Choppy Waters Ahead | Weekly Tarot Reading | 10/18 – 10/24

By October 19, 2020 Tarot Cards

Hello Sweet Friends, 

Jonathan here, with your Weekly Tarot Reading. 

This week is full of opportunities to strengthen your resolve and take good care of yourself. 

You may find nagging money problems coming to the forefront over the next few days. Old distractions and illusions will be fighting for your attention and attempting to pull you off course. 

Although turbulent waters are ahead, they’re creating the perfect weather to develop the gifts of our main card this week: The King of Cups. 

He is here to guide you through these challenges with grace and ease. His strength and resiliency calls you to move past distractions while staying in your calm center. 

Let’s take a look at this noble king, and the wisdom he can share with you for the coming week. 

Card #1:  King of Cups | Emotional Stability

The King of Cups has reached mastery over his emotions and the unconscious realm. What sort of emotional challenges are coming up for you now that require your mastery?  

When life becomes challenging, or changes are happening at a rapid pace, the King of Cups reminds you to ride the waves without getting distracted from what is most important. He listens to his heart and allows room for creativity when solving important problems, and wants you to do the same. 

When this watery king arrives in a reading, it is a reminder to stay centered and not let your emotions get the best of you. Instead recognize, ‘this too will pass’. Remain grounded, and keep your priorities straight. 

This does not mean to discount your emotions or avoid them. Rather, be willing to listen to what’s showing up for you without getting side tracked or pulled off course. 

A friend who has a calm and nurturing King of Cups personality might reach out to you this week. Or, you may meet someone new who has fatherly or emotionally mature qualities. This influence could show up as a mentor, spiritual teacher, or it could be a quality you are developing within yourself. 

The King of Cups’ even keeled energy is essential to start to embody this week, as the coming cards will likely test your balance and ask you to find a different level of resolve when dealing with challenging situations.

Card #2:  Four of Pentacles | Money Worries

Have you been feeling lately like you need to hold onto every last penny? The Four of Pentacles in your reading this week suggests money matters are weighing heavily on your mind. 

When this card comes up, you are likely concerned about finances in a way that may be blocking you from moving forward in other areas of your life. Whether you are deciding how to invest your resources, trying to make ends meet, or completely disorganized financially, somehow money is getting in the way because you are overly focused on it. 

Your situation is a bit like the farmer who spends all day watching the newly planted crops to see how much they will grow. Meanwhile, the weeds are also growing, the cow has not been milked, and his wife is wishing he’d spend some quality time with her. 

Money has a powerful grip on all of us. It is directly tied to our survival and self worth. As you can see in the card image, the character has coins at his feet implying he can’t move, a coin on his head showing he is disconnected from his spiritual intelligence, and he is alone outside of his hometown, feeling far from home and comfort. 

In order to get things moving, you may need to bring your focus to a creative pursuit, a relationship, or to self-care. You might have scary or distracting financial concerns come up this week, but rather than spinning around and around trying to figure it out, do what you can, and then let go. 

Focus on something that you can see tangible progress with, and trust the next right step will come to you in the right timing. Your crops will grow if you focus elsewhere and get creative about where else you can put some much needed attention. 

If you find yourself stuck in the complexities of financial thinking, our next card is a good indication of how you might feel if you don’t give it a rest and focus on what is positive in your life right now.

Card #3:  Eight of Swords | Blinded by Illusions 

The Eight of Swords indicates you are feeling trapped and lost in self-limiting, and even self-attacking thoughts. Life feels oppressive and painful. You just can’t seem to get enough momentum to find your way out of a web of discomfort and bad luck. 

As you can see in the card image, our sweet character is bound and blindfolded, with what appears to be no way out. Since the sword cards represent our thoughts and mind, this sense of stuckness is related to her thinking and perception. Is she truly trapped, or has her thinking merely made it appear there is no way out of her circumstance?

You are being asked to look at your circumstances with a new perspective so things can begin to change. It’s up to you to see the beauty, poetry, even comedy, of the human condition. Write down the worrying thoughts you consistently have, and take a clear look at what you have been telling yourself. Is what you are telling yourself true? How true is it? How might you look at your situation differently? 

The woman in the card gives us a clue to escaping her self-imprisoned state. As you can see there is a puddle of water at the feet of our trapped heroine. Water symbolizes your unconscious and emotions, which are the building blocks of intuition. It’s time to feel your way out, and be willing to try something different.

