In last week’s Angel card reading, I mentioned the Leadership card, which brought many messages to that reading; one of the messages I discussed was when we look around and wonder “Why doesn’t someone do something about this or that?”
That was the case for me when I took up working with the Kipper, a divination system I’ve been posting about recently. Since I post videos on YouTube, I went there to see if I could find readers posting about the card system in any of their videos.
I did find some, but they were in German, which makes sense, as Kipper is a German system. The only problem (for me) is that I’m not fluent in German.
The English-speaking videos I did find were about the few decks on the market and about card meanings; none actually were about how to read with the cards.
In reflecting on the Leadership card, and pertaining to this Kipper situation, I had the thought that maybe the person I’m looking for is me, that I could be posting Kipper readings.
So, for this week’s reading, I’ll be working with the Mystical Kipper by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter and Urban Trösch, the same duo who created the Mystical Lenormand (both decks are published by AGM-Urania).
Taking the deck in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking what we might expect for the week ahead.
The video below reveals the cards in the reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
Just like I do with Lenormand, I’ll be working with a Line of 5 layout.
The cards I’ve pulled for the week are: A Long Way, Marriage Card, A Journey, Rich Good Gentleman, and A Change.
A Journey is a card that can be about travel and transportation, so the focus might be about an actual trip.
I’m taking into account the more metaphorical aspect of the card and suggest the focus is about our life journeys, and the progress we’re making.
With that in mind, A Journey is asking us to consider where we are in relation to where we might want to be in our lives.
Looking at the Line
And since I mentioned “relation,” that’s a nice way to move to the cards immediately flanking A Journey, which are Marriage Card and Rich Good Gentleman.
Marriage Card might take into account keeping a promise, and honoring a vow or contract (as a marriage has been considered a contractual agreement in the past).
Direction is very important when reading with the Kipper, and it’s interesting to note the ship on A Journey is facing Marriage Card, suggesting Marriage Card + A Journey can be talking about the progression of a commitment or partnership, as well as being about a couple going on a trip together.
Rich Good Gentleman is a person card, and can represent a young man; he can be a son, a brother, nephew, or cousin. With the Marriage Card, he might be related to a married couple, or is a married man himself.
I also read Rich Good Gentleman as a man involved in business and finance, so Marriage Card + Rich Good Gentleman can refer to a business partnership.
The young man on the card is playing chess, and I read this as having a strategy (contemplating his next move on the board).
If we consider A Journey to be about progress, this aspect of Rich Good Gentleman suggests that if we’re considering where we want to go in the future, what’s the strategy—the plan—that that will take us there?
And what are we willing to “invest” (rich = money = investment) in that plan?
A Long Way is a card of patience, of going the distance, of things coming “down the road.”
As the first card in the line, A Long Way can suggest a situation that’s been going on for some time (it’s a timing card dubbed “2 years patience”), which would then reinforce the possibility of A Journey being about progress.
A Long Way + Marriage Card can be read as patience (A Long Way) with a commitment (Marriage Card), or a long-term commitment.
The pairing could also suggest a long-distance relationship (which would be reinforced by A Journey, as possibly being overseas), and then A Journey might refer to how that relationship will progress, given that distance.
Rich Good Gentleman + A Change could be read as a young man facing a change in circumstances in the future, as the man on the card is facing the direction of A Change.
What could be changing for him? It might have to do with a commitment or business partnership he’s been involved in for some time (A Long Way + Marriage Card, both behind him in the line).
Another possibility is that he’s been traveling (A Journey) for business (Rich Good Gentleman) and it’s having an impact on a significant relationship (Marriage Card).
Whatever the venture (A Journey) we’re embarking on this week, we’re being called to be patient (A Long Way), to have a plan (Rich Good Gentleman), and to also be flexible and adaptable (A Change) if need be.
Hope you have a week of smooth sailing!