What Does The Deck Say? August 23, 2023

Universal Waite Tarot: Page of Wands, 6 of Pentacles (reversed), & 5 of Wands (reversed). ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: Page of Wands, 6 of Pentacles (reversed), & 5 of Wands (reversed).

Here is a hard lesson for you that you have to learn backwards if you are going to take any understanding forwards: If they won’t pay you for what you do because it’s “easy” for you to do, then you don’t do it for them at all. It is one thing to play around for the love of what you do, it is another to work to someone else’s standards. Love what you do and play to your heart’s content, but the moment someone asks if you can do it for them, answer with your fee.


The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’s recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye. The Universal Waite Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.

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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