According to cartomancy lore, when cards “fly out of the deck” inadvertently landing face up “on the floor” during your shuffle, whatever those particular cards represent will come “to your door.”
This morning, while shuffling for a daily draw with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, that’s exactly what happened. The dropped cards that landed “face up” on the floor fell in two groups: DOG + MOUNTAIN and BOOK + ROSES + PARK.
Curious as to what these cards might be telling me, I spent a few minutes jotting down possible interpretations.
- Someone you know (DOG) rejects you, cuts you off, or is acting cold towards you (MOUNTAIN)
- A stalker (MOUNTAIN) is someone you know (DOG)
- A friend (DOG) is facing obstacles, frustrations, challenges or delays (MOUNTAIN)
- A stubborn (MOUNTAIN) friend (DOG)
- A friend/ someone you know (DOG) is delayed (MOUNTAIN)
- People might enjoy/ appreciate (ROSES) card readings (BOOK) posted to social media networks (PARK)
- Attracting a secret admirer (BOOK + ROSES) at a social function (PARK)
- Noticing/ coming across a book (BOOK) on how to plant roses (ROSES) in one’s garden (PARK)
I had no reason to think the cards might be talking about anything else. Done deal. I’d wait and see if any of these scenarios popped up over the next day or two.
Setting my cards and notebook aside, I booted up the computer and checked out Google News, something I do every morning. To my shock and horror, I saw the story about little Gabriella Doolin, a seven year old Scottsville, KY child who vanished on Saturday, November 15, 2015 during a well-attended high school football game. Little Gabriella was found dead only 25 minutes after she had been reported missing. Law enforcement declared the death a homicide due to the state in which the child was found and evidence at the scene.
My dear Readers, I am a mother and a grandmother. Cases involving babies and children especially tear my heart up. To say they disturb me greatly would be an understatement. After clicking through and reading the online news reports, I cast a forensic astrology chart based on the Reported Missing time at the location of the incident:
My handwritten notes will give you an indication of my preliminary thoughts and suspicions.
As I was working with the astrology chart, jotting down notes, out of nowhere the images of DOG + MOUNTAIN and BOOK + ROSES + PARK from the Gypsy Witch cards that had dropped to the floor earlier this morning appeared in my head. I swear my mouth dropped open. I suddenly realized the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards had provided me with possible clues regarding this poor child’s murder before I had even read the articles that caused me to become aware of it.
Gypsy Witch Possible Clue #1: DOG + MOUNTAIN
DOG: friendly person, someone you know, someone you trust, possibly a family member, usually male
MOUNTAIN: predator, enemy [Note above I jotted down “stalker” as a possible interpretation.]
It is highly likely Gabriella knew (and possibly trusted) her attacker.
Gypsy Witch Possible Clue #2: BOOK + ROSES + PARK
BOOK: teacher, student, secretive person, educated person. Jack of Hearts on this card gives an indication of a young male, possibly a family member or a young man well known (and likely trusted) to Gabriella and her family. Very possibly a young man who attends or teaches at the high school where the football game was being played. Secrets and/or hidden information in general.
ROSES: attraction, good looks, healthy, “look don’t touch” (thorns). Is this card describing the perp or Gabriella, who was a pretty young girl? Please note well: in cartomancy, 9 of Spades can be interpreted as “force,” as well as “rape.” ROSES/9 of Spades suggests the perp forced himself upon Gabriella, at the least, and raped her at worst. If nothing else, it certainly seems to be an indication of his intent.
PARK: public gathering, socializing, an actual park. While the card could describe a “social butterfly” type of person, perhaps somewhat superficial and likely single, I’m leaning towards seeing it as a location card, i.e., where the event took place.
Was the perp someone who attends either Gabriella’s or her older brother’s school (BOOK) who was secretly intrigued by or obsessed with (BOOK + ROSES) her good looks/ pretty face (ROSES)? Did he take advantage of the cover of the crowd (PARK) and lure her away, intending to force himself (9 of Spades) upon her?
DOG says she knew (and likely trusted) him. MOUNTAIN says he’s a predator. BOOK + ROSES suggests a covert, hidden attraction. PARK is a multiplier card, suggesting “more of” whatever the card to its left indicates. So the combination could be saying “a secret, possibly obsessive attraction.” Ominously, the 9 of Spades on the ROSES card screams “rape.” PARK shows the location where the event took place.
Gypsy Witch Clarification Cards: RIDER + FISH + SNAKE
Since the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards is a 52-card deck (not counting the three Jokers), I calculated the Clarification cards by adding the card values and reducing to a number equaling 52 or below. I did this in sets (DOG + MOUNTAIN and BOOK + ROSES + PARK), as well as adding all five cards together.
DOG + MOUNTAIN = 27 + 32 = 59 = 5+9 = 14 = 14 RIDER
BOOK + ROSES + PARK = 22 + 41 + 26 = 89 = 8+9 = 17 = 17 FISH
All five cards together = 27 + 32 + 22 + 41 + 26 = 148 = 1+4+8 = 13 = 13 SNAKE
Once again the cards suggest a young man (RIDER). He is likely fit, active, and possibly an athlete. He may “come from money” or have dark hair (FISH). This person likely knows how to “slither around” without being detected (SNAKE). He could have a charming, seductive/luring (even hypnotic) way about him (think Snake in the Garden of Eden tempting Eve). Also, snakes often strike without warning. According to news reports, one minute Gabriella was happily watching the football game, the next minute she was gone.
This is the second Jack we’ve seen in these card draws. Could the perp be a relative / related to the family (Diamonds) in some way? Could there be two perps (two Jacks in the card draws)?
I could probably add another thousand words to this post, but frankly, I’m feeling wiped. I can only hope and pray the Scottsville, KY police solve the case quickly, bringing the perpetrator to justice and providing closure to the family.
If anyone cares to share insights and/or other interpretations for either the chart or the cards I’ve drawn, please use the comment feature.
In the meantime, R.I.P., little Gabriella.
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UPDATE: November 20, 2015:
Kentucky Police arrested Timothy Madden of Scottsville, age 38, for the kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder of 7 year old Gabriella Doolin. According to news reports, Madden is known to the family (went to high school with Gabriella’s father) and sat near them during the football game at which Gabriella disappeared.
DOG + MOUNTAIN was chillingly accurate: someone known to the family (DOG); a predator (MOUNTAIN).
BOOK showed the connection to the school. (Madden attended Scottsville High School with the victim’s father. Madden attended the football game and sat near the family.)
ROSES showed the rape, and PARK was obviously a location card (public event, gathering outdoors).
The Clarification cards are less clear to me at this time, other than SNAKE does have a sexual connotation. If you’ve seen the photos of Madden, obviously, he does not have much hair and doesn’t seem to ‘come from money’ (FISH). He is also not what I would consider to be a ‘young man’ (RIDER).