Are They Holding You Back? | Weekly Tarot Reading | 5/7 - 5/13 - Cosmic Updates

Are They Holding You Back? | Weekly Tarot Reading | 5/7 – 5/13

Relationships could be in the spotlight this week, and according to Deco, you could be feeling held back or stuck in an unpleasant dynamic with someone. Whether in work, love, or another aspect of your life, it will be important to stay focused on yourself and new opportunities to break free and expand your horizons. Enjoy!

P.S. Is there a situation or relationship in your life that has become stifling, stale, or too controlling? Leave a comment below and let Deco know!


Hello, all of my friends at Cosmic Update. It is Deco, back again for a weekly reading, this time for the week of May 7 through the 13th. I hope that you had a really great first week of May, and I hope that you had positivity in your life and that it felt good.

I’m going to just intuitively pull cards and set my intentions as we go this week, just to see what we need to know. If something feels a little bit off, or it seems like there’s something that we need to tackle, we’ll pull some more cards and see what more we need to know to ensure that this week is a really good one.

So let’s start with just thinking, what do we need to know about this week? What are things that we can expect, right? What do we need to know about this week – these two popped out – what can we expect for this week?

Okay, so this is interesting. We’ve got two Major Arcana, and both of them are reversed. We’ve got the Emperor in reverse, and we have the Lovers in reverse.

And these are interesting because the Emperor in reverse to me can mean a couple of things. It can mean security, feeling like oppression, and what I mean by that is like maybe you feel secure in your job, but it’s a really negative environment. You don’t think you’re going to get fired, but you know that there are punitive consequences to something. Or maybe you’re in a relationship, and while you don’t think you’re going to get dumped, you might be feeling like, “I just don’t feel happy,” you know, like, “I feel secure in the relationship, I don’t think it’s going to end. But I also don’t feel like my person is showing up for me.”

And I’m kind of leaning to that side of things where you’re feeling, like, some relationship that you have – I don’t know, again, if it’s a work relationship, or if it’s a romantic relationship, or it’s a friendship – but I see that with this Lovers in reverse, there’s a chance that this is really affecting you. This is not a positive relationship that you’re dealing with. And despite the fact that you feel like this is something that is a constant in your life, it doesn’t feel positive for you. You know, it’s like you’re there and you feel settled in that space. But you don’t feel like you’re being treated well in that environment. Or it’s somehow toxic or manipulative, or maybe you’re being gaslighted.

The thing about all of this is, I feel like you’re putting up a really good front and acting like everything is fine. So the people around you that are treating you poorly – with this Knight of Wands, excuse me, in reverse – it’s telling me that you are pretending like everything’s fine. Or maybe you’re saying that everything’s fine.

And really, everything is feeling not so great. Or on the flip side, the thing about these court cards that Page, Queen, and King are personalities that you could be interacting with. So this might not necessarily be you. This might be someone around you – the person that you’re not getting along with, who is talk, talk, talk, making lots of promises, acting like they’re going to show up and talking a really big game, but not delivering. And it’s a really negative environment because it’s like someone promising you, “Oh, you’re going to get a promotion,” and then that never happens, or “Oh, I am going to change this behavior that I’m doing that makes you feel comfortable,” but never having a change, right.

Now, what I like about this is that there’s the Four of Wands in this reading, and the Four of Wands is about coming home. It’s about celebration. So, whatever this environment is – this negative, oppressive, not-good-feeling environment – I feel like there is an opportunity for you to return to something that feels better. I don’t know if that’s you taking a break, going home, seeing your family, and spending some time with them, or maybe going out and reconnecting with people that you hadn’t reconnected with in a long time. The thing about the Four of Wands is I think of it as returning home, like a reunion. So, whatever’s been happening in this environment, I think this is your sign to kind of take a step back and think about how we can reconnect with people that matter to us to better our mindset, if nothing else.

Okay, now, this is a very oppressive kind of feeling here. So, what I want to think about with the next card pull that we do is: How do we overcome this? How do we keep a positive mindset in an environment that feels toxic and that feels not so great this week?

Lots of cards, lots of cards popping out. Okay, so we have the Ace of Cups, we have The Chariot, the Eight of Cups in reverse, and the Seven of Pentacles. So let’s talk about this and how we keep our positive mindset.

