18 Mar This Could Heal Your Heart | Pick A Card Tarot Reading | Weekly Forecast For 3/19 – 3/25
Could your shadow be holding important insights that you need to see right now?
Jonathan Lionheart is here today with a pick your own card tarot reading, so you can understand what’s been hidden from you and shift into greater happiness and alignment. Enjoy!
Hey there, this is Jonathan Lionheart with your Weekly Tarot Reading.
I wanted to talk to you about one of the concepts that comes up in the reading to come, which is the prima materia, which is an alchemical word for your shadow, or for the challenge that you were born with in this life. And it’s a helpful understanding to switch some of your perspective around the challenges that are showing up in your life, the things that you feel like “If I could just get through this, or if I could just solve this problem, then I could be more myself, then I would feel more safe, then I would have the situation that my life is meant to have.”
And the alchemical perspective, and the mystic perspective, is always a reminder that the things that are challenging in our life are precisely the things that we are growing through to become who we truly are.
So I just wanted to speak to that, because I talked about it in the reading that’s coming up, you’ll get the opportunity to use your intuition to choose one of the cards and have a subsequent reading for the week ahead after that. So good to see you. And I look forward to catching up soon. Take care.
Give yourself a moment to take a few deep breaths, maybe close your eyes. And just allow your awareness to come into the sensations of your body. Notice how you’re feeling today. Maybe bring some of your attention into your heart center while you breathe and soften.
We call out to the grandmothers and the grandfathers of the north, the south, the east, and the west. And call out to Mother, Father, God, the denizens of light, the deep ones, the rooted ones. Please be here with us now. Help bring forward a clear message and the energetic support that those who are listening and watching need at this time. Thank you.
All right, let’s find the perfect options for this intuitive pick-your-own-card Tarot reading. So our first option will be here underneath the opal stone. Second option will be underneath the Selenite. And third option will be underneath the purple fluorite.
So now that you’ve taken a few breaths, and you’re a little bit deeper in the awareness of your body, notice if one of these options is speaking to you, if you’re feeling called back to it or your eyes keep returning.
And once you found the stone or the card that’s calling to you, feel free to skip ahead to the reading that will correspond to it.
FIRST GROUP – OPAL
So we’ll start with our first option, the opal stone. So for those of you who chose the first option, this is going to be the reading for your week ahead. I’m just going to tune in with you now. And we’ll bring some cards out for your week ahead.
All right, so this first card will be the Situation card. Second card will be the Obstacle. And third card will be the Outcome. And this first card that you chose will be the Advice card for your week ahead.
So let’s take a look at what we have for your Situation in the days to come. We’ve got our Ace of Swords, which often is an indication of new ideas, new insights, new ways of thinking about things. This is a card of great possibility and potential. I like to think of it as a lightning strike of awareness where something that maybe we’ve been struggling with or thinking about quite a bit suddenly makes sense. In fact, it can make so much sense that on the one hand, we might have a really powerful realization. On the other hand, if it’s been a struggle, it literally might just disappear. It’s something that we no longer are thinking about, because it just has no importance anymore.
So for some of you, this might have to do with a realization about your work circumstances or something that you’ve been trying to figure out a complicated situation with somebody at work or with the people around you.
For others, this could be a realization, in regards to a relationship that you’re in, regardless of how it shows up for you. There’s going to be some clarity that comes in. Now, this often isn’t as clear cut as: “Oh, it’s about this person, or oh, it’s about this situation.”
Often, it’s kind of like a sudden insight that opens a new doorway of how you’re thinking about something. You go from kind of traveling through a chaotic rat maze, to going: “Oh, here’s the door, here’s the clarity that I’ve been looking for.”
So let’s take a look at what might be the Obstacle that could be getting in the way or could be the subject matter that you’re coming to a new understanding about.
So, one of my favorite cards, if you’ve been watching me for some time, or you’ve been reading the articles that I used to write, you might know that the Hanged Man is one of my absolute favorite cards, because it is the mystic card, it is a card about an individual who has placed themselves in a situation to grow, to understand to look at things from a new perspective.
So it’s quite possible… because I also consider this the great timeout card. It’s where the universe says, “Okay, you’re on timeout for an extended period of time, which means it’s quite possible that something in your life or many things in your life have not been able to move forward. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try to move something forward, no matter how much you try to figure it out. Something is on pause. And it’s importantly on pause.
In other words, the reason there can be this kind of stuckness, or things are not wanting to change or transform is because you’re being asked to stew on it, to look at it from many different perspectives, to digest things, to feel things that maybe you’ve been avoiding feeling.
