What Does The Deck Say? December 26, 2023

Ephemere Tarot: VI of Wands, III of Wands, & IX of Cups. ©TrueBlack, LLC.

Today’s cards: VI of Wands, III of Wands, & IX of Cups.

Now that you have accomplished what you set out to do, you can now turn towards The Next Thing™. While others may be puzzled why you are not content to rest on your hard earned laurels, you know that this has always been but one step in a larger endeavor and that to treat this current achievement as the Best Achievement Ever™ will be to turn your back on the goal that has always pulled you forward. Do take time to enjoy the company of those who worked with you, and to honor those who are not present. And then, once the day turns, so too turn your attention forward, towards the work that.


A luxurious white and gold deck of 80 hand painted and foil stamped cards that represents the stories, traditions, and heritages that humans create and pass forth in their journey to conquer the most eternal and timeless of enemies; the ephemerality and temporality of life. Inspired by odysseys and epics of old, the major arcana cards have been reimagined as a “hero’s journey” in place of the classic “fool’s journey”. The majority of the major arcana cards retain strong parallels to traditional Rider Waite-Smith counterparts, though a small number are completely new. Cards painted by Arthur Wang. Card meanings co-written by Arthur Wang and Mat Auryn. The Ephemere Tarot is ©TrueBlack, LLC.

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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