The Suit of Hearts deals with the emotional level of consciousness and is associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections. Hearts are about displays of emotion, expression of feelings and the role of emotions in relation to others. The Hearts Cartomancy cards indicate that you are thinking with your heart rather than your head, and thus reflect your spontaneous responses and your habitual reactions to situations. Hearts are also linked to creativity, romanticism, fantasy and imagination. The negative aspects of the Suit of Hearts (i.e. when the Hearts cards appear reversed) include being overly emotional or completely disengaged and dispassionate, having unrealistic expectations and fantasizing about what could be. There may be repressed emotions, an inability to truly express oneself and a lack of creativity. The Suit of Hearts traditionally represents the west and autumn. If using an ordinary deck of playing cards, Hearts are represented by the Suit of Hearts.
Timing: When looking for time sensitive answers, Hearts generally means moderately slow, usually weeks to months.
Fives represent change and the need for change. The energy of Five changes the order of things for either good or bad. Unlike most other cards in Cartomancy where the Upright aspect is deemed to be more positive, the Five changes this pattern by being more positive when Reversed. Five just has to be different, or difficult! When Upright, it can be rigid and narrow as it resists change or struggles with it. When Reversed it becomes all-embracing and accepting. However, because Reversed Cards can be extreme, the conflict of the Upright can become intense. Alas, due to Five’s overriding erratic nature, both the Upright and Reverse aspect can bring great extremes. The orientation of Five dictates the manner in which it deals with or approaches change. The change brought about by Five is often unexpected or chaotic.
Upright Meanings: nostalgia, disillusion, self-absorption, frustration, meditation, stagnation, remorse, yearning, reevaluation, dissatisfaction, boredom, missed opportunities, refusing offers, depression, kindness, weariness, regret, apathy, day-dreaming, focusing on the negative, redemption
nostalgia, disillusion, self-absorption, frustration, meditation, stagnation, remorse, yearning, reevaluation, dissatisfaction, boredom, missed opportunities, refusing offers, depression, kindness, weariness, regret, apathy, day-dreaming, focusing on the negative, redemption
Reversed Meanings: hope, letting go of grief, letting go of regret or guilt, summon, healing, accepting help, overcoming despair, return, moving forward, moving on, forgiveness, re-joining the world, releasing emotions, letting go of sorrow, releasing emotional baggage
When the card is reversed, The Five of Hearts shows a significant recovery from the regret as well as proper acceptance of your past. You are beginning to realize all of the implications of your actions and you have finally come to appreciate the lessons which can be learned from that experience. You may even start to recognize the overall value of the painful experience you had in the larger scheme of things. You are seeing that the suffering and grief that you endured gave you strength and imbued you with resilience. You are ready to pick yourself up and go on with your life full tilt.