I recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the dream that set me on the path to becoming a card reader. On July 7, 1998, I had a dream in which I was reading and studying playing cards; I was doing my own reading and taking notes throughout the process.
Because of this milestone, I made the personal intention to work more with playing cards personally this year.
So, it intrigued me, when, as the anniversary date neared, I had a dream in which a person came to me, asking me to do a reading, specifically with the Gypsy Witch cards.
That was all I could recall upon waking—just that the request was made.
At first, I considered the dream to be telling me to use the Gypsy Witch cards for my “Oracle Outlook” weekly video reading for my YouTube channel, which I did.
After the video was posted, though, I began wondering if the dream was something more than that, so I turned to the Gypsy Witch deck itself to shed some light on the situation.
I sat down with the deck and asked, “What do I need to know about the dream as it relates to my use/work with the Gypsy Witch cards?”
The cards I drew, in response, were Flames on the Hearth (7 of Diamonds), Dog (4 of Diamonds), and Key (4 of Clubs).
The first thing I noticed were that two of the three cards were from the suit of Diamonds, which can point to material resources (the deck is a tool, which is a resource), and energy (the energy being put into using and working with that resource).
I then noticed that the number 4 repeats two times; 4 represents a foundation being laid, as well as structure, framework, groundwork, and discipline. My take on this was that I was forming a foundation with the cards that would include my own type of structure, as well as becoming more disciplined in using and working with it.
Going with that idea of coming up with my own structure, when I read with the Gypsy Witch, I work with both the playing card and the symbol on the card.
Turning to the first card, the 7 of Diamonds talks about investing time and energy (resources) into using and working with the deck, and that there would be a return on that investment. The 7 is a number of improvement, so a message here is that energy is being put into improving my ability to read with the deck.
Flames on the Hearth symbolizes passion, and being “on fire” for something, so I read this as the type of energy I’d be bringing to the experience.
The middle card, 4 of Diamonds, I read as talking about a firm/solid foundation being formed, and that I would see the value in both having a structure for the deck, as well as a discipline for how I use and work with it.
I also got the message that “discipline is its own reward.”
The symbol Dog speaks of a friend, partner, and companion, and I took that to mean the deck wants to be all those things to me. The deck wants to be regarded as a guide (think guide dog) who offers help, support, and assistance.
Dog can also mean trust, so the deck wants to be considered trustworthy.
The final card, 4 of Clubs, can represent a room (think 4 walls), and I took this to mean making room (and space) to work (Clubs is the suit of work) with the deck more in the future (last card in the line can represent the future).
The 4 of Clubs could also suggest forming a foundation to build on in the future.
Key, the symbol on the card, can mean discovery, revelation, an answer or solution, as well as something being important, vital, and certain.
Pairing Dog and Key, the combination offers these possibilities:
- An important friend/partner/companion/guide
- Help/assistance in discovering/revealing answers and solutions
So, based on the reading, it looks like there was more to that dream request.
And I took that request to heart (along with the insights from the reading), and I’ve been working with the deck regularly ever since…