Here are a selection of early examples provided by Lee Bursten incorporating the extra cards. Over the next few weeks additional samples will be added on a periodic basis, each demonstrating  new spreads and methods, created by some of the leading readers of todays contemporary Lenormand Community.

The simplest way of using these cards 37 through 44, is to just add them to the deck, increasing the number of cards from 36 to 44. When reading in lines or using the 9x9 box spread, you can simply shuffle and deal out the cards as usual. For the Grand Tableau spread, which uses all the cards in the deck, the greater number of cards requires an adjustment to the spread. For the 8x4+4 Grand Tableau, you might add two more rows of four cards each to the bottom of the spread, or an extra row of eight above the final row of four. For the 9x5 Grand Tableau, an extra two rows of four each can be centered at the bottom of the spread. These cards won't line up with the rows above them, so they may instead be considered a sort of mini-spread that comments on but doesn't directly interact with the cards above.

The following describes a method of laying out a Grand Tableau (either 8x4+4 or 9x4), using the eight new cards as a separate set to comment on the traditional 36 cards. This method gives you an opportunity to explore the new cards without losing focus on the original 36. For this method you need to keep the eight new cards in their own pile.

Step 1: Shuffle and lay out a Grand Tableau (either 8x4+4 or 9x4) with the traditional 36 cards and interpret them as usual.


Step 2: Choose between one and eight cards in the spread that you would like to explore further. Separate them from the main spread and lay them in a row below. Keep the modified main spread as a reference of where the selected cards were taken from and the overall context of the reading.

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Step 3: Step 3: Shuffle the eight new cards (numbers 37 to 44) and place one new card on the corner of each of the cards that were removed from the main spread.

An alternative method may be used for smaller spreads such as a single lines of cards. Create the spread from the traditional base of 36 cards. Then select randomly from the separate pack of eight new cards, placing one or more them above any card in the spread that you would like to explore further.


An interesting application of the extra cards by renowned Lenormand reader

Lisa Sutton Young

in her animal communication and crime solving profession.