Mystery Grand Tableau – Solve April’s whodunit lenormand mystery.


Starting in April 2014 we will feature a monthly Mystery Grand Tableau. This is a ‘solve the mystery’ kinda reading, a ‘whodunit’ as it were. Here goes:

You have been assigned to a special Lenormand Police Force task team to solve this crime/mystery. A body has been found in a park. Upon initial inspection it looks like foul play. You need to find out the following: Who was the victim? Why was he/she murdered? Were they in fact murdered?? If so, who did it, and what was their motive? Once you have a suspect find both motive & opportunity. Who can you trust to assist you in your investigation? Who can you not trust? Why? Your findings must be supported with ‘evidence’ (i.e show us how you tie things together in the GT.) As you examine and re-examine this GT throughout the month of April, coming back to it with fresh eyes, add additional insights. It’s perfectly okay to change your mind, to re-examine evidence, and to interrogate new ‘suspects.’

Use any and all lenormand reading techniques that you have learnt to ‘solve the mystery.’ If you’re new to lenormand (a European system of fortune-telling using cards) or want to participate within a closed and safe environment, join us over at Lenormand Toolbox on Facebook. A closed group for enthusiasts of lenormand from beginners to advanced. The Toolbox is a supportive learning environment for readers of all levels to participate in with heaps of exercises, tips and lessons. All welcome!

Lenormand Challenge: Identify the cards

I found something on Facebook (posted by The Smart Witch) that I thought might be a nice one to practice Lenormand on. How much of what is written below can you see as Lenormand cards?

I’ll do the first 2 points below to demonstrate what I mean. Do leave your feedback in the comments section. After a couple of days (giving everyone a chance to add their comments) I’ll update this article with the cards that I think successfully represents all the points.

Boy with violin

Guaranteed Ways to Fail at Anything

1) Giving away your power (Bear) to people (Garden) and circumstances.

2) Making an immense (Bear) mountain (Mountain) out of every small (Clover) bump in the road (Crossroads).

3) Wasting (Mice) time chasing (Whip) people (Garden) who prove (Key) to you time-and-time again  (Whip) that you mean very little (Clover/Child) to them … Except when they need you for something.

4) Choosing (Crossroads) to be unhappy (Clouds) and choosing to suffer (Cross). Yes (Sun/Key) these are choices.

5) Constant (Whip) complaining, walking (Rider) on the dark (Coffin), cloudy (Clouds) side of life (Sun), focusing on all the negatives.

6) Consistently (Tree) making excuses (Fox) why things go wrong (Fox).

Guaranteed Ways to Succeed

1) Take back your power (Bear.) You and you alone (Tower) write (Whip/Letter) your own story (Book.) Quit giving (Bouquet) the pen to someone else.

2) Hit a bump (Mountain) in the road (Crossroads,) forge on. You may have to change (Stork) direction (Crossroads/Stars). Use your inner GPS (Stars).

3) Evaluate (Fox) the people (Garden) in your life and their importance (Sun.) Do they enhance and add to your happiness (Bouquet/Sun)? Rarely? Sometimes? Most of the time? Categorize their place (House) in your life and give (Bouquet) your time and attention accordingly.

4) Choose your demeanour. These are your emotions (Moon). Get to the root (Tree) of the pain (Snake) and suffering (Cross) and rip (Scythe) it out.

5) Focus on all that is good (Dog/Child) in your life. No one likes a whiner. Get over to the sunny (Sun) side of the street (Crossroads.) Smiles, smiles, everyone.

6) Drop (Scythe/Tower) the excuses. Dig (Scythe) down deep (Tree) to the source, face reality and pin-point (Stars) the actual reason … then accept and change (Stork.)

Lenormand Group Activities, featuring Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver

Here are a few Lenormand reading activities to participate in. Cards used are from the new Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver, available from

GROUP ACTIVITY: Describe the person in the cards.

Gender, appearance, personality etc. Explain your reasoning for learning purposes. Cards: 24 Heart, 4 House, 3 Ship.

reading 24-4-3



GROUP ACTIVITY:  What work does this person do?

Explain your reasoning for learning purposes. Cards: 19 Tower, 12 Birds, 18 Dog.

reading 19-12-18



GROUP ACTIVITY: What is causing chaos?

There’s a major roadblock ahead. Total chaos. Everyone is wondering: What is the cause? Explain your reasoning with your answers. Cards: 30 Lily, 22 Crossroad, 32 Moon.

reading 30-22-32


GROUP ACTIVITY: Find a missing item.

An item has been lost. Where could it be? Explain your reasoning with your answer. Cards: 25 Ring, 15 Bear, 23 Mice.

reading 25-15-23


GROUP ACTIVITY: What is the secret?

Someone is keeping a secret. What could it be? Explain your reasoning with your answer. Cards: 16 Star, 11 Whip, 9 Bouquet.

reading 16-11-9


Please share your answers in the comments, this way we can all  learn from one another.

Looking forward to hearing from you 😀

Rootweaver (JbR)


The 36-Card Lenormand Spread

This is an excellent post on Lenormand reading techniques. I hope you find it useful too.

A Lenormand Game: Guessing Cards in their Houses – round 3

Vontage Lenormand by Rootweaver & The Deck of Lenormand Houses by Tierney Sadler

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver & The Deck of Lenormand Houses by Tierney Sadler

Continuing an exercise on Cards and Houses from ‘Learning Lenormand’ the course associated with Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin’s soon-to-be released book of the same title, we continue the word-play game. I will give a few rhymes, see if you can identify the Lenormand Card and House that the rhyme refers to. Two Cards, one Focus Card and one House Card to provide context.  To make it easier, I have highlighted the clues (referring to the 2 cards) in bold. Answers below.

  1. “A bond formed in fidelity with Facebook friends across the sea
  2. “A choice must be made to live sensibly, if one hopes to achieve longevity.”
  3. “She found herself filled with doubt, to accept his gift or go without…”



  1. Dog in Ship
  2. Paths in Tree
  3. Clouds in Bouquet


A Lenormand Game: Guessing Cards in their Houses – round 2

Here are today’s 3 rhymes. Try to guess what the Card is and which House it lands on. The answers are below.


  1. “Place of comfort & retreat turns into a busy party street.”
  2. “Repeated conflict will ensure that what covers you will not endure.”
  3. “Your stoke of luck however brief will only end in loss & grief.”
Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver & The Deck of Lenormand Houses by Tierney Sadler

Vintage Lenormand by Rootweaver & The Deck of Lenormand Houses by Tierney Sadler

*Rhymes by JbR


  1. House in Garden
  2. Whip in Tree
  3. Clover in Mice