Playing Cards Advice on Weight Loss

One of the not-so-fun things about getting older is that weight loss becomes more difficult. In the past, dropping five pounds was easily achievable. Now, it seems to be nearly impossible.

This morning I decided to ask the cards to comment on my desire to lose weight. I specifically wanted to know what might help and what wouldn’t help at all.

I decided to use the playing cards and the Hedgewytchery Cross spread, where the first three cards from left to right show the past, present and future. The card above indicates “what to do” and the card below shows “what not to do.”

I drew:


Queen of Hearts - 4 of Clubs - 10 of Clubs - Queen of Spades - 5 of Hearts
Queen of Hearts – 4 of Clubs – 10 of Clubs – Queen of Spades – 5 of Hearts


The playing cards pulled no punches.

In the past, I was a younger woman (Queen of Hearts) and losing weight was not a problem (hearts). 4 of Clubs in the present position shows I am working (clubs) on it and 10 of Clubs in the future position suggests I will have to work (clubs) a whole lot harder (10) to achieve any results. 4 of Clubs in the present position also suggests I am sedentary — sitting at a desk — which is pretty accurate. I don’t move around much these days….

At first I was confused as to why I pulled two Queens, but suddenly the light went off. Queen of Hearts in the past position refers to me as a younger woman and Queen of Spades in the “what to do” position shows that I am now an older woman, and I need to come to terms with that. What won’t work is wishful thinking (5 of Hearts)!!!

Basically, the playing cards counseled that because I am now older (Queen of Spades), inactivity (4 of Clubs) isn’t going to cut it and I am fooling myself by engaging in wishful thinking (5 of Hearts). I will have to work my butt off  (10 of Clubs) if I expect to lose any weight at this stage of the game.



Mary Hawkins

3 thoughts on “Playing Cards Advice on Weight Loss”

  1. Just a comment if i am allowed ,
    ” what to do ” QS i would say , to be stable and strict with your lifestyle when you decide to follow a program for diet.
    ” what to not do ” 5H i would add that Heart suit is sometimes pathetic attitude of the person . Don’t eat food with good taste .
    4 club show to me that you need help adjusting yourself on the right diet.
    But the double club suit shows if you do it correct you will have results with weight loss.

    1. Destiny, thank you for your insightful comment on this spread. I had to laugh at your “don’t eat food with good taste” (5H) — my downfall is sweet goodies!

      I did go on a strict calorie counting diet over the summer and lost eight pounds. I also added regular exercise to achieve this result. Double clubs in action, as you suggested.

      Thanks again,
      Mary Hawkins

      1. Thank you for the update.

        I wish you success on the programm you started.
        I am sure that age isn’t a serious obstacle on losing weight 🙂

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