First of all, let’s start with the Chariot, because it’s our Major Arcana of this reading. The Chariot is about forward momentum, not allowing anything to get in your way, knowing that whatever your end goal is, you are on the path to make sure that that is happening for yourself.

I do think that there might be a couple of things that you’re struggling to leave in the past, right. And I think considering this oppressive environment that you’re in, I think that you’re having a hard time deciding if this is something that you need to stick with, if it’s valuable to you still, or if it is something that is just not aligned with who you are anymore and needs to be left in the past.

I think this is kind of like a catch-22 here where you’re in an environment where you feel like there might be an opportunity for growth or, again, you’re feeling secure. But you’re wondering if it’s an environment where there is room for growth, you know what I mean?

The Ace of Cups is telling me you might be looking for a new beginning. These are both Cups here, the Eight of Cups in reverse, and the Ace of Cups, and the Ace of Cups is talking about a new spiritual, maybe creative, or emotional beginning.

And when we’re talking about relationships, like we were in that first pull that we did, I think it’s important to consider that maybe a fresh start and those relationships are a different way of communicating. And those relationships might be positive for us, or looking at a new way to interact with people might be something that changes that environment for us. And I think with that forward momentum, with that new way of looking at things emotionally, it’s going to pay off.

Okay, the Seven of Pentacles is all about seeing the fruits of your labor, seeing that hard work finally paying off. And I think as long as you are putting in your best effort, not just in your work or whatever the environment is, but into those relationships that you are a part of, in those places, I think that you are going to see things change.

And I think that this uncertainty as far as, like, if it’s a good fit or not is going to resolve itself based on the amount of effort that you put in. The thing is, if the amount of effort you put in does not match these fruits that you’re hoping to receive, then maybe that’s the sign that you need to seek a new environment, a new fresh start.

Okay, now, I want to pull some more cards and think, like, how do we take care of us this week? How do we make sure that through all of this kind of iffy, these iffy vibes that we’re dealing with, with this weird environment that we’re in, how do we make sure that we are still taking care of us? How do we take care of you this week? Let us see. How do we take care of you this week?

Okay, okay, I like this a lot. I see new beginnings, I see new ideas, I see you focusing on things that you’re passionate about. The Page of Wands is here, and the Page of Wands is like that spark, that new idea that you’re thinking about, something exciting that you’ve been looking forward to, but that maybe you haven’t taken that leap to do yet.

I think that you’re looking for opportunities, you’re looking for a path where you are able to really invest yourself and be really proud of what you’re putting in and what the outcome is, right.

The Three of Wands is also here. And the Three of Wands, those opportunities that I was talking about, again, having these ideas, looking for these opportunities.

The Ace of Pentacles is also here. And the Ace of Pentacles is about a new beginning, maybe with a job, maybe with your family, maybe with your body. There are so many different things that the Pentacles can refer to, but it’s about a fresh start.

That thing that you also need to consider with the Pentacles, though, is that this is the beginning of something that you need to invest in, that you need to nurture if you want it to become something wonderful. But I do think that you have the vigor and the excitement in this chapter that’s going to lead to great success.

I think that you’re going to see this through to the finish. And the way I know that is because the Sun is also in this reading. The Sun is like the ultimate positive card, right. The Sun, whether it’s in reverse or upright, it’s always positive when it’s just about the timeline, right. And when the Sun is upright, it suggests that lightness has come. It suggests that there is an opportunity for growth and life and something new, but also just positivity, people noticing you for the hard work that you’re doing and for the new things that you’re trying with this Page of Wands, and this Three of Wands, and this Ace of Pentacles.

Truly, my friends, I think you have a lot to look forward to this week. I think that as long as you are investing in yourself and focusing on new opportunities for you, and focusing on things that spark joy for you, that you’re going to be able to have a lot of positivity this week. You will have a lot of positive outcomes this week and be able to go into those kinds of relationships that you’re dealing with with a positive mindset, knowing that your attitude makes a direct difference in how those relationships go.

So keep that positive mindset. Understand that even if it’s a toxic environment, you can have a positive mindset through those maybe kind of negative interactions or those people that maybe aren’t being super authentic with you. As long as you’re authentic, I think that your mindset will be positive.

