Destiny FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Destiny Cards books and system:

If you would like to ask a question, send an email to Robert at questions@7thunders.com.

GENERAL QUESTIONS:

  1. What is the ‘Science of the Cards’, who created it, where does it come
    from?
  2. If the system in Love Cards is based on a regular deck of playing
    cards, then when were they first used to tell fortunes and who were the
    first?
  3. How is this system different from say Astrology, Numerology or Tarot?
  4. How accurate is this system? How specific, detailed does it get?
  5. What can Love Cards teach us about our personalities?
  6. What can Love Cards teach us about our compatibility with others?
  7. Can Love Cards tell us about our futures? What about our past lives?
  8. What if you do a reading between you and your spouse in Love Cards
    and it says that you are totally incompatible with each other?
  9. What does it mean if you have the same Birth Card as someone else?
  10. The suits of the cards, Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs, Spades, all have
    special meaning, can you tell us what some of them are?
  11. In your book you often use celebrities to help define certain cards.
    Can you tell us why Bill Clinton is a perfect Seven of Clubs and why Michael
    Jackson is a perfect Ten of Hearts?
  12. Recently, I purchased your book, The Cards of Destiny and have begun
    working with the system. There is one thing that troubles me, though. I
    guess I believe that as people we are each very unique and live lives that
    reflect this. But your divinatory system is based upon a static set of
    events that are unchanging, at least as far as I can tell. My birthday
    is 4/20/62. Except for the year, my birthday is the same as Adolf Hitler
    and Napoleon. All three of us are the Ace of Diamonds. Now, I have no desire
    whatsoever to take over the world; I tend to be a fairly peaceful person.
    How does your system account for the differences between me and Adolf?
    It would seem that when Adolf was my age, 34, his cards for that year were
    exactly the same as mine, but somehow, I doubt that are lives were filled
    with the same challenges. In astrology, the year of birth and the place
    of birth are important in determining one’s unique characteristics (though,
    even this I have some trouble with; two people born a matter of minutes
    apart at the same hospital to different parents and social structures,
    according to astrology, would have all the same influences). Is there something
    I’m missing about your system? How do you account for Adolf and I? In your
    book, your description of how to do a weekly reading is of particular interest
    to me. This involves actual user interaction with the cards and, therefore,
    a unique reading. Is it possible that there is some method, an extension
    of this, that can be used in a monthly, yearly, or life reading? Perhaps
    the meanings of the planetary influences on the day of birth remain static,
    but all subsequent days can be determined through some sort of dynamic
    card spread, like your weekly reading.

MORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. What is the ‘Science of the Cards’, who created it, where does it
come from?

A close examination of our common playing cards reveal that it is actually
a calendar system that matches the numeric values of the calendar that we
use today in every single way. As an example, all the ‘spots’ in a deck of
cards add up to the exact number of days in our year. The cards were created
to be a symbolic representation of the cycles that govern this world in which
we live. Though the cards first appeared in the hands of the common people
shortly after the fall of Egypt to the Romans in the days of Cleopatra, they
existed much earlier in history than that. I believe the cards originated
over 20,000 years ago in a place called Atlantis and that they were used
by the priests in the temples to do astronomical as well as astrological
calculations and research. For more information about the origins and history
of this system, read The Mystic Test Book, by Olney Richmond, available
in our catalog.

2. If the system in Love Cards is based on a regular deck of playing
cards, then when were they first used to tell fortunes and who were the
first?

Fortune-telling as a profession did not appear until after the fall of
Egypt as mentioned earlier. Apparently the cards made their way into the
hands of gypsies and others but with only some of the knowledge of their
true purpose intact. Tarot decks of all sorts have originated since then,
but none of these carry the original meanings or methods used by the ancients
who first devised this unique system.

3. How is this system different from, say, Astrology,
Numerology or Tarot?

I classify these kinds of systems into two categories. The first are those
based upon mathematical principles and the second are what I call the intuitive
methods. Tarot falls into the second category while Astrology, Numerology
and the Science of the Cards all fall into the first. When using the Science
of the Cards it is not necessary to even have a deck of cards. Everything
that we do is done by calculations using the birthdays of individuals and
the numerics of our calendar. This system is most closely related to Astrology.
It even incorporates planetary influences as part of its interpretations.

4. How accurate is this system? How specific, detailed does it get?

This system is so accurate that many people have told me that it scares
them. However, there is room for some variety in the meanings of the cards
and each of us choose specific or unique expressions of the meanings that
best represent our personal goals and preferences. As far as detail is concerned,
this system can get very specific by mentioning when events will occur, often
right down to the exact day, who will be involved, naming them by birthday,
and the exact nature of the events as they relate to the individual. In Love
Cards you will find very specific information about your personality and
how you relate to the closest people in your life. Personally, I have found
this system to be 100% accurate. Though it didn’t appear that way when I
first discovered it, once I understood it better, I realized that it had
been ‘right on’ the entire time.

