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Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 7

Just because the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards have the ability to “jump systems” doesn’t mean you should throw every cartomancy technique in your toolbox against the wall in an attempt to see what sticks, especially if you start second-guessing yourself on what aspect should be focused on.

What are you supposed to do if, for example, the “fortune” on the Gypsy Witch card you’ve pulled is positive while the playing card inset is negative? Should you factor in the Lenormand card interpretation? What if you pull one of the 17 Gypsy Witch cards that does not feature a Lenormand image?

You can see this could get confusing pretty quickly…

Here are some guidelines I’ve found useful in my own practice of using the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards:
  1. Which aspect of the focus card* jumps out at you first? The image? The “fortune”? The playing card inset? How does that relate to your question?
  2. How are the other cards in your draw modifying the focus card? What captures your attention? The images? The “fortunes”? The playing card insets? You should quickly discover a theme.
  3. Make your decisions as to what has priority and stick to them. This doesn’t mean you have to ignore other information that reveals itself to you, but if you find yourself second-guessing yourself, go with your first impressions.

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*The focus card is the card you designate to represent the question/ issue/ situation/ circumstance/ theme/ problem, etc. in a reading. For example, in a three-card spread consisting of Problem-Solution-Advice, the focus card is the Problem. In a Lenormand Line of Five, decide in advance whether you will use the first, last or central card as the focus card.

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Below is an example of how this could work, using the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards laid out in the Five Pointed Star with Significator tarot card spread:

Q: Please Provide Insights on Plan of Action:

Five Pointed Star with Significator tarot card spread using Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 10 Pig - 35 Tower - 24 Hand in Hand - 16 Ship - 34 Star - 36 Cat http://livingwithcards.com
Five Pointed Star with Significator tarot card spread using Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards: 10 Pig – 35 Tower – 24 Hand in Hand – 16 Ship – 34 Star – 36 Cat

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards by Systems, U S Games published by United States Games Systems Cards

The first thing I noticed was that three of the six cards drawn — including the focus card — were not traditional Lenormand cards. This suggested that reading the draw in typical Lenormand fashion might not do the trick. Furthermore, since I had chosen to use a positional tarot card spread, it made sense to me to examine the cards from a positional standpoint, starting with the Significator (focus) Card which describes the theme or subject of the reading.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 10 Pig (3 of Spades) http://livingwithcards.com
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 10 Pig (3 of Spades)

10 Pig does not exist in a normal Lenormand deck. Since the card gave me no initial Lenormand point of reference, I looked to its “fortune” for possible clues on interpretation:

“the pig, whether near or far, is an omen of phenomenal luck and great abundance, high honors and all ambitions attained.”

While phenomenal luck and all ambitions attained sounded pretty good to me, I couldn’t help but notice that nasty little 3 of Spades with its extremely negative connotations should one be focused on reading the cards as playing cards. I decided to temporarily shelve my misgivings and proceeded to examine the remainder of the spread.

I quickly noted that two other cards, in addition to the Significator Card, were highly positive: 24 Hand in Hand in Position 2 (Mindsets, Beliefs, Expectations) and 34 Star in Position 4 (Answer, Solution, Advice). The remaining cards were neutral. Since there were no negative cards in the spread, the neutral cards could be considered neutral-positive. All in all, the spread struck me as positive, despite niggling concerns over the highly unfortunate 3 of Spades and 2 of Spades associated with the 10 Pig and 34 Star cards, respectively.

35 Tower in Position 1 (Basis, Reason, Cause) suggested high ambition or high expectations, and with 24 Hand in Hand in Position 2, I was experiencing belief in my own ability to accomplish my goal. (See my post here for more information on Gypsy Witch 24 Hand in Hand.)

16 Ship in Position 3 suggested trade or commerce could be an important factor in my endeavors. Because I tend to view the Ship card (whether Gypsy Witch or Lenormand) as “international trade” which to me suggests internet commerce, it seemed to me that my website and/or some other kind of online shopping outlet could be instrumental as I proceed with my plans.

34 Star in Position 4 (Answer, Solution, Advice) was fairly self-explanatory, being associated with hope, guidance from above and success. This extremely positive association exists in the Tarot and Lenormand Star cards as well as the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards.

