Lenormand Tarot Decks
Oracle decks (and some tarot decks) created in the Lenormand tradition. Lenormand decks generally have 36 cards, and are based on an old German card game, later renamed after the 19th century French fortune-teller, Mademoiselle Marie Anne Lenormand.
The Antiquarian Lenormand has 36 cards created by handmade collage from images from the 19th to early 20th century. The images focus on antique portraits and illustrated book plates, and have been carefully created for historical accuracy and to allow traditional reading. The playing card insets are also from a well-used set from the late 19th century. Self-published by and available direct from the artist.
The Art Nouveau Oracle is illustrated in a romantic, watercolour art nouveau style, and is very similar visually to the Tarot Art Nouveau. The deck itself is based on the Lenormand pattern and has 36 cards.
The Black Hand Lenormand is a miniature oracle deck with chalkboard-like white drawings on a black background. It has 54 cards (similar to a playing card deck) of which 36 have Lenormand symbols. It's deliberately designed to be a small-size deck in order to make large Lenormand spreads more manageable.
The Celtic Lenormand has 45 stunning cards illustrated by Will Worthington of the DruidCraft Tarot. In addition to the 36 usual Lenormand cards, there are extra cards for both gender balance and to extend the Pagan and Celtic theme.
The Chelsea Lenormand takes its inspiration from prints and posters of the Arts and Crafts movement. The 39-card Lenormand deck is available in two differently coloured editions: the 'Blue' in Rider-Waite-Smith style colours, and the 'Red' in a more restricted colour palette. Both decks are self-published in limited editions of 500 decks, and are packaged in a vintage-style tin box.
The Egyptian Lenormand merges ancient Egyptian gods and symbols with the Lenormand divinatory system. The 37 cards were channeled by the artist, and are bright and colourful with a strong Egyptian flavour.
The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle is a 39-card deck in the Lenormand tradition (there are three extra cards: two alternative 'Man' and 'Woman' cards to allow for same-sex relationships, and a 'Diviner' card). The small-size cards have relatively simple hand-painted Lenormand symbols, and give the feel of peering through an enchanted forest. The 160-page companion book is also a useful introduction to reading Lenormand cards.
The Energetic Lenormand is based on the Mlle. Lenormand tradition, but expresses the energy and relationships between the individual cards. It is illustrated in Langustl's typical bright colours. The cards are not published, but are available in a free printable PDF.
The Fairy Lenormand Oracle is a large-size, 36-card Lenormand deck with a fantasy fairy theme. The cards have sleek, detailed illustrations of pretty fairies in a storybook world.
The Flonz Victorian Lenormand is a Victorian-inspired stamp deck, created from hand-drawn images that were turned into stamps and in turn stamped onto aged card. Self-published and available direct from the artist.
The French Cartomancy deck is a 36-card oracle, a reconstruction of a deck from the era of Mlle. Lenormand. The cards are numbered but untitled, and feature pastoral scenes with a playing card inset.
The Gilded Reverie Lenormand has the traditional 36 cards of a Lenormand-style deck, illustrated in Ciro Marchetti's lush and inimitable style. Published by US Games, the cards have gilded edges and are packaged in a neat little hardback box.
The Golden Lenormand is a 36-card set in the style of Mlle. Lenormand, hand-painted and self-published by Marcela Sulzmann. It's designed to be a deck of positive energy, and the gold colour is a symbol of the highest spiritual development. In the left corner of each card is an astrological symbol, in the right a playing card symbol.
The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards are a blend of normal playing cards and Lenormand cards in suit and structure, but have a small roughly illustrated scene in the bottom right of each card and a divinatory phrase or two above it.
The Halloween Lenormand is a 36-card light-heartedly spooky deck, roughly based on the Petit Lenormand style. It has simple symbols traditionally associated with Halloween - pumpkins, the headless horseman, bats, and more. Self-published and available from The Game Crafter.
Kendra's Vintage Petit Lenormand is a vintage-style Lenormand deck, but with 54 cards instead of the usual 36. It's been designed to allow the reader to choose cards to their taste and assemble their own deck. Self-published and available from the Game Crafter.
The Langustl Lenormand is a 36-card deck springing from the Lenormand tradition, from the creator of the Langustl Tarot. This deck is also in his thickly painted, incredibly colourful style.
Lenormand Cartomancy is a deck in the Lenormand tradition, but re-illustrated in vibrant, semi-abstract colour. Created by Christopher Butler, who also worked on the Quantum Tarot and Butler Tarot.
The Lenormand Oracle is a larger-sized set of 36 cards in the Petit Lenormand tradition. The simple, down to earth cards are printed on sturdy cardstock and come with a 160-page companion book explaining the meanings and how to read Lenormand cards.
The Lenormand Oracle Cards, published by Lo Scarabeo, are a reproduction of a French Lenormand deck from 1890. The 36 cards have elegant, soft imagery with a serene and spacious feel.
The Lenormand Reloaded is a revamping of the traditional 36-card Lenormand deck. Created with digital mixed media techniques, it's designed to have eye-catching colour and clear symbolism.
Lenormand Silhouettes is a quaint and elegant Petit Lenormand deck of 40 cards (the 36 standard cards and four alternates). The Lenormand symbols have been reproduced in black line-drawn silhouettes, in a French vintage style. Self-published and available from The Game Crafter.
Les Vieux Jours Lenormand is 36-card digital collage deck, inspired by emblematic art and dreamlike imagery. It's been designed to be richer in symbolism than the traditional Lenormand, and has vibrant eye-catching cards. Available in two editions: one simply with the cards and box, the other with a booklet.
