I know this may seem a little “out there” or far fetched to many of you, but as I was replying to a comment on this (I shared this on facebook and was replying to someone’s comment), a memory came back to me.
It was when I was a young girl and my grandpa (who by the way was a Druid, which I found out after he died) used to do this ‘game’ where he would draw 4 cards and depending on how they turned up (either upside down or not) and what number it was, was the meaning of the draw. It was a form if divination. For example, the ace of spades pointing towards you meant a death, or the same card pointing away from you meant pregnancy or birth. Or if the 9 of hearts was drawn it meant, if I recall correctly, love or marriage. Think of tarot cards, which are a tool for divination, or telling the future, which is of course an abomination to God.
Now that I think of it, it could be one of the things that drew me into the occult when I got older. (I was involved in witchcraft or wicca, which is supposedly white magic, which is still magic and therefore still an abomination to God. I was also into horoscopes, psychics, tarot cards etc.) There could very well have been a spirit attached to him doing the divination of them which ‘attached’ itself to me. If you don’t think there is such a thing, then you need to read Acts 16:16: “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:”
So in saying all this, please read this quote below prayerfully and with an open mind to realising that playing cards could go against God’s word and be a sin. If you are convicted through this post, please don’t ignore it. It is something you will have to repent of and stop doing, because it has a spiritual, for want of a better word, attachment.
If playing cards were originally created to be used for divination, do you really want them in your home? (See verses below.)
“Hidden Meanings of Playing Cards
Don’t take those playing cards for granted. Take a break from blackjack and baccarat and learn a bit of playing cards’ history below.
Playing Cards, the Suits and the Four Elements
As you know, a single deck is divided into four suits: spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds. These four suits are known as swords, cups, wands and pentacles. They correspond to the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. These have hidden meanings that some people believe in.
Here are the correspondences of the playing cards’ suits:
Spades Swords Fire Hearts Cups Water Clubs Wands Air Diamonds Pentacles Earth
Meanings of the Suits and Elements
The four elements were believed to be the creator of the universe. Everything was said to have come from the activities of the elements. Fire came first, and then water, air and finally earth.
The four elements were connected to the “humors” by the ancients. These humors have meanings related to the human personality.
*Fire / Swords / Spades symbolize willpower, courage, strength and other masculine qualities.
*Water / Cups / Hearts stand for love, emotions, imagination and the subconscious. These are feminine qualities.
*Air / Wands / Clubs represent mind, speech and words. These are neutral qualities.
*Earth / Pentacles / Diamonds signify wealth and matter.
The face cards also carry the traits of their elements. Court cards of the fire element signify men and women of action; those of water are sensitive and benevolent people and so on.
Numbers on the Playing Cards
Even numbers have meanings ascribed to them.
Number One or Ace represents beginnings, fresh ideas, new ventures, etc.
Number Two is duality, love and partnership.
Numbers Three is the number of fate and “karma” and the planet Saturn.
Number Four is completion and the material world, of wisdom and of Jupiter.
Number Five is said to be the number of man (half of ten, number of the universe) and Mars.
Number Six is a number of the divine and the Sun.
Number Seven is the number of love and Venus.
Number Eight is the number of intellect. Eight is also double the number four, meaning the positive and negative qualities of the four elements. Mercury rules this number.
Number Nine is the number of the soul and the Moon.
Number Ten is the number of the whole world, of Earth.
When a card’s number is combined with its suit, it takes on a unique meaning used in divination. Divination is the art of obtaining answers from some method such as drawing from playing cards.
This is a brief survey of the mystical significance of playing cards that some people believe in. While it is not useful for gambling, it is good to know the history and origin of the playing cards we now use and enjoy.” [end quote]
Just because these verses are in the Old Testament it doesn’t mean that God has changed how He feels about them. They are still an abomination to Him.
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times,or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” Deuteronomy 8:9-11
“Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” Deuteronomy 7:26