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Cards meanings . What exactly playing cards symbolize ? What’s their creation secret ?

playing card meanings

Cards meanings . What exactly playing cards symbolize ? What’s their creation secret ?

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The origin of playing cards is obscure, but it is almost certain that they began in China after the invention of paper. Ancient Chinese “money cards” have four “suits”: coins (or cash), strings of coins (which may have been misinterpreted as sticks from crude drawings), myriads of strings, and tens of myriads. These were represented by ideograms, with numerals of 2-9 in the first three suits and numerals 1-9 in the “tens of myriads”. Wilkinson suggests in The Chinese origin of playing cards that the first cards may have been actual paper currency which were both the tools of gaming and the stakes being played for. The designs on modern Mahjong tiles and dominoes likely evolved from those earliest playing cards. The Chinese word pái (牌) is used to describe both paper cards and gaming tiles.

It is likely that the ancestors of modern cards arrived in Europe from the Mamelukes of Egypt in the late 1300s, by which time they had already assumed a form very close to those in use today. In particular, the Mameluke deck contained 52 cards comprising four “suits”: polo sticks, coins, swords, and cups. Each suit contained ten “spot” cards (cards identified by the number of suit symbols or “pips” they show) and three “court” cards named malik (King), nā’ib malik (Viceroy or Deputy King), and thānī nā’ib (Second or Under-Deputy).

The Europeans experimented with the structure of playing cards, particularly in the 1400s. Europeans changed the court cards to represent European royalty and attendants, originally “king”, “chevalier”, and “knave” (or “servant”). Queens were introduced in a number of different ways. In an early surviving German pack (dated in the 1440s), Queens replace Kings in two of the suits as the highest card. Throughout the 1400s, 56-card decks containing a King, Queen, Knight, and Valet were common. Suits also varied; many makers saw no need to have a standard set of names for the suits, so early decks often had different suit names (typically 4 suits, although 5 suits also had been common and other structures are also known). The cards manufactured by German printers used in the later standard the suits of hearts, bells, leaves, and acorns still present in Eastern and Southeastern German decks today used for Skat and other games, in the very early time suits took many vary variations, however. Later Italian and Spanish cards of the 15th century used swords, batons, cups, and coins.

The four suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs) now used in most of the world originated in France, approximately in 1480. These suits have generally prevailed because decks using them could be made more cheaply; the former suits were all drawings which had to be reproduced by woodcuts, but the French suits could be made by stencil. The trèfle, so named for its resemblance to the trefoil leaf, was probably copied from the acorn; the pique similarly from the leaf of the German suits, while its name derived from the sword of the Italian suits (alternative opinion: derived from the German word “Spaten”, which is a tool like “Schüppe” and in optical sense similar to the Pique-sign; “Schüppe” is a German slang-name for Pique) [5]. In England the French suits were used, and are named hearts, clubs (corresponding to trèfle, the French symbol being joined to the Italian name, bastoni), spades (corresponding to the French pique, but having the Italian name, spade=sword) and diamonds.

playing card meanings

where can i find info on meanings of each card of a regular playing deck as far as card readings go?

Suggestion by Vitamin C
I read playing cards, and I just use the Tarot meanings, minus the Trumps and Pages:


Tarot reading with playing cards was quite common years ago, and the modern tarot cards are based off of the four suits of a regular deck of cards. Understand the relationship between playing cards and tarot cards with helpful information from a professional psychic in this free video on paranormal states. Expert: Rima Thundercloud Contact: Bio: Rima Thundercloud has been a professional psychic for more than 35 years. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler

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Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr?

Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr?
I lost my booklet for this deck, and I’ve been looking for an online booklet… Preferably free. Anyone know how I can get it?
I want the booklet because I want to learn the meaning of the cards from the creator’s eyes.
I wish I could just find the meanings online at least… I don’t need the booklet itself.
You can find the general beginner’s deck, rider of the wait (sp?) meanings on like a hundred sites. lol

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pretty sure I’ve seen it on ebay

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I second oldnodd, ebay is your friend on this one.

