What you never knew about Playing Cards

The Chinese invented playing cards in AD 1000. Here so some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”…

Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards is a strikingly coherent form of a Calendar?

  • 52 weeks in the year; 52 Playing Cards in a Deck.
  • 13 weeks in each Season; 13 cards in each suit.
  • 4 Seasons in a Year; 4 Suits in the Deck.
  • 12 Months in a Year; 12 Court Cards (namely Jack, Queen, King in each suit)
  • Red Cards represent Day; Black Cards, 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. Mere coincidence or greater intelligence?
  • Another interesting tidbit: add up the letters in “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King” = 52!
  • Spades indicate ploughing or working.
  • Hearts indicates Love thy crops.
  • Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.
  • Diamonds indicate reaping wealth.
  • 2 Jokers are used to indicate Leap year.

Thus there is a deeper philosophy than just merely Playing Cards.
The Mathematical perfection is mind-blowing.


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