The Lothrop Lenormand is designed for lovers of well-worn antique cards, and is a pastiche based around lithographs and antique prints. Itís available in two versions: a coloured version designed as vintage aquatints, and an uncoloured version designed as monochrome engravings.
The Malpertuis Lenormand has 39 cards designed in a classical style, drawing inspiration from the colours and textures of antique oil paintings and watercolours. It was intended to be a companion piece to the Tyldwick Tarot, but can also be used on its own. Self-published in a limited edition of 1000 decks.
The Melissa Lenormand is a 36-card oracle deck. It's inspired by vintage ephemera, postcards and advertising, giving it an antique feel and more complex imagery than is usual for a Lenormand deck. The deck is now completed, and available in a self-published edition.
The Midnight Madness Lenormand was inspired by the night of Samhain (also known as Halloween). It has 36 traditionally named cards, with colourful collage illustrations and playing card insets. Self-published by the artist.
The Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl deck (so called because of the owl on the backs) is a pocket-size Lenormand deck of 36 cards. Instead of the linked playing card, each card has a poetic verse inset into its old-fashioned imagery.
The Mlle. Lenormand Cartomancy deck is a 36-card petit Lenormand deck published by Piatnik, illustrated in a romantic, old-fashioned style reminiscent of Jane Austen novels. Each card has a playing card inset in the centre, and a stylised signature in the top right of each card.
Mlle. Lenormand lived in the nineteenth century, and was thought to have read for Napoleon. Her Mlle. Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards are supposedly a reproduction of the cards she used. The artwork is of the French Napoleonic era, though the printed rhymes on each card stand out more than the artwork.
The Mystical Lenormand is another new edition of the cards used by Mlle Lenormand (1772-1843). These attractive cards were painted by Urban Trosch using the egg tempera technique.
The Old Arabian Lenormand is a nostalgic evocation of historic Arabia, based on the artist's memories of travels throughout the region. The 39 cards have been created in a deliberately romantic style, designed to resemble antique oil paintings and watercolours. Self-published in a limited edition of 1000 decks.
The Pagan Lenormand Oracle is the first-Pagan oriented Lenormand deck, where the traditional symbols have been re-interpreted to show Pagan diversity, symbology and beliefs. It's from Gina Pace, who also created the Pagan Tarot.
Pixie's Hidden Lenormand is a delightful Lenormand-style deck, built from imagery from the original Rider-Waite-Smith images by Pamela Colman-Smith. It has 38 cards (the regular 36 Lenormand cards plus extra Man and Woman cards). Self-published in an edition of 400 decks.
The Primal Lenormand (also known as the Ur-Lenormand or the Lenormand Original) is a 36-card reproduction of the one of the earliest known Lenormand decks. It was originally conceived as a card game, The Game of Hope.
The Rainbow Lenormand shows traditional Lenormand symbolism, through photographic collage and all the colours of the rainbow (hence the name). There is one change to the standard - the Coffin is now the Black Rose card.
The Sacred Mandala Lenormand Oracle is a 36 card Lenormand-style deck from the creator of the Syzygy Oracle. The black cards have simple line drawings of the Lenormand symbols below a colourful circular mandala.
The Shabby Chicness Lenormand is 36-card photographic deck with a nostalgic, 'country cottage romantic' feel and extra symbols and text on the cards. There's also a 72-card variation with multiple alternate cards.
The Silson Lenormand takes its inspiration from medieval illustrations, and imagines a Lenormand as old as the earliest surviving Tarot decks. It's designed in a deliberately rough, primitive style based on hand coloured woodcuts and manuscript illuminations from the 15th century. Available in two limited editions: coloured and uncoloured.
The Tarot Lenormand is the first 78-card deck based on the Mlle Lenormand oracles that were printed in the 19th century. The deck continues the Lenormand feel artistically, and has pleasant scenes of daily life and experience with a country French look.
Technoracle is a modern re-interpretation of the famous cards attributed to Mme Marie Lenormand, fortune teller to Napoleon and the Empress Josephine. Technoracle takes the symbolism of the 36 card Lenormand deck and re-works it using modern, sometimes psychedelic digital imagery.
The Burning Serpent Oracle is the creation of Rachel Pollack and Robert M. Place, based on Lenormand imagery and illustrated in Place's stunning artistic style. The 38 cards can be used like a Lenormand deck, but they have also been designed to be accessible to beginners, and to have a deeper spiritual dimension that allows for personal visionary interpretations.
The Lenormand Revolution is a Lenormand divination deck, with historically rich art alluding to the 18th century American and French revolutions. The deck has the standard 36 cards, plus alternates to expand the range for readings.
The NOW Lenormand was designed to help the process of learning to read Lenormand-style decks. Each card has a traditional image, plus the meaning, description, body association, timing and astrological correspondent printed below. The deck also includes extra Man and Woman cards to allow for more diverse and inclusive readings. Self-published and available from the artist.
Titania's Fortune Cards are a modern reinterpretation of Mlle. Lenormand's Fortune Telling Cards. These cards are very simple - each featuring a single object - and are almost fluorescently coloured.
Under the Roses Lenormand is a gentle petit Lenormand deck with Edwardian-style imagery. There are the standard 36 cards, plus extra Child, Gentleman and Lady cards. Previously self-published, it's now in print from US Games.
The Yuletide Lenormand is a holiday-themed Petit Lenormand deck, with 36 standard cards plus 5 alternate cards. The cards have holly-entwined borders and feature Christmas, Yule, winter and holiday symbols and scenes.