A couple weeks back, when I last did a Kipper card reading in this space, I shared that I had received requests for more Kipper-related content. And during the time I posted that reading, as well as a video demonstration of a Cross Spread using Kipper cards, more requests came in (definite proof of the Law of Attraction at work, I’d say).
So I thought I’d do another Kipper card reading this week, and I’ll be working with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti (and published by U. S. Games Systems Inc.) once again.
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 when I read with Lenormand in this space, I’ll be working with a Line of 5 layout.
The cards I’ve pulled for the week are: Main Male, Imprisonment, Child, Court House, and Expectation.
Focus of the Reading
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Child.
Child is a card that can refer to an actual child, so there may be a focus on a child or children for parents this week. That makes sense considering Halloween is this week (at least here in the States); even more local to me is the Coastal Carolina Fair, an annual event that takes place this time of the year.
If you’re like me, and you don’t happen to have any children, then I read Child as the start of something, or something in its beginning stages.
The surrounding cards will tell us more about what could be starting up or beginning, so let’s take a look at them now.
Looking at the Line
Looking at the cards immediately flanking Child, we have Imprisonment and Court House.
Imprisonment is a card that can refer to limitation and restriction (if you consider the size of a prison cell), so Imprisonment + Child can suggest the beginning stage of some form of limitation or restriction.
If we consider Child to be an actual child, then the pairing might be talking about limitation or restriction that centers on a Child (Child as center card), or that a child is on “restriction,” which might suggest a form of punishment.
Imprisonment, traditionally titled “Prison,” can also refer to a tall building, and in that context, reminds me of Tower in Lenormand; in that case, Imprisonment can also suggest separation, isolation, withdrawal, and being alone (like solitary confinement).
Imprisonment + Child could then be read as a state of isolation is new or about to begin.
Court House, on the opposite side of Child, can suggest a possible legal matter, or that a decision needs to be made; it’s a card that speaks to administrative procedures, legal disputes, court cases, the law, justice, and verdicts being rendered.
Child + Court House could be read as the beginning of a legal matter or dispute, or a legal matter that involves a child.
As I consider Imprisonment, the legal dispute may concern limitation or restriction with a child, perhaps a case of being separated from a child or limited visitation with a child.
And that leads to Main Male, the first of the two outer cards in the line.
Main Male is a significator card, and therefore refers to a man playing a significant role (playing on the word “significator”) in the situation.
Starting off the line, this could literally be read as the situation starts with him. Kipper focuses heavily on directional cues, and in this case, Main Male has his back to the other cards in the line, suggesting things in his past.
Main Male in front of Imprisonment can suggest a man having to deal with a limitation or restriction from his past, or that the situation has already begun (Child being beginning).
Main Male + Child could refer to a man and his child, and with Imprisonment being between the two, can suggest he’s separated from his child.
As a result, he may have begun (Child) legal proceedings (Court House) to see his child (Main Male not facing Child) in the future (Main Male having no cards in front of him).
Expectation, rounding out the line this week, can indicate a waiting period, a sense of anticipation and expectancy, and a need for patience.
Keeping with the directional cue in the card, the woman in the image is facing left, looking out the window at Court House. This would imply waiting for a decision to be made involving a dispute, one possibly legal in nature.
And with that, the cards point this out: If there is a legal matter just getting started (Child + Court House), there won’t be an immediate verdict; Expectation, as the final card, can suggest a possible wait time of up to three months.
Can Main Male wait that long (Main Male + Expectation)? Perhaps—or perhaps he’s waited long enough already (Expectation behind him in the line, and on the other side)…
And on that note, I’ll bring this week’s reading to a close.
Hope you have a great week,
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