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The Magpie's Lenormand

Our latest interview is with Rozenn Grosjean, about his new lenormand deck - The Magpie's Lenormand. This deck is a hand-painted Lenormand deck inspired by Rozenn's deep love of nature and animals. Lenormand is a specific type of cartomancy, similar but different to the tarot you probably know from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. While RWS has dense symbology and mysticism, lenormand is more personal, direct, and simplistic. It feels almost conversational, and better suited for daily life.

The Kickstarter for this deck closes in less than 24-hours, so you'll need to get in quick to snag one of these decks:

Kickstarter - The Magpie's Lenormand

Where in the world do you call home?

I live with my family and cats in France, near Lyon. But I’d call home everywhere my cat Nouga lives


What was your first experience with lenormand and when did you fall in love with it?

My first experience with the Lenormand was the Seven Spheres app. Every now and the, I’d draw cards for a reading with Arcturus (the writer for the deck’s guide). We would then talk about our results, and I loved the introspection you’d do while reading cards.

What made you want to create your own lendormand deck? What was your inspiration?

I haven’t found a Lenormand deck that resonated very well with me and thought, you know what, let’s create one! I wanted a deck that reflects nature even more than the traditional deck. When searching for inspiration, I would read Arc’s guide and let the words lead me instead of the card’s title.

Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?

Not… really, but I like the ethereal look of the Seven Sphere Lenormand and the very simplistic imagery of the Green Glyphs Lenormand!

Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?

I really like the Scythe card, it is going to sound strange since it’s not the most "positive" card, but I am very proud of the representation with the barn owl!

We are living in such crazy times. How has the pandemic affected your creativity?

I won’t lie, it was -and is- a difficult time, but I’m glad I have friends I could call and play with! Also I’m very glad my cat was here so I wasn’t completely alone ♡.

What have been your challenges in creating this deck?

Finding a look I liked for the cards that will work for the whole deck! I had to restart the project so many times, but I’m glad I did not abandon it.

I love the Chrysalis, Caterpillar and Moth cards, and how they line up to represent their progression. What inspired you to create such a unique concept?

Thank you! I wanted to keep a card close the Child, and the Caterpillar was a very good representation for beginnings. Following this idea, the Chrysalis and Moth was logical.

How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?

I’m so honoured this deck has received this much success. I’d love to go on a long hike with my friends and horse to take a bit of time for myself.

What is on offer for people who pledge?

My favourite pledge is without hesitation the Magpie’s Box, I’m so happy with the result of the magnetic box housing the deck and guide, it creates such a lovely product. I wanted to offer the deck without the box too, to have a very affordable pledge.

To add this gorgeous lenormand deck to your collection, pledge here:

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