Marie Anne Lenormand: The Later Years

When Paris fell to the Sixth Coalition (a group of countries allied again Napoleon and France) on March 31st, 1814, Napoleon was forced into exile. One would think that Marie Anne Lenormand would be in a difficult situation, she being a friend to Josephine, Empress of France, and acquainted with Napoleon (including members of Napoleon’s… [Read More]

Marie Anne Lenormand and the Napoleonic Era

As Napoleon rose in power and married the now widowed Josephine, it wasn’t long before Marie Anne Lenormand became part of the ruling elite’s inner circle. She began delivering readings for generals, top officials and even the Royalty from other nations. Lenormand and Josephine would become very close, something that Napoleon had suspicions about. At… [Read More]

The Indomitable Marie Anne Lenormand

Anyone who takes an interest in Tarot will eventual run across the name Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand. Lenormand is likely best known for the Lenormand tarot deck. Not that she invented this tarot deck, but rather, this particular tarot deck was named in her honor. Lenormand is also known for predicting that Josephine de Beauharnais… [Read More]

Tarot Love Readings on Valentine’s Day

Tarot love reading on Valentine’s Day is actually fairly uncommon. So, don’t be surprised if, when you ask around, you find several people who have used a tarot reading to get insights into their love relationship … or relationships in general. Though women are more likely to utilize tarot to gain a better understanding of… [Read More]

Tarot and Synchronicity

Synchronicity is a fascinating phenomenon. One can think of synchronicity as ‘meaningful coincidence’. The word was coined by Carl Jung, the father of analytical psychology, to describe a phenomenon he felt was a sort of law of nature (more than that, a law that was a part of the spiritual development of each person). Synchronicity… [Read More]

The Tarot Money Cards: The Pentacles

There are four suits in the Minor Arcana, similar to the four suits found in a deck of playing cards. Each suit has specific meanings and relates to a particular area of life. Learning about tarot is learning about each suit, and becoming acquainted with each card within that suit. The suit called pentacles relates… [Read More]

The Wands Tarot Cards: Energy Unleased

For those seeking to learn the use of Tarot it’s crucial that you understand the meaning and influence of each of the four suits of the deck. Even those who are only mildly curious about Tarot (if only to understand a bit more about personal tarot readings) can benefit from understand more about tarot cards…. [Read More]

How to Choose a Tarot Deck

Beginning tarot readers may easily be overwhelmed by the plethora of options when it comes to choosing a tarot deck. The leading site for tarot lists over 1,200 decks, and picking one at random or because you like the artwork can lead to great frustration. Following are some tips that will make navigating the numerous… [Read More]