What is the Pinnacle in Cardology and the Cards of Life?  What is the Path to the Pinnacle? How and when do we get there?

Just like the word “pinnacle” implies, it is an auspicious time in our life when we reach the highest point of development or accomplishment that we can achieve as we move through the cards, and it only plays out once in every 45 scripts (quadrations of the cards).

the most successful point; the culmination.
“he had reached the pinnacle of his career”

synonyms: highest level, peak, height, high point, top, capstone, apex, zenith, apogee, acme
“the pinnacle of the sport”
a high, pointed piece of rock.

synonyms: peak, needle, crag, tor, aiguille, hoodoo

set on or as if on a pinnacle.
“a rustic cross was pinnacled upon the makeshift altar”
form the culminating point or example of.


The auspicious Pinnacle position occurs when we arrive at or stand in the place (displace) of the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ in any given time period, whether it is for 7 days, 7 weeks, 52 days, a year or beyond. Often, it is a time in which we make a major transition to a new level in our life. Obviously, when we are in this position for an entire year, 7 years, or even 13 years, our life is destined to change in a most magical and auspicious way.

In Cardology, a Pinnacle Year is a year in the spotlight. It is a time to rise up and shine; a time stand on the stage of success to show the world who we are. It is the year of fame and glory in the middle of the Crown Line in the Master Life Script (MLS), a place center stage, flanked on the left by the King of Spades K♠ and the Ten of Clubs 10♣ on the right.

This top center stage is sometimes referred to as the “Sun position” and traditionally known as the position of fame and recognition and explains why many Eight of Diamonds 8♦ people desire to be rich and famous. Their highly sought after stage in the cards occurs every 45 scripts (aka quadrations, spreads, plates, etc.) for the 45 movable cards, but not the *Mystical Family of Seven “Fixed” and alternating, “Semi-fixed” cards.

You’re off to great places. Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting so…
get on your way!

~ Dr. Seuss, American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator,
book publisher, artist and an Eight of Spades 8♠

Another facet about the coveted Crown Line (top row of three cards) is the fact that there are only two open stages available to us at any time: Eight of Diamonds 8♦ and the Ten of Clubs 10♣. We can see that this row sits on top of all the other cards of the deck. Being a “fixed and immovable card, the King of Spades K♠ stands his ground on his stage for life, ruling proudly over the other 51 cards from the Crown Line.

When we are standing at the top, or at the pinnacle of the mountain of cards, often the view is extraordinarily clear. Because of the view it offers, we are able to see life more clearly, and from a higher perspective. We can now see something, someone, or some opportunity that will transform our life and lead us in another direction. The change during our time standing on the stage of the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ is often life-altering and the spotlight bright.

*Mystical Family of Seven is a unique group of seven “fixed” (8♣, J♥, K♠) and alternating “semi-fixed” cards (A♣, 2♥, 7♦, 9♥) that never move to the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ stage at the top of any of the Master Life Scripts.

My Pinnacle Year at Age 21

LSU Student UnionWhen I was 20 years old attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I was walking through the Student Union building one day on the way to architecture class and heard a voice in my head say that I was going to be a stewardess. I found the idea amusing because I really had no idea what a stewardess actually did, except fly around on airplanes. What was even more amusing, I would later find out that the father of one of the girls living directly across the hall from me in the dormitory was the station manager in Monroe, Louisiana for Delta Air Lines, an airline I had never heard of.

Within a year, I left LSU and moved to Houston, Texas to be roommates with a former sorority sister of mine. I told her about my desire to work for an airline and she had me speak with her father about which ones were best. He told me hands down that Delta Air Lines was the best and the only one I should work for. Wanting nothing more than to fly–for any airline–I applied to Delta, and several other airlines too, including Eastern Airlines and Texas International. As destiny would have it, Delta accepted my application and I was off to Atlanta, Georgia for training, two weeks before my 21st birthday. Little did I know that I was about to experience my first of two Pinnacle Years in my life.

