Hello Lovely Friends,
This is Jonathan with your Weekly Tarot Reading for August 23rd – 29th.
We have before us a very grounded, motivating week. If it’s felt like a grind recently, you’re not alone. With the pandemic keeping many of us from socializing, combined with the need to keep working and making money, life may be starting to feel claustrophobic and boring.
This week, the cosmos is asking you to see just how much honest attention you can give to whatever you are working on. If you’re caring for your kids, notice how present you are with them, and see if you can be even more present. If you’re working on a business project, really put in your all, even if it’s not something that inspires you.
The more care and attention you give to the responsibilities in your life right now, the more they will begin to pay off in the near future. New opportunities will arise as the Universe recognizes your commitment to showing up for whatever life brings you.
There is an air of mastery this week, so act like you are at the top of your game.
While the beginning of the week will be a full one, there will also be a fresh wave of carefree, playful energy to dive into by the end of the week.
Let’s take a look…
Three of Pentacles: Teamwork Makes Your Dream Work
Our ecosystem is made of many different species and flora and fauna, all doing their perfect little dance and adding an integral element to the harmony of life. Your personal ecosystem is no different. Everyone in your world has something special to contribute. This week is a great time to look at how you are collaborating with your co-workers, team, or family. Every person, no matter their position, has a role to play, so allow the gifts of those around you to contribute to the realization of your dream, intent or project.
There is a general misunderstanding around Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory. Competition isn’t the only driving force of life, collaboration is also a motivator. Species work synergistically together, and rely on one another to have a healthy environment and flow in life.
Thin about who you are working with in your life right now, and take a moment to feel gratitude for whatever role they are playing. If you are feeling like you’ve taken on too much of a project, or the work isn’t being divided fairly, this is a good time to speak up and re-establish your boundaries.
If you have recently started a new job, or are learning something new, be sure to really show up by taking your time, asking lots of questions, and being open to seeing things from other perspectives. This is a hard working period, so pace yourself, take breaks, and stay committed because it’s going to pay off.
Eight of Pentacles: Mastery at Hand
Similar to the Three of Pentacles, the Eight of Pentacles is a card of diligent and committed work. However, this card represents a skill you have already developed. You may come across an opportunity this week to use your skill in a way you haven’t in the past, or you may be ready to take yourself to the next level of mastery with it.
It’s easy to feel bored right now if the work you’ve been doing has been repetitive. If you’ve been doing the same thing over and over again lately, just remember, in doing so you have developed a valuable skill that will bring you success proportional to your level of mastery. So keep practicing!
In fact, acting from the perspective of mastery can really help you uplevel your skills. Ask yourself:
How would the masterful carpenter go about this seemingly ordinary job?
What kind of commitment to detail would the award winning director put into this project?
Put yourself in a mastery mindset, and the rest will follow!
Sometimes when life becomes routine, it can be difficult to find your inspiration. While it’s much more exciting to experience breakthroughs and innovative moments, it’s just as important to put your nose to the grindstone and cultivate your skills. You will feel proud of your accomplishment and your hard work will pay off down the road.
Later this week, a playful, innovative energy will appear on the horizon. Allow it to shake you up and remind you of what is truly meaningful.
The Fool: Believe in the Impossible
Letting loose is just as important as working hard and building a strong structure. As the week goes on, give yourself permission to step outside the lines. Maybe take a spontaneous trip, or start the morning with your favorite dance mix and boogie till you laugh or cry.
The Fool card represents absolute innocence and innovation. He doesn’t know he can’t do something, so he miraculously is able to accomplish supernatural things. After a week of building and developing, let what you’ve learned be influenced by the creative energy of the Fool.
When you have developed a skill which requires rules, and standards, there comes a time to let your creativity flow unencumbered again. Let go of the shoulds and shouldn’ts, and allow your heart to lead you. See what’s possible when you step outside of the box.
The Fool card is asking you to be spontaneous. Maybe take a short trip, or try something you’ve wanted to do but felt nervous or shy about in the past. This is a great moment to go out on a limb.
If you’ve been developing a skill over the years, what are some out-of-the-box ideas you could use your knowhow to pursue? If you’ve been aching to learn a new skill set, but it’s unconventional, give it a try, see what happens.
To tap into the crazy wisdom of The Fool this week, try writing on separate slips of paper five desires that excite you, or maybe even intimidate you. Put them in a jar, and commit to doing whichever one you draw out sometime this week.
Work Hard to Play Hard
This week is going to require your full attention. You’ll likely be working hard, but it’s all moving you in a good direction. Take time to notice everything that you’ve been learning and developing. It might appear somewhat mundane, but the skills you are cultivating could be priceless.
If you are currently frustrated with your job or career, keep in mind that what you’ve learned while doing a less than inspiring job can be applied to something that really excites you in the future. The same tools used to build an office building are also used to build a mansion, or a children’s hospital, or a nightclub.
Remember, The Fool doesn’t realize there are laws and restrictions, so he’s able to do things that others think are impossible. Give yourself a chance to let go of your preconceived notions of reality, you may be surprised to discover what is possible.
P.S. – Is there something you’ve been working on that you are really proud of? Or maybe there’s something you’ve been wanting to try for a while, but the learning curve makes you feel nervous. I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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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.