If life is a game, if we are all taking our share of it, then let the games begin!
How openly do you play your cards of war, peace and love, material and spirituality?
Cheaters and fair players, those who keep their cards for the next move, intelligent appraisers or despairers, the uncertainty of the next card, obscurity deriving from uncertainty, expecting the next card with the belief that one will win each time, it’s all about life. Strangers to the game, the lamb at the wolfs table, the wolf at the lambs table, the price of taking risk..
Living without taking any risks?
So, let the games begin!!!
Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably by Marco Polo from China. At that time, there were 4 social classes in France and the symbols of the cards were based on these classes.
Hearts: Aristocrats and church,
Spades: The shape of sword represents the army,
Diamonds: Money and commerce,
Clubs: The shape of clover resembles the lowest society and farmers.
These 4 suits also correspond to the 4 elements:
Spades: FIRE, symbolizing freewill, courage and strength,
Hearts: WATER, standing for love, emotions, imagination and subconscious,
Clubs: AIR, mind, speech and words,
Diamonds: EARTH, signifying wealth and matter.
In addition, 12 face cards relate to the 12 months of the year and 12 signs of Zodiac. 2 colors of the deck-red & black-matching are the two halves of the year (summer solstice and winter equinox). The 4 suits - Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts, Spades - match the 4 seasons of the year. Deck holds 52 cards just as there are 52 weeks in a year. All the spots on the cards of the deck equal 365, the number of days in a year.