Bosch Tarot: King of Chalices, 5 of Wands, & Ace of Pentacles. ©Lo Scarabeo.

What Does The Deck Say? December 23, 2022

Today’s cards: King of Chalices, 5 of Wands, & Ace of Pentacles.

It’s easy to dismiss the familiar as inconsequential. After all, here you are looking at it yet again just as you have done for more days than you can count. But what has worn a rut in your memories is new and sudden and loud to those that are looking up to you. Yes, you. You, who have come through and bears the marks of experience on your body and psyche. You, who has the chance to warn some of repeatable mistakes and encourage others to accessible successes. That you have made it this far in life is not a nihilistic testament, but a challenge to everyone, including you: We made it this far, let’s see how much further we can go.


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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