The Romany Tarot Spread

Learn the Romany Tarot Spread, a 21 card tarot spread that looks at your past, present, future and other areas of your life to answer questions or for general readings.


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 Romany tarot 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 & Fears

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.

Romany Tarot Spread Tarot Pugs TarotPugs WIld Unknown

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.


Want to have a reading for yourself with the Romany Tarot Spread? Request a reading or see what readings are available at our shop.


Stacey & the Tarot Pugs


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Learn the Romany Tarot Spread: This 21-card tarot spread gives an overall look at a situation or question.



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Card images from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans.


2 thoughts on “The Romany Tarot Spread

    • The tarot spread is read like a grid. Rows are read separately from the columns. Cards are interpreted differently depending on the row or column and are often read in an interconnected manner, that the cards create a story and intertwined. The rows are horizontal (left to right) and the columns are vertical (top to bottom) on the spread.


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