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Reading Gypsy Oracle Cards: Their Meanings And What They're Trying To Tell You

Updated on July 18, 2016
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Understanding What The Cards Are Trying To Tell You

I have scoured the web over and over again to find a topic on these types of fortune telling cards to get a better understanding of what the meanings for each individual one meant without any luck. Though they are similar to your typical tarot deck, they do not hold any particular suit. Rather, each card supplies a picture or situation that is meant to be taken with a grain of salt.

With any sort of fortune deck it is already suggested that the reader needs to read between the lines since the placement of the cards will not necessarily make sense towards the question asked. So what I am doing here is giving readers a better insight to some of the most vague cards you will ever see.

"To interpret the cards, the Gypsy told of two things that had to be kept in mind: the image, which 'provoked feelings and memories in the heart and mind', and the sentence (the card's title), which 'guided sensitivities and perception in the right direction'."
2007 Copyright Lo Scarabeo

Despair or Anger

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Despair or Anger

Frustration, negative emotions, annoyed, bad mood.

A card of emotions.

Flying off the handle.

Anger issues.

A provoking circumstance that tests your patience.

Represents the many hardships and cruelties that you will experience in the world. Alternatively, it may be a pun on "the spare". Perhaps the meaning is hinting at some back up.

It could also represent that others are in despair and denotes that someone around you will be in need of your help.







Enemy

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Enemy

Weakness.

Hostility.

Impostor.

Self-doubt.

Opposing ideas and contradictory attitudes.

You are in denial about something or rejecting someone.

Inner conflict with yourself.

Foe or Rival

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Foe or Rival

A competition.

A comparison.

The other side of the fence.

An embrace of some joy not thought of.

Indicates that you are reluctant in asserting your rights and standing up for yourself. Consequently, you are losing your credibility and standing with others. Alternatively, this card means that you need to be more aggressive.

Also may suggest that you have neglected your duties or abandoned your responsibilities.















Gift

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Gift

A donation, present, contribution.

Rewards.

The act of giving and receiving.

A donation.

Alternatively. you may be trying to express some kind of feeling or having something awkward to say that needs to be "carefully packaged".

Inheriting something of value.

Haughtiness or Pride

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Haughtiness or Pride

An arrogance,conceit.

Overly ambitious.

Showing off.








House

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House

Family and emotional bonds.

Home, office, security.

The environment you live in.

A project.

The house card also serves to represent your own soul and self.

A need to accept responsibilities and be more self-reliant.


















Letter or Note

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Letter or Note

An answer, approval, application, document, contract,

A message via any mode of communication.

News brings change one way or another.

A new opportunity or challenge.

Messenger or Message

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Messenger or Message

An announcement or invitation. Waiting for results and/or a telephone call.

There is an important message that you need to convey and let others know.

Look to the card beside it for an explanation as to the type of message it is depending on what spread you have chosen.









Reunion or Fidelity

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Reunion or Fidelity

Loyalty, honesty, unconditional, friendship.

A loyal person or situation.

A trusting friend. A volunteer.







Child or Baby

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Child or Baby

A new start.

Pregnancy, a baby.

Naïve, inexperience,

Infancy stage.

Start of project or relationship.

Looking after someone that is less fortunate than you are.

Satisfying repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes.

A longing for the past.

Thought

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Thought

Planning.

Contemplation, indecision, the thinking process.

Study.

Meditating on your problems.

Digesting information.

A form of daydreaming.

Servant

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Servant

Single female.

Uncharted territory.

Obedience.

Too yielding or too submissive in some situation.


Lord

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Lord

House owner.

Boss.

Teacher.

Obligations.

You may feel that someone else has authority over your life and dictates what you can or can not do.

May symbolize your limitations and lack of freedom/originality.

A reminder that there is a higher power that you have to answer to.

Love

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Love

Happiness, affection, love, positive.

Emotional situation involving feelings.

Romance.

The love of a person or thing.

Suggests intense feelings.

Satisfaction with where you are and what you already have in your life.

Alternatively, it may imply that you are not getting enough love in your life.

Joyfulness or Merriment

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Joyfulness or Merriment

Gaiety, having a good time.

Creativity, feelings of pleasure from entertainment.

Well being.

Attending a function where there is much joy and laughter.

Harmony amongst friends and loved ones.

Cheerfulness or Party

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Cheerfulness or Party

A social event, reception, wedding/baby shower, celebration.

A need to get out more and enjoy yourself.

Uncertainty of social skills.


