What Does The Deck Say? June 20, 2023

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Mama Staff, Lil' Blade, & Mama Gourd. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Mama Staff, Lil’ Blade, & Mama Gourd.

Sometimes, to play things smart, you have to get a little stupid. While everyone is playing fifth-dimensional chess trying to get over on each other, the safest thing for you to do is to keep your head down and play dumb. Water is wet, fire is hot, and a safely kept documentation trail of receipts will be all the “game” you need to play.


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.