Working with both the Lenormand and The Illuminated Tarot for the past few weeks got me to want to try my hand at a different cartomancy system for this week’s reading.
And I decided on Kipper.
So, with that in mind, I’ll be working with the Mystical Kipper by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter and Urban Trösch (published by AGM-Urania).
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: Pleasant Letter, Good Gentleman, Rich Good Gentleman, Gloomy Thoughts, and High Honors.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Rich Good Gentleman.
Rich Good Gentleman is a person card, and can represent a young man; he can be a son, a brother, nephew, or cousin; this could suggest a situation where this type of person plays a central (center of the line) role.
I also read Rich Good Gentleman as a man involved in business and finance. This can again suggest a man connected to either business or finance (or both) will play a central role (a “middle man,” perhaps?), or that we’ll be focusing on business or money matters this week.
The young man on the card is playing chess, and I read this as having a strategy (contemplating his next move on the board).
This aspect of Rich Good Gentleman suggests that if we’re considering where we want to go in the future in the “game of life,” what’s the strategy—the plan—that we’ll take to get us there?
And what are we willing to “invest” (rich = money = investment) in that plan?
Looking at the Line
Looking at the cards immediately flanking Rich Good Gentleman, we have Good Gentleman and Gloomy Thoughts, as they can offer more about the focus (Rich Good Gentleman).
Like Rich Good Gentleman, Good Gentleman is a person card, so we have a situation that potentially involves two people.
While Rich Good Gentleman represents someone younger, Good Gentleman can point to someone more mature (think “older and wiser”).
If these people are related, Good Gentleman might be the uncle or grandfather to Rich Good Gentleman.
Good Gentleman can suggest a person who is like a benefactor, and that would fit if Rich Good Gentleman is more about business or finance than referring to a relative.
Kipper is a system that relies heavily on directional cues, and with that in mind, Good Gentleman and Rich Good Gentleman have their backs to one another in the line.
The first possibility with this dynamic is that the two men are in a state of disagreement, not able to see their situation the same way.
Another possibility is that of rejection (turning their backs on each other) or note that their relationship (whether familial or otherwise) is a thing of the past for each person, and they now have their sights on other interest (the cards each of them are facing).
And that’s a nice way to move to Gloomy Thoughts, a card that Rich Good Gentleman is facing.
For me, Gloomy Thoughts is a card that can indicate a confused state of mind, a sense of uncertainty and doubt.
With Rich Good Gentleman facing Gloomy Thoughts, the pairing could suggest the young man’s next move (the chess pieces on the board) is somewhat uncertain, or that he has some doubts about it.
Going with the image, which has a figure standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean, a possibility could be that the young man is “on edge,” to some degree, about his predicament.
And that’s just the opposite with Good Gentleman + Gloomy Thoughts, which depicts Good Gentleman putting a troubling circumstance behind him.
Moving to the outer cards, we have Pleasant Letter and High Honors.
Pleasant Letter is the card that Good Gentleman faces. Pleasant Letter is a card of news, messages, and communication, and this can be in any form: written correspondence, a phone call, a text message, an e-mail, even a voice mail.
And the word “pleasant” implies good news, so with Good Gentleman facing Pleasant Letter, the possible meaning is that this man will be on the receiving end of some form of good news.
If we pair Pleasant Letter with the card on the opposite end of the line, High Honors, we might get some idea about the nature of this good news.
High Honors is a card of honor and recognition, so this news or message might be written or verbal praise. It could also be an actual award on paper, like a diploma, certificate, or an “honorary” mention.
High Honors can point toward career, which would make sense if we look at Rich Good Gentleman as business, and planning the next move. High Honors would then point toward possible career advancement, perhaps in the form of a promotion (receiving an elevation of status and position).
As the final card in the line, it bodes well for Rich Good Gentleman as he “moves” beyond the uncertainty of Gloomy Thoughts.
I always note the window on High Honors, with the light coming in through it. In this case, it’s like getting that “ray of light” during a potentially dark and stormy moment.
Will we be able to “see the light” during a “dark night” this week?
I guess time will tell…
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