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Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 6

Back in Part 2 of this series, I dismissed the LWB (Little White Book) that accompanies the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards out of hand, categorizing it as “less than worthless.” I made this value judgment because, other than providing two layouts (with an example reading for only one of them), the LWB gave no clues on how to read the deck. A comment made by a Living With Cards visitor prompted me to take a second look.

If you own this deck, you’ve certainly noticed that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards LWB consists of a scrap of paper approximately nine inches wide by 3-1/2 inches high folded into eight panels of information. Because of its tiny size, the information contained within this “book” is beyond brief. Panel 1 is the Introduction. Panels 2 and 3 contain instructions for “The Short Reading” (no reading example is given), while Panels 4-7 address “The Long Reading” (includes a brief reading example using the “fortunes” written on the cards only). The last panel is simply a title page.

The layouts themselves, as described in the LWB, seem to be a blending of traditional cartomancy layouts and Lenormand tableaus. “The Short Reading” employs 17 cards while “The Long Reading” uses 51 cards.

Being a proponent of “less is more,” further down in this post I’ll show you a recent spread I cast using the Gypsy Witch Short Reading layout, along with my “tweaks” to the Gypsy Witch instructions, as well as my commentary. But first, take a look at the template itself:

 Gypsy Witch Cards: The Short Reading Layout

 

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Layout for “The Short Reading”

 

You can see from the layout graphic, “The Short Reading” basically consists of a Lenormand Square of Nine (in blue) surrounded by eight additional cards (in red).

 

Gypsy Witch Cards: Short Reading Instructions:

 

Note: The instructions outlined in the LWB for both “The Short Reading” and “The Long Reading” include a preliminary card draw to ascertain whether the Querent (person asking the question) will get his or her wish. For the purposes of the following reading example, I chose to ignore that instruction… If you choose, however, to perform the preliminary card draw, be sure to reshuffle the cards before continuing.

Once the cards are shuffled (or reshuffled, if you are using the preliminary draw), the Gypsy Witch Short Reading instructions next say to place either the Lady or the Gentleman as Card 1 within the Square of Nine, place the remaining eight cards around Card 1, then go on to place an additional eight cards around the Square of Nine. The instructions do not specifically state the order in which to place the cards and the layout graphics above and below reflect my own choice of card placement. Additionally, for the purposes of the following reading example, I also chose to let the deck pick the first card, come what may…

And on that note, let’s proceed with the reading example…

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards “The Short Reading” Example: “What Is Going on with This Lady?”

 

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards “The Short Reading” Example: “What Is Going On with this Lady?”

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

The cards within the Square of Nine will describe what is going on with this Lady, i.e., the internal process. The cards outside the Square of Nine will show the outside influences that have contributed to the Lady’s current situation.

The Square of Nine: Internal Process – The Situation in Which the Lady Now Finds Herself

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards “The Short Reading” Square of Nine
Row 1: 18 Lady + 24 Hand in Hand + 31 The Roads

This Lady is facing a decision (Roads) regarding a significant relationship (Hand in Hand).

Row 2: 34 The Star + 15 The Letter + 52 The Shepherd

She is seeking guidance (Star) and support (Shepherd) via the written word (Letter). Perhaps she is reading through posts on an internet support group or forum, attempting to see if anyone is experiencing a similar situation. She may be posting some details concerning her situation onto an internet forum or social media account, perhaps hoping to receive feedback, support or guidance from people who may care about her. Alternately, she may be consulting her own Inner Guidance — or astrology chart — and writing down the insights she is receiving. She could be texting loved ones who support her, asking for advice or guidance. The playing card inserts on the cards in Row 2 show that her ability to “think intelligently” about the situation is blocked (Spade + Diamond + Spade).

Row 3: 4 The Key + 28 The Anchor + 32 The Mountains

Whatever is going on in the Lady’s life has knocked her off-center (Anchor + Mountains). She needs to re-establish a sense of security (Key + Anchor) and a sense of inner guidance (Star + Key), but this will not happen immediately (Mountains).

