Don’t Get Caught In The Drama | Weekly Tarot Reading | 2/14 – 2/20

By February 15, 2021 Tarot Cards

Hey There, 

Have you been making progress in an important area of your life recently? If so, there’s going to be a change of pace that could slow things down for a while. 

I know it doesn’t sound like a good thing, but this transition will actually be an important period for you. The pause in progress you are entering is exactly what you need to see through any unnecessary drama getting in your way in. 

The Hanged Man, your first card,  is a sign of an all around halt, but the gift of this card is a new perspective, which will only help you in the long run. 

If you can relax, and accept this period of slowing down, you’ll be able to navigate the conflict indicated by your second card, the Five of Wands. 

It’s likely the slow down you’ll be experiencing has to do with some conflict happening around you. In fact, right now you have the chops to transform the tumult in your life into something productive! 

Your third card, the Queen of Wands, is a fantastic and charismatic leader. Her passion and commitment will help guide you towards getting your energy moving and grooving again. 

Let’s begin your reading, and take a look at your first card, the pesky, but oh so important, Hanged Man. 

#1: The Hanged Man | Hitting The Pause Button 

Have you been feeling stuck or trapped? Do you feel like there’s an invisible wall you can’t seem to get beyond? If you’re feeling this way, it’s because your life is on pause right now. 

The Hanged Man has many negative associations surrounding it, like death and punishment. However, The Hanged Man has nothing to do with these darker things at all. Instead, this card is about a period of reflection. As a result, when you do start to move forward again, you’ll have a new perspective informing your actions. 

At times, you may be aware of moments when you need to take a time out and assess your situation. Unfortunately, there are other instances when you don’t notice the need for these slow-down periods. 

It’s possible you’ve been trying to push through obstacles recently, ignoring the signals telling you to take a break. 

Remember, you don’t always get to choose the timing of how life unfolds. As much as you might want things to go a certain way, or feel like you need something to occur ASAP, often it’s simply out your hands.  

These cycles when we are stopped can be particularly uncomfortable if you’re feeling charged up and ready to go, or if your current situation feels unbearable. Unfortunately, progress likely won’t resume until you surrender to life’s ebbs and flows. 

Taking a time-out can actually be a welcome respite. If you allow yourself to trust in life’s natural timing, you might find yourself relaxing more into the process. 

The Hanged Man is a little bit like a Yoga class. You can either surrender and breathe into pretzel-like shapes, or you resist and hold your breath, causing even more strain and suffering. 

As referenced above, the Hanged Man tends to bring about a sense of dread. On the card however, the man is shown hanging from a living, vibrant tree. In fact, it is the World Tree. 

This sacred tree bridges heaven and earth. It is deeply rooted in the unconscious realm, while simultaneously connected to heavenly superconsciousness. 

The World Tree represents coming into alignment with your center, where you are neither reaching out for what is next, nor stuck churning in the past. This pause in your life is offering an opportunity to return to the present moment. Doing so can alter how you perceive your life, relationships, and current projects.  

You are learning a new way of seeing yourself and your life. If you continue to struggle, fight with, and blame your suffering on your circumstances, you will continue to feel trapped. 

Alternatively, if you choose to accept the moment of pause, and consider how you engage the world around you, something new will have the chance to emerge. 

A different perspective is crucial right now. As you’ll see in your next card, you might be experiencing a stalemate. It’s possible you are fighting with yourself, and  fighting with those around you, which is a big part of your current phase of being stuck. 

#2: The Five of Wands | Seeing The Big Picture

Does it feel like everyone is against you right now? Are you struggling with family drama, or workplace relationships? Part of the reason you may be feeling trapped is the conflict in you, and surrounding you. 

The Five of Wands depicts five people from different kingdoms competing with one another. None of them are getting what they want because they are focused on competing with one another. They are in a gridlock, and believe nothing can be achieved until this conflict is resolved. 

You may be experiencing family drama right now, making it impossible to focus on anything else. Or, you and your partner could be arguing a lot right now, making your living situation particularly uncomfortable. 

These conflicts you’re in could also be at your workplace. The people you work with are either competing with one another, or caught up in drama to the point nothing is getting done. 

While these examples of external conflicts are a possibility, the Five of Wands can also be a sign you are fighting with yourself. You don’t know how to take the next step because you’re feeling pulled in different directions at the same time. 

Alternatively, the Five of Wands can be a very positive card. If the competition is goodhearted, constructive, and moving you towards a solution, the Five of Wands can represent dynamic teamwork. However, considering The Hanged Man as your first card, it’s more likely this is the debilitating kind of conflict. 

