- Do a simple one-card draw or three-card layout with the Lenormand. Was the result applicable to your situation? Did it provide enough information, or too little?
- Do a reading with the Lenormand cards, using the Mimir’s Head layout. Was it applicable to your situation? Did it tell you anything you didn’t already know? Note the answer you received and return to these notes later. Did you follow the advice cards 5 and 6 suggested? Did the outcome of your problem agree with what was indicated by the result card, number 7?
- Do a reading with the Lenormand cards, using the Near & Far layout. Note the answers you receive, then return to these notes in a month or two. How closely did the Lenormand cards reflect the situation as it was when you first read, then what happened later?
- Given your experience with these three layouts, which layout, in your opinion, worked the best with the Lenormand deck? What are the strong and weak points about the Lenormand deck as a divination tool?
I admit, none of the following books, I actually own, but they come with enthusiastic recommendations by a majority of their owners who have posted reviews on Amazon:
Matthews, Caitlin. The Complete LeNormand Oracle Handbook: Reading the Language and Symbols of the Cards. Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books, 2014. ISBN: 978-1620553251. 416 p.
George, Rana. The Essential LeNormand: Your Guide to Precise and Practical Fortunetelling. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2014. ISBN: 978-0738736624. 408 p.
I am listing these two together, because based on their respective lengths, and the testimony of their purchasers, these two books are very comprehensive and masterful works on the subject. In fact, they are so loaded with information, that the new-comer to the Lenormand deck might be overwhelmed. So with that warning in mind, here’s…
Katz, Marcus and Goodwin, Tali. Easy Lenormand: Quick Answers to Everyday Questions. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2015. ISBN: 978-0738747125. 168 p.
Described as a good, basic introduction to the subject, this book comes in a boxed set with a deck of Lenormand cards in an 1885 design. The cards draw praise for their sturdy construction and no-nonsense imagery. Beginners to the Lenormand deck might be well-advised to start with a nineteenth-century deck anyway, since those come the closest to the original concept. But one reviewer warned that if you have either the Matthews or George books first, this book may disappoint you for its brevity.
Very comprehensive post! I hadn’t seen either of those spreads before, can’t wait to try them out.