The Lenormand Cards

The Lenormand cards are named after the famous Lenormand oracle, which was named after Mile Marie Anne Lenormand. She was a famous fortune teller and excelled in cartomancy during the late 18th and early 19th century. Her fame stemmed from many accurate cartomancy readings and predictions. She even drew the attention of rich noble people like Josephine de Beauharnais, who later became the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her name is the only thing that connects with Lenormand oracle, the cardS were not designed by her. She used other devices such as necromancy, scrying, palmistry, and other divinatory methods for readings. She also used unique divinatory methods such as readings through coffee grounds and egg whites. To the extent of our knowledge, she used French Piquet cards for cartomancy. Sadly, she never described her method of interpreting the tarots even though she was a prolific writer.

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Two years after the death of Mile Marie Anne Lenormand, cartomancy became very popular among a wider set of people on the internet. Grimaud, an enterprising publisher printed a deck of cards, it was named after Mile Lenormand. It was popularly known as Le Grand Jeu de Mlle Lenormand or simply as the Lenormand cards. The mechanics of reading the cards were said to be leaked by Mile Lenormands apprentice. The deck was made up of 54 cards, each compromising of a separate set of symbol and meaning. The cards held images of star pictures, Greek mythology, 22 letters (Kabbala), geomantic symbols, 7 talismans, flowers, and playing cards.

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Following the popularity of these cards, many other publishers released decks under the name of Lenormand, which contained various assortments of cards from playing cards to additional symbols. A smaller concise version of the cards was released, it had 36 cards and was called Petit Jeu. During the year 1850 in Germany, the Lenormand cards were made into an easier and simpler design.  Each card had a mnemonic image with a number, it had a total of 36 cards. It is also believed that these cards were based on a deck printed in 1800, it used a dice and number cards for cartomancy readings. The numbered cards had smaller playing card images overlapping a larger image in the background. It was marketed with an instruction booklet that explained the mechanics of the cards. These cards were simple to understand and still hold popularity in Europe, some western areas, and in Germany.

There are various versions of Lenormand cards, however, a standard Lenormand card deck has 36 cards and has an assortment of images like a house, a tree, a clover, a cross, a heart, amongst others. Each version of the cards has its own set of interpretations for cartomancy readings. According to Dummett, Depaulis, and Decker, these set of cards were based on a game in Nuremberg in the year 1799. This game was called ‘The Game of Hope’, the subjects and number used in this game are identical to Petit Le Normand version of the Lenormand cards. Visit our website to know more in details.

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The True Meaning Behind “The Fool” Tarot Card

When someone mentions tarot cards, our minds naturally think of an old lady dressed in a gothic gown with a mysterious personality working her magic to tell us what future holds for us. However, this image is not entirely false; the history of reading tarot cards is far more complicated than that. Tarot card is an entire field of study and a well-read tarot card reader can actually give you hints about your future. But there is one card which is even more mysterious than the lady in your head, the love tarot will lead you to her through other cards.

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It is the fool card also known as a jester. The fool is either used as the first card on the deck or the last one. Historically, the fool has been associated with the image of a madman. However in tarot card reading, it mostly represents a new beginning in your life. It also represents innocence in some cases. You are lucky if you get a fool in your tarot card reading because it might mean that you are about to face some significant changes which might bring happiness in your life. It is a sing of opportunities that are waiting for you.

When you get fool in while reading online tarot, you should expect a whirlwind of new things coming your way. After that, you control how you use your opportunities and make the best of them. If you are reading tarot card online then it is important that you know the meaning of what they mean as well. The fool has been a complicated sign for most people to understand because mostly it doesn’t have a number assigned to it. It is hard to place its importance in a deck.

But don’t worry if fool shows up while reading tarot cards online because you are about to get lucky. It might even be love tarot for you. Maybe you are about to meet someone who is about to change your life and bring the new changes which fool tarot predicts. We often hear the phrase ‘foolishly in love’ too. Maybe you will meet someone who will make you fall foolishly in love as well.

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The fool is associated with truth and innocence in the past. Writers used fool as a device to reveal the truth or speak honestly about a situation because he was shown as an innocent person. This is precisely what fool signifies in tarot cards as well. It softly tells you that you have a life full of adventures waiting for you. You must be ready to take those opportunities and make the best of them.

Fool tarot is a step ahead in your life. You might change as a person afterwards or welcome things which you never expected in your life. A fool might be confusing but it is good news for you. If fool tarot shows up in health concerns then it is time for you to make some choices related to your life choices that affect your health. It also marks prosperity in life and abundance of wealth so you should enjoy whenever your tarot reading shows you the fool. Visit our website to know more in details.