What Does The Deck Say? March 23, 2023

Wyzard of Odd Tarot: Eight of Swords, Nine of Disks, & Six of Disks. ©Bryan Lahr.

Today’s cards: Eight of Swords, Nine of Disks, & Six of Disks.

To remain as you have always done thus far is to be in pain. To make any change, regardless of the outcome or the length of time it would take to keep that change, is also to be in pain. While the maxim states that the devil you know is better than the devil that lies in wait, who is there to say that there is a devil involved in this in the first place? If you stay, you already know the outcome. But if you go, and adapt to the circumstances as they change around you, then this pain won’t last forever and you will soon take your first unencumbered steps. Keep taking that relief, and in time you will change yourself into something that is not in pain, that is free, and is able to continue to grow.


Bryan Lahr’s Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is a work of art featuring carefully crafted images of literal smoke and mirrors. The deck is based on the Thoth and the margins are lined with correspondences from various esoteric practices. The slightly oversize deck works well for contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and unfolds upon the viewer. In following with the tradition set by the Thoth deck, Wyzard Princes are equivalent to Waite’s Knights, and Wyzard Knights are equivalent to Waite’s Kings. The Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is ©Bryan Lahr.

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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