Welcome to The Cards of Life! As we look around the world, change is occurring on all levels–politically, economically, socially, and spiritually. I always joke that even change is changing! It’s out with the old and in with the new. Death and rebirth–this is how life is. Death and rebirth are the cycles of life. It’s all about transformation and that holds true for humans as well. The Ace of Spades ♠ is known as the card of transformation. Maybe you have noticed that its symbol in the ordinary deck of playing cards is much larger than the other aces. The Ace of Spades ♠ is the ancient symbol of the secret mysteries and was, and still is, the symbol used by many of the esoteric schools of knowledge, among them The Order of the Magi, whose members are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of this card system that you are reading about now.
Last week after one of my presentations of the cards, I was asked about if one’s death is reflected in the cards. I said that it can be determined but I was not aware of how. Several days later as I was preparing for this newsletter reviewing dozens of celebrities lives, I decided to highlight well known actor, producer and writer, Michael Landon, as the celebrity for The Four of Hearts 4♥. In reviewing his biography, I started matching up the major events in his life with the record of his life in software program that I use to look back at the script of cards for each year of someone’s life. I was humbled once again by the accuracy of this system. As I continued to read more about the specifics of his life, I was overtaken by such a sense of despair and yet awe at the same time. I had stumbled upon the cards that revealed the timing of his death. While I know this system is like no other, I was still shaken and disturbed by what I found. I stopped writing for a while as I tried to process another revelation about what we perceive about “life.”
I trust you will read on as I now finish this issue on The Four of Hearts Card 4♥. I know it is long, but anything this profound needs to be explained thoroughly. Please know that I’m not suggesting that any of us look for our “death” cards in our yearly scripts. I just want to illustrate the validity of the information I am sharing with you. It has profoundly transformed my life and maybe it will yours…
♥ The Four of Hearts! ♥
The Four of Hearts 4♥ card is known as “The Marriage and Family Card” and the birthdays for this card are October 31, November 29, and December 27. It is the first card in the deck to seek stability and foundation. The 4♥ person seeks this in relationships, either intimate or friendship and family related. People with this Life Card have high ideals about love and family and when these ideals are not reached, the pain can be so great that they need some form of escape to soothe themselves. On the positive side, if Four of Hearts 4♥ people combine their ideals with truth and objectivity, these people can have wonderful lives of fulfillment in family and other areas of love. Those that hear the inner call to help others, and lay aside some of their personal considerations and expectations, will have more satisfaction and less dreams that become nightmares in their lives.
(Because his astrological sign is a Scorpio, he has three cards in this system. To keep things brief, I will cover the basics for this article.)
In looking at the life of Michael Landon, we learn that he was born as Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936. He was the son of a Jewish movie-publicist father and an Irish Catholic musical-comedy actress mother. Michael grew up in a predominantly Protestant New Jersey neighborhood. The social pressures brought to bear on young Michael, both at home and in the schoolyard, led to an acute bedwetting problem, which he would later dramatize in the 1976 TV movie “The Loneliest Runner.” Around age 19, Michael Landon landed his first film lead in the now-legendary “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” (1957), one of the better examples of the late-’50s “drive-in horror” genre. Years later he was cast as Little Joe Cartwright on the popular TV western “Bonanza.” The show chronicled the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (played by Lorne Greene). He had three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest was the urban architect Adam Cartwright (played by Pernell Roberts) who built the ranch house; the second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his nickname “Hoss” (played by Dan Blocker); and the youngest was the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or “Little Joe” (played by Michael Landon).
Bonanza was considered an atypical western for its time, as the core of the story lines dealt less about the range but more with Ben and his three dissimilar sons, how they cared for one another, their neighbors and just causes. During his fourteen-year Bonanza stint, Landon was given the opportunity to write and direct a few episodes. He later carried over these skills to his next TV project, “Little House on the Prairie,” another series about a special family which ran from 1974 to 1982. Landon kept up his career momentum with a third long-running TV series, “Highway to Heaven” (1984-1989). Here the actor/producer/director/writer played the guardian angel, Jonathan Smith.
Although Michael was one of the most popular TV personalities of the ’70s and ’80s, he was not universally admired by his Hollywood contemporaries. (Many Four of Hearts ♥ people are destined to become important leaders in their chosen field and part of the path to that high success causes them to face issues around money and power. Finding their own power while maintaining their foundation of love and support is an important step in this process.) We can see some of these issues clearly played out as his dictatorial on-set behavior and his tendency to shed his wives whenever they matured past childbearing age did not win him any awards with his peers. Still many felt that Landon was the salt of the earth.
