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Your Birthday, Your Card : The Secrets of Life, Love and Destiny in A Deck of Playing Cards,9781402212925

Your Birthday, Your Card : The Secrets of Life, Love and Destiny in A Deck of Playing Cards

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9781402212925

ISBN10:
1402212925
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2008
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Sourcebooks Inc
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Summary

Unlock Your Secrets - discover your destiny in a matter of minutes. What do you want to know about your life? Would you find new friends, a better job, or even a new lover if you knew why and how you make the choices you do? How can you discover how every single person you know fits into your life - and the life you should be living? What insights will help you make daily choices that lead to a happier and more fulfilling existence? You have all this information and more inside yourself, and the key to unlocking it is simple. In Your Birthday, Your Card, Robert Lee Camp, an originator of this unique divination system, simplifies an ancient, mystical art and makes it easy for you to explore the secrets of your self. In this easy-to-use, hip, and beginner-friendly guide, established author Robert Camp will give readers: A simple chart that shows which birthdays belong to which cards Quick, fun, easy-to-read descriptions for every birth card Lists of celebrities born under each card Intimate details about which card should marry which (and which ones to avoid) and what cards have the hottest sex Descriptions of the personality traits of each card and things to be expected in the future Ability to predict the future with just a deck of playing cards This is the perfect book for both readers who are experienced in divination and want to try a different method, and the reader who is just looking for a quick, easy excursion into the world of astrology.

Author Biography

Fifteen years ago, Robert Camp discovered an ancient method of determining people's destinies. He has written five books revealing the secrets of the forecasting science using playing cards, including Love Cards and Cards of Your Destiny. He also does personal readings for well-known celebrities, teaches seminars and frequently appears on television and radio talk shows.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Fascinating Truth about Playing Cards Chapter Two: Your Birth Card and Planetary Ruling Card Chapter Three: The Nature of the Four Suits Chapter Four: The Marriageability Factor Chapter Five: Written in the Cards-The Personalities, Lives, and Loves of Each of the 52 Cards THE ACES Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE TWOS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE THREES Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE FOURS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE FIVES Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE SIXES Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE SEVENS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE EIGHTS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE NINES Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE TENS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE JACKS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE QUEENS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades THE KINGS Hearts Clubs Diamonds Spades About the Author

Excerpts

Excerpt from Chapter 1: The Fascinating Truth About Playing Cards

The Deck of Cards Is Our Calendar
Let's examine some of the things playing cards and the calendar we use today have in common. First of all, there are four suits of thirteen cards each, totaling fifty-two cards, plus a Joker. Let's begin with the number 52. What else is there fifty-two of that is common knowledge? Well, there are fifty-two weeks in a year. Now, in numerology, we reduce numbers by adding their digits. If we reduce the number 52 we get 5 + 2 = 7- the number of days in a week, and the number of visible planets. Seven is a very magical number in many ways and is considered the most spiritual number. It is also used extensively in many mystical traditions, including the Bible. Fascinating, isn't it? We can imagine that sometime in our ancient past, man discovered that a full year comprised something in the neighborhood of 365 days and nights. Looking into the heavens, they also noticed the sun, moon, and five other visible 'objects'; objects we now know are planets circling our sun. Taking their combined number, 7, and dividing the number of days in a year by it, they came up with fifty-two cycles in a year that we now call weeks.

The wise ones realized that this number had much more significance and used these simple facts as a springboard for more advanced study. Once again, taking the numerology of the cards, we assign numeric values to each of the cards. The Aces are 1, the Twos, 2, and so forth until we get to the Jack. The Jack is given the value of 11, the Queen, 12, and the King 13. Now, if we add up all the number values of every card in the deck, what do you guess will be the result? This means four times thirteen for the four Kings plus four times twelve for the four Queens, etc. What would be the resulting total of every card in the deck? Did you guess 365? Well, that's pretty close. The total actually comes to 364. We know that there are 365 and 1/4 days in a year, so what happened to the other day and a quarter? There is also another card in the deck that we haven't counted yet, and that is the Joker. And guess what? The Joker's value is exactly that of one and one quarter, which brings the total value of the deck of cards to exactly equal the number of days in a year. The twelve court cards in the deck represent the twelve months in the year and the twelve signs of our zodiac. The Joker's value of one and one quarter comes from the fact that he is 'all the four suits plus himself.' He stands apart as a unique balancing element in the scheme of the cards and the many card personalities.