So when the Hanged Man card shows up, it often can be an indication that something has been on pause. And when it’s in the Obstacle position, with our lovely Ace of Swords here, it’s really possible that whatever you’ve been having to look at from a new perspective, or whatever it is that you’ve been having to stew on, an experience is about to have a breakthrough.
You’re soon to have this golden light that’s around this fellow’s head, which is, you know, a representation of enlightenment. Maybe somebody that’s watching this is about to be fully self-realized. But, more likely, you’re about to see through the challenge that has been on your plate for a while you’re getting close to a revelation, or realization.
So, once again, this can be something that’s a bit more specific or precise, like a relationship situation, or job situation. But more often than not, it’s something a bit more complex and karmic, multi-dimensional.
So it could be that you recognize something about a pattern in your relationships, or you realize something about what it is that you’re truly here to do. One way or another, a new door is likely opening up for you.
So let’s take a look at our Outcome card for the week ahead. Interesting, so Outcome card is one of our most romantic cards in the deck. Doesn’t always have to be romance related.
But the Knight of Cups is a great romantic. You can see he’s traveling forward in this very dignified way with the cup as if he’s about to present it to somebody that he loves.
So on the one hand, this could be an actual romantic interest that is coming forward to knock on your door to profess their love, or even just as simply as to reach out and say hello.
On the other hand, the Knight of Cups is the great delegate. He is somebody that knows how to speak to people in a way that they will hear him, they will listen, they will take his sincerity. He’s also an incredibly adaptive Knight.
So this can also be a sign that you are realizing the necessity and the importance of presenting yourself or showing up in a way that people can feel you, they can digest what you’re bringing to them, they can receive what it is that you’re saying.
So that being said, I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if something in the romantic right… whether that’s a relationship that you’re in, or your own sort of romantic life has been something you’ve been doing… trying to figure out for some time, get ready.
There’s going to be an insight. And as a result of some of that insight, you could be connecting with somebody very soon.
So let’s take a look at what the Advice card is for this reading and the week ahead. So the Advice card is our Ten of Wands, which is a reminder to take care of the responsibilities that are on your plate.
So there’s a little bit of when big insights come, we can get distracted, right. All of a sudden, this is the most interesting, most important thing, where we’ve been sort of masticating. In other words, chewing on something for a long time.
And it’s also possible that there’s going to be some distraction over here. And this is a strong reminder to chop wood, carry water, make sure you’re taking care of the things that are on your plate. It’s also a reminder that those who want much, those who truly desire a great relationship or a great career, you have to understand that that comes with big responsibility. It means you have to grow and show up. You have to be strong enough to carry the load that you’re asking for those who asked for a wonderful relationship.
Sometimes what comes to them is the learning process of what it means to truly attend to a relationship in a healthy way.
So anyways, those of you that chose the first card, this is your reading for the week ahead. I hope this is helpful. Let me know what’s showing up for you, what’s resonating with you. And I look forward to connecting with you next week. Take good care.
SECOND GROUP – SELENITE
All right, so let’s take a look at our second, our second choice for the week ahead. So for those of you that chose the Selenite stone, this is going to be your reading for the week ahead.
So I’m just going to tune in with those of you that chose the second option underneath the Selenite stone. And we’ll see what we can look forward to in the week ahead, all right.
So, first card will be Situation card. Second card is our Obstacle. And our third card will be the Outcome. So let’s take a look for those of you that chose this second option. Let’s take a look at your Situation card for the week ahead.
This is always an exciting card to get… and a couple of aces. Our last reading had an ace as well. So the Ace of Wands is that creative impulse, creative spark energy that wants to move us forward.
This is really raw, creative energy at its best. You can see there’s a hand holding the wand out with little bits of green bursting out, there’s a lot of energy behind it. This is like a sudden impulse of creative energy. We don’t necessarily know where it’s going to take us yet how it’s going to form itself. What we do know is that you’re likely going to have a week where you feel inspired, you feel creatively charged.
This can show up in terms of creative pursuits, like arts and that type of thing. It can be in your business world or your career world of feeling really inspired like, “Ooh, something wants to grow. I’m excited to see this through and see what happens with this.”
This can be in your romantic world as well. This is definitely… can be an element of the sexual energy, sexually creative energy, energy that excites us and makes us curious about life.
So let’s take a look at what this might be in relation to. But right off the bat, this is a good sign. It’s kind of like an energetic pulse is coming into your life.
So let’s take a look at the Obstacle card. Our Obstacle card for the week ahead is our Priestess. And as I’m sure you’ve heard me say, the Priestess is the keeper of the deep esoteric wisdom.
She holds the bridge between the unconscious and the conscious swirled between the deep wisdom world and the world of the everyday mundane. She’s the one that in a sense, whispers to you the secrets of the book of life that we can begin to tap into, looking beyond the veil, and reading the pattern of what’s happening beyond what we normally see.
