06 May 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.