Historical Perspective of the Lenormand

Lenormand is attributed to Marie Anne Lenormand (1772 – 1843), a French woman who famously served as Empress Josephine’s fortune-teller. (During Josephine’s Marriage to Napoleon).


Why is this important? Because the imagery of these cards and their associations are rooted in this region and point of time. While the language has continued to evolve with the progression of time.
Like how card 16. Star’s can be interpreted as the Internet.


In this period of time people still lived and died by the season. they toiled in fields. Education was largely only accessible by the Elite and Merchantile classes.


The associations of 19. Tower, Ego and Education are far easier to comprehend when we consider this time period and the nature of class separation. Which far too often apply even to this day.


With this consideration in mind. You may find that doing research on the images of the cards, how people viewed them then and how they are viewed now. Will help you to further understand underlying the messages not previously considered on the surface level.


What is being said between the lines?

As always remember Context is Key.


Love and Manyfold Blessings


Asphodelo xxx

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