What Does The Deck Say? June 5, 2024

The Motif Deck. ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: A glass with blue liquid against a green background, a blue feather over an open hand against a red background, and a pair of hands holding a blue flower against a green background.

There is no medicine to take for this ache in your soul. Neither pill nor philtre will bring closure to what happened. Taking something will distract you for a while, but when the distraction ends, the ache is still there. There is nothing for you to take, it will take everything for you to let go. What happened cannot be undone. Make your peace with it and move on.


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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