Best of luck this week. I hope that you tackle it with excitement and that even if you have negative interactions, you’re able to ground yourself and focus on having some light in your own life. All right, best of luck this week. Bye friends.

Deco Lo
Deco Lo

Deco is an intuitive tarot reader whose mission is to give guidance to those who need it. She has a passion for making connections with those she reads for and loves to teach others about tarot. Deco loves learning and is always looking to deepen her understanding of the tarot and its spiritual connections.

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    Posted at 15:14h, 09 May Reply

    Thank you thank you so much, I’m almost no time to read your messages and it’s long and hard to know what you mean, please send just like before like Jonathan reading easy to understand and not long back and fort but I’m so thankful for your initiative, God bless you always

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    Posted at 15:12h, 09 May Reply

    You gave me light of hope in a dark environment. Thank you for planting seeds of encouragement, now I hope it will bloom as the week goes on… Can’t wait for next reading

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    Posted at 08:40h, 08 May Reply


    You really helped me out this week. I will just keep positive, working on a project. So many distractions. Your wonderful.

    • Deco Lo
      Deco Lo
      Posted at 13:36h, 08 May Reply

      Best of luck with your project! You’ve got this!

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    Kristin Rendulic
    Posted at 06:16h, 08 May Reply

    I’m definitely in a toxic narcissistic relationship

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    Frank Crawford
    Posted at 03:10h, 08 May Reply

    !Wow! You hit the space I’m in right to a T .
    I am trying to leave a toxic relationship. I have made mistakes. But now I have gotten my proper direction. Keep calm and move on. I feel the change is good and is helping me grow. The regrets’ I am having is the other person is having a hard time moving on.. Unfortunately, I cannot wait for them to come to terms that I am moving on with out them in my life. It hurts but I am seeing a brighter future. And going back to do what I had meant to do, before I would allow myself to be in a relationship. So I see both me and the cards are in favor of my new out look. Thank you for the confirmation on the path I had chosen to take.

    • Deco Lo
      Deco Lo
      Posted at 13:37h, 08 May Reply

      One of the hardest parts of a break-up is when you still care for the other person. Remember that you made a choice for yourself and that ultimately YOU will find light and happiness (and so will they!).

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    Andrew Clinton
    Posted at 02:35h, 08 May Reply

    Spot on Deco..You do really fantastic readings.Everything resonated with me.
    Bless you and have a great week.

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    Cathy Ann Hill
    Posted at 01:09h, 08 May Reply

    Wow! Love this reading Deco! My personal and business have been greatly effected by a narcissist. Caught in a very toxic relationship. I doubted my value and self worth. In healing for over a year, I finally Am making a break through. Thankyou With love and gratitude 🙏🏼.

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      Yvonne legette
      Posted at 02:32h, 08 May Reply

      This reading. Seems it’s for me
      In a relationship but feels positive/ negative

    • Deco Lo
      Deco Lo
      Posted at 13:38h, 08 May Reply

      I’m so glad that you made some choices to better yourself. Best of luck as you continue to heal and grow.

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    Jody Honeyman
    Posted at 01:07h, 08 May Reply

    Where is Jonathon??? When will he be here? Has he gone elsewhere??

    Please let me know where he is.

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    Claudia Long
    Posted at 23:47h, 07 May Reply

    Deco Hi My name is Claudia long and I have been talking to this guy online for a month now and he is a influencer can you tell me if you see deception.

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    Claudia Long
    Posted at 23:45h, 07 May Reply

    Deco Hi My name is Claudia long and I have been talking to this guy online for a month now and he is a influencer but My gut tells me that he is a scammer. Could you please help find out through the tarot cards about My SP it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted at 21:55h, 07 May Reply

    You are so spot on. My adult son is living with me, but he suffers with depression and this brings out an anger towards me. During these times I’m so upset and feel so controlled by the situation. Yes, I tell everyone I’m fine and everything is good, but I know it’s not and don’t know what to do. He can’t hold a job or get a house… I can’t put him out on the street.

    • Deco Lo
      Deco Lo
      Posted at 13:39h, 08 May Reply

      It’s so easy to put up a front when you are going through something heavy with someone you love. You can be supportive and still have firm boundaries with your son. Feel it out, trust your gut!

