27. Unhoped for money (Kipper card meanings)

27. Unhoped for money (Original Kipper Wahrsagekarten, Königsfurt-Urania, 2005)

The translation from German may sound a bit clunky but it is the most accurate description of the original meaning of the card. It represents a windfall – not something that is earned but something that is gained by sheer luck. Still, one should not hope for lottery winnings when this card is around. Rather, it is a small amount (smaller than one foretold by card number eleven), one just enough to cover basic expenses, and is of quick and fleeting nature. Because of this, it is also a card that traditionally denotes speed, akin to the Eight of Wands in the Tarot deck. It is under the rule of the fickle Sagittarius and thus stands for things happening suddenly and unexpectedly – usually in less than two weeks.

In the “you get what you deserve” vein, it can denote good health thanks to healthy eating and regular exercise. In a business context, it signals quick turnaround, improvement, a stroke of luck, a small but deserved win. If used to describe a line of work, it can mean employment as a writer, lecturer, financial officer, or doctor. Location-wise, it is either a library or an office. As a rule of thumb, when trying to determine a location, look at what the card most resembles, what sort of environment, and that is what it most likely will stand for.