21st Century LENORMAND

Jan 24 2020

OLD STYLE LENORMAND FORTUNE-TELLING CARDS • Alexander Ray • US Games
Written and illustrated by popular Russian psychologist Alexander Ray, this 38-card deck relies on the basics of classic Lenormand tradition while updating the traditional imagery. Ray tells us that what differentiates Lenormand from other divination systems is the simplicity of the imagery. He explains it all in the included 92-page instruction booklet. The time is right for renewed interest in Lenormand and this is a perfect deck to meet that rising wave. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE ENCHANTED LENORMAND ORACLE • Caitlín Matthews • Virginia Lee, illustrator • Watkins Publishing
Divination guru Caitlín Matthews has made Lenormand one of her specialties. Her experience has shown her that some of the newer Lenormand decks, which add layers of details to the traditional images, are less effective as oracular tools than earlier decks with simpler imagery. It was Virginia Lee who suggested presenting each image in a crystal ball, emerging from a lush forest. Together they resisted digital imagery to create this magical, hand-painted, 39-card deck and 160-page, full color guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

BLUE BIRD LENORMAND • Stuart R. Kaplan • US Games
Originally published by U.S. Games in 1970, this 36-card deck was written and produced by Stuart Kaplan with the able assistance of Lynn Araujo, Jennifer Kaplan, and Jody Boginski-Barbessi. The 40-page booklet contains one of the earliest and most complete biographies of Mlle. Lenormand and her celebrated fortune-telling gifts. The deck is clearly the basis for many Lenormand decks that have been produced since. Amazingly, it holds up very well artistically and technically as this latest resurgence of Lenormand begins. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE LUNAR NOMAD ORACLE • Shaheen Miro • Weiser Books
Miro set out, like a nomad, on a global mission to reestablish the power of the Lunar-intuitive Self and bring it back into balance with the Solar-logical Self. These 43 groundbreaking card images are based on the Lenormand tradition and I think the Madame would be proud. Expressive, lyrical, creative – and carrying layers and layers of archetypal, general, and personal symbolism – this is a timely deck and the fact that it was created by a man makes it all the more powerful. It includes a 160-page guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

LENORMAND ORACLE CARDS • Alexandre Musruck • REDFeather
Passionate about intuitive readings, Alexandre Musruck has created a nostalgic, yet simultaneously modern, 39-card, gilt-edged Lenormand deck to aid readers in using their own intuitive skills. The beautiful, sepia-toned images give this deck an elegant, other-worldly tone. Throughout Musruck remains true to the uncomplicated imagery of Mlle. Lenormand. His companion book is sold separately. SHOP FOR THE DECK

FAIRY LENORMAND ORACLE CARDS • Markus Katz and Tali Goodwin • Davide Corsi, artwork • Lo Scarabeo
The Lenormand phenomenon moves to a new level with these 36 cards. The Fae Folk add their own special magic to the cards and Davide Corsi’s lush illustrations capture that special energy. The 128-page companion guidebook provides traditional meanings for each image plus tips for reading with the cards. This deck, which is as much about the fairy world as it is about Lenormand, is a treat for the eyes (be it two or three) no matter how you use it. SHOP FOR THE DECK

MIRROR TRUTH LENORMAND CARDS • Silvia Neitzner • REDFeather
Combining modern technology with traditional illustration, Silvia Neitzner has delivered a new take on the traditional Lenormand format. Infused with her work as a naturopath and healer, this 36-card deck speaks to the facets of healing that must be worked through to arrive at self-empowerment. The interpretations in the 80-page companion book are direct. The wisdom you gain will come from the work you do. Elaborate directives may be comforting but it is only with personal involvement that true wisdom and resolution is found. SHOP FOR THE DECK

FAIRY TALE LENORMAND • Lisa Hunt, artwork • Arwen Lynch • US Games
To ask whimsical Lisa Hunt to illustrate a traditional Lenormand deck was really throwing down the gauntlet. She rose to the challenge, however, and created a 38-card deck which is straightforward enough to satisfy the most demanding traditional cartomancer, but also contains the tiny embedded symbolism her loyal fans look forward to. Arwen Lynch does a superb job, in the 120-page companion booklet, of linking an appropriate fairy tale to each card and explaining how the archetypes in the tale lend themselves to the Lenormand symbolism. This is a lyrical and captivating addition to the Lenormand library. SHOP FOR THE DECK

