Tag: kipper

Kipper reading for a friend

“can you ask how things will develop in the next 2 weeks for work? anything positive coming up?”

16 his thoughts-12 rich girl-22 military person
10 journey-2 SIGNIFICATOR-26 great fortune
24 thief-35 long way-3 marriage

intrepretation, using ‘bavarian method’ significator box:
in your mind there is the strong wish to become a successful woman in the world of men.
currently fortune is still elusive, leaving your current place might work better.
you feel (correctly) that you have to go a very long way before you get the good match. you still have to confront that what steals your energy!

Unboxing Roopa Dudley Kipper

First of all: I love the Frida Kahlo vibe in Roopa Dudley‘s Kipper cards

This deck is definitely not for beginners, it assumes experience/knowledge on Kipper:

Kipper  cards from 1920 are depicted such that Hauptperson 1, Gute Herr (5), and Reicher GuterHerr (13) all face to the left, and their partners Hauptperson 2, Gute Dame (6), and Reiches Maedchen(12) all face to the right.
Falsche Peron (8) & Truebe Gedanken (33) faces right, Eine Reise (10) & Ein Langer Weg (35) diagonal top left, Seine Gedanken (16) & Diebstahl (24) &  Erwartung (28) faces left, Todesfall (19) diagonal bottom right, 

Kipper cards from 1890 are depicted the other way around, Roopa follows the same directionality based on The Card Geek’s Guide to Kipper Cards

There is some discussion going on about the source of this  so-called ‘traditional Bavarian way of Kipper reading’ , passed on by an unmentioned elderly Bavarian lady, up till now not confirmed yet by independent documentation and research.
I consider this a purely academic discussion in the same way as the discussion concerning the ‘traditional way of cartomancy’  (passed on by hereditary witches or whatever).

Anyway, I really love this deck, especially because it was a personal gift from the artist!
I saw on YouTube  some confusion about directions…
Roopa  provided two sets of Main Characters with opposite directions, to enable reading for same-sex relations, I like this addition really.

There are some nice easter eggs hidden in the artwork, I still have to discover the clue in Militaerperson (22)…

I am just wondering about the extra cards, I would like to see description in the accompanying booklet about the extra cards:  failure, romance, nostalgia, fortuneteller, circus, inspiration, cosmic connection, mastermind, social media, leisure, playmate, workmate!


Kipper & Sybilla

Comparing the list of card names and numbering between Kipper and Sibilla Della Zingara (German version): they are basically the same.
Comparing Sibilla Della Zingara with Vera Sibilla Italiana, you will discover the numbering is different but the connection between card inserts is still the same, so it is possible to match Kipper with card inserts!
You can even connect all these with Tarot!


  1. Hauptperson (männlicher Fragesteller oder Partner der Fragestellerin)
  2. Hauptperson (weibliche Fragestellerin oder Partnerin des Fragestellers)
  3. Ehestandskarte (Beziehungen, meist Liebe, manchmal auch Geschäftsbeziehungen)
  4. Zusammenkunft (Gespräche, Treffen, Familientreffen)
  5. Guter Herr (wohlwollender Mann, älterer Mann, Chef, Vater)
  6. Gute Dame (wohlwollende Dame, ältere Frau, Mutter, mütterliche Freundin)
  7. Angenehmer Brief (gute Nachrichten, etwas wendet sich zum Guten)
  8. Falsche Person (Unehrlichkeit, Schwierigkeiten, falsche Entscheidungen)
  9. Eine Veränderung (Neuanfang)
  10. Eine Reise (Veränderungen, ein Weg ist zu gehen, längerer Zeitfaktor)
  11. Viel Geld gewinnen (zu Geld kommen, auch durch Arbeit)
  12. Reiches Mädchen (Frau aus gutem Hause, Kind)
  13. Reicher guter Herr (Gönner, Liebhaber)
  14. Traurige Nachricht (Kummer, Sorgen, gehen meist rasch vorbei)
  15. Guter Ausgang in der Liebe (alles wird gut, Beziehung reift und heilt)
  16. Seine Gedanken (Emotionen, was geht in ihm vor, Denken anderer Personen)
  17. Geschenk bekommen (Freude, Lebensfreude, Überraschung, Kinder)
  18. Ein kleines Kind (Kind, das Ego, Neuanfang)
  19. Ein Todesfall (Neuanfang, Rückzug, ein neuer Weg)
  20. Haus (Zuhause, Privates, Geborgenheit, Stabilität, Sicherheit)
  21. Wohnzimmer (häusliche, sehr private Bereiche, engste Familie, kurzer Zeitfaktor)
  22. Militärperson (disziplinierter Mensch, auch trotzig, gradlinig)
  23. Gericht (Entscheidung wird abgenommen/gefällt, Wendepunkt, unausweichlich)
  24. Diebstahl (Verlust, Trauer, Defizit, Trennung)
  25. Zu hohen Ehren kommen (Anerkennung, Lob, etwas erreichen)
  26. Großes Glück (mildert schlechte Karten)
  27. Unverhofftes Geld (Gewinn, Erfüllung von Wünschen)
  28. Erwartung (Geduld, abwarten, Erwartungshaltung, Träume)
  29. Gefängnis (eingeengt sein, festhalten)
  30. Gerichtsperson (sehr energische, konsequente Person, Hilfe bei Entscheidungen)
  31. Kurze Krankheit (geht schnell vorbei, Problem wird gelöst)
  32. Kummer und Widerwärtigkeiten (Trauer, Sorge)
  33. Trübe Gedanken (Depressionen, kurze Sorge)
  34. Arbeit, Beschäftigung (Job, etwas tun müssen)
  35. Ein langer Weg (Zeit wird benötigt, entfernte Ziele)
  36. Die Hoffnung, großes Wasser (eine Reise, nicht aufgeben)

