Beyond Poker: The Art of CartomancyFebruary 16, 2015
Did you know that the deck of playing cards on your game shelf or junk drawer can be used for more than just poker night or a game of solitaire when you’re bored? In fact, those cards just very well may hold the secret to your future. If dealt by the right person the traditional 52 cards in a deck may be used as an accurate and astounding divination tool and its practice is called cartomancy.
But wait, you say. Aren’t the cards used for readings called tarot cards? And you’d be right, but certain advisors are also able to do in-depth readings using the same deck of playing cards that you use during your favorite card game. Unlike tarot cards, the suit and numeral on the card reveals the meaning of the cards instead of highly detailed illustrations. However, a reading of playing cards is much like a tarot card reading. The cards are shuffled in a particular way and laid out in specific layouts depending on the question being asked.
Cartomancy, or the art of readings done with playing cards, is based on the life cycles found in nature and is very closely related to astrology. There are 52 cards and 52 weeks in the year. Furthermore, there are 4 seasons in a year and four suits in a deck of cards. This combined with the individual meaning of each cards allows an experienced reader to learn about the patterns in your life and what the future may hold for you.
What the Suits Mean
Hearts—Hearts are the suit that tells you about your emotions and relationships with yourself and others. These reveal information about your love relationships, friendships and how you express your creativity.
Clubs—Clubs are the cards of ambition and success. An abundance of clubs in a reading reveals details about your career path and your business dealings with others.
Diamonds—It’s really no surprise that the suit of diamonds relates to material goods and wealth. Additionally, diamonds are a burst of energy that brings vitality to your life and path.
Spades—Be very aware of obstacles and challenges when there are many spades in your reading. These are not a suit of harmony and peace, yet their presence in a cartomancy reading balances the problems they present with action and ideas.
Whether you pick up a deck of cards and try your hand at reading, or you turn to a professional reader, it’s important to remember that cartomancy is an ancient art full of nuance and esoteric symbolism. To get the full benefit of a reading, it may be best to consult with an experienced advisor. They are able to guide you in uncovering all the messages that the cards hold for you. But remember, whenever you have questions about your life and what is in store for you, you can always find answers with the nearest deck of playing cards and a quick shuffle.