Category Archives: c) SKAT

Skat fortune telling cards – The Queens


The final card of the Skat fortune-telling cards system.

The card of the female asking the cards a question. A close lady friend, the partner of the K , the woman of the household. She is sensitive, giving and full of affection. You can rely on her.

Q ♣The card of the female relative. The mother, grandmother, in-law, the “other” woman. She tends to be more emotionally indifferent than the Q. She can be the a widow , old woman, wife of a friend or even the cashier at your favorite store. Her personality is reserved and she is not overly friendly.

The card of the fair-haired woman. She is a sister, girlfriend, co-worker, woman with good financial know how. This card is the partner of the K but more on a business or fun level.

Q ♠The card of the dark-haired woman. She is an aunt, aging woman, co-worker, in-law, someone’s wife. This card brings loyalty to a relationship with fulfilled obligations. She is the type of female that is a hard worker.

original post Ask my Cards blog Aug 4, 2015

Skat 9’s


I just realized that I did not include the Skat 9’s May 12, 2015 post in the Skat category. Below is the original post with a few typo corrections. 

When using this style of system with little pictorial aid you can enhance your psychic abilities or at the very least hone your interpretative skills. Simple basic meanings need to be linked together to tell a story. Sometimes when you tell that story you may visualize people or things. Sometimes you hear a name. Often you see something in the patterns of the suit glyphs.

The 9 cards have strong influences but are not as powerful as the 10’s.

The Skat 9’s

9hearts.jpgThe wish. This card is all about feeling and caring. It will tell you if your wish will come true based on the card beneath or to the right of it.

For the most part, this card is well-known as being the wish card. It’s always a good card. The only time the 9 isn’t favourable is when it is followed by one of the higher pip cards, namely a spade.

In love questions you would want to see this card coupled with a court card representing you or the object of your desires. When a lower spade follows, you may experience a delay in your wish-fulfillment.

The 9 brings friendship energy as well.

9club.jpgThis card does represent a challenge but not in the same way as the spade. Sometimes a person’s own imagination creates worries. There can be some confusion and doubts with communication. This 9 brings a little mud to the adjoining cards. Miscommunication.

If you are expecting some news and the 9 ends the layout your answer or message will not be crystal clear. You will still have some doubts.

In love questions, this card is telling you that you are worrying about the situation without much foundation. You may be experiencing insecurity within yourself. Take a different perspective to prevent a further unhealthy attitude.

9diamonds.jpg Another money card. It can also signify monetary gifts or things of value. The card brings good influences and increases in the layout. Opportunities arise for a better paying job. Often it is a card of inheriting something.  A substantial win.

In love situations this 9 suggests that you are appreciated and valued. You could be the recipient of a really nice gift. Next to a court card which is not your Significator card it reveals the person that is involved in this gift giving or job opportunity.

In work questions, you can expect positive improvements. If you want a raise you will probably get it. If you applied for another position the 9 promises that you will secure it. Within this card is recognition or awareness so that means your hard work is noted.

9spades.jpg The card of negativity. Sickness. Grief. In this we have an influence that is quite challenging. A card of caution. Family problems.

When this card is near your Significator study the cards following the 9. This will reveal how this card will play out. You may need to be still and wait for a prediction to unfold.

Often there is an illness associated with influence. You may get a virus or experience some medical issue. Keep this message in mind but don’t dwell on it unless there are other indicators that may hint at something more serious. Stress can affect your well-being.

With love questions there is a warning not to expect too much. You could be experiencing challenges in a relationship. The card that follows will tell you whether this challenge is met and overcome. If no card follows expect some turbulence in the days or weeks to follow.

Often this card points to a problem in the family. A court card will reveal who might be involved. It can be a relative experiencing these challenges and somehow you get involved or affected.

Below is an example of 5 card reading using the simple key words. You already know the meanings of 3 of the cards.

Question: Is there someone special coming into J’s (male) life within 6 months?

