A New World Awaits | Weekly Tarot Reading | 8/22 - 8/28 - Cosmic Updates

A New World Awaits | Weekly Tarot Reading | 8/22 – 8/28

Hello Tarot Family, 

You have a magnificent and powerful reading this week! 

All three of your cards are from the Major Arcana, which lets us know this is an important reading! The energies showing up this week are creating an awesome ripple effect that is likely to last longer than just a few days. 

You have made some serious progress, and this could be a time when you will start to see the signs of how much you are growing. 

It’s so exciting to share this with you, so let’s jump in and see what’s in store…

Card #1: The Emperor | You’re In Control

The Emperor symbolizes structure, authority, discipline, and is here to let you know it’s time to take greater control over your life. 

The Emperor sits on his throne, looking over his vast kingdom, closely watching everything that happens before him. 

You can see his old war armor sticking out beneath his regal, red robe, letting us know he’s fought hard to get to where he is now. He has gained wisdom from his battle experiences, and from learning to govern his kingdom justly. 

When The Emperor arrives in a reading, it can be a sign you are stepping into a new level of responsibility, where you will need to be diligent and stay conscientious of your own and others’ actions. 

This could show up as advancement in your career, a new job, or taking on a new responsibility in your life or for the people around you. 

The Emperor has learned to wield his power with integrity. And now is an opportunity for you to do the same. 

You might ask yourself who you have influence over, or in what areas of your life there are strong power dynamics. This could be with your kids, employees, or even in your friendships. 

You might even consider your internal power dynamics, where parts of you have more or less power than other parts within you, and what that looks like. 

What has made The Emperor powerful, wise, and able to endure, is that he knows when to sacrifice his personal preferences for the greater good. 

He does not wield power for his own pleasure, but so his kingdom will be safe, organized, and can continue to prosper for years to come. 

This type of decision making requires foresight and a degree of detachment. You may have choices coming up that require sacrifices in this moment, so that something important can happen in the future. 

In other words, sometimes a true leader has to make his followers unhappy right now, because they know that down the line the sacrifice will pay off. 

Pay attention to the areas in your life where you are compromising what you know to be true in order keep the people around you, or even yourself, happy or comfortable. 

If there is something you know needs to happen, this isn’t a time to slack off so as to avoid conflict or discomfort. 

The Emperor represents father figures, leaders, and kings. This archetype is about order, clarity, and honor. 

As such, you could meet an older person who has cultivated these attributes in his or her own life, and can help you develop your own authority. So stay open to authority figures, such as military generals, police officers, or people who have acquired a strong foundation of discipline and integrity. 

Of course any fatherly archetype represents only one part of the story. The Emperor, if not checked by the nurturance of his counterpart, can become cold, unfeeling, and too detached from life. 

Luckily, your next card is precisely what balances this powerful Major Arcana, and is a sign you may find an electrifying balance in the coming week.

Card #2: The Empress | A Time Of Self Acceptance

If The Emperor is the paternal, masculine, and mental element, then The Empress is the quintessential maternal, feminine, heart-forward element. 

The Empress represents abundance, pleasure, nature, and nourishment in all its lovely forms. When this “Great Mother” archetype arrives in a reading, it’s a reminder to nurture yourself, your heart, and your body. 

She is abundance incarnate… represented by the flourishing natural environment that surrounds her in the card image. 

Her crown is made of twelve stars, symbolizing the twelve zodiac signs in astrology. This means she is the mother of all of the different qualities found in each of the zodiac signs… even the darker ones. 

In this way, The Empress welcomes, nurtures, and accepts all of life. She is the mother of all things. 

You are being reminded to love yourself precisely for who you are, in the same way the “Great Mother” loves all of life. 

Which areas of yourself and your life feel undernourished? Do you have parts of yourself you feel ashamed of, or even despise yourself for? 

Take a close look at any negative self-talk you might have in your head, and bring forward the abundant acceptance of The Empress. Love each and every part of yourself by seeing yourself through the eyes of the “Great Mother,” especially the parts that have been hidden away or cast aside. 

Allow yourself to kindly laugh at the critical voice that judges parts of yourself. Your critical side needs love too, and can be softened by bringing some humor to its harsh, perfectionist outlook. 

While The Emperor is about organization, limitations, and clarity, The Empress exemplifies uninhibited growth, wildness, and pleasure. 