QD Pinnacle 21

In 1978, leaving the life of a struggling student, working to pay her way through college, and going to work for an up-and-coming global airline turned out to be the most life-changing event of my life. I had the most exciting time traveling at 30,000 feet for 28 years. My new life as a stewardess provided the place and opportunity for me to see life from a higher perspective, personally and spiritually, and also gave me the inspiration to write my award-winning novel, “Flying Between Heaven and Earth”, which is now being considered for a movie and television series.

Another cardological “coincidence” was that I graduated training and had the employment hire date of May 1, 1978.  May 1st in the cards is a Five of Spades 5♠, the card of the “adventurer”, and an adventurer I was–traveling to faraway places and flying during a time when flying was still glamorous, well-paying, and incredibly fun.

Why is any of this significant? My birthday is April 9th, which means my Life Card is the Queen of Diamonds Q♦. It is the ONLY card of the entire deck of 52 cards that stands on the Pinnacle at Age 21. (See Master Life Scripts above.) Coincidentally, I started flying 21 days after my 21st birthday!

Since the Pinnacle Year is given to us every 45 years, my next one is Age 66 (21+45=66).

How can you capitalize on this most auspicious time and position when it presents itself on your path in life? Well, it certainly helps to know well in advance when your Pinnacles will occur when you will be standing in the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ spotlight too!

The Pinnacle Years for the family of movable 45 cards are listed in table below:

Pinnacle Chart

Note: Seven of the cards in the deck, the Fixed (8♣, J♥, K♠) and Semi-fixed (A♣, 2♥, 7♦, 9♥), do not have Pinnacle Years because they do not follow the same path through the Master Life Script.

The pinnacle in our life represents the culmination of years of struggling to reach a higher place in our lives, either personally or professionally–and sometimes both. Obviously, many people achieve a high position in their work during their Pinnacle Year, whether they know about their cards or not. In 1992, Arkansas governor Bill Clinton (Seven of Clubs 7♣) was elected president of the United States at Age 46 during his second Pinnacle Year.

While the Pinnacle always represents a summit point in our life, sometimes there is nowhere else to go but down. For example, once you have been president of the United States of America, there isn’t a higher government office to seek. Therefore, a Pinnacle Year can also represent the last year we will do something and the beginning of a new direction in our life. This particular year can have us stepping off the stage. Success, moving upwards or downwards, however, does not always make us happy. Sometimes the pinnacle can bring great sorrow and unhappiness.

Former US President George H. W. Bush (Five of Diamonds 5♦) was Age 68 in his second Pinnacle Year when he lost the election to Bill Clinton. In this situation, the pinnacle for one person arriving at a place of high status, became the departure of high status for another. Coincidentally, Clinton and Bush were both experiencing their second Pinnacle Years.

Kim Jong-un

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Copyright Reuters

Currently, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Six of Spades 6♠) is in a Pinnacle Year at Age 33. What makes this time in his life even more extraordinary than most of us when we experience our Pinnacle Year is his present 13-Year Ruling Planetary Card (not to be confused with a planetary ruling card based on his astrological sign) is also the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ in Mars (planet of war), no less. The amount of power and energy he wields at this time in his life and in our world is exponentially amplified by this combination, like a small volcano sitting on top of a larger volcano. It is a power that is almost god-like and well beyond my comprehension.

In this position, Jong-un has to shine; he has to have attention. The question is, “Are we willing to give it to him in a way that fulfills his destiny and, at the same, does not destroy him or our world?” These cards have to be expressed. Let’s pray that he will play the high side of the cards he has been dealt, especially because his Life Card is a Six of Spades 6…the Karmic Responsibility Card.

President Donald Trump (Three of Diamonds 3♦) inviting Kim Jong-un to the White House for a visit is certainly, in my opinion, a positive step in the right direction to give Jong-un what he needs during this most auspicious time in his life. The Eight of Diamonds 8♦ wants to shine brightly and show the world just how powerful and brilliant it is.

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the New York Post reported that the White House defended President Trump’s praise of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “a smart cookie” who was someone he would be “honored” to meet.

“He assumed power at a young age when his father passed,” Trump spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters when asked to explain the president’s remarks.

“There was a lot of potential threats that could have come his way. He’s managed to lead a country forward, despite the concerns that we and so many people have, he is a young person to be leading a country with nuclear weapons.”

