New Year, New Focus | Weekly Tarot Reading | 01/03 – 01/09

By January 2, 2021 Tarot Cards

Happy New Year 🙂 

This is Jonathan with your Tarot reading for the week. 

A special kind of steadiness is coming in as you start the new year. The tumult of 2020 has come to an end, and something fresh is awaiting you. 

You might be feeling a little tired from the holidays, with presents, family, and online social gatherings. However, there is a new energy available if you are willing to turn toward it. 

This week is going to be about what happens in the year ahead. The cards are encouraging you to create consistency, and build good routines to help you achieve what you are wanting in 2021 and beyond. 

Your first card, the King of Cups, advises you to take your time, and see beyond any drama that might be in your life. You have grown immensely in this last year, and you have the skills now to steer through any turbulence around you. 

The Knight of Pentacles, your second card, is about being methodical, and intentional with the work in front of you. He knows how to get what he wants, but he’s not in a rush to do it. Adopting his approach sets you up for long term accomplishments.

Our last card is the little trickster that tries to convince you to procrastinate and fill your life up with unnecessary distractions. The Seven of Cups doesn’t want you to succeed. So rather than allowing yourself to get sidetracked, it’s time to bring more positive habits in your daily life. 

Let’s take a look, and let the cards speak for themselves.

#1: King of Cups | Taking Time to Feel 

Does it feel like you’ve learned a lot from this last year? Are you ready to be more stable in your emotions and feelings? 

The King of Cups suggests you’ve grown immensely in your ability to ride the waves of life. You are now entering a period of emotional and creative stability.

All of the King cards in Tarot represent the fully matured state of their particular suit. They have made their way through ups and downs, from Ace through Queen, and have now fully developed their gifts.

You have also traversed a period of highs and lows. It’s likely the storms you have weathered in the previous year have felt nearly insurmountable at times. But this is changing. 

All the chaos has made you more capable of facing the challenges of life. Even when you find yourself in uncomfortable situations, from here on, you will have a better sense of how to move forward without getting knocked over.  

You can tap into your experience and understanding to help you stay balanced and aligned with your goals and vision.  

As you can see in the image, the King of Cups is not preoccupied by the contents of his chalice. This suggests he is no longer overly concerned with his emotions.

He sits on a solid rock in the middle of the ocean, which indicates he is not tossed and turned by the turmoil around him. This King is solid. 

That being said, the King of Cups remains tender hearted, compassionate, and emotionally tuned in. He is neither obsessed with his emotional state, nor does he avoid what he is feeling. 

This makes him a fantastic mediator, and the kind of boss or leader who wins the hearts and minds of those who follow him. 

It’s possible you will be meeting someone who is both caring and commanding. The type of person who takes everyone in the room into consideration, and acts for the greatest good. 

He’s quite the ladies man as well. This King is a poet and artist, who’s depth is daunting yet still comforting. 

If you happen to be single, keep your eyes open for a potential romance in the coming weeks. You could be inspired to win a secret crush of yours, or it’s possible a truly deep lover will surprise you by asking you on a date. 

While there’s a possibility this card is representing an actual person, I am primarily reading it as an indication of balance in your mental and emotional state. 

In synergy with your other cards this week, The King of Cups is reminding you not to get stuck in your thinking about things. 

He wants you to trust your feelings, but not get swept away by them. Sometimes, your mind can grab hold of a feeling, and then write an entire story about what it means. 

Instead of doing this, The King of Cups suggests you allow your feelings to come and go like waves on the ocean. 

Let yourself feel what you’re feeling, but give yourself enough time before you jump into your head about it, or start acting on these feelings. 

You’ll notice that the Kings of all suits sit on a throne. They have learned the wisdom of waiting and patience. They don’t need to run out, like many of the other cards, chasing this, running from that. 

Rather, they have found a sense of ease within themselves, and trust the right answer, or the perfect next action, will show itself if they give it some time. 

Allow yourself to be patient this week. Pause before jumping into the work in front of you, or what you think you need to do next. 

You might set three to five alarms on your phone that remind you to pause for thirty-seconds, three, or even ten minutes. Take this time to just be, and simply feel. 

These pauses are in perfect alignment with our next card, which advises you to find a good, solid pace, as you steadily move forward with life and work. 

#2: Knight of Pentacles | The Rhythm of Success

Are you dreading getting back to business after the holidays? Does the workload feel impossible?

