Hello Sweet Friends,
Jonathan here, with your weekly Tarot reading.
You have powerful cards of transformation this week, pushing you to grow during this sacred time of year. Luckily, your efforts will be rewarded with the possibility of potent manifestations.
As we enter the darkest days of the year, our first card is a reminder of just how dark it can get. But not to worry, the light is right around the corner.
Our first card, The Devil, isn’t as bad as you might think. However, in this case, the card is pointing right at your shadow material and asking you to pay close attention to what has been holding you back.
There’s no room for avoidance if you want to gain the transformative powers available here and now. If you can stay vigilant, there are rich rewards awaiting you.
If they haven’t shown up already, expect to be tempted by distractions and old addictive patterns. That being said, our second card, the King of Wands, wants to remind you to stay focused, and to let go of destructive relationships and habits.
If you can stay the course, and turn your focus to your dreams and visions for your future, our third card – the Page of Pentacles – lets us know you can expect to manifest material rewards, and new, unique opportunities.
Ultimately, you have the possibility of transforming the negative energies of the Devil, into truly powerful, creative energies that will serve you in wonderful ways.
Let’s take a look at the cards.
#1: The Devil | Transmuting Obstacles
Have some of your darker tendencies been coming to the surface lately? When The Devil is drawn, it’s often a sign there is an opportunity to become conscious of the negative influences in your life.
The Devil tends to get a bad wrap in this day and age. However, in the image, the beast you see is a Baphomet, the horned god, who originally represented balance between the masculine and feminine, and between good and evil.
The problem is, this balance is particularly hard to develop in oneself. Integrating the deeper, darker, shadow parts of the psyche is not an easy task.
If you choose to deny or hide these parts, they end up getting worse. The more your shadow remains in the unconscious, the more it will control you.
Now is the time to bring the light of your awareness to the aspects of yourself you would most prefer to hide. This takes courage, but it is so worth it.
It is your loving awareness that will help bring the shamed parts of yourself into the wholeness of your being.
The Devil is also a master of the material realm, so money, food, and sexual energy are part of his domain. For many people, these areas are also associated with their desires and addictions.
You might be experiencing the return of an obsession or addiction that has repeated in your life. This could be in the form of food, sex, or even co-dependent relationships.
As you can see in the card image, there are two naked humans who appear chained against their will, standing below the Devil. However, if you look closely, the chains are loose enough for them to easily escape.
This represents a tendency to remain bound to something that might not be good for you, while believing you are trapped against your will.
It might feel like the walls are closing in on you, like there is an impossible situation or obstacle you just can’t get beyond.
The truth is, you have chosen to stay in the situation, even if it doesn’t appear that way.
You might also notice the humans in the image have started to grow horns and tails, reminding you that short term gratification may have long term effects. The longer you stay connected with something, the more you become like it.
However, the Devil is not all negativity. The Devil also represents primordial creative energy, and the ability to affect change in the material world.
This card is imploring you to transform your negative patterns towards more constructive habits. It’s time to take a close look at what you are letting control your life right now.
As you will see in your next card, by focusing your energy, and returning to a vision that propels you towards a healthy future, you can transmute this destructive energy into higher creativity.
#2: King of Wands | White Hot Vision
Has it been hard for you to focus on what’s important recently? Has it felt like you’re blocked from moving forward? This could be changing in the coming days. However it’s going to take some effort on your part.
The King of Wands represents powerful fire energy, which has been channelled by his sense direction and purpose. This King has learned to use his will in the service of his vision. He’s realised it is through this vision that his life has meaning.
You might take some time this week to remind yourself of what you value. You can write in your journal on this topic, or make a list of what’s truly important to you.
Your commitment to these values, and knowing where you want to go in this life, are what will get you unstuck and kicking butt again.
This King wants you to see your projects through to their end. And the fire that will help you do this is reconnecting with what is meaningful to you.
The distractions and obsessions presented by our previous card, can often be an indication that we are not living in integrity with ourselves.
This King is not about wasting time, so stop giving your attention to activities and relationships that are going nowhere, or are filled with unnecessary conflict.
If your creative energy is being sapped by toxic, drama filled connections, or drained by another distraction, it’s time to redirect your focus towards supportive activities.
You can turn the primal creative energy of The Devil card towards something of higher creative value, and your manifestation abilities will begin to soar.
Your next card is all about the possibilities that come with this kind of creative expansion.
#3: Page of Pentacles | Material Manifestations
Do you feel ready to receive material blessings in your life? When a page is drawn, it often means there are new and exciting possibilities available to you. A Page of any suit is filled with potential and brimming with new ideas.
The Page of Pentacles specifically, is the symbol of earthly manifestation. Your relationship to health, career, and possessions is ripe for transformation. That is, if you are willing to get away from the distractions we’ve talked about already.
A new job opportunity might suddenly appear. A brilliant business idea could come out of nowhere. You might find new inspirations to improve your health, or manifest the perfect living situation. These are the kinds of unexpected rewards that could pop up for you.
This Page is fantastic for manifesting your dreams, so take time this week to vision-board, or journal about what you are wanting to create for yourself.
You are primed for manifesting the perfect situations to improve your life, as long as you’re willing to move towards the future self that is calling you.
Considering our previous two cards, it’s all the more important that you clear the slate of toxic distractions so you don’t miss these opportunities.
Get rid of the distractions so you can focus on your beautiful future! It’s time, take the next step!
This week’s reading is all about transmuting primal energy, and toxic situations, into a creative power.
The Devil is reminding you to not be in denial about the unhealthy patterns you might be enabling in your life.
Instead, it’s time to face the honest truth about negative situations so they can be addressed and transformed.
You can do this!
The King of Wands wants you to rekindle your commitment by finding and focusing on a vision. This will require your willingness to forge ahead, while letting go of things that are nothing more than a distraction.
Finally, the Page of Wands is your carrot on a stick. The more you transform and transmute the energy-sapping areas of your life, the more you will be rewarded with new possibilities and exciting manifestations.
Have fun, and be kind to yourself.
And in Service,
P.S. What is something you know isn’t good for you, but you’re afraid to let go of? What are you excited to manifest for yourself in the coming year?
P.P.S. If you are feeling stuck or trapped in your life and could use some extra guidance, 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.