RANA GEORGE LENORMAND • Rana George • Callie L. French, artwork • US Games
Rana George believes in the symbols and images that have served Lenormand cartomancy for almost 200 years. Yet she longed for a deck that put those symbols and images into the context of her Lebanese heritage, with hints of the Ottoman Empire, 1001 Nights, and Andalusion lore. A meeting with Callie French was the answer to her prayers. The result was this exotic, yet true-to-its-Lenormand-roots 42-card deck. George pours her personal insights and feelings into the 124-page companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

GILDED REVERIE LENORMAND (Expanded Edition) • Ciro Marchetti • US Games
Ciro Marchetti has wedded the Petit Lenormand images with Madame Lenormand’s fluid approach to cartomancy and reverently created this superb 44-card divination deck. The images are stunning—reminiscent of elaborately illustrated children’s books. The evocative imagery produces nearly tangible sensations as one looks through the deck, pondering the layers of symbolism contained within it. The 80-page companion book offers Marchetti’s expressive, personal insight into the meaning of each card. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Blind Spot Oracle Cards

Jan 18 2020

Releases March 3

Have you ever heard a Sigil?

The Sigils represented on these 78 cards were channeled and hand-painted by artist Teal Swan. The Sigil itself does not represent a pre-determined interpretation. Rather, each sigil introduces the reader to spiritual energy that is willing to communicate directly with them at the moment. The deck is not meant to predict the future. It is meant to bring through insight and transformative thought regarding issues which need clarification.

Swan’s animated renderings capture energy which seems to speak from the card even before a dialogue is opened with it. Her guidance about possible advice the Sigil might be offering is profound, compassionate, and direct. (“Criticism is often an attempt to gain control of others.” “Any time we are reactive, we are on the defensive.”)

This is a unique deck which will become more valuable the more it is used. PRE-ORDER THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Spirit Cats

Jan 11 2020

Do you know a special cat?

Nicole Piar’s beautifully rendered cast of 48 characters bring you profound messages about life, love, and magic. They meet the readers eyes intensely as they deliver their no-nonsense words of wisdom. They remind us to play. They teach us that pain can bring blessings. They ask us to stay present. They tell us that we have something to teach and suggest we cultivate kindness so that “our gifts may flourish and be shared freely”.

Whether you buy this deck for the stunning illustrations, for the cute felines, or for the universal wisdom the cards carry, this a delightful deck that will make you feel as special as these furry messengers. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Book of Interest—Tarot and the Gates of Light

Jan 04 2020

How do you work with the Tree of Life?

Mark Horn was born into Judaism and, like so many seekers, walked away from the religion of his birth to explore other options. As a gay man, it was a complicated path back to Judaism. Somewhere along the line he discovered tarot and again, like so many of us who were self-disenfranchised, it brought him back into the world of his religion of birth through the esoteric back door.

Whether you are interested in tarot or Kabbalism or both, what you will find in this book is spiritual guidance in a very practical form. I have been interested in Kabbalah for thirty years and I’ve done quite a lot of reading on the subject. This is the first book I’ve come across that brings the Kabbalistic glyph, The Tree of Life, into real-world terms that make it truly relevant to my spiritual pursuits. Relating it to the tarot, for me, is the icing on the cake. It is not the first time I’ve encountered the correspondences between the tarot and The Tree of Life, but it is the first time that I’ve had it all fall into place in a way that makes organic sense to me.

The book offers novices easy access to the complex worlds of tarot and Kabbalah. For experienced seekers like myself, it provides a solid framework in the physical world from which to explore the things that cannot be put into words. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Deck of Interest—Tarot Grand Luxe

Dec 28 2019

What images speak best to you?

Ciro Marchetti’s digital artwork has become a standout in the world of metaphysical illustration. He pulls details from a myriad of visual sources, then merges them flawlessly, adding his own “personal twists” along the way. The result is a very polished finished product which maintains the vague sense of mystery necessary to convey esoteric information. For this deck, he draws on the traditional forms of tarot, especially Pamela Colman Smith and the Tarot de Marseilles. He takes flight, however, from that substantial foundation and makes his way through the growing complexity of tarot imagery. The result is a visually lush deck of cards which remain thought-provoking despite their exquisite finished form.

This is a deck that experienced tarot readers won’t want to miss. Novices will find the inclusive images inviting, and Marchetti’s tarot insight will certainly point them in the right direction for further exploration. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Witch’s Oracle (2nd edition)

Dec 21 2019

What are your favorite witch’s tools?

