I want to share the art of reading playing cards. This is an amazingly simple way in which to interpret or work with an everyday deck of 52 playing cards. Now you may wish to just use my meanings as a guide or make your own.
The art of divination through cartomancy is unlimited.
You may notice many different interpretations or systems which have been used over the centuries. Some systems and meanings are extremely traditional and other more modern interpretations.
However, there is a common thread of meanings which tend to flow through the suits which, can be why reading or working with playing cards can be such a personal interpretation. You learn to build a relationship with familiar patterns to include timing, events, and clarity all of which can derive from each card.
I personally feel when you create your own meanings - you create your path of attachment. The energy heightened from your conscious mind identifying with that shown and the relationship or story unfolds more fluently
LETS MAKE IT SIMPLE
Firstly you can choose to keep the joker in as a wild card. This could be a card you may give meaning to for example as “the unknown” “leave it to fate” or even where ever the joker turns up you are given a clue to where you may need to keep your energy focused for a while. It‘s entirely up to you.
The Jack, Queen and KIng can be used to identify a person or a situation. Ie Queen of Hearts - may come up in a question pertaining to a mother - or may invite a suggestion that there is a need to nurture a situation or matter more.
Ace - Matters to do with home or emotional commitments
Two- Partnerships or communication
Three- Celebrations, family or fertility (children)
Four - Unsatisfactory or disappointment
Five - Past happenings - someone returning
Six - Rekindling or reconnecting
Seven - Contemplating decisions or options
Eight - Trust you will make right moves
Nine - Taking time to manifest (long term, at a later date)
Ten - Commitments around home and matters of the heart
Jack - Young person who is dreamy - opportunities presenting, ideas happening
Queen- Woman who focuses on nurturing - Mother personality
King- Emotional Man - Excessive tendencies over ruling common sense
Ace - Abundance in all areas
Two - Sorting out money or areas of property
Three - Education, training and investment
Four - Talking and discussion on money, career or business
Five - Financial stress / career problems / working with others
Six - Settlements, agreements, retaining help
Seven- Education, study, property or living/working in country
Eight - Promotion, new job or obtaining increase money
Nine - Success in material matters
Ten - Business, (home business) investment or securing resources
Jack - Young person who is visionary - photography, graphics, future projects
Queen - Woman who career minded - Supporting better changes ahead
King - Business man, dealings with financial professionals
Ace - Negotiating, taking the lead
Two - Indecision - nothing is clear
Three - Conflicts, arguments and unsettling
Four - Focus on betterment and health
Five - Frustrations, re-evaluating situations
Six - Changes bring improvement in the near future
Seven - Seeking advice, professional services
Eight - Unable to move forward at this time
Nine - Nothing appears as it seems
Ten - Legal agreements , papers or documents
Jack - Young person wise beyond years - Use better judgement
Queen - Woman who is straight talker - Take a logical approach
King - Man in uniform - dealings with someone important
Ace - New opportunities, a change for the better
Two - Sorting out living and lifestyle - travel between places
Three - Opportunities arrive - nothing is lost
Four - Practical steps, manual work (hands on)
Five - Perseverance gives answers or results
Six - Fortunate outcomes or news
Seven - Prioritising, first things first
Eight - Motivation, moving, travel
Nine - Support and backing what you believe
Ten - Pressure, needing matters to be more responsive
Jack - Young person who is creative, artistic - Activity around news
Queen - Woman is in control - Initiate plans, take control
King - Man who is a good communicator - Negotiations, deals and advice.
As you work with the cards - you may find you see strong timelines appear or even create a deeper meaning through your chosen method.
Happy exploring with testing a few readings with the good old playing cards! Let me know how you worked with your deck.