Would you read something like this?
Bear with me, I’ve just started working on the story so I still have holes to work through. I have this great program that goes step by step through the story, so I’ll plug my idea in soon and start working on it and make it not so…well, crappy. But first I want to get opinions on the basic idea. And when I say basic I mean very, very basic. I’m not going to go into detail about what happens throughout the story..mostly just the beginning and end.

Here’s the deal with the two of them: Roma is a 300 year old immortal. A long time ago when he was a lowly gypsy he was killed by guards who broke into his tent. Luckily for him, the moon was out and was shining bright. Selene, the moon goddess, took mercy on him and infused him with the moon’s power so he could live again, but this time as a Moon Warrior.

Basically that means the only tie the Warrior has to life is through the moon’s power and if it’s taken away then they die. It also means that their free will is taken from them and they’re completely controlled by Selene. They may or may not get the ability to shapeshift…I haven’t decided yet.

Jump ahead 300 years…Roma is one of the best Moon Warriors out there and Selene has put most of her trust into him. But one day when Clair wanders into his tent to have a tarot reading with her friend, Selene marks her for death. This confuses him because she’s only human and the moon goddess rarely bothers with them. Still, he is indebted to the goddess so over the next week he tries to kill Clair.

But he fails. She manages to elude him for a while…until she’s cornered. But then she piques his curiosity by wondering aloud what anyone could possibly want with a human like her. Roma, being the curious being that he is, agrees to find out what it is but vows to kill her quickly. There’s probably going to be more to it than that, but I haven’t decided yet.

Then they go on their interesting journey, slowly figuring out what Selene wants with Clair. It will probably have to do with Clair’s inner strength, which is remarkable for a human and something Selene wants to harness for herself. There may be a prophecy thrown in for good measure as well.

Selene is finally tipped off as to what is happening (Roma hasn’t actually been breaking any of her rules so there was nothing to alarm her) so she makes a visit to Earth. Roma is forced to bend to Selene’s will but Clair manages to fight it, since she’s not a Warrior. The goddess and Clair get into a fight which Clair wins (but only because Selene withdraws back to her kingdom, taking Roma with her).

Clair realizes that she’s in big trouble if she doesn’t get someone on her side, so she decides to go sell her life force to the only person who is stronger than Selene; Helios, the sun god.

That’s probably going to be where the book leaves off. There’s a lot of stuff that I emitted (like the entire middle) since, like I said, I haven’t ironed out the details and I didn’t want to write the whole book here anyway. It’s going to be a series though and, if you’re interested, the next book is basically going to be about Helios helping Clair, taking a particular (potentially deadly for her and Roma) interest in her, and then Clair having to turn to none other than Selene to help. But that story is even more hazy than this one.

So. Tell me what you think.
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it.

What I had originally intended was for Roma’s situation to be explained in bits and pieces throughout the story as he and Clair got to know each other, but your comment actually got me to thinking. The story is probably going to be in Clair’s POV (I might switch between, though…I don’t know), but now I think I’m going to add a bit at the very beginning in Roma’s POV, detailing his death. I think this would be the best choice and it would be overall less confusing for the reader. Thanks a lot, I’m not sure if I would have thought of that by myself 😛
Never Mind:

Thank you so much! I love to have people’s insights and you had some great ideas!

Your suggestions actually hit on a few ideas that I purposely left out.

When I mentioned that Selene wants Clair killed both to absorb her life force and possibly because of a prophecy I meant for it to be kind of like Selene has been watching Clair for a while. There will be a reason there for Selene to want to have her killed and it’s probably going to be because of some sort of prophecy. I was kind of thinking of having her be the one destined to destroy Selene, which you mentioned for Roma.

I plan on having some romantic tension between Roma and Clair. You made a good point about him having no reason to spare her, and curiosity isn’t that great of a motivator. So I’ll probably have to do some navigating to make that work out.

