Child, is a sign that you have good support, are full of goodness, and well regarded within the world.

Original Instructions

Naturally, the Child is the card of children. If the question concerns, or comes from someone aged <18, the Child is their Significatior rather than the Lord or Lady. However, it’s primarily used to signify the client’s own children.

Should she have more than one child, it is not uncommon for just one child to take centre stage. That means things are quiet with the other children. However, one child may appear in a horizontal combination and another in the diagonal lines, et cetera. So delineate with care.

Outside of the client’s children or grandchildren, the Child will rarely indicate other children. However, it is possible. Ordinarily, a Social Card will be connected to the Child.

The original instructions focus on the Child as a sign of the esteem in the eyes of others. Over time, I have found that the association holds at times.

If not read as a child, the card carries a sense of freshness, spontaneity and joie de vivre. On a more negative level, there is potential for immaturity, bad-tempered behaviour and the arrogance of youth.

The Child also indicates that something ‘small’ or ‘little.’ It can be literal or metaphorical. A person might be short in stature or “green” junior. When the Child follows the Fish, it can indicate a little money. Depending on the context this can mean that the querent is poor – he only has that little bit.

Quite a few cartomantes associate the Child card with new beginnings. I have found that the card rarely, if ever, foretells new starts. Instead, like the child on the card, the situation is established but is in its infancy and growing.

As such, if asked about changes and new starts, the Child card advises giving the existing circumstances further time. You can still make a go of it.

The Child card is an interesting picture when it appears in readings where there is a question of honesty or truth. The Child itself is not a liar. However, it does sometimes cast doubt on her veracity; chances are there some factors that have either been misunderstood or ignored.

In matters of Arte, the Child can indicate the Broonie (with the House) or the wee folk (with the Park). However, it most often refers to a poppet.

The card is the Knave of Spades (valet de pique) associated with Ogier the Dane. When read as either a child or adolescent, the card is gender-neutral. However, as a spades card, the Valet itself is often also read as a young woman and mirrors many of the Cavalier’s associations.

You will need to examine the cards around the Valet for specific details.

The Child at a Glance:

Essence: Youth.

Playing Card: Valet of Spades.
Category: Significator Card. Person Card. Personal Sphere Card.
Keywords: Child(ren), Tender, Little and Growing, Freshness, Spontaneity, Immature.

Polarity: Neutral.
Pace: Fast.
Timing: Within 12 hours. 13-days.
Health: Traditional childhood complaints, such as chickenpox, growing pains or whooping cough as well as minor infirmities such as a cold.

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