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The Essential Lenormand
Your Guide to Precise & Practical Fortunetelling

By: Rana George
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738736624
English  |  408 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: March 2014
Price: $21.99 US,  $25.50 CAN
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Table of Contents
Introduction 6
Before We Begin 6
Divining and Symbols 7
What is the Lenormand? 8
The Benefits of Reading the Lenormand 13
How This Book Is Organized 13

Part 1: Beginning with Lenormand 16
Approaching the Lenormand Cards 17
Finding your Deck 17
First Things First 17
Questions Lead to Answers 18
Stick with your system 19
Journaling your cards 20
Exercise your deck 20
Using a Significator or Focus Card 20
My Story with Lenormand 22

Part 2: A Closer Look at the 36 Cards 26
The Rider (1) 30
The Clover (2) 38
The Ship (3) 45
The House (4) 52
The Tree (5) 58
The Clouds (6) 65
The Snake (7) 72
The Coffin (8) 80
The Bouquet (9) 87
The Scythe (10) 93
The Whip (11) 100
The Birds (12) 107
The Child (13) 114
The Fox (14) 121
The Bear (15) 128
The Stars (16) 135
The Stork (17) 142
The Dog (18) 148
The Tower (19) 155
The Garden (20) 161
The Mountain (21) 167
The Crossroads (22) 173
The Mice (23) 180
The Heart (24) 188
The Ring (25) 194
The Book (26) 201
The Letter (27) 207
The Man (28) 213
The Woman (29) 217
The Lilies (30) 221
The Sun (31) 228
The Moon (32) 236
The Key (33) 243
The Fish (34) 250
The Anchor (35) 257
The Cross (36) 264
Nuance Cards: 271

Part 3: Reading Techniques and Spreads 273
Combination Drills 276
Free Associating with Lenormand 276
The Homework: Creating Multiple Combinations 278
The Dailies: Pulling 3 Cards a Day 279
The Answer Line 282
Option 1: Choosing a Focus Card in Advance: 282
Option 2: Letting the Deck Choose the Focus card: 283
The Answer Line in Action 284
The Box Spread 288
Box Spread Reading Steps: 289
Sample Box Reading: 290
Lenormand Decision Spread 295
The Decision Spread in action 296
The Astrological Spread 301
Quick Look at the 12 Astrological Houses 301
The Pyramid Spread 309
Sample Pyramid Reading 310
The Cross Spread 312
Changing a Fortune 315
The Grand Tableau 319
My System 320
Timeframe 320
Cast the Card(s) 320
The Division of Time 321
The Horizon of Awareness 324
Tricky Situations: 324
The Intersection of Forces 326
The Knighting Technique 329
The Lenormand Houses 330
The Chain of Houses 331
Untangling the Chain of Houses 332
Grand Tableau Steps 335
The Grand Tableau in Action 337
Appendix A: Who was Mademoiselle Lenormand 356
Appendix B: Focus Cards 366
Appendix C: Quick Interpretation Guide 370
Appendix D: The Positive, Negative, and Neutral Cards 373
Appendix E: The Houses and their Attributes 376
Appendix F: Court Cards 377
Appendix G: Lenormand and Tarot 379
Glossary 387




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