What could it mean?
In fortune-telling, the Ace of Clubs signifies wealth, prosperity and unexpected gain, although, as one website states, "this money may disappear almost as quickly as it appears."
So maybe it means that Joan and I are going to win Powerball tomorrow (we already have a lucky-looking ticket2), but then the money will quickly blow away, like the autumn leaves on this book cover.
Or perhaps the other side of the playing card can provide more insight as we attempt to interpret the delicate strands of this mystery involving aces, clubs, wealth, autumn and foliage...
1. For this post, I enjoyed discovering what the playing card suits are named in other countries and historic regions. For example, they are Hearts, Bells, Acorns and Leaf/Grass/Greens in German. And, in Swiss German, they are Roses, Bells, Acorns and Shields.
2. If our Powerball ticket — which contains my day of birth and a reference to Pi — isn't a winner, I can just stick it into a big manila envelope for a future ephemeraologist to enjoy. Perhaps I'll scrawl on the back, "I bought this ticket the morning after having a dream that Joan drove our car off a mountain." That will cause the future researcher some consternation, for sure.