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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
3 - 0 = Dramatic change in romance and love
3 - 1 = Romance found either from someone visiting or on a trip
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
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
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
6 - 5 = Success at work, in career, vocation, or possibly
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
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
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.