Dust II Onyx Tarot: Nine of Staffs, Black Onyx, & Five of Blades. ┬ęCourtney Alexander.

What Does The Deck Say? September 12, 2022

Today’s cards: Nine of Staffs, Black Onyx, & Five of Blades.

You are holding fast to the charge you have been given and maintaining your post as assigned even as it taxes you. How loyal of you. But have you considered for whose benefit you are holding that line and if that moral high ground you were told to stand on is really something to keep you from looking at the truth of the matter?

Take a good look at what you are doing, and why. Remember you have a duty to yourself that supersedes what others want you to do for them. Do not permit yourself to be consumed for those who will not be there to help you recover.


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 ┬ęCourtney 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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