One of the joys I have with presenting the Oracle Outlook is the different types of decks and systems I get to work and read with.
This year, I’ve seen myself getting more immersed in cartomancy with Lenormand, Kipper, and now Sibilla (see my previous post).
And those have come from returning to the system that started it all for me: playing cards.
And that led to this week’s deck selection: the Origins playing cards by Rick Davidson.
I got wind of this deck through a cardist on YouTube (David of “Magic Orthodoxy”); the appeal of this deck is that Rick extensively researched the history of the playing card deck, and his artwork (most notably on the face cards) is a reworking of French artist Pierre Marechal, circa 1567.
So, it’s exciting to have a deck that pays homage to the history of playing cards in my collection to read with.
And now, moving into the reading, I’m taking the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking the general question, “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”
This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
After shuffling the deck, I pulled three cards for this week’s reading.
The first card, opening the reading up for the week, is the Jack of Diamonds.
The Jack of Diamonds, being a face card, can represent an approach we’re being asked to consider taking this week.
Diamonds is a suit of material possessions, so I read the Jack of Diamonds as financial transactions and how we handle money. Being the first card, a possible message is to monitor our money, and being led and guided as to how to be more responsible with our finances.
Another possibility lies in the Jack of Diamonds being associated with the sign of Virgo (at least for me), and, because of that, it can be connected to health and health-related services. I used to word “monitor” earlier, and it might very well be that we’re being called to be observant as to what we can do to better serve ourselves with regard to our physical well-being.
This Jack, for me, can represent slow and steady progress, so it could mean that it might be time to slow down a tad from the busyness of life.
And since I mentioned progress, the Jack of Diamonds wants us to remember that anything we set our minds to this week will progress gradually. And if you happen to be a tad bit on the impatient side (like yours truly), and want things to happen rightnow, remind yourself of this adage: Slow progress is still progress.
The next card can offer more insight, so moving on, we have the King of Clubs.
With the King of Clubs, we have another face card, so another approach to consider taking as we move through the week.
Clubs is the suit of work and business, so with the Jack of Diamonds, there’s the possibility of financial transactions centering on work and business. The King of Clubs can be an entrepreneur, so it could be that a business person (King) is being paid (Jack of Diamonds) for his or her professional services (Jack of Diamonds + King of Clubs).
One type of service might be spiritually-based; if you notice, the King is holding a sphere with a cross on it, representing the spiritual world, if you will. The King of Clubs can refer to not just a business leader, but also a spiritual leader.
With that in mind, the Jack of Diamonds, for me, can represent a reader, as this is a card of the student. But a reader can also be a pun for a card reader (like yours truly). And, this Jack can represent an angel and angel messages (Jacks being messengers), so the possibility here can be an angel card reader.
So, a person may be embarking on taking classes on business and/or entrepreneurship, so he or she can increase his or her earning potential; or, a person can be taking courses with a spiritual leader/professional on a spiritual type of service (like angel card readings).
Before leaving the King of Clubs, let’s take a moment and note that both he and the Jack of Diamonds are facing each other. This visual can be read one of two ways:
- Two people will be seeing “eye to eye” over a matter; or
- Two people will be “facing off” over a situation.
This can suggest, in a general sense, to be mindful of how we show up in our interactions with others this week: Will we choose to be co-operative–or combative?
Whichever the case, the combo of Diamonds + Clubs says things can be worked out successfully—perhaps with a little effort on the side of each party.
Rounding out our reading, the last card for this week is the 8 of Clubs.
We have another card from the suit of Clubs, making this what I call “ruling majority.” So the energy of this week will focus on work and business, which could be in the literal sense, or the metaphorical (“business of life”) sense.
This suggests that whatever we put our efforts into working on, we’ll see success gradually.
The 8, in this regard, is a number of organization, so incremental success happens with a sense of structure, order, and self-discipline.
The 8 is a number of abundance, and brings us back to the message the Jack of Diamonds had about money and financial transactions this week; the 8 is associated with the circulatory system, and financial transactions help to circulate money.
The 8 is also a number that represents the entrepreneur, just like the King of Clubs, so there may be some movement for someone this week, on his or her journey from being an employee (Jack of Diamonds) to the head of his or her own company (King of Clubs).
For the (angel) card reader, the 8 of Clubs is a great card to show up, as it can represent messages from the Infinite (8 being the number on infinity, when turned on its side). The 8 is a number of power, so insights received from Spirit may be quite powerful indeed.
And, along those lines, this thought just came to me: No matter what we engage in this week (Jack of Diamonds), if we stay connected to Source, the greatest power there is (King of Clubs holding the sphere with the cross), and take action (Clubs) on the inspired ideas and insights we receive (8 of Clubs), we can produce some powerful results (8 of Clubs at the end of the line).
On that note, I’ll end here and wrap up this week’s Outlook.
Have an awesome week!