I find the Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten (ciganske karte) deck one of the most interesting & intriguing to interpret.
In a simple 5 card layout you can get right down to the meat & potatoes of the reading.
The person did not have a question in mind when selecting these 5 cards. But we know that there are really only about 1/2 dozen or so – life themes that are important to most people.
Card 1- Anger #14. This would be the “aura” of the circumstances around the person & the person. This card depicts a specific emotion- an uneasy time with emotions. The picture shows a young lad getting told off by an older gent. Something is wrong- did the lad anger this man by his actions.
Is there some unresolved emotional issues surrounding the person? The Anger card is right next to the House card on the right side -that could be the clue as well (arguments in the home front). The main point of the “neprilika” card is a not so serene attitude, combativeness.
Card 2- Sweetheart #29. The card of the present versus the past. Sometimes the present is the past, when we have emotional baggage. This card represents the lady that chose the cards. What this means is that she is very much in the “now” and intimately linked to the Anger card. She might be ticked off at something going on currently.
Card 3- Constancy #18. Falling in the immediate spot of 1 month this card means that not much will change. Remember that to be constant means to stay the same. If this was a love question that would be wonderful news but if the situation is unpleasant it is not so pleasant. “Stalnost” sits right on top of the Anger card. It appears things might even escalate. Another way to look at the Constancy card is a certain degree of loyalty as well -perhaps to a cause, or to issues around the home (House card falls in the near future spot).
Card 4- House #34. This spot represents the next 3 months or so. Issues of this lady’s home or where she lives will be of significance. There are no negative cards in this layout with the exception of the Anger card (which is a negative emotion but also positive in the sense that it can trigger her into action of some sort). The “Kuca” card is all about her residence. A home provides protection as well as limitations. Because the Anger card is so central, as in describing this lady there is a suggestion that she will continue to be annoyed 3 months from now (confirmed by the Constancy card in the 1 month spot). Nothing will change.
Card 5- Fidelity #26. The outcome spot is the result or eventual solution. The Fidelity card is normally a welcome card. “Vjernost” suggests faithfulness, sticking to your guns, or going down with a sinking ship. You can see the dog at the cemetary in the picture of the card. Til death do you part & even then you aren’t apart. Remaining loyal even though there is no one to remain loyal to. Interesting observation.
There are 2 cards, Constancy & Fidelity that point to “not giving up”. The answer within Card 5 is one of repetition. As was before – it shall be again, and it shall continue. The cards do not indicate any significant changes within the next three months despite the fact that this lady has unsettled emotions. Not a promising reading if she wanted change to happen.
There is a hint in the House card that her “inner house” is in disorder. The lady (sweetheart card) needs to address some deep emotional (Anger card) issues and not remain loyal (Constancy & Fidelity cards) to those emotions. Letting go- is necessary within – so that there is an external reflection and eventual change.
Card 5 Fidelity shows the dog in a state of faithfulness to someone who has probably passed away (cross-cemetery). Could it be that the lady is holding on to pain & anger and therefore her inner house is in turmoil?
Because the lady selected her own card (Sweetheart) which represents her suggests that she can control whatever this situation is around her. By not calling attention to herself- she will handle the next 3 months well because the Constancy & Fidelity cards will give her the positive strength, as long as that energy is tapped into and not the negative aspect of those cards- same ol’, same ol’.