What Does The Deck Say? January 3, 2024

Baraja Azteca: 9 Bastos, 10 Espadas, & 4 Bastos.

Today’s cards: 9 Bastos, 10 Espadas, & 4 Bastos.

The bad news is that things get very bad, very sudden. The good news is that you have all the resources you need to get through this already, including the competency to get started. The ugly news is that you’re going to be on your own for a very long time, long enough that others might forget that you’re going through it. Don’t permit despair to swallow you whole. Come through.


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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