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Quaint Meanings

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on February 25, 2010 | Comments (3)

9ofcups Years ago, I read the 9 of Cups was related to the 9 of Hearts, which was considered the Wish Card in playing card fortune telling. So I’ve always thought of the 9 of Cups as the Wish Card. When it comes up, I get excited and act like I’ve just blown out the candles on a birthday cake and my wish is going to come true.

More recently, I read in the Pictorial Key to the Tarot that the Ace of Pentacles was the most fortuitous card in the whole deck. I generally don’t put much stock in Arthur E. Waite (mostly because I cannot understand what he is trying to say), but I grabbed a hold of this meaning and have used it ever since. The suit of Pentacles is my favorite, after all, and the Ace is filled with so much promise and opportunity. I was happy to associate such a great meaning with that card. Whenever it comes up, I, again, get all excited, and act like someone just gave me a gold lamp with a genie in it.

Do you have any quaint or unusual meanings for cards or card combinations that you use just because it pleases you to do so?

(the 9 of Cups from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot)

Reader Comments

Written By Shari
on February 25th, 2010 @ 11:09 am

I read once a long time ago that the 5 of Pents was a card of true love. When doing a relationship reading that meaning will show through. If it is of course. It’s a very positive spin on a somewhat bleak looking card, which is always nice.

Written By Barbara Moore
on February 25th, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

I’ve not heard that one! Thanks for sharing it. Perhaps it has to do with the idea of committing to someone “for better or for worse, in good times and bad.”

Written By Blackbird "BB"
on February 25th, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

I can’t say I have any “Quaint Meanings” but I do have this one, it comes of a story … I’m sitting around in my living room one night having a nightcap; and I keep noticing this deck, every couple minutes my eyes just fall on this deck. Now I have a good number of decks, over twenty, so their is nothing unusal about a deck sitting on my living room table, no reason is should be especially noticable… but that night it was …

… finally I pull up the table and lay out a Celtic Cross, most of the cards make sense but the last two; 10 of Cups Rx, ove 8 of Wands. I dont know what it means, but it concerns me enough to toss my drink and go to bed. At 5am Im rushing my wife to the ER with pancreatitis; since I have come to see that pair as speaking to the sudden onset of a health problem.

If I may say …
To that point, I had had a very Mechanical view of the cards; a very as above so below mechanistic view of the cards, but on reflection, it seemed clear to me I was guided that night, that “someone” very much wanted to tell me something, very much wanted me to spread out those cards so their “voice” could be heard. It was in many ways the beginnings of my relationship with my guide who I now call, “Nan.”

BTW, the Deck was a Universal Waite.

Blessings, BB.

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