Gravenchase Lenormand | Review
Lenormand , Review / 24 June 2017

When Lynyrd-Jym Narciso, the designer behind Paraluman, asked me if I wanted to review his newest, the Gravenchase Lenormand, I could not be happier. For quite some time now I wanted Lennies on the The Queen’s Sword. But as a relative beginner, who still struggles with the GT, I wasn’t sure if I should. I guess I do ;-). So, here’s the first ever Lenormand review. The Gravenchase really made me dive down that Lenny-rabbit hole with

Holiday special: tarot & oracle gift tips
Books , Decks , Oracle , Recommendation , Tarot , Tarot de Marseille / 11 December 2016

Looking for the ideal December present? Pretty sure that if you’re into divination there will be plenty to pick from here on the The Queen’s Sword. Going through all that material however might result in not having packages in time for the festivities. So…I made it simple with this Holiday special: tarot & oracle tips. Here are several lists, ranging from easy to grab mass market Tarot de Marseille’s to interesting Oracle releases and harder to find antique decks. My divination favorites for your gift and wish lists! Easy to grab Marseille and Marseille inspired decks As said earlier in The Queen’s TdM month: there aren’t many Marseille decks and books out there (although, honestly, once you dive into the material there are more than you could ever imagine…and want). Most of them are self-published too…anyone not living in the US knows that the shipping costs, taxes and handling will ruin your gift-budget in one go. But you don’t have to miss out on TdM’s, no siree!If you have a sweet spot for Marseille (inspired) decks, yours truly will show you the way ;-). Easy to obtain through the well-known and trustworthy webshops. Le Tarot Noir A bit quirky, a…

Sneak peek: Anino Lenormand
Decks , Lenormand , News , Sneak peek / 9 November 2016

The Philippine artist Lynyrd-Jym Narciso is no stranger to designing divination tools. If you look on the page of his studio Paraluman you will see several published and (as of yet) unpublished tarot decks and Lenormands. His most recent project is the Anino Lenormand – now on Indiegogo. A…

Sneak Peek: Anna K Lenormand
Lenormand , News , Sneak peek / 20 May 2016

When I say Anna K Tarot most readers will at least have heard of this deck. It is a colorful tarot, quite faithful to the Waite-Smith system, but with her own artistic twist. It seems the Austrian artist is going in a similar direction with her newest project. Not a Tarot, but -surprise – a Lenormand. Just as colorful and true to her work. On her site there are already a several examples to be seen and I really like the fact it is on the one hand very recognizable as a Lenormand, but on the other still something new in style. This one is vibrant, with a hint of (older) children’s book illustrations and a big dose of realism. Realistic I mean, look at that horse in the Rider for example! It is like I can feel his hide. Some of the cards have the reality of a saturated photograph and that is a good thing for a divination tool (Mountain!) like Lenormand. IMHO, of course. I have been looking for a Lenormand that I could connect with. I currently have only two. A no.1941 Piatnik – not clicking. And one that is actually not a true Lenormand. So,…