Ultimately, you are being challenged to make a bridge between the attributes of your first and second cards… even though they appear to be almost complete opposites.

In reality, they are perfectly complementary.  

The challenge that now lies before you is how to take the powerful advice of The Empress – to truly love and accept yourself as you are now – and, at the same time, use the discerning clarity of The Emperor to cut away what’s unnecessary and implement discipline to achieve your goals. 

Rooting yourself deeply in self-acceptance and love, while keeping your eyes on your larger trajectory, will keep you moving in the right direction. This is a powerful alignment that is more possible for you right now than usual. 

Both The Emperor and The Empress are in service to their community, life, and the world at a very high level. So it could be helpful to remind yourself why you are doing whatever it is that you are doing. 

You are entering a time of leadership, so use the discerning clarity of The Emperor and the nourishing kindness of The Empress to guide your actions forward. 

Your next card is a sign that you have completed an important lesson, so now is a time of integration and reflection on all that you have learned. 

Card #3: The World | Moving To The Next Level

The World is a sign of harmony, completion, wholeness, and an integration of what you have learned in your life lessons. 

Something is coming to a grand completion. This could be something obvious in the external world, like the end of an important project, graduating from a program, or it could very well be something much deeper. 

The imagery in The World card is all about cosmic change and transformation, and the inherent balance that is part of this amazing reality. So often, The World is talking about completions that have taken years, maybe even lifetimes, to wholly and finally conclude.

As the final card of the Major Arcana, The World is a sign you have gone from the very beginning with something, through all of the twists and turns, and now you have reached the finish line. 

However, this isn’t the kind of terminal point where you just move on; instead, it’s an evolution. You will be taking everything you’ve learned and bringing it with you into the next phase of your journey.  

This is a time of celebration! But don’t be surprised if you find yourself reflecting on the last period in your life. You might have memories from childhood come up this week, or a chance run-in with someone from your past. 

Often, when a completion like this is about to take place, some of these memories from your past will churn back up to the surface for reflection. 

You might not have the slightest clue as to what it is you are finishing up in your life, but there’s definitely something that is shifting. 

It’s particularly interesting that, following your first two cards, The Emperor and Empress – who are perfectly complementary opposites – your final card is all about wholeness. 

The World is emblematic of completion, totality, and fulfillment. So what could be finding its completion is harmony between these two sides of yourself. 

The part of you that wants order, discipline, and clarity, and the part of you that wants to be wild, creative, and chaotic, could be discovering and reveling in a balanced dance with one another. 

When there is the right amount of clarity and structure, creativity can blossom. And when there is a sense of excitement and creativity, you can implement a plan that will take you toward that which inspires you. 

These two elements can work beautifully together. So see if there is a way to listen to both of these influences in the coming days.  

Choosing Wholeness

This reading is a clear sign you are entering a time of wholeness, a phase when your inner impulses will be working together. 

You might be entering a time of greater responsibility, as The Emperor indicates. This will be a welcome change of events, a period where you will feel clearer and more capable in your ability to step up to the plate in your life. 

Perhaps, unlike other times in your life, the discipline needed to meet your obligations will not be overly rigid. There will be room for joy and fun, and for the creative and loving spark within you to guide the way. 

This loving influence from The Empress is a reminder that bringing acceptance to yourself will only increase your sense of joy and ability to show up in life. 

Ultimately, there has been a big lesson learned… perhaps one that spans decades or longer. You are stepping into a new phase. Take some time to integrate and consider the growth you have achieved. 

With love,

And in service, 

Jonathan Lionheart

P.S. What have you been learning recently that feels like it’s coming to a conclusion? Are there areas in your life that could use some more balance? You can leave me a comment here on our blog, and let me know!  

P.P.S. If you’re having a hard time understanding what needs to shift in your life, or you’re just curious about what’s going to happen next, you can schedule a private reading with me here

Jonathan Lionheart
jonathan@cosmicupdates.com

As a doctoral student in Somatic Studies, Jonathan Lionheart has always been fascinated with things beyond this world. His thirst for knowledge led Jonathan to the Tarot, which he quickly absorbed as his go-to method for getting direct insights from the Universe.

