Using Poker Cards for Divination

The Little Book of Faces is the little white book for a deck of poker cards. Each article has a short oracle description that can be used for learning, divination, or fortune telling. There is also interesting history about the part of the sky the cards correspond to.

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The Cards by Number

Ones

If this card is in your spread it is time to take an accounting of your inner organization. This card may also bring news of sickness or death.
If this card is in your spread, be prepared for a short journey and giving yourself time to get your thoughts in order and have an agenda.
If this card is in your spread be prepared for some sort of domestic intrigue, drama, or communication. Perhaps just a letter from a beloved friend.
If you have this card in your spread, it represents activity with drive. Things will be happening for and around you.
Twos

If you have drawn this card, it is time to look inside and verify that the things you have chosen to do are for a worthy cause. With that reflection also beware of sickness through overwork.
If this card is in your spread expect to make money through hard labor, which isn’t so bad, for you should be left with a feeling of independence.
If this card is in your spread, that which you have ahead of you is a work of love. There may even be an inner revelation upon discovering or realizing that work.
Two hearts
This card in your spread will indicate a state of exaltation while one is busy with business or work that involves scientific methods.
Two Clubs
Threes

If you have found this card in your spread this is a suggestion for you to embrace idealism, to advance you character with wisdom. Be aware that the spread may refer to a lawsuit or divorce.
Three Spades
If this card is in your spread you may find yourself bound to something or someone for the sake of money. An inner desire to make amends or reparation for some inner guilt may be the driving factor in this “marriage” for money.
Three Diamonds
If this card is in your spread, make sure you do some research before you begin a new endeavor. Most likely it will be a marriage for love. Don’t let “marriage,” fool you this could be a lifelong commitment of any sort. Be it sports, your partner, or studies this card is about that lifelong commitment to that object of your desires.
Three Hearts
If you find this card in your spread, you may be in for good news in an evangelistic or a propaganda sort of way. There may be news of a business partnership or a position traveling and speaking.
Three Clubs
Fours

If this card is in your spread your thoughts are steeped in originality. Be on the lookout for money or gifts from a partner or friend.
Four Diamonds
If you find this card in your spread, you may very well have an increase in the family on the horizon. At the very least you may find that your inner abilities to be resourceful will be exercised soon.
Four Hearts
If this card is in your spread, be prepared for the approach of events that will involve your legacy or the legacy of someone else. Taking ruler ship of your inner self will be the most critical action you take.
Four Clubs
If you find this card in your spread, you may find yourself in a position where your inner determination and perhaps a helping hand are the best you can hope for. One may find themselves in a position of remorse or regret for past actions.
Four Spades
Fives

If this card is in your spread look inside for your inspiration. Look outside for abundant wealth, it is there for you in ways you have not yet recognized.
Five Diamonds
If this card is in your spread this may be the time to pop the question for you should have good fortune in love. Feelings of responsibility will be the driving factor in any of these decisions.
Five Hearts
If this card is in your spread, you are ready for reformation of your inner states. The new points of view will account for some good fortune in business.
Five Clubs
If you find this card in your spread, you will find you have been delivered from danger. The delivery will be by your own hand, and it will be with some amount of inner turmoil or angst.
Sixes

If this card is in your spread, there may be something that you are repressing due to outside circumstances. There may be a social event that is approaching.
Six Diamonds
If you find this card in your spread a love affair may bloom soon for you. Whether it does or not you are ready to find yourself at what you would consider a new level of attainment.
Six Hearts
If this card is in your spread, it is time to express yourself with music, art, or drama. You will find it a good time to fire up your ambition.
Six Clubs
If you find this card in your spread it represents the master ship of desires and urges while at the same time shows letting go or dissipation, with mastership the old life falls away.
Six Spades
Sevens

If this card is in your spread, be sure of the truth you know. A successful change of home or venue is in store.
Seven Hearts
If you find this card in your spread devotion will be a force in the inner sense. In action one may find success in teaching and or publishing.
If this card is in your spread, you may face danger through travel or sport. All the same you will find a great sense of inner achievement if you choose to make the effort.
If you find this card in your spread a short journey that involves making money or learning something new may be in store.
Eights

