Hello Tarot Love Birds,
You have a rather intense reading for this week, which will ask you to get through and let go of some hefty struggles in the near future.
Luckily, this is all for the best. While the situation at hand may feel devastating, or like it’s too much to handle, the reading is very clear that you will not only rise from the ashes, but truly find yourself in a much better place.
Your first card, The Tower, can be a hard pill to swallow. It brings the possibility of chaos, change, and disruption. However, this potentially ground shaking shift will likely be moving you in the right direction for better love.
Whether this card represents a fight with your long term lover, the end to an important relationship, or you giving in to the belief that you’ll never find love, ultimately you’re going to move through it.
In fact, you’ll not only move through it, but flourish.
Your second card is The Sun, which radiates love, joy, and innocence. We can’t really know what’s on the other side of a challenging event, but in this case you can bet there will be a sense of relief and happiness.
There is wisdom in understanding life’s tendency to move in cycles, and when it has been really hard, you know there will be some good things soon after. This is the kind of awareness your third card has to offer you.
The Empress has delved into the depth of life challenges, and come out the other side filled with a newly energized life, self awareness, and ability to relate to herself and those around her.
This is a big reading. Whenever you see three Major Arcana cards, you can bet this won’t just be a few day experience, but something that could take time.
These cards have a lot to teach you, so let’s take a look at what’s to come.
#1: The Tower | When Things Fall Apart
Is your relationship devastatingly close to disaster? Have you started to give up on love? The Tower card is one of the most feared in the Major Arcana, because it harkens sudden changes, and full-on upheaval.
Particularly in a love reading, The Tower does not bode well. If you’ve been struggling with a partner recently, or started to have suspicions something is off, this card is a sign things are going to come to a head.
However, as you may have come to realize, The Tower is a necessary step in your own growth and development. When a relationship isn’t working, or it’s just not right for you anymore, sometimes you just have to move on.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to cling to what you have, regardless of if it is healthy for you or not.
At a certain point though, particularly if you desire deeply in your heart to be in a truly loving relationship, life will move you along whether you like it or not.
This could be a situation where something comes to light which has been hidden and will ultimately erode the relationship. Or, an outside circumstance will shake your foundations in a way that will destroy what you thought was once solid.
If you are single right now, the appearance of The Tower is a sign you might soon become disillusioned with love. It’s possible you’ll find yourself letting go of hope for the romance you once believed was within your reach.
This isn’t an easy shift, particularly if you are a romantic at heart. However, sometimes it is our image of love – our imagination of what a relationship should be – that gets in the way of truly finding the match life wants for you.
As you’ll see in your next card, the destruction of your relationship, or your ideals around love, is the perfect environment for something new and fresh to awaken in you.
#2: The Sun | A Sense Of Renewal
Have you felt trapped and hopeless recently? Does it feel like everything is crumbling around you? If so, then it’s more important than ever to remember the ‘x factor.’
What I mean by this is life works in mysterious ways we simply can’t understand at an analytical level. The ‘x factor,’ is the unexpected transformation which can appear out of seemingly nowhere.
The Sun is an exuberant card, filled with joy, innocence and supreme vitality. Like the ‘x factor,’ the actual Sun can appear from behind the stormiest clouds, bringing light, warmth, and nourishment.
Particularly in a love reading, The Sun is fantastic news. If you’ve found yourself in a terrible fight with your partner, or faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge, The Sun is a sign you not only will get through this, but you will be all the better for it.
You are far more resilient than you think. Oddly enough, you sometimes need to be leveled by life in order to recognize this.
Your defenses can also be your prison, and the surrender you may face, as indicated by The Tower card, may also be a healthy process of letting down the barriers to a better you.
This is how the light gets in.
If you do find yourself in a nasty break up, once the dust clears, and the tears have flowed, you will feel a massive sense of relief. If you allow yourself to empty out, you will be filled again with something more vital than you can imagine.
As your perception of ideal love starts to fade, and the pain of disillusionment softens, a new kind of love will start to bloom. One that is not based on your imagination, or the actions of those around you. It will be the love sourced within you.
This is a powerful moment of returning to yourself. As you’ll see in your next card, you are poised to rise from the ashes with a deeper understanding of yourself. Be open to experiencing a new strength that can only come from a situation like this.
#3: The Empress | Wisdom of Love
Are you aware of the wisdom you have deep within you? Are you able to love yourself the way a dedicated mother would love her child?
The Empress is fertile, alive, and deeply loving. Have you ever noticed the way nature responds after an aggressive rain storm? Once the wind and water have passed, the birds begin chirping, the animals come out, and the trees and plants seem to glow with life. There is electricity in the air.
While it can seem terrible and innescable when you are in a Tower card period, a renewed vitality you may not have experienced in a very long time is waiting on the other side.
Of course, part of The Empress’ wisdom comes from her embodied understanding of cycles.
Seasons come and go. Relationships rise and fall. Everything is following a rhythm. Lasting pain is a byproduct of resisting these patterns, rather than being willing to move through them.
The Empress wants to remind you not to hold onto something that is ready to be over, and not to linger in the pain of it either.
Rather, allow what is leaving to leave, and accept the pain here with you now. Remember, there is no reason to stay with it longer than you need to. When it’s over, let yourself move into sweeter times.
This is a time for heroic self love, patience, and kindness. Let yourself be the archetypal parent to the parts of yourself when they are afraid, hurt, or feel broken. Hold them, love them, and guide them.
You will definitely get through this, and as the cards indicate, you will be in a very beautiful new place when you get to the other side.
Surviving the Storm
While your first card, The Tower, can feel like a terrible blow, in truth, there is rebirth written all over your reading this weekend.
Yes, it’s possible some major things could start to shift. However, you might ask yourself what you are truly hoping for in this life.
If you want to continue to grow, and to find romance that grows with you, then The Tower moments are simply par for the course.
Your second card, The Sun, is something to look forward to. I know it might not seem like it, but even The Tower moments are acts of great love to help you return to the truth within you.
Let yourself be soothed by the wisdom you have deep within your bones. Treat yourself with care, in the way The Empress is recommending.
There is beauty beyond the storm, so step right in.
And in Service,
P.S. What is falling apart in your life right now? Do you have the courage to let go of what is holding you back? I’d love to hear from you.
P.P.S. If you are worried about this big upheaval, or you’re having trouble letting go of something, we can look into it together in a private reading. You can schedule on 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.