To start reading Zigeuner Cards, the inquirer should shuffle the cards and cut it 3 times. Some Gypsy card reader will shuffle the cards themselves up to seven times or until the reader feels the time is right, and ask the inquirer to cut it. Deal the cards and chose a card which will represent the inquirer. For the female inquirer you can use the Sweetheart card and for the male inquirer the Lover card. But for a specific question, you can pick a card which will represent the inquirer's question. The inquirer card will give the meaning to the cards around it. The card to the left as the past, whilst the cards to the right the future. The card close will have one meaning, whilst the card far away another. However, if you do a spread in 3 rows, the past will be the last three card, the present in the middle and the future is the first row of card. You will have to pay attention to the combination of the card, eg. Positive card around a negative card will mean that the problem will not be as bad; a Love card next to Death will indicate a new relationship.
Each card is explained in four position, depends how close to a good or a bad card and how close or far to the significator card.
There are many theories, yet none of them trace it back to the most obvious source, Sanskrit language. Sanskrit is the base of every language today, specially European languages, that is why it is called Indo-European. However, Sanskrit has nothing to do with Indo- as it is Phoenician in origin, who were the original inhabitant of the Mediterranean, mostly Ancient Greece and Crete. Tarot is a Sanskrit word (the native language of the Phoenicians and the Romani people), derived from Sanskrit taras; i.e. voyage, here it is referring to life as a voyage, and how to continue on your journey in life. The other word is Tara, which is translating to asterism, passage, knowledge, communication between man and the universe, the Veda (means Truth, Science), the sacred text and science of the ancient Phoenicians and they were/are hidden away from the world as Romani people or Gypsies. This ancient knowledge was embedded into Tarot and Gypsy cards. Although most of their knowledge is lost, some is hidden, only fragments left for us to learn from.