Column 1: Past – Cards 1,5,8. WIDOW LOSS MERRIMENT
-describes the recent past-the last few days or the recent circumstance around your question. These cards can reveal your subconscious QUESTION.
The Widow releases her Energy creating the activated Loss (Trigger) card. Merriment is the resulting energy. The Widow (let’s suppose we use the grieving process as the meaning) creates a feeling of some regrets. After we experience the meanings of the Loss card the resulting Energy is contained in the Merriment card putting us in a more playful mood. We all feel better after a good cry or acceptance that yes we did lose something or miscalculated a situation.
Column 2: Now-Cards 2, YOU, 9. OFFICER SWEETHEART LOVER
The YOU position does not have to be the Sweetheart or Lover card. In answer to one of the question in the comments section when no YOU card has been pre-selected just shuffle the deck/cut and lay cards starting at #1 position (see diagram) continue laying the cards. The card which falls in the YOU spot is significant.
-describes the now-what is going on with you -YOUR THOUGHTS and FEELINGS.
The Officer releases his Energy creating the activated Sweetheart (Trigger) card. Lover is the resulting energy. The Officer (let’s suppose we use the official process as the meaning) creates the preoccupied thoughts of the female. After we acknowledge these thoughts (if you are the female of the Reading) the resulting Energy is contained in the Lover card revealing a special male is involved. This applies to any card you choose to be YOU where a specific question is asked.
Column 3: Immediate- Cards 3,6,10. WIDOWER DESIRE LETTER
-describes the immediate future, a day or so. These cards will tell you what INFLUENCES to anticipate. [you can change the time frame prior to the shuffle, for example you can designate this spot to mean within 1 week. I chose 2 weeks.]
The Widower releases his Energy creating the activated Desire (Trigger) card. Letter is the resulting energy. The Widower (let’s suppose we use the grieving process as the meaning) creates a feeling of yearning. After we experience the meanings of the Desire card the resulting Energy is contained in the Letter card putting him in a situation whereby he receives news (which ties in with the Officer). The Sweetheart is concerned about the Lover male & a situation around him.
Column 4: Soon- Cards 4,7,11. FORTUNE INFIDELITY MISFORTUNE
-describes soon, less than a week. These cards give you an ANSWER to your question. [you can change this spot to mean within 3 months but it is important to keep that in mind before selecting the cards for the layout. I chose a 1 month time frame]
Fortune releases her Energy creating the activated Infidelity (Trigger) card. Misfortune is the resulting energy. Fortune (let’s suppose we use the hopeful gain process as the meaning) creates a feeling of betrayal. After we experience the meanings of the Infidelity card the resulting Energy is contained in the Misfortune card revealing a negative Answer.
Infidelity is the Trigger card. The answer is a definite no because of a situation where the Lover (significant male of Sweetheart) has been lead on to believe that he will experience the benefits of the most positive card Fortune.
The Trigger Layout will be explained further in the Learning Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten (Gipsy cards) handbook which is nearing completion. If all goes well I should have a limited printing by the end of May as well.