What Does The Deck Say? July 13, 2023

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Papa Coin, Four of Gourds, & Black Onyx. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Papa Coin, Four of Gourds, & Black Onyx.

With so much available to you, it is tempting to get into all the things for no other reason than they are within your reach. Stop. Pull your hand(s) back and hold still for a minute. Ask yourself, why are you trying to get involved in situations and relationships that never had anything to do with you in the first place? Not everything in your sight requires your attention. What are you avoiding by looking at everything else first? Look to what you have hidden from yourself, and begin using your power there.


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 ©Courtney 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.

Personalized, direct, and private cartomancy readings are available via Ko-Fi: Noxporium.