Now, I’m not getting this as so much of a negative situation. In other words, the Obstacle may be that you’re being asked to listen at a deeper level. Are you listening to your dreams? Are you willing to see what’s deep beneath just a normal circumstance?
Often, we are in a particular struggle in our life, where there’s a challenging thing that’s happening, and we just assume that it’s a blockage, it’s something in our life that needs to get out of the way, and we want to just move through it.
Well, life from the view of the Priestess is always teaching you, there’s something in the struggles in your life that are training and teaching you to grow and evolve at a soul level.
So with this creative spark, it’s possible that there’s a deeper purpose behind this creative impulse that you’re gonna want to sort of search for.
So…. journaling, if you’re an artist of some kind, finding a way to express through, you might talk to somebody who is a psychic or an intuitive that can help you discern what is this creative energy? How is it showing up?
Now, there is a negative side that sometimes shows up with the Priestess that has to do with secrets. This can be secrets that others are keeping from us, this can be secrets that we’re keeping from ourselves, right. There’s something that we already know, that we already know wants to happen, or that hasn’t happened yet. And we’re afraid of it. So we’re hiding it away from ourselves.
So let’s take a look at your Outcome card here. Outcome card is our Hierophant card. And the Hierophant is a representative of the tried and true methods of old structures of how to do things, the “right way”… how to do things the traditional way.
Sometimes, the Hierophant can be a sign of a deeper union of two people coming together in a very traditional style of relationship.
But often what this is speaking to is: “Are you willing to listen to the traditional pathways?” This could be a religious system, this could be a spiritual system, this could be in relation to a work situation. So you’ve got this creative impulse that’s coming in, and it’s being whispered through the esoteric lens. In other words, the secret lens.
Well, are you able to translate that into the structures that are already around you? Sometimes, the Hierophant can bring about this sense of claustrophobia. “Oh, I have to follow the rules, I have to do it the right way. Oh, there’s a very specific or precise way of doing this.”
But what some of what is being said here is that you still have power, you still have autonomy, and there’s still magic available, even inside of the structures that may feel sort of outdated or old.
Part of what might be going on here is a creative impulse for you to start to update and transform some of the old structures that are in your life, whether that is in your relationship life, being willing to look at things from a new perspective or a new angle… whether that’s in the business world, or the creative world… you using your creativity, and your relationship to the deep wisdoms of life to transform something that might be a bit older or working on older functions.
So let’s take a look at the Advice card for your week ahead. There’s a lot of creative energy in this reading specific to the unconscious realm. And the unconscious realm is the realm that our dreams bubble up from. It’s the realm that poetry sometimes sort of makes its way in. It’s the place of the collective unconscious, which can have both collective trauma in it as well as deep, powerful archetypes.
The Advice that’s here is showing up as swimming in the murky, complicated waters of the unconscious, right. Tap into your primal self. That might be something like going and dancing under the moon or painting wildly through the night while you listen to music. Or it can be as simple as asking for a dream, but listening closely to what starts to bubble up, what comes up.
When you write poetry for two hours, what starts to show up? If you meditate beneath the moon for some period of time, what are the images that show up? What are the dreams that are arriving in your life?… And being willing to listen to these parts, because there’s definitely a message that’s coming through this particular realm that’s going to help create a different kind of relationship with the structures around you.
All right, for those of you that chose the second option, that’s your reading for the week ahead. Thank you so much for tuning in with me, I hope that’s helpful. Let me know what’s resonating. Let me know how things are going. And I look forward to connecting next week.
THIRD GROUP – FLUORITE
All right. So we’re now going to go to our third card, third option underneath the purple fluorite. So for those of you that chose the purple fluorite, this is going to be the reading for you. Give me a moment while I tune in with you.
All right. So for those of you that chose this third option, this first card is going to be the Situation. Second card is your Obstacle. And third card will be the Outcome.
All right. So let’s take a look at the Situation for the week ahead. We’ve got our King of Wands, who is somebody that has taken the powerful inspirational creative energy, which can sometimes be quite volatile. Think of the Knight of Wands, who is a little bit reactive and angry in this way, and has learned to channel that creative impulse in a way that it’s grounded. And they’re able to create from a place of wisdom and integrity.
This is somebody that tends to be a great leader, somebody that has vision, and can see the full picture. They’re able to sense and feel those around them. And they’re able to lead the charge. They’re able to say, “This is what needs to happen next.”
These are inspired individuals. They see the long view. They see the arc of where energy is trying to go, whether that’s in a business, whether that’s in a relationship, whether that’s at a collective level. They’re aware of the big view of things, and they utilize it.
