Fortune Telling Using Playing Cards by Jonathan DeeFortune Telling Using Playing Cards by Jonathan Dee

Fortune Telling Using Playing Cards

byJonathan Dee

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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Will luck be a lady tonight? Or must we play the hand we're dealt? There is no need to use tarot cards to learn what the future holds: a regular deck of playing cards will do the trick - as long as you know how to read them.
 
Fortune Telling Using Playing Cards teaches readers how to translate the four suits of the tarot into the more familiar hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs found in the common playing card deck. Readers will learn the meaning of the cards, their individual symbolism, keywords, astrological associations, and the significance of their numbers. There are even suggestions on how to do a quick reading when you're short on time - so you will always know what's in the cards.
Jonathan Dee was a professional astrologer, tarot card reader, and clairvoyent and worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. Jonathan was a recognized historian and mythologist, publishing many books on Egyptology, mythology, astrology, tarot, and history.
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Title:Fortune Telling Using Playing CardsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 7.02 × 6.08 × 0.63 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:CharlesbridgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623540690

ISBN - 13:9781623540692

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The ordinary deck of playing cards has been used for gaming and fortune telling for centuries. Fortunes have been won and lost, empires have risen and fallen, and gentlemen have “done the decent thing” and committed suicide (or emigrated) when they could not pay their gambling debts. The turn of a card has been seen as the workings of fate itself, and so profoundly has card-play entered our collective consciousness that many phrases associated with it have entered the language. Everyone who shuffles the deck fervently hopes that:             • Luck will be a lady tonight.             • What we want is in the cards.             • We will play them close to our chests.             • We must play the hand that we were dealt.             • It’s up to us to play our cards right.             • We may have an ace up our sleeve.             • And we hope that no one else can trump us.             In recent years fortune telling with cards has become almost the exclusive province of the Tarot. Not too far back into the past Tarot cards were hard to come by and the ordinary, everyday deck of cards, with which we are all familiar, was a far more accessible tool for foretelling the future.