What Does The Deck Say? January 31, 2024

The Motif Deck: A yellow key with blue wings against a red background, a blue key on fire with yellow flame against a red background, and a blue key in a yellow glass against a green background. ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: A yellow key with blue wings against a red background, a blue key on fire with yellow flame against a red background, and a blue key in a yellow glass against a green background.

At first glance, the safest path is the most banal: To allow your dreams and passions to be dampened with the cold reality of your situation. But while it may be the easiest path to take, is it really the right choice for you today? This is your assignment: Examine your dreams. Examine your passions. Examine the day-to-day that you take for granted. What can you do today that will become a good memory for you to look back on tomorrow? That is the door you need to unlock and it is up to you how to do just that.


The Motif Deck is a unique cartomancy system designed and painted by Lee Bradford where the images have no inherent meaning, and so it’s up to the reader to assign significance. The cards consist of seven objects interacting with each other: hand, candle, rose, feather, key, string, and cup. Each image consists of one or two of these items on a plain colored background. These images were designed to be meaningless- they are just objects. What gives them meaning is the combination of color, frequency, placement, and interpretation from the querent and the reader. The Motif Deck 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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