You are likely losing sight of the forest for the trees. Meaning, conflict is getting in the way of seeing the big picture. You become distracted by the tension and toxicity to the point you forget where you are going, or even why you’re arguing in the first place. 

If you find yourself only wanting to be right, without taking consideration of the important goals you’ve set, it’s all the more important to take a step back, as recommended by The Hanged Man card. 

You might ask yourself:

“What’s most important here? To be right, or to build a healthy relationship?”

“Do I need to be the winner in this situation? Or is there a way to support someone else who might have a better idea?”

In other words, the way to resolve this gridlock is to see the forest again – the big picture. 

Your next card represents your confidence, social skills, and a powerful magnetism that can help you get back on track. 

#3: The Queen of Wands | Rising Above The Drama

Are you ready to step into your courageous, confident, self? Are you willing to walk away from the drama, and help guide those around you in the right direction? Part of the reason you’re feeling stuck right now is your uncertainty, or unwillingness to commit to the next step. 

The Queen of Wands is fiery, self assured, committed, and passionate. She has nothing to hide, and because of this, she radiates charisma and the courage to be herself. 

This queen knows at her core she can take on whatever comes her way. It’s time for you to step into this energy. 

However, you might be experiencing an addiction to drama. Rather than moving to higher ground, and taking on greater responsibility, you distract yourself with the conflicts in your life. 

In order to bring more of The Queen of Wands energy into your life, it’s important for you to understand where this powerful queen gets her natural leadership skills. 

The small black cat sitting at her feet symbolizes her shadow side – the parts of herself that have been either denied or undernourished by life circumstances. 

The cat sits happily with the queen, which is a sign she has made peace with what she was once ashamed of, or frightened of, in the past. 

No longer in denial of her shadows, or overcompensating for them, The Queen Of Wands becomes mysteriously magnetic, attractive, and influential. 

As you begin owning your power, living as your fuller self, and aligning with your truth, the “shadow orphans” in your psyche will rise to the surface. It can’t be helped. The more you embody your true nature, and fill out your purpose, the less room there is for hiding. 

Often these shadow parts are directly connected to the drama and conflict you experience in life. Just when things seem to be flowing smoothly, you might start to stir up, and distract yourself with drama. 

But you’re ready to move on from these unnecessary distractions! Utilize The Hanged Man’s wisdom, and allow yourself to surrender to the time out you are experiencing. 

Step back and witness the drama for what it is. Lay down your weapons for a little while, and perhaps you’ll begin to see the root of the obstacles in your life. At which point, a new way of moving forward will become available. 

Who Are You Becoming?

When you find yourself in a Hanged Man situation, where nothing seems to be working, it’s a great time to question the motives and the stories you believe in. 

Is it possible what you think you’re meant to do, or where you’re meant to be, or who you want to be with, isn’t entirely accurate? This isn’t to say you’re wrong, but is it possible these stories get in the way of a new way of experiencing life? 

The Hanged Man is a potent, and sometimes uncomfortable, reminder that life moves at its own pace. You could be stifling your progress by not questioning your beliefs and actions. Use this pause to look at things from a different perspective. 

Taking a breath, like in a yoga class, and surrendering to the moment, may give you insight into the conflict indicated by the Five of Wands. Relax, and take a look at what’s really going on around you. 

Ultimately, you have a leader, peacemaker, and courageous heart, waiting to take the stage. The Queen of Wands emanates a magnetism and skillfulness available to you in this very moment. 

Her advice is to stay away from the drama. Not by avoiding it, or blocking it out, but by noticing how silly drama can be, and choosing to engage in a different way. 

Trust the process, remember to breathe, and I look forward to our next interaction. 

With love, 

And in service, 

Jonathan Lionheart

P.S. What drama do you find yourself getting sucked into? Are there conflicts in your life that get in the way of you making progress?  Let me know in the comments below.

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.


  • Julie Miller says:

    Hi, Jonathan, I found out just 2 days after Christmas my X husband was having an affair since September, It was the biggest shock to me, even though we hadn’t had sex for a few months…he said I was the best wife a man could have, just right up to the Christmas time, he came home, I cut his hair and he told me he was working over Christmas…I accepted this as truth, although by now my gut feelings were kicking in.