The Knight of Pentacles is a sign to take one thing at a time, and create a supportive routine to help you take on the new year.

The Knight of Pentacles knows how to get the job done. He is reliable, committed, and trustworthy. 

It’s likely you have some work on your plate that feels a little overwhelming. While it may seem like there is a lot to accomplish, this card is a clear sign that putting in the effort will definitely pay off. 

When the Knight of Pentacles is drawn, you are coming into a period of putting your head down, and getting to business. 

In fact, this is exactly what you need right now. Consistent work that challenges you will both bring satisfaction, and help you feel like you’re heading in the right direction. 

Get yourself into a good, solid, routine. While this might feel boring at first, the more you get into a healthy cycle, the more you will find yourself feeling vitalized and rested. 

The Knight of Pentacles is earthy and sensual. He is connected to his body, and loves to use it in hard work and exercise. 

The week ahead is a great time to get a regular exercise schedule in place. Let yourself get sweaty, and physically worn out. 

Set yourself up to take an online yoga class, or commit to scheduled walks or runs. Consider pushing your workouts further than you are used to. More physical activity will help keep you clear and grounded. 

You are ready for a nourishing routine to help you grow in the areas you’ve been wanting to. So create a plan, and commit to following through, even for just one week. 

The Knight of Pentacles wants you to succeed. He understands there is a time for relaxation, and a time to work hard in a sustainable way to get you where you want to be. 

Using the focus of the Knight of Pentacles, and soothing your body and mind with good exercise, will help you to move through the trickster energy that will be pulling at your attention, as indicated in our next card. 

#3: Seven of Swords | Little Distractions  

Have you been feeling distracted recently? Are there some activities you keep getting pulled towards, even though you know they aren’t good for you? 

The Seven of Swords can represent strategic actions, unique thinking, or even unexpected insights. However, today he is playing the role of a trickster. 

The Seven of Swords is the part of yourself that tempts you away from your positive, productive, plans. It can be the little voice that makes you lie to someone you care about, or the idea that convinces you to do something you know you shouldn’t. 

This card is trouble. And in this reading, it’s a warning of what not to listen to this week. 

Recently, you might have been experiencing a side of yourself that craves for you to do things you know won’t be good for you. 

This is the little devil on your shoulder that tugs you towards a drama ridden lover, the pint of ice cream, or pint of whiskey. 

Particularly when you’re starting to experience some balance, as represented by the King of Cups – and when it’s time to get back on track, and in the game, suggested by the Knight of Pentacles – this rascal will want to throw a stick in your gears. 

This is a week of staying on course. So when you hear your inner voice pulling you off track, kindly – but sternly – remind yourself what’s most important right now. 

It’s not that you can’t have any fun, but you know the difference between the fun which will nourish you, and the kind of fun that will only pull you off course. 

Sometimes this card is drawn as a warning that others are trying to deceive you. While this is a possibility this week, right now, it’s showing up as a reminder to be aware of distractions and habits of avoidance.

You have learned so much this year, so now it’s time to put your wisdom into action. 

Staying the Course

Your reading this week is a validation of how much work you’ve been doing. Congratulations!

The King of Cups is a sign that you’ve matured into a more stable, capable, and compassionate person. All the challenges you’ve faced have been part of this amazing growth in your life. 

This new level of stability can be harnessed to help you continue to build the life you want to lead. The Knight of Pentacles wants to support you in this. His message is to find a routine, to stay simple, and to get your body moving. 

Living simply, and doing your work will serve you greatly! There are infinite rewards that come with slowing down, and paying attention to what truly matters. 

Finally, your last card represents the little voice that wants to pull you away from the beautiful life you are creating. The Seven of Swords is a master of deceit, and will tell you to skip the exercise, wait to do your work tomorrow, or call up your favorite drama monster. 

Instead, remember the wisdom of the King of Cups. Take a pause, feel what you are feeling, and be patient. Good things are coming, but they take time and commitment. 

What better way to start the new year than creating a routine and commitment that will serve you for the rest of your life? 

With Love, 

And in Service, 

Jonathan Lionheart

P.S. What’s something you went through this year that you learned a lot from? What are some of the ways you find yourself avoiding the work of creating a beautiful life for yourself? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you. 

P.P.S. If you’re having a hard time getting back on track in this new year, you can take a look at what’s getting in the way by scheduling a private reading with me here. 

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.