And finally, when you mentioned perhaps the sun god and the moon goddess don’t get along, that’s actually what the second book will be
based on, since I’m bringing Helios in at the very end of the first book. But you’re totally right, there needs to be a reason Selene wants to save Roma and you provided some very good ones. I was mostly intrigued with the idea of him being her son and also that he used to be a sun warrior.

I suppose I could make it so he is also meant to bring down the sun goddess, but that would bring up the question as to why she would send Roma after Clair. Why would she want two people who could destroy her to be put together? Maybe to destroy each other. Or, I guess, running with the son of the moon thing, she could altered Roma’s fetus while he was in his mother’s womb, creating the (what she thought, anyway) perfect moon warrior, meant to counteract the prophecy.

Anyway, don’t mind my idea-throwing-around here 😛 thanks a lot for the insight!

this is a reading for auroamoonwolf, hope you can do a reading for me in return, that would be FUN! message me with questions

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Where can I find free palm reading lessons on the internet?

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Where can I find free palm reading lessons on the internet?

Suggestion by Jules
google search it.

Suggestion by ccandg3
Don’t know on the internet, but was at Borders Book Store last night and saw a beginners handbook for palm reading. Flipped thru it and was very interested.Not to expesive either, good luck.

Suggestion by just plain logic
try this:

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Anyone know of a free palm reading that I can do myself?? What the site name??
Thanks in advance.

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Try this:

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Palm reading diagrams or palmistry hand charts?
I’m looking for a ‘palmistry how to’ website where I can learn palm reading free – the basics at least.
It would be very helpful if there was a palmistry diagram or hand chart that shows the various lines of palmistry (marriage, life, heart) giving their meanings etc.

Thanks for any information that you can forward,

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Hi Monan,
obviously I would recommend my own website 🙂 I think it has more or less what you are looking for, it also has free palmistry case studies and a palm reading course showing you the palmistry basics.
The free palm readings course has plenty of diagrams and hand charts. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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What are the meanings of regular playing cards when they are normal and inverted in a tarot card reading?

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What are the meanings of regular playing cards when they are normal and inverted in a tarot card reading?
I am trying to learn how to learn how to do tarot card readings with regular playing cards, but every website I have gone to so far have not said what the inverted meanings of all the cards are. I know it would be a lot easier to just go out and buy a regular deck of tarot cards, but my parents refuse to allow me to get them. Help please?

Suggestion by blue chaos soɐɥɔ ǝnlq jpa
There is a website that gives the equivalent meaning. Give me a few minutes to find it.

Couldn’t find it. I starred you Q for my contacts who are better at this than I.

Suggestion by Kristen T
It means that the energy represented is hidden or not yet manifested. A lot depends on your own intuition. I read the cards & practiced some other psychic reading tools, & it backfired on me-giving me chronic headaches & a nervous condition which was cured through meditation. Best is to follow your parent’s advice.

Suggestion by KdS
Well, I think the main reason they don’t usually give the meanings for reversals, are that most modern playing card decks can’t make reversals (the cards are usually mirrored for both sides.) However, for tarot, there are three modes of deciding meanings for reversals that would work for a playing card as well, as described in the book The Cartomancer’s Key :–

Consider it to be the opposite of the upright meaning.
Consider it to be the negative side of the upright meaning (like the downside of a card meaning “success” might be “responsibility” or “hard work”)
Consider it to indicate a blockage of the card’s upright meaning (so for a card that would upright mean “success” it could mean “inability to achieve success.”)

As for the upright meanings, the same book lists a method for reading them.

Hope this helps.

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What are the personality meanings behind playing cards?
Does anyone know of a website where they describe personality meanings by date and playing cards?
I went to a new age store the other day and found this section where they had a chart of the calendar with assigned cards and every suit symbolized a different part that is more pronounced in a personality type, sort of like the elements.