    By January 2nd I kicked him out, sometimes it gets so difficult but I’m not one for moping around, I try to work out most days, the weekends are the worst, knowing he’s with her at her house…he lives at his works place for now…x

  • Donna says:

    Hello, I’m married to a man who had a stroke last year. He has become very jealous of my kids of my grandkids anyone that I talk to he’s driving me crazy what can I do? I want to move out! But should I leave? I don’t know please help me. Donna Brown

    • Hey Donna, these are big questions. After a stroke, the personality of someone can change quite drastically. Sometimes there is a recovery and an evening out of the personality, but not always. I think it’s important you look at what’s most important to you, what you are needing, desiring, and where your values can guide you to meet these things. Not an easy position to be in, but the more you can bring your intentions and values in line with your chosen path, the easier it will become.

  • Marija says:

    Če se zoperstavim lastnih dvomov na področju izvenzemeljskih vplivov, ki me istočasno tudi privlačijo, se mi pojavljajo razna vprašanja v uvide razsežnosti dogajanja.
    Sicer, filma MATRICA nisem gledala, pa vendar nekako dojemam njegovo vsebino.
    Velikokrat se težko soočamo z dejstvi, ki nam jih vesolje pošilja, pa vendar je zavedanje ključnega pomena za vzpostavitev ravnovesja v okolju, ki ga živimo.
    Če upoštevam, da sem na tem področju absolutni laik, lahko trdim, da povezanost planetov temelji na doživljanju časa, ki ga živimo v slehernem trenutku.
    Ali živimo v računalniški simulaciji?
    Glede na to, da moje trditve temeljijo na konkretnosti, bi se od tega distancirala, saj čas prinese svoja stališča.
    Moje poslanstvo, – naše poslanstvo ?
    Življenje nam ponuja vse razsežnosti človeškega uma, ki velikokrat presega velikost razuma.
    Če še enkrat poudarim, da smo vsi vsak zase svoja MATRICA, kajti vsak duplikat se znanosti podvrže. Vse je mogoče.
    Če citiram pripoved, da nas je Bog ustvaril po svoji podobi, ki naj bi bila zapisana v posebni kodi, bi rekla, da vsak jaz ponuja svoj obraz.
    Vendar tega dejstva se malokdo drži, ker naše življenje je tako prepleteno, na kar se vidi samo površino, ne pa globino.
    Vsaka slika, ki nam povzroči pozornost, jo vidimo iz oddaljenosti našega uma, toda bolj ko se ji približujemo, in opazujemo detajle, se nam vedno bolj prikazuje namen te podobe, ki naj bi imela tudi svoj pomen.
    Vsaka drama prinaša moč nad situacijo, če se le zavedamo, da je to le en delček poti, ki vpliva na razsežnost, in počutje duha, ki se bori za dosego svojih določenih ciljev, je že to cilj, ki pelje do naslednjega cilja.
    To so samo moje domneve.
    Z vsem spoštovanjem

    • Pozdravljena Marija
      Tole tako lepa razmišljanja delite z nami. Moja izkušnja je bila, da živimo med dinamično subjektivno realnostjo in razvijajočo se objektivno resničnostjo. Napetost in presečišče teh dveh je tam, kjer prebiva zavest. Vse življenje je komunikacija, torej tisto, kar smo sposobni tolmačiti, naj bo to v dejanskem jeziku ali jeziku energije ali čutnih podatkov, začnemo razumevati širšo sliko. Glede na to, da je treba informacije vedno razlagati in lečo, skozi katero poteka interpretacija (tj. Naš um, telo ali drugo), je naše razumevanje skoraj vedno končno in se razvija. Ta teorija drži tako teleoloških implikacij kot posledic teorije dinamične kompleksnosti. Morda bi vmesno konotacijo poimenovali teleodinamična. Všeč mi je, da razmišljate o teh stvareh in kot vedno radi slišim od vas. Blagoslov

  • Viviane Paolini says:

    PS: The numerology did not work, it says “This page isn’t working”

  • Viviane Paolini says:

    Hi Jonathan, you go always to the root of the problem. I am in the hangman mode, I have to stop thinking, what is, where should I go, who is coming? what should I do? questions all the time. I have to pause, but I am posing for a long time now. I went trough transformations that were needed. Fine I will wait.
    Finally I figure it out about the black cat, my shadows and I realized what it is. NOW I can look at it without suffering. That’s was needed. You opened a door. I know who is the drama coming, and I am ready to face it with peace.
    Thank you so much for your help.
    I would like to know what can I do to read your answer, if any.

    • Hey Viviane, let me know if you get this. I guess I don’t know if you are informed when I respond to your posts or not. Thank you for sharing! sounds like you are making friends with the “black cat.” Such beautiful work! keep going 🙂

  • Helen Stone says:

    Thanks for the reading, your so right about me right now.
    Family problems and my father in law is the one who get’s hurt, and I’m mad as he’ll.

