Contrasting stories abound on the internet about the origin of our playing cards, but what is clear is that this system has been around for a very long time. We know that it is connected to the Masons, to Alchemy, to ancient Egypt, to the Tarot, and to the Kabbalah, among other things. The Grand Master of the Order of the Magi, the secret society charged with preserving, studying, and protecting the system, came out with the first printed material on the subject (in our time) around 1900. His name is Olney Richmond, and his book is called "The Mystic Test Book." He reports that the system goes back to Atlantis. Our guess is that it goes back further, since it is based on time on this planet. And that's a pretty old thing.
CORRELATION TO THE CALENDAR
What defines the Destiny Card System - aka Cardology - is that it correlates perfectly with the calendar. Because the system links to time, the day you arrived is your "time-stamp” also known as the your Personality Card. This determines your…everything.
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THE MAP OF THE CARDS
The cards are laid out in a 7x7 grid, with the last three cards top center in an eighth row. There is a spread in which all the cards are in order. This is called the Spiritual Spread. (Each card has an assigned number with AH = 1 and KS = 52. This assigned number is what we use to add to another person's card to get your "Relationship Composite Card" Wohoo! and Coming soon to Kismet!)
There is another spread that is derived in a very particular way (as described in Robert Camp's "The Cards of your Destiny"), which we can say is laid over the first spread. This is called the Mundane Spread. The card 'under' yours, or in the corresponding position, is called a Karma Card. There is also a card laid atop your card's natural position in the first spread. This is your other Karma Card. Confused yet? It’s OK. We’ve got you. Click here for your to go back to your card's One Stop Shop and get your Kit - it's got all the karma you can handle.
Don't worry if this doesn't stick. Just keep reading because all of this structure has a kind of sacred teaching in it. Whatever sticks, is what will have meaning for you.
Alongside each vertical column, and each horizontal row of the spread is a planet. For example, the top line across, is the "Mercury Line." The column (up and down) furthest to the left is the "Neptune Line." Therefore your card is an intersection of two planets. These are like your sun sign, or a basic Astrological signature. These may describe you, and they inform you about what you are to learn this time around. For example, the Eight of Clubs sits in the intersection of horizontal Mars and vertical Neptune. Therefore, they tend to be task oriented and aggressive (Mars) but also idealistic, intuitive, and delusional (Neptune). The highest vibration of this combination is to be a future builder; one who weds passion to Divine vision. Stay tuned, because we will be presenting more on this to you soon!
Okay, just picture yourself sitting on the floor with this 7x7 grid of cards in front of you. Imagine that you spot your card. The card to the right of it is your Moon card. The card to the left is your Mercury card. The next one to the left is your Venus. The next, Mars, and Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and a couple more. This is your "hand." We speak of these cards in your report. This is your hand for life. Each card answers a question about you. And each card represents a period of your life.
YOUR PLANETARY RULER (Your other card)
What is your sun sign in Astrology? If you are a Libra, it is your Venus card that is called your Planetary Ruler. This is your 'other' card. Whatever planet rules your sun sign is your other card (eg. Venus rules Libra). When you find that out, you could get that report, also. It will describe you for sure!! Your Planetary Ruling Card augments your Personality Card, softening some things, and emphasizing others. That's why someone else with your card but a different birthday will seem similar… but different. If this is too much to figure out for now, don't worry, we plan on making it much easier to figure out. So stay tuned!
Speaking of other people, this system is very adept at identifying all kinds of shit about your relationships: the general vibe, the purpose, how it might feel different to each person. For example, on our website, you can order a Cosmic Connections Report which tells you how you energetically relate to another card.
The cards are like a big rotating clock which deals you a collection of cards for every year of your life. This is all laid out in Robert Camp's "The Cards of Your Destiny." You can go to your page (like the Five of Clubs if your birthday is October 17), and see every year of your life from 0-100. You will think you are looking at the Matrix in code. You actually are in a sense!
You have five cards that tell you about the whole year. Big themes. Like, where are you going? Where will you end up by your birthday? What will be the death (and rebirth) of you? And what will be easy? etc.
Then there are two cards of influence for each 52 day period you pass through. (There are seven in a year, like there are 52 seven day periods! Math. You miss it a little, don't you?) These two cards will help you understand every aspect of your life during that time, and will also help you know when to expect changes.
For example, if you have a Five of Spades during your Venus period, there's a really good chance that you will move or take a significant trip. If there is a Nine of Hearts in your Saturn period, you will have an emotional ending, probably a break-up; and it is karmic, planned. If there is a Queen of Hearts in Saturn instead, marriage or becoming a mother is more likely. Did ya know? You can get a reading with Paula or Laura to find out what's up for you this year. Find out more about a Destiny Card reading with Laura or Paula here.
So that's how we read the Destiny Card System, or as the ancients called it, the Science of the Cards, or the Mystic Test Book. It's all there in print, and you can learn to use it yourself.
We will be posting classes, YouTube videos with example readings in them, and all sorts of opportunities for you to become skilled with this totally amazing, unique, and accurate divinatory system.
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