This individual has also transformed the prima materia in alchemy, the little dark lizard that you see that’s eating its tail here, and that’s hanging out at the bottom is the initial material, the dark, black, gooey shadow elements. He’s been able to transform it into something that is now powerful, creative energy.
So this could represent somebody in your life who holds these types of leadership abilities. This could be a boss, this could be somebody that you’re friends with, that you’re in a relationship with, this might be a father figure, this can also be a representation of you. You could be in the process of starting to hold this kind of power, this kind of leadership, learning to contain the fire of the wand and ground it.
So let’s take a look at our Obstacle card and get a little bit more information about this first card. So the Obstacle card is the Six of Coins (AKA Pentacles). And the Six of Pentacles is often seen as a philanthropic card. In other words, the willingness to give to others, to charity, to help those around us. Or, on the flip side, being willing to receive help from others.
So for some of you, it’s quite possible that you are in a position where you are needing some support and it could be needing some support from this fella.
On the other hand, it could be that you are this fella, and there’s an opportunity for you to begin to give, to help others and those around you.
Now this is also… some of you have probably heard me talk about this. This is also actually a card about healthy and intelligent investment. It’s a card about knowing where to put your energy, your time, and your resources so that your investment will actually grow.
And in that case, I would say that for those of you that are feeling very much connected with the idea of moving towards your King/Queen-ship, in other words, your movement towards a leadership role, an important piece of that is going to be able to know where you have time to put your energy and where you need to be more selective. Are you giving your energy out in the right places? So that’s a great question to be asking yourself right now.
For those of you that are feeling a little bit more in the place of needing some support or needing some help, the way that you can advocate for yourself, is to show how you would use the support to show that you have got the other aspects of your life put together in such a way that if somebody were to support you, or to help you, that investment of their time, and their energy is going to grow into something that everybody will benefit from in the long run.
So let’s take a look at your Outcome card for the week ahead. Wow, another lovely Wand card. So this is also one of my favorite cards of all time, which is the Queen of Wands. And the Queen of Wands… she is magnetic, she knows herself so well, that the creative impulse in her is just completely natural.
She doesn’t do something unless it’s really what she wants to do, she doesn’t let people into her circle, and that she really feels like they are… she doesn’t let people close to her, unless she really feels their value and their authenticity. She is a no BS kind of person.
And part of the reason for that is just like the prima materia that I was talking about with the King here, the shadow side, which is represented by the cat. She’s friends with it. There are no longer any pretenses, and the Queen of Wands, she’s not hiding anything from herself. And therefore she doesn’t need to use any of her energy hiding things from other people. She knows how to create and to grow things. She’s a powerhouse.
So it’s possible that you are in the process of integrating some element of this fire, Enos. And a big important part of that is knowing where to put your energy and where to keep your boundaries up. Because neither of these individuals, neither the King of Wands, or the Queen of Wands really spend time with foolish people, or unnecessarily use their energy in silly places. They know how valuable their creative impulses are, and they protect it, they’re careful with it.
So this… there’s a couple of different dynamics that could be going on here, which is that there could be a masculine-feminine element that’s coming together in your life right now. And that could be happening internally, in terms of your own process of ingenuity and creativity, finding the right kind of balance.
There’s also some implications here of maybe, if you’re a King, finding your Queen, or if you’re a Queen, finding your King. And that could look like a romantic connection, that could look like a business situation, which is indicated here. But finding somebody that you work in a very powerfully dynamic way.
So let’s take a look at the Advice card for your weekend. Excellent. Advice card is our Star card. So the Star card is one another favorite. I love all the cards but it’s another one of my favorite cards. And it’s a reminder to be listening to your higher self, to the higher guidance that is around you, be remembering to keep balance between the unconscious world, your emotional world, and the more grounded parts of you.
This is a highly creative card as well. It’s creative in the sense of it being imaginative, hopeful, clarified. That’s the main theme that I’m seeing between all of these. All these three are all cards that speak to a certain kind of purification that’s occurred, the purification of the prima materia, the purification of the shadow, and the Star card comes right after the Tower card, which is an intense purification process.
But what it opens us up to, it’s kind of like we’ve poured ourselves out. It opens you up to new insight. It opens you up to new inspiration. It opens you up to the gentle whispers of your higher self and the deep wisdom of the earth plane.
So this is a pretty exciting reading that I see in this. Looks like it could be a pretty creative, interesting week for you ahead. Remember to be putting your attention and your energy where it belongs and not investing in things that are just going to deplete you.
Anyways, if you chose the third option that was your reading for the week ahead. I really think this is a great one. Let me know how it resonates for you. And I look forward to connecting next time and for everybody else. Thank you so much. I always love connecting and saying hello, and I look forward to talking with you soon. Take care.