Some interesting facts and observations about "Playing cards"

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Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards is a veritable and most ingenious form of a Calendar?

  • There are 52 weeks in the year and so are 52 Playing Cards in a Deck.

  • There are 13 weeks in each Season and thus there are 13 cards in each suit.

  • There are 4 Seasons in a Year and 4 Suits in the Deck.

  • There are 12 Months in a Year so there are 12 Court Cards (Those with faces namely Jackdo Queens with The King in each suit)

  • The Red Cards represent the Day, while the Black Cards represent the Night.

  • If you letJacks = 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?

  • Is that a mere coincidence or a greater intelligence?Of interest is the sum of the letters in all the names of the cards; eg :
    add up the letters in "one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King" = 52 !

  • The Spades indicate ploughing/ working.

  • The Hearts indicates Love thy crops.

  • The Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.

  • The Diamonds indicate reaping the Wealth.

  • Also, in some card games, 2 Jokers are used.Indicating the Leap year.

  • There is a deeper Philosophy than just a merely a Game of Playing Cards.


The Mathematical perfection is mind blowing. Isn't it...?

Author : Valli Perumal

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