THE CARDS


The main component of the Fruits of Labor Oracle is the deck of 22 cards that is used to divine the future. Simply shuffle the cards with a question in mind. Or, you can scroll to the top of this page and get your daily fortune through an ~*algorithm*~ provided by the Internet.



Each card has an illustration, a name, a number, and a question. These all serve to make the meaning of the cards more accessible compared to traditional tarot and oracle cards, which are more esoteric in nature. The cards are also color-coded to match the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.



The order and symbolism of the cards derive from the harvest cycle, from seed to harvest to decomposition. Certain cards reference mythology. The Pomegranate card, pictured below, references the ancient Greek myth of Persephone, who was trapped in the Underworld after eating a pomegranate.



I did a Zoom fortune reading with my friend, Grace Young! The cards indicated that she needed to get out of her comfort zone in order to renew interest in her projects.