Friday, June 17, 2011

Vendredi: Nine of Spades

This is the card of drastic change.  There is a certainty if this card turns up in a spread that something revolutionary is going to happen in the querent’s life soon.  What that something might be is usually known to the person who is being read for, whether or not they want to admit it.

Looking at the cards around the Nine of Spades can help the reader glean insight.  As usual, negative cards usually signal negative change while positive cards hint at the opposite.  The best thing to do, once the cards have been thoroughly considered, is to talk the issue through with the querent.  Whatever change is coming is inevitable and fighting it will only cause problems – or more problems as the case may be.  This card may be one of the only such indicators in cartomancy.  Generally the cards only tell us what may occur; the Nine of Spades is pretty set in stone.

Since the Suit of Spades is comparable to the Suit of Swords in a Tarot deck, this card is often called a “death card”.  The Nine of Swords (pictured at the header from the Ryder-Waite Tarot) does sometimes foreshadow the death of someone the querent knows but even there such prognostication is tricky.  What is popularly known as “death” usually means “change” in terms of divination.  Something does “die” to make room for change but it is rarely a physical spirit.  More often it is an idea or a situation, and usual one we ourselves have created.   Bon Vendredi ~

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Timmy! said...

Wow, another card to avoid, Pauline...

Pauline said...

It is the Suit of Spades, darlin'. You just hope the news is on the "good side".