Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Lenormand Oracle Journey

Last month’s Examiner Article, Learning to Read the Lenormand, introduced my intentions of discovering the process of reading the Lenormand Oracle.

under the roses

~a little background~

Years ago, based on a friend’s recommendation, I decided to obtain a copy of the Titania’s Fortune Cards. Out of publication, this deck wasn't the easiest to find, at least not at a reasonable price. I finally tracked them down on eBay.

After playing with the cards, following the handbook’s guidelines and card meanings, I soon set them to the side. I couldn't understand how to read the cards without having to use the companion book with each reading. I didn't totally give up, going back to them from time to time, but they never really grabbed my attention.

Suddenly, this year, my radar picked up the abundance of others combining the Lenormand Oracle with the Tarot. In April, I tried the technique out and featured it on the blog. The results were interesting, but not enough to pull me into the journey.

Soon after, I randomly entered a contest for a copy of the Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver. Guess what? I won. So this had to be a sign from my heavenly friends, a push in this new direction, right?

To begin my journey, I needed instructions. I purchased The Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle, which gave me a layer of foundation, but still left me a little confused.

The two most helpful sites I've found, which cleared away a lot of the spider webs, were Donnaleigh’s Tarot and LearnLenormand.

With a slightly shaky foundation, I began digging into this new system, started practicing on myself, and then expanded out toward my friends who are willing to be guinea pigs for the higher good of my learning.

There’s a long road ahead, but I’m catching on a little at a time.

Do you read the Lenormand Oracle? Any suggestions on reading material? Decks? Are you in the process of learning this system? Feel free to share and/or join me in this journey.


Ellen said...

Hi Cher. The lenormand cards and me have an on and of relationship. When I try to read them I can make sentences, but it is difficult to apply them to my own or someone else's situation. I like them as a snack between my tarot meals or as whipped cream on my tarotcake. :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Never heard of it. But hey, I didn't know much about Tarot related subjects until I met you. I'm learning now though. Congratulations on winning!

Cher Green said...

Ellen, That's about where I'm at with the cards. I can string them together, but making sense of them in a situation is another story.

Joylene, glad you've taken an interest. The tarot can open so many doors. :)