What Does The Deck Say? February 7, 2023

Sweeney Tarot: 8 of Wands (reversed), The Fool – 0 (reversed), & Queen of Swords. ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: 8 of Wands (reversed), The Fool – 0 (reversed), & Queen of Swords.

It would have been so much better if you could just move along like you did before, just tumbling from one thing to the next in a rapid series of events, while never holding still long enough for the consequences to catch up with you. It would have been nice if you could just keep moving. But today, you can’t. And today, the consequences have arrived. And today, there is nothing left to do but to work your way through them as they catch up to you.


The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However creator and artist Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use. The Sweeney Tarot is ©Lee Bradford.

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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