A layout for readings with the Soprafino Tarot:

Soprafino Readings in our Family:
The layout we would use:

Soprafino Layout pattern
I have never seen this layout anywhere on AT or anywhere else, so I do not know, if you all know it or if it was only used in the old times or only used by the people of my mom’s (Gypsy) clan for duckereing.
First you have to find out the Draba = the Star the whole spread stands under:
So you have your freshly shuffled deck and you turn over cards, one after the other,
until either
1. the Mariage (=Lovers- Gli Amanti)
or 2. the Dance of Love (the Khee’l – Il Sole)
or 3. the Beng (the Devil – Il Diavolo)
or 4. Mullo, the Skeleton (no name Death)
or 5. the Water Angel ( La Temperana )shows up.
This card will be the Significator – the star of the reading:

Here it does not matter, if the card is upside down or right side up, just which one appears first.

Number 1 and 2 = Marriage or the Dance signify Kushto Bok = a good outcome, the situation is under a good star.
3 and 4 signify Waasto Bok = an unfavourable outcome that needs to be “duckered” = mettled with/ tweaked, influenced…
if 5 = Temperance shows up, we are looking at a situation with a stalemate = neither good or bad and maybe could be duckered.
Ifffff any of these mentioned cards show up in the rest of the reading they are being read just like any other card.

So you put this card in the top centre.
Then you go sunwise in a circle:
next card is Puri Dai = your grandmother’s wisdom = for something you know, but may not take heed of.
Then next card is something you do not know but it is important.
Then there is Raklie, the girl = nurturing influences upon the situation = These may not always be positive, it can, for example be “something that nurtures the thoughts of getting a divorce – or positive, what nurtures the marriage
Then in the middle below your Stat is “tuti” = you = or better, the querant, the one you read for.
Next comes Chav = the boy = influences, that are active, driving the situation forward. These too have to be read positive and negative = helping or hindering whatever the client desires.
Then comes the inevitable “Reinard”(also called the red tail) the Fox card, a danger to watch out for and avoid.
Then last there is Drom = the way into the future.
One card will be read extensively, = like the others in the reading
then you fan out the next 12 cards from there.
These cards symbolize the next 12 moons = so you have the 13 moons of the year.
But you only count, speak, tell, read loud the VERY FIRST 1 sentence that comes into your mind, when you turn over any one of these cards. (in lieu of all you meanwhile learned about the situation and the querant) Anything coming up may happen at any time during that year…..

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