November 22, 2019
This week I contacted my Internet provider to ask them to cancel my service by end of day December 2 because I was switching to another provider on the same day. Both sides assured me this would be done exactly as requested, and that was very good for me because the monthly service I have from my current provider ends on the second of each month.
Imagine then my dismay when I received an email from my new provider yesterday confirming that the provider I am leaving has set the cancellation date for December 4th!
I don’t trust the provider I’m leaving and it’s very hard to get through to them when you need to phone them. So I phoned my new Internet provider to see what had happened. They told me that they had indeed requested the transfer to take effect on December 2, but that the old provider had confirmed it for the 4th. They agreed to resubmit the request for the 2nd to them, but explained to me that usually once a confirmation is received it can’t be changed.
While waiting to hear back from my new provider, I decided to do a reading with playing cards to see why the date had been changed by my old provider. My way of reading playing cards, as I may have mentioned before, is influenced mostly by Dawn Jackson’s system, but also by David Arcuri, Regina Russell and Camelia Elias.
I used an old set of regular playing cards I had bought at a used items store. In case you’re wondering why these cards have a corner cut off, it’s often done by a casino to show that the deck has already been used.
I shuffled the cards and cut, and then I laid out five cards to see what the story around this date change is.
The cards from the cut were the Jack of Spades and the Two of Diamonds. The Jack of Spades is most of the time a “nasty piece of work” guy–in other words someone you can’t trust; the Two of Diamonds can be an exchange of money, mental or electric energy or even a simple message. In short these two cards literally show a nasty piece of news! And since the request was for a transfer of service by electronic means, the Two of Diamonds makes a lot of sense here.
Next came the five cards for the reading: Six of Hearts, Six of Clubs, Nine of Spades, Queen of Spades and lastly the Four of Spades.
Sixes show paths. The two sixes side by side then seem to show the request for movement from one provider to the other. In this case it didn’t matter which suit they were in since there can be only four sixes in a regular deck of playing cards. The important thing to note was that they were side by side.
After that, however, it was all Spades, and Spades don’t usually indicate happy things. The very next card, the Nine of Spades is a big disappointment card. Nines usually point to changes because they come at the end of a numerical cycle. Combined with the Spades suit, though, it points to something having changed in a bad way. Because the Nine of Spades is also usually seen as the opposite to the Nine of Hearts (traditionally the “wish come true” card), it can here be read as the “wish NOT coming true” card.
Moreover the position of this Nine of Spades is right in the middle of the line of five cards. This position reveals a lot about the outcome of the situation read about. So why is my wish for the December 2 transfer not coming true?
The next two cards show the Queen of Spades, followed by the Four of Spades. That Queen of Spades is very likely the supervisor I spoke with from the old provider. She’s the one who confirmed the cancellation date (after giving me some push-back). The Queen of Spades isn’t always a nasty person, of course. Sometimes they’re just a person who has a very rigid view of life or they can also be a person with some power or control over the course of things (at one extreme: a judge, prosecutor or a surgeon; at the other extreme: a supervisor who can authorize things).
So what about the Four of Spades? In a happy context, a four can represent a desired stability or things staying as they are because that’s how you wish it to be. A four of Spades, however, will indicate the opposite: either instability or feeling stuck or hemmed in. Imagine four corners: either they indicate a solid square foundation that you can rest on or the four walls of a prison that hem you in.
In this case then, what we see is that a person of authority (Queen of Spades) has modified the requested transfer to a date that hems me in. And if you look at the cards from the cut along with the last three cards of the reading you get: A nasty piece of news about the 2nd of December (TWO of Diamonds!) because the supervisor (Queen of Spades) has changed it to the 4th of December (FOUR of Spades!), and that’s why, at least for now, I didn’t get my wish (Nine of Spades).
Update: My transfer to the new Internet provider went very smoothly, but as seen in the cards, on December 4. 🙂