What Does The Deck Say? July 14, 2023

TrueBlack Tarot: VIII of Swords, Knight of Cups, & IX of Cups. ©TrueBlack, LLC.

Today’s cards: VIII of Swords, Knight of Cups, & IX of Cups.

To everyone else, you are going through an extraordinarily hard day. To you, it’s Friday. Use the pressures of the day to focus your attention on those things that make you happy, that help you keep going, and that brings the beauty you seek into your world. It’s not likely that anyone else will understand why you are willing to contort yourself for these things. They don’t have to. The joy of making it through another day on your terms is only the beginning of your personal reward.


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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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