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.
The number Eight in the Cartomancy deck describes boundaries, limitations and situations that are inherently intractable. As we search and seek and gain desire for things to be a certain way, we often ignore boundaries. It is good to know your limitations and accept what can and cannot be done. Those who resonate with the vibration of eight are extremely successful – particularly in business where success relies on a period of time that allows progress to unfold. These people see trends and the bigger picture, and are able to ride a wave to their great gain. If the eights could be described in one word it would be ‘action.’ These cards illustrate moments of dedication, movement, and commitment. Often growth-oriented, the eights show us how deciding to put our noses down and do the work can be in turns satisfying, galvanizing, and intimidating.
Upright Meanings: choices, hallucinations, lots of options, dreaming, illusion, picking and choosing, opportunities, fantasy, decisions, wishful thinking, multiple possibilities, directionless, procrastination, imagination
choices, hallucinations, lots of options, dreaming, illusion, picking and choosing, opportunities, fantasy, decisions, wishful thinking, multiple possibilities, directionless, procrastination, imagination
Reversed Meanings: faking happiness, stagnation, pleasure, lack of self-worth, accepting your lot, lack of emotional maturity, success, low self-esteem, fear of commitment, lack of self-awareness, clinginess, staying in a bad situation, joy, fear of moving on, monotony
Getting The Reversed Eight of Hearts can show that one is in a state of confusion about which path they are supposed to take. The confusion usually arises from not knowing what is best for you and in the end, drifting in a sea of uncertainty is going to be the resulting effect. One is likely to find themselves being aimless and not having clear cut goals in their lives. And in the end, they almost always end up following wherever the waves of life take them.