These numeric values alone should convince the average person that there is more to a deck of cards than meets the eye. In fact, our deck of cards originated as a tool used to make calculations and estimations of time and the movements of Earth and the other planets surrounding our sun. Using the most advanced techniques, a deck of cards has been used to calculate the exact movement of the planets in our solar system. The closer we look at a deck of cards, the more fascinating they become. Every aspect of their construction and design has significance and pertinence to the world we live in.

The Seasons and Their Corresponding Suits
Let's look now at the four suits. Playing cards are symbols, and everything about them symbolizes something. The suits have just as much meaning as the numbers. What do you imagine they represent? If you guessed that the suits represent the four seasons and the four elements (water, air, earth, and fire), you are right again. All these sets of four things are connected, as anyone who studies the Tarot or astrology will tell you. There is a suit for each season and element. Before we examine the suits and their meanings more closely, I suggest you look up your Birth Card in the chart at the end of the book. Just see which card is listed for your birthday-that is your Birth Card. The suit of your Birth Card will reveal something about your life and personality.

The first season of the year is spring. Animals are bearing their young, April showers are bringing a riot of colorful flowers, love is in the air, and life is erupting everywhere. In the first season of our life, we are surrounded by the love and caring of our parents and family. This season, so filled with love and life-giving rain, is represented by the suit of Hearts, which is the element of water and would be the suit of Cups in the Tarot. Heart Cards represent love and relationships. If your personal Birth Card is of the Hearts suit, you are a person whose main form of expression and whose personal karma is worked out through the vehicle of relationships and family. In addition, if you are a Heart, you are essentially childlike in your nature, and you relate well to children-you may even work with them. Hearts are the children of the deck, regardless of their physical age. Hearts are fond of beauty and pleasure, and sometimes over-indulgent in them.

The next season is summer, and during the summer season of life, love and family no longer surround us. Instead, we find ourselves occupied by school, books, and knowledge. In this season, we leave the love and tears of childhood behind and turn our attention to more educational pursuits. The suit that corresponds to summer is Clubs, which is of the air element. This is the same as the Swords suit in the Tarot. Clubs represent the status of our mind and mental pursuits, acquisition of knowledge, and communications. Those who are born in the suit of Clubs work with ideas, points of view, and the ability to communicate. For them, the idea and concept of a person or thing is often just as important as the thing itself. Clubs are the eternal college students, usually eager to learn new things and interested in the details of life.

In the autumn season, we are harvesting the fruits or our efforts, reaping the riches we have sown in the soil of our lives. It is in the autumn season of life that we generally accumulate wealth and property. Diamonds represent this third season, and they coincide with the element of earth and the suit of Pentacles in the Tarot. The most common meaning of Diamonds is money, though on a deeper level, they represent what we most value in life. Those born as a Diamond Card work out their karma with money and values. Diamonds are the adults of the deck, and Diamond children do not like being treated as anything other than adults.

It is in the winter season that death and transformation reign supreme. After the harvest, winter sets in, and much of what was born in the spring dies away. In the winter season of life, we prepare for, and eventually experience, our own death. Health concerns become more prominent, as well as our interest in our spiritual life. Though the shadow of the gravedigger's spade is ever present on our minds, so too is the promise of a new spiritual life. This promise, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, makes the winter suit, the suit of Spades, the most powerful suit. This transformative quality of the last period of our life connects Spades to the element of fire and the suit of wands in the Tarot. Spades are a more complicated suit than the others in some ways. They represent work and health on a basic, material level, but on a deeper level, they represent spirituality and the condition of our inner 'fire.' The symbol of the spade is as much that of an acorn as it is the shovel. Secrets lie hidden within this tiny seed, and secrets are another meaning of this card.

Excerpted from Your Birthday, Your Card: The Secrets of Life, Love and Destiny in A Deck of Playing Cards
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