Halloween Lenormand, the review


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I love Halloween! I started to celebrate it in Japan, and I cannot get enough of it. So, when Kendra Hurteau and Katrina Hill decided to produce this gorgeous lenormand I was incredibly happy! This is the first Halloween Lenormand of the market (EVER!). When it came out it was a sensation and it started a small revolution. The Spooky Cute had arrived! The Halloween Lenormand is a cute, and yet spooky lenormand deck, perfect to be used during Halloween (or whenever you want) by the whole family. Your kids are going to love it, your grannies are going to steal it from you!

It fits perfectly into Halloween fashion: gray and black colors all around, and pumpkins, lots of pumpkins! You get the huge pumpkin instead of a clover, and the man and woman cards are pumpkin headed people. The flowers are candy, the lilies are deadly flowers, the dog is a black cat, the garden is a bloody fountain (cute one), the crossroads are a creepy trail… All the cards are perfectly fashioned for a cute and gorgeous Halloween. Characters in this deck are spookily cute.

One of my favorite cards is the purple heart (the dark heart). It is cool how it is drawn, and I also love the small poisonous green stuff that pops out from it. I love it! I also love the candy! It is the sort of candy you would get during Halloween, but they are adorable! And the cat is both spooky and cute. You are going to love this deck, all its theme characters and its spooky cuteness.

It is a sweet deck to use during Halloween. It’s colors and its drawings are a perfect match for the festivity. So, if you are planning a party, this is the deck to use!

The card-stock is strong (printerstudio card-stock), which is good for heavy use. It shuffles perfectly and it is smooth, as expected from Printer Studio quality.

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It is children safe. It is not “really really spooky”, it is spooky in a sweet and cute way, perfect to play along with children. So it is perfect to be used while playing with the whole family. You can also use it to play further with it. Do you know any spooky stories to explain to your family? Shuffle the deck, take one of the cards, and start the game!

So, this deck has really more than meets the eye. You decide what you want: the trick or the treat! Now, seriously, what do you want? The trick or the treat! How to get this deck is both the trick and the treat, since it is out of print right now (but this might change… soon!) What to do? To spookily convince the author (Kendra) to re-print it again. You can find more about the deck and the contact to get the author to print more of these cuties here.


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Kendra’s Vintage Lenormand, the Review & the Reading


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The Review

Today we’re going to take a different approach to the Review section with Kendra’s Vintage Lenormand. We are going to review it and do a reading! Yay! This time I’m reviewing the Landscape version of this great deck.

The vintage images are simply gorgeous. Kendra has done a gorgeous job looking for and using great vintage pics. They are well thought and well combined. Since it’s printed with Printer Studio, the quality of the card stock is great (linen version). It shuffles really well, and it’s strong enough to last a long time. Colors are consistent with the vintage atmosphere of the whole deck, and it feels really good using it. Backs are delicate and compelling.

The Landscape version has 2 sets of female and male consultants (the ladies, the lady, the gents and the gent), a children (and not child) card, and an extra card (the mirror). I use all the cards together, including double consultants. The reason? As they are in singular and plural in can designate different people, or point at someone (or some ones) very easily. As I use this deck as houses, it is a good idea to use all the cards inside to have more insights. (Which is cool).

The Mirror extra card is also very good. It has come in handy in relation with computer science and Aspergers. In relation with computers, or devices which have a screen, it pint points exactly that: screens. In the case of Aspergers, it shows a person who looks within more than without. With other card combinations it could also show someone who cares too much about the outside figure, thus, it could also pint point eating disorders. In short: this extra card makes the readings richer and easier!

This deck is my favorite deck to use as houses. It not only gives me great and more info, it also give me insights and great meanings. Being landscape it is perfect to use with mini cards!!! Another of the reasons I’m in love with it! This is a must-have in your collection to use heavily with minis. You will regret not having this treasure!

The Reading

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Take Kendra’s Vintage Lenormand and shuffle it as much as you want. Once you are comfortable, lay out your houses. In this case I got:

  • First row: Fish, Bear and Tree.
  • Second row: Sun, Garden and Moon.
  • Third row: Rider, Snake and Stars.

For the cards on top I used my Alice in Wonderland Vintage Lenormand (I usually use this combination). I shuffled it, and I layed the cards onto Kendra’s Vintage Lenormand (the houses for this reading).

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The question was: “how is a project that I have in mind going to be?” The answer is here:

House of the fish: the whip. Money is being washed away… (Whip could be also quarrels, but, in my mind appeared the sense of cleaning so… “washed away”).

