The meaning of Cards (greeting) in dream | Dream interpretation


1- To dream of giving or receiving a card such as a birthday card alerts us to the need for a specific kind of communication with the addressee. We mav wish to cclebrate our own or others’ good fortune and luck.

2- Our subconscious may be registering concern, cither about ourselves or others.

3- Visual communication, the ability to convey a message spiritually.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


Cards (greeting) | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Cards Greeting


CARDS

If playing them in your dreams with others for social pastime, you will meet with fair realization of hopes that have long buoyed you up. Small ills will vanish. But playing for stakes will involve you in difficulties of a serious nature.

If you lose at cards you will encounter enemies.

If you win you will justify yourself in the eyes of the law, but will have trouble in so doing.

If a young woman dreams that her sweetheart is playing at cards, she will have cause to question his good intentions. In social games, seeing diamonds indicate wealth; clubs, that your partner in life will be exacting, and that you may have trouble in explaining your absence at times; hearts denote fidelity and cosy surroundings; spades signify that you will be a widow and encumbered with a large estate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CARDS

1. Investing too much emotion in a relationship with some­ one.

2. Worry about gambling habits.

3. Concern over a business proposition. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CARDS

Playing or watching others play cards is a warning to be cautious with your finances.

If you’re dealing the cards in your dream, bad news is around the corner. See clubs, and you’ll have success in business. See diamonds, and good financial news is in your future. See hearts, and it bodes well for love. See spades, and trouble is on the way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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CARDS

Cards can appear in dreams in many different forms—such as postcards, maps, entrance cards or tickets, playing cards, and business cards.

In the case of playing cards, it implies that you do not take life seriously enough and are taking too many risks. It also may be a suggestion to look at life more as if it were a game and to be less serious.

It is important whether you have good or bad cards in your hand.

If you dream about a particular card, find out the meaning by checking out books about reading cards.

With postcards and maps, refer to the place or area pictured on them.

If you can’t make any connection with the picture, postcards and maps may be an expression of a desire for travel and vacation.

Tickets and business cards point to areas that are normally unavailable to you. In the case of tickets, the specific area depicted is most important: what you are admitted to is an indication of the direction you should take in your life. In the case of business cards and credit cards it is the person who carries them who is important.

A business card shows that you are, or want to be, successful.

Folklore: Quarrels loom on the horizon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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CARDS

(see Games)

A deck of cards: Is the deck complete with 52 cards? If not, you may have fragmentary information about a person or situation.

Playing cards: Consider if you’re gambling on something or someone, or taking an unnecessary risk. Alternatively, having your attention diverted from more legitimate, and worthwhile, endeavors.

Playing an ace: Successfully and confidently making your move, or having an alternative plan of action on which to fall back (e.g., having “an ace in the hole”). In terms of omens and signs, this is considered a very positive dream denoting victory (see One).

Potential mental instability, or lacking thorough information or tools with which to handle a situation (e.g., “not playing with a full deck”).

If the hand you see is filled with jokers, this reflects your own sense of humor. Is it a healthy one, or do you make jokes and laugh to cover up insecurity? Also if you’re the eternal prankster, this dream acts as a gentle warning that someone might get hurt as a result of ill-conceived shenanigans.

Tarot cards in dreams should be interpreted according to their layout and images.

For more information, consult a classical Tarot deck with interpretive guide like the Rider- Waite Tarot.

Business cards may have symbolic words and phrases upon them to consider.

The names and phone numbers can also have interpretive value. Consider each separately, and the card as a whole unit, when trying to understand this emblem.

Greeting cards in dreams reflect matters of communication, particularly those missives coming from other people. Look at the card’s message (see Writing) or its art for more meaning here.... The Language of Dreams

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CARDS

To dream one plays at cards or dice, signifies deceit and craft, and that he is in danger of losing his estate by some wicked person. And yet playing at cards, tables» or any other game in a dream, shows the party shall be very fortunate, if the tables allude to love; for love is the table, fancy the point that stands open, and he that dreams of table-playing shall be a great gamester as well with Joan as my lady.... The Complete Dream Book

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CARDS

(See Gambling Games, Poker) , To dream that your sweetheart is a card player is an indication that you should be very sure that his or her attitude toward you is above reproach.

