What Does The Deck Say? February 17, 2023

Stairs of Gold Tarot: The Sun – XIX, 5 of Cups, & 8 of Staves. ©US Games Systems.

Today’s cards: The Sun – XIX, 5 of Cups, & 8 of Staves.

Everything will appear to start with the most splendid of trajectories, but if nothing changes, the deterioration will begin almost immediately and without hope of correction. What happened to the promise of growth? The increase isn’t supposed to happen all at once. It has to proceed with measured steps so that when the unexpected happened, all involved would have the ability to adjust to the new path and keep going. By trying to force a long-term solution to happen in a short-term cycle, both the fuel and the rocket will burn up. You might not be able to stop the launch of the matter, but you still have some control over the trajectory. Proceed with caution.


Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is a richly decorated esoteric book in the form of 78 tarot cards. Sometimes wildly diverging from Waite’s road, the deck can read as slim as necessary and as deep as the reader is willing to focus. Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is ©US Games Systems.

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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