Playing cards have a rich and mysterious history. It is a complete set of 54 cards.
But only 52 cards are mostly used in the universe, there are 4 suits (spade, heart, diamond, and club) and 13 ranks (no.2 to no.10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace) in each suit. Only 2 Jokers have no suit or rank. Two common colors in the playing cards are red and black.
Most people familiar with playing cards through gamble games, but not many know that it is also used for fortune-telling. Actually, it can both be seen as another kind of tarot and be used to foretell the future. Except a few differences, those cards are set up much like the tarot. Want to know more details about how to read playing cards; take a look at Free Psychic Online and practice by yourself after that!
Tarot Readings with A Deck of Playing Cards
Reading fortunes with playing cards is usually done for entertainment purposes, but you can do a reading to analyze your relationship or current situation by the same. The cards have their own characteristics and ways to interact with people to draw an overall picture of what’s going on in their lives.
Before doing a reading, you must understand the background clearly. Especially you have to rely on suit aspects when using tarot readings, here are the meanings for the suits – First, Spades (means Sword in Tarot) represent thinking, powerful, and communication, and its element is Air. Hearts (means Cups in Tarot) indicate emotion, feeling, and relationship, and its element is Water. Diamonds (means Pentacles in Tarot) stand for practicality, material world, and its element is Earth. Finally, Clubs (means Wands in Tarot) show creativity, action, and its element is Fire.
The basis spread which is commonly used in playing cards is the Three Cards Spread. This spread gives a quick look to a single question or issue. In the beginning, the card should be shuffled and drawn in a particular order. Then, you lay three cards in a row from left to right. Each card will represent a period in your life (past, present, and future/outcome). Other people can do a larger spread if they are looking for a general outlook. Or they can extend the Three Cards to the Nine Cards Spread with 9 cards. There will be 3 rows; each row has 3 cards that also indicate the past (first row), the current present (middle row), and the outcome (bottom row).