55 Comments
  • Khanyo
    Posted at 12:58h, 06 September Reply

    Hi I have a problem wth my friend he’s not trusted they way he do things. He always talk bt no actions

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 08:12h, 07 September Reply

      Hi Khanyo, I can understand how someone who talks but doesn’t act can be frustrating. Sending blessings

  • ALISON
    Posted at 22:17h, 26 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan, there seems to be a shift in the communication between me & a man who lives in Europe. He is finally taking notice of me! There hasn’t been closure on anything just yet but it feels like I could be closing a lifetime & moving on, but it’s a question of watch this space. The enjoyment side of my life could do with an injection of something to balance out my exhaustive routines!

  • Sonia Saluja
    Posted at 20:25h, 25 August Reply

    Thank you Jonathan I eagerly await for your reading every week .This weeks reading is so accurate I sold my house and was looking for new one forever and was getting disheartened but after reading this weeks reading I was very hopeful that I will find a house this week and today I put an offer and got accepted. Thank you and God bless you . Will eagerly awaiting for your next weeks reading 🙏

  • Marray Gardner
    Posted at 13:40h, 25 August Reply

    thank you so much for the readings weekly. yours had become one of the only e mails i even open. I mean its really become quite the shit show!…people lie about free audios just to get info! i dont even trust listening to them anyway! at any rate…i think whats coming. up is loving myself. and not basing that love how others feel about me

  • Linda in't Veld
    Posted at 18:37h, 24 August Reply

    Your reading is very precise Jonathan.. I am planning my retirement for next July. So a big change in my life. A little scary but I will get thru it.

    Cheers 🙂
    Linda

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 09:38h, 25 August Reply

      Sounds exciting Linda 🙂 thank you for sharing.

  • Verica Subotic-Novakovic
    Posted at 10:24h, 24 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan I love your readings, they are very helpful. Big change is my job I got full time. The truth is I have been waiting for this seven years. Only thing it’s 45 minutes away from my house which is ok. I have learned many lessons as you said in your reading. Now I am ready to take more responsibility. Thank you Jonathan

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 11:22h, 24 August Reply

      Hey Verica, congratulations on the job! Sometimes a long drive can be a way to transition from working mindset into home mindset. Happy to hear the articles have been helpful. Sending blessings 🙂

  • Jill
    Posted at 05:34h, 24 August Reply

    Thank you Jonathan. This is such a powerful message and just perfect timing as well. Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you!

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 11:23h, 24 August Reply

      Sure thing Jill, thanks for reaching out and saying hi 🙂

  • Tricia Osterman
    Posted at 04:58h, 24 August Reply

    First, I love your readings. They lift me up and motivate me when I need it the most.
    Sadly, I continue on and find even more wonderful predictions on my tarot reading for love, then my life purpose, and….all is brought to a hard stop. The disappointing realization that the only way I can truly have all the great things I was just told about, is if I spend money because someone else holds my fait in their sales pitch. I have no money! I cannot even afford the $20 asked of me. Im trying to keep my house, feed my kids, and have light and running water. Now I see I am destined to stay in this nightmare forever because I cant afford the help of my spirit guide or angels. How am I supposed to have hope?

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 11:27h, 24 August Reply

      Hi Tricia, the people with the sales pitch definitely don’t have the answers for you. True, they might be able to point you in a good direction, or help make something a little more clear, but no one can ultimately answer the deeper questions in life for you. It’s not about needing to do the right thing, or know the right thing, it’s literally about becoming the answer to your questions. I’m sure if you took a long hard pause through meditation, prayer, or taking a walk, and really talked it out, felt it through, dipped into your own depth, regularly, you would start to see you have some answers available to you. That being said, I know it’s not easy, but sometimes the very first thing you can do is take care of something in your life you know you can change but that you’ve been avoiding. It doesn’t have to be big, in fact doing some small things first – over time – will produce more lasting results. Hope this is helpful. Sending love.

