Getting immersed in playing cards again has also really gotten me back into the other systems of cartomancy I enjoy.
You saw that last week when I posted a Lenormand reading, which I hadn’t done in a while.
I’m keeping with that, as I feel led to work with Kipper cards for this week’s reading, again not having worked with them in a while (and actually longer than Lenormand).
The deck I’m going to work with this week is the Mystical Kipper by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter, with artwork by Urban Trösch (and it’s published by AGM-Urania).
So, 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: Military Person, Living Room, Bereavement, A Journey, and Rich Girl.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Bereavement.
Bereavement can refer to things coming to an end, that something is being completed. I also read Bereavement as closure and something being finalized or becoming final.
Bereavement can also suggest that changes and transitions will be what we focus on this week.
When I first started studying and reading Kipper, I learned from a traditional Kipper reader that Bereavement is a “master card,” and therefore can have a greater significance when it appears in a reading.
Because of that aspect of the card, I’m also feeling inclined to add that the focus of the week will be how we handle changes and transitions, how we handle completing and finalizing things, whether it’s in one specific area, or in a more general sense.
Looking at the Line
Looking at the cards immediately flanking Bereavement, we have Living Room and A Journey, as they can offer more about the focus (Bereavement).
Living Room is a card that can suggest personal space, privacy, and intimacy. Living Room + Bereavement can suggest a limited or restricted space, or that privacy has been limited or restricted.
The pairing can also suggest that intimacy (closeness) has come to an end.
A Journey is a card that denotes travel and transportation. Bereavement + A Journey might suggest the limitation and restriction of travel in the future, or the end of a journey.
Going with the implication earlier about how we handle changes and transitions this week, the pairing might be a form of encouragement, suggesting the possible end (Bereavement) of being in a rut (Bereavement), and being able to move forward (A Journey) in the journey of life (A Journey), as A Journey can also indicate progress, advancement, and moving forward.
Whatever the case may be, Living Room + A Journey can suggest personal travel, meaning that the movement or progress made may very well be a “trip for one.”
Moving to the outer cards, we have Military Person and Rich Girl.
The first thing that I notice with these cards is that they are people/person cards; Kipper is a divination system that makes reference to additional people, aside from the male and female significators or protagonists.
These cards can represent actual people, but I also tend to read them as aspects of ourselves, offering us ways to approach the situations being highlighted by the surrounding cards.
With that in mind, Military Person can actually refer to a person in the military, or someone in law enforcement. Military Person can also refer to a service professional who wears a uniform.
As an approach, I read Military Person as being ordered, disciplined and regimented, following rules and regulations to the letter. As the first card in the line, this approach could be what’s triggering or initiating the change and transition suggested by Bereavement.
Military Person + Bereavement, in that sense, can suggest an official change, as well as offering that being regimented as led to some form of limitation or restriction.
With Living Room between the two, there may be the possibility of closely guarding (Military Person) one’s privacy (Living Room), and in doing so, creating more restriction (Bereavement) than space (Living Room).
And that could be bringing Rich Girl into the mix, as this card can represent someone younger in age; this could be a daughter, a younger sister, a cousin, a niece, keeping with the idea that Living Room can mean someone we’re living with.
And when Military Person and Rich Girl are paired, note the body language: each person is looking away from the other, suggesting a possible disagreement—perhaps over the rules of the home and someone coming down hard as a disciplinarian?
Rich Girl, like Military Person, also offers a possible approach this week, and hers is about being carefree and joyful.
And, is it any wonder that the two aren’t facing each other, with such different approaches to life—and its changes and transitions (Bereavement)?
Perhaps that’s a message about going to extremes in life; in looking at the ways we approach things with such regimentation—and other things with such abandon. Maybe this is a week to find the middle between the two extremes.
With A Journey falling in line next to Rich Girl, a possible meaning could be a creative journey that allows us to find the joy that was once lost (Bereavement), that we emerge from the rut (Bereavement) with a sense or revitalization, being able to see the beauty (Rich Girl) life has to offer.
And, on that note, I’ll officially bring my Kipper card reading for the week to a close.
Here’s hoping you have a beautiful week!
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This reading very appropos for me.
There are only a few people I can share my living room with because I am not in the main stream of thought and yet I appear to be. I have given up more of my old ways again and put them to rest.
Physically I am going to be traveling. I’m going to see my daughter this coming week and it will be in emotional experience too because of the newborn baby. The young girl is not only my daughter and grandchild, but it is my younger inner self that I am making way for.
In other words, becoming more creative.
I have given up the rigidity of the male mind to make way for more fun youthful ideas and activities. To be on the sea of consciousness as on the ship and exploring more ways along that line.
P.S. I like your new change in putting to rest your old table cloth.
Paula Strong “In the Service of the Heart🌹” http://www.childadvancement.com
Thanks so much for checking out the reading, and for sharing all the connections you were able to relate with. And congratulations on the arrival of your granddaughter! 😀
P. S. I’m not sure I understand what you mean about the tablecloth.
In the videos, I tend to change out the table cover from time-to-time, and the one in the video was chosen because I felt it matched the backs of the cards (I can be weird like that).
If you meant the color block table cover that’s been featured in more recent videos, it hasn’t been retired. It’s actually my newest one, and I got it because it matches a painting on the wall in the room perfectly. So it will be back.
I had to laugh…right before I was notified of your comment, I literally had just said to myself how much I love that cloth… Go figure… 😉
To add to my other response, the living room looks like mine. The dark wood on the right, the cat on the blue chair, the white chair and white table leading to a window in the background!!! I like the 5 card with the middle one being the significator.
Paula Strong “In the Service of the Heart🌹” http://www.childadvancement.com
How interesting that the image on the Living Room card matches your own so closely! The visual really makes the “personal space” aspect of the card relative to you, doesn’t it? 😉
And I’m glad you like the Line of 5 layout; I find it works well with Lenormand and Kipper for these general readings.