What Does The Deck Say? July 3, 2024

The Motif Deck. ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: A cup with yellow fluid is being poured out over a lit blue candle against a green background, A red feather is over a lit green candle against a yellow background, and a red hand is reaching up against a blue background.

Don’t be too quick to dismiss what you have as no longer of value to keep. It may not have any immediate use or function, but it would be better to put it away safely than to discard it as frivolous. Just because you have outgrown it as you used to use it, doesn’t mean you won’t have a future alternative need for it. Put it aside for now and spend the day reflecting on how it be of help tomorrow.


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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