The decision(s) (Roads) she needs to make about the significant relationship (Hand in Hand) will take some time (Anchor, Mountains), and not without a fair amount of soul-searching (Star) and support (Shepherd).

Cards Outside the Square of Nine: External Circumstances that are Affecting or Influencing the Lady’s Situation

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards “The Short Reading” Outside Square

The cards outside the Square of Nine show the external circumstances that have contributed to, or have caused, the Lady’s current situation.

I am not particularly surprised to see that  it is a man (Gentleman)…

At the least, this man is causing a problem in the Lady’s life (Fox + Gentleman) that is disrupting her harmony (Snake + House). At worst, he has deceived her and has possibly cheated on her (Fox + Snake + Gentleman). He has disrupted what she has believed to be a stable relationship (Snake + House with Ring), and this has all happened fairly recently. It is a new development (Children).

Looking deeper, the man in question may be childish or immature (Gentleman + Children) and/or someone who does not take the relationship with the Lady as seriously as she does (Gentleman + Clover). While it is possible this man was recently offered a new job that will require him moving far away (Clover + Ring + Ship + Fox), it is equally possible that the man is leaving the Lady for another woman (Ring + Ship with Snake). If so, it is possible that either this other woman (Snake) has children and/or that his relationship with her is a brand new development (Children).

Summary

The Lady has come to a crossroads/ decision point (Roads) regarding a significant relationship (Hand in Hand).

A separation/ removal (Spades) is impacting her ability to think intelligently (Diamonds) about her options, and is setting her into a tailspin of depressed and negative thoughts (Spades). She is reaching out for guidance and support, most likely via online communications, texting, etc. (Star + Letter + Shepherd). Some sense of inner security must be regained (Star + Key + Anchor) before any decisions (Roads) can be made. There is no solution at the moment (Mountains as Pivot Card in the Square of Nine).

The cards that are placed outside the Square of Nine suggest that an actual or suspected breach of trust (Fox + Snake + House) by a significant other (Gentleman) is the cause of the problems (Fox). The significant other may be immature (Children) or the type that “lives for today” (Clover). He may be leaving the Lady for a new job elsewhere (Clover + Ring + Ship + Fox). It is equally possible he is leaving her for another woman (Snake) whom he met very recently and/or who may have children (Children).

The Lady needs to step away and sort things out (Roads) before she can move on with her life. Her trust has been breached (Fox, Snake, Anchor) and she is going to need a fair amount of time (Mountains as Pivot Card) and support from people who love her (Star + Shepherd) before she will be in a position to make healthy decisions.

Conclusions

The quality of information I ascertained from the Gypsy Witch Short Reading layout has convinced me that this particular card spread certainly has merit, and I would use it again.

If you own the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards deck, I would encourage you to give “The Short Reading” layout a try. You could also use this layout with any Lenormand deck. I think you will be pleased with the results.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Note: 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

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

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

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.

 

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 27 Dog – 32 Mountain
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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 22 Book – 41 Roses – 26 Park

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

 

Curious as to what these cards might be telling me, I spent a few minutes jotting down possible interpretations.

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 27 Dog – 32 Mountain
  1. Someone you know (DOG) rejects you, cuts you off, or is acting cold towards you (MOUNTAIN)
  2. A stalker (MOUNTAIN) is someone you know (DOG)
  3. A friend (DOG) is facing obstacles, frustrations, challenges or delays (MOUNTAIN)
  4. A stubborn (MOUNTAIN) friend (DOG)
  5. A friend/ someone you know (DOG) is delayed (MOUNTAIN)
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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 22 Book – 41 Roses – 26 Park
  1. People might enjoy/ appreciate (ROSES) card readings (BOOK) posted to social media networks (PARK)
  2. Attracting a secret admirer (BOOK + ROSES) at a social function (PARK)
  3. 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.