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    Posted at 21:52h, 07 May Reply

    100 percent accurate I’ve recently met my TwinnFlame or finnaly know who she is’ we’ve allways have been close as just friends😊until she touched
    Me 1 Day’im a Senstive’Empath’ Clearvoyant’ Healer’ of Energy😊I’ve been able 2 heal myself’ I’m 100 percent Healthy’ after I saw the lite😇I’ve been threw the Dark niite of the soul😊My ego is dead😊I’ve lost interest in material objects 😊she is the DM runner’ she was married’ when I told her’I love her’’she is now divorced! & blocked me’ I know she still
    Loves me’ she told me that’ Edie’s she ran’ in fact I’m in a love triangle’ from a past soulmate’ ‘I’m Truely am blessed I’ve decided 2 do me 4 awhile’ she amfave me what was missing unconditional love for my Higherself Thaxs time 2 go Astro travel 2 some were new😇I’m a Earth angel😇I’m here on a mission’ 2 bring lite & love back 2 those in need’

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    Tomasita Guerrero
    Posted at 21:49h, 07 May Reply

    Yes I like your reading today because I am expecting something new to start in my life and I very well hope that it’ll start this week thank you see you next week

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    Alex Roach
    Posted at 21:24h, 07 May Reply

    Does my wife respect me?

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    Jamal McEachin
    Posted at 21:20h, 07 May Reply

    I was dating a woman who was getting a divorce. Her Father pass away one month the next month her Grandmother passed away then the other month her sister who she love very much. And she was going through a divorce. I really love her and I made her to to something to be that was very bad. Almost a year later. You trying to come back to me. I feel something not right.

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    Colleen Wilen
    Posted at 20:44h, 07 May Reply

    Wil mY ex come back to communicate with me

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    Malva McIntosh
    Posted at 18:22h, 07 May Reply

    Do you Do personal reading and how much is it. Thanks

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    Malva McIntosh
    Posted at 18:21h, 07 May Reply

    Do you do personal reading and how much is it.

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    Claudia Barillas
    Posted at 18:11h, 07 May Reply

    Your words are true. I Feel very sad. Thank you

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    Ellie Brandon
    Posted at 16:06h, 07 May Reply

    Spot on reading. In a toxic, draining relationship. Working on my health and getting my body in shape. Most of all I am going to visit my grandchildren and other people close to me on the 17th and am keeping focused on that. Going to have some me time and much needed joy. Tanks

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    Scott Christopher DeLisa
    Posted at 13:54h, 07 May Reply

    My marriage has been for over a year , on the uncertain and week marriage.

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    Anja Algio
    Posted at 13:32h, 07 May Reply

    You are so unbelievably good with the tarot cards.
    Love your readings.

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    Pamela Clarke
    Posted at 11:50h, 07 May Reply

    I’m stuck in so confused, it’s tearing me apart, should I give up trying with my partner of 8 yrs , and follow my heart to a man I believe I love more

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    Posted at 10:45h, 07 May Reply

    In every aspect, you couldn’t be more spot on with this assessment. Simply amazing

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      William Clark
      Posted at 15:50h, 07 May Reply

      Yes In every aspect you couldn’t be more spot on with this assessment. Simplu amazind.

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    Posted at 10:18h, 07 May Reply

    Yes, I need a fresh start, I love Moses so Much but lately he seems so distant from me and I don’t know why

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    Joe Louis bradley jr.
    Posted at 09:25h, 07 May Reply

    I think you hit it head on, I’ve been in a relationship, were I expected to be excepted in her life but everytime she would push me back, first were in a relationship then were just friends, she were still dating other men’s, I found out by her own saying, not understanding what she had done, I found my old friend in love, in its been great to be excepted

    • Deco Lo
      Deco Lo
      Posted at 13:44h, 08 May Reply

      Sometimes we don’t know what we need until we find it. So glad that you found your match!

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    Posted at 09:13h, 07 May Reply

    Uncomfortable but this could be the case
    Sad 😢

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      Posted at 10:21h, 07 May Reply

      Yes am in a relationship where I am constantly asking myself if Moses really loves me or not, lately he has grown distant from me. Is there any future with me and him

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