5. What can Love Cards teach us about our personalities?

I think one of the most important things Love Cards can do for us is to
help us affirm who we already are so that we can accept our particular expression
in this lifetime and enjoy more of just being ourselves. Many people have
reported this to me, that it helped them stop fighting with themselves and
just go ahead and be and do the things that really fit them best. Each Birth
Card has a wonderful expression and a high potential. I believe that we can
achieve a higher potential easier once we know those things that are a part
of our individual makeup and cooperate with ourselves. For example, discovering
that my Birth Card was a very creative one, and one that required a variety
of projects to work on to be happy, I stopped trying to keep a single line
of occupation and allowed myself to diversify. This in turn made me a lot
happier and now I really enjoy the work that I do because it fits my basic
personality.

Love Cards can also help us to understand some of the areas of our life
that we have the most problems with in a way that brings a breath of fresh
air to those areas. Problems are always caused by internal conflicts that
manifest themselves outwardly as problems in our lives. The information in
Love Cards can lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves that often
eliminates these internal conflicts and brings a lot of joy and peace.

6. What can Love Cards teach us about our compatibility with others?

Love Cards can tell you exactly how compatible you are with practically
anyone else in the world. There are energetic ‘connections’ between any two
people that are clearly defined in Love Cards and expressed thoroughly in
the book. You can look up anyone you know or even people you haven’t met
yet and get a detailed explanation of how the two of you will interact. However,
compatibility is not the most important element in determining who we will
be with. Attraction is probably the most powerful aspect that determines
who we choose to get close to. This attraction is based upon unresolved inner
conflicts that can be better understood when you learn about yourself in
Love Cards. For this reason, we often choose to become intimate with people
that we are not all that compatible with. A complete understanding of any
relationship includes a complete understanding of each individual apart from
the relationship first. Then we can look at their compatibility together
and assess the possibilities of success in the relationship. Love Cards gives
you everything you need to get the whole picture of any relationship.

7. Can Love Cards tell us about our futures? What about our past lives?

Love Cards does not specifically address the timing of events during our
lifetime. Our next book, The Cards of Your Destiny, will cover that aspect
of this system in great detail. However, Love Cards does reveal who we have
strong past-life bonds with as well as tell us about our past lives to some
extent. Essentially, what we are today is a product of what we have done
in past lives. Therefore many of the traits, both good and bad, that make
up who we are have come from those past lives. In some cases Love Cards will
mention that though it is true in all cases.

8. What if you do a reading between you and your spouse in Love Cards
and it says that you are totally incompatible with each other?

Love Cards would never actually tell you that you are totally incompatible
with anyone else. However, if you looked at the indexes of Attraction, Intensity
and Compatibility and noticed that the numbers between you and your spouse
were on the extreme low end of the scale, it could cause some hesitation.
However, in my experience those who are married but are incompatible already
know this. Love Cards just confirms this to them. The word compatible as
used here expresses the ease in being together. Not all relationships are
easy and many couples stay together for decades who have a challenging relationship.
Love Cards can reveal the reasons for this and help both partners understand
consciously what they have been doing for years without knowing fully why.
There are always important personal and spiritual reasons for every significant
relationship in our lives. Love Cards is a tool that helps us understand
these underlying, but actually most significant reasons.

9. What does it mean if you have the same Birth Card as someone else?

That simply means that the two of you have chosen to work on very similar
personal issues this lifetime in a way that creates a lot of similarities
between you. I can see commmonality in everyone who share the same Birth
Card, but often they cannot see it as clearly themselves. Every Birth Card
has a high and a low form of expression. It is those who embrace the high
and the low that can look at someone else who is the same Birth Card as themselves
and see the striking similarities.

When we meet someone who is the same Birth Card as ourselves, we find ourselves
looking in a mirror of sorts. The question remains how much do we like what
we see in the mirror. The answer to that question will determine how well
we can get along with that person. This would be particularly true if that
other person and I shared the same birthday as well.

10. The suits of the cards, Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs, Spades, all have
special meaning, can you tell us what some of them are?

To begin with the natural order of the suits is Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds
and finally Spades. There is a lot of information hidden within the suits
of our Birth Cards but I will give you a simple example of their distinctions.
Each suit represents one of the four stages of life. Hearts represents childhood,
Clubs represents our school years, Diamonds represents our adulthood and
money-making years of life while Spades represent old age, the last years
of our life. We see these meanings expressed in the people of these suits.
Heart people are eternally child-like, playful and often immature. Clubs
are eternally curious, love to read and learn new things. Diamonds are adults
and money conscious. Diamond children, for example, will not like to be treated
like babies. Spades are wise, hard working and tend to be attracted to those
of older years. Even babies who are spades will have that look of wisdom
on their faces.

11. In your book you often use celebrities to help define certain cards.
Can you tell us why Bill Clinton is a perfect Seven of Clubs and why Michael
Jackson is a perfect Ten of Hearts?