If you yourself are playing cards in a dream, it is a sign that you will be in danger of making a mistake in some love affair, unless the cards that you hold are mostly hearts, which combination points decisively to a happy married life.... The Complete Dream Book

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CARDS

(See Flaying Cards).... The Complete Dream Book

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CARDS

(Greeting)

Depending on the type of card being given or received, the general consensus is that the dreamer is in need of communicating with the other person(s) in the dream relative to the symbolism of the type of card.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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CARDS

(Playing)

To dream of playing cards is indicative that one needs to be open to the possibility of gambling or risk taking to gain wealth. Certain types of cards can have different meanings.

For example, Hearts represents love and relationships; Diamonds – material wealth; Spades – conflict; and Clubs – intelligence.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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CARDS

Playing at Cards in a dream, or watching other people at play, is an indication of coining quarrels. ... Mystic Dream Book

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CARDS

Keep in mind that life is 10% what cards you’re dealt, and 90% how you play them. This dream is about how you play the game of life and your desire to see the future.

If there is a card up your sleeve, then you are hiding something or keeping secrets.

If all your cards are on the table, then you are being honest about your intentions. Pay attention to what cards are being revealed. See Ace, Club, Diamond, Heart, Numbers, Spade, Trump Card, Tarot Cards, Business Cards and Gamble.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Strangest Dream Explanations

CARDS

Cards of any type signify visual communication and the ability to convey a message spiritually.

The tarot – our inner truth – can be used as images in dream work.

To dream of giving or receiving a card such as a birthday card alerts us to the need for a specific kind of communication, perhaps celebrating our own or others’ good fortune and luck.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CARDS

Psychological / emotional perspective: On a psychological level, card playing in a dream can be seen as taking calculated risks and alerting us to potential danger. Generally, our subconscious may be registering concern, either about ourselves or others. Business cards convey the idea that we are happy to give other people information about ourselves, or to receive such information from others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CARDS

Material aspects: Greeting cards are quite literally an acknowledgement of a special occasion. In a dream, playing cards highlight our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.

The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number or suit: hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.

The king portrays human success and mastery.

The queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding whereas the jack represents impetuosity, creativity or an adolescent energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CARDS

Playing card games with someone you recognize implies that this person, or perhaps someone of whom he or she reminds you, is “playing games” with you and is not to be trusted. Gambling with cards is a warning to avoid financial risk of any kind.

Each playing card has a distinct divinatory meaning of its own, usually based on numerology. Spades rule conflict, hearts pertain to matters of the heart, diamonds refer to money, and clubs rule difficulties - and the numerological meaning of each number combined with the nature of the suit gives a rough meaning of the card’s divinatory nature.

The face cards rule people whose personalities are based on the nature of the suit they represent.

If the dream is of a Tarot card, or a group of them, the meaning of the card has a strong bearing on the meaning of the dream. Consult our Tarot experts for details.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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CARDS

To dream that you are playing a game of cards, symbolzies that you have successfully used skills of strategy and timing in your waking life. Also see “Poker”.... My Dream Interpretation

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CARDS

Playing a game of cards socially denotes a realization of your plans.

If it is gambling, you may face economical strain.

If you are a loser, you have made an enemy.

If diamonds predominate among the cards, the signification is wealth; spades, bad news; hearts, pleasantries and fidelity of a loved one; clubs, petty quarrels with friends.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

CARDS

Using a deck of cards yourself or observing other people using a deck signifies financial reverses through carelessness and/ or trickery; however, certain cards and suits have specific meaning and if observed in the dream should be collated with the action.

The face cards signify as follows:

King.

clubs: You will be helped by a friend.

diamonds: Danger from an older man who has a position of power.

hearts: True love.

spades: Opposition in your ambitions.

