I was in front of the Jackson Building on Slater Street. Lying on the sidewalk, all by its lonesome self was a playing card. I picked it up. It was a ten of diamonds.
On two other occasions, I found playing cards, but it was in Nassau. The cards that I found in the tropics were casino discards. There was no reason why a single playing card should be lying on a clean sidewalk in a snow in Ottawa on Christmas Eve. I picked it up. It was a ten of Diamonds. Some people use playing cards as omens for foretelling the future.
Google is my friend. I googled "Cartomancy Ten of Clubs".
This is what the result was:
- Diamonds are money, wealth, ends and means, something of value does not have to be actual money
- The Ten of Diamonds is the "change" card, it predicts one of the following: marriage, a journey, or sudden riches. Some change is going to occur soon.
- 10 of diamonds – You sadness will fade away
- Ten of Diamonds= the end, completion of a cycle or period
Here is the interesting thing. A business cycle was not going to my satisfaction. I made a radical decision to end it. That decision took courage on my part, partly because humans are resistant to change and partly because it is scary to go out on a limb, and gamble with your future.
For 48 hours it looked bleak. On Wednesday I am getting on an air plane. I would say that this lone card, that had no reason to be found on a snowy Ottawa street was an incredible omen. But like I always say, it is bad luck to be superstitious.