Hello Sweet Friends,
This is Jonathan with your Weekly Tarot Reading.
Our experience of life is multi-layered, with patterns and cycles that can be both joyous as well as challenging. You might have noticed there are certain experiences, emotions, and themes that seem to cycle through your life, showing up again and again but in slightly different forms.
As we grow in wisdom and consciousness, we can begin to transform the more challenging experiences cycling through our lives into more peaceful opportunities.
This week is a reminder to come back to your roots; to find solid ground within simple routine and ritual, and to transform your perspective by noticing the beauty around you, even when things seem unpleasant.
Card #1: The Hierophant | Finding Simplicity
The Hierophant represents convention, traditional spirituality, mentorship, and wisdom. This card tends to show up when we are needing to simplify our self-care and spiritual practices.
Rather than getting caught up in the complex nuances of the world and your beliefs, it can be truly comforting to relax back into faith, if only for a little while.
Do you have any rituals in your life right now? You might consider regular prayer, meditation, or some other meaningful ritual that you can return to daily. This can be very comforting and grounding during the turbulent times we’re living in.
It’s also possible you are ready to return to your family’s spiritual lineage, or a traditional practice, with a new appreciation. On the flip side, you could be feeling hemmed in by old beliefs that don’t serve you anymore.
While it’s important to be true to yourself, bringing acceptance to where you come from and the current order of things can help decrease our resistance to life, which creates more peace in your day to day experience.
Acceptance and simplicity will help you navigate the uncertainties rising to the surface this week as indicated by our next card.
Card #2: Five of Pentacles | Expanding Your Perspective
The Five of Pentacles shows up when we have experienced a temporary loss of some kind. You may have lost some money, or gone through a challenging and expensive health problem, or it’s possible there is a chronic ailment currently rearing it’s angry head.
While whatever is going on right now is temporary, the Five of Pentacles indicates you might be torturing yourself by over focusing on the issue at hand.
Rather than seeing the big view, you keep rotating back to the problem.
This is like picking a scab over and over again and not letting it go through the healing process it needs. By telling a ‘woe is me’ story to yourself over and over you have hypnotized yourself into believing life is out to get you and there is nothing you can do.
Looking at the card itself, you can see the two huddled people walking in the snow don’t seem to notice the warm glow from the church window right above them.
This window symbolizes the spiritual and community support available to you right now, that is, if you are willing to look beyond the story of lack you are telling yourself.
Card #3: Four of Pentacles | Overcoming Scarcity Mindset
Not unlike the Five of Pentacles, the Four of Pentacles can be indicative of ‘scarcity mindset.’ This card piggybacks on the other, which I’ll get into in a moment.
The Four of Pentacles represents a hyper focus on finances, which sometimes means you are doing good planning and being careful with how you handle your wealth.
However, this can often come at the expense of how you are living in the other areas of your life.
Your relationships may suffer because of your obsession with money, (the tending to it, or the lack of it), resulting in rigidity and angst that stifles our creativity and compassion.
While this card can sometimes speak to doing some well needed financial planning, if you are currently not feeling financially abundant, it indicates an existential fear arising around not having enough.
In this way, we can see how the Five of Pentacles relates to this card. You can get stuck trying to figure out how to change things, or lost in the hurt and fear you are experiencing.
How Can You Cultivate Gratitude This Week?
It is utterly important right now for you to step back, take a deep breath (or fifty deep breaths), and count your blessings.
I mean this literally. Write down everything that you are grateful for – not just right now, but through your entire life. Write down the teacher that inspired you, the time you saw the sunrise that was beyond beautiful, and anything that reminds you of beauty.
This is not a moment to put your head down and forge ahead.
Rather, it’s time to take a gentle step back and see the larger view. The anxiety or uncertainty that surrounds you may seem very real, but much of it is based on what you are focusing on.
So, give yourself some space to focus on something beautiful.
Notice if you’re cycling in the same thoughts over and over again. When you catch yourself in one of these more negative stories, take a few deep breaths and shift your focus to something beautiful or inspiring. Notice how you feel when you are entrenched in the negative story, versus an inspiring image or thought.
Challenging moments rise up again and again in our lives, but they can be transmuted if you are willing to look at what’s happening in a new light.
I believe in you!
And as always, in Service
P.S. What are some things you love to do or think about to bring yourself out of a funk, or remind you just how beautiful life can be? What’s a pattern or cycle you’ve noticed in your life that you are ready to transform for good? Let me know in the comments below.
P.P.S. If you’d like to do a deeper reading and look into what might be getting in the way for you, you can schedule a private reading with me here.
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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.