Without further ado… Here is my deck interview with the fabulous Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nora Huszka!
1. Describe yourself in three words or less – The Empress
GP: just like you 😉
Me: Great start! Not sure how you knew the Empress was my soul card other than… it takes one to know one! lol
2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words? – 9 of Cups
GP: really, really happy
Me: Was it the gold overlay that made you this happy or just the bright colours in general?
GP: Well, Lisa… both and the fact that someone as different as me is getting such a warm reception everywhere. knowing that I was different (or unique) as you like to say, i guess i wasn’t sure if the world was ready for me. it’s good to be loved for who you are. and i do have so much love to give in return!
3. What gift do you bring? – 9 of Pentacles
GP: a gateway to your imagination. this is a two-way gateway. you have already done a reading with me, so you will have noticed how quickly practical information filters back through to the reader.
Me: Very true – I was amazed by that actually as I was expecting more cryptic answers considering how quirky and surreal the deck is.
4. What do you expect in return? – 3 of Cups
GP: oh, just that you enjoy me.
5. How can you help me serve? – The 6 of Pentacles
GP: You will notice that I am a very handy tool for manifestation as well as practical advice if you are brave enough to give your imagination free rein.
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? – The Hermit
GP: Yeah… I think you will seek me out in times when you perhaps shy away from human companions yet still need to feel a warm embrace from someone who truly loves you.
Me: Thank you, Gypsy Palace – that is a lovely and comforting thought. One more thing… I couldn’t help but notice the presence of three 9’s in this spread. Would you care to comment on that?
GP: Yes. I’m a Master Teacher and have come into the world to help people find and align with their divine life purpose in practical ways.
Me: That is truly awesome! Thank you so much for being with us today, Gypsy Palace Tarot… but before you go, I hope you don’t me trying one of the spreads in the Little White Book!
The Caravan Spread
So before you select the 9 cards used for the actual spread, you shuffle and cut as usual. Then you turn the deck over and find the first Ace from the bottom of the deck. In my case, the first Ace turned out to be the Ace of Cups. Hence the theme of the reading is the realm of emotions, intuition and relationships.
The Ace of Pentacles – Physical Body, Health, Work (daily grind), Money Matters
The Ace of Swords – Problem Solving, Communication, Analytical Operations
The Ace of Wands – Desire, Career Goals, Sexuality, Creativity, Ambition
Cards drawn for my reading were:
1. 6 of Wands
2. King of Swords
3. 2 of Swords
4. The Chariot
These four cards are the wheels of my Caravan and reading them together, I can tell that the dynamics that keep my caravan on the move is goal-orientated, joyful/optimistic and also quite analytical in order to make sure that my mind and heart remain aligned throughout.
5. 4 of Wands
This card represents me. A great sign that I am ready for the real deal. The 4 of Wands is a card of celebration and in a relationship reading often signifies meeting the One you will settle down with.
6. XIII Death
The driving force (the horse pulling the caravan) that will take me to my heart’s desire is Death, which of course means that I am in a process of transformation with it all. My whole belief system about men, love and relationships is undergoing a complete make-over and I embrace every step of this process.
7. The Hermit
This card represents the Sun and is my guide in the day (rational mind). This tells me that I am still in need of quite a lot of quiet time to stay centred through this deeply transformational process.
8. 2 of Cups
The Moon is my guide in the night (intuitive guidance) and tells me that I am on the right track as I keep my heart light shining and communing with my (unknown) soul mate through the ether as often as possible.
9. King of Cups
This card represents higher spiritual guidance (Stars) and is a wonderful sign that I am being guided toward emotional maturity and fulfilment.
This is a wonderful deck to work with for personal development and spiritual guidance, as it helps the reader to connect with their emotional, intuitive and creative side through the colourful artwork. Although the cards are meant to adhere to the traditional Rider Waite imagery according to the deck creator, they very often come at the meaning of the card from a different and innovative angle, which helps the reader discover new meanings.
I loved reading with the Gypsy Palace Tarot and really appreciate that a bespoke spread that works so well with this deck has been included.
Kudos to Nora for all the hard work she put into creating and producing this deck!