Celebrities are people whose lives are often dramatic. On top of this,
we read and hear about them often and usually what we hear and read are about
the more dramatic things they do. Because of the drama aspect here, they
often personify the traits of their Birth Cards very well and make good examples
that we can learn from. I have learned a lot about the cards by watching
celebrities. But in truth I have learned more by studying my friends and
family because I have more contact with them. I use celebrity examples in
Love Cards to point out certain traits that we are likely to see in others
who have the same Birth Card. Those bags under Bill Clinton’s eyes, for example,
don’t come from the happy fun side of the Seven of Clubs. They come from
the Seven of Clubs propensity to worry. But his having become president exemplifies
the Seven of Clubs drive for fame and power and some of his philosophies
also have that spiritual bent that is typical of Seven of Clubs.

12. Recently, I purchased your book, The Cards of Destiny and have begun
working with the system. There is one thing that troubles me, though. I
guess I believe that as people we are each very unique and live lives that
reflect this. But your divinatory system is based upon a static set of events
that are unchanging, at least as far as I can tell. My birthday is 4/20/62.
Except for the year, my birthday is the same as Adolf Hitler and Napoleon.
All three of us are the Ace of Diamonds. Now, I have no desire whatsoever
to take over the world; I tend to be a fairly peaceful person. How does
your system account for the differences between me and Adolf? It would seem
that when Adolf was my age, 34, his cards for that year were exactly the
same as mine, but somehow, I doubt that are lives were filled with the same
challenges. In astrology, the year of birth and the place of birth are important
in determining one’s unique characteristics (though, even this I have some
trouble with; two people born a matter of minutes apart at the same hospital
to different parents and social structures, according to astrology, would
have all the same influences). Is there something I’m missing about your
system? How do you account for Adolf and I? In your book, your description
of how to do a weekly reading is of particular interest to me. This involves
actual user interaction with the cards and, therefore, a unique reading.
Is it possible that there is some method, an extension of this, that can
be used in a monthly, yearly, or life reading? Perhaps the meanings of the
planetary influences on the day of birth remain static, but all subsequent
days can be determined through some sort of dynamic card spread, like your
weekly reading.

Your questions are good ones and I would like to address them. Every card
in the deck has several ways of being expressed. There are ‘higher’ and ‘lower’
manifestations of each card that depend upon the individual to be expressed.
Thus two people with the same birth card may appear to be quite different
even though they are both expressing some level of the same card. In his
mind, Adoplh Hilter thought he was doing a great thing. It is a common Ace
of Diamonds trait for them to take on a job or occupation in order to help
the world in some way. It is also a common Ace of Diamonds trait to be somewhat
unaware of their own selfish motives while pretending to help others. Its
just that Hitler went to an extreme degree in this fashion. Even so, I think
he truly believed he was doing a good thing for the world.

I appreciate those, like yourself, who take a critical look at whatever
divination systems they come across. There is a lot of bullshit out there
and I think it is better to be skeptical rather than gullible in general.
I advise everyone to never just believe in this system but do take the time
to let it prove itself to you. If the cards in your yearly spread have no
relevance to your life right now, discard this system and find one that works
for you. This system has 100% accurate for me and for those I have read for
but I don’t think it is THE SYSTEM for everyone.

I do know this much though. Give me someone’s birthday and I can tell you
all about their life, without ever having met them. Thats the power of this
system and of the other true ancient metaphysical sciences.

Your response prompted another question I have which may, ultimately,
answer my first. You mention there are ‘higher’ and ‘lower’ manifestations
of each card. How are these determined? What factors influence a card to
have ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ manifestations? Perhaps it is in these subtle differences
that I need to focus my understanding.

Most of your questions will be answered once you get a bit more familiar
with the system. But in general, a higher manifestation of a card occurs
when that card is expressed in a loving manner while a lower manifestation
occurs when fear is the basis for the expression. Higher can also be equivocated
with more conscious awareness while the lower manifestations usually occur
in individuals who are mostly unaware of themselves in respect to the particular
issues connected to any particular card.

I have a book called the Science of Numbers that addresses the meanings
of the cards in great detail. You may want to read that. It is available
on our web site and in our catalog.

More questions and answers:

Question:

Hello again, Mr. Camp, my birthday is 5/9/1966. I am worried about the “Karmic
separation” that you mention is a factor for many 10 of Diamonds. I have
been single by choice for many years and now long for a relationship, but
only with the right man who understands and knows himself as i do know myself.
thank you again for your work, and your insight.

Answer:

Do not be afraid of the karmic separation I talked about. Everything in
life is a lesson. And once the important lessons are learned we can go on
and create our ideal relationships. What we perceive as mistakes usually
become important pieces of the puzzle that help us find our ultimate fulfillment.

