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About the Tarot & Cartomancy Section

This section of our site is devoted to the Tarot and card readings. Since medieval times the Tarot and playing cards have fascinated the masses with occult allure. From Kings to common folk the Tarot deck has deep roots that pervaded society regardless of social class.

However, Tarot first gained popularity amongst nobility, as a parlor game called Trionfi (triumph), in Italy. The Tarot deck, then called tarocchi, appeared circa 1441 CE in the court of Filippo Maria Visconti the Duke of Milan at the time.

In this section we offer readings based on playing cards often called cartomancy as well as standard tarot readings. The Tarot readings include the Minchiate deck as well as one of the most popular of the three post Golden-Dawn decks the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (the other two being the Crowley-Harris or “Thoth" deck, and the Case-Burns-Parke or "B.O.T.A" deck) with twelve different spreads for each.

Furthermore, in addition to these free tarot readings this section also provides access to a “hybrid” tarot reading which combines Numerology with the Tarot for a more personalized spread. Unlike traditional Tarot methodologies, which seek to explore transient personal issues, combining Numerology with the Tarot deck creates a fixed set of personal Tarot cards based upon your name and birth date. Your personal set of Tarot cards is very different from a standard reading. The most evident deviation from a standard reading is that the set never changes. Cards may repeat within your set too. Moreover, while readings usually focus on transient influences and events, the cards in your personal set represent influences that will be with you through your entire life. To get your personal cards fill in the form below and select the "Show Me My Cards" button at the bottom.

What is Cartomancy?

Cartomancy is a method of divination that uses standard playing cards. During the 14th century playing cards gained popularity across Europe. These cards believed to have been brought back from the crusades where used primarily for parlor games. However, it was not long before they made their way into the fortune-telling circle. One of the most famous cartomancers was Madame Lenormand. She gave readings to very prominent people in society including the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte.

This section of the site contains a playing card reading with several different spreads. These spreads resemble standard tarot spreads; however, the most popular cartomancy methodologies like “seven up” and “the wheel of fortune” are unique to playing cards. For reference, we include the “seven up” method and card meanings below the automated oracle spread selection so that if you care to try a reading at home using standard playing cards you may.

How to do a Playing Card Reading: An Instructional Reference

Instructions for an at Home Playing Card Reading using the "7 UP" Method:

First, you will need a standard deck of playing cards. Take the cards and remove the cards numbered two through six in all four suits. Next, shuffle the cards while you concentrate on your question.

Now, deal six cards face up in a straight line. Then shuffle the cards again while concentrating on your question. Deal six cards in the same straight-line slightly overlapping the first set of cards on the left side, but below the top card marker of the first card.

Finally, shuffle the cards a third time while concentrating on your question and deal them in the same straight line slightly overlapping the right side of the first line of the first six cards you dealt. You should now have three lines of six cards with two of these lines overlapping the first line of cards you dealt on the left and right, but slightly below the top card marker (near the mid-line of the first card is best).

In order to interpret the cards you must know what each line represents. The first set of three cards represents you. The second set represents your family. The third set of three cards represents your friends. The fourth set of three cards represents what you desire. The fifth set of three cards represents the unexpected. The sixth set of three cards represents the ultimate outcome or answer to your query. You may use the reference table provided here to discern the meaning of the cards. However, if you like you may also use any other cartomancy reference available to you.

Suit
Meaning
Hearts
This suit reflects the the emotional aspects of life like interpersonal relationships, love, romance, and familial relationships.
Clubs
This suit embodies our interactions with the world around us like speaking, listening, and physical activity.
Diamonds
This suit represents our financial position in life like money, career, and business ventures.
Spades
This suit represents our overall well being like physical health, mental state, and karmic path.
Card Group
2
3
4
Aces
You find long-term commitment.
Your business endeavors require finesse and articulation.
Your efforts are met with an extremely positive outcome.
Kings
You receive a small acknowledgment of your past efforts.
Your status is elevated.
Your deeds receive just rewards.
Queens
People you know snoop into your affairs in an intrusive manner.
Minor drama and gossip abounds near you.
Major drama unfolds in your life because of slander and gossip.
Jacks
A verbal exchange of words or heated debate occurs.
A heated discussion with hurt feelings ensues.
You experience a major disagreement or argument with a fiery outcome.
Tens
Good fortune sends a small finacial blessing your way.
Hard times fall upon your finances.
You find some hot tips that look like they may pan out going forward.
Nines
An unexpected event brings good things into your life.
Your prayers are answered.
Lady luck is your co-pilot, and you experience a run of good luck.
Eights
A heated romance develops in your love life.
Your stress levels reach the breaking point, and worry consumes you.
Your anxiety stricken, and unable to cope effectively.
Sevens
Subterfuge abounds in your life.
You find that you are with child.
You experience a "scene" that involves a public setting.
Card
Suit
Meaning
Aces
Hearts
Joy and Love
Kings
Hearts
An equitable light skinned older male.
Queens
Hearts
A light skinned giving older female.
Jacks
Hearts
A young man with chivalrous qualities.
Tens
Hearts
You experience good luck
Nines
Hearts
Prayers answered
Eights
Hearts
An unexpected gift at an unexpected time.
Sevens
Hearts
An insincere love interest.
Aces
Clubs
It's the right time to invest.
Kings
Clubs
A good nature dark haired male.
Queens
Clubs
An amicable but loquacious dark haired woman.
Jacks
Clubs
An outlandish dark haired young man.
Tens
Clubs
Your business prospers.
Nines
Clubs
Wealth is headed your way.
Eights
Clubs
You gain a little extra money.
Sevens
Clubs
A young personable woman with dark hair.
Aces
Diamonds
You receive message regarding change.
Kings
Diamonds
An older male with light colored hair.
Queens
Diamonds
A petty aggressive light haired woman.
Jacks
Diamonds
A young light haired male bureaucrat.
Tens
Diamonds
Financial gain changes your life.
Nines
Diamonds
New business prospects.
Eights
Diamonds
Employment  may be on the horizon.
Sevens
Diamonds
Squabbling over money.
Aces
Spades
Very bad luck.
Kings
Spades
A lawyer or advocate.
Queens
Spades
A single widow or divorcee.
Jacks
Spades
An envious enemy.
Tens
Spades
Anxiety, stress, and malaise.
Nines
Spades
A bad accident.
Eights
Spades
A dangerous situation.
Sevens
Spades
Very bad advice or counsel.