The culture of poker
Playing cards have four suits: spades, heart, clubs and diamonds. Why are these four suit? There’s one most popular saying in Europe is that they were developed from the things used in divination. Spade represents the olive leaf, the symbol of peace. Clubs represent the clover, the symbol of good luck. Diamonds are the symbol of treasure, and hearts are the symbol of love and wisdom.
And what’s more, the meaning of these 54 cards is fantastic. The joker stands for the sun and the moon, the left 52 cards look as 52 weeks in a year, 4 suits stand for 4 seasons, and every suit has 13 cards means that there are 13 weeks in every season.
Some professor think that’s not a coincidence, the design of poker is related to astrology, divination and calendar.