What Does The Deck Say? December 11, 2023

Bosch Tarot: The World – XXI, Queen of Wands, & 10 of Swords. ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: The World – XXI, Queen of Wands, & 10 of Swords.

If you try to be all things to all people, you will wind up being nothing useful to yourself and nothing worth keeping by anyone else. You are not a spare set of hands to be worked and discarded. You are not a set of reference books to be ransacked and abused. You are a whole person who deserves to be treated as a whole person with your own likes, dislikes, and idiosyncrasies. Here is your first lesson as a whole person: There will be those who will not like it that you are setting boundaries for yourself. Discard their opinions and walk away.


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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