Murdered Child Gabriella Doolin, age 7, Scottsville, KY November 15, 2015
Murdered Child Gabriella Doolin, age 7, Scottsville, KY November 15, 2015

 

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:

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Forensic Astrology chart: Gabriella Doolin Reported Missing Scottsville KY November 15, 2015

 

My handwritten notes will give you an indication of my preliminary thoughts and suspicions.

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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

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 27 Dog – 32 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

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 22 Book – 41 Roses – 26 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

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 14 Rider – 17 Fish – 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)?

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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.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

[Note:] There are several posts featuring the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards on Living with Cards. Click the Gypsy Witch Category link in the sidebar to your right to access them all. (You may want to start at the bottom and work your way up 🙂 )

 

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).



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

Seventeen of the 52* Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards depict images not contained in a normal Lenormand card deck. As far as I can determine, there is little information available on the internet that illuminates the meanings of these 17 cards. For those of us interested in understanding this deck, all we can do is continue to work with the cards and begin to develop our own compendium of meanings and combinations, based on how the cards seem to be speaking to us. The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Card I will be discussing in today’s post is number 24 Hand in Hand.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

A Little Background Information on the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

Each of the 52* Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards consists of five elements:

  1. Playing card inset
  2. Number
  3. Title
  4. Image
  5. Prophecy

Which, or how many, of these elements is important in any particular card draw depends on the question asked and the circumstances surrounding the question. According to the general rules of cartomancy with playing cards, “red is good and black is bad.” As card readers and diviners, however, we must keep in mind that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards do not follow the rules and some of the red cards in this deck carry a more sinister vibration, for example, 11 Fox (Ace of Hearts) and 36 Cat (8 of Hearts).

By Itself, Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand is a Fully Positive Card

As an individual card, Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand expresses in a fully positive manner: the playing card inset, King of Hearts, is positive. The number vibration 24/6 is positive. The card title, Hand in Hand, connotes cooperation and agreement. The image depicts a friendly handshake between a man and a woman. The “fortune” or “prophecy” suggests trust, cooperation, fidelity and general good fortune. Unless it is surrounded or hemmed in by cards of a more negative nature, Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand gives a “yes” answer to a yes-or-no question and casts a favorable light on whatever subject you are asking the cards to discuss.

The Numerology of Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand

The second element shared by the 52* Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards is the number assigned to each individual card. Some cards resonate more strongly with their assigned number than others, and Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand is one of them.

From a numerological standpoint, Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand strongly resonates to the 24/6 vibration, which is a fortunate love and family vibration. It is magnetic, favorable, and altogether lovely. Some other qualities associated with the 24/6 vibration include: social and financial success; sound business judgment; practicality in money matters; creativity (a creative mind); clairvoyancy; interest in and support of family matters; gain (in all areas); and love.

Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand Meanings and Keywords

connection; engagement; attraction; cooperation; agreement; bond; friendship; equality; fidelity; yin and yang; balance (or lack thereof with negative cards); favor; success; tipping the balance; trustworthy; “let’s shake hands on it;” a meeting of the minds; “wink, wink, nudge, nudge;” on the same page

Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand Card Combinations

24 Hand in Hand and 38 Flames – [+] “friendship will warm into love” (per the fortune on the card); an attractive or timely proposition (“strike while the fire is hot,” time to move quickly on an opportunity)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 38 Flames (7 of Diamonds)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 38 Flames (7 of Diamonds)

24 Hand in Hand and 47 Bride – [+] marriage or [-] divorce, depending on how far away the two cards are from each other and what cards are in-between

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 47 Bride (King of Spades)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 47 Bride (King of Spades)

24 Hand in Hand and 45 Order – [+] “favor will be found with superiors” (per the fortune on the card); business success; a promotion

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 45 Order (Jack of Clubs)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 45 Order (Jack of Clubs)

