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Skat 10’s with some combinations


Skat fortune-telling cards – the 10’s

10 The marriage card. Commitments of all sorts. This card indicates love in relationships. There is a harmonious flow of energy between individuals.

In love questions, this 10 suggests there are very strong emotions between the people. If both court cards look at the 10 the feelings are mutual. Even if the court card is further away from this 10 but looks in its directions it would still indicate strength of emotions. In such a situation, marriage or love may be secondary issue to the individual if at a distance from each other.

There are several ways to read the 10 when coupled with a court card. It can point to a married person. It can suggest the individual has marriage on his/her mind. In some cases, it depicts an actual marriage proposal.

In work questions, this 10 can actually describe aspects of the job. It does suggest the love of one’s career or type of work.

10♣ The discussion card primarily among between several individuals. Business success. This card can bring additional worries when combined with other cards suggesting problems.

Falling beside a court card it will indicate the person is a good conversationalist. He/she could talk too much which can trigger a lively debate.

In love questions, this card promises communication is forthcoming or at least welcome. The result of the connection is revealed by the card following the 10♣.

In work questions, the energy is high and does show major accomplishments.

I don’t associate ♣’s as being the ‘bad’ suit.

10 The card of financial change. Incoming large amount of money. This can cover many areas such as a windfall, a winning ticket, a bonus check, an unexpected gift of money etc.

The best money card. It is high money. What this means is that there will be a increase in your financial situation. There could be substantial inlay of funds. The question is what does substantial mean to you. Every person views money differently. One thousand dollars is a fortune to some people and to others it’s a drop in the bucket.

In work situations, you can be confident that you will get a big raise. You will land that good paying job. Look for a court card – it could be your new employer or a person responsible for this opportunity.

With love questions, money is the least of your problems. You could meet a well to do man or woman. The person may be gainfully employed and be financially generous.

If a number of ‘s fall together there is a good chance you will “inherit” some money or experience a stroke of exceptional good luck.

10♥ The card of travel usually connected to a necessity. The common meaning is grief and tears. In the olden days it depicted imprisonment which can be read as being stuck in a situation. A major change- much depends are neighboring cards.

If you question involves the timing of events the 10♠ means you will have to wait a long time for an answer.

When coupled with a court card the person could be at a distance or involved in travel.

Let’s suppose the 10♠’s is in the middle of two court cards (2 Jacks) this can suggest problems between brothers or buddies. If one is a King and the other a Jack it can be a father and son that are discussing travel plans. The card following (if there is one) will reveal the results.

The 10 of spades requires careful study when combined with other cards. More times than not it is a major setback or change.

The Skat Layout

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Skat cards: Ace and King


There are various versions on how to read the Skat cards.

I remember some interesting comments on the cards from childhood. My parents use to play Skat when we first came to Canada. They had little sayings about the court cards which interestingly are some common meanings.

The Aces. 

Ahearts.jpgThe card of the home. This Ace covers many categories such as family, friends, property or issues that involve the home you live in. It can suggest any dwelling. Usually it is a place your call home so if you live in trailer – that’s it. At times it will point to a hotel or a variety of buildings.

Aclub.jpg Decisions. Ideas. The card of authority- legal matters, papers, contracts.

Adiamonds.jpg The card of occupational connections. This card brings $$ luck to the adjoining cards. An increase of money is shown. Often a piece of jewelry like a ring.

A spades.jpgThe card of large institutions such as court, hospitals, educational facilities, high-profile offices. REVERSED: Divorce, death and terminal illness.

Should the Ace of Spades appear reversed with one or more other red Aces in the layout it will minimize the ‘good’ of the red Aces.

The Kings.

K hearts.jpgThe card of the man asking for the reading. The family man. He is generally married and has a loving disposition. He is your buddy whom you can count on. He has coaching ability and will lend a helping hand.

Kclub.jpg The card of the male relative. He is a father, in-law, grandfather and in many cases your enemy-competitor. He is emotionally cool as the Qclub.jpg. This card can represent an older man, the “other” man, widower, someone who is divorced. In some cases he will be connected to medicine or law. This King is the decision maker.

Kdiamonds.jpg The card of the lighter haired man. He is a brother, reliable friend, a son, business associate. His friendship is honest and he is very knowledgeable about what’s going on in the world. This King represents information and brings news.

K spades.jpgThe card of the darker haired man. He can be an uncle, co-worker, experienced man, in-law. Usually he is married. He can be the obnoxious neighbor. His personality is stern but he will help you if he feels you are genuinely in need. He is in control in his chosen occupation.

Skat 8’s


The Skat 8’s

The Skat fortune telling system usually contains pips 7-10, Ace, King, Queen, Jack. All 2’s through 6’s are removed prior to shuffle. The image features one of my German Skat decks. The little set is actually for the game because inside the leather case is a pad and pencil. I use it to jot down cards I am studying. The pad of paper can be easily replaced with a little booklet as long as it opens bottom to top. The dollar or two stores carry them.

8's skat system

The 7’s were all about minimum energy or influences from each suit. The 8’s increase that energy so that it is not so one-pointed. In the 7’s the influence usually affects the person more directly but not to any major degree. The 8’s spread their wings but they are still remain minor influences which involves more than of a sharing of that influence.

