Private Study Courses with Björn Meuris

After a very busy first quarter of live workshops at the WDA, I am pleased to announce that those who have missed out and don’t want to wait till later this year, can now enjoy the same teachings in a different and even more convenient format.

Petit Lenormand, Grand Jeu Lenormand and Petit Etteilla are now available as private study, soon to be followed by Tarot de Marseille and Petit Lenormand Love & Relationships.

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The online courses are conducted in a private Facebook room and are completely self-paced. There are videos and handouts and every lesson comes with exercises on which I give personalised feedback and advice.

The Petit Lenormand Course is based on the Petit Lenormand Encyclopedia and is not just for beginners as it is heavily oriented towards the playing card inserts, to give a whole new dimension to your readings, even when you are a seasoned reader.

Should you still want to join us for a live workshop before the season ends, there are still a couple of seats left for the Tarot de Marseille workshop on April 22nd – suited for both beginners and advanced readers.


I would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has participated in the workshops so far and all the other students and readers of my books. Thank you for your support!

As most of you already know, I am a co-founder of the World Divination Association and am always available in the Facebook groups for a chat or to answer any questions that you might have. If you are not a member yet, you can join the group for free here:

Finally, all the current and future private study courses can be booked on the website of the World Divination Association:


A bientôt!





A closer look at “20. the Garden”

Traditionally speaking the Garden refers to the querent’s entourage. When this card falls far from the significator card in a Grand Tableau, it literally means that your social network is not as close to you as you would like, and even hints to false friends.


This card gives us more information about our social life, how popular (or unpopular) we are and how engaged we are within our social network.

Based on its distance, N ° 20, the Garden, will shows us how valuable interhuman relationships are and how they will affect our wellbeing.


If this would be a Grand Tableau for a man, the placement of the Garden would indicate that good company and valuable contacts will be within reach during the timescale set.  In the opposite case, a female querent would not be able to enjoy these social privileges and pleasures as the Garden is placed too far from her…


Grand Jeu Lenormand: Short & Sweet

A gentleman who had suddenly found himself in a rather painful and difficult situation asked me for advice on how to handle things in the most appropriate way for all parties concerned.


The “Grand Sujet” of the 4 shows how Jason is being handed a magical drink and powder to fulfil his mission, and carries a promise of protection and assistance for the querent. The flowers on the same card confirm that everything will be okay and that one must not be discouraged!

The 2explains that there will be joy because mistakes that have been made in this situation, will be undone.

On top of that, the 9♣ brings an extra dose of success…

The advice is really simple: keep the faith, everything will soon fall into place!


Do you want to learn how to read these fascinating cards? There are still a couple of spots left in the workshop that starts next week! For more information click the image:


Getting more out of your daily readings!

Working with a topic for your daily readings is a great way to get more detailed information about a specific event or aspect of your day.

In that case the top cards are showing the topic that will be further explained by the three cards below. Here we can see that there will be information (n ° 1, the Rider) that is worrisome (n ° 23, the Mice).


Two possible scenarios… (or perhaps a mix of both).

1 * – The worrisome news will be about a threat (n ° 10, the Scythe) to my reputation or status (n ° 28 + 32, the Man + the Moon).

2 * – The worrisome information might also be concerning certain risks / dangers (n ° 10, the Scythe) in my work situation (n ° 32, the Moon as a life area card for work).

Do you want to learn how to work with the Petit Lenormand cards or get new insights to improve your current reading techniques? Join us next Monday for the Lenormand Level 1 Workshop!

Register now:



Have a great weekend!

Björn & Ruth

Petit vs Grand Jeu Lenormand

Mlle. Marie-Anne Lenormand (27-05-1772 to 23-06-1843) is beyond any doubt one of the most influential cartomancers and fortune tellers of all time. Shortly after her death, several card games were named after her, even though they had never been used by her. This was of course a clever example of 19th century marketing. The two most famous “Lenormand” games are undoubtedly the 36-card “Le Petit Lenormand” and “Le Grand Jeu Lenormand” with 54 cards.


The most popular one, Le Petit Lenormand, is much older than Le Grand Jeu and has its origin in Germany. It is a divination game that first existed under the name “Das Spiel der Hoffnung”, the Game of Hope, and which originally appeared on the market in 1799. After Mlle. Lenormand’s death, this game was re-released under the name Wahrsagekarten Mlle. Lenormand and was soon taken over by other card manufacturers in Germany, Belgium and France, who all released their own editions. This deck can be used for small readings but its traditional purpose was to be laid out in a Grand Tableau, using all 36 cards.


In the same period, the renowned French card maker Grimaud published “Le Grand Jeu Lenormand”. This extremely complex but interesting card game is completely different in structure and method compared to any other card system. Each card contains a mix of images which refer to different forms of divination: playing cards, astrology, geomancy, flowers and letters. Furthermore, in the middle, on the largest image, there is a story from Greek mythology. The small images below depict daily life scenes from the 19th century.

