What Does The Deck Say? March 23, 2022

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Lil' Gourd, The Star – XVII, & Young Blade. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Lil’ Gourd, The Star – XVII, & Young Blade.

It wasn’t what you expected and nothing had prepared you for that possibility. To have everything you worked for suddenly evaporate like morning dew is not a good way to start the day. It will be tempting to lash out, to use what agency you have left to destroy everything within reach, but you already know that is the Wrong Thing To Do™.

When everything is unmade and you have only yourself remaining, the right answer is to start again with the tools that you have and the experience you have gained. Be craftier than the naïve ingénue you once were.


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.

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