Question:

I am recently going through a lot of rough times now, especially with my
family and love life. I was wondering if you could still help me. I broke
up with my boyfriend for a stupid reason a few months ago, and we thought
we were going to get married and still love each other. we got back together
and now he broke up with me because of the bad memories. even though we are
broken up, we still seem to get back together. is that the way it is supposed
to be? my whole family is going through a lot of health and financial problems,
we have be in financial problems our whole lives and recently health problems,
is this our punishment for something we did in past lives. during this life
we have all been great people, so why do bad things happen to good people?
if you can help, my birthday is September 2, 1980. anything would help for
me to understand. I always ask why, now maybe I can get an answer. thanks
for you help.

Answer:

First of all you need to know that your birthday makes you a 9 of Diamonds
birth card with a 7 of Spades Planetary Ruling Card. This combination tells
me that your life will have more than the average number of challenges. There
are many lessons to learn and all will be difficult until you turn to spirituality
for the answers you seek. Your checking my site is a sign that you are doing
just that but there is much more to learn. Being a Nine, you are a giver
to others. However, you often have hidden expectations behind your giving,
ones that you yourself are blind to. Then, when you don’t get what you were
secretly wanting, you get angry or upset. Your 7 of Spades ruling card makes
you particularly strong-willed and proud, but usually in the worst way instead
of the best. You will have to learn to drop your pride and arrogance if you
want to sincerely face your problems and get a handle on how you are creating
your life to be the way it is. This year, which just began on your birthday,
is not all that bad. You do have two cards right that say that your relationship
has died, or gone through a big change or transformation. Perhaps this was
necessary. I cannot comment more on the relationship without knowing your
boyfriend’s birthday. But I can tell you that 9 of Diamonds people tend to
be very co-dependent, addicted, and ‘savior-oriented’ in their personal relationships.
You might want to examine that a bit to see if that is having an effect on
your relationship. I see a big change in your life coming this year, a change
that you must make happen. I cannot tell you what that change is specifically
but it is in the area of how you life your life, how you approach life and
relationships. I hope this helps.

Question:

This year I have the mystic triangle. Could you explain it to me? My birthday
is 10/5/46. Thanks for your help.

Answer:

Having the Mystic Triangle means that your birth card displaces the 10S.
If you look at your yearly spread in the Grand Solar Array form, you will
see that your Birth Card and two Karma Cards form a perfect triangle, your
two karma cards occupying the bottom left and right corners and your Birth
Card sitting in the first row just below the 8D spot. To be honest I have
not determined just what the significance of this configuration actually
is. I know there is some importance to it but I do not know what. Sorry I
couldn’t be of more help. Perhaps when this year is complete you can tell
me how it affected you. I do know that because of the 10S displacement there
could be choices and potential conflicts between career and home/family matters.
But above that I think there is more significance on a spiritual level that
has yet to be discovered.

Question:

Since the PRC is “like your ascendant” or how you interact w/ the world
then: 1.What role does the birth card play in things? 2. Is the PRC in actuality
more important than the BC? 3. Is the PRC something that should be emphasized/studied
perhaps more than the BC in understanding someone/yourself?

Answer:

The Birth Card is what we are really doing in this life. The PRC is how
we do it or how it is expressed. The Birth Card is the soul purpose or soul
urge. The PRC is how that urge or talent is expressed or where it finds emphasis.
But because the PRC is such a large part of our personality makeup, we tend
to identify with that more than the BC. That doesn’t mean that it is more
important but it does mean that we should never ignore it or underestimate
its significance

Question:

I’m trying to get clear about which came first…Tarot reading or playing
card readings? I know there is the whole Atlantean cards connection…so
does this make cards the oldest form of future telling with cards in history?
Very curious…any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:

A close examination of both the Tarot and our common playing cards will
answer your question. The playing cards came first, actually centuries before
the Tarot. The Tarot has all that the playing cards has and many additions,
therefore, it was an addition to the regular playing cards. In addition,
the Tarot does not match our calendar in any way like the Playing Cards do,
thus, the Tarot is not a mathematical system by any means, where as the playing
cards are purely mathematical. The playing cards and this system that I have
written about is the only card system in existence that has this connection
to the cycles of the earth, astrology and our calendar. This is all confirmed
in the writings of Olney Richmond who wrote the Mystic Test Book over a hundred
years ago.

Question:

My mom is really sick, in fact she is in the hospital and we will probably
bring her home tomorrow with the help of hospice care. (she has lung cancer
that has moved to other parts of her body.) This week she has taken a dramatic
turn for the worst and doctors are telling us that there is nothing else
to do for her. I’ve been trying to learn more about the use of the cards
by comparing the events in my personal life to that of the cards info. I
see an ace of spades in my cards (during the current period) and I see many
nines in my dad’s cards (year long cards), but I don’t see any “ending” cards
in my sisters’ or brother’s cards. So my questions are – as much as people
don’t want to know endings in a person’s life, what cards/combo of cards
are usually indicative of this? Also, would you see a “death” or ending card
in the spread of a person who may transition out of this world or would you
see it in the spreads of those who were close to that person? Why would some
family members show endings cards while others do not? I know that my younger
sister will take my mother’s passing extremely hard. You can’t even mention
my mother’s name to her without her bursting into tears. Any feedback you
can give would be appreciated.

