Universal Tarot of Marseille: 9 of Coins, 2 of Swords, & 2 of Cups. ©Lo Scarabeo.

What Does The Deck Say? August 4, 2023

Today’s cards: 9 of Coins, 2 of Swords, & 2 of Cups.

At first, it looks like an Either/Or type of choice. You could either have the rewards you have been working very hard towards, or you could have a deep, abiding love that fills the empty places. At first, it looks like you can’t have both, and at first, this holds true. Until you look closer at what rewards are available and how that love presents itself. You can have both, but you can’t have both completely. It will take giving up some of the rewards so that you can take your love by the hand, and it will take holding back some of yourself so you can hold the rewards you need most just as close. Don’t look at it as a compromise. Look at it as choosing how to live your best life.


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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