24 Hand in Hand and 48 Money Safe – [+] “financial success” (per the fortune on the card); hitting the jackpot; a sound investment; a substantial raise in pay; Note: 48 Money Safe is a directional card. If it lies to the left of 24 Hand in Hand, it connotes financial loss.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 48 Money Safe (3 of Diamonds
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 48 Money Safe (3 of Diamonds)

24 Hand in Hand and 6 Coffin – [-] ending, loss or deterioration of what once was a supportive or amicable friendship, relationship, circumstance or situation; someone you know, like and/or trust is “giving you a headache”

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 6 Coffin (5 of Spades)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 6 Coffin (5 of Spades)

24 Hand in Hand and 9 Birds – [+] a friendly conversation; meeting with like-minded others; friendly chit-chat, texts, emails, phone calls from or with people you like; [-] someone you trust is talking behind your back; stress between friends; a stressed-out loved one; anxiety over a relationship, circumstance or situation you thought was secure

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 9 Birds (Ace of Diamonds)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 9 Birds (Ace of Diamonds)

24 Hand in Hand and 13 Snake – [-] “frenemy;” deception by someone you trusted; a problem or complication coming up among friends

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 13 Snake (8 of Clubs)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 13 Snake (8 of Clubs)

24 Hand in Hand and 22 Book – a secret relationship, an affair; finding out something you didn’t know about a person, situation or circumstance you thought was supportive; successful studies; successful project; keeping secrets from a loved one; secret pact or agreement

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 22 Book (Jack of Hearts)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) and 22 Book (Jack of Hearts)

 

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Are you experimenting with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards? Have you discovered additional or alternative meanings and/or combinations for Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand? If so, please leave a comment and let me know how this card has revealed itself to you! 🙂

Also, if you haven’t already done so, you can read the previous posts in this series by clicking on the links below or by selecting the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards category tab in the sidebar to your right.

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 1

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 2

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 3

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 4

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 5

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

*Note: There are actually 55 cards in the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards deck: 52 playing cards, the Joker, and two “extra” Jokers, one red and one black (3 Jokers total).

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I described the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards as quirky and strange. In Part 2, I told you that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards do not follow the rules.

Despite this, the cards seem to possess a curious ability to get under one’s skin, so to speak, possibly because of their ability to convince you (don’t ask me how!) that they are capable of imparting a depth of information not readily available from other divination decks.

If you let yourself work with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, you may be surprised at their uncanny ability to bring forth information in provocative ways, like they did in a recent spread I performed with them — using Tarot clarification cards per their “instruction”!!

Here’s what happened:

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

I had been thinking and thinking about a certain heart’s desire that on one hand, is growing stronger by the day and on the other hand, appears to be impossible to manifest in 3D reality. Your not knowing exactly what it is won’t affect the integrity of this post and as you read on, if you want, you can go ahead and substitute any strongly held heart’s desire of your own that appears to be “impossible” for you to achieve in your own 3D reality.

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So there I was, thinking away about my heart’s desire, when the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards‘ garish orange box came to mind, calling my name from the storage container in which I had last stuffed them. On the spur of the moment, I decided to give them a whirl, using the 5 Pointed Star with Significator spread, which seemed as good as any.

My exact question was:

Q: If I Continue Focusing on My Heart’s Desire, How Likely Am I to Manifest It?
Five Pointed Star Spread using the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 9 of Clubs, Queen of Spades, 8 of Clubs, 7 of Clubs, Queen of Hearts, 8 of Spades
Five Pointed Star Spread using the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 9 of Clubs, Queen of Spades, 8 of Clubs, 7 of Clubs, Queen of Hearts, 8 of Spades

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

A quick assessment of the card suits suggested a considerable amount of work or action needed (three clubs) and some problems or delays (two spades). Seeing the Snake (8 of Clubs) in Position #2 (Expectations, Mindset, Beliefs) and the Mountain (8 of Spades) in Position #5 (Probable Outcome) did not give me a warm, fuzzy feeling, but I decided to press forward, regardless.

