nobodys garden
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briskly walking in sturdy shoes
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all our grief is crowned
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ghosts in a hallway
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someone elses jacket
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ancient women knitting
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the great calm evening
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a port with strange customs
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messages transmitted received
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I too am falling in
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a sustained note sweetly held
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symbols appearing on our plams
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come in from the lake
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a picnic under a friendly tree
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a burning fortress
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balanced on a ball
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putting on red lipstick
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pigeons choose their queen
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a borken arrow
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from their homes they dream
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dressing for a party
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bones unburied
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stretched past comfort
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river water in a bottle
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your wrist grasped at the door
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faces sticky with honey
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flowers wilting in our laps
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ribbons in a birds mouth
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we are all astonishingly wise
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flies washing in milk
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a bejewelled collar
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beasts without names
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a hurricane lantern
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a handful of diamonds tossed into the sky
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an orchid grows out of a corpse
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the palm of your own hand
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a coin wrapped in a handkerchief
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Your souls own shoes
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Lovers share some sandwiches
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A mountain and a rabbit
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All these abandoned windows
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Now you know better
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Life forming underground
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Cross road offering
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That one time you cried
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Warm wind lifts an unrolled flag
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Things hidden in your pocket
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WE ARE ALL ASTONISHINGLY WISE

About we are all astonishingly wise
WE ARE ALL ASTONISHINGLY WISE is an experimental oracle, designed for an intuitive reckoning of uncertain times. These three cards, drawn for you from a deck of 48, form a unique divinatory prompt to offer you a fresh understanding of your current moment. 

I’ve invited two Art Witches to interpret these cards, in the hopes that their intuitive skills can be of service to you in your search for clarity. Click the cards to read their interpretations, but I also invite you to trust your own gut response: how might these three scraps of poetic text help you understand your own story? When order crumbles, everything can be an oracle; courting transrational understandings of our experience can help us undermine the toxic foundations of the old world.
Read Carla's full definitions➤
Read Nicoles's full definitions➤

About the artists
Katy B Plummer(she/her) is an artist living and working on stolen land intersecting Garigal to the north, Darramurragal to the west and Gayamaygal to the South. She is interested in ghosts, cinematic storytelling, anachronistic textile practices and high school theatre aesthetics. Her work wants to remember that history is a haunted house, and that violence and witchcraft are legitimate political strategies.

Carla Jamieson (they/them) is an artist, writer, tarot reader and teacher living and working on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). Their practice uses Tarot, art therapy, storytelling, ancestors and pedagogy to foster critical and creative thinking, empowerment, trauma healing and resistance.

Nicole Barakat is a queer femme, SWANA artist born and living on Gadigal Country. She works to unpick the borders of art and life with deep listening and intuitive processes. Her practice is grounded in the necessity of imagination and art in transforming the conditions of everyday life.  Nicole’ divination practice is rooted in re-membering and re-gathering her ancestral knowing, including reading coffee cups and more recently working with plants and flower essences for community care and healing.