Room or Visit

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Room or Visit

Company, meetings, errands, teamwork.

The act of receiving guests and being welcomed by others.

Usually there is an element of surprise involved.

This card can represent an errand.

New strengths and taking on new roles.

Alternatively, it means you are isolating yourself and rejecting outside influences.

Melancholy or Sadness

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Melancholy or Sadness

Grief, unwanted, crying, mood swings, unfavorable,

Tears of pain.

Upsetting time.

Very depressed.

Under the weather.

This shall pass, a temporary state of mind.

Signifies disappointments.

Have to remember you can not always win at everything.

Inability to connect with others; feeling withdrawn and distant.

Scholar or Old Man

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Scholar or Old Man

Senior, retirement, longevity.

Wisdom or forgiveness.

Offering guidance to some daily problem.

Waiting or Jealousy

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Waiting or Jealousy

Spying, resentment, envy, the other woman.

Green eyed monster.

Wanting that which is not yours. Envy.

Indicative of issues with control over feelings of dependence/independence, especially in a relationship.

May denote your expectations and anxieties about some unknown situation or decision.

Frivolity or Inconstance

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Frivolity or Inconstance

Undecided.

Irregular.

Fickle.

Changing.

Pleasure Seekers or Desire

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Pleasure Seekers or Desire

Anxiety, longing, craving, wishful thinking.

Wishing or yearning for something that is out of your control.

If you wish hard enough though, you can manifest what it is you desire if it is in the highest good for all concerned.


Wedding or Marriage

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Wedding or Marriage

Commitment, bonding, loss of independence, marriage.

Can predict marriage.

Mainly a card of union and commitment. A bond or agreement.

May also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects about yourself.

Friend

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Friend

Friendship.

Signifies aspects of your personality that you have rejected but are ready to incorporate and acknowledge.

The relationships you have around you are important in learning about yourself.

Positive news.

Lessons learned.


Sweetheart

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Sweetheart

Female seeker of cards: The special lady, wife, girlfriend. If you are a female this card represents you in a reading. The cards surrounding the sweetheart will tell you what’s going on currently.

If you are a male, then the sweetheart is your special lady or girlfriend. If you don't have one, she can represent a good female friend or sister.

Lover

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Lover

Male seeker of cards: The special man, husband, boyfriend. The special man for a female seeker of the cards.Represents the male getting the reading.

If you are a female, then the lover is your special man or boyfriend. If you don't have one, he can represent a male friend or brother. In the future spot predicts the potential of a love affair.

Symbolizes acceptance and self-worth, and acknowledgement of your true inner-value.

You are feeling complete and whole.

Death

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Death

Farewell, finalization, endings, the answer is no.

It’s over.

A cycle card.

Saying good-bye.

Time to move on.

Forget the past and head off into a different direction.

Wife

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Wife

Discord and unresolved issues.

A desire to be in a committed relationship.

May symbolize an actual wife.

Something needs to be tended to.

Old Woman

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Old Woman

May be something from the past to incorporate into your life.

Wise decisions.

Alternatively, unyielding ways and rigid thinking.

Fear of aging.


Malady

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Malady

Illness, burden, recovery, tardiness.

Negative well-being.

Illness but within the card are also clues to a recovery.

Possibility of using sickness as an excuse not to deal with something or someone.

Unpleasant changes.

Inability to cope with a situation.

The card is a reminder that life is too precious and that you need to make the most of your time everyday.

Falseness

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Falseness

Lies, corruption, defensiveness, negative.

A fake something or other.

Betrayal.

Two-faced person.

Deception of the worst kind.

Trying to cover up some mistake or lie.

Lying to yourself that everything is ok when in reality it is not.

Journey

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Journey

Travel.

Emergency.

Taking off, physical trip.

Vacation.

Signifies profits, self-discovery or progress.

A welcoming and harmonious change.


Thief

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Thief

Cheating.

Losing something, misplacement, swindle.

This card signifies all that is stolen – does not have to be physically taken. Theft goes on all the time. Spending time with someone who drains you is a form of theft -they are stealing your peace of mind.

When this card is next to the enemy card there is a warning not to be careless with your valuables.

Prison

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Prison

Limitations, rules.

Entrapment, loneliness.

Suggests that some situation or relationship is making you feel restricted. You may be experiencing a loss of freedom in some area of your life.

Alternatively, this card represents your feelings of shame a guilt. It is telling you to stop punishing yourself.

Perhaps your outdated beliefs or old ways of thinking is preventing you from going anywhere.

