What Does The Deck Say? May 17, 2022

Sweeney Tarot: Ace of Swords (reversed), 6 of Wands, & 3 of Cups (reversed). ©Lee Bradford.

Today’s cards: Ace of Swords (reversed), 6 of Wands, & 3 of Cups (reversed).

Victory at any cost, right? You may tell yourself that you are willing to destroy yourself if it means those you care about will continue on, but the only one telling that tale is your pride. They need you to be here for them more than they need you to seize a prize that will only poison you in the end. Not all battles need to be fought, or even considered.


The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However creator and artist Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use. The Sweeney Tarot 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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