Queen.

clubs: You need to unsnarl your love life.

diamonds: Good news concerning property.

hearts: Happy romantic news.

spades: A niggling worry through a misplaced confidence.

Jack.

clubs: Deceit and trickery could cause you a loss.

diamonds: A pleasing gift or small inheritance.

hearts: Happiness through a new romance.

spades: You’ve got a rival and/or opposition in whatever concerns you most.

See also Ace and Numbers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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CARDS

Seeing life as a game, a gamble. Focusing on winning and losing instead of growing; competing instead of creating.

If a fortune teller is reading your cards, reflects own psychic attunement; or seeking your destiny from outer, not inner sources. Remember that you create from within.... The Dream Books Symbols

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CARDS

Playing cards in a dream can be about recreation or, alternatively, about gambling with our destiny. Cards in a dream can also reflect the meaning of many idioms: “a card up one’s sleeve,” “the cards are stacked against you,” “to hold all the cards,” “trump card,” “house of cards,” etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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CARDS (GREETING)

1- To dream of giving or receiving a card such as a birthday card alerts us to the need for a specific kind of communication with the addressee. We mav wish to cclebrate our own or others’ good fortune and luck.

2- Our subconscious may be registering concern, cither about ourselves or others.

3- Visual communication, the ability to convey a message spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

CARDS (PLAYING)

1- In a dream, playing cards highlights our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.

The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number (see Numbers) or as to suit: Hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.

The King portrays human success and master)-.

The Queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding.

The Jack represents impetuosity; creativity or an adolescent energy.

2- On a psychological level, card playing in a dream can be seen as taking calculated risks and alerts us to potential danger.

3- The Tarot our Inner Truth can be used as images in dream work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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CARDS, PLAYING

Opportunity; sense of fate.

The different suits depict different things. Hearts: emotions; relationships. Diamonds: riches; intellectual. Spades: one’s body; move­ment; sensuality. Clubs: instinctive drives such as fear, sex, hunger. Business card: identity or opponunity. Greetings card: hoping for news; thoughts about sender. See games. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CARDS, PLAYING

Symbolize life, according to Romanis.

If you dream you are winning when playing cards, you will do well and profit in life.

If you are losing, you will suffer some setbacks.

If you are shuffling cards, there will be decisions to make.

If cards are dealt to you, you will find yourself with a sudden problem to solve.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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CHARGE CARDS

(see Bank / Banking, Money)

Obtaining something that will carry a very high price over the long term. Overextension of resources, and being impatient for material things.

What is being paid for? Is it something for which you should work instead of taking the easy road?... The Language of Dreams

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CREDIT CARDS

To dream about credit cards refers to the way you value yourself and how trustworthy you are.

If you’re having financial difficulties in real life, this dream may simply symbolize your real troubles and/or attitudes related to money, work, and saving.

If you dream about losing your credit card, this suggests you are being careless in some aspect of your waking life.

A dream of having your credit card stolen suggests that something or someone is robbing you of vital energy.... My Dream Interpretation

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GREETING

1. If shaking hands with someone warmly, one is ready to take on a new project.

2. If one refuses to shake a hand, one is not ready for a project. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GREETING

Greetings to a friend or acquaintances reveals the desire to maintain good relations with the people around you.

If the greeter is an adversary, there exists the evident desire to reconcile; meanwhile, if it is a woman, it ensures that difficult projects will achieve success.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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GREETING CARD

1. One expects to be surprised.

2. If sending the card to someone, the dreamer has high regard for that person.

3. If receiving a card, the sender is expressing his/her regard. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GREETING CARD

To see a greeting card in your dream, suggests that surprises are in store ahead.... My Dream Interpretation

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GREETING WITH SALAAM

Saying Salaam to a known person means marriage will be proposed to such a person for oneself, one’s son or another party.

If the other person responds to the Salaam, it means the proposal will be accepted. Otherwise, not. But if he is not known to him it means that he any get married in a foreign land.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

GREETINGS

Greeting someone in a dream means receiving benefits from him. Ifone greets an opponent in a dream, then it represents evil or war between them.

