Queen of Hearts

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.

offwiththeirheads

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!

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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!)

87 thoughts on “Queen of Hearts

  1. Lol, lovely drivel! I must be the much lesser evolved two of diamonds although Robbie’s king of hearts does sound like him. (He says I’m reading it thru rose tints) 🙂

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    1. 2 of Diamonds is one of those cards that I thought sounded cooler than a Queen’s card! I remember reading on the physical cards that they were heavily influenced by intuition– I loved that. 🙂 I’m going to read about the King of Hearts now so I get a peek into rose-tinted Robbie. 😀

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  2. 5 of clubs… not very romantic sounding but seems pretty accurate, “Fives represent Changes, Variety, Opportunity, Travel, Escape and fluctuating Life Experience. Five of Clubs are restless in mental field.”
    -everybody can’t be the queen of hearts

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    1. “Five of Clubs have flexible mind, natural curiosity, variety of interests and many talents and abilities” – yep, that does sound pretty accurate. 🙂 That’s awesome. I like it when things “fit”. 😀

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      1. oh wow, I just noticed, you went through with it and changed your theme. Oxygen is the other theme that I really liked so pretty funny you chose that one. You were really able to keep the same feel, so as not to be blown over by a new design, and at the same time got your three columns. nice

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        1. Oh thank you! Since I made a bit of a fuss before, I decided to just rip off the painter’s tape and pretend like nothing happened. 😀 I’m so glad to hear the feel stayed the same… that’s really what I was afraid of losing. It needs a little tweaking still to cut down the clutter at the top, and I have to fix my featured images from the past… but I’m liking it! 🙂

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  3. It’s so funny you chose that picture/animation too because it was going to be my comment to you in quotes. 😛
    I’ve actually read something on this before about doing “readings” with just a simple deck of playing cards. I’ve never heard about the birthdays one, though. That’s pretty neat.

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    1. I’ve had a reading done with playing cards before, and it was pretty inaccurate… the lady just used the numbers and patterns. I like this system a bit more, but only because it’s so involved… I’ve read two or three books just to try to grasp it all. 😀

      Off with their heads!

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      1. Haha! I was just reading a bunch of different pages on the site you shared. This stuff will undoubtedly keep me up all night. I try not take it too seriously either, but it always interests me.
        I’m a big nerd.
        P.S. It says I’m a Queen of Hearts too! *gasp* Always thought I was more of an Alice…;)
        Anyway, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!

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        1. Yep, as long as you don’t let it dictate your life, it tends to be fascinating. 😀

          And yay for another queen of hearts! 🙂 When’s your birthday??

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    1. That’s the first thing I always check– the flaws/weaknesses. That’s how I judge for accuracy. 🙂 The site was kind to my Queen of Hearts, but the card at the store was more thorough and pretty frightfully accurate! 🙂

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  4. I’m the Ace of Spades, which is funny because that was always my favourite card in the deck, heh. Surprisingly accurate description too.. Though a bit too flattering I think.

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    1. The Ace of Spades is a cool card for sure! I’m partial to spades, too… I wrote a post about even (https://rarasaur.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/gambling-gambits-and-spades/). All personality tests lean towards the flattering if you’re okay with your flaws… if that makes sense. They all say something like, “Great writer, who is not so great at spelling.”… and if you already know you’re not a great speller, all you really hear is “Great writer!” 😀

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  5. 6 of Clubs—-I don’t know ….. The mothering instinct is definitely me but not sure I have the perceptive mind… interesting to read the attributes. Thanks for the link.

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    1. Another Ace of Clubs! That’s cool. I wonder if I’m drawn to Ace of Clubs… of course, I think it says y’all are magnetic… so maybe everyone is drawn to you… 🙂

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        1. I just finished typing that in a comment and then read yours, haha! Yes, it does. Now I’m curious to see all my readers birthdays on a graph. 😀

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  6. I got the 4 of diamonds. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, I suppose. 😉 Love the new look, by the by.

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  7. I stopped reading Tarot and mostly doing astrology (I still do a little bit now and then) because I started seeing things I didn’t want to see. I decided that I would deal with life when it happened, not in advance. That has worked out much better. Less worry, same results.

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    1. We ran into the same wall with astrology. Now, I just play around with personality readings and leave the destiny part to… well… destiny. 🙂

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  8. 5 of clubs – hit and miss with the personality description, including a couple of BIG goofs. Then again, they did say 5 of clubs is secretive – maybe I’m just hiding my true self by living and feeling in ways that don’t match up with who they say I’m supposed to be 😉

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    1. I just read your description and the 5 of clubs has a lot of really specific information in there versus the other cards more generic reviews. Strange! 🙂 Haha, it’s possible that you’re in the midst of a conspiracy with yourself, but it’s probably more likely that it’s not just a full-proof personality system, 😉 😀 Thanks for playing along anyway, though. 😀

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  9. Ace of Diamonds. I didn’t try to guess, but it sounded fairly accurate. It’d be more comfortable to find out what it was in Tarot since there doesn’t seem to be as much symbolism in regular playing cards. Good find. Meow!

