What Does The Deck Say? March 7, 2023

Universal Waite: King of Cups (reversed), The Moon – XVIII, & 8 of Swords (reversed). ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: King of Cups (reversed), The Moon – XVIII, & 8 of Swords (reversed).

The only thing worse than witnessing a petulant tantrum is witnessing one thrown by someone in power over you. You didn’t deserve this lashing out, but you can take advantage of it. Stand still. Let this storm roll around you without any attempt to mitigate it. Those beholden to that power will jump to include themselves to their peril. Those who want to escape it will see an opportunity to do so. Keep your wits about you. There will be some friction as you quit the role assigned to you. Let that heat burn through the bonds that much faster and get to a better place.


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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