The Ancient Art Of Cartomancy – Part Two by Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430
A park of cards as you probably will know consists of 52 cards. These are divided into four different suits, hearts, diamonds clubs and spades. Each suit has 13 cards, an ace, two, three, four, five six, seven, eight, nine, ten, knave, Queen and King. People usually call them ordinary playing cards to differentiate them from the Tarot cards.
However, they do reflect the Universe, in time and symbolically and numerically as I will explain. It is this link with time that reveals the past the present and the future. So, the 52 cards represent the 52 weeks in the year. The four suits represent the four seasons.
The four suits also symbolize the four elements of nature. Which is air, fire, water, and earth. Maybe they are now known as intuition, intelligence, compassion, and depression.
The four suits have a unique characteristic of their own, representing spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Air, fire, water, and earth they are four weeks in a lunar month, the four parts of a day, and the four stages of a lifetime. That is infancy, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Also represent the four basic characteristics, intuition, intelligence compassion and depression.
The ace of each suit represents the first week of its corresponding season. Kings rule the second week. Queens the third week and so on. With the two’s ruling the last week of the season.
The first week of Cartomancy year is 1 March to 7 March and is ruled by the first card in the pack, that is the ace of diamonds.
The last week in this year is 22 February to 28 February and is rules by the 2 of spades the last and lowest in the pack.
The joker rules the extra leap year day.
More next month after you have digested this!