This well-designed and beautifully packaged deck invites readers into the world of Paganism. If you’re not a witch (and don’t want to become one), don’t worry. You are welcome to come and take this tour of the symbolism of nature-based spirituality and divination.

The exquisite card images are reduced to a visual simplicity in order to increase their power. The 128-page, full-color companion book connects readers to each image with a concise history and interpretation. Nicholas Pearson has added a crystal that vibrates with the theme of each card. For those who would like to try ritual work for themselves, there is a short incantation for each card as well. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Mystical Dream Tarot

Dec 13 2019


What do your dreams tell you?

Piedilato defines herself as a dreamer. She transferred that skill to her work as a transpersonal psychologist. Now she has drawn on that reservoir of wisdom to create The Mystical Dream Tarot.

While she relies on the traditional 78-card tarot format for organizational purposes, from there she branches off to create a series of images that offer opportunities for personal exploration rather than formalized interpretations. The images are taken from sketches she made of her own dreams upon waking. Those images have been brilliantly translated into wood prints by Tom Duxbury. The subtle color scheme reflects the misty realm from which the images arise. They border on eerie but give one the sense that they are about to turn magical. Piedilato tells us that imagery is a language. It is a language she hopes to share with readers and this deck is a powerful invitation to join her in the subconscious world where these images reside.
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Deck of Interest—Handful of Stars

Dec 07 2019

What do your hands tell you?

This highly original palmistry kit brings an ancient divination tool into the 21st century. The sturdy boxed-kit package contains an ink roller, nontoxic ink pad, worksheets to use /scan to record your palmistry discoveries, and a gel pen to annotate the hand prints. Seasoned hand analyst Helene Saucedo has paired with designer Raphael Geroni to create an 80-page instruction book that tells readers everything they need to know to begin exploring the wisdom contained in their hands.

The book is clear and easy-to-follow, and the dynamic illustrations connect the instructions to the real world. There are tear-out worksheets at the end of the book, as well as an extensive bibliography for those interested in further study. This will be a terrific fun gift item for the holidays and beyond. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Decks of Interest—2019 Divination Deck Stocking Stuffers

Nov 29 2019

THE TAROT of ENCHANTED DREAMS • Yasmeen Westwood • RED Feather
Yasmeen Westwood found magic in the tarot and she has used her artistry to create a dream world where others can find magic as well. She called upon her electronic art skills to create collaged images that offer readers the keys to a world behind the images portrayed. As with fairy tales, this deck will have great appeal to each reader’s inner child. The often exotic symbolism in the illustrations make it a great deck for meditation and psychic work as well. 78-card deck and full-color companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

 

PIXIEKINS • Paulina Cassidy • US Games
This deck is like a box full of whimsical, humorous life coaches. Feeling a little down? Pull a card and let Chester, Miss Heebeehoot, Daddy Tequila Sundown, or Fiona Fluffington show you how to lift your spirits. (“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”) Inspiration is the breath of life and inspiration is what Paulina Cassidy packed into these cards. Her trademark illustration style brings the words of wisdom to life as each character speaks to us. Terrific for meditation, it will also be a fun divination tool for experienced readers.72-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE ALCHEMICAL VISIONS TAROT • Arthur Taussig • Weiser Books
Arthur Taussig is the Aquarian Age version of a Renaissance Man: a physicist, photographer, filmmaker, and musican. When he discovered the world of tarot, he embarked on a journey to bring the traditional imagery of tarot into the New Age. Using digital technology, historic artwork, and Jungian psychology, he created a deck which is provocative, inclusive, and expansive. Weiser’s exquisite packaging signals the cutting-edge power of this deck. Any serious student of tarot will want to explore this groundbreaking visual symbolism. 78-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

