This month I'm using a different kind of deck, we are actually switching it up to an oracle deck! Wisdom of the Maya: An Oracle of Ancient Knowledge for Today is a fabulously created and detailed deck of Mayan deities, glyphs, animals, forms and astronomy cards. The Maya were on of the most highly evolved ancient cultures, colonizing Central America for over 1,000 years. They had to know a little something something right? Dr. Ronald Bonewitz did a wonderful job of interpreting the symbology in order to create a great oracle deck with the assistance of carving illustrator Achim Frederic Kiel.
Leo - Let Kumatz (the snake) be your guide. Aside from the jaguar it is one of the most important animals in the Mayan belief system, a herald of change at the deepest levels. Let your inner voice guide you over this next month and watch for outside stressors coming into major play. Learn to let go and let God..err...Kumatz...aid you in dealing with your current challenges in a way to create change.
Aries - Chel The Nurturer comes to you this month bringing with a sense of giving and needing a lot of support during the month of August. I get the sense with this that it is related more to family matters than friends so keep an eye out for parents, siblings and immediate relations.
Taurus - Nohoch Ek is the equivalent of the God of War indicating conflict, on the plus side, whatever arguments and negative situations that surround you during the month are at their worst and can only get better. On top of that be sure to look for support from your significant other, Nohock Ek is ruled by Venus and allows reconnection and reaffirmation or the beginnings of love to bloom.
Gemini - Kinich Ahau comes to you for the month of August, telling you that even a bad decision is better than no decision at all. You may be trying to push things forward but meet a wall or have to wait for others to get on the ball. Now is the time to stay on top of things and push as hard as you can toward the future that you crave.
Cancer - Dzonot The Cenote flags you down for the month of August allowing you a deeper look into yourself. Now is your chance to look into the heart of the matter and see it for what it TRULY is. This is also a great time for reinspection and reevaluation but don't make any plans just allow yourself to absorb the information that will be gleaned throughout the month.
Virgo - Balam, the jaguar makes use of the darkness, but when this card comes forward it tells you that now is the time for self-confrontation. You are allowing your darkness to hold you back, now is the time to face that negative and come to terms, turn weakness to strength and shed light on the dark.
Libra -Kanah indicates movement, a lot of movement, this could mean movign forward in life, a change of address, or job even a change in family. Sometimes the Paddler Gods may come up if you need MORE movement in your life indicating that now is the time to put action to your plans.
Scorpio - In the Chinese language the idiom for 'danger' is the same as 'opportunity' danger comes in many forms and Chibil Kin comes to warn you of rough seas ahead. Be very aware of your finances, not all dangers are physical recognize that they can be emotional as well. Worry not because the dangers will pass quickly.
Sagittarius - Pop denotes the need to give and/or recieve advice. Be wise in your choice of counselor, even if you have to start out with someone who may not be as well trained or organized as you would like, something is better than nothing.
Capricorn - The glyph Karn comes into your life this month indicating that being to comfortable or to satiated can be as bad as starving or moving to fast. Take a look around you and reasses, are you settling? Do you feel stuck? If you do then now is the time to make a change Universe will guide your way.
Aquarius - This is a month in which your strength will shine, there will be a lot of burdens weighing on you but you need to keep your headup, things will come out just fine. Pauahtun The Skybearer lends you the strength and the solidity to hold up the world if necessary, it will endure no matter how long you must sustain.
Pisces -Iq Icatz (new fire) indicates that right now you are at your height of manifestative power. With an 'out with the old in with the new' attitude you will begin new projects this month that will turn out to be great deals in the future if you play your cards right!
This Tarotscope was created using the Wisdom of the Maya Oracle deck published by St. Martin's Press