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.
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).
The pairing can also suggest that intimacy (closeness) has come to an end.
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.
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?
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.
Here’s hoping you have a beautiful week!