Later in this post I’ll show you how rearranging the cards into an Answer Spread gave additional clarity and insight, but first I’ll start by reading the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards as Lenormand cards.

Significator or Theme Card: The Park (9 of Clubs)

 

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 9 of Clubs - The Park
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – The Park – 9 of Clubs

As the Significator or Theme card, The Park (a.k.a. The Garden) symbolized my heart’s desire. It brought to mind the sense of an actual garden, or growth. Suppose, for example, your heart’s desire was to plant a beautiful rose bush in your garden so that you could ultimately enjoy its luxurious blooms and scents. First, you would have to decide you wanted to plant it. Then, you’d have to select a good spot to put it, where it would get the correct amount of sun. You’d have to make sure it got watered on schedule, and maybe you’d need to sprinkle it with plant food every now and again. If nasty little weeds cropped up around it, you’d have to pull them out, ideally, as soon as you saw them sprouting. If you did all this, in time, your rose bush would bloom.

The Park as Significator or Theme card accurately paralleled the process involved in manifesting a heart’s desire, and I thought it was an interesting and appropriate card selection, confirming that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards deck was attuned to my question.

Position 1 – Basis, Reason, Cause : Amor (Queen of Spades)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Queen of Spades Amor
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – Amor – Queen of Spades

 

Amor does not exist as a Lenormand card. Based on the “fortune” inscribed on the card, ‘Amor is a sign that someone is looking at you with great love and longing,’ it seemed it might be alluding to the love and longing one might feel when focusing on a heart’s desire. It suggested that my desire (which I thought was purely positive, by the way) might be tinged with longing, which actually is a feeling of lack. So the card made me question myself. Was I focusing on what I wanted (which is what I thought I was doing) or upon not having what I wanted?

Position 2 – Expectations, Mindset, Beliefs: The Snake (8 of Clubs)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards - The Snake - 8 of Clubs
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – The Snake – 8 of Clubs

 

Ouch, ouch, and further ouch! The Snake is deceit, problems, complications, a long and winding road, snarl-ups and manipulations. It certainly indicated my expectations and beliefs were way out of whack with my heart’s desire, and gave further emphasis to the probability that whether I knew it or not, I was focusing more on the lack of what I wanted. As painful as it was to “hear” this, I appreciated that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards had pointed it out.

Position 3 – Additional Information or Factors to Be Considered: The Lilies (7 of Clubs)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards - The Lilies - 7 of Clubs
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – The Lilies – 7 of Clubs

As additional information or factors to be considered, The Lilies gave the connotation of maturation. Just as a newly planted rose bush does not transform into its blooming glory overnight, the fulfillment of my heart’s desire would require time to develop and mature from a seedling idea into a full-blown manifestation. The “fortune” on the card, ‘the Lilies forecast a happy life,’ hinted at success, but later rather than sooner. Still, I sensed encouragement and eventual success was possible.

Position 4 – Answer, Solution, Advice: The Ring (Queen of Hearts)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards - The Ring - Queen of Hearts
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – The Ring – Queen of Hearts

In general, the Lenormand Ring indicates contracts, commitments or chronic conditions that tend to repeat themselves. Surrounded by negative cards, it can suggest “going round and round,” or finding oneself stuck in a rut. If I consider the cards in the order in which I drew them, The Ring is flanked by The Lilies on its left and The Mountain on its right. While maturation (Lilies) and delays (Mountain) seem to be indicated, The Ring itself as the Answer, Solution or Advice suggested commitment and steadfastness would be required if I were to have any chance at manifesting my goal. The “fortune” on the card reads in part, ‘The Ring…is an unerring indication of a rich and happy marriage;’ which suggested to me that a “marriage” of my thoughts, expectations and beliefs regarding my desire was an essential component of fulfillment. Because The Ring fell in the Answer, Solution or Advice position, I felt it was possible I could “catch the brass ring” so to speak, and prevail.

