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The Romany Spread


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Laying Out the Cards
The Romany Spread

Lay out the cards in the order shown.

Image © Patti Wigington 2009

The Romany Tarot spread is a simple one, and yet it reveals a surprising amount of information. This is a good spread to use if you are just looking for a general overview of a situation, or if you have several different interconnected issues that you're trying to resolve. This is a fairly free-form spread, which leaves a lot of room for flexibility in your interpretations.

Lay out the cards as shown, in three rows of seven, from left to right. In some traditions, the top row is the past, the center row is the present, and the bottom row signifies the future. In others, the past is indicated at the bottom, and the top represents the future. For this reading, we'll go with the top being the past, so that we can go in order. Think of the top, or past, row as Row A. The center row will be Row B, the present, and the bottom row, showing the future, will be Row C.

Some people interpret the Romany spread as simply past, present, and future, using the cards together in each of the three rows. The more distant past is indicated in Row A by cards 1, 2, and 3, while the recent past is signified with cards 5, 6, and 7. The second row of seven, Row B, features cards 8 - 14, and indicates issues that are presently going on with the Querent. The bottom row, Row C, uses cards 15 - 21 to indicate what is likely to take place in the person's life, if all continues along the present path.

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