Playing cards have long been used as a method of divination. Playing cards originated in 14th century Europe. They were used very much like tarot cards. The practice of reading playing cards is called Cartomancy. Cartomancy has become increasingly popular within the last few years with good reason, decks are cheap and available from most general stores and the readings provided can be greatly informative.
The main difference between playing cards and a tarot deck is the number of cards. The tarot has an extra set of cards called the Major Arcana. The Major Arcana give extra depth and expansion to the reading., however you can still provide a great reading with out them.
Hearts are a symbolic representation of love and emotions. When a heart card is displayed in your reading it will relate to you emotions, home life or relationships. ACE OF HEARTS A new beginning. Maybe a new relationship, marriage, or some good news for yourself or someone close. 2 OF HEARTS This card shows a union. Its time to come together with someone you love. It can also signify support from a loved one. 3 OF HEARTS This cards signifies a happy reunion with a friend, relative, or loved one. It can also mean a celebration or a time in which to be joyful. 4 OF HEARTS The Four of Hearts represents our tendency to take for granted the things that we have, making it hard for us to see what treasures the universe presents us with. It can signify boredom and an ungrateful attitude. We tend to have the answers to our troubles right around us, but we tend to focus too much on what we do not have. 5 OF HEARTS Beware of big changes, disappointment and loss. 6 OF HEARTS Happy memories from the past. This card represents a feeling of nostalgia and positive feelings of home. 7 OF HEARTS Shows up when there are options and surrounded by uncertainty. This card warns of the dangers that come with an inability to make decisions. 8 OF HEARTS This beautiful card signifies a union of 2 people or a celebration. The feeling of being at a party, having fun, good times. 9 OF HEARTS This is a wish card, the surrounding cards will detail whether your "wish" is harmful or positive. 10 OF HEARTS Happily ever after! This card signifies bliss, love and completion. JACK OF HEARTS A cheerful young man, with fair hair. QUEEN OF HEARTS A warm caring woman, with fair hair maybe blond or auburn KING OF HEARTS A kind -hearted man, who is a good listener and provides advice.
In cartomancy the suit of Spades represent upcoming struggles and mental conflicts in your life. ACE OF SPADES Its time to welcome in change, if situations in your life are coming to an end don't worry it will allow space for new situations to come to fruition. 2 OF SPADES A situation that has left you feeling torn or a separation between yourself and a loved one. 3 OF SPADES This card signifies a stressful situation steaming from bad news. 4 OF SPADES A pleasant card representing the return of stability within your life. 5 OF SPADES Beware of big changes, disappointment and loss 6 OF SPADES Prepare for a move to something new 7 OF SPADES Represents disagreements and arguments 8 OF SPADES 8 of Spades represent worry and grief. Try to remember that all negative situations can act as a lesson 9 OF SPADES 9 represents obstacles and blocks preventing you from moving forward. You will need to closely evaluate your situation in order to find an alternate path. 10 OF SPADES The ending of a situation, event or relationship that cannot be undone JACK OF SPADES Beware of a negative person in your life who may betray you or hold you back QUEEN OF SPADES The Queen of Spades represents a manipulative and cruel women KING OF SPADES If you are in a relationship beware of this man he is out to create a lot of trouble.
In cartomancy the suit of Clubs is a positive suit. It represents passion and positive energy.
ACE OF CLUBS
You have a special talent that you are considering pushing forward.
2 OF CLUBS
Card of communication. Do not let opinions be divided. This card is a reminder to listen to every side of the story and to practise good communication.
3 OF CLUBS
This is a card representing creative passion and the stresses that it may carry. Don't let others dull your flame.
4 OF CLUBS
You are in a great place right now. You have created stability and now it is time to head off on an adventure.
5 OF CLUBS
It's time to make a change and learn something new, such as a new hobby. Maybe it may be time to consider a new career
6 OF CLUBS
Trust your intuition. Your heart has all the answers you seek
7 OF CLUBS
You maybe feeling trapped, suffocated and unable to move.
8 OF CLUBS
This card represents confusion. Its time to evaluate the situation before it gets out of hand.
9 OF CLUBS
This is a period of completion, you have worked hard and now you can reap the rewards from your work. This card may also signify everything coming together.
10 OF CLUBS
This card represents a journey.
JACK OF CLUBS
Someone who is very honest, maybe a friend or a younger person.
QUEEN OF CLUBS
A female who is in an authoritative position.
KING OF CLUBS
Signifies an honest man who is true to his word.
Diamonds in cartomancy share the same energy as psychical diamonds. They are priced for their monetary value, and the diamond suit refers to all things materialistic and psychical.
ACE OF DIAMONDS
Prepare for some news in the form of a letter or other written form. Perhaps you have been waiting for an important message or email if so expect it to come soon. As with all the aces this card may represent new beginnings and a fresh start.
2 OF DIAMONDS
May indicate a positive event such as a small win of money, but beware because if associated with negative cards it may also represent an unforeseen event or threat, possibly within a work environment, however note that the 2's energy is very low so this situation can be avoided or dealt with quickly if handled correctly.
3 OF DIAMONDS
This is a card can show a lack of focus and direction, it shows scattered energy and urges the querent to look for ways of obtaining clarity or commitment.
4 OF DIAMONDS
4 is a number of stability. This card may represent stable relationships that harbour trust and love. It is a good omen when asking about friendships and relationships and may even signal that you or your friend will be sharing a secret.
5 OF DIAMONDS
Signifies a solution to your problems, especially if they are monetary.
6 OF DIAMONDS
This card shows loss or separation. It is the distancing of your self from someone of something that you loved. There is a note of caution that even established relationships can be lost.
7 OF DIAMONDS
Your hard work is paying off. Now is the time when you will receive recognition for everything you have worked hard for.
8 OF DIAMONDS
This card details a series of positive material events in your day to day life. It is a positive card that relates to good news.
9 OF DIAMONDS
Shows financial abundances that are on offer, but may require you to pass through a few obstacles before you receive your payout.
10 OF DIAMONDS
This card shows success. It realises your desires in any area of your life you have asked for.
JACK OF DIAMONDS
A young male perhaps a student. It can also represent
QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Can represent a financially secure female. She would be energetic, powerful, focused and ambitious. She may be wealthy or attract money effortlessly.
KING OF DIAMONDS
Can represent an intelligent, charismatic and professional man. Normally this man will be surrounded by money and have an air of power. He is someone who struggles with creating a work life balance and can easily become consumed by duty or work.