[ Post Script:  North Korea’s Kim Jong-un reportedly conducted a test missile launch on May 13, 2017 on his personal Eight of Diamonds 8♦ day for this week. It was also his Neptune day no less, the planet that rules over travel over water or some distant business interests. It governs over things that we hope and dream of. This missile test launch could very well been the fulfillment of his financial dreams or wishes. The meaning of the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ in Neptune can be financial power gained as the result of an inheritance or some secret involvement. Anyone in a Neptune period, even for just one day, is susceptible to some confusion or deception associated with their Neptune card(s) and to be cautious.


Jong-un’s weekly cards for May 7-13, 2017:

What makes the Pinnacle so transformative and life-changing?

Tower Card

The Tower Card 16 Rider-Waite Tarot

At the Pinnacle, whether it is for 1 day, 7 days or 7 years, our Transformation Card (aka Challenge or Pluto) in that time period will have an underlying Ace of Spades A♠ (card of transformation, death and rebirth), the most powerful card of the deck, making this time exponentially transformative.

Here we have the opportunity to see what it is like to be an Eight of Diamonds 8♦.  I often joke that Eight of Diamonds 8♦ people live on a lightening bolt.  The image of the Tarot Tower Card often comes to mind.

Cardology author and expert, Robert Lee Camp, was the first to notice the effect that displacing the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ can have on our lives and has written about the subject. Robert says, “I was shocked at first when I realized that both Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were both in their Pinnacle Years when they were brutally murdered. Can you imagine? This led me to further investigate this phenomenon and to come up with some interesting discoveries.”

Robert asks an important question about being in this position and reaching a place of completion or fulfillment of sorts. “Is it possible that for Ron Goldman, a King of Diamonds, and Nicole Simpson, a King of Clubs, that their deaths represented that their work on this earth plane was completed? Surely they have stepped off in a manner of speaking. Perhaps they had fulfilled what they came here to do. Nicole was known to have told many people that she thought she would be killed by her husband.”

Potentiator of the Spirit
Lightning Struck Tower
Arcanum No. XVI
The RA Material: Book 4

Reaching the Pinnacle will play out uniquely for each of us depending on our ambitions, our circumstances, our dreams and goals, and our level of consciousness. For me, at the time it was the most exhilarating moment of my life. Yet, Robert, my fellow Queen of Diamonds Q♦, who also reached the pinnacle at the same age wrote, “During my Pinnacle Year, at Age 21, I was playing lead guitar for the most well known soul group in the state of Florida. We didn’t play bars, dances or regular gigs, we played concerts. That year represented the culmination of years of struggling to reach a high place in my musical career. But, I was also very unhappy at that time of my life, perhaps the most unhappy that I have ever been. I was personally so unhappy during my Pinnacle Year that I was thinking of killing myself. However, I had achieved the goals that I had set for myself.”

You can see that there are lots of experiences and examples of what can potentially happen while we are at the Pinnacle, including accidents, deaths, demotions, elections, graduations, health issues, losses, marriages, moving, promotions, winning awards and even the lottery. Basically, any life event that is the completion of an entire chapter of our life and the beginning of a new one. During our Pinnacle Year(s), we will reach an important completion of some area of our life. Usually, it is work related but it can be on other levels as well.

Kennedy Inauguration 1961In January 1961, Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994),  wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was only thirty-one years old when she became America’s First Lady. Her Life Card was a King of Hearts K♥ and she was standing on the stage of the Eight of Diamonds 8♦ that year…her first Pinnacle Year.

For the thousand days or so of Kennedy’s presidency, she dazzled the world with her elegant carriage, exotic looks and beautiful clothes. The discussion about Jacqueline’s fashion choices continued during her years in the White House, and she became a trendsetter, hiring American designer Oleg Cassini to design her wardrobe. She was the first presidential wife to hire a press secretary and carefully managed her contact with the media. Jacqueline Kennedy was portrayed by the media as the ideal woman and attracted worldwide positive public attention and gained allies for the White House and international support for the Kennedy administration.

Sadly, Jackie Kennedy died at Age 64 and never experienced her second Pinnacle Year at Age 76. Today she ranks as one of the most popular First Ladies and in 1999 was named on Gallup’s list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th-century America.

