“Each player must accept the cards life deals for him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” Voltaire
Yesterday when I made my pinch pot at Little Bird de Papel, I purchased a deck of cards. Beautifully designed, these cards benefit the Sickle Cell Warriors in honor of the artists’ late husband who succumbed to Sickle Cell Anemia. I was struck by the handcrafted beauty of these playing cards and the people of all hues and shades on them. They are absolutely too beautiful to play a game of Poker with.
I played a silly game with My Special Someone today where we picked cards randomly and then looked up the significance of the card. I thought I would pick a Jack of Spades and he predicted that he would pick an Eight of Clubs. Well, guess what? I picked the card that he thought he would pick and he picked the card that I thought I would pick. No effin way, dude! True story. I thought the “meaning” of the card was dead on it for me, and here’s why:
Through concentrated mental focus, there is little that the Eight of Clubs person cannot accomplish. As one of the three Fixed Cards in the Cards of Life, the Eight of Clubs expresses with “fixed” determination to achieve its goals. Highly intuitive, people with this card can read a situation and intuit the next move rather easily, resulting in mental agility like no other card in the deck. Knowledge is power and they will learn all they can to achieve success.
Success comes easily to Eight of Clubs people because of their Ten of Diamonds card (known as the “Big Money” card) in Jupiter. They are able to see the big picture and enjoy investing themselves for a big payoff. With a natural business sense, their ambition and assertiveness serve them well, provided they don’t get lured into mental combat with their competition or co-workers. This Ten of Diamonds in Jupiter influence also encourages generosity and philanthropy as they share the wealth with those in need. Eight of Clubs people love social activities and often use their innate charm and social skills equally well for a business dinner or a dinner party.
It’s quite natural for an Eight of Clubs to find a mate through their work. A hard-worker themselves, they enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share their work ethics and achievements. Creating a stable and stylish home environment appeals to this card. They prefer harmonious, supportive spaces and places that reflect the just rewards for their hard work and dedication.
A particular challenge for the Eight of Clubs person is finding balance between their rigid ideas and principles and the mutuality of relationship. They often fear feeling dominated by another which could result in power struggles in their relationships. Rather fixed in nature, they can be stubborn in their mental structures and relationship challenges can be difficult for the Eight of Clubs. Learning the dance of relationship brings balance and satisfaction.
People of this card and suit are here to experience life and themselves through their mental nature, thoughts/thinking, communication/language, information/knowledge and education.
Ummm…yes to all of that.