What Does The Deck Say? August 2, 2022

Sweeney Tarot: King of Swords (reversed), Queen of Cups (reversed), & 9 of Coins. ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: King of Swords (reversed), Queen of Cups (reversed), & 9 of Coins.

Lack of an advocate is not lack of agency, but it does make taking care of yourself harder than it should be. Today, do the little things that will keep the seed of joy safe in your heart. It doesn’t have to be anything that other people would see or even care about. It only has to matter to you.


The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However creator and artist Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use. The Sweeney Tarot is ©Lee Bradford.

What Does The Deck Say” is a weekday series of 3 card pulls from a cartomancy deck. No context or query is given to frame what the cards say as the posts are reading samples and not personal instruction. The result is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and usually surprising. All readers are invited to leave a comment about what they perceive in the random spread as each person will interact with the cards in their own way.

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