I saw the first edition of this on Ebay some time back and stupidly did not get a copy. It’s now on the second edition, or “Pam B” as the creator is calling it. It’s Pixie’s Astounding Mlle. Lenormand cards, by Edmund Zebrowski. I didn’t get them on Ebay, however, I went straight to the creator’s site, delphischamber.com and ordered them there. And you can, too. They just started shipping on July 30, but it’s limited to 400 copies so they probably won’t last long. We collectors don’t like to wait too long for these things. He’s also got one out called Day of the Dead Lenormand, and is working on the Lenormand de Marseille, which he hopes to have out early fall, 2012.
Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand is based on images from the Pam A version of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (which the creator managed to score a copy of on Ebay for an undisclosed but apparently breathtaking amount of money), along with other illustrations of Smith’s from childrens books. Pixie did a lot more than just that deck. There are even a couple of her pictures hanging in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. Stopped me in my tracks when I saw them.
The artwork is of course immediately recognizable, so if you’re a fan of the RWS deck, as I am, you’ll probably like this little gem. The back design features the blue and white rose & lily pattern. I only wish I hadn’t missed out on the first edition, which is sold out.
If you’re a Tarot person who is new to Lenormand style decks, this might be a good transition deck. Since the art is so recognizable you might feel more at home with it.
It comes with a small fold-out sheet of paper with minimal meanings given on it, so learning to read with a Lenormand deck will have to be learned elsewhere. I understand the two English books available on the subject are somewhat lacking.