REVIEW: CELTIC LENORMAND
December 26, 2016
I was taken at how 'Celtic'-looking this deck is. I'm an old soul so I do have a tendency resonating with medieval and ancient themed decks.
WHAT I LIKE:
1. THE ARTWORK & CARDSTOCK
This is a 45-card, pagan-themed Lenormand deck that combines the nature-based focus of pagan beliefs with the recent popularity of the Lenormand deck, these cards are located in the landscape of Brittany, in the North of France. Normally, a Lenormand deck only contains 36 cards, however, 9 additional cards have been created to offer same-sex gender combinations and gender balance to the “people” cards.
The illustrated guidebook has in-depth descriptions for each card include keywords, divinatory meanings, suggestions for spell use, timing, spiritual messages, dark and light aspects, and affirmations. It also presents interpretations based on the phases of the moon and the Wheel of the Year. It includes card spreads and instructions for several different methods of reading with the Celtic Lenormand deck.
INTRODUCE YOURSELF: 24
I was surprised that this deck introduced itself as a Man (because obviously it looks more of woman - aesthetically speaking). Then again, I am quite pleased that it would be a logical deck rather than an emotional one.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS? 18
For a deck that introduces itself as a man then now the Heart as its strength is a bit bizarre. I'm excited to do readings that would clear matters of the heart from a logical mind.
WHAT ARE YOUR LIMITATIONS? 10
The deck is limited when you are asking or seeking answers with emotional questions such as wishing or hoping. Again, the deck emits more of rational or logical - masculine energy.
WHAT CAN I LEARN FROM YOU? 12
The clouds represents a need to be honest and to wake up, to pay attention and to focus.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONNECT WITH YOU? 23
The Sun (like in Tarot) is a positive card. This deck's very useful when you wish to achieve something, increase your confidence and realize your full potential.
OUTCOME OF OUR RELATIONSHIP: 12
There may be a sense of restlessness in the relationship. I get it. Lenormand reading here is not at all popular so using this for client readings may be
WHAT I HATE:
It's smaller than your usual deck.
What I do love about this deck is that it contains two Tree cards for the God (the Oak and the Holly), three different Birds cards that reflect the three aspects of the Goddess (Maiden/Mother/Crone), an additional snake card that reflects the more positive aspects of the snake; a cat card (cats are traditional familiars); and four extra 'people' cards. The entire deck was very detailed and thorough for it shows even the moon phases, Celtic symbolisms and so on. If you have a mind to explore Lenormand in a deeper level, you can bet that you will learn a lot from this deck.
That concludes my review.
- The Whimsical Arcane -