You want a more wicked, cut to the chase, and keep it simple approach to the cards?
How about the famed one-liners in an even tighter form?
What drives me here is my love of aphorisms, old wisdoms delivered with Devilish aplomb.
Here’s an example such such card cuts, read without a question, for variation sake.
You can also think of this as an exercise in putting card and card together. Can you capture the spirit of three cards or two cards in one concise idea? Try it.
Birds, Heart, Scythe
Talk, but don’t put your heart in it.
Devil, Empress, Lovers
Inactive imps turn into active women. It looks like the strong leader will listen today, though the question remains: is it a good idea to give up your throne? I guess it depends on how obsessed you are about getting things done.
6 of Hearts, Ace of Hearts, Jack of Hearts
Go on an excursion and take your pet with you.
9 of Clubs, 4 of Diamonds, 9 of Spades
Getting a license to kill.
Crossroad + Moon + Garden
The curse of popularity: To not know your path and think that all that glitters in the garden is gold.
Ace of Heart, Three of Spades
‘You shall not’, the third party intimates.
Sun + Mice
Too much success? Expect supra solicitation.
Two of Hearts, Queen of Spades, Ace of Diamonds
The witch will pump your well.
King of Clubs, 4 Hearts, 8 Diamonds
To have the gods seated in you means to stay in vibration.
Mice + Moon
Have some cannabis.
Ten Swords, Emperor, Judgment
The necromancer will take care of it.
Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts
Queen of Spades, Jack of Spades
Her thoughts exactly, of revenge.
Queen of Spades, Jack of Hearts
Wheel of Fortune, Two Coins
Nothing lost nothing gained.
Devil, Hanged Man
The ostrich dance, head in the sand, see nothing hear nothing.
The cards that end it in Lenormand
The Scythe, or The Mice, sure, but how about The Crossroads?
Magician, Hermit, Emperor
A powerful witch with personal gnosis.
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