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Are You A Gypsy at Heart?

Are You A Gypsy at Heart?

Gypsies have an ancient and mysterious history, and are associated in stories and legends with divination skills and magical practices.

If you have always been fascinated by Gypsies, and are drawn to their symbols and mysteries, read a description of the qualities you may share with them, right here.

You may be a gypsy at heart!

If you are deeply drawn to Gypsy people, you are an exceptionally clever person. You have an intelligence that stems from your shrewd ability to observe and judge character in almost any given situation. There is a strange beauty about you. You love clothes with unusual patterns and stunning designs. You home is our castle, and you like to carry parts of it with you. What might look like a mess to others represents the many special things that you love to be surrounded by. You may even carry photographs or comforting items in a purse or bag to remind you of the things and people you adore.

You have an exquisitely sensual, tactile nature. It’s important that you are caressed or touched often. Without this affection, you may grow depressed or listless. A healthy debate allows you a chance to cleanse your soul of any negative emotions. Even the most heated discussions can make you feel much better. Once an argument is over, you carry no resentment or bad feelings for the other party unless, of course, your partner has resorted to “dirty” tactics. If so, you will never completely forgive it. If you decide to pardon your offender, your trust is lost. You cannot forget; that is just the Gypsy way!

It is difficult to keep secrets from you. If you suspect that someone is withholding knowledge from you, it will drive you crazy until you find out exactly what it is. You are precise, probing, and possessive. You have little respect for a hypocrite, or anyone who is “Holier than thou.” Sweet and endearing words cannot fool you, for you know the true nature of the people you are dealing with.

When it comes to your own life, you reveal very little. You are like a mysterious doorway that no key truly fits. You have any secret feelings and thoughts that you’ve revealed to no one. Some of these are wonderfully creative ideas that could make you a fortune one day. You are industrious, with wonderful potential. You are shrewd and crafty, but you may lack the confidence to develop your creative ideas and “flesh them out.”

You would make a very fine occultist if you developed your inborn psychic powers. You like to study varied forms of esoteric knowledge. It’s important that you concentrate on one special interest. You are versatile and receptive, but you need to be aware that maintaining too many interests can preclude your success on any one. You have special insight, and are something of an enigma. Reveal a few of your special secrets, especially to the people you want to grow closer to.

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Adapted from The Phoenix Cards, by Susan Sheppard (Inner Traditions, 1990). Copyright (c) 1990 by Susan Sheppard. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Phoenix Cards, by Susan Sheppard (Inner Traditions, 1990).

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2:30PM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

Full blooded gipsy!

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5:26AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

I am 3rd generation romani in america. I could be no closer to being gypsy at heart.

9:12AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Nope, not in the slightest

4:09PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

well, I was smiling across these miles as I read this article on Gypsies.... It was my main alter ego on Halloween all through elementary grades.. having about 9 known nationalities running through my veins it is a possibility that somewhere in my family there were Gypsies... I do move about quite a bit in my life.. my parents used to call me their gypsy daughter.... i perceive myself as a universal person.....

7:42PM PDT on Apr 16, 2009

When I think of Gypsys I always remember a story my Mom told me about when she was a little girl in the mountains of VA....
She said when the gypsys made their way through (must have been once a year) you could see the brightly painted wagons coming , as they came through the "clear cut" on the side of the mountain. She remembered all the neighbors spreading the word the gypsys were on their way and her Dad calling all the kids inside,and putting the chickens in the coop and locking them up. They didn't relax until the wagons moved on.

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