Definition of heart

The heart is one of the 4 suits of the traditional 52-card deck. In card games that consider suits, heart is only dominated by the spade. It is stronger than clover and diamonds. Whether in normal decks of cards or in decks with all 4 suits, heart is always red (while clover will become green and diamond blue). The spade will also keep its color and will always be black, regardless of the type of cards.

The different symbols of the heart

The heart is obviously the symbol of love, of life (the life symbolized by the heart beating in our body), of generosity (giving all one's heart), of application to a task (putting a lot of heart in a work or in a project), but also of summer, spring and the power of light. In the Tarot, the heart symbolizes knowledge, love, life, water, fertility, fortune and joy. The heart also symbolizes intellect and refers to memory (learning a poem, story or song by heart).



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