What is Cardology? Cardology is the simplest and most accurate system of knowledge for self-understanding and transformation currently known by humanity. While Astrology is the study of the movements and positions of celestial objects and their effect on our lives and Numerology reveals the occult significance of numbers and names, Cardology is an ancient calendar for Earth and her inhabitants. It contains a multi-dimensional code for all of life on the planet.
What we are defining is spelled CARDOLOGY. It is NOT Cardiology, a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. Cardology is also NOT the study of greeting cards or sports trading cards. Cardology is NOT Cartomancy (fortune-telling) or today’s modern-day version of Tarot. You do not have to be psychic to use or understand Cardology.
Ironically, most Cardologers and Cardologists actually do not use physical playing cards in their Cardology readings and consultations, just as Astrologers do not use actual constellations, planets and stars in their work. However, playing cards, like angel cards, coins, crystal balls, palmistry, pendulums, runes, spirit boards, scrying mirrors, sticks, tarot cards, tea leaves, or any other type of divinatory tool, can be used as a method to psychically foresee the future.
Today’s Cardology is in the same field of study as other systems that use one’s birth date and alphabetically it fits nicely with in the lineup…Astrology, Cardology and Numerology. It’s simple and easy to remember. Because of today’s internet, use of unique domain names, and issues with copyrights and trademarks, Cardology is currently known around the world by a multitude of names including: 52 Cards, 52 Keys, 52 Secrets, Ancient Calendar of the Magi, Ancient Science of the Cards, Astro-Cards, Atlantean Cards, Atlantean Oracle, Birth Card System, Book of Destiny, Book of Life, Card Science, Cards of Destiny, Cards of Illumination, Cards of Truth, Card System, Destiny Cards, Egyptian Tarot, God Clock, Gifts of the Magi, Life Cards, Little Book of Destiny, Little Book of Life, Little Book of the Seven Thunders, Love Cards, Magian Cardology, Magi Cards, Metasymbology, Mystic Card Science, Mystic Quadrate System, Mystic Test Book System, Oracle Cards, Personal Time-Map System, Sacred Cards, Sacred Symbols, Science of the Cards, Solar Cards, Soulmancing, the original Tarot Cards, Tarotology, The Ancient Book of Time, The Book of Life, The Cards, and The Cards of Life.
Cardology originated in Atlantis and its accuracy speaks for itself. It is fractal-based ancient calendar for Earth and is written in the colors, numbers and symbols of playing cards. It contains some basic astrology and numerology to not only explain the personality and characteristics of everyone in the world, but also provide timely and practical understanding into the events and experiences in our lives. Cardology is so accurate and advanced that it also identifies the ‘chemistry’ of who we do and don’t get along with and why.
For generations on end, people have believed that a sacred text exists that holds a record of everyone’s life from birth till death. However, the knowledge of this book of destiny has been kept secret, waiting for the time when mankind would be ready for it. In 1893, the location of the highly revered, sacred book of destiny was finally revealed by Olney H. Richmond, the Father of Cardology, and its wisdom is now available for all who are searching for the real meaning of their life.
In Cardology, the positions of the cards are not random or thrown as in psychic reading. Each card is derived from specific mathematical calculations derived from one’s birthday and current age. It is these cards, and their meanings, that provide the information about every day of every year of one’s entire life.
Each of the 53 (52 + Joker) cards represents a day in the year; therefore for every birthday there is a card that represents our personality and characteristics. This is the mask that we wear as we play out our lives on the world’s stage. When you learn about your cards, you will be amazed at what you discover. A true revelation occurs—like looking in the mirror for the first time!
When we take a closer look and explore the secret symbols of the cards and their true meanings, we first see that there are 52 cards in the deck representing the 52 weeks in a year. The 13 cards in each suit represent the 13 weeks in each season and 13 lunar cycles in a year. The 12 Court Cards—the Jacks, Queens and Kings—represent the 12 months in a year. If we add the face value of each card together, which adds up to 364 and then add the Joker (valued at 1¼), their face value add up to 365¼, the number of days in a year. The two colors, Red and Black symbolize day and night, positive and negative, yin and yang, male and female. The four suits—Hearts♥, Clubs♣, Diamonds♦, and Spades♠—represent the four seasons—Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
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Research shows that Los Angeles, California astrologer Jan Eric (aka Jamie Brand Erickson, Joy Erickson) was the first to use this term in 1934 as part of his work “Astro-cardology” and copyrighted it with the Library of Congress on March 31st.
Jan Eric also advertised in The Billboard for his “fortune-telling game” for $1.25 per set.
With several books published in the early 1900s, including professional magician Great Ovette’s book “ODDS and ENDS in CARD-OLOGY” published in 1937, it is clear that the word “cardology” belongs to playing cards, not greeting cards, sports trading cards, or even computer smart cards. In 1941, M.F. Zens published his book, “The Cardology of Tomorrow: The First Real Treatise Covering a Radical Departure in Card Magic and a Number of Effects Performed Therewith”, about performing magic tricks. Later in 1999, M.F. Chance Wyatt authored his book, “Cardology: The True Meaning of the Cards”, about the meaning of each playing card used in cartomancy.
In 1974, Donalie Fitzgerald, Cardologer and author of “Edith Randall’s Your Place in the Cards”, also used the term “CARDOLOGY” in her book about today’s system of Cardology. It can easily be seen on her chart of birth dates and their associated cards on page 16.
Astrologer/Cardologer and International Association of Cardology Founding Member and Historian, Iain McLaren-Owens of Astro-Cards, has used the term “Cardology” in his work too. Two of his books published in 2013 are called “Magian Cardology System – Card Chart Tables” and “Magian Cardology Readings Spreads with Explanatory Text + Cycles Date Tables”.
In 2015, Cardologer and International Association of Cardology Founding Member, Stefan G. Meyer PhD of Karma-Seeker.com, published his book, “Mysteries of Cardology”.
Since then, numerous other classes, videos, and websites have embraced “Cardology” as the umbrella term that describes today’s study of the science of playing cards and our brand of divination, transformation and self-understanding. Having one word to convey what this system is was long overdue as there are too many names currently used, making it hard for customers, students and practitioners to be able to find this information online and offline. Join us today in celebration of Cardology.
No matter what it’s called, everyone loves CARDOLOGY!