9 card spread
This is a 9 card spread — top row is past (or current situation), middle is present (or action required), and bottom is future (or outcome). Here are the meanings for using palying cards in divination. Enjoy!
Playing Card Meanings
Ace of Hearts –The home, love, friendship, joy, a love letter, the start of romance. Particularly favorable; troubles and problems lifting. Could represent a visit or a change of address.
2 of Hearts – Success and prosperity, an engagement or partnership, strength and support coming from a partner. If bad cards surround, there may be delays in reaching the goal.
3 of Hearts – unwise decisions, too much haste, no proper background info, emotional problems, inability to decide, saying something you’ll regret. Love and happiness when the entire spread is generally favorable.
4 of Hearts – Travel, change of home or business, late marriage due to a picky nature. (the ‘Old Maid’ card)
5 of Hearts – Jealous people around you, ill-will, indecisiveness, making and breaking plans with others.
6 of Hearts – A sudden wave of good luck. Someone helps you out; conversely, you may be helping someone too much, they are taking advantage.
7 of Hearts – Someone’s interest in you is unreliable or fickle; love-sickness, broken promises, backing out of plans.
8 of Hearts – An unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party or event.
9 of Hearts –Wish Card; A wish/dream fulfilled. Look to the card just preceding this one to determine what the person being read for desires; if surrounded by bad cards, these can represent obstacles that need to be dealt with in order to get the fulfillment of the wish.
10 of Hearts – Good luck, success, good fortune after difficulty, happiness; can counteract bad cards around it
Jack of Hearts – A warm-hearted, good friend, maybe known for a long time. A fair-haired youth; or a young person with Water signs predominating in their chart. Often points to a younger admirer.
Queen of Hearts – A fair-haired woman with a good nature, someone caring, knowledgeable and faithful, giving kind advice; or a woman with Water signs predominating in her chart. Sometimes, this card can indicate the mother or a mother figure.
King of Hearts – A fair-haired man with a good nature, affectionate, caring, with fair, helpful advice; or a man with Water signs predominating in his chart. This man helps you out without much talk. His actions reveal his kindness and concern.
Ace of Diamonds – Change; a message or package, often about money or jewelery, and the important contents are usually good news.
2 of Diamonds – A business partnership; a change in relationship; gossip. A love affair attracting disapproval from others.
3 of Diamonds – A legal letter, legal problems, disputes and quarrels, domestic arguments. Be tactful with others in order to avoid disputes.
4 of Diamonds – Financial upswing, financial improvements, inheritance; an older person may give good advice. Conversely, forgotten or neglected friends and family. Situations that have been brewing now come to a head.
5 of Diamonds – Happiness and success, prosperity, long enduring friendship, happy family. Success with children. A change for the better. This is a good time to start new projects.
6 of Diamonds – Relationship problems, arguments. Separation. Marriage not destined to last.
7 of Diamonds – An argument concerning finances, or on the job; bad luck on an enterprise or idea, problems or losses at work (Generally expected to be resolved happily). Unreliable man (gambler or drinker); surprise news or a gift.
8 of Diamonds – Change in job situation, financial ups and downs. Possibility of settling down or finding love on a trip; but life may be too hectic to get away.
9 of Diamonds – A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence; moving in the hopes of advancement; surprise with money.
10 of Diamonds – A change in financial status, often for the better. Money and travel highlighted.
Jack of Diamonds – A youth, possibly in uniform, or a selfish or jealous person who may be dishonest or unreliable. A person who brings news, generally negative, but relatively minor. May be a problem if the person being read for is female.
Queen of Diamonds – A fair-haired woman who loves to party, flirt and gossip, who will interfere in plans, able to get away with things and interfere in situations; or a woman with Earth predominating in her chart.
King of Diamonds – A fair-haired or graying man, stubborn and influential; or a man with Earth predominating in his chart. A bitter rival, a dangerous competitor; for women, an abusive man or a deceitful lover.