NICOLETTA CECCOLI TAROT • Nicoletta Ceccoli • Lo Scarabeo
Nicoletta Ceccoli takes us back down the rabbit hole; this time to explore the world of tarot. Tarot and Ceccoli. It’s a perfect pairing. Experienced tarot readers understand that while there are traditional meanings for each tarot card, it is the leap of faith off the cliff with The Fool that leads us to the wisdom and insight in the tarot’s symbolism. Ceccoli adds her own edgy style to that journey, mixing innocence with humor and malevolence with sensuality to create a unique experience of the Hero’s Journey. 78-card deck and guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE ANIMAL ALLIES & GEMSTONE GUARDIANS CARDS • Margaret Ann Lembo • Findhorn Press
These two-sided cards, designed by Richard Crookes, pair the vibrational energy of totem animals with corresponding crystals. Lembo asks readers to look for signs in their own lives to determine what messages animals bring to us when they occur repeatedly in our dreams or in real life. She suggests the crystal vibration that will help maximize the energy that the animal appears to be gifting to the reader. Each card contains a declaration of affirmative thinking on each side. (Red Calcite • Ant • I stay focused on the task at hand.) 44-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE WILD UNKNOWN ANIMAL SPIRIT • Kim Krans • HarperElixir
This deck represents the original Indie-Deck success story. Kim Krans set the story in motion and made the world aware of it, then Harper One expanded that into a series of groundbreaking products. Krans put pen to paper directly to capture the spirit of the animal kingdom, allowing each creature to signal its inherent message. The personality of each species is represented, fully animated, and reaching out off the card to connect with the reader’s intent. These animals become personal friends and mentors as we make our way through the deck. 63-card deck with handwritten companion guide. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE CRYSTAL SPIRITS ORACLE • Colette Baron-Reid & Jena DellaGrottaglia, artwork • Hay House
Crystals have become hugely popular as treasured objects and the energies they carry is recognized and called upon for many purposes. But how many people truly get to know their crystals? Colette Baron-Reid has developed a personal relationship with the spirits of these powerful stones and created this deck to share that knowledge with readers. Beautifully illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia, the subdued faces on the cards wait to be invited into the readers life. Baron-Reid tells us how to do that, as well as sharing the special gifts each unique ethereal personality offers through its stone. 58-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

SPIRIT WITHIN TAROT • Steven Bright • RED Feather
Bold, graphic backgrounds are inhabited by stark, black silhouettes in this very modern interpretation of traditional tarot. Bright called on the simple, silhouetted images to move the Hero’s Journey forward without designating age, gender, or ethnicity. Readers will be attracted to the colorful environments as they connect easily with the figures represented. The deck is more relevant than ever, serving as a mirror which reflects back to each reader whatever it is they need to see. Judgment is suspended as each card presents a portal with endless possibilities. 78-card deck and full-color companion book.
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CHIBI ANIME ANGEL CARDS • Dawn Brown • Findhorn Press
It might be difficult to believe that these charming little angel drawings contain the secrets of the universe, but Dawn Brown has worked very hard to insure that that is the case. Even the symbolism of the angel names is powerful. Brown has added imagery that is intended to unlock the universal wisdom we hold in our subconscious. By allowing the toy-like Chibi Anime illustrations to connect directly with the inner child, readers will gain access to the deepest levels of their inner knowing. 44-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

QUEEN of the MOON ORACLE • Stacey DeMarco & Kinga Britshgi, artwork • Rockpool Publishing
This spectacular deck is the result of Stacey DeMarco’s lifetime of studying (and loving) the moon. Kinga Britschgi’s elegant photographic collages capture the power of those lunar energies. Highly positive in her interpretations of each card, DeMarco speaks with insight, reassurance, and common sense guidance. She tells readers everything they might want to know about lunar cycles, special moons (Blue Moon, Super Moon) and the traditional metaphysical associations and applications of lunar wisdom. 44-card deck and full-color companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

LEGRANDE CIRCUS & SIDESHOW TAROT • Joe Lee • US Games
This is one of my all-time favorite decks. It captures the excitement of old-fashioned, traveling circuses and sideshows. The circus is a world which Joe Lee knows well and it infuses his graphic artwork. His Major Arcana cards merge tarot and circus icons while taking on the style of mid-century circus posters. His Minor Arcana cards express traditional symbolism with depictions of day-to-day life under and around the big top. From the glitz and glory to the sweat and strain, readers enter this mysterious world for a tour that is meant to reveal the deeper wisdom of the ages. 78-card deck and guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Charles Dickens Tarot

Nov 22 2019

Which Dickens’ character speaks to you?

Charles Dickens might seem like a strange choice to build a tarot deck on, but the reality is that Dickens’ fiction recounts the universal themes of humankind in extraordinary and colorful detail. Whatever situation readers ask the tarot about, Dickens has written about it somewhere in his works.

The horizontal orientation of the cards might come as a further shock to those who are used to traditional tarot formats. The wide angle perspective, however, signals that there is much to see and explore in the card that has presented itself. The cast of characters, some real and some fictional, needs room to maneuver as they bring their wisdom to us.

This 78 card deck comes beautifully packaged with a gorgeous full-color companion book. It’s a unique divination tool as well as a great conversation starter. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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