House of the bear: the house. The strength is at home. So, I have the means to achieve what I want, just into my dominion (home).

House of the Tree: the heart. I have put my heart on it in a long-term basis. (Being Taurus, no wonder. Once I have an idea, I pursue it till I’m comfortable with what I’ve achieved, whatever the degree it might be. I needs to feel right for me).

House of the Sun: the bouquet. A bunch of good vibes, and good luck. Yay!

House of the Garden: the book. The key of the question is, in fact, digital and with a “bookish” shape :p

House of the Moon: the garden. Related to creativity of many 🙂

House of the Rider: the child. Someone somewhat naïve who has an opportunity arising. (Good!)

House of the Snake: the birds. Hmmm. The snake is problems, someone in whom we should not trust. And birds are gossip or messages. So, beware, someone around isn’t what it seems!

House of the Stars: the path. Choose your way digitally. Stars for me are many times the digital world, and since the project it’s digital, it means a decision about it.

On the past: Whip, Bouquet and Child. Me being naïve and “kind of arguing or having problems” because of a “gift” (the project).

On the present: House, Book, Birds. Preparing at home the project and telling to people.

On the future: Heart, Garden, Path. To choose in which garden to put my heart.

So, basically it says that my project can or could change direction due to a decision that I might take regarding to it. In the past it’s been somewhat unfortunate, but it seems good so far. Still, on a stage of “preparing” or as “plan” or “to do”.

If you notice the inner and outer crosses, you’ll get some more info.
Outer Cross: Whip, Child (Book in center, the topic), Heart, Path. The child has the heart on the project (oh yes I do!), but has to decide about to clean some stuff about the project (maybe needs something extra). So, planning might be ongoing.
Inner Cross: Bouquet, House (Book in center, the topic), Garden, Birds. This is a project that can be stable and on many mouths. So, it has potential to grow 🙂

Please note that the houses have given us extra info. The decision is about something “digital in essence”. Or, it also tells us that the project (book) is focused on a garden or network (internet). So, you can see here many layers. Houses explain the “on top” cards, and in turn, combinations of “on top” cards explain what’s going on around the topic.

As I said before, some cards give deep explanation about some topics. For example: the mirror. Others like “ladies” or “gents” (in plural) can give us hints about what the on top card is relating to (imagine, for example, “work colleagues”). That’s why I like this deck so much to use it as houses.

You won’t miss it, will you?


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Under the Roses Lenormand, the Review & Layout Video!


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The Review

Under the Roses Lenormand is one of the most beautiful Lenormands out there. You better run, because decks are disappearing! (I think that only 6 are left at the moment I write this review). Kendra Hurteau and Katrina Hill did a gorgeous job with this deck. A deck which is a great surprise itself: a deck which is three different decks!

Under the Roses Lenormand has 3 different editions right now: with words (describing the meanings of the card), without (just the title of the cards), and the minis (gorgeous mini decks). I have all three editions, and I must say that they are all gorgeous.

The paper stock is great (printerstudio paper stock), which is great for shuffling the cards. Colors are sweet and vintage-like. The deck has 36 wonderful cards and 2 extra consultants (a total 38 playing cards plus explanation cards.)

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You are going to love this deck, and I hope as much as me. If you have no opportunity to get your hands on a mini, or any of these wonderful decks (I repeat: at this very right moment, in which I’m writing this review, there are only 6 decks left!!), you still have an opportunity because Under the Roses Lenormand is going to be published by a major publishing company. (But I do advice you to get one of the Indie editions, now that you still have time!)

Why do I have all the editions? With explanations, without and mini? Simply put: I love it! I love the manga-like artwork of the cards, the sweet vintage-like colors, its freshness and its sweetness! It’s a perfect deck to enchant any reader around. It’s a good deck for beginners, for pros, for those who collect decks, for traditionalist, for “unconventionalists”… In short, it’s a gorgeous deck for anyone who wishes to read the Lenormand.

You will find romantic cards, like the Locket or the Bouquet; sexy cards, like the Whip; shinny cards like the Sun and the Moon; and sweet cards like the Child. You will fall in love with each of the cards for one reason or another!

This is a must-have deck which will enchant you in a way no other deck will! It is modern and yet vintage, it is dreamy and yet realist, it is soft and yet hard, it is sexy and yet victorian, it is traditional and yet unconventional. I hope you don’t miss this one!

The Layout

This time I didn’t ask for a review. I asked to Kendra Hurteau to make something special for us. So, she recorded a gorgeous video with a layout!! You are going to love it because you are going to see her new deck! Kendra Hurteau is about to release her Vintage Lenormand.

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