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    1. Ooh, Ace of Diamonds sounds quite posh. 🙂 There’s a lot of math to playing card symbolism, which is probably also what caught my attention… but yes, it’d be nice to know what our birthday tarot card is. Hmmm. I’m sure there’s someone out there doing that…. I just have to find them. 🙂 Meow!

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        1. Awesome!! Tarot School has me as “The World” and “The Empress”, and Corax has me as “The Hanged Man”. The other site requires a name, so I tried all the different variations of my names… but my power cards remain the same– “The Hanged Man” and “The Empress”.

          That’s cool! 😀

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  10. 2 of Clubs. Definitely didn’t guess that, but the personality writeup was interesting and quite spot on. I’m also really into personality analyses – my old standby has always been the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. ENFP describes me to a T 🙂

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    1. I love personality type tests… they’re always so fun to consider. Sometimes they highlight aspects of personality that you don’t ponder until it’s mentioned… and that’s awesome. 🙂

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  11. I am the 9 of diamonds. The description sounds somewhat like me. Except for the diamonds, that is. The other card descriptions sounded like me, too. Does that mean I am playing with a full deck?

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  12. My nails are painted half-half red and black today, so I’ve been fancing myself the Queen of Hearts as well. Turns out I’m just a lowly 8 of hearts, guess that makes you my queen m(_ _)m

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    1. Ooh, half red and black sounds awesome! The write up on 8 of hearts is pretty good, though. 😀

      I think I’d be a frightful queen… though I would very much enjoy wearing a crown all the time…

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  13. 4 of clubs! I was disappointed I didn’t get a suit but then when I read about the 4 of clubs I am actually quite happy. My favourite line? Four of Clubs resist stupidity and triviality – so true!

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    1. One of my best friends is a 4 of Clubs– and the card had him down a tee. He’s a Nov 16th, though, not a December like you. But yes, that stupidity and triviality was perfect! 😀

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  14. Grrr…I so wanted to check but I’ve been having some issues accessing certain websites AND blogs as well 😦 If I remember, I’ll come by and try it again!! 😀
    It really sounds interesting though!

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        1. You’re a Queen of Hearts, too! 😀 “Queens are the true judges. Queen of Hearts judges and rule by the principles of love. They promote the dreams, conceive the desires, and see the visions of a world of joy and peace in the union of kindred hearts and the doctrine of universal brotherhood.” Yay us! 🙂

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          1. Woohoo! We are totally awesome! 😀

            Okay…I mean…you know…I *had* to. I won’t anymore. We are ALL awesome!! – there that’s better 🙂

            Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for me 🙂

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  15. 3 of Diamonds — I guessed Jack of Spades … I always sucked at guessing…

    All threes inhibit the creative drive that seeks expression. There is an urge in self expression and variety. — Interesting!

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  16. I was close!! I was thinking Jack… and then probably clubs. And it ended up being Jack of Diamonds. It was simple to get to Jack because I figured there would be no Jokers, and Jacks were the next best thing. 😉 I’m definitely okay with being the Jack of Diamonds!

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  17. Crazy how you guessed your card! I could have had 51 guesses and still not gotten it. I hadn’t heard of this, so I couldn’t resist checking out your link. Apparently I’m an Ace of Diamonds.

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    1. Ooh, Ace of Diamonds! Another cool one! 😀

      I was weirded out by how “correct” the card felt to me, considering I never thought about cards one way or the other. 🙂

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  18. In the spirit of fun, because I’m a real cynic about this sort of stuff, I had a go. I guessed wrong, but that’s maybe because my cynicism got in the way.
    😀
    I went for Jack of Spades. I got the suit right, but I’m a four of spades, apparently.

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  19. 2 of spades.
    Perhaps I am not “operating on the upper levels” as recommend because my psychic powers are pretty pitiful at the moment but it sounds cool so maybe I should work on that! 🙂

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  20. You are a Queen of Hearts, Rara, but not the queen from Alice in Wonderland.
    I’m a 3 of diamonds, which seemed inconsequential, until I read ” If the Three of Diamonds can accept the responsibility of service through love, they will uncover a tremendous spiritual healing power inside themselves.” Yay, more signs of kokua. {{{hugs}}} to you my Queen. Kozo

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    1. As I’m sure someone in the world has said before, there’s no such thing as inconsequential cards, it’s all in how they’re played. 🙂 I love the quote for 3 of diamonds– it sounds absolutely perfect for you. *hugs*

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