What Does The Deck Say? August 22, 2023

Bosch Tarot: 8 of Chalices, 8 of Swords, & Ace of Chalices. ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: 8 of Chalices, 8 of Swords, & Ace of Chalices.

The people you look up to are able to do so much, surely the secret to being great is to do just as much as they. Or at least, that’s what you’ve been telling yourself recently. As you find out the hard way that there is only so much you are capable of doing at any given time, you have been faulting yourself for not keeping up with an ideal that was never attainable in the first place. You don’t need to become anyone other than who you always have been. Once you accept yourself as you are, then you can begin the process of developing new habits and skills to become who you want to be.


The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that doesn’t always aligns with Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives. The Bosch Tarot is presented by Atanas A. Atanassov and ©Lo Scarabeo.

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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