Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”

Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards are a veritable and most ingenious form of a Calendar

  • There are 52 weeks in the year and so are 52 Playing Cards in a Deck
  • There are 13 weeks in each Season and thus there are 13 cards in each suit.
  • There are 4 Seasons in a Year and 4 Suits in the Deck.
  • There are 12 Months in a Year so there are 12 Court Cards (Those with faces namely Jackdo Queens with The King in each suit)
  • The Red Cards represent the Day, while the Black Cards represent the Night.

If you let

Jacks = 11, Queens = 12, and the Kings = 13, then add up all the sums of 1 + 2 + 3 + …to 13 = 91. Multiply this by 4, for the 4 Suits, therefore 91 x 4 = 364, Add 1 that is the Joker and you will arrive at the number 365 being the Days in a Year?

Is that a mere coincidence or a greater intelligence

Of interest is the sum of the letters in all the names of the cards; eg :

  • add up the letters in “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King” = 52
  • The Spades indicate ploughing/ working
  • The Hearts indicates Love thy crops.
  • The Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.
  • The Diamonds indicate reaping the Wealth
  • Also, in some card games 2 Jokers are used.Indicating the Leap year

There is a deeper Philosophy than just a merely a Game of Playing Cards.


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