9♠ + Q + AS (upright) + 8♦ + 7

-challenges + co-worker/fun loving female + large institution + work/travel + fondness

Using just the basic meanings the cards show a female coming into J’s life. At first they will not hit it off. The Q might be having issues or holding on to some tough emotions from a previous experience. They’ll probably meet in a work related environment. She might work at a hospital or educational facility. There will be a fondness between the two eventually. The 7 promises the beginning stages of a relationship.  How easy was that. 🙂

I think all the Skat cards are now covered. I’ll check after I upload this post.

Skat fortune telling cards – The Jacks


Skat fortune-telling cards –the Jacks. Also, there is a real life reading at the end of today’s post.

Jhearts.jpg Depicted a young person that is well-known, usually within the family circle. This card often represents the thoughts of the Queenhearts.jpg or Kinghearts.jpg as does the Page in the Tarot cards. In some cases when you see this Jack and the Queen or King are missing and depending on your question (if there is one) the J can reveal what is on the mind of the Queen or King. More times than not the Jack is a young man who is linked emotionally.

Jclub.jpg In this system, the club.jpgs lean towards the modern-day spades.jpg meanings. This card can represent a person that no one really likes because he likes stirring up people and situations. If you are asking about a favorable outcome and this Jack comes up, it can be positive but not without a struggle. As I have mentioned in previous posts the ♣’s are the communication suit. In this instance, the Jack can be an intelligent young man who is able to talk himself out of any situation (or into). Many times he is a work colleague or connected to education.

Jdiamonds.jpg The card of the young lucky man. It also represents the thought of the Qdiamonds.jpg and Kdiamonds.jpg. He would be someone that does not take things too seriously and seems to come out of situations smelling like a rose. Often he is connected to the financial world. He can even be a delivery/mail person.

Jspades.jpg The older skat meaning of this card does represent children in general. Mostly, this Jack gets a bad rap as he is associated with being a scoundrel. This Jack is not trustworthy. He is usually not truthful. If you asked a question about love this Jack will lead you on as long as he can. There will not be a full commitment. Avoid relations with him or will get hurt.

Reading: Peter did a five-card draw.  A♠ 9 7 A♣ 10♦ 

You will notice the layout ends in a well-meaning . You can read the suits first if you want to but note that using this technique the card meanings may not match totally. So, let’s try it for fun. You don’t even need to know the question. The first card is a ♠ suggesting a wall or block to progress.

The ♥ brings some much desired improvements. The ♦ is positive energy as well. Ok, the person has struggled with a situation which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The situation continued to experience a balanced state (balanced energy probably financial). The person shouldn’t get too comfy in the situation just yet because the ♣ shakes thing up a bit. More effort is needed to establish the wanted outcome. The last ♦ brings back the balance in the situation most likely financial.

Below are the brief meanings for the cards. Here’s the question: Will Peter win his legal case against his former employer? (wrongful dismissal)

  • A spades.jpgThe card of large institutions such as court, hospitals, educational facilities, high-profile offices. REVERSED:Divorce, death and terminal illness.
  • 9hearts.jpgThe wish. This card is all about feeling and caring. It will tell you if your wish will come true based on the card beneath or to the right of it.
  • 7diamonds.jpg Card of money connected to job, work, occupation. It’s a little bit of money.
  • Aclub.jpg Decisions. Ideas. The card of authority- legal matters, papers, contracts.
  • 10diamonds.jpgThe 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.

I can use this example as none of the Queens showed up since we haven’t studied them yet. We can see a legal facility most likely a court-house. Peter’s wishes will come true about the legal case. Initially, he will be awarded a small sum of money. The final decision shows Peter will be awarded with a large lump sum of money. Peter sued his former employer for back wages. He was let go without cause. Normally, this type of situation isn’t pursued but Peter felt his employer was in the wrong. Peter received a portion of the money equalling to one month’s salary. It was decided by the judge he was entitled to nearly 12 months wages all up. The remainder of the money did come within 30 days. 

original post June 15, 2015 Ask my Cards blog


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

Original content 2015 ©

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.