Answer:

As to your question, which is a good one, you must first understand that
the cards are subjective, not objective. For example, there is no Death Card
that spells death every time it appears. And there are as many different
kinds of death cards for individuals as there are ways to go. What cards
DO show up in a person’s reading tells us what is going on FOR THEM personally.
You have an Ace of Spades which is a big transition for you, personally.
Whatever your mother or sisters have is what is going on for them.

Also, sometimes the cards that you would expect to find occur in different
places, such as in the Planetary Ruling Card spread, the Personality Card
spread or in the Underlying Cards. I can always find them myself but sometimes
they are not obvious. I am sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what it
will be like when my mother passes on.

Question:

I have one other question regarding this part of your last message. I need
and want to know this: How does a person’s Planetary Ruling Card (PRC) come
into play with respect to the karma cards associated someone else’s Birth
Card (BC)? Let’s use my PRC, which is the Queen of Spades, and the 10 of
Diamonds BC. In your description for the 10 of Diamonds BC, you say that
the Queen of Spades owes the 10 of Diamonds something (who knows what …
maybe something spiritual since that is what the Spades suit is all about).
Does this come into play for my relationship with a 10 of Diamonds person?
I know that the Karma Cards for the PRC of the 10 of Diamonds person, which
is the Eight of Spades, would be considered against the Queen of Spades and
vice versa. But, my question here has to do with the BC of one person and
the PRC of the other person involved in a relationship. Does karmic debt
(what one person owes the other person) apply for BC to BC and PRC to PRC
of the two people involved in a relationship only? Or, does it also apply
from BC to PRC and PCR to BC? Help, please. I need to know this not only
for myself but also for counseling purposes. [I use this card system in my
counseling work.]

Answer:

In my opinion, the Karma Cards act to the Planetary Ruling Cards just as
they do with the Birth Card. This means that if someone’s PR Card is one
of your Karma Cards or if your PR Card is a Karma Card of their Birth Card
or PR Card, then you have the same karmic issue that you normally have with
the Birth Card’s Karma Cards. The Queen of Spades owes the 10 of Diamonds
so with a 10 of Diamonds, you have an obligation to give of yourself in some
meaningful way.

Question:

I have a question for you but first, I want to explain the situation as
short as possible. I work with this guy ( D.O.B. 11/27/69 6 of Hearts ) and
I (D.O.B. 12/28/70 3 of Hearts) would say about two years. After studying
both of your books, I found out that I am his my p.r card (3 of diamonds)
is his karma card but the second karma card. Well anyway, he interns at our
job when he comes home for either summer or Christmas break. When I first
say him, I was immediately attracted to him and of course as time past, my
feelings some what grew. However, he was involved and of course I was involved
in different (learning) relationships during those times. Recently I was
able to find out his birth date and card because it interested me why the
two of us would play like a tag game I.e. he ask me out last year but I did
not go because I was involved (I did not tell him this I just told him that
I don’t date co-workers and at the time I did stick true to my word) and
then when my relationship broke up, he was involved (apparently with the
same girl that just so happened to be hooked on Crack). This year, he asked
me out and I accepted but later on could not make it. So the next day I asked
him out because I sensed that I kind of hurt his feelings when I did not
go out with him. When we went out for the first time and we really enjoyed
each other. He told me that he was surprised that I went out with him. Now
for my question after this long explanation, I know that I am supposed to
owe him something and I do know that I mirror him in a sense. I am confused
about this because what am I supposed to be owing him. I do know that we
were together in a past life time because of the MARS and MAFS connections
and also the VEM connections that both of our birth cards hold. Please help
me understand this. I will understand if it takes you a little time to respond
but when you get a chance.

Answer:

Do not be concerned about what you owe him. Just enter into the relationship.
You will find out as things progress. In this sort of relationship, you only
need to always be ready to give. If you can do that, things will go smoothly.
There is no way to know exactly what is owed. We just have to be open to
give and everything goes fine with these karma card relationships.

Question:

I have been using the card system for about a year now and have found it
to be amazingly accurate in my own life as well as others. I just have a
quick question about a reading. How do you interpret 4H direct with 9H vertical
(Uranus period)? Also during this same period she has a 5H with 10D when
looking under the Uranus period of her yearly displacement card (KH). 10D
is the birth card of her boyfriend. The 4H and 9H are not BC or PRC’s of
anyone that we know of. Moving into her Neptune period she has KH (BC), 9H
(PRC), 10D (displacement), and 6D (personality). She has been in a long-term
relationship with this 10D man, but recently has been considering going back
to an ex. I guess my main question to you is about the 4H and 9H which seem
to contradict each other. Thank you for any help. Your books have been a
great help to me.

