Playing cards can be used for divination, just like tarot cards. Tarotsmith playing card readings have been adapted from the symbolism of the Crowley-Thoth and our regular spreads. Divining with an ordinary deck of cards is very similar to doing a reading using only the Minor Arcana. This method could be thought of as a light version. It puts more bluntness in a reading by stripping away the higher esoteric functions of the Major Arcana.
It’s nice to know how to use regular cards for divination, to be prepared to do readings at any time without having to carry tarot cards around. Indeed, there are several common household items such as ordinary playing cards, dice, dominoes, books, and coins which can be used as oracles if one is familiar with them.