Within the past few days, I got a couple new playing card decks (and one of them I’ve already put to work, which I share in the latest post over on my business blog), and because of that, I wanted to work some playing card magic with this week’s reading.
I really wanted to work with my copy of Jennifer Kast’s Caravan of SEE’ers Fortune Telling Playing Cards in this space (I have the “Cartomancer” edition).
You may remember that I worked with her 1889 Lenormand Oracle some time ago, and it was met with a very positive response (one viewer even went and got his own copy after watching the video).
Because of such enthusiasm, I thought I’d share another one of her creations.
So, 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.
For me, the suit of Clubs is associated with work and business, so there may be situations we’re “working” through on the job or employment front this week.
The 8 is a number I associate with power, so there may be situations where we’re dealing with external power (meaning people in “power,” such as bosses, managers, and supervisors); another possibility is tapping into our personal power (inner strength) to handle the work that needs to get done.
With that, the 8 can suggest that organization is required (think structuring, re-structuring, and discipline), or that the work involves an organization (and that would bring back in management types).
The 8 is also the number of the entrepreneur, so there may be work needing to be done with regard to a self-employment venture, or making the shift (the 8 can suggest a change in status and movement) from employee to entrepreneur (and possibly, employer).
And if you’re in the position of not having to punch a clock, and you’re not dipping your toes into the entrepreneurial waters, the suit of Clubs can be coming up suggesting doing your work in the business of life this week.
I’m looking at the silhouette on the card, which looks to me like a man staring out into the horizon, his hand forming a visor over his eyes so he can see what’s ahead.
From an emotional outlook, Clubs, as a suit, can suggest frustration and impatience, so that might be what’s being worked on (developing patience), especially if you’re in a position of waiting for something to arrive or show up in your life.
In the lower half of the card, there’s a scene that looks as if someone is communicating with another person. The 8 of Clubs highlights communications, as the suit of Clubs can also represent being social and social activity, so an additional message may be to pay attention to the social interactions we have with others this week—that may be the area where we need to do some work.
We have the appearance of another card from the suit of Clubs, reinforcing the possibility of working on situations with job and employment.
The first thing that catches my eye is there’s a numerical sequence; we move from 8 to 7, suggesting a decrease of some kind.
If we consider that business is a pun for busy-ness, then the cards could be asking us to find ways to lighten our “work” load and not be so busy, as our lives seem to get busier and busier (interestingly enough, the 8 of Clubs is an internet card for me, signaling the technological times we live in, and how that adds to our sense of busy-ness—and especially if you’re in business).
The 7 is a number of spirituality, and as the center card, the 7 of Clubs can suggest a focus on the work we might need to do to bring us back to our spiritual centers this week.
On a different front, the 7 of Clubs is one of my self-employment cards, reinforcing that possibility. In this particular case, writing and teaching are professions I see with the 7 of Clubs, so there may be teaching work in the public school system that will be significant.
Another possibility is that the 7 of Clubs is encouraging one to step into his or her work as a spiritual (7) teacher. It could be that this person has written a book (the writing aspect of the card) and is now being guided to teach that material to a wider audience (remember the 8 of Clubs is an internet card, one way to reach a wider audience).
Keeping with the social aspect of the Clubs suit (notice the silhouettes of two women facing each other on the card), the 7 of Clubs can suggest a possible need to be assertive and stand up for yourself (again, this would acknowledge the 8 as a number of personal power).
If need be, how can you assert yourself in a way that allows you to be heard (going back to the silhouettes in the bottom half of the 8 of Clubs)?
And, finally, the 7 of Clubs offers this message: If you’ve been finding yourself putting a whole lot of work and effort into a situation, not seeing any changes or results, and thinking of throwing in the towel (notice the silhouette that looks resigned on the lower half of the card?), the 7 of Clubs urges you not to quit; this card offers that you have what it takes to face any challenges and adversities—and come out on top.
Consider if there’s anything you could be taught (the flip side of being the teacher the 7 of Clubs suggests) that could help you advance—and put that teaching to work for you.
All that talk about social interactions and communications with others makes sense with this card, as the 2 of Hearts is about relationships, with the 2 being a number of co-operation and harmony.
Hearts being the suit of feelings and emotions, the 2 of Hearts is about being able to share how we feel with others, as well as taking the feelings of others into account.
I tend to see the 2 of Hearts as a “mirror” card, meaning that when we relate to others, they offer us a reflection of ourselves for us to see. The 2 of Hearts is an intimacy card, meaning that we relate to others in an effort to get to know them better—but they also allow us to get to know ourselves more deeply.
So, as you move through your week, ask yourself what your interactions with others are showing you about them—but, more importantly—what are they showing you about you?
If you’re the writer/teacher I mentioned earlier, the 2 of Hearts can suggest a proposal (see the man on bended knee on the bottom half of the card?), which can suggest the possibility of a written proposal about a book needing to be worked on (Clubs).
If you’re the business person mentioned at the top of the reading, then the 2 of Hearts can point to a business relationship being formed, or that a business proposal will be made for you to consider. Will you say “yes” and accept?
No matter the specific scenario and how it plays out, this week has the potential to be one of action and increased activity (Clubs + Clubs), developing emotionally and spiritually through working on our relationships (Clubs + Hearts), and possibly seeing our efforts (Clubs) result in happy outcomes (Hearts).
And that will wrap up this week’s Outlook.
Have a wonderful week!