Discover the buried secrets in Under the Roses, a charming 40-card Petit Lenormand deck. For each card an iconic image is presented with delicate, sepia- toned illustrations. In addition to the 36 standard cards, this deck includes alternate cards for the Child, the Gentleman, and the Lady.
The 60-page booklet offers keyword summaries for each card., as well as instructions and diagrams for reading with the Lenormand method, guiding the reader through basic techniques, two-card combinations, spreads, tableaux, and advanced techniques.
Under the Roses Lenormand was created by the mother-daughter team of Kendra Hurteau and her daughter Katrina Hill, a graphic designer and digital illustrator. Together they have produced four other Lenormand decks.
From the booklet :
Under the Roses" is a euphemism for buried secrets. The allusion comes from the Latin phrase Sub Rosa, which dates back to classical Roman times when the rose became the symbol of confidentiality and secrets. The expression became well known in German literature, eventually finding its way to English literature in the nineteen century.
The cards in the Petit Lenormand are used in combinations to extrapolate meanings and identify past, present, and future influences on your life. The Lenormand Deck is diverse; it can be used to address life’s deep issues or for mundane inquiries. It’s great for gatherings or parties, as well as individual readings.
The origins of the Lenormand Oracle stem from the reputation of Mlle. Lenormand, an infamous card reader who died in 1843. The Petit Lenormand was named after her and published not long after her death.
Liz's Note: I especially love the diversity of this deck!