Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Meanings and Combinations: 44 Broken Glass

The image depicted on Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 44 The Broken Glass immediately elicits an “Oh, no!” reaction. The first thought that may pop into your mind is the seven years’ bad luck associated with the old superstition about breaking a mirror. This interpretation is certainly supported by the “fortune” that’s written on the card: “The broken glass foretells ill luck for long years if near; but if distant, death of a friend.”

Bummer…

But is Gypsy Witch 44 The Broken Glass really all that bad? And is it all that bad all of the time?

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

The first clue Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 44 The Broken Glass isn’t always negative comes from its playing card inset, 8 of Diamonds, which speaks of balance. It is only when things get out of balance that one’s world-view becomes distorted, as the following illustration will show.

The second clue comes from the examination of the numerological vibration associated with this card, the 44/8 vibration, which is an exceptionally powerful one. 44 is a Master Number and the number 8 is associated with power, as well as balance.

The 44/8 vibration suggests (among other things):

(+) Perseverance through discipline… conforming to and making the best of the situation… resourcefulness… planning in advance… ability to employ common sense and logical thinking… overcoming obstacles through sustained effort

(-) Overly materialistic mindset… chasing fame and fortune to the detriment of one’s health, resulting in discontent and frustration

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With the above two clues in mind, let’s take a closer look at how Gypsy Witch 44 The Broken Glass might play out in a simple two-card spread:

Female X, a small business owner, has taken some steps to increase sales. She has generated some customer interest but so far it hasn’t translated into actual sales. She’s feeling a bit apprehensive and wants to know what she should focus on or consider.

 

I drew two Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards to illuminate her situation:

Q: What Should Female X Focus On (need to know)?

 

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 5 Tree (3 of Clubs) and 44 The Broken Glass (8 of Diamonds) http://livingwithcards.comGypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 5 Tree (3 of Clubs) and 44 The Broken Glass (8 of Diamonds)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

 

According to the “fortunes” written on the cards, Gypsy Witch 5 TREE symbolizes “good health” and “fulfillment of highest hopes” while 44 BROKEN GLASS “foretells ill luck for long years.”

So which is it? A thriving business (TREE) or “might as well close up shop today because it’s all going to hell in a hand-basket” (BROKEN GLASS) and there’s nothing she can do about it?

I decided to dig deeper, considering some of the standard meanings for the playing cards depicted on these cards:

3 of Clubs

Playing card 3 of Clubs http://livingwithcards.com3 of Clubs
  1. Good luck
  2. Fortunate circumstances
  3. Opportunities for growth
  4. Investing in the future
  5. Situations that start small but have the capacity to grow and expand
  6. Expanding one’s knowledge base by learning new things
  7. Investing (in general)
  8. A practical development

 

8 of Diamonds

Playing cards 8 of Diamonds http://livingwithcards.com8 of Diamonds

8 of Diamonds is a card of balance, or a struggle to find balance, in financial matters. The card can also show where additional money can be earned. Other interpretations include:

  1. Being insightful
  2. Looking into the future
  3. Eyes, eyesight, wearing glasses
  4. A person who is related to you
  5. Keeping to a budget
  6. Planning for the future

 

In the context of Female X’s question, if TREE equals “good luck” and BROKEN GLASS equals “bad luck” while 3 of Clubs equals “opportunities for growth, investing in the future, growing one’s business,” and 8 of Diamonds equals “being insightful, looking into and planning for the future,” what might we surmise?

You can’t see your reflection in a broken glass
Distortion of what-is
(A need to) Fix or replace the (broken) mirror

 

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The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards seem to be advising Female X to take a closer look at what the circumstances (disappointing sales figures) are reflecting  (BROKEN GLASS) back at her. She needs to re-examine her thoughts (Diamonds) about her goals and expectations (and deliberately choose to focus on the positive aspects of what she wishes to achieve) in order to thrive (TREE), attract good luck (3 of Clubs), and actually grow (TREE) her business.

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Note: Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Card 5 Tree is the only Gypsy Witch card that shares the same card number as a standard Lenormand card, although the playing card insets are different.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Card 5 Tree (3 of Clubs) compared to Lenormand 5 Tree (7 of Hearts) http://livingwithcards.comGypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Card 5 Tree (3 of Clubs) compared to Lenormand 5 Tree (7 of Hearts)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards
Mlle Lenormand Jeu du destin Cartomancy Deck of 36 Cards

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In essence, the Gypsy Witch cards seem to be pointing out that “good luck” (TREE) vs “bad luck” (BROKEN GLASS) is all in how one sees or perceives it. In other words, no matter what “reality” is showing you, it’s really “all in your head.” Your perception (8 of Diamonds) is your reality.

According to the Law of Attraction, the Universe simply delivers the physical counterparts of what we are thinking and feeling. (Thoughts are things.) In this light, the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards seem to be advising Female X that what is currently needed is not another promotional campaign. It’s not even necessarily a new idea. Female X first needs to re-examine the lens through which she is viewing her reality (BROKEN GLASS) so she can see clearly.

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What is Female X really expecting to happen as far as her business is concerned? Does she “see” new customers pouring in the door or is she focusing on her wares gathering dust as they languish on the shelves? Awareness of what she is envisioning is critical because that’s what she will likely get. If her “vision” (8 of Diamonds) is out-of-skew/ distorted (BROKEN GLASS), she will need to adjust or balance (8 of Diamonds) her mindset/ expectations in a positive direction. Business growth (TREE, 3 of Clubs) will then follow, regardless of what particular promotion or idea she decides to implement.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Notes:

  1. Like many cartomancers, the meanings I’ve derived from the various playing cards come from a blending of various sources and my own intuitions and experience. I particularly recommend The Art of Cartomancy (Kapherus), Ask My Cards (Madame Seaqueen), Hedgewytchery (Dawn Jackson) and Regina Russell’s Card Reader’s Handbook. You’ll find links to these sites in my Blog Roll.
  2. I’ve started posting brief card draws (1 to 3 cards) on Instagram, along with a thought or two on how I would interpret them. I’m using various decks — Lenormand, Tarot, Gypsy Witch, Oracle Cards — whatever strikes my fancy any particular morning. 🙂 Sometimes I throw in something astrological. Occasionally, you might catch a snapshot of  one (or both) of the Rescue Kitties, the grandkids, or one of my Angel drawings. If you’d like to follow along, I’m @mary_hawk12.
  3. If you’ve missed my previous posts on the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, you can click on the links below or use the Gypsy Witch link under Categories in the side bar to your right.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 1

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 2

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 3

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 4

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 5

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Meanings and Combinations: 24 Hand in Hand

Forensic Cartomancy: Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Offer Possible Clues to Gabriella Doolin Murder

 

 

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