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♦ Books & Authors: If your character was a playing card, what card would they be? ♠ + BQ?
♥ I was creating an ‘About Me’ for Facebook when I realized that I should use a symbol for each thing I listed. When I used the ’diamond’ symbol I thought of a deck of playing cards. I began to wonder what the meaning behind each card led me to analyzing Ezra. It turns out Ezra would be an Ace of Diamonds, because he has a struggle of conquest. =)

If your character was a playing card, what card would they be?

You can use this link to find out what card defines your character.


BQ1: What playing card if your favorite?
{ I like The Joker. }

BQ2: What is your favorite poem?
{ Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. }

BQ3: What is your favorite type of weather?
{ I like rainy weather. }

BQ4: What do you have planned this summer?
{ I’m going to write, a lot. :3 }

BQ5: What is your favorite time of the day?
{ Midnight. :3 }

BQ6: Do you prefer dark or light colors?
{ Dark. =) }


Suggestion by Remus D’Duck, Roman Duckigod
I’d say the Jack of Hearts fits Remus perfectly–unrealistic, kind, and immature.

BQ1: The Joker. Or if I’m allowed, that card that tells you the order of poker hands.
BQ2: Don’t know any specific poems…
BQ3: Cloudy, about twenty degrees Celsius.
BQ4: Writing, gaming, and slacking.
BQ5: The evening.
BQ6: Generally…dark.

Suggestion by ♥Sterling Knight♥~Team McLaina~
Anna is queen of ♠ (club) because she is ambitious and can be selfish. She is daring and ready to do things…
Lachlan is a King of ♦(diamonds) he is very protective and very good at manipulating people.

This is an amazing question by the way. 😀

BQ1: I like the Ace
BQ2: I will not go to school today says little Peggy Ann McKay. Shel Silverstein (not sure what’s its called)
BQ3: Rainy
BQ4: Write go to missouri, do Geometry (ick), do summer homework (ick too)
BQ5: Sunset
BQ6: Dark 😀

Suggestion by Israel Blaine
She would be the Ace. Right when you think you’ve got everything under control, she pops up and down you go.

BQ1: What playing card if your favorite?
The Ace or Queen. The joker mocks me whenever it pops up.

BQ2: What is your favorite poem?
I dont really read poetry so if i do read one i can’t remember the name but i heard one on def poetry jam (if that’s how its spelled) called Yellow Rage.

BQ3: What is your favorite type of weather?
Rainy or sunny. or both together.

BQ4: What do you have planned this summer?
Hang out with my friends, write read, idk random nonsense.

BQ5: What is your favorite time of the day?
Night, I’m a night owl.

BQ6: Do you prefer dark or light colors?

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I need help with certain tarot card meanings?

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I need help with certain tarot card meanings?
This reading is related to love. Positive answers only please.

The High Priestess Reversed

Four of Swords Reversed

Four of Wands Reversed

Four of Cups Reversed
@ Mert Thank you….@ Leslie if it was a joke I wouldnt have asked for help. If you didnt have the answer why the hell would you waste your time asking the damn question?

Suggestion by mert
High Priestess R = too much arrogance, cocky, not considering advices, emotional unstability, “just fun guy”, domination of superficial information

Four of Swords R= confinement, hard isolation period, you need to be cautious, depression, cowardy, a new enterprising, social activiy

Four of Wands R= Disappointments, not accepting facts, arrogance, restricted life

Four of Cups R= hunger, unsatisfaction, illness, needing rest, a start of new relationship, not new oppurtinities..

Suggestion by Cindy
The High Priestess reversed indicates you are blocking your intuition – “refusing to see”. Listen to your heart and your head about this question.
The 4 of Swords reversed – if you are currently in a relationship, you may need to put extra effort into “being with” your partner. You may be distracted or tired and you need to relax and focus on your relationship. If you are looking, try something new – fixups, new clubs, a different crowd.
The 4 of Wands reversed – unexpected good fortune. If in a relationship, it grows stronger. If looking, your chances are good to meet someone.
The 4 of Cups reversed – Stop looking back – it’s holding you back. This might mean it’s time to move on from an ended relationship, or that you need to forgive and forget something in a current relationship. Again, I would look at the first card and search your heart.
I hope this is helpful to you.

