Welcome to Cardology!
Let me introduce you to a tool we use here at Create The Leap.
We talk a lot about our Blueprint – our Source Soul Contract and our Soul Contracts.
Before I continue talking about our soul’s blueprint, I want to let you in on a secret….the deck of playing cards we all love – you know, the box in the game or junk drawer that provides hours of entertainment in the form of Solitaire, Poker, Go Fish or Canasta? Yep, that deck of cards. The cards are actually a mini book of wisdom. The deck was created as a tool that aids each of us in understanding and living our Soul’s Blueprint. (More about the history of it below)
Using the cards is a life-long tool that is unique to you, your path and your spiritual development. It can be a guide in your relationships, business/finance decisions, creativity and health.
This tool is one of the things we use when we work with clients in our Courses and Programs. I also do Readings that cover specific topics and areas of our spiritual development. I love when I can paint a picture of a client so they can see a bigger picture of themselves.
Want to learn more about YOU and this system?
Get started by joining our FREE Soulmancing Library AND receive my free Ebook- The Intricate Patterns Of You – to discover your birth card and what it means.
You will have access to our Soulmancing Library where you can download articles and other goodies to help you benefit from working with the cards!
The ebook will introduce you to the cards and let you see how the numbers, court cards and suits represent particular patterns that make up our Universe, life cycles and behaviors.
You will discover your birth card and then you can read more about the suit and number or court of your card.
Just by learning about the suit and number (or court) of your birth card, you can get a glimpse into the authentic you.
Here is a video of a PechaKucha presentation I did about Cardology.
As we move into the Age of Omniscience, we are connecting to and utilizing more of who we are as multidimensional beings.
We have access to more knowledge, skills and insights than we are aware of currently. Working with this once secret system gives you access to these greater parts of you.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg! There is so much more and the more you uncover, the more you understand and can utilize all that is going on in your life to most benefit you.
The information you glean from your cards is one of the many complex layers of you. I just love how astrology, numerology, the cards and other divination tools are there for us to use – so we can stop walking through life blindly, wondering why we do what we do and trying to uncover our soul purpose.
It’s never that one is better than another or that only one is accurate. They all show us our soul stats and are a guide to use. I love tapping into all of them and seeing what emerges and how the puzzle pieces start forming this unique picture…of YOU!
Or, if you like to get into the history and all the bits and pieces first, keep reading:
I like to call what I do with the cards, Soulmancing. Why do I call it this? I’ll break it down–
Soul refers to: one’s heart, core, essence, Spirit.
Mancer is a form of Mancy, as in “divination by means of”… reading cards, such as cartomancy.
What I do with playing cards, I call Soulmancing. Beyond what is typically seen as “reading cards” is a very unique system (much like astrology) that forecasts the energies at play for each year of your life!
This System Gives You a Custom Roadmap to Use.
- It reveals the core of who you are
- What is currently going on in your life
- How you can best walk your path, so that your life is rewarding, fulfilling and JOYous!
- It enables you to grow and add to the growth of All-That-Is.
You Have a Birth Card!
Every day of the year is associated with a specific playing card. Some cards govern only one day, while others are associated with as many as twelve.
Each card has a specific meaning, determined by its numeric value (Numerology) and its associated planetary influences (Astrology)
Click here to go to the Birth Card Chart to look up your Birth card.
Along with your birth card (also called your Sun card) is a spread of cards, called your Birth Spread.
You also have a Ruling card based on your astrological sign. Both cards and their spread speak to who you are.
Those spreads change each year on your birthday.
The interpretation of this spread is your Birth Card Spread and reveals:
- Your personality traits
- Your innate gifts and talents
- Challenges meant to help you grow
- Opportunities for enhanced relationships, creativity and your business.
The interpretation of your birth card spread, along with your astrology and numerology stats (I call all of this your ‘soul stats’)is in my reading called The Essence of YOU reading.
The cards move positions each year, giving you a different spread for each year of your life, which allows for a yearly forecast in much the same way an Astrologer can see your whole year.
I call this the Clarity Yearly Forecast Reading. The information in this reading is very powerful.
You can use this forecast in three ways:
- To see the forecast for your year in order to gain clarity, help with decisions or plan your business.
- To work with and utilize the specific energetic patterns that your year will hold, so you can make the most of it and reach your goals.
- To understand how you can change some specific aspect of your life by using what is within you and most natural for you.
Within every reading, I help you create a custom roadmap, with practical action steps and an understanding of the inner work needed in order to create the reality you desire.
Our Yearly Forecasts are so in-depth that we can do some pretty amazing inner and outer work just by working intimately with them through the entire year.
They are the perfect tool for changing or transforming some aspect of your life that is either blocking you or keeping you from feeling that you can reach your goals.
I have two coaching packages specifically for this purpose. Depending on what you are seeking, we can have 4 sessions together (spread throughout the year, or one a month) to help you change something, or we can go really deep and have 10 sessions together. In both packages, we work with your forecast, goals and desires – creating a container of success for you!
A Brief History about the Art of Reading Playing Cards
(and how to calculate what Planetary Period you are in!)
The Deck of Cards was used as a Calendar (and much more!)
Cartomancy is the art of “reading” regular playing cards in the same way one would “read” the Tarot, Runes or other similar divination tools.
