If you don't know know about Lenormand, YOU BETTER GET WITH IT! Just kidding, but Lenormand is pretty awesome. For those of you out there who don't use the Tarot for fortune-telling and want to learn something new, here you go. Lenormand is an awesome fortune telling system made of 36 cards and was popularized by Mlle. Lenormand, a famous French fortune-teller who even read for Josephine Bonaparte. I have been using one Lenormand deck since I started learning and studying, and that is The Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti. Since I pretty much love everything he does, it was a natural progression. And it is a fantastic deck! And since I started reading I had found that was the only Lenormand deck I could use... until now! I recently bought two wonderful decks, one of which was The Lenormand Revolution by Roz Foster and Carrie Paris. I've been a fan of Carrie Paris in general for some time and I love her use of vintage photography in her work with decks.
Deck Summary: This deck is called the Lenormand Revolution because the images on the cards are images that were made about the French and American Revolutions.The vintage and historical part of the deck are definitely the most interesting. The summary on the Lenormand Revolution website is "The Lenormand Revolution is a traditional Lenormand divination deck. Visually and historically rich card art alludes to 18th century European and New World unrest, touching on the culmination of these turbulent times: the American and French Revolutions. With a nod to the famous French reader Mademoiselle Lenormand herself, each card features a French title with an English translation." If you are a lover of history as I am, you will love this deck.
The Packaging: The tuck box that this deck come in has the image of the extra card on the front, The Revolution. It's a regular tuck box, so you might need a bag for this deck. One thing I always love about Lenormand cards is that they are playing card size. If you have smaller or medium size hands they are super easy to shuffle and handle.
The LWB: The Lenormand Revolution comes with a small booklet with the keyword meanings of each card. The one thing with Lenormand is that even with a book, it is hard to read if you don't understand the combinations. Lenormand is all about combinations. One really cool thing is there is also a an iOs app that goes with this deck that has additional meanings, spreads and tutorials on how to read Lenormand.
The Deck: Ok now we can talk about the good stuff. This deck is absolutely amazing. The pictures and the color tonation of the photos give you the feeling like you are at Mlle. Lenormand's salon watching her go over each of the cards with a fine tooth comb. The cardstock is a little light for my liking, but that is not even that big of a deal. The cards are arranged as so:
-In the upper left corner is the number corresponding with the card.
-In the upper right corner of each card is the French name for each card (and below in the lower right corner is the English name is your French is rusty... or non-existent).
-Under the French name, is the playing card association.
- In the center is the picture.
The imagery is so beautiful it really excites one to read with this deck. I have so may favorite cards in this eck it was hard to narrow it down but here we go. I really like the child card that is a portrait of the young Marie Anitonette, the Sun, the Bouquet, The Ship, the Moon and the Cross. Oh and another great thing about this deck is it comes with 3 Man cards, 3 Woman cards are 2 child cards. The child cards are one male and one female, which is nice. Whether or not you are doing a reading involving a child, it is neat that you have the option to pick the gender. Also, I think most diviners enjoy having more than one man and woman card when dealing with same-sex couples or situations that deal with two people of the same gender. Also with the men and women cards, there are two that say "gentlemen", two that say "ladies" and one that says "Seer" which is an older woman and the other says "Inventor" (an older man). Another neat little quirk about this deck.
Divination Potential: This deck is FULL of potential. The reading are clear, accurate is it's a deck you will enjoy looking at.
Final Note: This is a really awesome deck. That's basically it. If you want to add to your lenormand deck, check it out.
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