The reading flowed fairly smoothly until I got to the final card, 36 Cat, in Position 5 (Probable Outcome). Once again, there is no Lenormand card point of reference, causing me to consider the “fortune” inscribed on the card:

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 36 Cat (8 of Hearts) http://livingwithcards.com
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 36 Cat (8 of Hearts)

“The cat indicates flattery; if near No. 6, foretells personal injury. Near 29 and 30, it denotes strife.”

Somehow, that “fortune” or “prophecy” didn’t ring true for this reading. And not for nothing, cards 6, 29 and 30 did not exist in the spread, giving more weight to my growing conclusion that the message for me in this particular card spread was not negative.

To the contrary, the card seemed to be focusing on independence, indifference to the “rules,” and relying on my own inner guidance. In essence, it seemed to transmit the idea that like a cat, I should pay less attention to what anyone else might have to say about my success or lack thereof (including the Gypsy Witch cards!) and go with my own inner guidance.

Summary

With three highly positive cards in key positions and no negative cards in the spread, the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards indicate excellent potential for success, which may be contingent on following my own inner guidance system.

Conclusions

I mentioned above that the highly positive card Gypsy Witch 10 Pig is associated with the highly negative playing card 3 of Spades (confusion, loss, misunderstandings, a worsening problem, interference, a blockage, etc.). I also noted that Gypsy Witch 34 Star, another highly positive card, is associated with the equally negative playing card 2 of Spades (separation, restriction, disagreements, incompatibility, resentment, etc.)

The spread discussion above is an excellent example of how indiscriminately mixing up divination systems (or “system jumping,” as the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards like to call it), can be a dicey way to go.

Take another look at the guidelines I offered near the top of this post.

When performing readings with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, pick your approach(es) and use your own discretion, keeping in mind that if you insist on applying everything you know about cartomancy from every single card system you have ever studied, you will surely wind up confusing yourself half to death (3 of Spades) and walking away (2 of Spades) from the spread, beating yourself up over your “inability” to read cards!

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 Part 6

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

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

 

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Layout for "The Short Reading" http://livingwithcards.com
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?”

 

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Short Reading Example: "What Is Going On with this Lady?" http://livingwithcards.com
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

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Short Reading Square of Nine http://livingwithcards.com
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

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards "The Short Reading" Outside Square http://livingwithcards.com
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

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 5

The more I work with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, the more intrigued I become with what I can only call (at this point) their chameleon quality. The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards seem to possess the ability to “jump systems.”

You will recall, either from reading previous posts in this series or from examining your own deck of the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, that they incorporate regular playing cards, Lenormand cards and Oracle cards, making them somewhat of a challenge to read.

As a playing card deck, the cards are not numbered in sequential order. Take the suit of Hearts for example.

The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Suit of Hearts:

Ace = 11 Fox, 2 = 19 Gentleman, 3 = 1 Sun, 4 = 17 Fish, 5 = 2 Moon, 6 = 3 House, 7 = 21 Storks, 8 = 36 Cat, 9 = 16 Ship, 10 = 7 Bouquet, Jack = 22 Book, Queen = 23 Ring, King = 24 Hand in Hand.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards suit of Hearts
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards suit of Hearts

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

The remaining suits follow the same random numbering pattern, for example, 5 of Spades = 6 Coffin, 6 of Spades = 29 Mice and 7 of Spades = 25 Clouds.

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 5 of Spades, 6 of Spades, 7 of Spades
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 5 of Spades, 6 of Spades, 7 of Spades

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

 

As a Lenormand deck, one of the 36 cards, 36 Cross, is missing. Of the remaining 35 Lenormand cards, the numbering and playing card insets between the two systems do not match. For example, the Lenormand 16 Stars features the 6 of Hearts while the Gypsy Witch assigns the number 34 to the Star card and features the 2 of Spades as the playing card inset.

Lenormand 16 Stars vs Gypsy Witch 34 Star
Lenormand 16 Stars vs Gypsy Witch 34 Star

 

Some of the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards seem to possess a strong numerological correlation such as 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) which carries the 24/6 vibration; others, not so much (for example, 6 Coffin (5 of Spades) which carries the 6 vibration). I will continue to explore this phenomenon in future posts in this series.

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)

 

The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards are System-Jumpers!