Sibilla Della Zingara/Vera Sibilla in German/Italian/English

  1. Grossherr/Gran Signore/Lord
  2. Ehefrau/Donna Maritata/Wife
  3. Hochzeit/Imeneo/Wedding
  4. Versammlung/Riunione/Reunion
  5. Witwer/Vedovo/Widow
  6. Alte Dame/Vecchia Signora/Old Lady
  7. Brief/Lettera/Letter
  8. Falschheit/Falsita/Falseness
  9. Trost/Gran Consolation/(great) Consolation
  10. Reise/Viaggio/Travel
  11. Ueberraschung/Consolant Sorpresa/(consoling) Surprise
  12. Juegendliche/Giovine Fanciulla/Young Woman
  13. Goldmuenzen/Denari/Money
  14. Melancholie/Malinconia/Melancholy
  15. Liebe/Amore/Love
  16. Gedanke/Penciero/Thought
  17. Geschenk/Presente di pietre preziose/Gift (of jewels)
  18. Kind/bambino/Child
  19. Tod/Morte/Death
  20. Heim/Casa/House
  21. Zimmer/Stanza/Room
  22. Militaerperson/Militare/Soldier
  23. Priester/Sacerdote/Prest
  24. Dieb/Ladro/Thief
  25. Gelehrter/Letterato/Scholar
  26. Gluck/Fortuna/Fortuna
  27. Kaufmann/Mercante/Merchant
  28. Warten/Belvedere/Waiting
  29. Gefangnis/Prigione/Prison
  30. Botschafter/Messagiere/Messenger
  31. Doktor/Dottore/Doctor
  32. Kummer/Displaciere/Sorrow
  33. Verzweiflung/Desperato per gelosia/Despair (because of Jealousy)
  34. Dienst/Domestico/Service
  35. Konstanz/Constanca/Constancy
  36. Hoffnung/Speranza/Hope

Kipper reading for a friend: what’s going on around me?

Q: what’s going on around me?

thought 12-14-30:  rich girl-sad news-legal matters: a young lady had bad news about legal matters
situation: 6-8-21: good lady-false person-living room: an elder lady close by you  is manipulative
action:17-10-3: gift-journey-marriage:

past: 12-6-18: rich girl-good lady-gift: an younger and an elder lady used to support you
present: 14–8-10: sad news-false person-journey:  manipulative communication causes you to leave
future: 30-21-3 legal matters-living room-marriage: expect to be closesly involved with legal matters concerning a contract
summation: 6 good lady-14 sad news-21 living room-10 journey: an elder lady passes on gossip in your neighbourhood concerning your departure.

Kipper daily reading

7 message-27 unexpected income-34 occupation-20 judication-30home
it looks like you’ll have a surprise in its way today. When I look at this I see it might be something you were not looking forward to doing. I have the feeling it will be postponed for a while. It seems to be to your satisfaction though.
I also feel this is from the people above.
Anyhow! A good day with a relief surprise
When I see this I think of performance or project reports. 
What happened in reality? I went to the barber, several bookshops and did some unwelcome chores at home.
Actually I was involved with a project some time ago but I quit because the conditions not safe enough in the context of covid.
Maybe I will reconnect with that project later next year, maybe I have to find another project with another group.
second opinion:
Somehow, I find 5 cards for a daily reading too many cards and the “cut the deck” method is much reliable- short & sweet. Beside it is a good practice to include it in your extend it readings with all your divination cards.
I can tell first hand this method is probably at least 150 years old.
Beside your interpretation I get another layer of info that is not a mundane activity but more a subject that is very much in the querent`s mind.
There are 2 time cards that shows a permanent development will take place in the next aprox. 2 weeks related to work place and documentations will be processed with legal discussion, advise & expertise.
The change will be permanent and affect the personal situation of the querent.
7+20= documents that have a personal character,
7+27= a contract probably and chained with 34= a work contract and money that have been worked hard for,
the 27+30= unexpected legal talks and advice, etc.
You chain the cards in line and also mirroring them. What does contain the documents?
7+34+20= a work contract that is very personal and affect the private area.
What more? The documents are also about hard earned money:7+27. etc.
The time cards are: 27 & 20.

I am preparing for my pension, will have to arrange all relevant documents and cleanup my workspace.
Some legal talks & documentation might be expected to finish this job properly.

Kipper reading for a friend: how someone feels about me?

Q: how someone feels about me?

A: Journey-community-letter-message-change-mature woman
Reading from left to right: (he) travels to other communities and will send a message that causes change in the mature woman.
it seems he is still thinking of you from afar, keeping at a distance, but he sends his thoughts towards you

Kipper & Tarot reading in comparison: what about twin souls?

Question is when will I meet my soulmate (“the one” I am waiting for)?

Kipper Answer:
I am not a believer of twin flame or soulmates.
…What I see here is that it will be definitely in this life time as you asked.
The circumstances look to be very encouraging.
I see that there has already been the gift or two along your life’s journey that has certainly helped you discover what is good or bad for you. Here I see you as a man with a wealth of experience. Now, as timing, I actually see that person already there around you. The best thing here is that you don’t have to do much… it feels with C 14 that you will be asking that person for some sort of help or perhaps responding to help. It will be a message of surprise and shock… someone who you already know.
I really get the feeling that they are around already.
My second take… as in timing. Being requested to return to a parent. This person will be on the “way”

Tarot answer:

 I asked when and got the 7 of wands. So… when you pick the courage up and go for it.
Ok, how will you notice. I still think you have already. I feel the tossing and turning at night an extreme attraction and an absolute lack of concentration and literally day dreaming.The cards may be telling us about someone you need to meet… but here I see a reaction soooo fast, it might need to calm. It feels utterly like a fire and explosion, and a fear to that, which will lead to avoidance.
Here I see you being a little more careful with this one… caus you know them
There are chances but only if this person is willing to make the sacrifice and I feel that it’s too hot to handle for them.

I think they are saying… you do know them and things need to mature without the fire.
concerning the Kipper spread: I have the tendency to respond to a call for help, playing the good knight to the damsel in distress

update on reading:
a few more hints and clues though.. a warning. You may hear what you need to hear and not necessarily what you want to hear
First, passionate.. feeling the hear and also being a little dominant.. focused and ready for it.. it almost feels as if this person can’t really approach you romantically. Mixed with strength, you may have had an argument perhaps at some point. I checked to see if you did know the special person… and the relationship you have now is the 4 of wands. Before you start celebrating, this May also mean that it is someone in your friends circle… but yes, you have had something but it Seems to be quiet at the moment.
Now, I am quite sure that you see this as a person who has started again.. I have the feeling that this person never has a plan. You know the one who you ask.. want something to drink.. and they reply, oh please, but they can’t tell you what they want? I have the feeling here and also that they may be a little younger than you.
There seems to be fire on your side for this person, though I do still believe you are angry with them to a certain degree. Your true wish for them is to start making plans.. start thinking about doing things… and they literally want you to help them. Here is see perhaps they wish to be accepted as they are. This may also be a person who is having some sort of mental care and support. They are perhaps not at their best right now.
The relationship is already there. It is though innocent.


Kipper reading for a friend :’How can or will I improve my understanding of the use of Kipper Cards?’

Q ‘How can or will I improve my understanding of the use of Kipper Cards?’

The central person is looking right, so the reading goes from left to right

on your mind: 26-35-25: big luck-long road-high honor: having idealistic thoughts on lasting results
situation: 36-2-22: hope-main female-military: disillusioned, having to confront harsh reality
action: 17-6-5: gift-good lady-good lord: offering to the Shining Ones

past: 26-26-17: big luck-hope-gift: a recent serendipity gave you hope for getting teachings
present: 35-2-6:long road-main female-good lady: it takes a while before the Muze comes
future: 25-22-5: high honor-military-good lord: your struggle will be rewarded by the High One

summary: 36-2-22-6: hope-long road-military-good lady: your hopes will be tested for a long time, but if you stand strong the Muze will come!

Kipper decision reading for a friend

Q: I think about quitting.. Should I ? Or Should I not?

A: reading from left to right..
Quitting: 22-13-32-28, confronting strict rules, shady business, reflecting on your worries
Staying: 36-7-11-14, hoping for good communications, receiving a profitable offer, but the promised luck is canceled

If you quit, you will reflect on you confrontation with the strict rules that caused you stress.
If you stay, your hope for good communications because of the profitable offer you received, will be proved false in the end.

Kipper Grand Tableau: prognosis after pension

Q:my pension starts half oktober, what is the prognosis for the period afterwards?

The first thing that strikes me in the picture is that you first have to sort and “find” yourself anew and that the pension is nevertheless connected with many fears.
And also the fear of getting old and losing your youthfulness C10 (journey) C13 (rich gent) C08 (dishonesty) and C24 (theft).
Behind the closed door at the C08 (dishonesty) is the C24(theft).
I have put 3 extra cards on top of it, what is it that makes you so afraid, where you don’t want to look or are afraid to look and that is fallen C32 (sorrow) and 2x the C05 (good gent).
Fear of getting old and also fear of becoming like your father?
Did your father become grumpy or aggressive in old age?
The C05 is mostly for the father – but can also stand for the grandfather.
You have seen something in a male relative that you don’t want to have – or how you don’t want to be. .
Your main topic is C09 (change). So the change…
What can still be seen here: are the injuries and feelings of abandonment that you experienced as a young man and as a child, which come up again: C13 (rich gent) C018 (child) C34 (work) C33 (gloomy thoughts) – and with that again old anger : C32 (sorrow)
Why? now you have the time to look at really old things again, to clean up and to heal. This will be sent to you again from “above”.
I have a young woman lying here C12 (rich girl). Is that your daughter or another female person?
It’s definitely a female person from the family – that the house – C20 (house) is with her.
There is a move to a house C09 (change) and C20 (house)…

Q: the C12 (rich girl) looks like moving?
A: yes.. under her C12 is C09 (change) and C20.(house).
But not away from you .. closer to you.. She wants more security and wants to get old with you C12 (rich girl) C07 (letter) C28 (expectation) C03 (marriage) C25 (honor).
I also think that she is hoping for your proposal to her.. C03 (marriage) and C25 (Conor)..
That is what her view is going to…

C09  (change) and C20 (house) could also show her wish of a change to a more “stabil Basis”
Some health issue I also see: C22 (military) and C31 (illness). Take care of your back and your joints. There I see a health issue

what is good to see: the last line in Future: C24 (theft) C25 (honours) C22 (military) C09 (change).
They (angels, good, Spirit – name it…) want you to have all the luck in the world they want to pour out happiness all over you – C 26 (Fortuna) – but this is only possible if you have “tidied up” beforehand and removed old themes from the way. Then the way is free for their presents..
In the past I can see, that you always have been a person who gave his “last shirt” for someone and a person with a big warm heart and willing to help everybody – but some people used this – C15 (Gift) C07 (letter) – C08 (dishonesty).

And I also see a dissapointment in a relationship C0 C03 C16 C14. You are on the way to leave this behind – because it is laying in the past.. but it would not be shown up in the picture, if this would not still have any influence on you. ..

I see MC1 in the 1st row meaning he is well situated despite worries
Q: Both in past and future there is 8-the False person
yes.. because things have went wrong in the past – and have triggered fears in you, which you have taken with you into the future, because they are not (yet) resolved. That means in the next months it is important to look at it, to look at it, to dissolve and heal it. Then you don’t need these fears anymore

Your soul is clearing the way for blessings to come – before you have to go through old subjects to untie yourself – than healing and a lot of blessings will come into your life.
The Healing light says: a miracoulus change will come full with unlimited blessings.. als a present for your Your courage to face these old issues again …