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.
And in service,
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
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.