One of our tarot group members did this excellent reading on Robin Williams using the out of print Egyptian themed Way of Cartouche oracle deck, which has 25 cards. Here it is:
This reading was done solely for my own purpose, but the spread was so beautiful that I wished i could share with anyone who felt as affected by Robin Williams’ passing as I have felt. Because he ended his life by suicide, I felt myself worried he would not be at peace and heal from the turmoil and pain that some of us know can push us into the darkness that he felt. While I did not know him personally, I knew he was a gentle, good spirit.)
I first want to point out that out of the 24 cards in the Cartouche, there was not one negative card to fall in this spread.
“Will he have peace?”
Point 1: Thoth
Point 2: Water
Point 3: Ankh
Point 4: Osiris
Point 5: Winged Disk
Additional two cards below 5 Card Spread : Anubis and Scarab
Thoth —-at Point One falls in the “Nature of the Problem, Situation or Question” area—
(Thoth represents Fate/Karma, healing, and the spirit by definition in the Book of Cartouche, and in my interpretation in this reading)
Water —-at Point Two Falls in “Cause of Problem/Reason for asking”.
(Water represents emotions, and in this reading represents my emotions being the reason for asking)
Ankh —-at Point 3 is in the “Factors to be Considered” point.
(Ankh is described as our life force, “the key to life”. In my experience, when Ankh is not representing actual love, it is felt to me as a warmth. Care being given where it is needed, I feel warmth and light when I see this card at this point, and especially for this spread)
Osiris —-at Point 3 is in the “Comment/Advice Given”
(Osiris is the Lord of Light, representing wisdom, justice, and stability. For my question “will he have peace?” – I know by experience with the Cartouche that Osiris represents a firm, fixed and stable answer that is definite to say that yes, there will be peace”
Winged Disk —-at Point 5 falls in the “Outcome/End Result” position.
(Winged Disk is identified in “The Way of Cartouche” book as “Emblem of the flight of the spirit to higher realms”, as well as “Divine Guidance”, “Inspiration”, and “Achievement”. Winged Disk, in my experience with cartouche, is one of the most beautiful cards to get in a spread. But when Osiris is at point 4, and Winged Disk falls at point 5, the answer is ultimate success, stabilized by Osiris, and our answer is definite, instead of an unsteady or “movable” possibility. Winged Disk becomes that much more powerful, enforced by osiris)
Our Answer for “Will he have peace” is that yes, he definitely will. Below the initial star Spread I pulled two additional cards (with the 5 car star spread, I always pull additional for 10 cards total). Anubis shows Robin’s journey, and appears next to Scarab, which is a transformation of the spirit. Anubis, as known in ancient Egyptian history, is known as the “protector of the dead”, being that “of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion.” Anubis is a protector in the Cartouche cards as well, and it shows protection and guidance during travel (spiritual travel in this case) for Robin, and especial Appearing next to Scarab, which in the Cartouche is “Khepera, God of Resurrection and Immortality”, representing change. Is Murray Hope’s Cartouche book Scarab in the spiritual sense says : “the present life of the inquirer is one of spiritual transition, during which the vital step will be (or has already been) made from the pursuit of material experience, to more exalted goals”. The change is beyond the material world at this point.
What we know from this spread is that there is a new path and transformation for this person, we think of worldly pains and struggles, and this person is in the process of moving beyond these things, and healing in light«<. The reading was very special, and the cards that fell are remarkable and worth noting.
Background Cards (from left to right) Horus, Twins, Hathor
Background energies/last three cards are Horus, Twins, and Hathor. This is family and loved ones of Williams. Horus is the “Patron of Homes and Families” in Cartouche, the Twins, even though only two figures are shown in this card, represent many people in different readings, Hathor is a young woman, I feel to represent Robin’s daughter (possibly his wife, but I feel strongly it is his daughter). I believe these cards fell because these are the things that matter to Robin most, they are his loved ones, and people closest to him.
This is what he has left behind in the material world.