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The Suits and the Four Basic Fields of Life

From batons to clubs, cups to hearts, coins to diamonds and swords to spades, the French set the standard design of suits as we know them today: Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades.The New Game

Similar to how "elements" work in astrology, the four suits define the four basic fields of life: emotions, thoughts, the material world and our physical being. When you play The New Game, the characteristics of each Player will change depending on which Suit they are wearing.
heart

HEARTS
Spring
Home
Heart
Emotions
Love
Childhood
Vulnerability
Art
Water
Kama

clubs

CLUBS
Summer
Education
Mind
Intellect
Musings
Youth
Irresponsibility
Literature
Air
Dharma

diamond

DIAMONDS
Fall
Career
Values
Security
Judgment
Adult
Responsibility
Entertainment
Fire
Artha

spade

SPADES
Winter
Environment
Wisdom
Health
Acceptance
Old Age
Transformation
Scripture
Earth
Moksha


The Pips

Pips are the spots on the Cards, also known as their "numeric value".
Similar to Numerology, each value has a special meaning which is further modified by its SUIT and PLANETARY INFLUENCE.

ACE

The Beginning "I AM". The Ace 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.

TWO
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.

THREE
From the unity of the 2 comes the OPPORTUNITIES of the 3.
The Three shows us new ways open with new roads to take. Like a fork in the road, we must choose which path to take. Negatively speaking, the 3 symbolizes uncertainty and confusion. Positively speaking, the 3 symbolizes entertainment and "right choice". We must be optimistic and above all, have FAITH.

FOUR
The opportunities of the 3 bring the need for structure and SERVICE as 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, 4s symbolize SATISFACTION.
Negatively expressed, 4s are lazy and bored!

FIVE
From the stability of the 4 comes the RESTLESSNESS of the 5.
Fives symbolize CHANGE. Life is change: "Creation, Preservation, Dissolution". As well, the middle point of anything is the point of change as either which way, nothing will ever stay the same. The number 5 IS that middle point.
5s symbolize fluctuations, travel and variety. A fickle heart or a fickle mind. A new experience is most definitely desired.

SIX
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.

SEVEN
From the reflections and inertia of the 6 comes the STRESS and worry of the 7.
Sevens have a tendency to covet. 7s are known to bring us worry because of jealousy or stress or gossip. In extreme cases, sevens can bring violence.
We need to let go of our expectations and figure out how to get around the obstacle instead of trying to plow right through it. Thus, the positive 7 symbolizes VICTORY.

EIGHT
From the victory of the 7 comes the POWER of the 8.
8s 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 that are made because of that work. In its positive state, the vibration of the 8 will get us back to where we want to be. It has restorative powers. In its negative state, the vibration of the 8 will attempt to conquer and destroy.

NINE
From the power of the 8 we are asked to submit and SURRENDER to the number 9.
Have you ever wondered where the expression, "the nth degree" comes from? Well this number doesn't mess around! Nines symbolize the final point and the need to LET GO. And if you don't let go, it's taken from you anyway. The number 9 brings losses, endings, dislikes, disagreements and finally, disappointment.
When the number 9 appears in your yearly spread of Cards, you must think in Universal terms and embrace something much bigger than yourself. Surrender to the 9! As one door closes, another will open. The positive 9 symbolizes NEW BEGINNINGS.

TEN
The last number - the biggest number - the sum total. This is the number of SUCCESS, the number of achievement and the number of fulfillment.
10s 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 the number 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.