If one sees an unknown old man greeting him in a dream, it means safety from the divine chastisement for one’s sins. Ifthe old man is known to him, then it means prosperity.

If one is a farmer, it means that he will buy seedlings of fruit trees for his farm.

If the greetings are given by an unknown young person in the dream, it means that one will escape from the blow of his enemy. Ifone is seeking marriage, then the greetings mean a positive reply. Otherwise, if one greets someone he does not know in a dream, and if the other person does not reply, it means that his request for marriage will be denied.

If two merchants greet one another in a dream, it means that their business will succeed, and if the second merchant does not reply to the greetings in the dream, it means that their partnership will dissolve.

If one’s enemy greets him and brings a gift to him in a dream, it means that he is seeking reconciliation and is willing to pay damages for a settlement. Ifone is greeted with an unknown expression and to which he replies with a common greeting in the dream, it means that he will be saved from a fatal accident, though he will be rewarded for his reply. However, if he does not accept it, or reply to it in the dream, it means the opposite. Ifone sees himself shaking hands with someone, then embracing him in a dream, it means that he will receive glad tidings, good news, hear good words to which his reply will be the same, or it could mean a knowledge he will teach to others. Ifone sees himself shaking hands and embracing his enemy in a dream, it means that their disagreement will cease. Ifone sees the angels greeting him in a dream, it means that his insight will grow. Greetings in a dream represent submissiveness, surrender, or the need for a reply concerning an interest one has with the other party.

If one commences talking to someone before greeting him in a dream, it means innovation, and the same interpretation is given if he does not reply to a greeting, or ifhe replies with a gesture. Paying the regards of peace at the end of one’s prayers in a dream means pursuing one’s path, following the proper traditions, completing one’s job, resignation from one’s job, appointment, dismissal, travels and profits. Ifone ends his prayers beginning his greetings from the left, then proceeding to the right in a dream, it means that he pursues the road of evildoing and innovation. Ifone ends his prayers without the traditional greetings in a dream, it means that he is more interested in collecting his profit, than in protecting his capital investment.

(Also see Prayerst)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HANDSHAKE / GREETING

A handshake is a familiar form of greeting in many parts of the world.

If your dream handshake was strong, this suggests that you are feeling positive about your life at present.

If the handshake was weak, this suggests you may be in need of an energy boost.

If someone offers you their hand then withdraws it quickly, you may be feeling distrustful of that person.

If the greeting was a hug, try to recall how you felt about that greeting. Did you feel warm and comfortable, or uneasy and unnatural? If you felt secure, then this suggests you are feeling appreciated in everyday life; if you felt uneasy, this suggests you are feeling isolated and unsupported.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KNAVE, AT CARDS

Trouble and quarrels.... Mystic Dream Book

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PLAYING CARDS

Happenstance, luck, and skill.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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PLAYING CARDS

In interpreting a dream of playing cards, remember that red is of good omen and black is unfortunate. Ace is high and deuce is low.

Hearts indicate good fortune in love; diamonds stand for wealth.

Spades point to hard work without reward; while clubs portend disgrace.

The higher the cards in the red suits, the better is the augury.

The higher the cards in the black suits, the worse is the augury.... The Complete Dream Book

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PLAYING CARDS

Dreams that contain cards are related to working with patterns and all the permutations that are possible when you understand the underlying structure of how life works. Cards are numbered and suited, and through working with these categories, an almost infinite number of possibilities exists. This is an analogy for how life itself works. In this way, playing cards are like a testing ground for becoming more skillful in playing the game of life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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PLAYING CARDS IN DREAMS

Long before people used cards to play games, they were used to foretell the future. In fact, playing cards were invented for divination rather than for entertainment. Bear in mind that dreams comment on future possibilities rather than predict the future, but if a particular card is highlighted in your dream, the following traditional divinatory meanings may suggest possible situations you might like to encourage or avoid in your waking life. First of all, the suits are associated with the four elements as follows: Hearts—Water; Clubs—Fire; Diamonds—Earth; Spades—Air. The individual card meanings are as follows:

Ace of Hearts: Love and happiness; a particularly favorable card that indicates troubles lifting.

