Dust II Onyx Tarot: Five of Gourds, Five of Staffs, & Three of Gourds. ┬ęCourtney Alexander.

What Does The Deck Say? February 9, 2022

Today’s cards: Five of Gourds, Five of Staffs, & Three of Gourds.

The pain of dying idealism cuts deeper than any knife and can easily overwhelm you if you keep staring at the decay. Allow history to claim what cannot be recovered and turn instead to what is still remaining. Not much survived being proved, but it is enough to build a new way forward if you are willing to accept it and learn how to adapt to what is rather than trying to continue to conform to what will never be.


The Dust II Onyx tarot deck is Courtney Alexander’s homage to her Black heritage and to the Black matriarchs and leaders of her communities. The deck is also a love offering to the LGBTQIA+ community and is presented as a tool for every person within the African diaspora to feel a connection to without prejudice. The Dust II Onyx, A Melanated Tarot Deck, is ┬ęCourtney Alexander.

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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