The Roma Spread for Beginners: Classification With a More Precise Interpretation


This ancient and popular spread is a variation of the classic Roma classification described that we described in another post. It may be a bit easier for beginners, as each of the seven columns relates to a specific area of life and thus allows for a more precise interpretation.

How To Position The Roma Spread for Beginners?

Ask the questioner to shuffle the cards and divide them into three piles, which you pick up in reverse order. Spread the twenty-one cards into seven columns of three rows, as shown in the picture.

How To Read The Cards in The Roma Spread for Beginners?

Explain each column according to the meaning attached to it, while you get a bigger picture by connecting the messages of the individual columns. This classification, which does not require a Significator, is very suitable for starting in-depth reading. It usually describes about six months into the future. The meaning of the seven types is:

1 YOU – Character, thoughts, prevailing attitudes and mood, attitude to the current situation and issues that are currently the most pressing.

2 YOUR ENVIRONMENT – This column usually describes the nature of important interpersonal relationships, friends and family, colleagues and neighbors. Sometimes it tells what the current situation is at home, at work or in friendships.

3 YOUR HOPES AND FEARS – This column can be very telling when interpreted in combination with column 1. It sheds light on wishes, hopes and assumptions about the future.

4 WHAT TO EXPECT – Here we find already existing plans, activities and upcoming events, such as parties and weddings. Sometimes it also describes possible changes, delays and the like.

5 THINGS YOU DON’T EXPECT – surprises, fateful meetings and unexpected twists and turns. They are written in this column. If column 4 indicates a change, its nature and course are described here in more detail.

6 NEAR FUTURE – This column covers events in the next two to three months. It is interpreted together with columns 4 and 5. It can also point to something new that the previous cards did not show.

7 FAR FUTURE – In this column we find events that lie some four to six months in the future. In order to find out if there are any connections, we must also evaluate columns 4, 5 and 6. Sometimes there are none events visible in the cards, and this means that the questioner is destined for a much different future than he expects given the current situation.