King of Hearts: A fair-haired man with a good nature; or a man with water signs predominating in his chart; fair, helpful advice. Affectionate, caring man. This man helps you out without much talk; his actions reveal his kindness and concern.

Queen of Hearts: A fair-haired woman with a good nature; or a woman with water signs predominating in her chart; kind advice. Affectionate, caring woman. This card can sometimes indicate the mother or a mother figure.

Jack of Hearts: A warm-hearted friend; a fair-haired youth; or a young person with water signs predominating in their chart; often points to a younger admirer.

10 of Hearts: Good luck; success; this is an important card that suggests good fortune after difficulty.

9 of Hearts: The card of wishes; a wish or dream fulfilled.

8 of Hearts: Unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party.

7 of Hearts: Someone whose interest in you is unreliable; someone with fickle affections for you; can indicate lovesickness.

6 of Hearts: A sudden wave of good luck; someone takes care of you or takes a warm interest in you.

5 of Hearts: Jealousy; some ill-will from people around you.

4 of Hearts: Travel; change of home or business.

3 of Hearts: Love and happiness; can also indicate emotional problems and an inability to decide who to love.

2 of Hearts: A warm partnership or engagement; a very favorable card that indicates strength and support coming from a partner.

Ace of Clubs: Wealth, prosperity, unexpected money; can also suggest mismanagement of money.

King of Clubs: Dark-haired, kindhearted man; or a man with fire predominating in his chart; a generous, spirited man.

Queen of Clubs: Dark-haired, confident woman; or a woman with fire predominating in her chart; she may give you good advice.

Jack of Clubs: A dark-haired or fiery youth; a popular youth who is good-hearted and playful; can also indicate an admirer.

10 of Clubs: Business success; good luck with money; a trip taken now may result in a new friend or love interest.

9 of Clubs: Achievement; sometimes a wealthy marriage or sudden windfall.

8 of Clubs: Work or business problems that may have to do with jealousy.

7 of Clubs: Business success, although there may be problems with the opposite sex; a change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion.

6 of Clubs: Financial aid or success.

5 of Clubs: New friendships or alliances are made.

4 of Clubs: Beware of dishonesty or deceit; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.

3 of Clubs: Love and happiness; successful marriage; a favorable long-term proposition; a second chance, often in an economic sense.

2 of Clubs: Obstacles to success; malicious gossip.

Ace of Spades: Misfortune; sometimes associated with a difficult ending.

King of Spades: Dark-haired man; or a man with air predominating in his chart; an ambitious, perhaps self-serving, man.

Queen of Spades: Widowed or divorced woman; a woman with air predominating in her chart.

Jack of Spades: A youth who is demanding or jealous.

10 of Spades: Worry; bad news.

9 of Spades: Misfortune; a personal low.

8 of Spades: Temptation; danger; upsets.

7 of Spades: Advice that is best not taken; loss; there is some obstacle to success, and this indicates that obstacles may be coming from within you.

6 of Spades: Small changes and improvements.

5 of Spades: Opposition and obstacles that are temporary; a blessing in disguise; sometimes indicates a negative or depressed person.

4 of Spades: Small worries; problems; financial difficulties, personal lows.

3 of Spades: Breaks or conflict in relationships.

2 of Spades: Deceit; may also warn against possible infidelity or separation.

Ace of Diamonds: Change; a message, often about money, and usually good news.

King of Diamonds: Fair-haired or graying man; a man with earth predominating in his chart; a man of authority, status, or influence.

Queen of Diamonds: Fair-haired woman; a woman with earth predominating in her chart; a gossip.

Jack of Diamonds: A youth, possibly in uniform; a jealous person who may be unreliable; a person who brings news, generally negative, but relatively minor.

10 of Diamonds: A change in financial status, often for the better.

9 of Diamonds: A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence.

8 of Diamonds: New job; change in job situation; the young or the old may find love on a trip.

