Considering I have trouble with memorizing large lists, I am really fond of poetic memory-aides!
Here comes something I found on the web, inspired by hedgewitchery
The firstmost rule is easily had:
Red cards are good and black cards are bad.
The secondmost rule shall bring greater fruits:
It deals with the meanings of each of the suits.
The Hearts count as love, family, and friends.
Diamonds are money, wealth, means, and ends.
Clubs shall mean work, callings, and plans,
And Spades are the troubles that plague every man.
The thirdmost rule toward number inclines;
Just note the card’s pip and read here their signs:
An Ace brings beginnings,
And Two gives exchange,
Three shows things growing,
But Four does not change.
Five is the body, Its health and its stead,
Six shows a path
That the Seeker shall tread.
Seven brings troubles That Fate has assigned,
While Eight shows ideas And thoughts in the mind.
Nine heralds changes,
And Ten is the end,
While Kings are the symbols Of power and men.
Queens are the emblems Of women and truth,
A Knave is a message, A girl, or a youth.
1 – K ♠, The Magister, in the North
2 – Q ♦, The May Queen, in the South
3 – K ♣, The Harvest King, in the West
4 – Q ♥, The Seeress, in the East
5 – K ♦, the Devouring Sun, in the Southwest
6 – Q ♠, Dame Fate, in the Northeast
7 – K ♥, the Red Lord, in the Southeast
8 – Q ♣, The Reaping Wife, in the Northwest
9 – J ♦, The Dancer, between Dame Fate and The Seeress
10 – J ♠, The Man in Black, between The Devouring Sun and The Harvest King
11 – J ♥, The Merry Men, between The Red Lord and The May Queen
12 – J ♣, The Kern Baby, between The Reaping Wife and the Magister
source: Wise & Subtle Arts of Cartomancy
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