➡ After studying the meanings of the clubs and spades which were given to me by the elderly Hungarian lady I have switched the meanings to bring them more in keeping with the modern view of the clubs and spades. I feel the meanings are more appropriate and will be easier to learn. This way there is less confusion.  I, for one, associate clubs with communication and more of an active energy. Also, the spades suit tends to be more challenging.

8hearts.jpgA card of stable emotional influence.  It can minimize other minor negative cards, however, it cannot influences the high ill meaning cards. Emotional gratification. Beside a court card it will give the person a wonderful disposition.

Hearts are all about love, emotions and relationships. It is the ‘feeling’ suit. Feelings aren’t always positive so if this card is hammered by an ill meaning club or spade the experience could turn to jealousy, dissatisfaction, little appreciation and so on.

For example, if you are dealing with a minor delay and this 8 appears with that card (follows it) the delay is not a big deal.

If you ask a financial or work question and this card is last you will be satisfied but won’t be overjoyed about it. It’s still a good influence that gives satisfaction to those involved.

In love questions, the other person you are asking about most likely returns positive feelings.  Let’s suppose you have a number of more negative cards and this card is last in the layout there is a strong indication things will work out.

8club.jpg The message card. Anything to do with communications- the card beside it will give a hint as to the nature of the news. A letter, report, application, form, document etc.

On its own it doesn’t give you results or if the message is good or bad. This card works in conjunction with the others.

In love questions, you know you will receive a  message and if a court follows that person is involved. If a well meaning suit follows the news is favourable. If an ill meaning card follows chances are the message won’t be to your liking.

8diamonds.jpgAnother work card but the field would involve finances or travel to some degree. A moderately positive card for work. It depicts some money coming in and the achievement of work related goals.

When this card answers a work question you can expect some improvements. You may receive an opportunity to changes jobs.

In love questions, this card indicates some mutual work which needs to be done in a relationship. When coupled with a court card it could describe the person as being financially responsible. He/she could even work with numbers.

8spades.jpg Small illness. Agitation and uneasiness. This card prevents the smooth flow of a situation. Expect brief delays. A block.

This card depicts trivial upsets. Within this card is a setback but not a very huge one. It can be something simple as being held up in traffic or waiting for a package. It can indicate your date will be late in picking you up.

If you are expecting an answer from someone and this card is beside the Court representing the person’s characteristics you can expect a delay.

Often there it is just a card of not feeling well but the influence is not long lasting.


Skat 7’s


I started to write about the 7’s at my original blog Ask my Cards, so I will expand a bit on the meanings here. Instead of listing all the meanings for this system, I will be detailing them individually. That way you can follow along…

The 7’s

7♥ Card of love in its beginning stages. It can be a new fondness for a person or thing. A good feeling. If you asked does he/she love me and this card was the result/outcome card it would suggest the person does have warm feelings for you.

This lower 7 contains energy of the heart suit which has a miniature influence. For example, the person can be experiencing happiness but it would not be on a large-scale or full-blown. You can be happy and then you can be really, really happy. There is a difference. The fondness from a person feels good but a deeper love would feel great if that is something you are hoping will develop.

Many times the 7 can represent a secret admirer. 

The clubs meanings tend to be an octave of the spades suit in this system. Beginning with the 8’s and forward I have reversed the meanings. I will explain why in the next post.

7club.jpg Card of minor loss, tears, depression etc. It is short-term and does not last a long time. (Modern meanings would tie this card with communication and news.) If you asked will he/she contact me this card would indicate brief communication which most likely won’t be all that pleasant.

More appropriate meaning for clubs. (Modern meaning would suggest commonplace conversation. It would be two friends talking over dinner plans or which movie they should go and see.)

7diamonds.jpg Card of money connected to job, work, occupation. It’s a little bit of money. If you asked if you will get a better paying job this card suggests yes, but not much more money.

This card is a positive answer to a financial question but it’s not really anything to get excited about. It can also mean you may have to “work” at something a little harder. The 7 can indicate an improvement in finances but it’s a baby step.

Within this card is a promise of a small amount of money coming your way. It can be a refund, a gift card or rebate. Don’t expect a lot of money. In love questions, it can suggest a minor issue over money.

7spades.jpg Card of slight warning. This card suggests some annoyance happening fast. It’s main meaning is one of caution because lies or envious people can be involved. Someone in plotting against you.

(The original 7♣ ‘s meaning would fit in here much better.) If you asked whether he/she is faithful to you this card indicates the person should not be fully trusted. 

This card is all about a stumbling block but different from the 7♣. There is more of a negative energy involved like someone else’s motives to prevent you from moving forward in some situation. In work questions, you could experience some competition for a new job. The person competing has ties to the person doing the hiring. Minor underhand tactics.

In love questions, this cards suggests that things will move along really slow. In many cases, the person you are interested in is hiding something which can create some additional pressure. It’s not a big deal but unsettling.

If this card was beside a Court card, that person does not have your best interest at heart in regards to your question. If this card is in the middle of two Courts those two people may have a small unexpected argument.

If per chance you have group of 7’s together in the layout you can expect short-term and minor influences affecting the question. These are the wee cards of the system. They are annoyances. If a high pip card follows what was minor turns into something huge. Study the suit carefully.