There are many type of Gypsy Cards and, whether Hungarian, Austrian or Italian are a system all on their own. Well, this is what the  common knowledge is. That is why Gypsy cards are not called Tarot Cards. What is the difference? Tarot cards like Rider Waite are numbered and usually consist of 78 cards. Whilst Gypsy cards are not numbered and don't have major and minor arcanas. What is Arcana? Arcana translating as 'secrets or mysteries', hidden, concealed secrets. The word is originated from Latin arcanus, from arcere ‘to shut up’, from arca ‘chest’. However, this word goes much further back than Latin, it's origin derived from Sanskrit language 'arcana' translating to  worship, honor and it is also relating to the primordial Sun.

The Tarot consist of two group of cards in a tarot pack: the twenty-two trumps (the major arcana ) and the fifty-six suit card. Trump again can be traced back to Sanskrit language, 'trmp' means dialogue with the universe. Major arcana are pictures that represent life, stages and experiences we all go through. It's meant to be the story of one's journey through life. Minor arcana cards describes the people, events, feelings and circumstances we encounter on our personal Journey. It represents events that are within the control of the individual and indicate how you do something.

So far this covers the basic difference between Gypsy Card and Tarot Cards. However, Gypsy Cards although it is mostly unknown also contain major and minor arcanas and it has to be in sequence as it would be numbered. For example the number 1 card is the card of Sweetheart, followed by the card of Lover. They are considered as major arcana's as it is explaining stages of creation. Whilst minor arcana is anger, jealousy, desire, hope, etc. These are events within your control.

Therefore the two cards are not so different after all. Personally I prefer the Gypsy Cards, because there are less images to memorize. I find it very convenient to have less cards to spread, yet each card holds meanings that makes up the 78 card reading, if you learn in depth what each card convey. But first, you have to learn the basics, so we offer books, which will help you to start reading Gypsy Cards.

The Art Deco 52 cards first published by Piatnik in 1936, and the poster like images relating to the current times and the social concerns.
This Gypsy Tarot is beautifully illustrated 36 cards by Joseph Vincent. The Gypsy card is made in Hungary.
Biedermeier Fortune Telling Deck or cartomancy deck by Piatnik #1904. These 32 beautifully illustrated Biedermeier cards have wonderful images and description in 6 languages including English.
MLLE LENORMAND fortune telling cards by Piatnik, No 194115, 36 cards.  The images of the Lenormand fortune telling card portray the scenes of everyday life. The cards were made in Austria.
The Gypsy Oracle Cards are not comprised of a major and minor arcana. 52 cards with beautiful images and description.66x96 mm.
The Hungarian Gypsy Tarot comprises of 36 cards and contained in Piatnik series No. 1901 and 1904. This tarot land themselves well to use by the inexperienced cartomancer.
Ibis Tarot by Josef Machynka - 78 cards. Josef Machynka was born in December 29, 1957. in Bad Voslau near Vienna, Austria. He studied painting at Vienna's Academy for Fine Arts.
Dark Grimoire Tarit by Michele Penco, 78 beautifully illustrated cards. Dark, grimly enchanting, this tarot will help users connect with their inner shadow. Strange creatures and powerful sorcerers dwell in savage landscapes
Rider Waite Tarot Deck by Arthur Edward Waite, made in Belgium, with descriptive pictures on the 56 Minor Arcana cards, the Rider-Waite deck digressed from the tradition of tarot deck used for centuries and set the standard

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Cleopatra Tarot Deck by Etta Stoico - 78 cards. The Cleopatra tarot synthesizes the religious and astrological culture of the time, reuniting the 78 Egyptian divinities divided into groups according to their power.