The “system-jumping” quality of the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards came to my attention this morning when I asked the question, “Can You Provide Another Clue as to How You Work?”

Q: Can You Provide Another Clue? (How Do the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Work?)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 32 Mountains (8 of Spades), 51 Lion (6 of Diamonds), 20 Lilies (7 of Clubs)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 32 Mountains (8 of Spades), 51 Lion (6 of Diamonds), 20 Lilies (7 of Clubs)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

The two end cards in this 3-card draw feature Lenormand images, 32 Mountain and 20 Lilies. The middle card is 51 Lion, which is not represented in Lenormand decks. Mountain gives the connotation of obstacles and delays while Lilies suggests a lengthy amount of time. The “fortune” for 51 Lion reads, ‘The lion presages a sudden shock from bad news.’ Since delays and bad news that last a long time does not seem to be an appropriate answer to my question, I figured there had to be another message contained in the cards I drew.

A very quick analysis of the numerology suggested that perhaps after a struggle to overcome obstacles (32 = 3 + 2= 5), harmony (51 = 5 + 1 = 6) and balance (20 = 2 + 0 = 2) could be achieved.

Better, but I sensed there was something more here.

Suddenly, the light bulb flashed. The answer to this particular question was contained solely in the playing card insets. Lenormand card meanings and the Gypsy Witch “fortunes” or “prophecies” did not factor in, although in another reading, or under a different set of circumstances, or with a different question, they might.

The playing card insets told me: Careful examination / investigation (8 of Spades) leads to psychic insights (6 of Diamonds). Work / careful attention to detail (7 of Clubs) is required. [Note:] Another way of reading this combo is by assessing the suits: spades – diamonds – clubs = working (clubs) through an energy (diamonds) problem (spades).

The clue the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards provided as the answer to my question was the actual demonstration of their ability to jump systems, something you may want to keep in mind as you pursue your own study of the cards.

Once again, the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards delivered a highly attuned reading while showcasing their maverick quality and refusal to play by the rules.

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If you’ve missed the previous posts in this series, you can click on the links below or select the Gypsy Witch 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

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Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards Part 4

The more I work with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, the more I enjoy them.

I mentioned in Part 2 of this series that the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards do not follow the rules. While all 52 playing cards (plus 3 Jokers) are in the deck and they can be read as such, the cards also depict 35 of the 36 Lenormand images, causing one to assume they can be read that way as well. Until you discover the card numbers assigned are not the same and the playing card insets are different as well. What’s with that?

Gypsy Witch 27 Dog (4 of Diamonds) vs Lenormand 18 Dog (10 of Hearts)
Gypsy Witch 27 Dog (4 of Diamonds) vs Lenormand 18 Dog (10 of Hearts)

 

And then you might notice, if you make Gypsy Witch #43 Lightning (6 of Clubs) equal Lenormand 36 Cross (6 of Clubs) which works for me, there are still 16 additional images that are not contained in a regular Lenormand deck. Hmmmm. And on top of that, there are “fortunes” or “prophecies” written on each of the 52 cards. (There are no “fortunes” or “prophecies” written on the three Joker cards.)

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 45 Order (Jack of Clubs) - 49 Eye (4 of Spades) - 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) - 38 Flames (7 of Diamonds)
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards 45 Order (Jack of Clubs) – 49 Eye (4 of Spades) – 24 Hand in Hand (King of Hearts) – 38 Flames (7 of Diamonds)

 

So, what gives? Do you read them as playing cards? Lenormand cards? Oracle cards? Do you have to choose one system or another? Can you blend them together and, if so, how? “Everybody” knows playing cards are read differently from Lenormand cards. And Oracle cards seem to have their own sets of rules, depending on the deck.

Since there isn’t much of anything online (that I’ve been able to find) about how to read / work with this deck, I can only share with you my own experiences and encourage you to “take what works and leave the rest behind” as you develop your own personal relationship with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards.

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Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

As this series continues, I’ll examine different aspects of the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards and share my insights as we go along. Here and there, I’ll throw in a reading I’ve done to illustrate or clarify whatever it is I’m discussing. If you have questions or comments, please jump in 🙂

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Note:  If you’d like to read the previous parts of this series, click the links below or select ‘Gypsy Witch’ in the Category tab to your right: 
Reading with the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins