What Does The Deck Say? February 12, 2024

Universal Tarot of Marseille: The Empress – III, Queen of Wands, & Ace of Swords. ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: The Empress – III, Queen of Wands, & Ace of Swords.

It wasn’t your problem to begin with, but it’s your problem now, and if you don’t take it seriously, then your problems will increase. Trying to fix something above your paygrade is going to feel very overwhelming, and no one would fault you for thinking that you were set up to fail. But that’s not why you were given this conundrum. The one that gave you this problem to solve knows that you are capable of solving it, but also that it would require you to do something that your “peers” will resent you for: Thinking and acting above your “station”. Take the sword and cut the knot. Prove yourself as the better that your superior has faith in.


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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