In a cartomancy reading, a psychic uses a deck of cards to answer your questions or to convey insights about your past, present or future. If you are primarily focused on romantic questions, cartomancy can be a very insightful type of psychic love reading.
Most commonly, a deck of 52 playing cards with four suits (spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds) and 13 cards in each suit (numbers two through ten, plus a jack, queen, king, and ace) is used for cartomancy readings. Sometimes jokers and blank cards are also added to the deck for cartomancy readings. Each suit, number, and face card are given a meaning, which is then related to your specific situation.
Cartomancy readings are used for divination, or future-telling. They also reveal patterns and hidden truths in your past or present, like all types of spiritual readings.
The 52-card deck so commonly used today to play games like bridge or poker has been around since the 14th century, and it is thought that this type of deck was first used for cartomancy readings and only later for playing games.
Cartomancy readings offer a very different experience both for the reader as well as the person seeking guidance. Playing cards are more cut and dry in their answers than tarot cards generally are, which makes them a great resource for answering questions rather than providing potential outcomes or feelings around a certain situation in the way that tarot cards provide.
Some find cartomancy cards a little too honest, leaving less room for interpretation. That said, numbers and math come into play with cartomancy. Tarot readers consider numerology as well, but in a less stringent way than cartomancy interpreters.
Cartomancy readings are still similar to Tarot card readings in that they are based on a set of symbols with specific meanings that can be used to answer questions and point to future probabilities. It is even thought that the 52-card deck may have evolved from the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana found in traditional Tarot decks. Some cartomancy readers associate each suit in the deck to an astrological element, linking clubs to fire, diamonds to earth, spades to air and hearts to water. Others have different interpretations, based on their own experience and expertise.
Like Tarot readings, cartomancy readings depend on the interpretation of an experienced clairvoyant reader who can relate the patterns in the cards to the events and circumstances of an individual’s life. There is no single interpretation that is right for everyone.
If you have a question about when or whether something will happen, about the next step to take in a relationship or when to make a career move, or about any other future concerns, a cartomancy reading might be the perfect type of reading for you.
A psychic can perform an online cartomancy reading similar to the way one would perform a reading over the phone. You can ask a psychic your question(s), and he or she will provide answers and guidance based on the cartomancy spread that is drawn.
In this video, our gifted psychics share how they use cartomancy to assist clients with questions, feedback and guidance.