Fascinated as I am by all symbolic systems and the energy they can create in the minds of humans, I have begun a study of the Lenormand oracle system. You may call it fortune-telling if you wish, but please reserve judgments taken from legends of unscrupulous folk in carnivals somewhere; there are integral and ethical methods and readers for seeing the essence of what was, what is, and what may be. Mme. Lenormand is supposed to have begun this petit deck of 36 cards a couple of hundred years ago. They have been popular tools since then in Continental Europe, but not so much in the English-speaking world until recently.
I am committed to respecting the tradition of this style of cartomancy, which is quite different in many respects from Tarot and other oracles. I’m beginning with a lovely course over at Andy Boroveshengra’s method now in book form.
I will catalog my progress in learning Lenormand here for those who might be interested.