I’ve noticed that people seem to be really enjoying my working with the Kadar Fortune Cards (by Christopher J. Gould of Magic Tao), so I thought I’d pull them out again and deal some cards for this week’s reading.
Taking the deck in hand, and shuffling the cards, I’m 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: 10 of Clubs, Ace of Clubs, 5 of Clubs, 3 of Clubs, 6 of Spades.
The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is the 5 of Clubs.
With Clubs being the suit of work and business, the 5 of Clubs can suggest changes on those fronts. There may be a change in jobs, or a return to the working world. There could be a change in business activity; with the card in the middle of the line, there could be either an increase or decrease in business (being in the middle of the line, it could go “either way”).
With the 5 being associated with the hand (think five fingers on a hand), the 5 of Clubs can suggest working with one’s hands, and could therefore represent physical and manual labor.
If not in the literal working/business sense, then the 5 of Clubs can point to working out, and therefore physical exercise. There may be a focus on putting effort (work) into physical fitness.
Circling back to a change in work, the 5 of Clubs can also talk about going on a job interview, so there may a focus on one’s interviewing skills this week.
And finally, the 5 of Clubs can suggest that, in the “business of life,” we have be rolling up our sleeves and putting effort into getting (more) organized this week.
Looking at the Line
Starting off the line, we have the 10 of Clubs, repeating the theme of effort being put into work or business, in the literal or metaphorical sense.
With Clubs being business, the 10 of Clubs, in particular, is the “small business” card, suggesting the possibility of going into business for oneself. With the 5 of Clubs being a change in business, this may be where that idea of either an increase or decrease in business was in reference to.
One of two possible scenarios come to mind: Either someone is putting effort into breaking away from the working world by starting a small business (10 of Clubs at the “start” of the line), or there’s the possibility of returning to the working world, after having been in business for oneself (ordering of the cards, with 10 of Clubs coming before the 5 of Clubs, and the 5 of Clubs referencing a job interview).
The 10 of Clubs is also a travel card, so there’s the possibility of a business trip, or that a trip is being made to handle some business (or a personal kind), in an effort to complete or finalize something.
If we consider the idea that the 5 of Clubs is talking about putting effort into getting organized, the 10 of Clubs might suggest having a lot of work to do in that regard.
Between the 10 of Clubs and the 5 of Clubs, we have the Ace of Clubs, making this the third consecutive card from the Clubs suit to appear in the line—again, reinforcing this idea of effort being put into work or business.
With regard to work, the Ace of Clubs suggests the potential and possibility of new work, which would reinforce the job interview aspect of the 5 of Clubs; the ordering of the cards would suggest the possible new job appearing on the scene, leading to a job interview or a job change.
With regard to business, the Ace of Clubs would suggest the start of a business, reinforcing the 10 of Clubs being small business, and going into business for oneself.
With the 10 of Clubs representing a possible business trip, the Ace of Clubs takes on a different meaning: legal paperwork and documentation. This could be as simple as getting a passport (travel documents) or working visa, or as complex as a legal agreement, such as a contract. These aspects would also fit with the 10 of Clubs talking about completing and finalizing something.
Having an Ace follow a 10 of the same suit can suggest moving through a period of transition, as the 10 can represent endings, and the Ace can represent beginnings.
Moving to the other side of the 5 of Clubs, we have the 3 of Clubs, yet another card from the suit of Clubs.
With this card, we get a signal about the possibility of our efforts paying off, as the 3 of Clubs can indicate the beginning stages of success, with the 3 being a number associated with growth and development, and increase and expansion.
For the person going into business, the 3 of Clubs following the 5 of Clubs could suggest an increase in business (remember I talked about business activity either increasing or decreasing); typically the 3 can suggest a small increase—but, hey, an increase, no matter its size, is still an increase.
For the person changing jobs, the 3 of Clubs keeps the storyline going: the Ace of Clubs was the potential for a new job; the 5 of Clubs was the interview for that new job; and the 3 of Clubs can then suggest on-the-job training.
If we consider the business travel aspect of the 10 of Clubs, and the contractual aspect of the Ace of Clubs, the 3 of Clubs can suggest something in writing, as it’s known as the “writer” card. What comes to mind is the idea of “signing on the dotted line.”
And that brings us to the final card in the line, the 6 of Spades, which breaks the streak the suit of Clubs had going this week. I will note, though, that the 6 of Spades seems to have its own pattern going, as it tends to turn up in these playing card readings a lot.
The 6 of Spades can turn up to suggest that a situation is coming to an end once and for all, and with that, it’s time to move on. We had that reflected in the card that mirrors the 6 of Spades, the 10 of Clubs, which is a “journey” card.
A Spades card at the end of a line can suggest a block, and with all the Clubs coming before suggesting working our way into a problem.
The 6 is a number associated with responsibility, making the 6 of Spades potentially an issue of being irresponsible as part of the problem. If other people are a part of the problem, someone may not be accepting responsibility for his or her contribution to either the problem—or the solution.
And that could lead into another meaning I have for the 6 of Spades: a difficult conversation. There may be a need to discuss a problem or difficulty; another possibility would be that the difficult conversation may be about getting rid of “dead wood” and ending a matter once and for all.
I ended the video presentation of the reading on a particular note, which I’ll repeat here: At the core of the line, the question to ponder is, “What work or effort would you be willing to put into resolving a situation and bringing it to a close once and for all—and in doing so, allow you to move on?”
Wishing you the best in all your journeys (in whatever form they may take) this week,