And I was prompted to work with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti (while there’s now a mass-market edition of the deck by U. S. Games, I’m using my personally monogrammed copy of the first, self-published edition).
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:
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: House, Thoughts, Wealthy Man, Marriage, and Gift.
Wealthy Man 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 Wealthy Man 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.
It’s interesting to note that Wealthy Man is leaning to the left, suggesting leaning more toward one possibility (left side of line) than the other (right side of line).
Looking at the Line
Looking at the cards immediately flanking Wealthy Man, we have Thoughts and Marriage, as they can offer more about the focus (Wealthy Man).
Thoughts can also point toward our thoughts about a young man playing a central role (Wealthy Man in center of line) in a situation we experience this week.
Thoughts, in its challenging sense, can represent over-thinking and over-analyzing a situation, and this could be for either the man in question, or our thinking about him.
If Wealthy Man is about business or finances, then it could be that we’re giving one, the other, or both a lot of thought, to the point of preoccupation.
On the card is an artist, and this has become one of my personal meanings for this card (I did a reading about a situation that involved my brother, and both Wealthy Man and Thoughts appeared; my brother is younger than me—and an artist); so there’s the possibility of needing to think (Thoughts) creatively (art/artist) with regard to a project (canvas on easel).
Marriage is a card of commitment, so we’re being asked to consider the people and things we commit to throughout the week.
Marriage, as a ceremony, consists of the parties involved making pledges, promises, and vows to each other as a way of setting intentions for the relationship going forward.
So, while Marriage could imply an actual wedding ceremony or the married life of a couple, in the more general sense, Marriage sends the message that this is a week to keep our promises and honor commitments—both the ones we make to and for ourselves, as well as those we make to and for others (to the level best of our ability).
With this card being next to Wealthy Man, this could be a commitment he’s directly involved in—or one that’s he’s shying away from (remember that body language).
Thoughts + Marriage could be read simply as thinking (Thoughts) about a commitment or engagement (Marriage) that involves a young man (Wealthy Man in the center).
Moving to the outer cards, we have House and Gift.
That would fit with the possibility of Wealthy Man being a family member.
With Thoughts next to House, it’s possible that a family situation will be occupying headspace, or there’s a great deal of energy spent on something related to housing.
With that possibility, House can represent real estate and property, and Wealthy Man might then take on the role of a businessman with a lucrative deal on his mind; Marriage would then be a contract or agreement with partners.
Gift can also indicate a celebration of some kind; since this card mirrors House, this could be a family celebration.
With Marriage being next to Gift, the possibility of celebrating a marriage (like an anniversary), or even being in a wedding party or attending a bridal shower or wedding reception (Gift can symbolize a party).
If Marriage is more about a commitment or an agreement being made, Gift might be a reminder about each party being willing to both give and receive within that relationship.
Regardless of the specific scenario, Gift implies a welcome surprise at the end of the week.
Hope you have a wonderful week,