Ace of Clubs – Wealth, prosperity, health, love, unexpected money/gain, achieving perks due to social status. However, in a difficult spread, this may disappear almost as quickly as it appears.
2 of Clubs – Obstacles to success; disappointments and opposition; malicious gossip. Do not count on others.
3 of Clubs – Love and happiness; successful marriage; a favorable long-term proposition. A second chance, particularly in an economical sense.
4 of Clubs – Changes for the worse. Beware of dishonesty or deceit, betrayal, failure or misfortune; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.
5 of Clubs – New friendships, alliances are made. Possible successful marriage, help from friends.
6 of Clubs – Financial aid or success. Partnership card; success based on mutual goals and friendship.
7 of Clubs – Business success; a change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion. There may be problems with the opposite sex.
8 of Clubs – Desperation; Work or personal problems that have to do with jealousy; urgent need for money. This is generally thought to be quite unfavorable.
9 of Clubs – Achievement; sometimes a wealthy marriage, a new lover or admirer, or a sudden windfall. Conversely, arguments with friends, unresolved disputes, stubbornness.
10 of Clubs – Happiness and good fortune; business success; good luck with money. A trip taken now may result in a new friend or love interest.
Jack of Clubs – A dark-haired or fiery youth. Popular youth who is good-hearted and playful, who is good at cheering the person being read for up. Can also indicate an admirer or reliable friend.
Queen of Clubs – Dark-haired, attractive, self-confident woman; or a woman with Fire predominating in her chart. She may give you good advice. Can be wife or girlfriend, sister or good friend.
King of Clubs – Dark-haired, kind-hearted man; or a man with Fire predominating in his chart. A generous, honest, affectionate, and spirited man; a good friend who can be trusted and counted on during times of need and sorrow.
Ace of Spades – Misfortune, bad news, loss, illness, a difficult ending. Emotional conflict, obsession, death. Things coming to a head.
2 of Spades – Difficult changes; separations, gossip, breaks in relationships or change of location; deceit. A sudden break in an important process in the life of the person being read for. If the question concerns a particular romantic interest, this is considered a warning card – infidelity or separation is quite likely.
3 of Spades – Breaks in relationships; unfaithfulness and partings; a loss of pride and hope. Sometimes indicates that a third person is breaking into a relationship somehow. Do not dwell, move on in life.
4 of Spades – Small worries, problems. Financial difficulties, personal lows, short illness, broken promises, temporary setbacks.
5 of Spades – Temporary opposition and obstacles; a blessing in disguise. Happy home but interference from other people. Success after much time and hard work. Sometimes indicates a negative or depressed person.
6 of Spades – Small changes and improvements. Much planning but little result. Hard work without much profit. Discouragements.
7 of Spades – Sorrow, loss, and quarrels. Advice that is best not taken; loss of friendship if you don’t let them ’win.’ An unexpected burden. Obstacles may be coming from within the person asking the question.
8 of Spades – Temptation, misfortune, danger, upsets, trouble and disappointment. Plans go awry. False friends let you down. Cancellations. Most of the trouble can be avoided if caught early on. Examine all relationships closely.
9 of Spades – The worst card. Illness, accident, loss of money, defeat, bad luck in all things. The person the reading is for is at his/her personal low; depression and low energy, anxiety, misery.
10 of Spades – Worry, misfortune, bad or unwelcome news, imprisonment. A very unlucky card. If near a good card, it can cancel it out. If found with bad cards, makes them twice as bad.
Jack of Spades – A very dark-haired youth who is hostile or jealous; well-meaning but immature and unreliable. Not bad, but lazy; gets in the way, takes but does not give.
Queen of Spades – Widowed or divorced woman, or a very dark-haired woman; may have Air predominating in her chart. Cruel, unscrupulous, interfering; may betray you or use you for her own gain.
King of Spades – Dark-haired man; or a man with Air predominating in his chart. Ambitious, self-serving, authoritative; may cause problems in relationships using ‘divide and conquer.’