Censorship. Unable to express yourself.

Widower

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Widower

Older male relative.

Mourning.

The past, remembering.

A lonely and sad man.

A situation that must be accepted.

Pining over loved one.

Isolation and a feeling of abandonment.

Misfortune

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Misfortune

Bad news, discomfort, obstacles.

Unlucky.

A card of warning.

Potential mishap or freak circumstance.

Expect the unexpected.

Something is in need of your attention.

Stop and rethink the consequences of your actions.


Soldier or Officer

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Soldier or Officer

The other man, person in authority.

Professional dealings.

As a person it will be anyone that wears a uniform. News comes from this person that is more formal than personal.

If you get involved with this man, he will love you & leave you. A playboy.

Signifies discipline and structure.

Imposing thoughts and feelings on others.

Preparing to "do battle" over an issue.

Sighs or Widow

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Sighs or Widow

Divorcee, loneliness, grief.

A woman in sorrow.

A situation that causes pain.

A woman without a partner.

Menopause, crone.

Isolation and the feeling of abandonment.

Differentiate between things and prioritize them.

Fear of separation.

Feeling overwhelmed.

Conversation or Judge

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Conversation or Judge

Final verdict, decisions by those in authority.

Weighing the pros and cons in a situation.

Being put through a test.

Seeking acceptance to move forward.


Money

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Money

Inheritance.

Winning, luck, abundance.

Increase.

Wealth, if this card is beside the FORTUNE card.

Success and prosperity is within your reach.

Confidence, self-worth, success, or values.


Consolation or Some Money

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Consolation or Some Money

Raise, bonus, a purchase, small win, refund.

Can be a small raise or increase.

Finding or having some loot you forgot about.

Receiving a refund check, rebate, etc.

Entitlement.

Faithfulness or Good News

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Faithfulness or Good News

Yes, positive results.

Announcement.

Passing the test.

Intuition.

Loyalty.

Generosity.

Protection.

Fidelity.

Strong values and good intentions will enable you to move forward in the world and succeed.

Constancy

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Constancy

Lack of change, solid, accountability, fixed.

Everything stays the same, this is usually positive.

If you are wondering about a negative situation, it doesn’t look like it will improve.


Sorrow or Loss

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Sorrow or Loss

Risky, decline, decrease, losing.

It’s a no-go.

Money issues.

A break-up in a relationship.

Betting against the odds & losing.

Unable to see the causes of your problems and consequences of your decisions.

Merchant or Profit

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Merchant or Profit

Gain, advantage, increase, freebie.

Open to changes and looking at things with a different perspective.

Business aspirations and professional goals.

Alternatively, you or someone is taking advantage in a negative light.

Surprise or Unexpected Joy

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Surprise or Unexpected Joy

Findings, recognition,

A situation comes up that started horribly and turned out great.

Getting good news about a worrisome condition.

Open in acknowledging and confronting your feeling.

Hope

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Hope

Anticipation, waiting.

In the future.

Believing in a positive outcome.

All is possible through faith.


Service

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Service

Submission.

Crew.

Serving.

Receiving help or offering help to others.


Fortune

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Fortune

Victory, satisfaction guaranteed, a sale, a miracle.

Give praise for all your abundance.

Lucky streak.

Your dreams come true.

Inner riches, unexpressed talents.

Doctor or Physician

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Doctor or Physician

Medicine man or woman.

To care.

Advisor.

Need for emotional or physical healing.

Medical concerns.

An emotional wound you need to bandage up.

Young Woman

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Young Woman

A blind date.

Represents nurturing, passivity, caring nature and love.

Refers to your own female aspects or your mother.

Alternatively, it represents temptation and guilt.

Priest or Ecclesiastic

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Priest or Ecclesiastic

Faith, power of prayer, religious connotation, a church or chapel.

Anyone involved in an organized belief system.

A church type building.

Spirituality.

Last rites.

A need for morality.

Chastity and abstinence.

Sexual repression.

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    • newbizmau profile image

      Guided Abundance 10 months ago from Mobile, AL

      I'm drawn to the images. I've been looking for another set of oracle cards but waiting to find one that calls to me. Most out there don't give me any kind of feeling just another pretty set. I feel like I understand these cards. I will surely give these a try.

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      Erin K Stewart 3 months ago from Hemet, CA

      I would definitely suggest them. They are much different than your average tarot cards and a bit more straight forward in my opinion.

      I do share your interest in the way the cards look. The antiquity of them is what drew me to them in the first place. Thank you for your comment!

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