What Does The Deck Say? August 7, 2023

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Ten of Gourds, Three of Staffs, & Three of Blades. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Ten of Gourds, Three of Staffs, & Three of Blades.

You had everything you always wanted and you threw it away. Or at least, that’s what everyone else has been telling you to the point where it has almost drowned out the truth: You weren’t happy there and it wasn’t your fault. Rebuilding your life will take time and effort, but here we are today at the first day of the rest of your life. Working to live according to your principles will be hard. There is a lot to unlearn and a lot to (re)learn, but both are doable. Your first lesson: Forgiving yourself for not listening to your heart sooner.


The Dust II Onyx tarot deck is Courtney Alexander’s homage to her Black heritage and to the Black matriarchs and leaders of her communities. The deck is also a love offering to the LGBTQIA+ community and is presented as a tool for every person within the African diaspora to feel a connection to without prejudice. The Dust II Onyx, A Melanated Tarot Deck, is ©Courtney Alexander.

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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