Vintage Lenormand 2nd ed – 90% sold out!

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverImage by Pepi Valderrama

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Image by Pepi Valderrama

The Vintage Lenormand (2nd edition) is 90% sold out! There is still a chance to get a copy before going to print – if you hurry.

Contact me via private message on Facebook, either on the Vintage Lenormand page or my private FB page (Jera-babylon Rootweaver). Alternatively send me an email to requesting a copy. Please be sure to include your email address when ordering your copy to that I can send an invoice via Paypal.

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverPhoto by Bobbie Jo Drake

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Photo by Bobbie Jo Drake

The final product is available in a poker-sized deck, snugly nestled in a hard, transparent box. Each deck comes with a beautifully batik-lined, hand-made ‘kangaroo pouch’ and includes an ‘LWB’ containing clear and unambiguous card-keywords as well as a signed card.

Every pouch makes its way to its new owner with exotic twin incense cones to ensure a fragrant journey from Australia, and to transport my love to recipients on a happy aromatic note. I can only hope that this deck brings as much joy to the card-reading community as what I have had, creating it.

Thank you so much cartomancy community for the overwhelming support!


30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 30

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver

Finally we reach the end of this 30 Day Lenormand Challenge, inspired and created by the beautiful Pepi. Today’s question is:

Do you have a Lenormand mentor? How does this mentor inspire you?

I do have a Lenormand mentor. Two in fact. Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz from Tarot Professionals. They first introduced me to Lenormand some time ago during a free beginners course that Tali offered on Tarot Town. Since then I have gone on to create and publish my own Lenormand deck. I am currently studying Lenormand with Tali & Marcus in a 10 week course called ‘Learning Lenormand’ that has already proved to be incredibly enlightening. What they are teaching me is enabling me to set myself up to eventually become a proficient Lenormand reader which I want to do so that I can offer Lenormand readings to my tarot clientele as well.

Just before I wrap-up this 30 Day Challenge, Pepi has posed a bonus question too:

If you had to create a Lenormand deck, and could add or change cards, which cards would you change? Which cards would you add? Which meanings would they have? Why would you do so?

When I created the Vintage Lenormand I opted not to add any extra cards, and chose not to change any cards either. This is partly due to my inexperience in the field of Lenormand (I’d like to know more before I ‘change’ anything) and partly because I wanted to stick with tradition.

Symbology however does fascinate me, it has for the longest time. I can quite easily see myself creating an oracle deck (which in all fairness would not be a Lenormand deck) based on several symbols that are not currently in use in Lenormand. Until I do this however I cannot (should not) spill the beans.


Thanks for following my daily blogs during the 30 Day Challenge.



30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 29

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverCard #11 - Whip

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Card #11 – Whip

Pepi’s question today is:

Does anyone that you know not agree with you reading the Lenormand?

I can honestly say that nobody who matters in my life gives a fig whether I read Lenormand or not. My nearest and dearest always support me in my ventures and interests, my husband and children in particular are very proud of me publishing my first Lenormand deck for example, and have been very encouraging with regard my Lenormand studies.

I guess it’s a case of those who matter don’t criticise and those who criticise don’t matter


30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 28

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverCard #24 - Heart (showing the back of the 1st edition cards too)

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Card #24 – Heart (showing the back of the 1st edition cards too)

Today’s question from Pepi’s blog is:

Have you ever done/ attended a Webinar /Workshop/ gathering with friends using the Lenormand? What did you learn doing that?

I am currently studying ‘Learning Lenormand’ through Tarot Professionals with Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin. These weekly classes are conducted via live Webinar sessions, and truly have become the highlight of my week!

With every lesson we learn so much more about Lenormand than I thought was possible in a short 1-hour class, and the weekly assignments and practices are astonishingly revealing.

After trying to learn Lenormand from various online sources before this I can now say that I am truly beginning to grasp this system of fortune telling, thanks to the groundbreaking lessons that I attend online every week.

As is typical of Tarot Professionals in their courses they get to the heart of the matter in no time at all and build on our knowledge from the ground up. I cannot praise this course enough!

