Mlle Marie Anne Lenormand was a French fortune-teller who was famous for being a personal psychic to Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife. She is better known for the oracle decks that have been titled after her, even though she never made her own.
Bring full power of Lenormand cards to your phone with Vintage Lenormand Cards app. The app is based on the beautiful 1892-1931 Altenburger Spielkarten & Co deck.
* Multiple spreads
* Card of the day feature
* Beautiful card images based on Altenburger Spielkarten & Co deck (1892-1931)
* Saveable spread results
* Customizable card back
* Lenormand cards reference included
What are Lenormand cards?
After Lenormand's death her name was used on several cartomancy decks including a deck of 36 illustrated cards known as the Petit Lenormand or simply Lenormand cards still used extensively today.
What's the difference between the Lenormand and Tarot?
Traditional tarot decks consist of 78 cards that are divided into 5 suits: 4 elemental suits and a trump suit called the Major Arcana. This structure is not evident in the Lenormand deck, which consists of 36 numbered cards. While there are playing card images on many Lenormand decks, the suits are not taken much into account other than Aces are often good, and clubs are usually not so good. The court card inserts are sometimes used to describe people.
When should you pick Lenormand deck?
With the Lenormand, the movement and actions of the people and players are described as if an outside narrator is observing them from above... sort of like a play-by-play sports commentary, while Tarot gets inside the people and describes the psychology of the players from their internal reactions and feelings about them. Lenormand is far more literal, with significant meanings allocated to each card (there is more to it than that of course) though it is generally not as metaphorical as tarot can be.
So in general Lenormand is great for getting answers to direct questions.