This is Jonathan Lionheart, with your Weekly Tarot Reading.
This forecast is for August 9th – 15th. However, whenever you read it, it will apply to you. Divine timing is everything, and these messages don’t play by the rules of linear time.
It’s been a pretty intense year, and I’m sure you’ve experienced your share of upheaval and uncertainty. These challenging times can dim our hearts and make us question much of what we’ve held as true in the past.
Don’t worry though, the dissolution of what and who we used to rely on is an essential part of growing and self discovery. There is a new strength arising in you – a kind of fortitude that can only be gained through experiencing the trials of life.
This coming week will inspire this particular type of strength and give you a taste of the fruit it can bear. You may feel that all your previous efforts have not paid off, and that the youthful hope you once knew is distant and snuffed out.
I know how hard it can be, but trust me, that spark is very much alive. It awaits your choice to open again and burn in the love that eternally resides within you. An important growth process is occurring right now, and this week will bring a welcome surprise.
Card #1: The Queen of Pentacles – Time For Self Care
Our first card is a reminder of your enduring spirit and the resilience you have cultivated. Just getting through life requires great perseverance. So take a moment to appreciate how strong you are, even if you haven’t been feeling strong lately.
The Queen of Pentacles has fought some hard battles to get where she is. She’s walked a long and hard path, and has learned the wisdom of patience. If you feel like you’ve been trudging through rough terrain lately, keep going. You’re about to break through into a lot more ease.
You’re approaching greener pastures where you can take a much needed load off. There will be a chance to get some good, deep rest early this week. Take advantage of it! Find some time to relax your need to control and let down the guard that’s gotten you through the muddy swamps of late.
Let the nourishing essence of the feminine revive you. Take a bubble bath. Put all of your worries and obligations into a vault, lock the door, and allow a few hours (or more) to indulge in something pleasurable and relaxing. You deserve it, and it will pay off later in the week because you will be ready to spring into action when things pick up a bit.
Queen of Wands – Using Your Energy Wisely
This card is a second reminder to take some time to pause and recharge because a new fire is about to spark in you. The Queen of Wands is your second card for the week, and she represents the refined, healthy warrior in you.
You’re going to want some down time, so your inspired, rejuvenated self can come back online to harness the creativity coming your way.
Often, you might find yourself being over active… doing, doing, doing, then totally depleted, tired, and maybe even getting sick. The Queen of Wands is reminding you to use your energy wisely. She’s a go getter, and can kick ass when needed, but she’s learned to balance herself by not over spending her energy and then getting burnt out.
The Queen of Wands is asking you to look at which endeavors in your life are sapping your energy. What can be let go of? Let the Queen of Wands help you discern where to put your attention, and where to let go.
This week, expect to feel more capable than you have recently. This will be especially true if you can find some time early on to rest. Often, we need to pause in order to ‘digest’ everything that’s going on in our lives and environment. This time allows us to integrate before coming back more crisp, clear, and capable.
You can do this! Trust your capacity! And let yourself get creative after you take that pause.
Seven of Pentacles – Appreciating Your Victories
Our third card this week acknowledges the many accomplishments that have occurred in your life recently. You may not always recognize your achievements, but the angelic realm does and is cheering for you. While we can’t always see how the energetic, big picture unfolds and progresses, your guides and angels do. Call on them to help you align yourself with the master plan unfolding for you.
The Seven of Pentacles may also be highlighting a sense of lack that you’re feeling. You can shift the feeling of lack by noticing and appreciating the abundance that surrounds you. If you’re yearning to feel more fulfilled, take note.
Is there something else you’re meant to be doing? Could your skills and gifts be better utilized for yourself and the world? Do you have old hobbies or passions that have slipped away?
If you’re feeling melancholy, it’s time to reconnect with your hopes and dreams. Journal about them, take a walk, have a conversation with yourself about what makes you feel alive. It’s time to infuse your life with the elements that light you up and connect you with your Big, Beautiful Self.
This is a special week, dearest. Focus on lightening your load and softening the badass, capable self you’ve been bringing to the table with some self love and time off. Do what you can, I know you’re busy but it’s really important that you treat yourself to some time away from the many things that are pulling at you.
Notice if there is something that’s been waiting for you to give attention to it. You might be surprised at how creative, playful and inspired you are as the week goes on. Listen to the voice deep down that’s feeling unfulfilled, what is it saying? How can you nourish this part of yourself into greater fulfillment?
As always, and with love,
At your service,
P.S. Have you been in a place where you’ve given up on your self care but you’re feeling ready to start making healthier choices? How do you like to take time for yourself? What kinds of activities light you up and make you feel alive? Let me know in the comments below!
I’d love to hear from you, and if you have any questions I’d be honored to get back to you.