7 of Diamonds: An argument concerning finances or employment, generally expected to be resolved happily.

6 of Diamonds: Relationship problems; arguments; separation.

5 of Diamonds: Happiness and success; a change for the better; a birth, or good news for a child; a good time to start new projects.

4 of Diamonds: Financial upswing; an older person may give good advice.

3 of Diamonds: A legal letter; be tactful with others in order to avoid disputes.

2 of Diamonds: A business partnership; a change in relationship; gossip.... The Element Encyclopedia

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TAROT CARDS

1. Understanding the relationship between the past and the present (study the tarot and its message for clues to the many symbols).

2. A need or desire for a broad approach to an issue that requires healing (especially if individual tarot sym­bols are not noted by the dreamer). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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TAROT CARDS

Symbolic of fortune telling, Acts 16:16 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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TAROT CARDS

To dream of tarot cards is a reflection of your current mindset. You are open to exploring your unconscious thoughts and feelings.

If you had a tarot reading in your dream, pay attention to what you were told by the fortune teller - it could be your sleeping mind’s way of sending you an important message from your unconscious.... My Dream Interpretation

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TAROT CARDS

If a specific tarot card appears in your dream the following abbreviated list of the classic meanings of each card might help with your interpretation:

The Major Arcana

0- The Fool

A jester figure representing impulse, birth and youth, sometimes shown beginning a journey and accompanied by a dog.

If this card appears in your dreams, it stands for a new start and infinite possibilities. When it appears, you might be about to make a move, not just to a new home, but to a new job or way of thinking. There is more than just change, renewal and a brand new beginning in the Fool; there’s also movement, and a fresh, exciting new time. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasizing and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.

1- The Magician

Sometimes shown as a juggler or illusionist at a fair, sometimes playing with the symbols of the four suits, representing consciousness, a sense of self-control and dexterity. In dreams, this card might be telling you that you will have a vision, an idea or a magical mental image of whatever it is you most want, whether it is the solution to a problem, a successful career or a fulfilling love life.

2- High Priestess

Shown as a female religious leader, representing women’s liberation, wisdom, independence and psychic development. The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinct and the supernatural. She offers secret knowledge, like the moon on a dark night, so that you can find your path in life. She sits between the pillars of dark and light, consciousness and unconsciousness, waxing and waning. All secret knowledge is hers.

3- Empress

Shown as a queen on a throne or as the mother goddess, she represents illumination, intelligence, understanding, maternity and creativity. The Empress is a creator, be it the creation of life, of romance, of art or business. This card tells you that if you want your new romance, career, business or creation to grow into all it can be, you have to pay attention to it, baby it and be willing to let it take those first steps when it is ready. Most of all, like any pregnant mother or good gardener, you have to be patient. All things need time to gestate and sprout.

4- Emperor

Sometimes shown as a king on a throne holding a sphere and scepter, he represents sight, vision, realization, power and strength. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow because he rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But sometimes that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.

5- Hierophant or Pope

A religious leader, sometimes shown as the Pope seated on a throne, he represents the link between God and man, and symbolizes spiritual discovery, the father, transcendence, and the teacher. The Hierophant’s only problem is that he can be stubborn. At his best, he is wise and soothing, offering much-needed advice; at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

6- Lovers

Shown as two people surrounded by cupids, flowerbeds, they represent struggle, beauty, sovereignty and, union. Above all, this card is a symbol of choice. Love is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can’t understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. When this card appears in a dream, you are being told to trust your instincts, to choose this career, challenge, person or thing to which or whom you are so strongly drawn, no matter how scary, how difficult, irrational or troublesome.

7- Chariot

Sometimes shown as warriors parading triumphant in chariot or an icon of a hero being paraded around, it represents victory, the domination of humankind over nature, power, war and self-control.

If this card appears in your dream, it suggests that control is required over opposing emotions, wants, needs, people or circumstances; it is urging you to bring them together and give them a single direction, your direction. The card can indicate new motivation or inspiration that gets a stagnant situation moving again.

