Post by Scarlet Woodland on Jul 6, 2017 15:23:16 GMT
Come on spill. What bugs you in some lenormand decks? Even as a newbie I've collected some pet peeves:
When there's no obvious light and dark side in the clouds card. When they make one card obviously the sex card, as we don't all use the same one (Under The Roses, you're gorgeous but I'm looking at you). When you can't tell what flipping card is which. A tree, some clouds and a mountain in one card is not helpful people!
I don't like when a miniature playing card is reproduced right snack onto the card image.
A hint in the corner is fine, but a card within a card bugs me.
THIS! 100% THIS. I get that lenormand is literal, you only need the name, and some people might want to learn the playing card associations, but I don't understand the decks that go out of their way to create georgous art, and cover up 25% of it with a playing card clip art.
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Nowadays, more and more Lenormand decks are being brought to market - but not all of them are created by people who actually know something about Lenormand and the energies that stand behind its seemingly simple symbols. Different takes on established themes can be interesting and enlightening, but they can also skew card readings in irrelevant directions. So my pet peeve is decks that deflect, rather than elucidate, the straightforward meanings associated with Lenormand.
When you can't tell what flipping card is which. A tree, some clouds and a mountain in one card is not helpful people!
This is my only big pet peeve, really. As much as I like Mystical Lenormand and Art Nouveau Oracle visually, it takes some effort to see which card is which. Birds with a ring, anyone? Or the guy with a whip AND a cross?
I really dislike playing card inserts... I prefer a discreet, tucked in a lower corner, reference that I can ignore. When it comes to Lenormand, like tarot, for me the main attraction is the art. If I don't like the art, I won't buy the deck. And forget over embellished layouts. KISS.
I like the playing card insets. Just standard Lenormand, not too much clutter so the images stand out and the cards can be quickly located in a GT. This Wust is just about perfect and gets a lot of use at my house.
With the exception of the Rana George, most of the decks I use are from that site. I like the old designs.
Deal killers for me are titles (it should be immediately obvious what the card is without those, and a picture of a house with "HOUSE" underneath is pretty condescending), themes (save that for Tarot), the Fox or Snake as fashion accessories, keywords (usually incorrect, or at best not the ones I use), and embellishments that detract from or change the meaning of the card.
The Roads/Paths/Crossroads should fork, and not be straight. The Rider should be a well dressed gentleman on a fast horse, or at least one that looks capable of speed. But no motorcycles, bikes, etc. since it's also feet, knees and ligaments. Ring - all by itself, no brides' hand as it's any commitment or contract, not simply a wedding. Park/Garden - a park or commons area where people gather, not somebody's backyard.
There's other things that I've seen a lot of decks get wrong, so, etc. The images should be a functioning mnemonic device for all those meanings we have to remember.
Not sure if this counts as pet peeve or just deck rant but I bought the 18th C lenormand Harold Josten because I liked the illustrations BUT all the quotes on the deck are so negative, even the information in the beautiful book that comes in the beautiful box is so negative. not every card in Lenny is a bad thing but this deck is so negative bias. Ditto on the card inserts as you all have been saying
Post by Possum goes to Prague on Apr 9, 2018 16:34:16 GMT
Not a pet peeve in decks, but I really don't like when companion books say things like 'mlle Lenormand created this card so that it.." or "name given to this card by mlle Lenormand", because in reality, she didn't create the deck. It was named after her to sell better. More about it here.
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wildrosespeonies: Also, I think guidebooks are underrated. They can put more detail into the illustrations and some of them are pure poetry. (Mesquite and Pagan Otherworlds being my favorite guidebooks for that reason -- language is amazingly used)
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HOLMES: a book written for the deck can be excellent if it adds , the tarot of the elves talked about the story behind the minors, one was really sad.. the hudes guidebook , and robin wood was awesome .
Apr 28, 2019 6:54:39 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Ooh, Marigold Tarot's print guidebook is finally coming along. I think I'm gonna pass on the pouch though. That box is very sturdy.
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eclecticjo: Thanx. I really appreciate it. It was my first of this type. May be my last lol
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wildrosespeonies: Wow. I just discovered a tarot maker on kickstarter who blantantly stole another tarot maker's art. (The art is the art back of Sinking Wasteland.) I have let SW creator know. But wow! Can't believe that.
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wildrosespeonies: The artist contacted the KS tarot card maker and they replaced the image, but I'm pretty sure the new image is stolen too. It looks familiar, but I don't recognize where the image come from.
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