Suggestion by Gypsy
The High Priestess Reversed – It might be difficult for the quarrent to tap into the energy and or vibes around their partner or love interest. maybe they are not sure how they feel for them. This card urges you to ask questions before assuming anything. If asking whether a certain someone likes you, they do.

Four of Swords Reversed – Effort must be made in the relationship to re connect maybe one of you is feeling distant.. If single and you want to find love, change your tactic. You might have to go into unchartered territory to find love or outside your confort zone.

Four of Wands Reversed – A relationship will become more commited and or serious in the near future. You might be invited to a wedding or special occassion. Celebrations are near. This card also urges for the quarrent to think positive, what you want is around the corner, don’t give up.

Four of Cups Reversed -Comingf out of a rut. Living life again, moving on with your life, leaving the past behind.

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tarot card meanings that are really simple?
can someone type or send me a link that give me the meanings for the cards but in the most simplest way? including the upside down ones aswell? thank you:))

Suggestion by Slighly Amused
Lay the cards out in a seven card spread one after another.

Card #1 represents the root of the issue
Card #2 – What bring s joy to the situation
Card #3 is what give the issue power
Card #4 is love and how it presents itself
card #5 is communication
Card #6 is pysche or the inutitive process
Card #7 is widsom or the spititual nature of the question

Hope that helps. This is the spread I use mainly.

Suggestion by vid
Tarot meanings vary from reader to reader and book to book. I suggest you buy the book “Power Tarot” as that is one of the best books I’ve seen for beginners. However, it does not include reversed–upside down–cards. Many advanced readers suggest to those that are just starting to not use reversals. Shuffle in a way so the cards do not get turned around. Many advanced readers will shuffle in a way that they do not get reversals, but if one pops up it is significant and should be looked at.

There are some very good resources out there, but nobody could possibly type all 78 meanings upright and reversed=156 meanings total to be inclusive and to fit in YA!

I suggest you get a good book or two. Also, almost anything by Mary K. Greer is good. She also has a book about reversals. Hope that helps…

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Tarot card meanings….quick reference guide online?? ?
Okay so I just started doing tarot cards ijust learned and am still learning. I don’t know all the meanings yet….so if you have a website with a quick reference guide to them then that’s would be wonderful. And a website that tells me what it means when like….2 or more or the same symbols are together. And it doesn’t even have to be a web site. Please just tell C:

Suggestion by advancedmaster
The deck should have come with a text of sorts to help guide and should have given examples of different ways to do readings. There are many different ways to spread and read – too many to just explain.

What you want to “generally” is follow the spread and get key words from each cards meaning and then find the “flow” that brings them all to tell one story or lead in one direction. The simplest is three cards in a row representing “past, present and future”. Before selecting the cards, shuffle your question into them (shuffle til you sense you are done) then put the three cards down. The first represents what lead you to the question the second = the situation as it seem now and the third represents where it will lead if you do not change your path. With new insight, you can shuffle and spread again to see where your changed path may take you.

The larger spreads take more time, but if you just use the book to see what it represents and then incorporate that into what the cards position means then the story unfolds. It’s better to have someone read for you than to read for yourself – that way judgments and biases are eliminated (do not let the reader know what your question is).

here’s a site with some book suggestions

Suggestion by IntuitiveImpressions
A good book to get is “The Tarot Handbook” by Angeles Arien. While it does track the Crowley deck, it gives good information on numbers and the tarot meaning. all cards are assigned a number.

Suggestion by Biddy_Tarot

Lots of different Tarot card meanings, including upright and reversed cards.

If you want to learn more about card combinations, what a card means in particular types of readings, etc. then check out:

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