This week’s reading comes from the Daemon Tarot by Ariana Osborne. This deck features dark but strangely beautiful ink sketches of various daemons, Lords of Hell and a few witch-related things as described by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy’s “Dictionnaire Infernal.”
All card meanings have been interpreted from the guidebook sold with the cards.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) pulled Ribesal. This week, you are being asked to avoid suppressing emotional responses to problems or situations that are presented to you. While logic is important, you also need to learn to consider the emotions of yourself and others involved before making a decision. “Take care not to invest so much in learning as to become cruel and unfeeling,” Osborne said.
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20) drew Astaroth. Negative things have happened to you and it is OK to occasionally remind others of your circumstances. You should beware of “milking” the situation for pity or attention, even subconsciously, as it will seriously affect others’ perceptions of you. “But when we dwell on a slight — real or imagined — to the exclusion of all else, we will eventually lose the sympathy of everyone,” the author wrote.
Aries (March 21—April 19) pulled Beyrevra. Logic is your greatest weapon this week, so be sure to use it and not allow yourself to be overcome by fears and anxieties. “Faced with frightening information he did not understand, Collin de Plancy sought to show his ‘demon’ in a weaker light —a horrible creature but one that could be overcome,” Osborne noted.
Taurus (April 20—May 20) drew Andras. This week, you are being reminded that you are not the only person in the world, and that the lives of other people do not revolve around you. Do what you want, but beware of your impact on others. “Andras is a perfect example of risk versus reward, especially when the ‘reward’ is harming others,” the guidebook said.
Gemini (May 21—June 20) pulled Torngarsuk. Even though things may get difficult, focusing on the positives and silver linings will help you get through whatever the universe has to throw at you. You are a strong, amazing person and you will get through this. “Although Torngarsuk is, by all accounts, a benevolent deity who very often will assist the angakkuqs in healing those who are ill, many Inuit traditions also focus on the power of positive thinking to combat ill health,” the author noted.
Cancer (June 21—July 22) drew Scox. Someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes, and charm or scam you into doing something you do not want to do. Be aware of the sickly sweet people in your life and exercise caution in how you navigate their demands. “We should always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true,” the author said.
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22) pulled Mammon. Being ambitious and wanting things is important to get anywhere in life, but this card warns you to avoid avarice and only gather what you need at any given time. A small “tiny” amount of greed can motivate you, but “unfortunately, it’s very seldom that there is such thing as a ‘tiny’ bit of greed,” the guidebook warned.
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22) drew Abigor. This week, you are being asked to focus on teamwork and building loyalty both inside and outside your normal circle. Being trustworthy is key to being able to trust others. “When we are not fighting alone, gaining the love and loyalty of our team may make all the difference,” the guidebook said.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22) pulled Sabbat. This week, you are being asked to go back to your roots and focus on traditions and family. The comforting nature of where you come from may be invaluable in combating the stress of everyday life. “Surround yourself with family and like-minded individuals,” the guidebook advised.
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) drew Eurynome. Stop holding on to things that are long overdue, and learn to let go. Allowing yourself to be rid of these needless burdens will open you up to new opportunities and memories that will help you heal. “Move on to a new cycle,” the card encouraged.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21) pulled Zaebos. Romance and comfort are in your stars this week. A current relationship will be filled with extra affection or a new relationship will blossom, and both emotional and physical comfort will be found by all. “Zaebos causes people to fall deeply in love,” Osborne said.
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19) drew Cali. Feminine energy is strong in the forecast for this week, be it your own or a powerful woman in your life. Look at these women with caution and do not judge them, or yourself, if that is the case, harshly for the decisions they make and the image they put forward to maintain their power. “Cali is representative of an essential and amazing force in our lives: that of change,” the booklet said.