Cartomancy is the art of divination using playing cards. Prophecy by cards has been around for aeons and as with the Tarot there is mystery surrounding their exact origins. It's known that cards were used for prediction in ancient India where packs were divided into 10 suits, each one pertaining to an incarnation of Vishnu, the Hindu god. It is also a possibility that the use of cards for augury first began in Egypt in the times of the Pharoahs and that they were invented by an ancient Egyptian magician called Hermes Trismegistus.
Spread of the Week: Magic Star
Featured Card: 9 of hearts
The cartomancy equivalent of the Tarot's 9 of cups this playing card is also known as the "wish" or the "heart's" desire card. It is considered to be the most fortunate card in the pack.
True to its' name if you pick the 9 of Hearts you can expect a long held wish or desire to finally come true for you...with just a little effort on your part!
As this card belongs to the suit of hearts it's all about feelings, emotions, romance and family relationships. the good news is that your life generally is about to overflow with an abundance of emotional satisfaction, romantic happiness and family harmony. Life just doen't get better than this! The only downside? Beware of excessive enthusiasm....you don't want to be that "fool for love", do you?