In these two decks the BOOK card is depicted with a book facing the same way -to the right. It is closed. The gypsy card even has a drape or cloth covering the opening.The mystical card has the Astrological glyph for Pisces in the upper right hand corner. I could never quite figure out if that is a ram sitting on top of the book, or some mystical creature.I get a completely different feeling from these 2 cards.
The Mystical Lenormand give me the impression of great knowledge and information that is being openly displayed, kinda like the Torah sitting on the High Priestess’s lap in the Rider-Tarot. The connection to Pisces is of mystery, the unknown and Pisces rules the 12th house. It’s almost a sacrificial image.
In the Gypsy Lenormand -is more to the point, suggesting the hidden, not exposed or revealed. The opening of the book is not shown. I get the feeling that with Bruno’s card, that I will have to uncover the book to find what is inside, which means researching a situation.
In the Mystical Lenormand -gives me the feeling that I can just walk up to the book and open it, even though there is a creature on it, but the book is bigger. The white candles indicate a ritual of protection.
If the SCYTHE is after the BOOK card- you will never find out the information in the book.If the SCYTHE is before the BOOK card- what you find out will startle or shock you.