Ironically, a few years after Jackie’s Pinnacle Year, American former U.S. Marine, Lee Harvey Oswald (born October 18, 1939) was arrested in his 24th year of life for the assassination of her husband, United States President John F. Kennedy (Three of Clubs 3♣) on November 22, 1963.

Lee Harvey Oswald acript

Oswald was a Four of Clubs 4♣ and displacing an Eight of Diamonds 8♦ during his 52-day Mercury period when he was initially arrested for the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit, who was killed on a Dallas street about 45 minutes after Kennedy was shot. Oswald was later charged with the murder of Kennedy. He denied shooting anybody, saying that he was a “patsy”. Two days later, while being transferred from the city jail to the county jail, Oswald was fatally shot by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby in full view of television cameras broadcasting live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist, lived an extraordinary life. King was born January 15, 1929 and his Life Card was a Queen of Diamonds Q♦.  At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his “I Have a Dream” speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

Pinnacle Week MLK JrAt the time, King was the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. The week of his death, April 2-9, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was displacing the Eight of Diamonds 8♦. He was standing at the Pinnacle that week experiencing Master Life Script 66.

“Coincidentally,” James Earl Ray (King of Diamonds K born March 10, 1928) was in his Pinnacle Year at Age 70 when he died April 23, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee from Hepatitis C while serving a 99-year prison sentence for King’s murder.

Experiencing weekly cards with an Eight of Diamonds 8♦ Pinnacle (displacement) may sound insignificant, yet just recently we have witnessed another dramatic expression of this placement here in the United States.

This week (May 9 – 16, 2017) James Brien “Jim” Comey Jr., American lawyer, who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 2013 until May 2017, was dismissed by President Donald Trump. Comey (Age 56) was born December 14, 1960 and his Life Card is also a Four of Clubs 4♣, which coincidentally is Karmic Cousins with Trump’s Three of Diamonds 3♦.

In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama. He was Age 52, which is known in Cardology as the Critical Year. In that capacity, Comey was responsible for overseeing the FBI’s investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. His role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, particularly with regard to his public communications, was highly controversial. His decisions have been regarded by many analysts to have likely cost Clinton the election.

Comey Dismissal LetterComey was dismissed by Trump on Tuesday May 9, 2017 reportedly days after Comey requested increased funding from the Justice Department for the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election; the Justice Department called the New York Times report that Comey asked for more funding “totally false”. According to the White House press release on Tuesday, May 9th:

Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” said President Trump.

A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.

The reason given to the public, or even in the president’s letter itself, really doesn’t matter because Comey’s cards tell us the REAL story. This week he is displacing the Eight of Diamonds 8♦. He, too, is standing on the Pinnacle and experiencing an auspicious event in his life. Since he was the top law enforcement officer in the USA, the only way off the pinnacle is down.

As you can see, this position is powerful and life-changing, whether it is for 1 day, 7 days, 7 weeks, 1 year, 7 years, 13 years or even a lifetime.

Even the man responsible for publicly introducing Cardology to the world, Olney H. Richmond, was at the Pinnacle when he was a young soldier in the Fourteenth Michigan infantry during the Civil War, and in the spring of 1864, his regiment was quartered at Nashville, Tennessee. One night, about 8 o’clock, while Olney was on camp-guard duty, he saw a man approaching. Olney first thought the man to be a spy, but immediately after he first saw him, the stranger spoke.

“I am a member of an order, which has been been lost to the public for many ages; I am a member of the ancient order of the Magi, which flourished in Egypt thousands of years ago. I feel that I am about to die, and am bound by the powers that rule me to convey the marvelous secrets which I hold to another, who shall live after me. You are that successor…” said the stranger.

The stranger, a tall, thin, hollow-cheeked Frenchman invited him to his home, wherein Olney was initiated into the high order. The Frenchman also gave him articles to study and told him of how he had learned of the secrets while in India. When Olney voiced his concerns of making it through the war alive, the Frenchman assured him, accurately, no harm would befall him during the hostilities.

