What Does The Deck Say? July 24, 2023

Sweeney Tarot: The Moon – XVIII, 10 of Swords (reversed), & 5 of Swords (reversed). ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: The Moon – XVIII, 10 of Swords (reversed), & 5 of Swords (reversed).

You’re so sure that everything is going to go wrong that you have lost sight of what is on track to go right. Reevaluate your position and the works you have already received. If you give up now, then yes, everything is going to go wrong. But if you hold your ground, you will see that while you won’t get everything that you were trying to gain, but what you are able to gain was worth sticking around for.


The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However creator and artist Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use. The Sweeney Tarot 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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