Hello Tarot Family,
This is Jonathan, with your Weekly Reading.
This week has some obstacles I really want you to know about, but not to worry, the reading ends on a very positive note.
Your first card is the Six of Cups, which means it’s time to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life. Spend time with your kids, or your inner child. Let yourself lighten up and have some fun.
That being said, the Six of Cups can also be a card of reminiscing about the past. This can be sweet and fun, but be careful not to get lost in your mind and memories.
I say this because your second card, the Eight of Cups, is all about the kind of thinking that traps you in a victim mentality and makes you feel small.
It’s possible you are thinking too much about an old romance, or cycling in your mind about the troubles in your current love life. This is the kind of thing that can make you feel stuck.
However, the cloudy storm of over-thinking is about to break, and the sun will shine through. Your third card this week is filled with love, connection, and reconciliation.
The Two of Cups is a fantastic final card, but let’s take a look at what comes prior to this welcome relief.
#1: Six of Cups | Sweet and Simple
Have you been over working or worrying too much lately? The Six of Cups is an indication that it is time to take a break from ‘adulting’ and let yourself enjoy simple pleasures for a while.
As you can see in the card image, there are two children, safe within the walls of a castle, who are sharing and playing with one another. This represents the innocence of childhood and heartfelt connections.
You might find yourself reminiscing on childhood or teenage memories, or reconnecting with people from your past this week. If you had a troublesome childhood, this is a good sign something from that time is beginning to lift, and a sense of ease is on its way.
If you have children, this card is a reminder to connect with them on their level.
Let yourself be lighthearted and imaginative. Even if you don’t have children, take your inner child on a playdate. Ask yourself what the sweet child within you would most like to do, and find some time to engage fully with this part of yourself.
The Six of Cups is also a card of connection and communion. The two children on the card are sharing with each other equally, and enjoying one another without expectations.
You may find that your relationships and connections feel light, and full of sweet intimacy. If you’re in a relationship right now, make ample room to be a goofball with your special person.
If you’re single, you could find yourself meeting someone who seems familiar, and makes you feel truly comfortable.
While traditionally this card is described as ‘pleasure,’ and can indicate togetherness, or even sexual union, it can also lead to a stuck place if you indulge too much in your memories from the past.
As you’ll see in your next card, even sweet memories from the past can pull you out of the present and leave you feeling trapped.
#2: Eight of Swords | Prison of the Mind
Do you sometimes find yourself feeling trapped by your thinking, or getting so stuck you just don’t know what to do? Sometimes your desire for something different, or for a different time in life can become your own prison.
The Eight of Swords is the ultimate mental hell. The woman on the card is bound and blindfolded, and clearly having a terrible time. You would think she could find her way out using one of the eight swords that surround her, but instead she remains seemingly trapped.
When the Eight of Swords is drawn, it’s a sign you could find yourself feeling utterly stuck, hopeless, and incapable of facing the challenges of life. However, you’ve been here before, and you’ve made your way out before as well, so don’t despair.
More than anything, this is a warning card in your reading today. Your first card is an emotionally powerful card that wants you to enjoy, remember sweet memories, and return to a sense of innocence.
However if you get in your head about what used to be, or you lose appreciation for your current circumstances by wishing you were somewhere else, you will find yourself struggling and fighting.
Luckily there are some clues in this card that can help you avoid getting lost in a mind prison, or to find your way out if you end up getting stuck.
The first clue is the water beneath the trapped woman. This stands out because the suit of swords is related to the element of air. The little bit of water is a reminder to get in touch with your emotions, to feel what you’re feeling, regardless of how uncomfortable it might be.
You won’t be able to get out of this by thinking about it, you must express and move your emotions.
The second clue is that the woman is tied up, but there are swords around her which could easily cut her loose. Releasing your emotions is key, but it’s also important to be precise in your thinking.
Your mind will be active one way or another. So each moment you can remember to do so, point your attention towards what is beautiful around you and in your life.
You might affirm supportive thoughts such as: I am loved, I am supported, I am guided, I am uplifted.
It might not seem true in the moment, but if you repeat them, at the very least they will keep your mind from returning to mental woes about the past.
If you find yourself in a negative space, remember it will pass. There is always a dawn after the night. Your next card is exactly the kind of dawn that you have been waiting for.
#3: Two of Cups | Unifying Love
Are you ready for a reconciliation? Could your life use some peace and joy? After the storm at the beginning of the week, there will be a stillness and sense of renewal.
The Two of Cups arrives in a reading when compassion, generosity, and partnership are about to come into your life. This can be an internal sense of unity, where all of the struggle is dropped and what is left is the warm loving energy at your core.
It can also foretell a kind of relationship seen on the face of the card. Both individuals are gazing into one another’s eyes, and sharing their cup with the other.
This is the kind of relationship where you are seen as the beautiful person you are. You feel supported, and authentically want to support the person you are with. This is a love that heals old wounds, and is founded on respect.
Considering our previous two cards, it’s possible you have some challenging memories and experiences that are still haunting you. But not to fear, there is a good chance you will finally start to let these things go, and begin to feel a sense of wholeness again.
In Western Alchemy, this card represents conunctio, which is Latin for unity. However what comes prior to deep resolution and revitalization, is seperatio, separation.
Sometimes things need to be pulled apart and mashed around, before they can come back together.
This isn’t always easy, but it’s quite natural. Ultimately, there could be a resolution with a loved one, or lover. Or perhaps, you may be forgiving yourself in such a way that you fall madly in love with yourself again.
Either way, this is a sign of a truly powerful coming together.
Doing Your Part
This is a classic Tarot set where we see innocence turn to turmoil, and then a transformation into clarity and peace. However the Tarot doesn’t just tell you what is going to happen, it asks you to grow.
Without your participation, and your willingness to learn from the process, make new choices, and take responsibility, your life will stay the same. You have more power than you might think.
So remember, your first card is a reminder to lighten your load, spend some time with the sweet child inside of you, and let yourself enjoy the natural pleasures of life.
However, this card can easily turn into melancholy, and hoping for something that has already passed.
In order to avoid the trap of the Eight of Cups, your second card, stay with your emotions and maintain a close watch on where your mind is getting stuck.
You can help this process by finding ways to let your emotions out safely, and by focusing on the beauty around you. Take a walk, listen to the birds, and remember the ways in which you are blessed.
Your last card, the Two of Cups, is an epic love card. Whether you are in a relationship that is ready for some mending, or single and ready for a new love, this card oozes potential romance.
However, as you’ve heard me say before, a great and sustainable romance starts from within.
The union this card is talking about could be you loving you. You showing up for you. Whatever the case may be, when the sun starts shining, let that warmth into every single cell.
And in service,
P.S. What is your favorite memory from childhood to think about? When you find yourself trapped, what are the thoughts you are usually having? Write to me on our blog, I would love to hear from you.
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As a doctoral student in Somatic Studies, Jonathan Lionheart has always has a fascination with things that are beyond this world. This led Jonathan to the Tarot, which he quickly absorbed as his go-to method for getting direct insights from the Universe.