Red Hand Lenormand with Rigid Box and Booklet - 2nd Edition
Materials: Black Core Linen Card Stock
The Red Hand Lenormand is a fully-illustrated 54 card extended Lenormand Deck printed at the standard playing card size of 2.48" x 3.46" on master quality linen card stock with black core and matte coating, intended for durability, vibrant image reproduction, and ease of handling/shuffling. Each deck is housed in a rigid two-piece box designed to provide protection and longevity even while you’re on the go, and comes with a 50 page booklet for easy reference.
The Red Hand Lenormand is an extended Lenormand deck featuring 54 unique illustrations that depict a gracefully gothic setting. Aside from the standard 36 Lenormand cards, I’ve included an additional 18 that expand the options one can read with. It can be used as a regular Lenormand deck, an expanded Lenormand/Oracle deck, or just a pretty playing card deck according to your preferences.
The Red Hand Lenormand has a stark red and black color scheme with highlights of white here and there, giving it a cohesive look across the entire deck. While the images have a darker horror-esque look, they contain all of the light and dark themes and meanings of a standard Lenormand deck.
What is Lenormand?
The 36 card Lenormand deck is modeled on a deck of cards published c1799 as part of Das Spiel der Hoffnung (The Game of Hope), a game of chance designed by Johann Kaspar Hechtel. Named after the famous French fortune-teller Marie Anne Lenormand, Petit Lenormand (or simply Lenormand) decks have the same card numbering, primary symbols and playing card associations as the cards in Hechtel's Das Spiel der Hoffnung game.
Cartomancy with the Lenormand is similar to that of Tarot. It involves simple, straightforward imagery, but the cards involve more concrete/tangible issues than that of the psychology/spirituality of Tarot. Cards are read more syntactically and can have layers of meanings. You can take into account their literal meaning, imagery, symbolism of the subject of the card, the form, the number of the card or its number within its suit, etc. Cards are not read on their own, and instead depend on other cards around them to form a syntactical “sentence” of imagery.
Reading with Lenormand
Performing a reading using Lenormand cards is a bit like looking at sequential art or reading a comic, with each card as a panel in the story, modified by and modifying the context of the cards around it. Lenormand shines with simple, everyday concerns and concrete issues. Lenormand readings involve interpreting not just single cards, but card combinations together, and then stringing those combinations together with others like words in a sentence.
Certain cards are read as “significators” which can represent the querent. The cards surrounding the significator then modify the meaning. Since the Animus/Anima (male/female in a typical Lenormand deck) cards are a limited selection of choices for representation of people, I’ve included extra significators in the extended cards that can be swapped in according to what the querent is drawn to, including Animatxs for a trans querent and Animxs for a non-binary querent, as well as a Skeleton card if none of those feel right. Feel free to use any of the cards in the deck if they feel like a better fit for the situation.
However you choose to use your deck, my hope is that it will serve you well in your endeavors.
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6,886 reviews5 out of 5 stars
These are tiny little cards! The quality is amazing and I really appreciate the storage tin they came in. Pamphlet is easy to understand too which is great since this is my first Lenormand deck (I usually use tarot). The images are gorgeous and clear, absolutely love the black and red coloring, material is nice and sturdy yet thin. Only real complaint is they’re a little slippery in the hands but that’s very minor. 10/10 would recommend!
This deck is absolutely lovely. The card quality is fabulous (nice linen finish just glides between my hands) and the art is great and evocative. I *DEEPLY* appreciate the tin casing since it means I have a working deck I can keep in my purse and of my lenormand decks (which there aren't enough please! make more, this one's so great) it's become my favorite super quickly. The additional cards really add to the oracle in a lot of ways that I hadn't even thought of and while I was a little iffy at first, now I feel almost odd thinking of reading a deck without them. Absolutely fantastic and I hope you make more lenormand decks!
Beautiful deck!! This is the second deck I've bought from this artist and it does not disappoint at all. I knew it was going to be on the smaller side than most of my decks but I didn't realize just how much until I got it. It's so baby 😂😂 but it's still a fantastic size to work with! Easy to shuffle like any other deck and honestly I really like the size to the point where I think I'll be searching for decks in similar sizes in the future. The guidebook has been super helpful in getting a good start in understanding Lenormand as well. Overall, I absolutely love it so far.
Gorgeous deck. I love how the dog card reminds me of MY dog. I love that there's Anima/Animus but also Animxs to represent non binary and Animatxs for trans. This representation will be useful for someone like myself who doesn't have these themes show up in my life strongly to become completely inclusive in not just my readings but in my thoughts and communication as well. The booklet is small but is a great primer for different techniques such as mirroring, reflecting, knighting, et cetera. While I've been into tarot for years I never came across the terms and it was explained well enough in short format to really ignite a passion in me to practice and understand all the styles in depth.
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