A wonderful review of The Vintage Lenormand by Le Fanu. Deck can be purchased at

30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 27

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver

Today’s question from Pepi’s blog is:

Do you have a special spot (at home, outside, etc) to read the Lenormand? Why?

I have an especially designated space at work (tarot/coffee shop) to read tarot from, and when I am proficient at Lenormand I’ll be reading these cards from there too. Until such time I do my practice readings, mostly from home.

Reading from a space that has been specially prepared for readings has the advantage that it acts as a trigger each time we enter the space for readings. Just as a favourite incense acts as a trigger to enter a meditative space.

Learning Lenormand – Legal Lenormand

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverCard #19 - Tower

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Card #19 – Tower

From the groundbreaking Learning Lenormand course by Tarot Professions, and shared with kind permission from Marcus Katz.

While it is tempting to learn as many card combinations as possible, it is not practical or even possible if truth be told. Instead it is far more effective to learn the card keywords and to then combine these into meanings that suit every situation for readings.

That said, here is a wonderfully insightful list of card combinations about legal matters. Enjoy!

Tower + Book = Law (private)

Tower + Park = Law (public, common)

Tower + Rider = Legal Precedent

Tower + Tree = Existing Statutes

Tower + Bouquet = Appeal

Tower + Birds = Class Act Litigation

Tower + Book + Snake = Slander (Libel)

Tower + Birds + Snake = Slander (Defamation, particularly if the Moon card is troubled)

Tower + Child = Minors

Tower + Bear + Bouquet + Birds = Court of Appeal

Tower + Snake (if not troubled) = Arbitration

Tower + Ring = Contract Law

Tower + Mice + Snake = Fraud

Tower + Book (troubled) + Letter = Misrepresentation

Tower + Heart + Ring = Marriage Law

Rider + Key = New Evidence

Rider + Key + Ship = New Witness

Bear = Judge, Official of Authority

Tower + Mountain = Adjournment of Case

Tower + House = Domestic Law or Local Action (a ruling only applying in one place)

Snake + Moon = Unreliable Witness

Dog + Moon = Reliable Witness

Tower + Ways = Open Verdict

Tower + Bear + Fish = Financial Settlement Imposed

Tower + Bouquet + Fish = Financial Settlement (see also Tower + Bouquet, if Garden close, then out-of-court settlement, if House, then in-court).

Further to this depends so much on cards, layout, question …

Lenormand Keywords MindMap – #9 Bouquet

Continuing the Lenormand Keywords MindMap series. Card #9 – Bouquet. Readers are welcome to download the image for their personal use only, not for commercial use please.

Lenormand Keywords MindMap#9 - Bouquet

Lenormand Keywords MindMap
#9 – Bouquet
Image created by Rootweaver



30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 26

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverPhoto by Bobbie Jo Drake

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Photo by Bobbie Jo Drake

Today’s question from Pepi’s blog is:

Have you ever regretted a reading? Was it annoying for you? Deceitful? Hard?

I suppose this is a very real possibility, but fortunately I have not experienced such a situation yet and hopefully I won’t ever have to.

It is probably for this reason that I do not yet offer Lenormand readings at my tarot practice. I read tarot professionally and am reasonably well versed in tarot. I am however not a professional Lenormand reader yet, and until I am I won’t be reading for the public using this form of fortune telling.

As readers we have a responsibility towards our clients, words can hurt and shape a person’s future choices. Until I am confident that the words I speak as a Lenormand reader are true and accurate I would not risk informing someone with my readings.

30 Day Lenormand Challenge – Day 25

Vintage Lenormand by RootweaverCard #34 - Fish

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver
Card #34 – Fish

Today’s question is:

Do you believe your readings are accurate with the Lenormand? Why?

Lenormand is accurate. Readers like me who are still new at Lenormand might have to hone our skills to understand and correctly interpret the cards, but that does not detract from the accuracy of the oracle (whether we recognise this or not.)

Yes, I am getting better at it though, and on a few recent occasions I have accurately interpreted the cards. The proof of course is in the eating of the pudding. Nothing says ‘accurate’ quite as well as confirmation and positive feedback, something that is happening more and more frequently for me now with Lenormand.