Auntie Doris’s Secrets of the Mystics #2: Telling A Fortune with Ordinary Playing Cards. Example

edmundsHave you been practicing your fortune telling skills? It isn’t necessary, but it might be an idea to take a look at last weeks article on telling a fortune with playing cards if you haven’t already. Any road, as promised, this week, just to show you how its done. I’ll pick three random cards and tell you a little story. For the sake of argument, I will pretend I am doing a reading for Noel Edmonds. Of course If I was doing Mary Whitehouse or David Cameroon or even someone I actually liked, the story would be different.

Card number one. Noel’s past. The ten of Diamonds! (No I really have drawn it randomly) Check my guide and it shows plenty of wealth. So i say something like “Noel, I can see that in your past you have accumulated great wealth. The Lord alone knows how you did it, but somehow, fortune has smiled upon you. You have been able to afford good holidays. Expensive haircuts, plastic surgery. Of course if it was a down and out in a frayed jacket sitting in front of me i would start with something like “In the past you had a lot more money than you have now. Or if it was some young student I would say “you come from a family where money was no problem. And if their face dropped I would instantly add. Thete may not always have been a lot, but it was never a real problem because you pulled through. As long as you keep that confident face you will be alright. Honestly.

Back to Noel.

Card number two. Noel at this moment it time. The six of Clubs. Check again. Illness at work. “You have not been feeling to well lately Noel, this might be affecting your work.” then you have to judge his reaction. He might agree straight away. “Yes my back’s been playing me up” if he doesn’t , keep on at him. Mention waking up in the middle of the night. Mention worry, if all else fails tell him that it might be something that he isn’t aware of just yet and strongly suggest he goes to the doctors. That’ll get the self satisfied so and so. Tell him to ask for a camera up his arse. Tell him that it is vitally important. Of course, if it wasn’t Noel, you probably wouldn’t be so cruel. Tell them not to worry, that it might just be a bit of indigestion or a virus that’s going around. Tell them that their body is probably dealing with it without them knowing. Whoever it is say something like “You have to be kind to yourself. if you want to continue living in the style that you are accustomed to, it is important that you look after your health.” That’s sound advice for anyone. But if Noel has been having a few twinges lately, he will probably think you are a genius. Good luck with that ruddy colonoscopy Edmonds!

Card number three. Noel’s Future. The ten of Hearts. Plenty of Love. Sodding Nora. That’s the trouble with genuinely drawing them randomly. Now I have to tell Noel Edmonds that he will receive plenty of love in the future. I didn’t want to boost his bloated ego any more than it is already bloated. But wait! There is a chance. “You are and always will be a much loved Person.” Now watch his face… “This will be made clear at your funeral where hundreds upon hundreds of people will remember your loveable character, how you made us laugh, genuinely cared about others. And held a special place in the nations hearts.” Because its Noel, don’t offer any comforting words, like “but that’s probably a long time in the future. You have just told the man that he needs to see a doctor. Its Noel Edmonds for crying out loud. Let him squirm!

If that hasn’t wiped the smirk off his orange face hit him with. Yes, it will be a lovely funeral, with many heartfelt tributes. Just like Jimmy Saville’s was.

You can have a lot of fun with this card reading lark. Good luck!

Auntie Doris’s Secrets of the Mystics #2: Telling a Fortune with Ordinary Playing Cards.

hand with cards illustration

I promised that I would explain this a few weeks ago, and my words were met with such an overwhelming response, that I suppose that I am going to have to do it.

There are loads of elaborate ways of telling peoples fortune with cards, tarot or not. You can lay them out in circles or in crosses, use ten, twelve or fifteen cards. Trust me, I am experienced in this. If you are learning the skill, the best way to go is with a simple three card reading. You draw them one by one and show them to the person one at a time whilst telling them a little story.

The first card represents something about their past, the second card represents something about them as they are now, the third card represents something about their future.

Trust me. Any old story will do. You will get the hang of it, and your subject will more than likely be looking for some grain of truth in what you are saying anyway. Say it with confidence, look them in the eye, and sound sure of yourself. You can’t fail. You already have them in front of you, so to some extent, you will know what sort of stories to avoid and what sort of stories to tell, from their age and appearance.

Not that I am saying its all Hocus Pocus though. Not at all. Through this process you are acting like a skilled psychiatrist would. You are using stories to unlock the truths buried deep within their mind. You will know when you are right. You will see it in their faces. Half the time they will help you to tell the story anyway.

Tarot cards are easy. They have little stories on them already. But have you seen the price of them these days? Twenty or thirty quid a ruddy pack! Wheras you can pick up a pack of playing cards in the shop on any caravan site in Britain for less than a tenth of the price.

You have to know your stories though, but don’t worry, it isn’t as hard as it sounds. You start with your own system. Something that works for you. Something that you can easily get started with under the pressure of a reading. Here’s my simple system.

Each of the suits represents a theme. Make it simple and easy to remember.

Hearts mean love. Diamonds mean wealth. Clubs mean conflict. Spades mean work.

Then each of the numbers and picture cards represent some variation within that theme.

An ace means one person. A two means a couple. Three is a crowd. Four is a warning (like they shout in golf before they hit the ball) Five means a favour (the cockneys would call it a fiver) Six is an illness (sicks) Seven means a reckoning (If you “get seven” someone “gets even”) Eight means satisfaction (you are satisfied when you have “ate” your dinner) Nine means a denial (from the German “Nein”) Ten means plenty. The Jack is a Knave, a mischievous rascal and a trickster. The Queen is a powerful woman. And the King is a powerful man. If you leave the jokers in you can call them fools and weave some idiocy into the story.

And that’s it. If you learn whats in those two paragraphs you can tell anyone’s fortune with a bit of practice.

Have a go at learning either my system or making your own up. Next time I will run through a simple reading with you, and show you how I would do it.

You might find this website useful if you can’t find a pack of cards in the site shop.