The idea for VERITAS EVERNIA is based on the desire of a fortune teller to have her very own and personal purpose-made cards. They were supposed to match her own karma, as well as the universal standards, and should be seen as a practical guide for present and future behavior.

Live guidance or decision guidance, psychoanalysis, regulative system, eye of the inner soul or simply counseling interview this could all be synonyms for VERITAS EVERNIA, because every single card aims at a special and important aspect of our daily life.

One could say that the actually unlimited variety of our personal existence has been reduced to a very careful selection of 36 significant aspects. And with this limited number every individual person can easily get down to the essentials and distinguish between wise and unwise.

In reports, based on experience, the fortune teller Andrea Seifert has made it clear again and again that card reading and foreboding are first of all about helping people to find the right way. Regarding this aspect, the Lenormand-motives have been reinterpreted and modernized by the artist Künstlerin Heike Grüning.

card motifs

card sizes

postcard size

Event though they have rounded down corners they are postcard sized! The identical backsides can be written on and used as greeting cards.

In postcard format, each card motif can also be ordered as a single card.

Kartenset 1

Card set in shop

playing card size

Veritas Evernia Lenormand cards are also avaiable in playing card size 59 mm x 91 mm.

The complete set in art postcard format comes with an extra folder with more detailed interpretation options.

Kartenset 2

Card set in the shop

Card Spread and Reading

As all cards interact with each other, the meaning of a single card comes with the meaning of the cards lying next to it. E.g. when next to the horseman the clover may indicate that a possibly new beginning is fortune favoured. But when both cards, the horseman and the cloves, are lying next to the (dark) clouds you may expect drawbacks and problems.

When reading the cards we recommend to trust your own impressions, thoughts and emotions while looking upon the spread and contemplating its meaning. Just as many medicinal herbs - as long as you allow them - suddenly come into the garden of just the person that needs them the single cards "find each other" for the overall picture and the cards significant for your life may "find you".

Also, always look for the positive aspects. For example the crossroads implicate the meaning of "methods to solve a problem" even though the card might be situated in an ominous card spread.

Ethical responsibilty also drew me, the artist, to change the motif of the coffin into the gate. The gate symbolizes a sharp change: Opening it and entering a new "room", a new way of life, can be difficult, but hope remains it's worth the effort.

Especially when reading cards for others you should keep in mind that your counterpart is surely not expecting bad news but assistance, clarification, advise, help!

Character of the cards, time-reference, astrological constellation

  1. The Horseman: fast; skilled; athletic; physically mobile; rather male; Mercury
  2. The Clover: modest, brief every day–luck; well-being; Sagittarius
  3. The Ship: wanderlust; longing; longsome enterprise with the prospect of benefit; independence; multicultural; 9th House
  4. The House: family; home; planning for a longer period of time; security; 4th House
  5. The Tree: concern about own health within the rhythm of a year; bond with nature; consistency; Virgo
  6. The Clouds: hope and warning at the same time; changing; showing tendencies; Neptune
  7. The Snakes: detours and implications which delay; hardworking but conniving woman; warning; gut instinct; Scorpio
  8. The Gate (Formerly: The Coffin): overcoming of a crisis or fear; hope; religious; 8th House
  9. The Bouquet: spring and summer; joy and friends; likable woman; Jupiter
  10. The Scythe: surprising danger (the Scythe’s peak points at it); tedious effort; Chiron
  11. The Whip: conflicts; injustice; Lilith
  12. The Birds: disturbance; endless talking; gossip; spontaneous behavior; Uranus
  13. The Child: new start; innocent; in need of help; young person/teenager; 5th House
  14. The Fox: finesse; inconvenient point in time; people, who cannot be trusted; but also good intuition; Pluto
  15. The Bear: power and steadiness for about 20 years; power to spare; person offering help; 1st House
  16. The Stars: improvement; luck; clarity; Aquarius
  17. The Storks: change; flexibility; be open for something new; Aries
  18. The Dog: everlasting loyalty and friendship; alertness; 11th House
  19. The Tower: egoism; recklessness; abuse of authority; no outside help in sight; Saturn
  20. The Garden: creativity; sociability; the special; 10th House
  21. The Mountain: strong inner and outer obstacles; Capricorn
  22. The Crossroads: enjoyed decision-making; variety of methods; Libra
  23. The Mice: loss of time; weakening of surrounding statements; discontent; 2nd House
  24. The Heart: faithfulness; love; harmony; 7th House
  25. The Rings: close bond, lasting for 7 years; Taurus
  26. The Book: mysterious future; education; intelligence; Pisce
  27. The Letter: brief communication; exchange of information; 3rd House
  28. The Gentleman (The Man): male seeker of cards; Mars
  29. The Lady (The Woman): female seeker of cards; Venus
  30. The Lilies: wintry purity; peace; good will; sexuality; Moon
  31. The Sun: optimism; strength; radiant; male; Leo
  32. The Moon: intuition; alternating; sensitive; female; Cancer
  33. The Key: independence; security; Sun
  34. The Fish: materialism; sense of business; Gemini
  35. The Anchor: well confirmed, but not 100%; diligence; one-sidedness, but as well consistency; 6th House
  36. The Cross: fate; inevitable event; predestined incident; 12th House

Our folder that comes with the complete card deck offers you more information about the meaning of every single card.