Cards Playing

Basically an interaction with others unless you are playing solitaire. It can depict the game of life in which you win or lose, or are an observer. If you regularly play cards, then it can suggest your skill in dealing with plans or schemes that involve other people. In other words, are you playing your cards right? So it could indicate planning, scheming, figuring out moves in a relationship, etc. It is very noticeable in playing cards that our response is often dictated by what card the other person or people put down, links with the portrayal of moves made in response to others. The card game for many people is a time of socialising, relaxing, and being in an environment other than work.

If playing for money it often involves your feelings about and present relationship with how you are dealing with money, or your financial situation at the moment. Are you gambling with a situation or relationship?

Example: I am watching high stakes gamblers playing cards for billions of borrowed dollars. After his bank collapses, one tries to win his money back unsuccessfully. What are they going to do now? Go back to farming? Look for gold? He needs to do something big to get the money that he owes.  PG.

PG’s comment on this dream is that he dreamt it after pulling out of the stock market prematurely.

Dealing cards: This might portray what you are ‘dealing out’ to someone else or yourself. You might be doing this consciously or without realising.

Psychiatrists based a complex system of analysis on what they called ‘Game Theory’. This was evolved from the study of people playing poker. It analysed how people interact with others to get what they want, by acting a response, by lying, by cooperating, etc.

Cards are often used to depict the different life situations we face, and our own feelings and fate. As such the different suites depict different things.

Hearts: Emotions; relationships.

Diamonds: Riches; intellectual.

Spades: One’s body; movement; sensuality.

Clubs: Instinctive drives, such as fear, sex, hunger.

Ace of Hearts: Love and good relationship.

Ace of Diamonds: Financial good fortune.

Ace of Spades: Feeling of success in work.

Ace of Clubs: Wealth, health, love and happiness. A letter concerning money.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is the underlying situation in my dream – is it about socialising, gambling or expression of skill?

How am I feeling about the ‘game of life’?

Have I been deal a good or difficult hand at the moment in my life?

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-Divine Bailey 2018-03-19 10:45:20

I had a dream last night about playing spades with my sister as my partner. My sister who has passed on was my partner. I had a winning hand. I could feel my heart beating in the dream with anticipation. I was so excited I forgot to pick up all my cards. When i picked the rest up I realized i had more cards than everyone else but the extra cards had a rubber band around them to keep them separate. I clearly saw all my cards which was both jokers, ace of spade, 2 of spade, King of spades, jack of spade 10 spade, a few otheblow number spades, some hearts that I couldn’t make out. I yelled out 6 books at first from my hand then 7. Then I looked at my sister and yelled to the score keeper and said right now just put down ten books for our score. I bidded a ten before I even finished counting my cards or knew how many books my sister had in her hand. My sister never spoke a word in the dream and i never saw her. I just knew she was there. I woke up with my heart pounding and happy. I was disappointed though that I didn’t get to play the had in my dream before i woke up. What do you think this dream means.

-Tony 2017-04-18 11:38:00

I dreamed like i was playing with cards and i could guess the cards right. and i remember i kept guessing the 7 of diamonds and the 2 which was heart or diamond.
I would appreciate if you could tell me what the dream means.

-ThatGuyThatLikesGames 2017-03-22 6:12:05

…But in my dream I was playing a card game with my Dad. I had just barely stopped him from committing suicide via a hanging/ strangling system him that he made. He started to complain about how he was losing at everything… Not losing everything.. Losing ‘at’ everything in life, and then all of a sudden we were playing a card game. If i won he would proceed to commit suicide.. But if he won, he would learn that he can win something, and that there is still more to his life. Before we could finish the game I woke up. I am curious to know what this means. But this isn’t the first time that this has happened. In my other dreams i have seen im shoot him self in the head about 3 times, and seen him get hit by a car about 2 times (his car that killed him each time). Can anyone tell me what this means. Also note that each time he died was a different dream with 1 to 3 month intervals.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-03-22 9:39:03

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Many people do not realise that they have an inner father equally as powerful as an external father. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your father, and they are what makes you the person you are. This is true even if your father was never there for you – you still have all the memories of him not being there for you filed under ‘Father’. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner father can appear in dreams because you are still deeply influenced by what you hold within you.

    The inner father can also signify what has been received via genes passed on or ancestral influences. So it is almost certain that it is your inner father in your dreams.

    So what influences from your past relationship with your Dad have you been struggling with. As you read, it is about the game of life in which you win or lose, or are an observer. It shows your pitting of skill, and the inner Father has not equipped you well in that area. For you are as him, trying to hold back your life and emotions by hanging.

    Try using

      -ThatGuyThatLikesGames 2017-03-24 13:54:57

      Thank you. Before your helpful reply I was unaware of an Inner Father within all of us. I haven’t explored this website much. I just wanted to know the meaning of my dream and then be done with it, but you actually replied within a shirt amount of time, and for that I am impressed and will be sure to share this website with everyone I know. Of course its not just the reply, you managed to help me, impress me and teach me something new all at the same time. I believe you have a really good thing going here and I wish you all the best for the future.

-Elaine 2017-01-15 13:29:53

My dream involved a friend holding up five aces. I ask how she did that, then I said “You just wait?” I was wondsring about the fact there was five aces.

-Karen Yochim 2016-07-27 1:25:56

I’ve read lots of dream books, but Tony Crisp is the best of all.

    -Tony Crisp 2016-07-31 11:21:50

    Dear Karen – A little bit of appreciation goes a long way. It made me smile. 🙂



-Kefiloe 2016-02-15 8:20:01

I dreamt that I was playing cards with my late aunt
N behind me waz a small hidden yellow n black snake.I dreamt. That I was winning I had a lot of ace spades.n a 2 club cards.what does it mean?

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