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?
And in Service,
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.
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.