June 13, 2021
Question from one estranged sibling to the cards: “Did my sister benefit from my mother’s death?”
“You’d better believe it, LOL! Her burning desire (9 of Hearts) and single-pointed determination (Ace of Clubs) landed her smack dab in the money (10 of Diamonds)!” (This is my normal way of reading, with ignored reversals.)
Let’s see what we get with Russian playing card meanings.
“You’d better believe it! A profession of love (my tweak on 9 of Hearts rev.) allowed her to legalize everything, probably in a courthouse (Ace of Clubs or ‘State House’ rev.) and then follow the money (10 of Diamonds), or her ‘diamond interest’, as the Russians might say.”
Follow-up question: So what did she do with the money?
After expressing her grief and taking care of the burial (Il vedovo), it looks like she showed off (Superbia) her new status (Fortuna) by travelling and then probably living abroad (Viaggio + Casa.)
(P.S. The Russian reading was just an experiment for me, but if you’re interested in exploring traditional forms of Russian cartomancy, check out Dmitry Korolev’s courses on the wda teachables website here. They’re a lot of fun!)
(Cards used: King Slayer by Ellusionist Playing Cards Company and Vera Sibilla Italiana by Lo Scarabeo.)