Answer:

Those cards are not very significant in the Uranus position, which deals
primarily with real estate and casual relationships, not usually personal
ones. They could mean lots of things, like a loss of a friend, but not a
marriage. Overall though, having the 4H direct is an indication that the
period is protected and that nothing really bad will occur. Since she is
considering going back to her ex, those cards could indicate that. The 9H,
breaking up with her 10D man, and the 4H, going back to the family. 4H is
a family card above all else.

Question:

In Love Cards it seems to tie the Saturn Card to the Cosmic Lesson card.
For example my Cosmic Lesson card is 10d and Saturn Card Js. I must deal
with the Js on a mundane level working on my creativity and self-honesty.
As it applies to others then would be through my relationship to money. My
interpretation is that greed is my cosmic lesson. My rationalization is the
Js negative universal side applied to money would be the obsession with money
and disregard for how its acquisition affects myself or others. Do I understand
the relationship correctly? Could the Cosmic Lesson card be considered a
fatal flaw or is that the Saturn card?

Answer:

I can tell from your email that you have put a lot of thought into this.
I would not consider any card to be a fatal flaw myself. If there were one
though, I would have to say the Neptune Card since that is the card that
comes from our unconscious, and therefore is out of our control. The Saturn
card is an area where we have to experience the negative side of an experience
in order to understand the totality of that card’s expression. You are very
correct in saying that the Saturn Card and Cosmic Lesson Card are connected.
The Cosmic Lesson is always the Saturn Card to our Saturn Card and is in
fact a higher octave of our Saturn Card. The 10D as a Cosmic Lesson could
indicate obsession with money but on a deeper level it represents an obligation
for you, as a King of Hearts, to live your life as though you were the most
blessed person alive. The 10D is the Jupiter/Jupiter card, the most blessed
card. As your Cosmic Lesson you owe it to us (the rest of the world) to walk
in those shoes in a positive fashion. This means living the high side of
the 10D instead of the low side. A study of the 10D would be very helpful.
For example, 10D people often have difficulties with self-confidence, which
is a trait of all Aces and Tens. This may come to bear in your own Cosmic
Lesson as well.

Question:

I am a 10H born in Sept 27,1952. I perceived while studying the cards,
that my Weekly Cards from February 10th to February 16th are exactly the
same cards as I will have as my Yearly Cards next year. I looked back and
I saw that this year that I am on, was the week of March 25th 2000 to March
31st 2000. Can you help me explaining how does it work? For me, this seems
to be an important week for me, this next week, since I will be having a
quick “preview” of my whole next year. Is this the way you see it? If so,
do you believe that we can learn from the mistakes or questions of this week
(it seems to be only one week in the entire year, every year, but how to
find it easily?) to be more prepared and in Karma terms more “clean and organized ” for
the next year?

Answer:

As you have noticed, the Weekly Spreads are derived from the same Grand
Solar Spreads as the Yearly, Seven-Year, etc. And so, there are times when
all the spreads may sync up. As in your example, you have a weekly spread
that matches your next year Yearly Spread. I have had this happen a few times.
And you can have them match up with your current year too. I have watched
to see if there is any significance and so far haven’t noticed any, at least
none that I can detect through my personal experience. But perhaps you will
see some correlations. If so, please share them with me.

Question:

I purchased your book Love Cards recently and find it fascinating, I’m
a 10C and have found it to be very accurate! I was amazed when I read it.
A question for you. Since you consider the Planetary ruling card the second
most important card after the birth card is it appropriate to include the
life spread cards of the planetary ruling card as part of the reading?

Answer:

We do not read the Life Spread of the Planetary Ruling Card. As you may
have noticed, the Planetary Ruling Card comes from the Life Spread of the
Birth Card. It is appropriate to read the entire chapter in Love Cards about
the Planetary Ruling Card as if it were a Birth Card. So, for example, if
your Birth Card was a 10C and your Planetary Ruling Card is the 8D, I recommend
studying the descriptions of both those cards in the Love Cards book. Generally
we do imitate many of the qualities of our Planetary Ruling Card, often exaggerating
them to some degree.

Question:

I am a 2D. I’ve been looking at the 6C card a lot lately, which is my first
karma card, which if I’m correct is to whom I owe a debt. I figured if I
found out what it is I owe, I would have a better understanding of what’s
going on deep inside me. Does this make any sense? I would see a part of
me that needs understanding and change. As I see it, it’s me taking responsibility
for the things I say and promise. To bring it a little closer, it would be
taking that responsibility and reflecting it back to myself, forcing me to
see all there is without hiding from the parts I’m afraid of. I’ve discovered
that I accept the parts of things that come to me that fit in nicely with
what I know I want, ignoring those parts that would make me look at the truth
in full, thereby having to realize that what is there is not what I really
want.

Answer:

The 6C is here as a reminder that our words are powerful. When we say something,
it goes out from us with a force that will inevitably bring back to us the
thing stated. Six always implies an awareness of the responsibility associated
with its suit, in this case, Clubs, or communication – the Word.

