Cartomancy readings are a way of fortunetelling by simply using a deck of cards. The history of this practice is very old: as soon as playing cards were introduced in Europe in the 14th century, various versions of cartomancy soon appeared. If you practice this form of fortunetelling, you are known as either a card reader, or a cartomancer. It is one of the oldest types of fortunetelling, and it bears some similarities to tarot card readings because different card spreads are used in this practice. Tarots can also be used in cartomancy.
Different Uses and Practices
In the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries, it was popular to incorporate basic playing cards in various cartomancy readings. Today, in many countries where English is spoken, a basic deck of poker or bridge playing cards is utilized for an average cartomancy reading. In fact, the deck is sometimes augmented with both jokers, and even the blank card that some packaged decks still have. By contrast, in France, the 32-card piquet deck of playing cards is still the most widely and normally used style of cards in these readings. However, it’s still quite common for the French to also use the regular 52-card deck for readings.
Methods Used In a Reading
The Wheel of Fortune – in the context of cartomancy – is not the popular game show on TV that’s been on for decades. The Wheel of Fortune is actually a popular technique of cartomancy reading that relies on the standard deck of playing cards. Using this method, the reader simply takes off the cards at random and attributes importance to them based on the order in which that they were picked. Based on the region, and country, in which the specific reading takes place, the interpretations of the various cards will be different. Still, there are some basic significations for the future that are always constant.
Common Interpretations In Readings
The following are some of the most common interpretations of readings. If the King of Hearts is drawn, it signifies a man older than 35 who has light brown or light blond hair, and is a paternal figure. If the card is the King of Diamonds, it signifies a man over 35 who’s rich and in an authority position. The King of Clubs signifies a married businessman older than 35, and the King of Spades signifies a divorced man from overseas. The Queen card of any suit is the female counterpart for the aforementioned definitions of the King card of the different suits, with the only difference being that a Queen card signifies a female over 18, not 35.
Cartomancy is a kind of fortunetelling that uses a deck of playing cards. It has been around in one form or another since the 14th century, and it is still practiced today. As a form of predicting the future, it has remained steadily popular throughout the centuries. Cartomancy is somewhat similar to tarot card readings, and it will remain useful for some.