  • June Fox
    Posted at 01:19h, 24 August Reply

    I always enjoy getting these readings as they are spot on I am thankful for your wisdon

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 11:29h, 24 August Reply

      Sure thing June 🙂

  • Loris Melikoff Sparks
    Posted at 21:15h, 23 August Reply

    I feel like much of what was said was right on. I also feel like I can’t get out of my own way .I known everything I need to do,however I hang on to things that don’t work for me. I give alot of advice to friends and coworkers. I have all the answers but my life is not working on all levels.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 11:30h, 24 August Reply

      Hey Loris, I understand. There comes a time when everything one knows in their head must be implemented in their life and body. In other words, walk your talk. You can do it, it just might be kinda scary and challenging at first. But you totally got it 😉

  • ingrid seals
    Posted at 13:53h, 23 August Reply

    Dear Jonathan
    I could really embrace this wonderful reading of yours! What amazing cards. Am ready for change, but moving from a big ranch to a tiny condo takes planning. However, having the big ocean in front of me will be so enlightening and therapeutic. My only and biggest worry has been my pony, who I gave to a loving friend. He did not adapt well to begin with and I also miss him terribly. Thank God he is doing better now, his new home is great and he has fallen in love with the horse they have.. I pray for a long, happy life for him and plan to visit him regularly. Will have to learn to swim with Sea Horses…….lol. Also plan volunteering at Mote Marine and rescue turtles. Ingrid

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:21h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Ingrid, thank you for the update on this big transition you have been going through. Happy to hear you are doing well, and that your pony is with a good person. Thanks for sharing – happy to hear from you 🙂

  • Lea Centauri
    Posted at 13:07h, 23 August Reply

    Lionheart…Thank you….this is a powerful reading for me……so on time…..stay blessed..

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:21h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Lea, you too.

  • Thandi Felicia Mombedzi
    Posted at 13:00h, 23 August Reply

    I have discovered that I need to communicate with my ancestors, clear my path, be in a journey of helping people, serving my life purposes, doing things for my gift to be unlish, I have greatly find my purpose and have a direction,. I’m excited and happy of my new discovery.. I will be happy to for your assistance as well.

    But I never receive any answer or responds to my comment from you and your team.

    Thanks for the reading and hope everything I have read manifest in my life as the tarot cards says.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:22h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Thandi, will you let me know if you hear from this response? I try to reply to everyone, so I’m surprised you have not heard from you. Sending blessings on your journey.

  • Victoria Nelson
    Posted at 12:43h, 23 August Reply

    With the suggestion that perhaps the time has come for me to go into assisted living , I have become fiercely committed to making my apartment the happiest, safest place in the whole world! I know that such an overhaul will take some time, but my determination is so strong that I KNOW my constant effort will succeed! Today’s reading couldnt be more accurate and a validation of exactly what I am experiencing.. Amazing how this works! Thank you!!💕 Victoria

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:29h, 23 August Reply

      So happy to hear this Victoria!

  • goderis
    Posted at 11:01h, 23 August Reply

    these three cards arrive exactly in my life : an uncomprehensible miracle!!! after 13years of difficulties with a perverse narcissist. Last week arrived an unknown man in my life who blowed me away with his talents – we are complementary and feal this wholeness to guide our village and the creative artists who are around us.
    What a beautiful life and a beautiful world.
    Thanks for your talent

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:30h, 23 August Reply

      Hey Goderis, thank you for sharing this lovely experience with us! Blessings!

  • GREGORIO R SANTIAGO
    Posted at 08:38h, 23 August Reply

    Just a small thank you for the beautiful reading and may the light of the creator shine over you and the great work you perform daily. I will inform you of future changes. Againg’ Thank You. Greg

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:31h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Gregorio, and may creators light shine upon you as well!

  • Evelyn Malanda
    Posted at 03:14h, 23 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan, you did it again always nail on the head . Am on the mission to eradicate the past bad karma I inherited from my previous lives and in this life I have to finish it completely , I discovered on 12th June 2019 since then I had been through a lot . But today am happy Jonathan to hear from you that my mission is reached to an end thank you Jonathan .I hope how be happy once in my life , I had waited for this day to come thank you mother universe and Jonathan to help me in this battle I wasn’t easy for me because I had no idea about the things I went through its easy to tell not go through it . I don’t know how to appreciate you only God will repay you for this . Let me call a celebration for myself .

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:32h, 23 August Reply

      Blessings on you Evelyn, and may you find the peace you seek. Sending love

  • Teresa Mariscal
    Posted at 03:05h, 23 August Reply

    Very impressive Jonathan Lionheart!!
    Love your readings 🙏

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:32h, 23 August Reply

      My Pleasure, thank you Teresa

  • Belinda Wilhelm
    Posted at 01:43h, 23 August Reply

    You have no idea how spot on these last couple readings are for me. I’m going through a breakup and I should have stopped it long ago, but I’m finally excepting that now is a great time to take better care of of me, so I can be happy again!

