Queen of clubs

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For the 1966 Greek film, see Queen of Clubs (film).
The Queen of clubs from a standard poker pack

The Queen of clubs (Q♣) is one of 52 playing cards in a standard deck: the Queen of the suit of Clubs (♣). The card is also featured in standard 56-card decks. It has a picture of a queen (which has a nominal value of 12) and pictures of clubs, signifying that it is a part of the clubs suit.

In mysticism[edit]

Within mysticism, the Queen of Clubs is known as "The Mother of Intuition Card", and takes qualities from both the Queen and Clubs. Queens are considered to have a subservient nature[1] (however, the Queen of Spades "don't know the meaning of subservience let alone play the part", and male Queen of Spades can also have a temper[2]). This, coupled with the mental nature of clubs associates this card with "publishing trade, secretarial work, or...psychic work". As Queens, they are aware of their place in society (the "royal court"), and resist change in character. As the Three of Hearts is its displaced card, The Queen of Clubs represents "indecision about love and friendship" and means it is hard for them to find success in these areas. The card is also known as the "Mother Mary" as many of have children who they are forced to make sacrifices for, ("just as the Virgin Mary had to undergo the sacrifice of her son Jesus"). The Queen of Clubs "often has two jobs and does best where there is some creative expression and freedom of movement". While they are very organised, they live life at a frantic pace which can often leave them stressed out.[3] They often have a quest for knowledge, and are "impatient and intolerant of ignorance or mental laziness in others". Queen of Spades also have one of the strongest intuitions of any of the cards.[4]

CafeAstrology.com explains that by dealing the card, the description on the page is relevant to a woman that you are "thinking about...very involved...or someone new entering your life soon". The site says that the card indicates a "dark-haired, confident woman", "a woman with Fire signs predominating in her chart...who "may give you good advice", or a "positive and stable relationship between partners".[5]

In The Eight Clubs, the Queen of Clubs signifies: "An affectionate woman, but quick-tempered and touchy". If the card is reversed, it symbolises jealousy and maliciousness.[6]

Queen of Club Birthdays[edit]

The Queen of Club birthdays are:[7]

  • January 28 (Aquarius)
  • February 26 (Pisces)
  • March 24 (Aries)
  • April 22 (Taurus)
  • May 20 (Taurus)
  • June 18 (Gemini)
  • July 16 (Cancer)
  • August 14 (Leo)
  • September 12 (Virgo)
  • October 10 (Libra)
  • November 8 (Scorpio)
  • December 6 (Sagittarius)

Other[edit]

  • Rod Schubert, a Barossan artist, described the Queen of Clubs as "the gambler’s card".[8]
  • Often the title of "Queen of Clubs" is handed out at golfing competitions. In the 16th Annual Ace of Clubs golfing tournament, played in NSW in 2012, the Queen of Clubs was Jan Sheppard from Pambula Merimbula.[9]
  • In Mafia Wars, The Queen of Clubs card can be found in "Steal a Tanker Truck" in the Soldier Tier Jobs.[10]
  • In December 1840, Dante Gabriel Rossetti designed a set of caricatures which were intended to "form a pack of comic playing cards". The Queen of Clubs was conceived as a depiction of Erin. The design sees the Queen sitting on a wooden harp - part of which morphs into her right leg. She has angel wings, and is accompanied by a baby also with angel wings.[11]
  • The club represents the number three, and in French cards represents an acorn. The Parisians developed historical and mythical names for the various picture cards. They called the Queen of Clubs "Argine" (an anagram for regina, which means Queen).[12] The name may also be connected to the Greek "Argos".[13]
  • In a rural Nevada county election in November 2004, the two candidates Robert Swetich and Raymond Urrizaga, tied with 1847 votes each, decided to resolve the deadlocked race by picking out cards at random. The card that signified Urrizaga's victory was the Queen of Clubs.[15]
  • In A Witch's Tale, the Queen of Clubs is obtained at the Battle of Artis on Engine Bridge.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camp, Robert Lee (2010). "The Queen of Clubs Person: The Mother of Intuition Card". Book of Destiny. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Clubs - Mind - Communication - Intelligence Queen of Clubs - Mentally Receptive Karma - Sacrifices for the Good of Others". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Camp, Robert Lee (2010). "The Queen of Clubs Person: The Mother of Intuition Card". Book of Destiny. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Your Birth Card". Cards of Illumination. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Love Oracle Answer: You dealt the Queen of Clubs!". CafeAstrology.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ J. R. Vail, A. M. Vail. Old GipsOld Gipsy's Dream Book and Fortune Teller and Napoleon's Book of Fatey's Dream Book and Fortune Teller and Napoleon's Book of Fate. J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company. p. 16. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Clubs - Mind - Communication - Intelligence Queen of Clubs - Mentally Receptive Karma - Sacrifices for the Good of Others". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Queen of Clubs". Peter Lehmann Wines. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sheppard crowned Queen of Clubs". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "How do you get the queen of clubs in Mafia Wars?". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Playing"Card: Queen of Clubs Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1840 December". The Rossetti Archive. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ Shield, Carolyn (2012). "Tour Magdala and the Queen of Clubs". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Courts on playing cards". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Saddam's Queen Of Clubs Surrenders". Sky News. May 17, 2003. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Queen of clubs settles election in Rural Nev. county". Observer-Reporter. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ A Witch's Tale. DoubleJump Books. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 

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