This is how I read my cards and I know not everyone is gonna agree with what I say, but it works. First off I do not use my joker in these type of readings, so please leave that out.
The court cards (face cards) are read in the manner of how old you are. The kings are any men who are older than you and so goes with the queens. The jacks or any younger or same age people who can be either male or female.
The suits are the main cards being read. For instance If I have a three of spades that would correspond to having bad luck, because thats what the three and spades represent. Follow the chart down below and you will have no problem of identifying them:
Kings: Older man
Queens: Older female
Jack: Younger or same age; male or female
Spades: Hatred, death, anger, seperation, saddness, chaos, bad news, maliciousness
Hearts: Love, Life (sometimes regarded as birth), kindess, unity, happiness, order, good news, benevolence
Diamonds: Money, jobs, ambitions, legal issues
Ace: Something is coming up that may or may not change your life; good or bad
Two: The things (sometimes people) that we want or care for
Three: Luck; good or bad
Four: Friends or familuy (sometimes both)
Five: Things that give us pleasure
Six: Things that don't give us pleasure
Seven: Stuff that is directed at us
Eight: Stuff that isn't directed at us
I hope this helps you out on doing some simple card readings, thank you for reading and have a nice day!