Prepare for bogglement:
http://hilgemeier.gmxhome.de/calendrix/cardmath.htm
A typical card
deck has 52 cards – like the 52 weeks of the year. In the four symbol groups
we may, with some right, recognize the four seasons (spring = Hearts, summer
= Clubs, autumn = Spades, winter = Diamonds). Or order the classic four
elements to the warm (red) and cold (black) seasons (fire = Hearts = spring,
air = Diamonds = summer, water = Clubs = fall, earth = Spades = winter).
Fiftytwo weeks times seven make 364 days – a year. Add the Joker and we
get even closer to the solar year of about 365.25 days. The cipher sum of
364 is 3+6+4 = 13, the number of moon phases in a year, just like number of
cards in each suit (4 * 13 = 52).
Now add the values of the cards,
ace = 1, two = 2, three = 3, …, nine = 9, ten = 10, Jack = 11, Queen = 12,
King = 13. Surprise: the sum is 364 = 4 * ( (13) * (13+1) / 2 ) = 4 * 91.
It goes on: Divide the number of values of a single suit (91) by the
holy number seven and we get 13 again! The cipher sum of the 52 cards is
also 5 + 2 = 7.
To get even more astonished, now count the letters of
the names of each card
English:Ace(3), Two(3), Three(5), Four(4),
Five(4), Six(3), Seven(5), Eight(5), Nine(4), Ten(3), Jack(4), Queen(5),
King(4). There are 52 cards and the letter sum of one suit is 3 + 3 +
5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 4 = 52.
This also holds for
French: As(2), Deux(4), Trois(5), Quatre(6), Cinq(4), Six(3), Sept(4),
Huit(4), Neuf(4), Dix(3), Valet(5), Reine(5), Roi(3). 2 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 4 +
3 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 5 + 5 + 3 = 52 (Reine = Dame)
And German:As(2),
zwo(3), drei(4), vier(4), fünf(4), sechs(5), sieben(6), acht(4), neun(4),
zehn(4), Bub’(3), Dame(4), König(5). 2 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 4 + 4 +
4 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 52 (zwo = zwei, Bub’ = Bube) Don’t force it – use a bigger
hammer
The sum of the “people” (Jack, Queen, King) is always 13, in
these three languages. It follows that the sum of the rest of the cards must
be 39, because 52 = 13 * 4 (the four seasons again!)