Everything you say, for good or bad, will be used to judge you, and this
applies to all 2 of Diamonds people. As the first Karma Card it admonishes
you to choose your words carefully and do not say anything that you do not
fully intend to back up with actions. Any trivializing with your speech will
bring negative consequences.

Question:

I’ve been studying the cards since 1980 when I had my first reading with
Arne Lein. I was born 4/7/50 (AS) and I do a weekly reading every Sunday
and am obsessed with the cards. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make
reading the cards so easy! My Question – My boyfriend who is the 7D 7/8/52
just turned 47. In the “Destiny Cards” it says that his Pluto Card is the
6C, which is correct according to the patterns of the years from “The Sacred
Symbols of the Ancients” by Randall & Campbell. Yet it also says that his
Long Range Card is the 6C. Is this correct? How do you determine the Long
Range card for each year?

Answer:

Your boyfriend is correct. Since the Long Range cards come from a different
spread than the rest of the cards in the yearly spread, it is possible for
it to be the same card as any other in the yearly spread. I have seen many
cases where the Long Range card is the same as the Jupiter, Venus, Pluto
or Result cards. It would be too long an explanation to tell how the Long
Range Cards are determined. However I do explain that thoroughly in The Advanced
Oracle Workbook that we publish.

Question:

The system scares me a times–what do you tell people who read stuff that
worries them in the future?

Answer:

I try to explain how everything has a happy outcome, unless we fight it.
We always have a choice. Every card has a good side too. It is up to each
of us to access the higher side of each card. Of course, Nines always mean
endings and they cannot be stopped or changed. However, Nines only scare
people who are completely unaware of what they love in life. Those who are
in touch with themselves always know when something in their life has reached
its end and no longer brings them any joy or value.

Question:

I just recently read Love Cards and liked it very much. But I’m not quite
sure which Birth Card my significant other is. He was born in Athens, Greece
on June 29, 12:20 A.M. Does this mean his birth card is actually June 28.
Athens Greece is 7 hours ahead of New York time…If you could help me clarify
this, it would be much appreciated!

Answer:

Your husband would still be an AC unless, and this is important, unless
it was daylight savings time the year he was born. In that case he would
be a 2C. The cards always use local time, not New York time, unless of course
you were born in NY. To be completely correct about a person’s real birth
time, you must convert the observed time at birth into true solar time, which
is essentially sundial time. That requires adjusting for both daylight savings
and for the distance of the birth place from the standard time meridian of
the area of birth. This is discussed in our Advanced Oracle Workbook in the
section about the Hour Cards.

Question:

Hi, I really enjoy your site, and use it everyday, and have the book too,
But the calendar used to give the destiny reading is not correct, it displays
the dates for August 1998, and has not been accurate for about a week, please
fix this so I can continue to get the most from your site.

Answer:

The calendar used by our java applet on our web site is always set to your
computer’s date. Just adjust the date on your computer and it will work as
designed.

Question:

Could you please advise me as to whether I am correct in calculating the
present yearly spread for the U.S. (JD)? I think the U.S. is currently in
its 22 yearly spread. Yes or no? If not, then how should I have calculated
it?

Answer:

If you use the birthday of 7/4/1776 for the US, it is now 222 years old.
Divide that by 90 (Quadrations) and the remainder is 42, which the age you
look at for the yearly spread (90 times 2 = 180, 222 – 180 = 42). So, you
can read the age 42 spread except for the Long Range Card, which comes from
a different place.

Question:

For the record, I’m an AD female, January 26, 1963. Is there a method I
can use to do a daily reading? I sometimes work all day on Sundays, which
is when the Destiny book tells me I should do my weekly reading. So, if I
miss my Sunday reading I can’t have a reading for that week. Do you have
a method that I can use to just get up in the morning and do one on any given
day? I really enjoy the system, and I have learned so much. There is a job
offer in my future, and it’s just taking a long time for it to materialize.
(It has to do with foreign investments) but I was getting so impatient until
I took another look at my cards and it was in this period that I’ve just
started that a new job possibility is to arise. So, I now have relaxed and
have the patience to go on with the daily grind until this other job actually
becomes available. Any help or suggestions you can give me would be greatly
appreciated.

Answer:

Its okay to do your weekly readings on Monday, if you really can’t get
to them on Sunday for any reason. Just do it as soon as you can. If you can’t
do it until Wednesday, that may be a little late, though since two days have
already passed. I see your Ace of Clubs in the current period. This is a
good omen. Actually, if you look in Destiny Cards in Chapter 8 there is some
good information about an important cycle for you that begins this year.
The next three years will be very fortunate for you in terms of your career,
which is always important to AD.

Question:

Is there any significance in two people having 10 cards the same in their
Life Spreads? Actually, the cards are the same but under the influence of
different planets.

