What Does The Deck Say? December 9, 2022

Universal Tarot of Marseille: 8 of Wands, 4 of Wands, & Ace of Cups. ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: 8 of Wands, 4 of Wands, & Ace of Cups.

Move swiftly to take and hold the advantage, but do not move swiftly to install your identity as the holder of that place. This is the time to stand on level ground and catch your breath, to check where you are and how you are doing. If you don’t take the time to check in with yourself now, when you try to move on you risk losing the way back to yourself.


The Universal Tarot of Marseille is primarily based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by by Claude Burdel. The pips have color backgrounds to assist readers with distinguishing suite and the majors have had the lines refined and color backgrounds added to soften the overall look. The Universal Tarot of Marseille is ©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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