In early 1991 with nine children in his life, Landon began work on his fourth TV series called “Us”. Here at age 54, he began experiencing stomach pains. In April of that same year, Michael was informed that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. As some of you may, the courage and dignity with which he lived his final months on the stage called Earth resulted in a public outpouring of love, affection and support. Michael Landon “died” in his Malibu home on July 1, 1991, with his third wife Cindy at his side. Now to clearly explain what happened at the end of his life through the cards, I am going to give you the dates, the cards for the period of that year, and their exact meaning out of the Book of Destiny 3.7 software that I use so you can see what they say for yourself.
The Six of Spades in Saturn in his Life Card Script (October 31, 1988 – October 31, 2001)
The Ten of Spades ♠ in the Venus Period (10/22/1990 – 2/12/1991) (This is the time frame when he was working hard on the new “Us” television series.)
“This is a card of success and happiness in love, home, money, work, health, and family. It is an influence that overcomes negativity and problems. This success may be connected to females in some way or to the arts and music. This is also a good influence for a working marriage or for working with large groups of people. Business expansion is favored and you should have the resources to do this comfortably.”
Several months later – The Seven of Spades ♠ in the Jupiter Period (4/6/1991 – 5/27/1991)
“This period can bring on an illness related to worry about money or work, perhaps from overworking. You just might be overdoing things now and fear may be the reason for it. This can also indicate money spent or time lost through illness, but it has positive manifestations as well. “This card is a powerful spiritual influence giving you more than the usual energy to conquer your mundane problems through the application of faith, gratitude, wisdom, self-honesty and discipline. Any attempts to help others, or to adopt a more sincere basis for your work could result in greater prosperity for you now. This powerful card of ‘faith’ could also bring the realization of many of life’s deeper mysteries. “Because this card falls in Jupiter, it is much easier to manifest its higher spiritual benefits. However, those who are very attached to circumstances turning out a certain way, or who are extremely materialistic by nature could still have some very difficult challenges when this card is present.”
Finally, he had The Ace of Spades ♠ in the Saturn Period (5/28/1991 – 7/19/1991)
“This period could hold some kind of concealed trouble, such as a disease or illness, either yours or someone else, and perhaps a secret kept from you. Something kept hidden could be hindering you. This is a good influence for healers and physicians. This card can bring a recovery from illness or some kind of reversal in your health picture. A desire to uncover the underlying causes of illness could lead to your recovery or that of someone else.
As much as the Ace of Spades means a beginning, it can also mean an ending. It is the card of transformation and transformation means death of the old and the beginning of the new. If there are parts of yourself or your lifestyle that are due for a change, this is probably the time when it will happen. Your other Saturn Card could tell you more about this change or tell you what area of your life it will affect. Though most of us fear changes, they always lead us to something new and better.”
Michael had The Five of Spades ♠ Environment Card for that year of his life. This card is “always perceived as a blessing of some sort.”
“Most all changes and opportunities to travel will bring blessings of one sort or another this year. This includes changes in business, lifestyle, living situation, work or residence. Accept changes and look for opportunities to travel as indicators of where to go for more benefits in your life. This could be an important transition year for you and one that leads you up one step towards a more expansive and freer lifestyle. This is an important transition year for you and one that leads you up one step towards a more expansive and freer lifestyle.”
Wow–there it is in writing. Again Michael Landon past over to the other side of the veil on July 1, 1991 with the Ace of Spades ♠ in Saturn. The ultimate transformation, indeed. Thanks for showing us the way to go, Michael. Bravo–I hope you found your own highway to heaven! Thank you for entertaining us and enriching our lives as you played out your greatest role ever–being the Four of Hearts 4♥–out on the world’s stage called “Life!”
P.S. This is from Michael Landon’s website:
Remember me with smiles and laughter,
For that’s the way I’ll remember you all.
If you can only remember me with tears,
Then don’t remember me at all.
~ Michael Landon
( “Remember Me” poem is from the Little House on the Prairie episode “Remember Me” written by Michael Landon.)
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I trust you enjoyed learning more about Michael Landon and The Cards of Life even in “death.” Using the knowledge and wisdom from the cards will allow you to have more love and compassion for your circle of friends and family, not just for those in the limelight, but more importantly for the character you have chosen to play. When we can love ourselves more fully, then we can love others as well. When that happens, the world will be a better place for everyone!
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Sources: Love Cards by Robert Lee Camp, Book of Destiny 3.7 Software by Robert Lee Camp, Wikipedia, Google Images and www.landonlegacy.com