The origin of the regular playing deck was an ancient book used for timekeeping and divination. However, the details of the origin are not known. Below are some of the origin theories:
- The deck originated in Atlantis, derived from ages of celestial observations and the patterns of mankind.
- The deck was called the Test Book, or The Little Book and is the oldest book.
- It is the book referred to in Revelations 10: 4, 10, 11 (the “seven thunders” are the seven planets)
- Some variation of the deck of cards can be found all over the world, and each civilization lays claim in some way as to being the originator, but all agree—they contained hidden, secret knowledge that could not be revealed to all. (as told in the Revelations verse)
- Some think Hindustan was their birthplace.
- Some think they were invented in China during the reign of Senuho in 1120 A.D.
- Playing cards were known in Germany as early as 1300 and Spain as early as 1332 and France in 1341.
- One known fact is that during the 15th century, cards were used in an educational way in Europe for science, art, rhetoric, fable, geography, history, morals, politics and mathematics. (through the serious playing of card games and the symbolism within the cards)
- The cards were associated with the Gypsies who were instrumental in popularizing them in Europe. Gypsies being nomadic Egyptians, they might have brought them over from the Orient
- A quote from author, William Andrew Chatto: (http://autorbis.net/william-chatto) “A history of playing cards, treating of them in all their possible relations, associations and bearings, would form nearly a complete cyclopedia of science and art; and would still admit of being further enlarged by extensive biographical supplement, containing sketches of the lives of celebrated characters who have played cards…cards would form the centre, — the point having position, but no place, — from which a radius of indefinite extent might sweep a circle comprehending not only all that man knows, but all that he speculates on.”
Both Astrology and Numerology is utilized in the interpretation of the cards. And, unlike Astrology, one doesn’t need to know where the person was born or at what time. You don’t even need to know what year–only the day of birth.
The original cards were thought to be used to determine planetary movements and cycles.
With 52 cards (plus the Joker makes 53), it’s easy to see how it fits with our calendar:
- There are twelve Court cards (Jack’s, Queen’s and King’s) representing the twelve months of the year.
- There are four suits (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) representing the four seasons.
- The 13 cards in each suit represent the Sun and each sign of the Zodiac.
- Each suit contains thirteen cards (Ace through King) which symbolizes the thirteen weeks per season and the thirteen lunar cycles per year.
- There are 52 cards and 52 weeks.
When you add the spot value of all the cards, it equals 364. Add the Joker and you have 365.
In using Numerology of the cards, each card is assigned a numeric value (Ace=1. Two’s = 2, etc.)
The Jacks are 11.
The Queens are 12.
The Kings are 13.
If you add up all the number values of the deck:
Kings – 4 x 13 = 52
Queens – 4 x 12 = 48
Jacks – 4 x 11 = 44
(Tens) 10 x 4 = 40
(Nine’s) 9 x 4 = 36
Rest of cards = 144
Enter here, the Joker.
The astronomical year is 52 weeks plus one and one-fourth days. The Joker represents the four quarters and the Sun (all the four suits plus himself) and is equal to five-fourths. So, when adding in the Joker (1 ¼), we get the 356 ¼ days of the year.
If you like the symbolism in mathematics, the cards are a fascinating study! There is so much more than I can put here in this very brief introduction.
The Planetary Periods
Each of us begins in the planet Mercury on our birthday.
Each period lasts 52 days.
There are seven planets.
7 planets times 52 days equals 364 days. Add in the joker and you have the 365 days of the year.
**A side note about the Joker. The only birthday that is the Joker is December 31st.
It is considered the Alpha and Omega card and has no birth card spread. People with this birthday are like either the King of Spades, or the Ace of Hearts and they would use the yearly spreads of one of those cards.
We begin in Mercury and the cards we have positioned there are influenced by the energy of Mercury for 52 days, at which point we move into Venus for 52 days. So on and so forth.
The planets are as follows:
You can calculate the periods for yourself:
- Take the day you were born on and subtract the number of days your birth month has. (I was born on July 22. July has 31 days.)
- Subtract 22 from 31 = 9.
- Subtract that number from 52.
52 – 9 = 43.
- Look at how many days the next month has. (August has 31 days as well.)
- Subtract 31 from 43, which equals 12. ( 43 – 31 = 12)
So, my period goes 12 days into Sept. Therefore on Sept 12th, I then move into Venus.
To calculate the next month, start with the date you ended on (for me, day 12) and repeat the process.
12 – 30 = 18
52 – 18 = 34
34 – 31 = 3 (so, my next period is Nov, 3 and would be the planet Mars)
This is how you can calculate the dates of all seven of your planetary periods.
You will always begin in Mercury and the period right before your birthday will always be in Neptune.
Along with each planetary Period, you also have 5 main cards that point to the main types of experiences, people and events you will encounter in that year.
This lends such depth and information to what each year of your life has influencing it. Knowing this information can take the questioning and struggle out of your life! You can see what is going on and make decisions with your heart and intuition. You can appreciate and fully revel in the blessings and know that the challenges are opportunities for your growth and betterment! There is no need to be knocked down or side-tracked by major changes or events that would otherwise feel like a loss or horrible ending.