If this card is in your spread, be aware of self-sacrifice. You may be surrounded by or engulfed in much extravagance. …
Eight Hearts
If you have drawn this card this is a time of inner exploration for you. A promotion or position of leadership is a possibility right now. …
Eight Clubs
This card in your spread may be best described as a failure in business or a loss of honor. The experience one gains from their hardships and hurdles is the treasure buried in this card. …
Eight Spades
If this card is in your spread, you will find you are in fidelity with another person but there may be a costly lawsuit or legal proceeding taking place. …
Eight Diamonds
Nines

If this card is in your spread don’t let your wavering feelings cloud your decisions. In the end your hopes will be realized.
Nine Hearts
Self-illumination and inner understanding are beckoning to you right now. This is a time for wise and profitable relationships to take hold.
Nine Clubs
If you find this card in your spread be prepared for a quarrel that leaves anger or resentment. Renunciation or a change of self, akin to a new year resolution is a good plan
Nine Spades
If you find this card in your spread you may find that renunciation of your current belief system is in order. Or perhaps it is time for you to invest in a friend or spend money on an associate.
Nine Diamonds
Tens

If you have the Ten of Hearts in your spread thoughts is about a decidedly conventional/unconventional affectionate interest due to heightened emotion. …
Ten Hearts
If you have the Ten of Diamonds in your spread thoughts of financial loss or gain are driven by thoughtful aspirations. …
Ten Diamonds
If you have the Ten of Spades in your spread thoughts of a loss or gain in employment due to practicality are active. …
Ten Spades
If you have the Ten of Clubs in your spread thoughts of invention and discover or perhaps loss and destruction and an overall enthusiasm active. …
Ten Clubs
Jacks

If you have this card in your spread it relates to persons, places, or things ruled by Aquarius. Aquarius’ chief characteristic is, “I reason,” while it’s best quality is altruism and it’s worst quality is being argumentative.
Jack Diamonds
If you have found this card in your spread this is a suggestion for you to embrace idealism, to advance you character with wisdom. Be aware that the spread may refer to a lawsuit or divorce.
Three Spades
If you have this card in your spread it relates to persons, places, or things ruled by Capricorn. Capricorn’s chief characteristic is, “I use,” while its best quality is diplomacy, and its worst quality is deceitfulness.
Jack Spades
If you have this card in your spread it relates to persons, places, or things ruled by Sagittarius. Sagittarius’ chief characteristic is, “I see,” while its best quality is loyalty and its worst quality is sportiness.
Jack Clubs
Queens

If you have this card in your spread it relates to persons, places, or things ruled by Scorpio. Scorpio’s chief characteristic is, “I desire,” while its best quality is resourcefulness, and its worst quality is troublesomeness. …
Queen Hearts
If you have this card in your spread it relates to persons, places, or things ruled by Libra. Libra’s chief characteristic is,” I balance,” while its best quality is being agreeable, and its worst quality is pride or vanity. …
Queen Diamonds
If you have this card in your spread it refers to a person, place, or thing that is ruled by Virgo. Virgo’s chief characteristic is, “I analyze,” while its best quality is analysis, and its worst quality is criticism. …
Queen of Spades
If you have this card in your spread it refers to a person, place, or thing that is ruled by Leo. Leo’s chief characteristic is,” I Will,” while its best quality is kindness and it’s worst quality is domination. …
Queen Clubs
Kings

If you have this card in your spread it refers to a person, place, or thing that is ruled by Cancer. Cancer’s main characteristic is,” I feel,” while its best quality is tenacity, and its worst quality is touchiness.
King Hearts
If this card is in your spread it refers to a person, place, or thing ruled by Gemini. Gemini’s chief characteristic is, “I think,” its best quality is versatility, and its worst quality is changeableness.
King Diamonds
If you have found this card in your spread a person place or thing ruled by Taurus is indicated. Taurus’ chief characteristic is, “I have” while its best quality is stability and its worst quality is obstinacy.
King Spades
If this card is in your spread it refers to a person, place, or thing ruled by Aries. Aries chief characteristic is, “I am,” while its best quality is leadership, and its worst quality is officiousness.
King Clubs