The 36 card Petit Lenormand deck has an updated design with elegant, classic artwork. The cards feature playing card inserts and verses by Stuart Kaplan to assist the reader in interpreting the card meanings. The 40 page instruction booklet includes a brief biography of Mlle Lenormand, card meanings, and a sample Grand Tableau reading.
Mlle Lenormand rose from humble beginnings in 19th century France to become the most prominent fortune teller in Europe. Her clients included Napoleon, about whom she made bold and astonishingly accurate predictions. Her card reading methods are still popular today.
The magic in this little deck lies in it's simplicity and its eloquent, Victorian nature. The pictures relay a gentle vibe while the short poems on each card relay a passionate feel for each card. This is the first Lenormand deck that has ever spoke to me card by card. The poems add a refreshing sense of purpose to the cards, without cluttering their meaning. It is, what is sure to be, a time honored deck.