Last month, I presented my first Kipper card reading in this space. To my pleasant surprise, the reading was well-received, given that most people don’t seem familiar with the Kipper system (or at least that’s how it seems to me).
That supportive and encouraging reception inspired and motivated me to give the Kipper cards another go-round this week.
So, for this week’s reading, I’ll be working with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti (while there’s now a mass-market edition of the deck by U. S. Games, I’m using my personally monogrammed copy of the first, self-published edition).
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: Coffin, House, Distant Horizons, Family Room, and Official Person.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Distant Horizons.
My first go-to association with this card is spirituality, so, as the central card, we’re being asked to consider focusing on our spirituality in some way. I see this card as a request to listen to our intuition this week.
Another possibility with Distant Horizons is to consider our hopes, wishes, and dreams this week, which would make sense, as that might be on the minds of most people, given that we’re now in a new year.
Distant Horizons can be asking us to consider what actions we can take to move those hopes, wishes, and dreams forward, bringing them one step closer to becoming realized.
Looking at the Line
Looking at the cards immediately flanking Distant Horizons, we have House and Family Room.
As the cards that can offer more about the focus (Distant Horizons), both House and Family Room ask us to take a look at our personal lives.
House can specifically refer to a house or home, and is most often associated with a family home. House is about the people we share living space with, those who live under the same roof.
With Distant Horizons being spirituality, the message here can suggest becoming more spiritual, either as an individual, or that a family is becoming more spiritual in some way (perhaps attending the same “spiritual home”).
Either way, House is a card that’s about becoming more comfortable with who you are personally, and that might take a spiritual focus this week.
I work from home, so with that in mind, House can also be about a home business; with Distant Horizons, it could mean that the home business has a spiritual focus (like mine does, being a card reader).
It could also be that there’s a hope, wish, or dream of being able to work from home.
We bring things in a bit more with Family Room, as this is a card of personal space and privacy.
With House, Family Room can suggest a family becoming closer, more connected. It can also mean there’s the hope and wish (Distant Horizons) for everyone in a family to have his or her own “space,” and to respect each other’s privacy.
That slant on things being private can also suggest that “family business” remains private; it makes me think of the expression “what happens in this house stays in this house.”
With Distant Horizons as spiritual focus, House and Family Room can suggest creating space (Family Room) in the home (House) for a daily spiritual practice. Distant Horizons + Family Room can be a call for “sacred space,” like an altar or a space for meditation.
If we consider House + Distant Horizons to refer to a spiritually-based home business, Family Room would then suggest a personal space in the home for that work. In my home, I have a dedicated space for seeing clients, and that’s the only activity that takes place in that room.
Moving to the outer cards, we have Coffin and Official Person.
Coffin, starting out the line, can refer to things coming to an end, that something is being completed. I also read Coffin as closure and something being finalized or becoming final.
With Coffin next to House, this can suggest the closing on an actual house, or that there’s an ending of some kind that we’re becoming more comfortable with (House being a card of comfort).
Coffin can suggest limitation and restriction, or a tight space; with House (and Family Room as well), the cards could be talking about a house with limited space, with a hope or wish (Distant Horizons) for something with more space, possibly for storage (Coffin being storage and storage boxes or containers).
From a spiritual perspective, Coffin + Distant Horizons can be suggesting that our sleep dreams may offer personal (House + Family Room) guidance this week.
Official Person, at the end of the line, is the only person card to appear in the reading. As a person, Official Person can represent someone in the military, as well as someone who works with law or law enforcement, if you consider official representing an officer or someone who holds an “office.”
Official Person can also represent someone in a service profession who wears an uniform (an “official” look or attire).
I sometimes read the people cards in Kipper the way I read the Court Cards in Tarot, and that is as aspects of ourselves (which comes from my work with dreams and having a psychology background). In the case of Official Person, it can mean having a “rules and regulations” approach, of being ordered and disciplined.
So, Official Person can represent bringing more order and discipline to one’s personal life or that there’s a need for order and discipline if one is considering working from home. If that’s the case, what are the “rules” for other members in the house during “working” hours?
If not about an actual person, Official Person, for me, suggests something being made “official.”
The Ending Note
And to that end, Coffin + Official Person can be read as an official ending. Official Person suggests that, whatever we embark on, by week’s end, something becomes “official.”
And, on that note, I’ll officially bring my Kipper card reading for the week to a close.
Hope your wishes and dreams come true this week!
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