Monday, May 12, 2014

Lenormand Moon

Ciro Marchetti, Lenormand
I've been a little hesitant in posting about the Lenormand. I'm still working through trying to get a grasp on how these cards work.

One day I think I've got it, and then the next they confuse me so much I want to pull my hair out. Let's say at this moment we have a love, hate relationship.

But, here we are, and we're going to look at the Lenormand. Maybe the understanding of the system will grow with each post, and you'll learn with me as we go.

One of the first steps in learning the Lenormand is to understand each individual card. Let me say here that there are different systems of the Lenormand and a few different ways to interpret and read the cards.

I think the system I'm using is French. The one I use is the same as Rana George and Mary K. Greer. So, if something I write doesn't match up with yours, feel free to say something, but understand it may just be a different system.

There are many different decks now, but I chose two images to give you an idea of what you may be looking at when we have the Lenormand Moon. The card is 32, out of the 36 card deck, and its playing card is 8 of Hearts.

We may go into the playing card aspect later, but for now, we will keep it as simple as possible with the basic meanings of the card. Again, these interpretations can vary from person to person.

Important to know: Do not confuse the Lenormand Moon with the Tarot Moon.

The Moon represents:
  • fame and recognition
  • intuition, dreams, and creativity
  • evening, moon cycles
  • job card - as in your job brings you fame and recognition - there are also other cards which can serve this purpose. In the end, choose one and stick with it. (I personally use the Anchor - more on that later.) 
It is suggested to have adjectives and verbs selected for each card. This will come into play when you start interpreting combinations. 

The Moon as an adjective:
  • creative
  • intuitive
  • evening
  • famous (as in known for)
The Moon as a verb:
  • visualize
  • create
There are many, many words which can be connected with the Moon. This, by the way, is why I've found this system so hard to figure out.

Do you have experience with the Lenormand? Care to share some of your own insight on the Lenormand Moon? Are you beginning your journey into the Lenormand?


Ellen said...

"we have a love, hate relationship". So have I. We have probably the same level of reading skills: Now you see it; now you don't :D
I use Moon as the recognition aspect of work and Anchor as the stability of the job.
Do you have Rana's new book and if so do you like it?

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

So do I!

Fascinating. It must take years to accomplish this art.

Cher Green said...

Ellen, yes I have her book, and yes I do like it. I'll make myself a note and do a review of it next week. :)

Cher Green said...

Joylene, Yes, it probably does take years. I'm so impatient though. :) Sometimes I forget how long it took to be fluent with the Tarot. It all takes time, like learning a new language.