  • Sharon says:

    Hi Jonathan:
    ThankYou For An Accurate Reading Once Again…I Shall Take Your Advice And…
    “Breathe:Pause And…Take A Step Back,re-evaluate My Situation …
    Does This Mean I’m On The Wrong Path And Needing To Change Direction?
    It’s Completely True The Situation IS Jammed So To Speak And…So Foggy I Can’t See The Road Ahead…I Think I Am Meant To Take A Breath And Wait For The Fog To Lift,And… Maybe -Just Maybe I Will See A Clear Way Forward:
    Much Appreciation,
    Stay Safe :
    Sharon 🙂

    • Hey Sharon, thank you for reaching out. The cards aren’t necessarily saying you’re on the wrong path. However, the jam-up might be a result of going about things in the wrong way, or it could just be you’re needing to let things settle a bit before a clear path reveals itself. Thanks for saying hi 🙂

      • Michael brown says:

        Hey man. I freakin love youuuuuuuuu!!! It was destined for me to cross paths with ya. I’m 100% on that. Send me an email if ya got time, I know your busy. Would love to chat. Hope to hear from ya bro!! Thank you for what you do. Simply saying, whatever source there is controlling things, it knows what the hell it’s doing. Real talk.

  • kitt says:

    This email i recived bares little relavense to my current situation, it implies I am in a relationship which currently I am not..
    I would like to find ou aboutmy love life if there was something worth knowing about…and whats going to be happening
    with it..kitt

    • Hey Kitt, thanks for reaching out. Being in a relationship is only an example of where some of the conflict could be arising. Otherwise, it may be occurring in a different area of your life, or internally. Thanks for saying hi!

  • michael o'keeffe says:

    Thank you for your relevant advice, it’s much appreciated.

  • Tejpal Gill says:

    I have started reading your tarot reading & it is quite to the point & factual,I need your help,I lost my wife four years back was quite wrecked & plu bed in depression.Nothing was working for me,no job,no money income & now I am in Sydney but still no job,no money income,is there any hope to be back on earning a livelihood,is there any woman for me in my life,I am 66 years old but with good energies to work.your guidance is desperately needed.

    • Hey Tejpal, I’m sorry for the struggles you’ve been facing. There is always a way forward, though it may not appear that way in the moment. I believe in you, and hope you can find it within you to remind yourself of what you are capable of. Thanks for reaching out!

  • Malthie says:

    Thank you Jonathan for being so highly accurate, I truly appreciate your wisdom and guide, stay safe, warm wishes.

  • Peggy says:

    I am stuck between to men right now is there anything you do to help with this decision or which on to pick

    • Hey Peggy. Sounds like a tricky situation to be in. Perhaps make an honest list about each man’s positive and negative elements in regard to being in a relationship with them. Often we think someone will change once we enter a relationship with them, but this is rarely the case, so really pay attention to how these men are relating with you. Good luck! let us know how it goes.

  • Henri-Valentijn says:

    Perfect, as I can inform you I am in the middle op the process of letting go, working through the pile an nearing the finish line of a huge family story. In all of this a future with diverse possibilities and roads to take become more clear and needs a planning. Surely and I am convinced, by given proof and guidance, out of many signs as also your tarot reading showing me over a longer period of time on my road to completion. But in all it’s right to take a break, a true relax and outdoors to enjoy the presence of more there is. Really thankful for this Jonathan.

  • Jack says:

    Thanks for your help and support

  • Ismael Daera says:

    Thank you dear.
    That`s awesome reading and I feel it touches me on how I live my life currently. I am desperately in need of more information’s that I can handle my life to a better one.

    Thank you and much appreciate this reading.
    Ismael Daera

  • Cheryl Theresa Tuhokairangi says:

    Johnathan Lionheart

    Warmth and well wishes

    Cha Eagleheart.

  • L says:

    Amazing! So pertinent to what’s happening…Lately I’ve felt so stuck about trying so hard and not achieving much. Total impasse. Sisyphus. I’m starting to question the “vision board” of how I think my life should look like. Why am I holding on to this vision? Is it possible for me to change it, turn it upside down, even allow a few newcomers to get onstage? Add a few more characters, new scenery, a new plot. I admit I’ve never been good with timing. I’m too impatient. Now I’m learning to just refrain from talking, doing, striving. Thank you for these insights…

    • Sure thing L. Thank you for sharing your process. I’ve noticed with clients and myself there can be a tendency to believe if we can simply get the right set up of material things, or work situations, or relationships, then we will no longer feel disconnected. My experience has been it’s quite the opposite, once we are willing to connect with the larger parts of ourselves, and let these guide us, then the other things tend to fall into place. Sending love.

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