What Does The Deck Say? January 18, 2023

Baraja Azteca: 7 Espadas, 8 Oros, & 5 Bastos.

Today’s cards: 7 Espadas, 8 Oros, & 5 Bastos.

The trip is going to be worse than usual, but instead of getting mad at circumstances you can’t do anything about, take the extra time to reconsider those things you do have some control over. What is waiting for you at your destination that everyone assumes you’ll handle the way they want you to? How can you deal with it in a way that is better for you even though that method will “disappoint” your peers? What is it you can do today that will make things better for yourself? How can you turn this apparent setback into an advantage? Get to it.


A Baraja Española deck, the Baraja Azteca is a 48 card deck of playing cards used for such games as Brisca, Tute, and Mus. This 48-card variant of the deck contains four suits; Oros (Coins), Bastos (Clubs), Espadas (Swords), and Copas (Cups). While the deck is made primarily for play, it functions well as a divination tool. Each reader uses their own personal understanding and intuition to interpret the cards.

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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