Notice this week if you are feeling particularly bogged down and trapped by your thinking. Take a walk, dance out your emotional state, do whatever you can to shake things up and get out of your head. This is not the time to figure it all out mentally. Rather, It’s time to feel below the surface, and get your body and emotions moving. 

Stable in Choppy Waters 

This week is all about finding your inner calm to fortify yourself like the King of Cups. This will give you the necessary emotional stability to handle money issues and interferences surfacing now.

The truth is, the only way to build your emotional resilience is to forge your way through negative thinking and emotional storms. Doing this can be messy and uncomfortable, but it’s ok! It’s part of the process. 

If you’ve ever tried learning to walk a tightrope, or juggle, you know that you’re going to fall and drop the ball many, many, times before you can take the first few steps or keep the balls in the air. It’s just the nature of learning. 

So this week, if you find yourself taking a tumble into the chaos of emotions, or getting stuck on how you’re going to figure out your financial situation, take a deep breath, focus elsewhere for a while, and then get back up on that wire and try again. 

These tricky waters are exactly the kind of thing that can make you stronger and more confident. It’s not so much about hoping for easy waters as much as it is about finding the courage to meet the storm with a steady trust in yourself. 

Take sweet care of yourself this week. You deserve it. 

With love, 

And in service, 

Jonathan Lionheart. 

P.S. What illusion do you tell yourself again and again that you just can’t get out of your head? What would your life be like if you didn’t believe this thought? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. 

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.

P.P.S Many of you joined me on my free Weekly Practice Session last week. It was so fun to see your faces and get tuned in and energized with you! There will be another free session this coming week, however I’ve changed the time to 6:30pm MST on Thursday. Come say hi if it calls to you. Thank you so much for your kind comments and questions 🙂  You can sign up here

Jonathan Lionheart

About Jonathan Lionheart

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.


  • Angie F says:

    I’m moved by your sad comments. I’m so sorry for you. I know a little of what you feel. I am also stuck in an awful marriage with a man who is not what he appears to be. He has tried to crush my spirit and break me -for over 10 years. I would have left if I didn’t have children. Your man will never change- don’t wait for it.
    Focus on finding something -however small that brings you a bit of happiness. Please don’t give up Renecia. You are alive and allowed to be happy. Don’t let him win. Try and find strength to keep going. I understand that dark tunnel- please don’t lose hope my sister. You’re here for a reason, try to keep going. Sending you love and light.

  • Veronica Miller says:

    For the last cpl of years, every inch of my being tells me my partner is lying to me and doing sneeky things behind my back, mostly via social media. He hides thngs frm me.
    My life wld b so beautiful and happy if I just left hm. Unfortunately I am one who needs solid proof. I lov laughing and smiling and feln overwhelmingly happy, all round. I’m at a loss. I hav felt lost and lonely for too long. I need guidance xx

    • Hello Veronica, perhaps you feeling ‘every inch of your being’ is proof enough. I don’t know the full extent of your situation. But honoring what your body and heart are telling you is less about him doing something or not, and more about you saying yes to moving forward in your own life. Sending love.

  • Lynn R Nicholson says:

    Thank you so very much. I’ve been reading cards for 50 years never have I had a reading like this. I can feel how in tune you are. It was spot on I was amazed. Again thank you !

  • Patsy AnnHawk McCracken says:

    Marrying my first husband to get away from a mother who never wanted me or loved me,should have gone into the army,now my life is full of regrets,the man I fell in love with turned out to be a liar,user and scammer,just don’t believe in love anymore,don’t trust people

    • Those are challenging thoughts to continue to cycle, and I can understand how love would be hard to believe in. Perhaps there is something to be said about looking at the thoughts as old trash that hasn’t been thrown out yet…? in other words, those things have happened, and recycling the thoughts again and again is like reliving those hard experiences. Sending love.

  • Vera says:

    I have always been fascinated with astrology and that goes with that, I appreciate the readings the insights they offer as well as being told by many blessed people in this field that I am empathic and running away from my own gifts, I am not so sure about that, I am a work in progress. I love the readings and I will continue to follow the teachings and insights from the universe everyday, Thanks Johnathon.

