jack of hearts meaning
By Keen Editorial Staff

As well as tarot and oracles cards, playing cards can also be used as a powerful divination tool. This method of fortune-telling is known as cartomancy and has been around since the 14th century when playing cards were first introduced to Europe. 

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The standard 52-card deck can be interpreted by cartomancers to give clarity on a range of issues. Much like tarot, each card is rich in meaning so understanding them individually can help you navigate the messages trying to come through in a cartomancy reading.

Pulled the Jack of Hearts court card? Here’s a complete guide to help you interpret its meaning.

Jack of Hearts Key Facts

Suit: Hearts

Upright Meaning: Creativity, romance, charm, acting on feelings, courting someone, knight in shining armor, young man in love

Reversed Meaning: Jealous, moody, overactive imagination, not making a move, not interested romantically

Yes or No: Yes

Tarot Card: Knight of Cups

Star Sign: Pisces

Jack of Hearts Description

Romantic and chivalrous, the Jack of Hearts symbolizes an honest young man in love. He is gentle, generous, and sincere. The character in the card is holding a feather and looks focused on something. His direct gaze implies he has seen something that has piqued his interest and he is likely going to act on it.  

Jack of Hearts as a Person

The Jack of Hearts is not as mature as his King of Hearts counterpart. While he is earnest, romantic, and genuine, this young man can carry a heavy heart. He may be someone in their 20s or early 30s, often a blond man, who is still easily swept up in lustful relationships and struggles to understand their higher calling.

For the most part, the Jack of Hearts is extremely kind and friendly and overly protective of his loved ones. He doesn’t want to be seen as an inconvenience to anyone. When he is not in his power, he can play the victim. 

Some Jack of Hearts individuals may even have a martyr complex. He is here to learn that being open-minded and brave with his emotions, while at the same time not holding people to unrealistic expectations can lead to great joy and even deeper levels of compassion. 

Once the Jack of Hearts has mastered the balance between expectations and reality and he is able to love others without conditions he steps into his power and is able to manifest his dreams.

Jack of Hearts Love

The Jack of Hearts is a court card that is deeply associated with love. Mirroring the Knight of Cups in tarot, which represents a knight in shining armor, the Jack of Hearts connotes a young man who is head over heels for someone. The card has an innocence to it, suggesting puppy love. It is likely that you have an admirer who may want to court you. They may make grand romantic gestures or ask you out on a date. 

The Jack of Hearts represents the beginning of an intimate relationship. As a lover, he is sincere, honest, and committed. As a friend, you can rely on this person to have your back. They are a good, empathetic friend and will go out of their way to help you in times of need. More than likely, they are a creative individual who expresses themselves through art, poetry, music, and/or dance.

Jack of Hearts Career

A new creative project may be on the horizon for you if you pull the Jack of Hearts. You may expand on existing projects or receive news that you have been offered a creative opportunity. 

Another interpretation of the card is that you follow your heart with your career path. The Jack of Hearts could be asking you to listen to your feelings more and pursue a path that resonates more with your soul. If you are deciding between two jobs, you should select the one that is more creative and excites you, especially if there are opportunities there to learn more skills and grow in your field.

Jack of Hearts Yes or No

For the most part, the Jack of Hearts means yes. If the character is representative of yourself, the advice is for you to take action but manage your expectations. If it is regarding a love interest, the Jack of Hearts implies that they want to make a move on you – they may be waiting for the right time to ask you out on a date and shower you with affection. 
Learn more about cartomancy and tarot reading with KEEN. Our yes/no guide to playing cards helps you better understand how to read individual cards and how to interpret them with one another in a reading. Expand your spiritual practice and hone your divination skills here.

Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity. 

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