Starting a new week and I asked the Kipper cards: “What can I expect for this week?” For this reading, I chose a 5-card spread with the Main Male as a significator (representing me).
The cards that made up the line are Message, Sudden Wealth, Main Male (as the Focus Card), Mature Man and Lovers.
Looking at the Line
We begin with Message. The original connotation of this card is a “pleasant message.” It’s generally good news, unless with challenging cards. Before the significator it may also be something I’m in denial about or refusing to hear. What is that, which I am not aware? The card stands for all forms of messages and communications: phone calls, texts, emails, letters, documents, notes, papers, etc. As it’s the 7th card, it can represent 7 days or 1 week. It’s Kipper remind me that it’s the card for this week! It also signals for positive news for money matters or financial transactions.
The next card is Sudden Wealth. This card shows us a slot machine with all 7s. It’s my lucky number — gold coins spill onto the casino table. Literally, the lost check that shows up, a monetary gift, a larger than anticipated tax refund, bingo — you get the picture. As if it’s close to the significator, it’s a large sum. In a card pair as a description, it can also mean “many,” “much” or “multiple” — many messages, then, I reckon? Sudden Wealth announces success, affluence, gain or profit. Having this card here surely makes me calm and encourages me to face the week.
The central card is me, the querent, represented by the Main Male. A well-dressed man stands in a well-appointed Victorian parlor. His gaze is confident, direct and open. As usual, it describes where I am standing right now, what I desire and what I should be aware of. This card is one which sets Kipper apart from other oracular card systems, along with Lenormand. Both have specific cards to represent the querents (although some cartomancers don’t use them in every reading — more about this in a later post!).
Next card, Mature Man. Sober and thoughtful in his day suit, we meet this wise older gentleman in his library. The Mature Man is on my side, generally, representing all kinds of bosses, guides and authorities — but sometimes this card symbolizes maturity, regardless of age. Close to the significator, he offers support and he brings important news about a good start (could it refer to the launch of Kippergeist?). It counsels to respect all people of authority or any experienced person… I’ll benefit from their wisdom.
Finally, we have Lovers. It’s what everyone hopes for in the 19th century — the good match. Just ask Jane Austen! Here we see two mated turtle-doves coo in an Italian garden with ardent statuary. Romantic love, profound friendship, loyalty and trust are all found in this card. Let myself be guided by my feeling and intuition, that’s the suggestion of this card. In other respects there is also a successful days ahead, in the course of which the last existing problems are solved independently.
In a nutshell
It seems I’m going to get a lot of good messages and a mature person will help me somehow. And, in other aspects, in the course of the days ahead my last existing problems will be solved, independently of me. Hopefully!
Strangely, the Kipper cards changed my question altogether. I wonder if it’s one the quirks of this particular oracle…
About the Title: “The Next Seven Days” is a song by Ryan Chatelain.