What Does The Deck Say? November 24, 2023

Dust II Onyx Tarot: Papa Staff, Ace of Coins, & Ace of Staffs. ©Courtney Alexander.

Today’s cards: Papa Staff, Ace of Coins, & Ace of Staffs.

No one has been at this longer than you and you of all people know just what is needed and when to put that plan in action. How dare anyone else ask “Are you sure?” at a time when you have never been more sure of everything! But… Are you sure? Or are you bluffing yourself and trying to hold on to the last thing that makes you feel confident in yourself. Not everyone asking about the matter is challenging your authority. Some of them are looking to you to be the anchor they need so they can plan their actions accordingly. Explain yourself without defending yourself. And if there is an error to be corrected, do so with the humility that comes with true authority, then keep going.


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.

Personalized, direct, and private cartomancy readings are available via Ko-Fi: Noxporium.