- Nov 19, 2012
- Robert L Camp
How many people have ever stopped to wonder about our deck of common playing cards? There are many card-reading systems and books out there but how many know the one and original system, that system for which the cards were devised in the first place? And finally, how many would guess that this common deck of cards actually holds a record of our entire life, much like the fabled ‘Book of Destiny’ spoken of in many cultures? Let me just give you an inkling of what is involved here.
Take a deck of cards and relate the numbers to our modern day calendar. There are 52 cards and 52 weeks, 13 cards in each suit and 13 new moons each year, as well as 13 weeks in each season of the year, represented in the deck by the four suits. But the most amazing connection occurs when we add up the numbers on each card in the deck. In doing this, we ascribe 1 to the Ace, 2 to the two and so forth. The Jacks are 11, Queens 12 and Kings, 13. The entire deck added together equals 364. With the addition of the Joker, we get exactly the number of days in the year.
The cards were originally devised as a calendar system and not just any calendar system, the calendar for earth and earth alone. Its cards, suits and numbers represent the cycles that govern our lives. And by knowing the inner workings of this deck, as taught by the ancient priests of the Magi, one can reveal anyone’s unique destiny, along with a whole lot more.
Though most people are yet to become aware of it, this Science of the Cards is a fascinating and highly accurate system of self-understanding that supposedly originated in Atlantis. I was personally introduced to this method about 10 years ago when a friend handed me a old book and said “Here, look up your card and see what this book has to say about you.” I was struck by that book and its very accurate and personal description of my life. At that point in my life I was already an astrologer and what struck me even more was the fact that 9 birthdays had the same card as mine. And yet, the description it offered was undoubtedly accurate and meaningful. That got me started on a quest for more information about this system and eventually to writing several books about it. To this day most everyone who is exposed to it says it is the most uncannily accurate system they have ever discovered. I have used it consistently now for over ten years and it has never been off. It continues to amaze me.
This system is very much like astrology but with the added benefit that it doesn’t require a time of day or place. Just the month, day and year and it has a lot to tell us. It has astrological elements to it, however. For example, the year of 365 days is divided into seven periods, each 52 days long, and named for one of the planets. Your first period of the year, Mercury, begins on your birthday, followed 52 days later by your Venus period and so on. Each period is governed by its planet and so has a distinctively different quality to it. For example, the Venus period is one in which we usually focus a lot of our attention on home, family and personal relationships.
As a little taste of this system, below is all you need to derive a little information about your Birth Card. Follow the instructions carefully to calculate your card and then read the meanings of its suit and number.
Calculate Your Birth Card
- Take the number of your month of birth and multiply it by 2. For example, if you are born in November, you would take 11 times 2 equals 22.
- Now add that number to the number of the day of the month you were born. If you were born on 11/7 for example, you would take 22 and then add that to 7 to get 29.
- Now subtract that total from 55. That will give you the solar value of your Birth Card and below you can look up your Birth Card from the table.
Now you know your Birth Card you can learn a little about yourself from the descriptions below. If you want to investigate this system more, check out our two main books, Destiny Cards and Love Cards, available in most bookstores. Every person studying astrology should take a look at this system because it offers a unique perspective that ties in with all they have learned.
If you are a(n)
Heart – Relationships are your key to happiness and success. You are child-like and youthful and enjoy children as well.
Club – You are eternally curious to learn new things, you are a detail person and thrive on communications with others.
Diamond – Everything has an intrinsic value to you and you enjoy buying and selling and acquiring.
Spade – You are very work oriented, have a strong will and relate well to older more mature people.
Ace – You are ambitious and usually in a hurry. You get many more good ideas than you can complete. You are a loner of sorts.
Two – You need companionship to feel complete. You are very logical and smart and have particularly good karma in certain material areas.
Three – You are creative and self-expressive though you also do your share of worrying. You are an idea person.
Four – You appreciate the value of stability and security, home, family and other grounded things. You work hard.
Five – You are restless to explore. You enjoy travel and don’t like to be confined. You are the adventurer.
Six – You are learning all about responsibility. You are a person of peace and your life seems to go on for long periods without change. You are intuitive.
Seven – You have magic at your fingertips but you must release material attachments to realize it. You have a gift.
Eight – You have power and are learning all about it. You attract powerful people into your life.
Nine – You are giving and compassionate. You can tap into universal consciousness and are here to complete things.
Ten – You are a person of accomplishment and passion combined. You are here to do some good, and possibly, great work.
Jack – You are eternally youthful and highly creative. You are fun loving and perhaps a little tricky at times. Peter Pan is an appropriate symbol for the Jacks.
Queen – As co-ruler of the throne you have a lot of power, authority and responsibility. However you are also very nurturing and you rule in a loving manner.
King – You have the power of all the other cards in your suit combined with great experience to encourage acts of wisdom. You are a leader and prone to being responsible.