What Does The Deck Say? February 1, 2024

Unviersal Waite Tarot: 8 of Wands (reversed), Queen of Wands (reversed), & King of Swords (reversed). ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: 8 of Wands (reversed), Queen of Wands (reversed), & King of Swords (reversed).

Whatever that thing is happening over there, you are not contractually obliged to become a part of it. Stay here in the spectator seats and let that fire burn itself out without you. If you must become involved, know that this started long before you showed up and will continue long after you have anything left to burn. This is a matter between two adults and it is best to leave them to the consequences of their actions, no matter how bad you want to help (or hinder).


The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’s recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye. The Universal Waite Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.

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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