What Does The Deck Say? August 29, 2023

Universal Tarot of Marseille: 9 of Wands, Ace of Swords, & Temperance – XIV. ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: 9 of Wands, Ace of Swords, & Temperance – XIV.

While you are in the safety of your shelter, it is easy to talk big words about what you are going to do to “them” once you get out. But don’t create so big of a sword for you to carry that you drop it on your foot the first time you have to swing it. Take advantage of your present state to learn what your limitations and strengths are so that when you come back to where you left off, you will know when to swing a sword and when to flick a dagger. Being effective is more useful than being seen.


The Universal Tarot of Marseille is primarily based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by by Claude Burdel. The pips have color backgrounds to assist readers with distinguishing suite and the majors have had the lines refined and color backgrounds added to soften the overall look. The Universal Tarot of Marseille is ©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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