As we have seen before, some cards stand on their own with very little effort. Many times these cards virtually jump out at you as you survey the spread. They are like the squeaky wheel; it’s easy to know what they’re saying. Others are quiet, subtle and influenced by what is going on around them. Like a shy but interesting person they must be drawn into the conversation. And so it is with the Three of Hearts.
Generally, this card is a call to celebration. This may not – and usually, in fact, does not – mean party hats and noise makers. The indication is that the querent is surrounded by caring family, good friends and the fortune of happiness. All you have to do is remind them how fortunate they are. In some cases, however, something insidious may be lurking at the margins.
The sign to look out for is the Suit of Spades. If three or more Spades, particularly the lower number cards, are next to the Three of Hearts and quite literally surrounding it, someone among those joyous acquaintances may be deceiving your querent. This is particularly true of the Three of Spades which may strongly indicated adultery if the spread has any inclination in that direction.
Should Spades be present as noted, advising your querent to use discretion is very much a good idea. While blurting out “your husband is cheating on you!” is never a good idea, asking a few leading questions might reveal that the querent is already aware of something that doesn’t smell right.
This is a good place to add that ending a reading on a positive note is always, always necessary. Anyone who has asked you to read for them is already at least partially open to psychic influence and it would be unethical if not inhuman to send them away thinking about sorrow, deception or death. Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining; your job as the card reader is to find it and let it shine as brightly as possible. Vendredi heureux ~
Header: The Fortune Teller by Jean-Baptiste Leprince