This week’s reading comes from the Mausolea Oracle of Souls illustrated by Jason Engle. These cards have a somber theme of the darker side of mythos and depict beautiful renditions of various gods, goddesses and powerful figures from different cultures. This deck can be purchased online.
All card meanings have been interpreted from the guidebook sold with the deck, written by Rabbit Stoddard and Jason Engle.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) pulled Morgan Lefay, the Witch of Ages. You may have done some bad things in your life, but even the worst of people can learn from what they’ve done and repent. You must earn your forgiveness, but it is possible. The guidebook said that “the best way to learn of others is to spend a while walking in their footsteps.”
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20) drew Set, Prince of Avarice. Being ambitious is a good thing, but to a fault. Beware that your ambition can land you in some dark places. You will have no one to blame for that but yourself, should it happen. “Set warns us of the dangers of unbridled ambition, and self-absorption,” the guidebook warned.
Aries (March 21—April 19) pulled The Leper King, Sword of Law. Through the control of yourself, you will be able to control many of the circumstances around you. Have faith in who you are and good things will follow. “The Leper King provides a model of self-discipline and tenacity, reminding us to hold fast to our faith and core ideals even in the depths of the fire,” the guidebook said.
Taurus (April 20—May 20) drew The Maestro, Master of Inspiration. The things you have been working on have come to an end, and you will find yourself waiting for something new. You need to find this new opportunity yourself so that your time is not wasted. The guidebook warned not to “grow stagnant or complacent in our understanding.”
Gemini (May 21—June 20) pulled Abraham, Justice of Pandemonium. Even though life may be wearing heavily on your shoulders, this card asks you to remember who you are at the core of your being. You are still you, despite everything. “Abraham shows us the truth in our temporal selves,” the guidebook wrote.
Cancer (June 21—July 22) drew Anubis, Arbiter of Truth. Focus on the truth of the matter, rather than what your passions tell you. Emotions have no place here and listening to your heart will only get you in trouble. “Neutrality and duty are called for,” the authors said.
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22) pulled Charon, The Ferryman. You will need to be firm this week and not let anyone convince you to waver in your decisions for any reason. They may mean well, but only you know what is best for you. “He is unmoved by pleas or petitions, leaving judgements and pronouncements of innocence or guilt to others,” Stoddard and Engle explained.
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22) drew Abbadon, Overlord of the Abyss. Beware of using your advantages for your own sake at the expense of the people around you. Being in power is a great thing when you use that power to help, not to hurt. “Abbadon knows what he is doing, and takes pleasure in evil for its own sake,” the authors noted.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22) pulled Vanth, Caretaker of the Lost. You will need to rely on the people you trust this week, but that’s OK.. They are here for you during this time of self-reflection and discovery. “Benevolent and dedicated, Vanth provides that which is most needed, at the point where it is most needed,” the guidebook said.
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) drew The Keeper of Whispers, The Mad Prophet. Continue your search for knowledge and the truth, but be aware that the truth might make much less sense than you expect or want it to. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to simply let sleeping dogs lie. According to the authors, this card rules over the domains of “curiosity, madness, and Forbidden Knowledge.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21) pulled Hades, Lord of Riches. Regardless of what is said or thought about you, continue to love the people around you and take good care of the ones you love. Let no one bring you down for being kind. “Hades reminds us to ignore petty, unworthy distractions,” Stoddard and Engle wrote.
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19) drew Arawn, Master of the Great Hunt. Arawn asks you to follow your instinct and who you are as a person, rather than letting yourself be dictated by social conventions and rules. Work with yourself, not against, but do not criticize others for not following your example. “His power supports his interests, but does not dictate after the fashion of a tyrant,” the guidebook said.