The Romany Tarot Spread is a tarot spread that uses 21 cards for a reading which you can interpret the past, present and future, and also details into other areas of your life.
There are at least two versions of the Romany Tarot Spread that I know of, here I’ll share one that I am familiar with which was one of the first spreads that I learned.
The spread is great for using your intuition because it uses more than one card in an area of your life to “paint” a picture of that scenario and allows you to get an overall view of the cards and situation or question
The Romany Tarot Spread
The spread is separated into rows A-C (horizontally) and Columns 1-7 (vertically).
Row A (top horizontal row): Past (cards 1-4 are more distant past; cards 5-7 are more recent past)
Row B (middle horizontal row): Present
Row C: (bottom horizontal row): Future (cards 15-17 are more immediate future; cards 18-21 are more distant future)
Column 1: (cards 1, 8, 15) The Self
Column 2: (cards 2, 9, 16) Personal Environment
Column 3: (cards 3, 10, 17) Hopes & Dreams
Column 4: (cards 4, 11, 18) Known Factors
Column 5: (cards 5, 12,19) Hidden Destiny
Column 6 (cards 6, 13, 20) Short Term Future
Column 7 (cards 7, 14, 21): Long Term Future
Row C, Column 6 and Column 7 are the future row and columns, which provide an opportunity to give insight into the future events with the other cards providing “back story” and guidance.
This spread can be good for doing general/overall readings or if a situation is more complex and has many factors that play a part in it.
The Romany Tarot Spread can give a “picture” of events to clarify and make sense out of a situation, helping to get an overall sense and then analyze it closer.
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