Hello Sweet Friends,
This is Jonathan with your Weekly Tarot Reading.
You have an amazing reading this week, and I hope you will take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Like anything worthwhile, there is a threshold you must cross in order to gain the gold on the other side. Believe in yourself, call on help from the angelic realms, and most importantly, be kind to yourself while you take the big steps ahead.
There is nothing more beautiful to me than seeing you grow and thrive. Thank you for doing your work, reaching out to me on the blog, and continuing to meet the challenges that are around you today.
Let’s take a look at your personal reading for the week.
Three of Swords: Honoring Emotions
Take a deep breath, dearest.
We start this week with an upwelling of pain and loss. You may have recently experienced a painful breakup or upset, or there is lingering hurt from the past still rising up on occasion. The Three of Swords is the card of sorrow, pain, and loss. It shows up in a reading when we have experienced heartbreak, the loss of something special to us, or an unexpected difficulty that brings up deep emotion.
The good news is, this is an opportunity to truly let go of the past and begin to move forward. The pain you feel is very real, but allowing yourself to feel and express the hurt helps you to transform the emotions connected to your loss, along with older emotions that have been locked in your body and heart for a long time.
Often, a deep, emotional release can clear the fog and give you an opportunity to see your situation more clearly. When you hold onto emotional pain, it festers away, sapping energy from your body and clarity from your mind. In order to release the pain, you must turn towards it in a safe container. Give yourself permission to feel what is coming up. Let yourself cry, stomp your feet, rage, or write honestly about your feelings. Go full-on with it for a set amount of time, and then take a walk, or do some stretching to ground yourself again.
This too will pass. Avoiding your pain does nothing but keep you tied in knots. As you will see in our next card, the emotional release you initiate now will open you to your deeper wisdom and emotional intelligence.
King of Cups: Riding the Waves
The King of Cups is stable, balanced, and emotionally mature. He rides the waves of emotion with ease, and neither denies them nor lets them control his life.
Often we must release the old emotions from our past in order to find balance in the present. As indicated in the previous card, if you are experiencing a challenging time, or there is an old hurt coming to the surface, now is the perfect time to meet this challenge as a mature, capable being.
Imagine you have a four year old who is going through a temper tantrum, or is terrified by a scary dream and wakes you up in the middle of the night. A present, conscious, parent does not scold the child for their emotions, nor do they leave the child alone to deal with what is going on by themselves. The conscious parent comes close to the child and holds them, allowing them to feel secure and held while they express what needs to come out.
This is what you can do for your own inner child. We all have childhood injuries, and these wounds lay a foundation for the patterns of hurt that will come again and again throughout our lives. To get to these roots, which often originate before you understand what is happening or able to express what feels wrong, you must give yourself permission to feel whatever it is that you are feeling. Hold your inner child when they are frightened, hurting, or angry, and give love and acceptance to them.
This is how the King of Cups is as balanced and steady as he has become. Expect to feel more capable of seeing the emotions for what they are this week: beautiful weather patterns that come and go if we give them acceptance. You may also experience a surge of creativity as you listen to your inner voice and say yes to it.
The Emperor: Leadership Arising
Both the King of Cups and The Emperor are healthy masculine archetypes.
The Emperor is the epitome of stability, power, and competency. He sits on his throne watching over the kingdom with power and wisdom. He is the ultimate leader.
This week brings a natural progression from heartbreak into competency through the cards. If you are able to give acceptance to, and express, the pains and losses you have experienced, you will begin to find balance in your emotions and creative power. No longer will emotions sway, drag, and pull you about. Instead, you can remain even and grounded, while still inspired by the beauty and sorrows of life.
Become what you are meant to become! Don’t turn back, instead remember how deeply supported you are by the lineage of ancestors who brought you to this point. Behind the emperor is a giant mountain, symbolizing a solid foundation, and massive support around him.
He is masterful at balancing the immediate details of life while always keeping the long goal in mind. Ask yourself: “Who do I need to become in order to reach my dreams?”
The Carrot and The Fox
You have a beautiful week ahead of you, but it will take some courage. We are biologically predisposed to avoid discomfort and move towards comfort, even when the comfort we seek is not ultimately good for us. Part of developing maturity is realizing sometimes you have to sacrifice immediate comfort or pleasure in order to arrive at longer term goals and enjoyment.
As a practice, you can use the idea of the carrot and the fox to help motivate yourself to move through what seems challenging in the moment. The carrot is what drives you forward, it is your dreams and goals.
Write down what you want and dream for in your future. Where will you live? What kind of work are you doing? What kind of people are in your life?
The fox is the predator that will eat you if you stay where you are now.
Write down what life will be like if you don’t make these changes and face your fears right now. Who will you be? How will you feel? What will you be doing?
Use this exercise to motivate you. Inside you have a beautiful flower waiting to bloom. It may have already bloomed to some degree, but to truly inherit the gifts of the Emperor and the King of Cups, you will need to really go for it.
I believe in you. Life believes in you. Take sweet care, and be willing to step forward valiantly this week.
And in service,
P.S. What are you afraid of facing in your life right now? What is something that is holding you back or weighing you down? What keeps you from fully expressing and letting go of the emotions you are currently holding on to? Write me on the blog, let me know what’s going on.
P.P.S. If you’d like to do a deeper reading and look into what might be getting in the way for you, you can schedule a private reading with me here.
AND – Come join me for my weekly practice session where you can learn some great practices to ground, clear, and energize your system. Every Friday at 10am MST for 30 minutes. I would love to see your smiling face! You can sign up here.
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.