Hey there 🙂
Jonathan here with empowering news for the week ahead!
You have a big transition coming up that has been a long time coming.
You may already be aware of what needs to change in your life, or you might be only starting to see the signs something isn’t working.
It could be a relationship, job, or living situation, but it’s clear that something which used to bring you joy, is now filled with disappointment and pain.
If you’re feeling afraid to take the next step, don’t worry. I’ll show you how to draw on the power of your higher self represented in our third card, the High Priestess, to help you step through to the other side.
Her energy is powerful, and will help guide you through these seemingly troubled waters.
We all know you can only avoid dealing with challenging matters for so long. However, when you do take the needed steps, you will feel relieved and reborn.
Let’s take a look at your cards for the week, and let them speak for themselves.
Card #1 | Eight of Cups | Moving On
Is there something or someone in your life you feel burdened by? When the eight of cups is drawn it tends to be a sign that you’re ready to turn away from what isn’t working anymore.
This could be a friendship or romantic partner. Early on, they seemed like a great fit, but as time has gone on, perhaps they’ve become more of a barrier than a good match.
It’s also possible you are experiencing a bad work situation or environment. It’s turned out to be a toxic situation for you, or you’ve come to realize it’s not where you want to be.
To be blunt, it’s time to make a transition. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to leave your partner or place of work. But you absolutely must be willing to face the problem in front of you.
The Eight of Cups depicts a man who is emotionally unfulfilled, leaving on a journey in the middle of the night. He knows the steep path up the mountain before him will take time and effort, but he understands there isn’t another option.
You have to face the challenges before you, or it simply won’t get better.
Rather than leaving in the middle of the night, like our friend from the card, facing you problems in the daylight, without avoidance, is your best bet.
The man in the card has chosen to leave behind his unfulfilled life in search of one that has meaning for him.
You deserve to feel emotionally fulfilled. So put your attention on what will actually make you feel valued. It’s time to move towards your destiny.
If you’ve been avoiding this challenge because you are afraid of the repercussions, know that on the other side is a deeper kind of joy and happiness.
While there may be a specific outer transition you need to make, this change is a part of a much larger cycle for you. Our next card is about the longer term path to completion you are on.
Card #2 | The World | Reaching The Next Level
Are you ready to finish this chapter in your life? Have you learned the lessons you need to move
The World is the final card in the Major Arcana, and is a sign that something you have invested time and energy into is coming to completion.
This could be something tangible like a relationship, a career, or education, but it could also be a more subtle process of learning – the kind that happens at a soul level.
You could be deciding to stop dating the same kind of people, or choosing to go after fulfillment in your career rather than what most people are reaching for.
Maybe you’ve experienced enough self-criticism to decide to start treating yourself with the kindness you deserve.
Regardless of what it is, this is a great sign that something is ready to be let go of, so you can move to the next level.
Our first card, the Eight of Cups, let’s us know you are ready, but maybe still avoiding the final decision to make the change. This is understandable because The World card indicates this shift is kind of a big deal, and could bring up some fear.
It’s ok. A soul level transition is clearly happening for you. You don’t have to make it all happen at once, but know that the change is going to happen whether you get on board with it, or resist it the entire way.
You might find yourself thinking back on the last decade. Notice any memories coming to your mind this week as it will help you understand what is coming to an end.
It’s possible you will get an unexpected text message from someone in your past, which will remind you of a different time in your life.
You’re finalizing big lessons right now, so old experiences might come to the surface to be reflected on.
While this might sound overwhelming to you, it’s totally natural, and mostly out of your control.
What you can do is not resist the changes, and trust in the process of your personal growth.
Ultimately, this is a time for celebration. You are on your way to completing something of great importance.
Your next card indicates a powerful guide available to you for this transition. She will be your friend and teacher during this important period in your life.
Card #3 | The High Priestess | Consulting Your Higher Self
Do you ever get the feeling there is a greater plan for you beyond what you see in your everyday life?
The High Priestess is the master of the unseen. She walks between the conscious and unconscious realms, and can help lead you to your deepest wisdom.
When the Priestess is drawn, you’re entering a time when the veil between worlds is thin. Secrets you may be keeping in your unconscious could rise to the surface, giving you insight into your current circumstances.
You might ask yourself: “Do I trust my intuition?”
This is a powerful time to listen to your initial feelings and sense of people and situations in your life.
The Priestess resides between worlds. She can lead you to your deepest desires, and secret wishes. She understands cosmic cycles, and wants you to pay attention to the call of your true self.
Our previous cards have made it clear that you are on the cusp of some big decisions that will alter your life in ways you just can’t understand at this time.
Now is the time to listen to your intuition, and follow the call of something greater than your mind’s projections and worries.
The Priestess is well versed with stepping into the unknown. So call on her for guidance as you move towards new possibilities. You are not alone, and life has a plan for you.
You have a unique calling that has been with you since before your birth. Do you remember what inspired you as a child?
Pay attention to your dreams this week, and spend time journaling, as messages from beyond are more available than usual.
Lighten Your Load
The more you get into alignment with what is truly right for you, the easier life will flow. The Eight of Cups is asking you to pay attention to what is ready to be let go of.
While this can feel overwhelming and scary, beginning to trust that life wants good things for you can help you let go of what is not good for you.
This transition marks something important in your life. The World card appears when you are close to a graduation on a soul level.
This means you’ve been learning and growing, and it’s time to step into a new level of yourself.
You can do it!
Remember, the Priestess is here to guide you. There is a part of you that knows the way, and can help you through the threshold. Listen to your intuition, trust the wisdom you have deep in your bones.
Change can be challenging, but it can also be liberating. Trust yourself, and trust the process. You are in a grand moment of becoming.
And in service,
P.S. What in your life that you are ready to walk away from? How would it feel to let go of this burden and step towards something new? Let me know in the comments below.
P.P.S If this transition is feeling hard or confusing, you can schedule 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.