Different layouts can be used when consulting the Grand Lenormand. The images of one card are then connected to those of the other cards. The cards are packed with information and surprising storylines and they provide beautiful, comprehensive and accurate readings.


These cards have clearly been inspired by the authentic method and interests of Marie-Anne herself. In many of her books you will find proof of her fascination for Greek mythology, and her knowledge of flowers and astrology. Testimonials from customers explain how she used large painted cards that contained astrological signs, flowers and letters.

Every true Lenormand fan should have Le grand Jeu Lenormand in their collection. While Marie-Anne never truly revealed the details of the cards she worked with, this system comes definitely closest to what she used two centuries ago.




Lenormand Combination Tips #1

N° 11, the Whip + n° 21, the Mountain –

An argument (n° 11) that encounters resistance (n° 21).

Another option: a rather hostile (n ° 21)  outburst (n° 11) or “hate speech” in a different context …

The options are endless and depend on the specific context of the question.


The exact authentic and traditional meanings and methods for the Petit Lenormand can be found in the Petit Lenormand Encyclopedia! Do you also want to learn how to work with these cards and read them as they should be read? CLICK HERE!


Grand Jeu Lenormand tells it like it is…

One of my female clients wanted to know what the future perspective was for her relationship.

My motto is always: “don’t let the cards decide how you should live your life but don’t ignore what they are telling you either”. This might be a dual statement, but that’s really how I see it.

I think a reading should always be evaluated in terms of usefulness of the information. A prediction or analysis, whether it is good or bad in your eyes, should always be weighed against the probability of what the cards are showing you. This allows you to claim control over your own life while also making use of what the cards have to offer you.


When looking at the answer that the cards are showing us, it is clear that the relationship will never be what you want it to be.  The focus card  8♠, as well as “the small sujet de gauche” on the Lady , are reflecting unhealthy feelings of anger and resentment. The flowers on 8♠ give us a message of disaster for the strong as well as for the weak. Should you be able to win a battle today, you will lose double over time …

The “small sujet de droite” on 4♣  indicates that there is flirting. Whether the latter is already happening or not I can not say. Has this already played a role in the past and does it cause feelings of revenge? That is something only the lady can answer for herself. It could be a warning for the future along with the other information, which inevitably leads us to the conclusion that it is not a positive outlook.

Not exactly an uplifting reading but nevertheless important information for the querent to consider and assess in terms of probability.


Petit Etteilla: quick & to the point!

I often consult the Petit Etteilla when I need a quick and simple answer, as I find it to be particularly well suited for that purpose (amongst many other things).


A friend of mine was preoccupied about a situation involving his property and wanted to know what the chances were of maintaining his current house.

Petit Etteilla cards are always read from right to left so 10 + ♠ 7 shows a start of the process, in which one will take a strong position with regards to the reversed Queen of Clubs, who stands for “Epouse” = partner. Then we see a backlash in the situation and the perspective becomes unstable ( D) for the person in question (♣ B reversed).


The chances of being able to keep the house are not very good according to these cards. It would be advisable to think about a plan B.



Nail it every time with Kipper Cards!

Do you have any idea how amazingly accurate Kipper cards are?? Now is your chance to find out for yourself – almost for free!!! I promise you that this course will blow your socks off!! The spreads that you will learn have never been published anywhere before and are absolutely life changing – trust me!!

Private Eye with Toni Puhle – This course is here to share with us everything we need to know to dissect a situation with Kipper Cards. 🔮 🔮 So put on your best Sherlock Holmes or Veronica Mars game face and let’s do some private eye work with the Kipper cards.


Kipper Cards – Private Eye

The Kipper Cards have arrived at the Tarot Summer School! If you haven’t had the pleasure of a Kipper Card read then you are in for a treat!

Kipper Cards are a 36 Card deck stemming back to 19th Century Germany. Until recently, Kipper was almost unheard of in the English speaking Card Reading Community. Toni released The Card Geek’s Guide to Kipper at the end of last year and now Kipper is high on the agenda around the world, including Readers Studio Conference in New York and TABI conference in the UK.

In this course you will learn how to dissect a situation down into the minutest detail and predict the future – good old fashioned system fortune telling – no margin for error allowed!

Lessons Include:

Lesson 1 – Situation
How to assess a given situation and what information we can gain without knowing our Querent.

Lesson 2 – Detect
Use your Kipper Cards to delve deeper into the situations and discover whether there are any major players in the game.

Lesson 3 – Interview
How to interview “suspects” – discover who is involved and what their true motives are.

Lesson 4 – Forensics
Drill down and extract any evidence available

Lesson 5 – Predict
Clearly predict the future of this given situation!
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Hurry up, get started and let me know how you like it!!!



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