Position 5 – Probable Outcome: The Mountain (8 of Spades)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards - The Mountains - 8 of Spades
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards – The Mountain – 8 of Spades

Recall my question: If I Continue Focusing on My Heart’s Desire, How Likely Am I to Manifest It? With The Mountain as the Probable Outcome, I could only conclude that at this time, there are obstacles to overcome and delays should be expected. Perhaps my commitment (The Ring) will waiver due to the length of time it will seemingly take to get from seed idea to fulfillment (The Lilies).

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Additional Notes:

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If I lay the six cards out in a straight line in the order in which I pulled them, I see Clubs – Spades – Clubs – Clubs – Hearts – Spades which gives the sense of fruitless work. Five BLACK cards and one RED card (with a BLACK card in the final position) suggests ‘probably not.’

If I re-position the six cards in the order in which I pulled them into an Answer Spread*, I get additional valuable information:

9 of Clubs - Queen of Spades - 8 of Clubs - 7 of Clubs - Queen of Hearts - 8 of Spades
Answer Spread: 9 of Clubs – Queen of Spades – 8 of Clubs – 7 of Clubs – Queen of Hearts – 8 of Spades

Column 1 is the Recent Past or Current Influences. In essence, the cards confirmed I was working (7 of Clubs) on success (9 of Clubs). They could also signify working (7 of Clubs) on something that will take a long time to accomplish, especially because a Spade sits to the right of the 9 of Clubs. (This certainly seemed accurate.)

Column 2 is The Answer. I could only conclude that the two Queens must be aspects of myself, since the fulfillment of my heart’s desire is in no one’s hands but my own. Perhaps clarity (Spades) will be instrumental in getting what I desire (Hearts). And while I noted a RED Queen topping a BLACK Queen was positive, the 8 of Spades to the right of the Queen of Hearts suggested a disappointment.

Column 3 Clarifies the Answer. The bottom card in this column is called the Pivot Card because the Answer seen in Column 2 can “pivot” on whatever this card signifies. 8 of Spades is a card of disappointment and restriction and further suggests that something is out of balance. With 8 of Clubs above it, I got the sense that I needed to re-evaluate my mindset, expectations and beliefs (8 of Clubs in Position 2 of the Five Pointed Star Spread). Apparently they are not in alignment with my heart’s desire and that is what is likely causing the problems (Snake) and delays (Mountain) I am seeing in the cards.

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*I learned The Answer Spread from Kapherus, The Art of Cartomancy. Please see my blogroll for a link to his website.

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As I mentioned above, the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards “instructed” me to pull Tarot clarification cards. Per my usual method, I counted up the numerical values and reduced them to a number equaling 22 or below:

9 + 12 + 8 + 7 + 12 + 8 = 56 = 5 + 6 = 11 = XI-JUSTICE.

I then shuffled my Tarot cards, found XI-JUSTICE in the deck and selected it along with the card before and the card after, giving me a three-card clarification:

Tarot Clarification Cards: Ace of Pentacles - XI-Justice - 4 of Swords
Tarot Clarification Cards: Ace of Pentacles – XI-Justice – 4 of Swords

Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck

The information seemed clear to me: I could focus on bringing my heart’s desire into manifestation (Ace of Pentacles) or “cancel my order” (4 of Swords) through non-alignment of thoughts, expectations and beliefs. The Major Arcana XI-Justice reminded me that harmony and balance are a requirement and  that for all intents and purposes, we get what we expect to get, whether we want it or not.

Even though I combined two entirely different card divination systems, I was impressed at how seamlessly they interacted with each other. And while the reading along with its clarification showed a negative outcome for now, it also clearly illuminated the probable reasons for the negative outcome and suggested an action plan that, if followed, could lead to another, more desirable, probable outcome in the future.

All in all, I was favorably impressed with the quality of information elicited from this unusual card combination and felt pleased that I had allowed myself to follow the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards’ quirky instruction to mix it up with Tarot cards.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins