Tag: zigeuner

Asking the gypsy cards: how will job hunting go

I’d like to know how Job hunting will go.


center-focus card for job hunting: travel
above-thought: hoping for a good arrival
below-undercurrent: jealousy 
left-behind-uncounscious influences: judgement
right-front-conscious act: letter


you are already taking a lot of action for job-hunting, every time hoping for a good result, but being disappointed because somebody else was chosen.

unconsciously your inner judge is putting a lot of stress on your process.

it seems the oracle is trying to tell you: hold your horses, take a break, relax…

Only then there will be space for good news

Gypsy cards: my path after pension

reading: lover-merryment–unexpected joy-thought-desire

I preselected the Lover card and only picked 3 cards but then choose another card to see where your Thoughts were going. Merriment can show that you will have a great time, spending time with friends and enjoying company. I will make you happy (Unexpected Joy) and I am wondering if the combo Unexpected Joy and Thoughts can mean that you will have some surprising thoughts (brainstorming, light going on in the brain – een lichtje gaat aan) of what you really want to do (Desire)

Gypsy: what about second wave COVID in the Netherlands?

The soothsayer said…

The left 7 cards represent what has happened until now and the right 7 cards represent what will happen between now and the end of 2020.
Definitely struggled with this one since it is ‘medical’ but here we go: a man (Lover) with authority or in an official capacity (Officer) played by the rules/set the rules (Officer, can also be a medical professional) that declared COVID a big problem/problem on a large scale/state of emergency (Misfortune). The advice was given (Ecclesiastic) to stay home (House) and to stay around only your family members (House). This did not prevent people from dying (Death) …no idea what the Sweetheart would show here?
In the next few months there will still be a loss (or illness disappears?), people will be cared for (Widow), there will be a recovery (Journey), COVID will still be chronic (sadness) but there will be a positive upturn (gift) maybe due to a treatment (Marriage) that gives small improvements (some money)

My reading of the combos:
Lover-Officer: charming Rutte and stern Grapperhaus, played at good cop- bad cop in the media coverage on COVID restrictions
Officer-Disaster: at first, a strict lockdown caused economic disaster
Misfortune-Ecclesiastic: as a consequence of COVID, the Prime Minister became the leading consigiliere
Ecclesiastic-House: The consigliere dominated the House of Representatives.
Death-Sweetheart: Death came for many beloved ones
Sweetheart-Loss: Intimacy is lessened (because of strict rules on social distancing)
Loss-Widow: losses are to be mourned
Widow-Travel: Widows will follow the hearse
Travel-Sadness: The passing away (of people) causes sadness
Sadness-Gift: The sadness will be soothed by a gift (vaccin?)
Gift-Marriage: The vaccin will work on COVID
Marriage-Some Money: A new hope arises, tentatively


Skat cartomancy

To research: a bridge to Leno, Kipper, Zigeuner, Sybilla?

Ace Neuigkeit, Geschenk news, gift
King Arzt oder Beamter Doctor or Official
Queen falsche Dame, böse Gesinnung false woman, evil alignment
(way of thinking)
Jack Glück, Botschaft luck, message
10 Reise, großes Haus, Krankenhaus travel, big (official) house,   
9 güte Veränderung good change
8 Sorgen über (einen kleinen) Weg Worry over a small way (for a
short time)
7 Tränen, Trennung, Hindernis tears, separation, obstacle
Ace Haus house
King Er He
Queen Sie You
Jack Liebe love
10 Einladung invitation
9 große Freude oder gütes Ereignis Great joy or Good event
8 frohes Wiedersehen happy reunion
7 Liebe in Aussicht prospect of love
Ace Schrak, Krankheit Fright, sickness
King Älterer Herr older gentleman
Queen Dunkle Dame böse, Witwe oder allein dark evil woman, widow or
Jack falscher Freund false friend
10 Beruf profession
9 Verleumdung, Falschheit in nächster Zeit slander, falsehood in the near
8 Gefahr, Krankheit, Ärger danger, illness, anger
7 Kummer, Verlust, Streit,         Unannehmlichkeit grief, loss, strife, inconvenience
Ace Brief letter
King jünger Mann younger man
Queen Mädchen oder Frau girl or woman
Jack Glück Happiness
10 Geld, Gewinn money, profit
9 Vorteil geschäftlich business advantage
8 Neuigkeit geschäftlich news of business
7 Geld oder Kind Money or Child

Ping: Cartomancy Corner: A German Method of Fortune Telling with 32 Playing Cards

Interview with a new oracle deck: Zigeuner Wahrsage Karten

1. Please tell something about yourself
Ecclesiastic-connection to the other world
2. What is your most important character trait?
3. Your strengths as a deck of cards
Some money-taciturn
4. Your weaknesses as a deck of cards
5. What is the best way to work with you?
Visit-connect regularly
6. The result of our partnership
7. What else do you want to mention?
Thought-meditate on this!


ping: Interview with a new oracle deck | Dreamquest

Learning Cartomancy

Note to self to remember

Tips for Reading Cards Look at Predominant Suit

    • Predominant Hearts – concern is emotional
    • Predominant Diamonds – concern is material
    • Predominant Clubs – concern is for achievement and recognition
    • Predominant Spades – concern is antagonistic or for power without responsibility

If the reading does not require a Significator card, make a mental note of the Significator card which would represent the Questioner. If that card shows up in the reading, it takes on special significance.

If the Joker was not intended to be included in the deck, but shows up in a reading, do not replace it, but read the card as a special message to the Questioner. The Joker usually means that there is a surprise in store for the Questioner. A situation which was thought to be stable, may suddenly become unstable.

If timing is involved, read the cards as follows:

  • Diamonds – Spring
  • Clubs – Summer
  • Hearts – Autumn
  • Spades – Winter


  • Aces – Week at the beginning of the season.
  • Kings – The matter was completed last year at this time.
  • Queens – The matter was completed last season.

e.g. – Ace of diamonds would be the first week of the Spring Equinox

Stages Method:
Aces – The beginning of a situation.
Twos – Direction the matter will take. May be a 1st meeting point.
Threes – The point at which details grow and the matter solidifies.
Fours – Foundation has begun. Roots are put down in order to build.
Fives – The first challenge or glitch in the situation.
Sixes – Issue changes & grows;If it stagnates, it will not continue
Sevens – Variety added, Scope of the idea/project may be expanded.
Eights – Evaluation period. People & ideas may be put to the test.
Nines – Moving forward. The issue is nearly completed.
Tens – Completion of the cycle, project, or issue.
Pages – Signify risks and messages.
Knights – Indicate movement and direction.

The Meaning of the Cards

Significators: (The card that represents the person the reading is about)

1. fair or grey-haired man over 40……. King of Diamonds
2. fair or grey haired woman over 40….. Queen of Diamonds
3. fair-haired young man ……………. King of Hearts
4. fair-haired young woman ………….. Queen of Hearts
5. dark-haired man over 40…………… King of Spades
6. dark-haired woman over 40…………. Queen of Spades
7. dark-haired young man…………….. King of Clubs
8. dark-haired young woman…………… Queen of Clubs

When choosing a card to represent the Questioner, you can use these guidelines to assist you. Above all, use your own intuition to make the decision.


Male – King
Female – Queen
Youth of either gender – Jack

Hair and Eye Color

Fair to Red or Gold Hair and Blue or Grey Eyes – Diamond
Auburn or Grey Hair with Hazel or Green Eyes – Heart
Brown Hair and Light Brown Eyes – Club
Dark Hair and Eyes, Dark Complexion – Spade

Zodiac Sign

Fire Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – Club or Heart
Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – Diamond or Spade
Air Signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – Spade or Diamond
Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – Heart or Club

Personality Factors

Shy and helpful – Heart
Cool and Logical, inner self is important – Spade
Ambitious and businesslike, impatient, outgoing – Diamond
Instinctive or Intuitive, cheerful and friendly – Club


Aces- Happiness, the home, love, friendship, joy the start of a romance. A love letter.
King- A good-natured, a fair-haired man, affectionate and generous but impetuous. Good advice.
Queen- A kindly fair-haired woman. Trustworthy.
Jack- A close friend or a good-natured, fair-haired youth.
10- good fortune, happiness.
9- the “wish” card; desires come true
8- Visits and visitors. Invitations out or attending a party, but also partings.
7- An unfaithful or unreliable person. Broken promises.
6- unexpected good fortune; generosity. Someone helping you out.
5- Jealous people around you. Take your time to make any decisions.
4- A change, a journey or a move of house/business. A late marriage or postponements.
3- You need to be cautious. Don’t say something you’ll regret.
2- success, and prosperity, friendship. An engagement or partnership. Friendship.


Ace- A difficult love affair. Emotional conflict, obsession, death. Things coming to a head.
King- A very dark-haired man, Ambitious, usually successful and an authoritative man.
Queen- A very dark-haired woman, can be seductive or unscrupulous. A widow.
Jack- A very dark-haired young person, a well-meaning person but immature, an unreliable youth.
10- Worry, misfortune. Imprisonment. Unwelcome news.
9- Bad luck in all things. Depression and low energy. Destruction, deaths. Extreme anxiety. Can mean delays or quarrels.
8- Trouble and disappointment. Plans go awry. Friends let you down. Cancellations.
7- A warning against possible loss of friendship. An unexpected burden. A warning against losses and sorrow.
6- A small improvement in the person’s life.
5- Anxiety, setbacks, interferences. Happy home but interference from other people. Reversals and opposition but eventual success.
4- Business troubles, worries. Jealousy, illness, broken promises.
3- Partings, possible due to faithlessness. Be wary in partnerships.
2- Scandal, gossip, danger of deceit, separation. Difficult changes.


Ace- A ring or present of jewelry. News about money. A letter.
King- A fair-haired man, stubborn and influential.
Queen- A flirt. A very fair-haired woman. flirtatious, sophisticated, witty, loves to party and to gossip.
Jack- A very fair-haired youth. Watch out for dishonesty or unreliability.
10- Journey, fortunate changes, usually bringing wealth.
9- Surprise with money. New business opportunities. Restlessness.
8- A marriage and travel late in life. Financial ups and downs. New relationship; unexpected money,
7- Surprise news or a gift. Problems and losses at work.
6- a reconciliation; a warning against a possible second marriage or problems in a second marriage.
5- Successful meetings, particularly in business. Happy family.
4- An inheritance. Improvements in finances. A change for the better.
3- Legal problems, domestic arguments. A legal letter.
2- A love affair attracting disapproval from others. A business partnership.


Ace- Wealth, health, love and happiness. A letter concerning money.
King- A dark-haired man, honest, open, generous and affectionate
Queen- A dark-haired woman, helpful, honest, attractive self-confident.
Jack- A reliable friend. A dark-haired youth.
10- Money from an unexpected source, good luck or gift. Travel abroad.
9- A new romance or admirer. Achievements. Don’t be stubborn.
8- Opposition, danger or recklessness. Trouble in relationships, business and personal. Jealousy and greed.
7- Prosperity and success. Be careful of trouble coming from a person of the opposite sex.
6- Business success. Getting financial help.
5- Help from a friend or spouse. New friends and a successful marriage.
4- Changes for the worse. Lies and betrayal.
3- Marriage to a wealthy partner. Money coming from the partner.
2- Disappointment and opposition. Gossip.

Joker: (optional) New developments, fresh starts, taking a risk.

The Spreads

Use just One Card for a quick answer to your question. All you need to do is concentrate on your question while shuffling the deck and pick out a single card. This will give you the overall impression about your question. You may draw one more card if necessary to clarify the first card. (I personally usually draw the second card).

This method is also suitable for finding out about how your day is going to go. An example of this would be, if you draw a Spade card this indicates problems and difficulties will be important to you.

Hearts would be that issues to do with emotions and the home are going to be important for the day. Diamonds would be, issues to do with hard work and affairs outside the home will be important. Drawing a club would be, issues to do with business and money will be important.

If you want an quick answer/overview to a single question or issue, use the Three Card Spread. Start by shuffling the deck, always concentrating on you question. Lay the cards out in a row from left to right.

1   2   3

The fist card represent the past. The second, the present and the third card, the future.

The Nine Card Spread is a more in-depth reading of the Three Card Spread. Start by laying the cards out in three rows across and 3 down.

1     2     3
4     5     6
7     8     9

Cards 1, 2, 3, are for the past
Cards 4, 5, 6, are for the present
Cards 7, 8, 9, are for the future

Magic Square

A Significator Card is chosen to represent the Questioner, and is placed to one side while Questioner shuffles the remainder of the deck. When shuffled, the Reader takes four cards from the top of the deck and places them in the order shown. The fifth card is the Significator Card chosen for the Questioner. The remaining cards are taken from the top of the deck. This spread is good for a psychic or psychological reading.

1     2     3
4     5     6
7     8     9

Card 1 – Individuality (Questioner’s true nature)
Card 2 – Duality (Relationships with Others)
Card 3 – Stability (What is stable in Questioner’s Life)
Card 4 – Tenacity (Where the Questioner will not compromise)
Card 5 – Potentiality (Court Card for Questioner)
Card 6 – Opportunity
Card 7 – Spirituality
Card 8 – Negativity
Card 9 – Positivity

Horseshoe of Fate(7 cards)

A good spread for answering questions of great concern, or questions involving life changes, such as career changes, moving house, getting married.
No Significator card is selected. Deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Questioner selects seven cards from the spread and hands them to the Reader. The cards are spread face up in the order that they were selected.

1           7
2       6
3   5

Card 1 – Past influences contributing to present situation
Card 2 – Choices and alternatives
Card 3 – Stability or instability of situation
Card 4 – Challenges
Card 5 – Help or hindrances
Card 6 – Who are friends or foes
Card 7 – Final outcome

The Horseshoe Spread (21 cards)

This spread gives a more general overview of your life and uses 21 cards. Lay down seven groups of three cards in the shape of a horseshoe or arch.(Like above spread.) Count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, then start the 8th card on top of the one card and go around again. The 15 card should be placed in sequence on the first and 8th cards and so forth. Each group covers a category.

The seven categories are:

1 The past situation.
2 The present situation.
3 Developments in the near future.
4 What you don’t expect.
5 People around you.
6 Obstacles and opposition.
7 The outcome.

The Gypsy Spread (21 cards)

From left to right, lay three rows of seven cards. The top row of seven cards represents the past. The middle row the present and the bottom row of seven cards the future. This 21 card spread demands great skill and is not to be attempted until you are very confident with the meanings of the cards and combining them into a meaningful narrative.

Pyramid Spread

A good general reading. No Significator card is selected. Deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Selects ten cards from the spread. Place the cards face up in the order that they were selected I a pyramid shape.

2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9 10

Top Card (Card 1) – Overall Influence at Work
Second Row (Cards 2 & 3) – Choice of Action
Third Row (Cards 4, 5 & 6) – Underlying Forces
Base Row (Cards 7, 8. 9 & 10) – Advice of the Cards (how to resolve question)

Celestial Circle

This spread is done only one time a year.

No Significator card is selected. Deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Select thirteen cards from the spread. Place them face up in the order that they were selected like that of a clock. Example, first card would be 1 o-clock, second card 2 o-clock, and so on. Place card 13 in the center.

The cards are read as months of the year. The first card is the current month, even if it is last day of the month. Each card is a subsequent month.

Card number 13 is the overall forecast for the year. The card is read by suit alone.

    • * Heart – Happy forecast for the year
    • * Diamond – Successful practical year ahead
    • * Club – Enterprise, money, accomplishment in the next year
    • * Spade – Quarrels, discord ahead

Source: Learning Cartomancy

Gypsy card reading just after new moon

I like to share a reading I received last weekend. The reader was a gypsy medium I met at a New Age fair.

Warning: this was an intuitive reading, more like a storytelling path working, not using any known ‘traditional’ method and/or spread.
Main theme: GIFT & HOPE making a hopeful transit….
DEATH ending current situation
Above MISFORTUNE influence of old traumas on my mind.
Below OFFICER some legal matters (paperwork) to take care of in the physical world
Continuation of my life story:
FIDELITY…MERRYMENT…BELOVED..DESIRE…HOME..MARRIAGE a commitment with somebody with whom I can manifest my great wish of a stabile home
Warning: SOME MONEY…FALSENESS beware of financial sharks.

This reading has a huge emotional impact on me.
Straightaway at the beginning, looking at the ENDING of my current job because of my upcoming pension, realising I will lose some contacts and daily routines, having to adapt to a new phase in my life, a strong emotional reaction went through my body. Immediately the medium facilitated my processing by giving a healing!|
I was reminded of old traumas (breaking up with beloved ones) and my heartfelt wish to meet somebody with whom I can really exchange spiritual exercises and experiences.

This whole week after the reading and healing I had strong dreams…I forgot the details but felt like having done intense work.
Last time I experienced this level of impact was when I met somebody who seemed my twin soul.

Now I wonder about what comes AFTER the ENDING of my old situation…


Onlangs herlas ik Pullman’s trilogie: His Dark Materials, en meteen werd ik weer gegrepen door Het Gouden Kompas, de Alethiometer.

Zesendertig symbolen in een kring rondom een kompas, als medium tot waarheidsvinding!

De Egyptenaren deelden de hemel in in 36 Decanen

Maar dichterbij huis herinnerde dit mij weer aan de diverse tradities van kaartleggen; toen ik mij hiervoor begon te interesseren begon ik met gewone kaartspelen, maar ik vond het teveel gedoe om alle lijsten uit mijn hoofd te leren, dus zocht ik naar orakelkaarten met plaatjes:


Pixie Tarot.

De eerste twee heb ik in het begin kort verkend, maar de laatste heb ik het meeste bestudeerd en gebruikt.
Door het boek van Pullman heb ik weer interesse gekregen in Lenormand, en naarmate ik me daar verder in verdiep vind ik ook andere kaartlegsystemen uit die periode interessant:


Er gaat een hele wereld aan orakelbeelden voor mij open!

Droom: de geluksroute

Ik liep de geluksroute door de stad (Haarlem?) en kwam langs allerlei panden waar op verschillende manieren inspiratie werd gedeeld.

Zo passeerde ik een winkel, waar een inspiratiemarkt gaande was, en hier ging ik naar binnen.
Ik zag meteen dat ze er leuke miniatuurfiguren verkochten.

In dezelfde winkel zag ik ook leuke dobbelstenen…


In een zaal verderop zaten een aantal mensen te knutselen…

Maar het meest interessante was de tafel waar een waarzegster bezig was!


Bij haar kon ik twee buidels met orakelstenen kopen: elke buidel was gevuld met stenen in twee verschillende kleuren, bij elkaar vormden ze een set van vier verschillende kleuren, voor elk element een aparte kleur.


Daarna kwam de Vrouwe met haar Gemaal naar me toe


Ze vertelde dat ze verder wilde Reizen, en reikte me een touw (liaan?) aan waaraan ik me kon vasthouden, zo kon ze me op sleeptouw meenemen.
“Houd het touw vast, en laat je angst los”
Ik voelde hoe het touw me meetrok….

Ik werd wakker met de vraag: durf ik dit echt aan?

Ik realiseer me dat ik een bundel heb van vier setjes runenstenen, in verschillende kleuren!