And, as I contemplated this, I also realized this is the last Oracle Outlook for the year. With that in mind, I thought about the deck I wanted to work with this week, and I decided on a deck that surprised me this year: the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards (published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.).
The reason is that this deck was a recommendation made by one of the people who watch the video presentation of the readings, and wasn’t one I would’ve considered otherwise.
Now that I have it, and have been working with it since posting that initial reading, I’ve found that it’s really been growing on me. I find it to be a unique system in and of itself, and that makes it reading with it really fun.
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:
The cards for the week are: Queen of Spades, 4 of Hearts, King of Hearts, 8 of Spades, and 9 of Diamonds.
The King of Hearts is a face card, which can suggest the possibility of a man playing a central part or role as the week unfolds. Typically, this King is known as the family man, and can represent a loving husband, father or father-figure.
A face card, if not pertaining to a specific person, can also be read as an approach we’re being asked to consider adopting. In the case of the King of Hearts, we’re being asked to approach situations and experiences this week with a sense of calm, of being cool and collected.
This is because the King of Hearts can suggest emotional control and mastery.
And that makes sense when we bring in the symbol of Hand in Hand, which can talk about commitments made that involve other people. Hand in Hand symbolizes introductions, meetings, appointments, and agreements.
Looking at the Line
Starting off the line, we have the Queen of Spades, another face card, which serves to reinforce what was said about interactions with other people, resulting in a need to maintain control of feelings and emotions.
And this is because the suit of Spades can point to challenges, blocks, and problems, perhaps making the Queen of Spades a problematic or difficult woman.
She’s an interesting dichotomy to the King of Hearts, in that she can represent a divorced or separated woman (while the King is married).
She can also represent a woman with a decision needing to be made regarding a problem.
Again, if this isn’t about a specific person, then this card could suggest the need (on our part) to make a decision that will solve a problem. Since this card is also about divorce or separation, we may need to consider if there are any people, situations, conditions, and circumstances we need to divorce or separate ourselves from.
The symbol on the card is Cupid, and this can suggest desire. I would read the combination as suggesting we may need to make some decisions about the things we believe are blocking us from what we desire and long for in our lives, especially as this week brings 2017 to a close.
The 4 of Hearts, to me, is a card of emotional stability, so this further adds to the King of Hearts being emotional control.
This card is also known as the “marriage bed” card, suggesting a relationship that is forming, possibly becoming more intimate. This may actually be part of a conversation between two parties, as this card sits between the Queen of Spades and the King of Hearts. There may be talk about the state of a marriage, or two people are talking about building on the foundation established in their relationship.
Either way, the 4 of Hearts suggests both parties feeling comfortable sharing their feelings.
And that leads to Fish, the symbol on the card. Typically I read Fish as money, but, given the context, I will read it as depth, keeping with the idea of intimacy from the 4 of Hearts.
Moving to the other side of the King of Hearts, we have the 8 of Spades. Now we have two Spades along with two Hearts in the line, suggesting a possible conflict with how we think (Spades) and how we feel (Hearts) about a particular situation or experience.
The 8 of Spades turning up can first suggest a block (being a Spades card). My go-to meaning for 8 of Spades is an investigation, which metaphorically can mean taking a closer look at a situation.
If we consider Hearts to be feelings, emotions, and relationships, having two Spades bookend the two Hearts can suggest an emotional difficulty, perhaps even a problematic relationship, which serves to reinforce earlier points made along the same lines.
And the symbol Mountain refers to a challenge, block, or setback, much like its Spades counterpart.
Hand in Hand + Mountain could be read as a challenging commitment, or that a commitment becomes challenging.
Being a red card at the end of the line can suggest a positive outcome, but not without some challenges and difficulties (the Spades).
And the emotional outlooks associated with Diamonds are patience and persistence, which would make sense.
That aspect is important to consider as the 9 of Diamonds can refer to one’s attitude about life and experiences.
And that brings us to the symbol on the card, Heart, a symbol that can talk about feelings, emotions, love and romance, again highlighting points that have been mentioned previously.
Mountain + Heart can be read as an emotional challenge or an emotional block. Mountain, to me, says yes, there is a challenge—but it’s not insurmountable. It can be overcome in time.
And perhaps, on a more positive note, Mountain + Heart can suggest the challenge (Mountain) can be overcome with love (Heart).
How does that feel?
On that note, I’ll bring the final Oracle Outlook of 2017 to a close. I want to thank you for sharing this space with me throughout the year, and I look forward to sharing this space with you again in 2018.