One of my hobbies is discovering all forms of destiny and personality analyses. I grew up in a world that considered many of these types of quizzes and readings to be normal, so it’s rare when I stumble upon one I’ve never even heard of before.
Still, it wasn’t too long ago when I discovered the concept of “birth cards”.
A friend and I were shopping at a local mall, and we saw a display of playing-card-themed birthday cards. The sign proclaimed that each day of the year has an assigned playing card which indicates personality traits.
I was mesmerized. We read a bit about the history– which seemed to be quite involved– and I looked over at my friend and hazarded a guess.
“I bet I’m the Queen of Hearts”, I said.
I had mixed feelings about my sense that the Queen of Hearts was my card. On the one hand, it seems like a pompous card to choose on a whim, like when people say that they were Alexander the Great, or Abraham Lincoln, or Florence Nightingale in a past life. On the other hand, there’s only 52 cards. The odds are pretty high that someone is a queen of something. Plus, I didn’t mean it in a good or bad way, it just struck me as correct. There are plenty of cool sounding cards. Off the top of my head, I’d like 15% of them more than Queen of Hearts.
As I was rambling, my friend was navigating the chart. A few minutes into my probability calculations, she looked up and smiled, “You guessed right.”
Sure enough. August 27th is the Queen of Hearts.
Since that moment, I’ve been a bit fascinated with the inner-workings of this system of destiny and personality reading. There’s many layers to it– karma cards, ruling cards, etc.
It’s fascinating, but I have to say the most appealing aspect is the fact that I guessed my card.
It’s like magic!
Don’t take any of this too seriously, friends, it’s just for fun.
If you want to check out your birth card, you can type in your birth date on this site– http://www.sevenreflections.com — and it tells you a little about it. I’m sure there’s other sites that do the same. Let me know what your card is– and if you were able to guess yours, too!
(My friend was able to guess her number, not her suite. I call that a win, though!)