8- Strength or Lust

Represents love as a source of strength, endurance, will to survive, strong desires and perseverance. In dreams, this card suggests that you can control not only the situation, but also yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining your integrity. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.

9- Hermit

Often shown as a hermit holding an hourglass, the hermit represents withdrawal, solitude, abandonment of convention via inner conviction and a preoccupation with details,. This is not a time for socializing; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. Nor is it a time for action, discussion or decisions; it is a time to think, organize, ruminate and take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent during this time of withdrawal. But such times lead to enlightenment, illumination and clarity.

10- Wheel of Fortune

Represents karma, reincarnation, the consequences of chance happenings, cycles, optimism and generosity. This card can mean movement, change and evolution, but its primary meaning is that such changes will seem to come out of the blue as a stroke of good, unexpected fortune.

11- Justice

Often shown as ‘lady justice’ (blindfolded with scale), representing decision, equilibrium. Justice is about cold, objective balance through reason or natural force. This is the card that tells a person they can’t keep smoking and drinking without consequences to their health. It is the card that advises cutting out waste and insists that you make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

12- Hanged Man

Represents sacrifice, violence, transition. Sometimes you need to sacrifice cherished positions, opening yourself to other truths and other perspectives in order to find solutions. One thing is certain; whether the insight is great or small, spiritual or mundane, once you have been the Hanged Man in your dreams, you never see things in quite the same way again.

13- Death

Often shown as a skeleton or the Grim Reaper, this card represents stagnation and routine, but also fresh starts, a clean slate, liberation and renewal. This is a time of change, a time for something to end, but also a time for something new to begin. You may feel sad, empty or low, but that will help you rise again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Death is not the end. It is only the precursor to resurrection.

14- Temperance

This card represents enthusiasm, moderation, truthfulness, the mixing of opposite ingredients in proper proportion, and working together. Temperance may, at first glance, be a warning to ‘temper’ or modify your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all.

15- The Devil

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major Arcana, the Devil is not really ‘Satan’ at all, but Pan, the half-goat nature god, or Dionysus, the god of wine and licentiousness. This card represents superficiality, confusion, ignorance, apathy, limitations, frustrations and sexual problems. These are gods of pleasure and abandonment, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This card is about ambition, but is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate, messy or wild- or even ambitious.

16- The Tower

Representing spiritual awakening, destiny, often shown as a ‘house of god’ or a ruins, the Tower is a card about war. This war is between the tangled structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth.

If this card appears in your dreams, you can expect to be shaken up or to be blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes such a shock to make you see a truth that you refuse to confront, or to challenge and destroy beliefs that are well constructed and deeply defended. What is most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.

17- The Star

Often shown as a woman kneeling on a sea shore, this card suggests clarity of vision and spiritual insight, and represents meditation, inspiration, hope, immortality. Most importantly, it suggests that unexpected help will be coming, but that help is only the first step. The star only reveals the future. It is up to you to find your way to that future.

18- The Moon

A card that is connected with sleep, and so both with dreams and with nightmares, the Moon represents illusion, self-deception, confusion and the growth of intuition. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. It should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition.

If this image appears in your dreams, you may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

19- The Sun

Just as the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious or from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully conscious whilst wide awake, and represents enlightenment, clarity, understanding, comprehension, wisdom, happiness and splendor. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy, as well as symbolizing science and math, beautifully constructed music and carefully reasoned philosophy.

20- Judgment

Often showing angels blowing trumpets, this card represents awakening to something new and rebirth. There are wounds from the past that may not have healed and Judgment advises you to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. This is also a card of healing, quite literally from an accident or illness, as well as a card signaling great transformation, renewal and change.

21- The World or Universe

Simply put, this card tells you that a successful conclusion to a long-term project is in sight, and that it will be accompanied by well-earned praise, celebration and success. It represents completion, reward, perfection, a unity of positive and negative, and, on a more mundane level, the World card indicates travel. These are not short business trips, but long, fantastic trips. This is a wonderful card of wholeness, perfection, satisfaction and happiness.... The Element Encyclopedia

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