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:33h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Belinda, thanks for reaching out. So happy to hear you are turning towards taking good care of yourself! Blessings

  • Michelle Moir-Macpherson
    Posted at 00:49h, 23 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan

    Thank you for this reading. This was fascinating to me. I am going through divorce finally after 5 years and a lot of delays and issues in that time.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:34h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Michelle, sounds like a lot of growth and challenge. May this next phase be full of joy and ease 😉

  • Lucia Parkes
    Posted at 00:15h, 23 August Reply

    Dear Jonathan,
    I write this small note to let you know that this week’s Tarot reading is spot on.
    I am therefore happy to say, that thanks to divine intervention and help from kind people like you, I am free from the pain I have suffered for two years. A broken heart can be mend after loosing a love, but it is for the greatest good.
    Thank you for all your help Jonathan.
    Lucia

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:35h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Lucia, thank you so much for sharing with us. What a beautiful journey you have been on. Blessings and thank you

  • Rosalind mckenrick
    Posted at 22:56h, 22 August Reply

    Thank you for everything. You are always right for me. I read you all the ti.me. And your away right what happens tome

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:35h, 23 August Reply

      Hey Rosalind, thanks for reading the articles, and I’m happy to hear they have been of help.

  • Laura Hibbs
    Posted at 22:35h, 22 August Reply

    Thank you Jonathon for this reading. I am starting a new job this year in the same.career but teaching special education instead of art. I pray that I have made the right choice. You are the third spiritual reader that has told me I am here to end a cycle and begin a new one. I was put here to do great things.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:36h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Laura, sounds like you are right where you need to be. Sending love

  • Jody Honeyman
    Posted at 22:30h, 22 August Reply

    Wow….. I got the man in my life to leave last night. I know it’s what needs to happen but it’s hard because I really have nobody in my life to even talk to. He has alienated me from any other relationships. I have to be strong and not let him manipulate himself back into my life. It has been 4 years….
    I have to make this change because all I feel is anger when he is here. It’s crazy how one starts accepting a life with no joy because it seems normal!! Wow….

    The cards took my breathe away. Just trying to show me what I already know but have been too ‘complacent’ to change.

    I’m a little scared and a little lonely….
    Thanks for helping me in my journey.

    🤗 Jody

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:38h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Jody, what bravery you have! The loneliness will fade, and this choice seems so important. It might take a bit of time, but it sounds to me like you are headed in a really good direction. You can do it! Thanks for sharing and saying hi 🙂

  • Hina
    Posted at 21:59h, 22 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan, this reading really resonate my current situation. Thanks for your help. Nice to know about you.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:38h, 23 August Reply

      My Pleasure Hina, nice to hear from you.

  • Catherine Yarde
    Posted at 21:54h, 22 August Reply

    Thanks Lionheart, I am happy and grateful for your reading it is on point exactly with what is happening in my life right now. God bless you with this Gift and sharing. Peace

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:38h, 23 August Reply

      Blessings to you as well Catherine 🙂

  • Susie Huggins
    Posted at 21:47h, 22 August Reply

    This is a perfect reading that aligns with what is happening with my life. I struggled thru school and my current boss is giving me a hard time. I applied for a job that I have wanted throughout my schooling and actually have an interview. I am so excited and so ready for this to be my next step.
    Thank you for giving me some encouraging words.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:39h, 23 August Reply

      Good luck Susie! Let us know what happens 🙂 rooting for you!

  • Lenora Clarke
    Posted at 21:42h, 22 August Reply

    Hi Jonathan
    A fabulous reading that fits with my current changes. At 75 I have left my home in Melbourne am in quarantine in Queensland and on Sunday will reach my new home in a little townhouse in a small seaside village where I hope to encourage more people to come to.
    Thanks for the encouragement
    Lenora

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:40h, 23 August Reply

      Sure Thing Lenora! What a brave journey you are on. Thank you for sharing and for reaching out 🙂

  • Diane Alca
    Posted at 21:04h, 22 August Reply

    Thankyou Jonathan. Have found your insights helpful. Don’t follow too many. Grateful for your continued service. Diane Alca

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 14:40h, 23 August Reply

      My pleasure Diane, nice to hear from you 🙂

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