Answer:

This can occur between a number of cards. It will always occur between
two cards which are situated closely to each other in the Grand Solar Spread.
For example, anyone whose Birth Card is your Moon, Mercury or Venus Card
in your Life Spread will share many of the same cards in their Life Spread,
just offset by how far they are from your Birth Card. The bottom line is
that it is a very good indication that you and this other person are sort
of ‘part of the same family’ and are probably connected in some very important
ways.

Question:

I am a 2D, 9/9/52, he 8C, 7/20/66. We are about 2000 miles apart and instantly
connected on a phone call. I am in the process of a divorce from a 23 year
old marriage, I know it doesn’t surprise you I stayed much too long in this
marriage and it took 5 years to come to and act upon my decision to divorce.
I have “Love Cards” and “Destiny Cards”. Both I enjoy and am learning a great
amount, but find it difficult to associate a 1-sentence statement to each
card. Which comes down to much confusion when trying to analyze relationships
and people. When you say he and I may be “part of the same family”, exactly
what does that mean? We both have JS as our Planetary Ruling Card and on
each of our birthdays this year we will both have Qª as our Long Range
Card. What does all of this mean? Is this a relationship we should pursue
as lovers or be happy that we have a close friendship? Will I ever be able
to look at things without having to analyze every minute detail and ever
come to a clear understanding?

Answer:

Your telling me the birthdays makes it much easier to give you a more specific
answer. Essentially you and this 8C are very strongly connected in the best
possible way. That is why you two connected so easily. He is your Venus Card
in your Life Path, you share the same Planetary Ruling Card and you are his
Moon Card as well. All of this points to a high degree of compatibility.

Question:

As a newcomer to your system, I would like to tell you that I am totally
fascinated with your system. In the meantime, I do have a question for you
which is rather confusing to me, and that is my friend and I share the same
birthday, so ultimately, we have the same birth and PRC card, however, I
find that her life path and the destiny of her life is totally different
from mine, and not to mention the events in our lives right now could not
be more different. Please can you explain this to me and also be kind enough
to share with me the knowledge of how to differentiate between 2 people who
have the same birthday, but different karmas.

Answer:

Each card, both as a Birth Card and as a card we may find in our yearly
reading, does have some variation in how it can be expressed. Even though
you and your friend share the same birthday there is enough possible range
of expression that you two could appear to have different lives. However,
I think you will find that if both of you read my book independently of each
other, you will find that the cards described in there reflect accurately
what is going on in your lives. One of the most important elements on how
to interpret the cards is finding out who you are reading for. People experience
the cards differently based upon how they approach life in general, their
level of self-awareness and other factors. Before I read for anyone I always
find out as much as I can about the general attitude and approach to life
that the person has. This, combined with the cards in their spreads, will
tell me what is happening now and what to expect in the future.

Question:

Birthday: 7/19/1957. I have a quick question…my Venus period for my 43rd
year I have the Queen of Spades in the Direct line and the 5 of Hearts in
the Vertical. Those cards are so hard to read for me. I’m not in any relationships
now, not for almost a year, so I hope that isn’t a sign that I’m doomed yet
again for another year without a relationship.

Answer:

Those two cards certainly do not mean that you will be doomed for another
year. However, there aren’t many other love cards in your yearly cards that
I can see. Those cards could mean taking a trip somewhere with a dear friend
or lover, or a move to a new apartment, etc. You might be lucky to not have
any relationships right now. Perhaps you needed a break for a while. All
I know is that everything happens when we are ready for it to.

Question:

Hi. The tapes arrived yesterday, thank you. I have read some of the literature
you sent with the tapes, very interesting.. so, the 10C can be slippery or
not a very nice person.. I was shocked to read that because I think I am
perfect!! Joke. I think (hope) that I am operating on the higher level. I’m
surprised you did business with me.. Or is it me that doesn’t trust you,
which is another issue for a 10C, another joke. I have a good sense of humor.
I am going to work on those areas that I am lacking…then, I’ll be perfect.
I see also that my life’s lesson is 7H, overcoming fear. I do have a fear
of death and I take it hard when someone I love dies (my dad and my 32-year
old sister in 1996). My father died in England in July 96 and as I didn’t
see him and he had his ashes scattered, so in my mind he just seemed to have
disappeared, whereas I was with my sister the moment she died (of cancer)
in December 96 and that was horrific for me. In the Army I believe I have
confronted many of my fears but now I see I still have work to do. My fear
of public speaking, my fear of the dark. Even though I have these fears I
do try to rationalize them and overcome them.

Answer:

I have known many 10C people over the course of my life and made many friends
with that card. And some of them have really played out the low side of their
Jack of Spades first karma card. But, at least in my experience, that is
the exception, not the rule. But I do advise students of the cards to always
be aware of that possibility. Usually I find that 10C who are spiritual tend
to access the high side of that Jack, which is to become the spiritual initiate.
All 10C can be playful like you, on account of that same Jack of Spades.

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