card graphics are beautiful colors, with English divinatory text on each. Maybe the color is brighter than the other deck’s, or perhaps the lines more sharply defined. There are 36 consecutively numbered cards.
It’s reasonable to assume that 36 is the complete number of cards for each deck because both instructional booklets end with card #36.
An aside: I’m happy to read with an incomplete set, because it makes the deck unique. I imagine that divination was originally a matter of someone looking at what was around them and recognizing that environment as signs of things to come, signs of things from the past, signs of the hidden present. If my environment includes a deck with some cards missing, I figure that deck has very special and powerful guidance for me.
Both decks are in such good condition that I suspect the person who gifted them to me never used them. I never had the chance either, because I had so many decks.
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