  • Jacqueline says:

    Thank you for all that you do! My 2020 was so painful! I lost my father,I lost my best friend and I also found out my husband is nothing but a LIAR! Now i see all & he cant pull the wool over me anymore and he is so not liking it that he cant b.s me anymore! So were do I go from here?

  • Julz Miller says:

    Hi, Jonathan thank you for this, 3 months ago my husband started having an affair after being married for 10 years, he left me alone over Christmas to be with her saying he was having to help out at work…I’m beside myself with grief, I’m one of those women that throw all caution to the wind to make my relationships work…I know it will get easier, but having to throw all our beautiful wedding albums and stuff out is more heartbreaking than I could ever have imagined…Thank you for the cards, they’re a great comfort to me.

    Julz Miller

    • Hi Julz,
      I can’t imagine the sense of loss and grief you must be going through. My heart goes out to you. Sometimes going into the heartbreak – in other words letting yourself fully feel this loss – can bring about a new dawn. It will of course take time, but my prayer for you is that your heart has the chance to heal, and feel tender and safe again. And that you will grow more full from this tragic experience. Blessings dear, may this new year have grace in it for you. – Jonathan

  • Latoya says:

    Hey there… The accuracy is on point with everything that was said there…I always own up to any and everything that I do wrong so bouncing back and moving on from things in general I do make sure to most of the time dodge the bullet before it even launches.

    I do have a strong desire to say something whenever I agree or disagree with what people say but often find myself pulling way back and keeping great knowledge to myself because of how the next person might take it.. I just don’t like hurting people’s feelings so I allow them to always be right even though they so wrong..

    Yes I would definitely love to get out of the comfort of just letting things slide and actually speak up when necessary.


    • Hey Latoya, so nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting. I understand the urge to ‘correct’ someone, and the frustration that can come with letting them be ‘right.’ I sometimes ask myself if I know absolutely that my perspective is true. Honestly, it may be true for me, and what someone else may say may be true for them. That tends to give me room to respond if I want, but from a humble place, or to not respond and be content with knowing what is true for me. Sending love. –J

  • ASRI ZA says:

    Thank you so much for you reading. It relieves me a lot after so much turmoil last year which makes me fell into depression.

  • ingrid seals says:

    Hello Jonathan
    I have been very impressed with your weekly readings. Everything you say rings a bell, and there`s no doubt in my mind how sincere you are.
    Because of insurance issues caused by my own negligence, I had to suffer 6 month of severe pain.
    Yes, I have matured and am so ready to move in the right direction, always keeping my mind on your readings.
    Forever thankful

  • Petronella says:

    Thank you Johnathan for your help I have struggled the past year I was retrenched last year March had a disappointment with someone but I have struggled but I’m getting there

  • Donald Storace says:

    Hi Jonathan. Nothing I seem to do helps me, I listen to meditation tapes try to clear my chakras, and try to manifest a better life for myself and the only outcome I get is all negative, I have been told there is a curse that has been cast on me I spent so much money trying to get this curse off me and it comes back 2 fold,, now I have been laid off for the third time (2020) and my life just doesn’t seem to get any better. Any ideas. Thank you, Don

    • Hey Don,
      That sounds complicated. I suppose it could be a curse, but more often than not it’s that we are trying desperately to change what is happening in the moment. By this I mean we are resisting what is, which keeps something new from coming in. It’s kind of like a chinese finger trap, the more you struggle the tighter it gets. What would happen if you said yes to what’s happening in your life right now? My other recommendation would be to force yourself to meditate, ie do nothing, for 3 or 4 hours straight. Maybe take a walk or break every hour. This kind of sitting will alter the patterns of your thinking and change what is possible. Good luck man!!!

  • April L Sindorf says:

    I learned that I’m jus not meant to be happy or have a real relationship. Apparently I can’t find someone to truely love me.. Thought I found my soul mate but I can’t deal with the stupid thing he keeps doing.. can you help me please. I moved away from my kids and grandkids for him.

    • Hey April,
      I’m sorry that sounds challenging. Often we chase after unavailable relationships until we are willing to turn around and love ourselves. Once we can give love freely to ourselves, there is room for someone to come in and love you too. Good luck dearest.

  • Ian Michael Andrews says:

    Your read is accurate and full of insight. The advice and action I would do in 2021 the information you gave me would enable me to serve humanity better. I know my special love will help me during this year, and we will grow stronger together. May you continue to grow, success and prosperity continue to flow in your life from God.

