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Playing Card Meanings

Playing Card Meanings
Did you know that playing cards could be used to predict future? Playing Cards, if studied properly can be a great way to substitute tarot cards. This article tells you what each card means and how tarot card readers use them.
Tulika Nair
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
The card decks that we use for recreation on long trips, or to entertain ourselves with a game of bridge or poker, can also be a medium for predicting future. Astonished? Well if you have never really given a thought to what playing cards could mean, then this article may intrigue you, and force you to try to learn their different meanings.
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Meanings of Cards For Fortune Telling
As with regular decks, even while using playing cards for tarot, the number of suits remain the same. There are four suits with thirteen cards in each suit. According to tarot principles, each of the cards in the suit is representative of one of the 13 lunar months, and each of the 52 tarot cards corresponds to one of the 52 weeks in a year. Every suite has a specific meaning attached to it.
The element corresponding to the suit of hearts is water and the corresponding meanings are love, happiness, friendship, relationships, etc.
The corresponding element for the suit of clubs is fire. It represents ambition, business, achievement and success.
The corresponding element for diamonds is earth. It signifies career and financial concerns.
The element corresponding to the suit of spades is air. It signifies gossip, upsets, challenges, etc.
In order to be able to read the card correctly, it is not enough to just know the meanings. Understanding the combinations is also important. Remember that while the numbered cards are representative of phases in your life, the court cards, which are the Jacks, Kings, and Queens, are symbolic of the people who are a part of your life.
Playing Card Meanings
Card Denomination Diamonds Clubs Hearts Spades
Ace Start of struggle or conquest New things in the offing Change in feelings and emotions or indication of a guest's arrival Starting of prosperity
2 Practicality to be supreme, choices to be made Use of sixth sense in decision-making Changes in love life Choosing between two options
3 Creativity supreme, rewards for a good job done Events go well, colleagues and people around are helpful Celebration on the cards Brace yourself for infidelity
4 Focus on establishment of home Focus on personal values and ideologies Importance of love, support, and security Time to rest and make decisions
5 Chances of shifting or economic troubles Arguments and fights Breakups, relationship meltdown Change in viewpoint and victory at the cost of something important
6 Giving help to someone Success in what you had set out to do Nostalgia and renewal of relationships and friendships Sadness ends, problems start to fade away
7 Efforts work their magic Staying ahead of the competition Impractical, dreamlike expectations Betrayal, theft, underhand dealings
8 Using a hobby or skill for profit Communication brings in fortune Romance in the form of a letter Life in the forces or in prison
9 Recipient of inheritance Reserving thoughts and emotions Time for wishes to come true, also a sign of over-indulgence in food Sleep and health may be affected
10 Home improvement projects Work stress increases Home atmosphere remains happy Health is affected
Jack Lack of focus but ambitious, sporty, lively Lucky, charming, not studious, interested in sports Unrealistic, kind, immature Immature, bossy, unemotional
Queen Organized, practical, ambitious, efficient Ambitious, prone to selfishness, good at business Homebody, loving, supportive Power hungry, loyal, ambitious
King Authoritative, protective, good at business Good intuition, spiritual A ladies man, sincere, loving Authoritarian, stubborn, logical, unemotional
Try to avoid reading the cards individually. The meanings make sense only in combination with other cards that you pull out. It is important to practice this art with someone who is skilled at it.
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