Well, that caught the attention of one of my viewers over on YouTube, who asked if I would be willing to work the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards (published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.) for this week’s reading.
Only thing was, I didn’t have the deck.
The request struck (and intrigued) me, though: Why that particular deck?
So, I decided to do some research on the deck by checking our some deck reviews and walkthroughs of Gypsy Witch by fellow YouTubers. Finding out that the deck was a minimal investment (it ranges between $7 and $8), I went ahead and ordered it; I figured if I didn’t get on with it, I wouldn’t be out that much, in terms of money.
When it arrived, I put all my other decks aside, allowing myself time to concentrate on it. Any and all questions I posed to the cards would be read using Gypsy Witch until I was ready for film this week’s video.
I have to say I’m somewhat excited—and I will admit a bit nervous too—to be experimenting with a relatively new (to me) deck.
I’m taking the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking the general question, “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”
This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
The cards for the week are: 2 of Clubs, King of Spades, 9 of Hearts, 9 of Diamonds, and 7 of Diamonds.
The 9 of Hearts is known as “the wish card,” so at the center of the reading, it can suggest the focus of our attention this week might be on a particular wish being fulfilled.
The suit of Hearts is about our feelings and emotions, and the 9 is a number of gain and attainment; the combination of these elements can suggest an emotional gain, something being attained that leaves us feeling happy, satisfied, and fulfilled.
The card also has the symbol of Ship, which can indicate travel, so there may be a wish involving travel.
I tend to look at Ship as symbolizing progress, so there may be a sense of emotional gain (in the form of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment) centering on some type of progress being made.
Looking at the Line
Clubs is the suit of work and business, but also of social activity and progress being made (which reinforces Ship in the line). The 2, being a number associated with relationships and partnerships, can make the 2 of Clubs a card of working and/or business relationships.
This would fit with another meaning of Ship, and that is commerce or a commercial venture.
The 2 of Clubs can also suggest help either being given or received, and that exchange of help may aid in progress being made.
The 2 of Clubs has Railroad on it, and the symbol points to a long journey, which reinforces the travel aspect of Ship.
I tend to look at Railroad as suggesting either being on track or staying on track. If Clubs is about progress, then the 2 of Clubs/Railroad may be talking about help being offered to stay on track.
The combination of Railroad + Ship could be read as tracking (Railroad) for a shipment (Ship), which could be the help or assistance with a business-related situation.
The first thing that gets my attention is that we have a Spades card, the suit of problems, challenges, hurdles, and decisions. A combo of Clubs + Spades could suggest a problem that needs working out.
The King of Spades, in that regard, can represent a judge, suggesting decisions being made. The King of Spades might suggest a mind full of ideas and critically examining those ideas to make the best decision possible; the King of Spades represents the wise use of discernment.
The King faces the 9 of Hearts, and the suit (Hearts) can point to an outlook being offered to adopt; Hearts can suggest remaining happy and optimistic in the midst of a problem (Spades).
The King of Spades has Bride on it, and she’s a symbol of the fulfillment of an aim or a goal. So, the trio of Railroad + Bride + Ship could be read as, “Staying on track (Railroad) and being committed to fulfilling a goal (Bride) leads to progress being made (Ship).”
The first thing that I notice is the repetition of the number 9, the number of gain and attainment. So there’s an emphasis of attaining something this week.
Diamonds is the suit of the physical and material, so while the 9 of Hearts talked about an emotional gain, the 9 of Diamonds talks about a material gain. This gain could be in the form of money, as the 9 of Diamonds is a card of extra money (which may be a wish).
Combining Hearts + Spades could be talking about feeling (Hearts) successful (Diamonds), which could come as the result of a material gain.
Feelings are further emphasized by Heart, the symbol on the 9 of Diamonds; Heart typically refers to love and romance, but I also tend to look at it as passion and enthusiasm.
In looking at Bride + Ship + Heart, a funny thing popped into my mind: I thought about the TV series “The Love Boat” (Ship + Heart), and with Bride facing Ship and Heart, there may be the possibility of an actual bride going on a cruise.
Going further, it may have been a long journey (Railroad) for her to become a bride (Bride, and fulfillment), and now her wish has come true (9 of Hearts and the 9s representing attainment).
Here we have another card from the suit of Diamonds, and a combination of Diamonds + Diamonds can suggest improved success.
The 7 of Diamonds is a card of investment for me (and the 9 of Diamonds is a card of extra money). In the material sense, it can refer to stocks and dividends, the idea of having your money “work” for you, and growing as a result.
In the metaphorical sense, though, this card can turn up when it’s time to evaluate a situation, considering the investment of your time, energy, and resources into it—and assessing the return you’ve gained on your investment.
Basically you’re asking, “Was it worth it?”
Since the 7 of Diamonds mirrors the 2 of Clubs at the other end of the line, the implication here is that an offer of help (2 of Clubs) could be very rewarding (7 of Diamonds) and well worth the effort (Clubs + Diamonds).
Flames is the symbol on the 7 of Diamonds, and the combo makes me think of that “hot stock” that turns a profit.
Like Heart, Flames can also suggest passion being ignited, and Heart + Flames could then suggest a burning desire; the pair can mean having your “heart on fire” for something, or a situation that leaves you feeling “warm” (Heart + Flames being a warm heart).
In looking at the colors of the suit, the line opens with two black cards (Clubs and Spades), suggesting a problem that needs working out. The remainder of the line being red cards lets us know that whatever problem we encounter this week, we can receive help to work through it successfully, experiencing both emotional and material rewards (Hearts and Diamonds) for our efforts.
And on that note, I’ll wrap up this week’s reading.
Hope your wishes come true,