The Romany or Gypsy spread

Written by  on July 11, 2017 

The Romany or Gypsy spread

There are clients who have too many things on their plate, has various issues that they are dealing with and simply can’t focus on a single question.
For these type of situations, I recommend the ‘Romany’ or “Gypsy spread’.
This is an adaptation from a spread generally performed with plain playing cards, sometimes with the full deck of 52 cards, sometimes 36 cards (the 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s are excluded).
With the Tarot deck, I generally recommend to use the entire deck of 78 cards, but you can take off the 22 cards of the Major Arcane and the 4 Kings and then you have an identical set as the 52 cards playing card deck.
It’s also worth to mention, that the interpretation of the Tarot cards and playing cards differ, but I recommend to use the interpretation you are used to. Another important detail, if you want to try using playing cards, use a brand-new pack, ‘virgin’ deck, never use a deck which was already used for other (playing) purposes. If you use a deck of any type for divination, you should only use them for that purpose exclusively.

The spread is quite simple.
You shuffle and cut as you like, then the querent/client have to extract 21 cards.
You will lay out the cards in three rows of 7 cards each.
The Romany spread consists of three rows of seven cards.
These three rows correspond to the past, present and future.
Row A represent the past. Cards 1, 2 and 3 represent the more distant past, while 5, 6 and 7 the more recent past.
Row B represent the present-time issues, respond to the question “what is going on right now?”
Row C represent the future, how things will evolve in the next 3 weeks or 3 months (something you should establish with the querent/client before the reading).
Column 4 (IV), respectively cards 4, 11 and 18 from the central vertical column represent what the querent/client is really interested or concerned about, they represent the main focus of the querent/client at the moment.
How to read.
Begin with the Column 4 (IV), then read the rows in order, A, B and C from left to right.
Also, you can analyze each column separately. The card from the Row A represent the origin of the issue, the card from the Row B represent the current state of the issue and the card from the Row C represent the future development of the issue in question.

Alternatively, you can use this spread for prediction regarding the following week (7 days).
In that case, you should perform the reading Sunday morning at the Sun rise.
The card from the first column (I) represent Sunday, the card from the second column (II) represent Monday, the card from the third column (III) represent Tuesday and so on.
Just like in the previous example, for each day and issue the card from the Row A represent the origin of the issue, the card from the Row B represent the current state of the issue and the card from the Row C represent the future development of the issue in question.

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