What Does The Deck Say? December 21, 2023

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Three of Coins, Ten of Swords, & Four of Gourds. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Three of Coins, Ten of Swords, & Four of Gourds.

The problem is not your competency, there is no question that you are more than capable of doing what is requested of you. The problem is that there are more requests than you are capable of handling in a safe manner and the people requesting are not paying attention. Something is going to break, and it will take all of your competency to make sure it is not you. This means that some people are going to sulk because you are prioritizing your well-being over their desires, and to be frank, those people would never have been happy with your best in the first place, so let them sulk while you take care of yourself and heal.


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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