The Suits and the 4 Basic Fields of Life
From clubs to batons, coins to diamonds, the French set the standard design as we know them today - Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades. Here are the different suit designs of Europe.
The four suits are used in the same way that the four earth elements are used in astrology; they define the four basic fields of life - emotions, thoughts, the material world, and our physical selves. In Metasymbology, each suit describes the characteristics of the seven planets (the players), and they modify the meaning of the numeric value of each card.
Pips are the spots on the Cards, also known as their "numeric value".
The Beginning – “I AM”. It ranks supreme importance as the ego and we call it the ACE.
The Ace is the Card of DESIRE. It is the WISH Card - the HOPE and the I WANT.
If we can turn our desire for self into a desire for ALL, the Ace may be called the Card of the ALTRUIST.
The number TWO seeks UNION as two halves will always make a better whole.
The 2 is also known as the "fear Card"; we are afraid to cooperate lest we give away our oneness, our ACE in the hole.
The Deuce symbolizes contracts, meetings, and partnerships.
From the unity of the 2 comes the OPPORTUNITIES of the 3.
The Three shows us new ways open - new roads to take. The Three is a fork in the road and we must choose which path to take. Negatively speaking, the Three symbolizes uncertainty and confusion. Positively speaking, the Three symbolizes entertainment and "right choice". We must be optimistic and above all, have FAITH.
The opportunities of the 3, bring the need for structure and SERVICE; symbolized by the number 4.
4 is a base number and is considered the number of luck and good fortune. Sometimes, we can feel TOO lucky with this number - and we wind up feeling smug, complacent or stubborn.
Positively expressed, 4's symbolize SATISFACTION.
From the stability of the 4 comes the RESTLESSNESS of the 5.
5's symbolize CHANGE. Life is change; "Creation, Preservation, Dissolution". And the middle point of anything is the point of change as nothing will ever stay the same. The number 5 IS that middle point.
5's symbolize fluctuations, travel, and variety. A fickle heart or a fickle mind. A new experience is most definitely desired.
From the changes of the 5 comes the need to ADJUST to the value of 6.
Exhausted from all that change and restlessness, Sixes don't like to move forward. The past needs to be reevaluated and reflected upon. We need to stop, look and listen. Sixes bring us people from our past, feelings, thoughts and health issues we may need to deal with not later, but NOW. Debts repaid, or entered into. Sixes are karmic - the result of past actions or the sowing of seeds to come. For good or for worse, things remain the same.
From the reflections and inertia of the 6 comes the STRESS and worry of the 7.
Seven's have a tendency to covet - 7's are known to bring us worry because of jealousy or stress or gossip as we search for ways to recover and move forward. In extreme cases, sevens can bring violence.
We need to let go of our expectations and figure out how to get around the obstacles instead of trying to plow right through them. The positive 7 symbolizes VICTORY.
From the victory of the 7, comes the POWER of the 8.
8's are a strong number and seek CONTROL.
Eights are the number of will, strength and force. They can be bossy - and must be handled with care! The number 8 is the number of work and gains through that work. In its positive state, the vibration of the 8 will get us back to where we want to be. In it's negative state, the vibration of the 8 will attempt to conquer and destroy.
From the power of the 8 we are asked to submit and SURRENDER to the number 9.
Ever wonder where that expression came from, "the 9th degree"? Well this number doesn't mess around! Nine's symbolize the need to LET GO, and if we don't let go, it's taken from us anyway. The number 9 brings loss, endings, dislikes, disagreements and finally, disappointment.
When the number 9 appears in our yearly spread of Cards, we must think in Universal terms and embrace something much bigger than ourselves. Surrender to the 9! As one door closes, another will open. The positive 9 symbolizes NEW BEGINNINGS.
The last number - the biggest number - the sum total. This is the number of SUCCESS, the number of achievement and the number of fulfillment.
10's are usually a wonderful number to have in predictions and will strive to give their best and create success and fulfillment. On the other hand, the 10 is very capable of reducing itself to a 1 (1+0=1) and when this happens, the inflated ego creates a false sense of security, and we end up tripping over our own personal pride.