The reading below was posted as an entry on Oct 26, 2006. For the purpose of research and study, now almost 7 months later, I want to evaluate the accuracy of the Art Deco Wahrsagekarten using the Celtic cross. You can see the image of the cards in the Celtic cross HERE.
My comments or additional insights will be posted in BOLD CAPS.
Using the traditional Celtic cross with the modern Gipsy cards.
1-what type of energy surrounds you- LORD
In the previous post of the Art deco Wahrsagekarten category I stated that “we see a well dressed man on the right, symbol of standing in society, on the left side is a servant/messenger or personal aide. The colors in the background are bright yellow/reddish orange..optimistic feeling- the servant is waiting for instructions or might be informing the “lord” of his duties for the day.”
Since I shuffled the cards with no conscious question in mind, the lord card depicts what I am in the midst of. I do not identify with the lord in the picture, more like the servant. The reason for this is that I am somewhat of an errand person right now for other family members. I am not waiting for instructions because I don’t really want them but-they are given, lol.
AT THE TIME OF THIS READING, A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY BECAME ILL AND REQUIRED AN SERIOUS MEDICAL TREATMENT. YES, IT WAS ABOUT ERRANDS. THE “LORD” CARD WAS A HOME OWNER.
2-what helps or hinders you- PROFIT
This is an interesting card and I can’t see it being a hindrance. Profit is gain, even though the picture shows a man placing a bet- gambling on something. There is a field in the background but it is hard to tell if it is a racetrack or an actual sporting event. Does this mean that I will gain somehow because of the “servant” duties??? Can’t see that happening.
LOOKING BACK, I THINK WHAT THE “PROFIT” CARD MEANT WAS THAT EVERYTHING WAS GAMBLE DURING THAT TIME. AS A CROSSING CARD IT WOULD LEND A POSITIVE + FAVORABLE INFLUENCE THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THIS READING, TIME WISE. ACTUALLY THERE WAS SOME “LUCK” HERE AND THERE.
3-the foundational energy card- TREASON
Well, what the heck is this card all about. The picture looks like something from a scene in a 1940’s movie -OK how modern is that. The visual message is betrayal and being caught. I don’t think it is a literal meaning in my case but it can point to being forced to do something against your Will- even if you are guilty or not. The only betrayal I can think of is and this is such a long shot but betrayal of good health of a family member….makes sense to me. Take for example the Tarot- the earlier more traditional decks convey messages through the pictures. The 10 of swords has a person laying on the ground with 10 swords stuck in them. You don’t take it literally- but you sure do get the essence of the meaning. I think the Treason card is the same.
I TEND TO AGREE WITH WHAT I WROTE HERE. WHAT I WANT TO ADD IS THAT MANY THINGS CHANGED BECAUSE OF THIS FAMILY MEMBER’S ILLNESS, AND SOME OF MY PLANS CAME TO A HALT- THIS IS A TYPE OF BETRAYAL, MAYBE NOT INTENTIONAL BUT DUE TO EXTERNAL INFLUENCES. THIS WOULD BE “PETTY” TREASON BECAUSE IT IS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL.
4-the phase you are in & which will pass- MONEY
The Money card I do want to take literally, who doesn’t. Looking at the picture, you see a woman with a bare breast shedding bills and coins from her hands. The feeling of this card is- money is not an issue during this phase, but remember it will pass too. Is there a significance to some nakedness in this card?
HMM, INTERESTING PERCEPTION AT THE TIME I ANALYZED THIS CARD IN OCTOBER 2006. WELL MONEY WAS NOT THE ISSUE AND YES THE CARD WAS IN THE PHASE OF PASSING AND YES MONEY DID PASS ALONG WITH IT, AS IN WAS SPENT.
5-the 6 month guidance card (later)- MISUNDERSTANDING
Lovely- Looks like there will be some arguments coming or “issues” causing a standoff. How long can a person sacrifice and help others before they put their foot down and demand their own time? When you see that you are being taken advantage of, you will have a misunderstanding, that is for sure…in 6 months yikes it’ll be April 2007. Sounds like spring fever to me.
HAHA, WELL IT IS APRIL 2007, AND NOTHING CAN BE MORE FROM THE TRUTH. ARGUMENTS, TENSION, STRESS DUE TO A REAL MISUNDERSTANDING WITH THE RESULTS OF A TEST THIS FAMILY MEMBER WENT THROUGH. IT CAUSED TOTAL CHAOS! SOMETIMES THIS POSITION REFLECTS A PROBABLE OUTCOME AND THE CLUE IS IN CARD 6 (LOVE) AS TO METHODS IN RESOLVING IT.
6-the 3 month guidance card (soon)-LOVE
..the love card. A relationship will be more prominent or important than the role of “servant” and I use! that word loosely. The picture shows a cherub, with one visible wing indicating beginning stages. The couple in the background doesn’t care whether the cherub exists or not. Is this the same couple that had the misunderstanding in position 5……sure looks like it.