  • Angie F says:

    As always I feel what you are saying Jonathan. I love getting your readings. I must focus my mind, up my exercise and make a plan/ commitment/structure- to get to my goals.
    Thank you!!

  • Thank you Jonathan , for this reading I agree with I had learned a last year through releasing and meditation ,but am procrastinating about go to gym thanks for reminding me , perfect reading

  • Jackie Jerles says:

    As a frontline worker on a COVID unit, I’ve learned that just being present for others, who are hurting,, is more important, and rewarding., than putting my own needs first…. by being there for others, it fulfills a need i have ignored for years

  • Lillian says:

    Thanks, he is a real person. That king.

  • Michelle Adkins says:

    Wow! Just discovered I’m a Walk-In like an hour ago and then I got this email. For my own tarot pull on your site the First card I got was, of course, The Tower. Second was Strength and the Third was The Hierophant. My head is still kind of spinning. Trying to wrap my head around what happens now? Like how does that change everything… Or does it? I was at ROCK BOTTOM right before I found out and that kind of news DEFINITELY pulled me out of it! So Hey, Jonathon, you offered me a 20 minute reading last fall because you double booked me and cancelled my session at the last minute. I think I’m ready for that whenever you’re available! Lol! I’m familiar with what a Walk-In is but maybe you could further enlighten me in some way about this? Thanks!

  • HuongRose says:

    Thank you for your reading Jonathan!Wish you a Happy New Year!
    By the way, your Lion heart has impressed me because I’m a Rose with a heart of the Lion also.
    Best wish to you!

  • stacie mamahan says:

    Thank you for the new year’s reading. I appreciate your readings and look forward to them. I am learning to grow in patience and to plan better for my goals. Your readings confirm what I need to know to become more positive in my thinking and approach. I was looking to ice cream or other means of escape, and am thankful for the warning of excesses are possible. While they can be fun for a short period, I am learning better how to find moderation. Thank you so much, and best wishes to you for the New Year!

  • Susan says:

    With this reading, you perfectly described my day today- I wasn’t sure where the little distractions were coming from but they were strong! Thank you, and as usual, your readings and insights are valuable.

    • Hi Susan, my pleasure. Those sweet little distractions can sometimes be an aspect of our inner-child. There are ways to bring her along with whatever you are needing to do, ways of including them in a fun and sustainable way. Thanks for saying hi 🙂

  • Olga says:

    Thank you for the advise. I am always looking for your readings, you are always on target. This time you have confirm what I was thinking in order to accomplish my new life changes. Also, thank for the warning and to stay focus and steady until I get to the finish line. Best wishes to you in this New Year.

  • Leonida Gamboa says:

    Thank you for the New Year’s reading. It was very uplifting. After a very tumultuous year, I am feeling hopeful that the coming year will be kinder to me.
    I learned a lot from my past experiences. My actions were characterized by impulsivity and impatience. I don’t usually examine the details before making a decision. This has caused me financial losses and emotional heartaches.

    • Hi Leonida,
      I totally understand. Taking those pauses before acting can be of great help. Let me know how it goes. Blessings.

      • Joseph says:

        Hello Jonathan I’m joseph pleased to meet you. Something I went through this year. Well this year I spent helping my mother to get settled in her new place in Rose dial. It was quite extensive for her place needed a new front porch and I replaced the back deck and their are a few more thing to do this year as well.
        I started a journal for these weekly readings I thought it mite help to keep me focused. Thank you and I’m looking forward to are reading next week

  • Amelia Savitri says:

    Last year I learnt how to be patient and trust the process. I know good things don’t change overnight that is why I keep manifesting good thoughts. Because I know things will get better sooner or later.

    • Hi Amelia. Beautiful wisdom you gained in this last year! Yes! keep manifesting good thoughts, and noticing the beauty around you. Things will continue to transform 🙂

      • Lorraine Collins says:

        Hi johnathon thank you for the reading I really love getting them from the tarot cards, unfortunately at the moment I’m stuck in a situation because of my health I’m waiting to have an operation for the past 7 years so really I’m just feel I’m in limbo

    • Jerrie Sturgill says:

      Jonathan Lionheart this is jerrie and I want to say thank you for the New Year reading u done… some of that feels just like what I am going through and I hope that I will and can keep what it says going… thank you so much…

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