Definition of FLUENT
1 a: capable of flowing: fluid
b: capable of moving with ease and grace (the fluent body of a dancer)
2 a: capable of using a language easily and accurately (fluent in Spanish) (a fluent writer)
b: effortlessly smooth and flowing: polished (a fluent performance) (spoke in fluent English)
c: having or showing mastery of a subject or skill (fluent in mathematics)
Lenormand is a language. A few months or a year of study will give you some ability to use it, but it will be comparable to taking a language in school or hanging around native speakers picking it up for a similar period of time.
Let’s look at it from the other side, listening to someone who is learning English. (And this is NOT intended to belittle anyone, it’s a stage in the learning process). They can use it to communicate a lot of basic things, but the grammar and syntax is off. They might say “Joe no more here” for “Joe doesn’t live here anymore”. And while they might understand a lot of things you tell them, there’s a lot of words they don’t know, and you’ll find yourself doing a lot of pointing and pantomiming. Their speech might be peppered with words in their home language (Tarotizing, anyone?) They struggle, they get things wrong. Generally, though, they’ll continue learning. They WON’T dig their heels in and insist they’ve got it already. They know that doing that is where learning stops.
So yeah, 5-7 years. There’s no shame in not having that under your belt, just keep studying! 😉