So how do we interpret that? 3 more months from now til then (Jan ‘07)everything will run as it has been and then all hell breaks loose by 6 months. If the crossing card is Profit which has the final say- there will be more gain than loss unless the last card #10 overrides it with a powerful card.
HELL DID BREAK LOOSE THE EARLY PART OF APRIL WITH SOME MEDICAL NEWS WHICH WAS OUTRAGEOUS FOR A FAMILY MEMBER. UP TO JANUARY 2007 I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT THINGS WERE NOT NECESSARILY LOVIE DOVIE. THIS CARD CAN SUGGEST THE LOVE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE. IN HINDSIGHT, IT WOULD BE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE 2 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS MEDICAL CRISIS AND IT WAS NOT ME- I WAS A WITNESS TO IT. IN ORDER TO PREVENT OR LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF THE MISUNDERSTANDING CARD IN POSITION 5, THE POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LOVE CARD MUST BE UTILIZED.
7-your current role -LOSS
Interesting, this position would describe my role in everything right now. I would say Loss is a good word, loss of emotional freedom & time (all those errands, lol). The two chaps are playing cards and there is a pile of money with the one guy. There is a winner & a loser. In the scenario of the cards, I am feeling at a loss because the circumstances and health issues of family members has become “my reality” and it shouldn’t.
Hey isn’t that the same guy in the card that was in position 5 & 6? LOL
MY STATE OF MIND AT THE TIME WAS A “LOSER MENTALITY”, IT IS A HELPLESS FEELING WHEN THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT A SITUATION THAT LOOKING LIKE IT IS DETERIORATING -LIKE BEING ON A SINKING SHIP.
Another quite interesting card to have in this position. The Pride card would be the people in my environment that are ill but too proud to roll over and wait for their number to be called, if you know what I mean. They do not give up and keep on going….despite. Of course I have additional responsibilities but more on an emotional level.
THE PRIDE CARD IS A CARD OF SURFACE COURAGE, WHILE BEING FEARFUL WITHIN. THOSE THAT ARE TOO CONFIDENT OR TOO EGOTISTICAL ARE COVERING UP WEAKNESSES WITHIN. THE EXTERNAL INFLUENCES, OR HOW OTHERS VIEW THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATION -IS OF TOUGH EXTERIOR.
9-positive or negative influences- SERVANTS
This spot is the same as hope/fears. No I do not hope to be “of service” for too much longer and yes I do fear “of being in service”. The man in the picture appears to be well groomed and is lighting the way. Ahh, shed a little light on my fears and they disappear.
It truly is amazing how you can read these cards as you go along. Really, there is no instructional booklet necessary. Again there is a bright yellow and red- giving me the feeling of being passionately optimistic –
THE SERVANTS CARD IN THIS SPOT POINTS TO INSECURITY AND LACK OF CONFIDENCE. BEING IN A POSITION OF SERVING SUGGESTS BEING IN A LOWER POSITION IN SOCIETAL TERMS. HOWEVER, FROM A SPIRITUAL POINT OF VIEW, TO SERVE IS AN HONOR.
10-most likely outcome with 9 months -ARDENT DESIRE
Great! looks like a unresolved, unfulfilled, burning heart. The woman in the card doesn’t look like she is in pain but I can sense there is an aching heart as she lies on the big bed. No man in the bed with her but did you notice the beautiful flowers with the envelope on the night table. Or is that a mirror?
APRIL 22/07- I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT “ARDENT DESIRE” BLENDED WITH THE “PROFIT” CARD POINTS TO A FINANCIAL YEARNING. TO DESIRE PROFIT, IS TO WANT GAIN. THE INFLUENCE OF CARD 5 “MISUNDERSTANDING” COULD VERY WELL STILL BE ACTIVE TO SOME DEGREE.
SO, WHAT WOULD I SAY TO MYSELF IN REFERENCE TO THE “ARDENT DESIRE” CARD AS AN OUTCOME CARD. MAYBE IT IS THE RETURN OF PASSION, ENTHUSIASM, AND ACTUALLY WANTING SOMETHING FOR MYSELF, FOR A CHANGE. I STILL GET THE FEELING OF HEAVINESS IN ONE’S HEART WITH THIS CARD. PERHAPS THE CLUE IS IN CARD #6 -LOVE.
THE CARDS ALL TIE IN TO EACH OTHER. I THINK THE CELTIC CROSS IS A LITTLE TOO “DEEP” FOR THIS DECK AND IT WOULD PROBABLY WORK BETTER IN THE MYSTICAL 9 BLOCK.
The Celtic cross provides enough information so that you can get an idea of what’s to come and the cards usually describe a theme or area of manifestation. If we took the Art Deco Wahrsagekarten through the Astrology wheel, 12 houses – you would get more specific data and how it applies to a variety of segments of your lifestyle.
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