  • Rita says:

    Hello, Alot of overthinking of not getting or having enough. I’m working on this energy block. This weeks reading is an aw ha moment for me personally. I will no longer think about the unknown future. I will now stay Present & dream and manifest my future in the present moment. This is my decision today on. I’m also inspired to create an empowerment board to assist me in being & staying present. Thank you Jonathan for your service Everyone Stay in Your Greatness‍♂️

  • Lisa Walls says:

    My self limiting thoughts are and have been what rules me. I hate it that I’ve allowed it to be this way. I’m unable to figure out how I’m supposed to start to fix myself when I hate myself. How do you help someone you don’t like? I have major self love issues due to being abandoned numerous times and that loss led me to adopt what I think I’m worth…. Nothing. I’m lost and alone and I don’t begin to know what to do to start to undo this nightmare.

  • Brenton says:

    Thank you so much Lionheart for your insightfulness, that give me the positive energy to embrace life reality and what the Universe is pulling me towards. I have been in a cycle of illusion for awhile now, even though I recognized this same trap over and over again I keep falling victim to it. A deception that creat unnecessary blockage to my creativeness, spirituality and life ab4undance. I know I can’t keep planting the same thoughts and reap a different result yet, I proceed same way, like some unseen force is compelling me to do so. Lionheart, thank you for give me the tools necessary to break free from my own distractive thoughts and behave. I am grateful for all of you who had being so open and receptive to my energy and for giving me the strength and courage I need to final make the changes that going elevate me in most profound way in all aspects of life. Peace and blessing in abundance

    • Thanks so much for sharing Brent. The legendary psychologist Carl Jung said, “until the unconscious is integrated it will rule your life and you will call it fate.” This is a lifetimes worth of work, and it sounds like you’re very much on your way. Anytime we feel ongoingly pulled by unseen forces it is very likely there is an unconscious element waiting to be integrated. Sending blessings.

  • Renecia says:

    My biggest illusion I tell myself everyday is that everything is going to be alright. that I’m going to see the light at the end of my very dark tunnel. I’m surrounded by darkness, negativity and chaos. I sometimes feel like I have been forsaken by the good man upstairs.

    Marriage… not all its cut out to be. I tell myself that it will work itself out, that he will change but I am being naive. Emotionally I’m broken, mentally. My illusion is that my life is going to become better I try to be optimistic but I find that believing blindly in optimism isn’t such a good thing in life. Darkness is surrounding me and I’m spiraling into it even further.

    • Thank you for sharing Renicia. Your situation sounds challenging. Sometimes it’s literally the pain and discomfort that gets us to take action. Seeing the light is very rarely only luck or chance; one must reach for the divine and take real action towards finding clarity. With love

  • linda smith says:

    I can’t get him out of my heart, even though my head knows it’s the right thing to do.

  • Rachel Brown says:

    Never being good enough for my own expectations and as well as measuring up to whats expected from me . I am my worst enemy for being to hard on myself on every aspect as well as not expecting nothing but perfecting but releasing nothing but a OCD effect of chaos and confusion. Thanks for the read.

  • Jennifer says:

    Choppy waters indeed! I work in healthcare. Tonight I just got the call, there are only 3 nurses left. And the others so sick with covid they are not at home, they are in hospitals. The people I tend to are sick as well. I’m not sure, I’ve heard other nurses mention this, but the sick people have odd behaviors, like trying to rip off your personal protective gear, to spitting on you…we think it’s the lack of oxygen to the brain. I’m not joking.
    I had prophetic dreams from 1993 til 1998, my own dad recorded them…with dates on days recorded and dated future happenings. My friends, soon people will begin to kill one another in the streets crazy! You’ll not be able to trust your own husbands wives children. No longer is this a warning the woman in white gave me this is all starting. Stay strong! It’s starting to heat up.

  • Ela Hayati says:

    hi jonathan.. im really confuse about my situation right now

  • Ronald D McGraw says:

    Yes I can’t get this lose of $12,000 I am missing the last week. Last week I was moving to another home & I believe one of the people helping me move saw it in a envelope & picked it up & has no plans of giving it back. But I’m not sure which one did that is if they did see it & pick it up. What I really know is I don’t have it & that was nearly all I had. That’s where my focus is.

  • Brittany Norris says:

    My life

  • Brittany Norris says:

    Chris young real his love my family money

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