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Basic Gypsy Domino Fortune Telling

Gypsies are said to practise a very old system of fortune telling and divination with a standard Double-Six domino set.  As with all divination methods, the person conducting the reading should use their own intuition and instinct to interpret a more specific meaning in the tiles, and only use the meanings described here as a general guide.

Be warned that reading your own fortune or repeating the process more than three times in a week for a single individual, may bring bad luck and backfire on both the subject and the interpreter.  Superstition also holds that readings made on a Monday or Friday are unlucky.

The person seeking a reading from the dominoes should shuffle them all face down while silently asking a question in their mind that they seek guidance on, or just generally considering their possible future life outcome.

(Note that 0 represents the blank suit value)

The general interpretations of the individual suit values are as follows:

  • 0 = The subject who seeks an answer to a question or insight into their future
  • 1 = Journeys or travel
  • 2 = Relatives, loved ones and close friends
  • 3 = Romance
  • 4 = Wealth, material prosperity and finance
  • 5 = Work and career
  • 6 = Fortune and luck

Each tile should be positioned and read horizontally with the two suits on either end of a tile interpreted from left to right.

The subject should draw a domino from the mixed boneyard with their left hand and set it horizontally in front of him/her. This shows their fortune for roughly one month ahead.

The general interpretations of the individual tiles are as follows:

    0 - 0 = Trouble or serious problems will strike unexpectedly.
    0 - 1 = Personal happiness and contentment is threatened by an enemy.
    0 - 2 = Financial difficulty and poverty.
    0 - 3 = Greed or love of money will cause great difficulty.
    0 - 4 = Financial difficulty imminent.
    0 - 5 = A union or marriage will turnout unhappily.
    0 - 6 = Great embarrassment or scandal looms.

    1 - 0 = A journey of great personal significance beckons.
    1 - 1
    = A reunion with someone you have not seen in years.
    1 - 2 = A visit from, or a journey with, an old friend.
    1 - 3 = A business trip will turnout successfully.
    1 - 4 = Debts loom, leading to trouble, or possibly a childless marriage.
    1 - 5 = A love affair or proposal will take you on an emotional journey, or you will just attend a social event leading you on a voyage of discovery.
    1 - 6 = Two marriages with the second being happier.

    2 - 0 = A loved one will have great impact on your life.
    2 - 1 = Someone close will give you good news.
    2 - 2
    = A personal wish will come true.
    2 - 3 = An outstanding debt will be honoured.
    2 - 4 = Loss of something personally or monetarily valuable due to theft.
    2 - 5 = Failure in an attempt at betterment in promotion, education, social standing, or public office.
    2 - 6 = Good fortune in career, business, or a personal financial deal.

    3 - 0 = Dramatic change in romance and love life.
    3 - 1 = Romance found either from someone visiting or on a trip or holiday.
    3 - 2 = A lover will arrive or leave but will be very close to your social circle.
    3 - 3 = Significant wealth or an item of great value will arrive.
    3 - 4 = A happy affair, marriage, or love union.
    3 - 5 = A visit by someone who may have significant influence on your life.
    3 - 6 = You will receive a gift signifying love.

    4 - 0 = Personal reward beckons.
    4 - 1 = Material or financial gain related to a trip or journey.
    4 - 2 = Wealth gained through a loved one or close friend, possibly an inheritance.
    4 - 3 = A prosperous union.
    4 - 4 = An invitation to a prosperous and happy event.
    4 - 5 = Good fortune awaits in the near future.
    4 - 6 = An early and fruitful marriage or union providing many children.

    5 - 0 = Significant change in a vocational direction.
    5 - 1 = A chance for passionate romance, possibly through work.
    5 - 2 = A change in job, position, or wage for either you, a relative or someone close.
    5 - 3 = A sign of an imminent strong influence on your career or work life from someone you love or a person intimately close. 
    5 - 4 = A pay rise or career move for the better.
    5 - 5 = A change of fortune, possibly a new home.
    5 - 6 = A change of employment or a good day with someone close.

    6 - 0 = Personal good or bad fortune may strike from close to home.
    6 - 1 = A journey, trip, or holiday, possibly leading to lasting emotional or personal happiness.
    6 - 2 = An endeavour by a relative or good friend will payoff and reflect well on yourself.
    6 - 3 = Luck in love, but it could be problematic and difficult.
    6 - 4 = Unexpected change in your prosperity, status, or general fortune.
    6 - 5 = Success at work, in career, vocation, or possibly education. 
    6 - 6 = A very happy and fortunate future.

The subject draws a second tile, setting it horizontally, which indicates their fortune for one year ahead.  The meaning is based on the total of both suit values on the tile:

    12 = You will meet someone who will introduce you to a new sport or hobby.
    11 = You will part with a friend because one of you moves.
    10 = You will change your routine for the better, either a change of school or change of job.
    9 = An unexpected fortunate event will happen during the next year.
    8 = Troubles are coming and you will be blamed.
    7 = A visitor is coming and will tell you something that will change your plans completely.
    6 = You are about to lose money on a bet or an investment; you can avoid this if you are on guard.
    5 = You are going to have a problem at home.
    4 = You are going to assume a position of leadership in your school, social circle, job, or community.
    3 = Something unexpected is going to happen and the results will not be happy.
    2 = You will meet someone at a party or social event who will affect your life.
    1 = The symbol of misfortune.
    0 = Be very open to new ideas, possible life choices and directions.

 

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