What Does The Deck Say? January 4, 2022

Baraja Azteca: 12 Copas, 1 Basto, & 9 Oros.

Today’s cards: 12 Copas, 1 Basto, & 9 Oros.

Still toasting the New Year? That day has come and gone so now turn your attention to what’s in front of you. The resolution you made to keep going now stings your resolve as you examine the work that remains to be completed. It feels like the work has now increased to beyond your abilities, but that is only true if you are trying to complete it all in one day. Don’t try to measure the expanse of it. Work on what you can today for as long as you have time today.


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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