1903 Gypsy Witch® Fortune Telling Cards
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards were first introduced in 1903 and have been published continuously since. They remain one of the most widely recognized and popular fortune-telling decks in the U.S.A. The deck provides an easy-to-learn method of divination. Each Gypsy Witch card is numbered and displays a pictorial illustration of the card’s symbolic meaning. Individual meanings of the cards are also written on the card faces. Images of standard playing cards are shown in miniature in the upper left corner.
The card pack includes a small instruction booklet with two methods of laying out the cards for a short reading, or a long reading. The significance of each card is determined by its context and position in the layout.
The Gypsy Witch deck includes Jokers and can be used for traditional card games, as well as for cartomancy. Cards measure 2.25" x 3.5"
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards are based on the divination system attributed to Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772–1843), the celebrated 18th century French mystic and fortuneteller. Lenormand claimed to have given cartomantic advice to many famous persons, among them leaders of the French revolution (Marat, Robespierre, and St-Just), Empress Josephine, and Tsar Alexander I. She was active for more than 40 years.