Olney H Richmond GM OMYears later Olney told a reporter, “I must confess that I did not believe what he told me, for before every battle that I ever took part in, I felt that I was about to be killed. But, sure enough, not an enemy’s bullet touched my body, notwithstanding that my clothes were perforated in several instances. Something always seemed to move me just enough to escape a bullet. At Kenasaw [Kennesaw, GA], for instance, I was standing with my head above the breastworks, looking at the enemy’s batteries on the mountain. Suddenly and involuntarily I ducked my head below the head-log just in time to escape a rifle ball from a sharpshooter, coming from a direction in which I had not been looking. He had evidently been taking deliberate aim at me. On another occasion I was sitting on a bank, and by some unaccountable impulse I suddenly arose, just in time to escape a twenty-pound shot which whizzed past right beneath my coat skirts. This was at the siege of Atlanta. I might relate many similar instances of this character, but this will suffice to show you that some power constantly protected me.”

At the Pinnacle, the Transformation Card will always an underlying Ace of Spades A♠ and only occurs once every 45 years. The Ace of Spades♠ is the card of transformation, death and rebirth. It is the most powerful card of the deck, and also the one card that represents the system of Cardology itself. It seems quite appropriate that the man, who was selected to become the Grand Master of the Order of the Magi here in the USA, would himself experience this A♠ card and become initiated in this A♠ system that year.

[Gina E. Jones’ Personal Note: In many ways, I feel connected to Olney H. Richmond. It is not only because we both have a passion for this ancient mystical science of the cards but also because I live in Georgia. My daughter just graduated from Kennesaw State University, where he was looking at his enemy’s batteries on Kennesaw Mountain. I live at the very place where Richmond narrowly escaped a twenty-pound shot during the Civil War. He marched with his infantry during the siege of Atlanta on the very grounds where today I eat, drink, breathe and sleep. I now sit here today, writing about his first Pinnacle Year. Olney Hawkins Richmond was a Three of Diamonds 3♦. He was 20 years old when he was chosen to join the Mystic Brotherhood in 1864 and would eventually share Cardology with the world. Is it any wonder my own Queen of Diamonds, and that Cardology expert Robert Lee Camp’s Queen of Diamonds, is the only positive, Supporting Karma Card to Olney Richmond’s Three of Diamonds? There is truly magic in the Cards of Life!]

The Path to the Pinnacle, up and back down, is a 10-stage process with eight stages on the ascent and two stages on the descent down to the “most blessed” Ten of Diamonds 10♦  in the Master Life Script. Each stage along the path is significant, especially for those who want to consciously create and benefit from the opportunities available with each card on each stage along the way.

Depending on our Life Card, and how long we live, most of us will experience a Pinnacle Year at least once in our life; many will have it twice; and a rare few will have it three times. If you would like to know more about your Path to the Pinnacle and how to prepare to shine brightly when you time arrives, please schedule a Personal Consultation with me today. For businesses, please schedule a Business Consultation as this applies to you, too!

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Pinnacle Year


More about the Eight of Diamonds 8♦:

Karma Cards:
Negative Challenging Karma Card (-KC)  Queen of Spades
Positive Supporting Karma Card (+KC)  Seven of Clubs

Birthdays: January 19, February 17, March 15, April 13, May 11, June 9, July 7, August 5, September 3, October 1

Famous Eight of Diamonds:  Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Louis Farrakhan, Robert McNamara, Neil Armstrong, Dolly Parton, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, Janis Joplin, Sly Stone, Al Green, Salvador Dali, Martha Graham, Tom Bosley, Johnny Depp, Loni Anderson, John Huston, Charlie Sheen, Natalie Portman, Randy Quaid, Jimmy Carter, Stella Stevens, Michael Jordan, Julie Andrews, Michael J. Fox, Elizabeth May, Desi Arnez Jr., Jean Stapleton, Mark McGwire, Kiran Bedi, Gary Kasparov, Alan Ladd, Valerine Perrine, Rene Russo, Jim Brown, Michaela Conlin, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Fabio, Phil Lesh, Patricia Cornwell, Judd Hirsch, Denise Richards, Patrick Ewing, Paris Hilton, Theresa May

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