What Does The Deck Say? July 4, 2023

Universal Waite: 5 of Swords (reversed), Page of Cups (reversed), & Knight of Cups (reversed). ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: 5 of Swords (reversed), Page of Cups (reversed), & Knight of Cups (reversed).

The best thing for you to have done was to never engage. But your pride wouldn’t stand down and now here you are with bloodied hands. Cut your losses and abandon your “winnings”. Ignore your pride and be honest with what going through with the matter has immediately cost you and will to continue to dog you long after the sun has set. If you want to recover anything useful from this mistake, learn well the consequences of giving in to hubris and don’t do it again.


The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’s recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye. The Universal Waite Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.

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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