Is It Worth The Sacrifice? | Weekly Tarot Reading | 3/13 - 3/19 - Cosmic Updates

Is It Worth The Sacrifice? | Weekly Tarot Reading | 3/13 – 3/19

Hello Tarot Family, 

Get ready for a burst of excitement and energy this week. It’s a rare and potent occurrence for three Major Arcana cards to come in a single reading. 

Which means this week could be full of powerful energies that may last and unveil themselves throughout the many weeks to come. 

You can bet on having a kind of clarity that may not have been around for a while. And you’ll have the tools you need to capitalize on it. 

Of course you’ll want to find the right balance to ride this wave as far as it will take you. So let’s take a look at this exciting week ahead.

Card #1: The Chariot | Go For It!

What do you want more than anything else? 

The Chariot represents willpower, focus, and ambition, and can be a sign you will need all of your strength and wits to reach the goal you are wanting. 

When the Chariot arrives in a reading, there is sure to be excitement in the air. Adventure is afoot, and a call to action and heroism may be ringing in your ears. 

It takes enormous clarity and control to ride a chariot into battle, so it’s no surprise that the Chariot indicates a need for herculean focus with whatever is happening in your life right now. 

This is no time to be messy and fuzzy headed. Instead, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and get clear about what needs to happen next. 

The Chariot also represents willpower. You might notice in the image, the charioteer isn’t holding reins for the sphinxes, which means the sphinxes are being controlled by his will and mind alone. 

So in your own life, getting your priorities straight and knowing what needs to be done first, is how you will get to where you are going at this time. 

One sphinx is white and the other is black. This is pointing to the balance between polarities. In order to keep a straight line, you can’t veer too far one direction or the other. 

You might also notice the canopy of stars above the charioteer, which represent your connection to higher intelligence and creativity. 

Balance is crucial right now… 

Balance between instinct and intelligence, planning and adaptation, along with higher mind and deep desires, are all indicated by this powerful card. 

This is a good time to get clear about what drives you in life, because you will have the energy and the stamina to make some serious progress this week. 

Ask yourself, “What is the “engine” that keeps me going?”

The more clear you can get about your driving force, the more you can organize your actions towards achieving your dreams. 

Before heading into battle, the charioteer must meticulously put on his armor, make sure the chariot is in working order, and look over his plan of attack. 

So being prepared and knowing where you are going could be invaluable in the weeks to come. 

At other times in your life this eruption of energy and commitment might have created hesitation because of its sheer magnitude. 

Luckily, your next card is a sign you will find the courage to move beyond walls that may have stopped you in the past. 

Card #2: Strength | Taming The Lion

The Strength card symbolizes bravery, inner power, and the ability to persuade others towards what is best for everyone. 

The energy of your first card, the Chariot, is supported greatly by the Strength card. You could be facing a serious growth spurt, where what you are wanting and how you can achieve it are coming into greater and greater clarity. 

While you might feel electrified by this new and focused energy, it’s also totally understandable if it feels a little overwhelming or daunting. 

The Strength card is a reminder that you have access to a deep and fortified resiliency…

An inner confidence that may have been building in you for years. 

This is the kind of courage it takes to tame a lion.

In fact, the Strength card comes right after the Chariot. So what could feel like a bold or even risky campaign by the Chariot, is bolstered by the inner confidence and serenity of the Strength card. 

The lion in the card image isn’t the first lion the woman has tamed.

Her calm, knowing, and tender attitude is a sign she has plenty of experience working with the king of the jungle. 

The lion is often interpreted as the primal, powerful, and aggressive aspects of the human psyche. Those wild elements live both inside of you and in people and situations around you. 

The message here is to neither get pulled off course by your desires or aggressive emotions, nor to get overwhelmed or dismayed if other people around you are displaying their wilder side. 

Instead, you can return to the dignity of your self-confidence. And if you’re feeling a little uncertain of yourself, you can bring your attention and trust to life and the Universe, knowing the divine has your back. 

While your first card, the Chariot, might appear to be bursting with forward momentum, it is more of a calculated progression than just bravado. This quality of patience, and deeper consideration is highlighted with the addition of the Strength card. 

While yes, this is a time of bursting energy and creative clarity, it’s also important to take your time and to make conscious, well organized moves. 

In fact, your next card is letting you know you might need a good dose of patience, with a healthy side of sacrifice. 

Card #3: The Hanged Man | Making The Sacrifice

The Hanged Man is a sign of new perspectives, reflection, and the willingness to make healthy, productive sacrifices. 

What is a healthy sacrifice you say?

An example might be taking a break from drinking alcohol so you can get quality sleep for the next month. Or choosing to put in extra hours working on something you really believe in, instead of hanging out with friends.  

These are just two examples of many sacrifices that might feel uncomfortable now, but you know will benefit you down the road. 

In the image, the hanging man is surrounded by green vines representing fertility and the connection of ideas. The man also has a smirk, letting you know he’s not resisting the sacrifice he is making. 

In fact, he’s intentionally put himself upside down to see the world from a new perspective. This could indicate an intentional step backwards in your work or personal life. This intentional retreat could give you time to find clarity around your next moves. 

If you look closely, the hanging man’s legs form the number four. This is a slight wink at the numerological implication of balance and sturdiness from which sustained creativity can pour forth. 

Something you might consider with all the bursting and courageous energy of your first two cards, is the wisdom of making sure you are resourced. 

Sometimes the excitement of fresh momentum can pull you beyond your means, so remember to take a pause to assess before diving back in. 

This is also a great moment to let go of any old baggage that’s either getting in the way or distracting you in some way. 

You might ask yourself, “What do I need to do in order to reach my goals? What in my life is creating resistance and slowing my momentum?”

Life is showing up in beautiful ways for you right now, so be prepared to take full advantage of this energy, and ride the wave as far as it will take you. 

Taking The Leap

When everything is showing up so well to meet you, there is nothing more powerful you can do than commit to going all the way with it. 

Your first card, the Chariot, is a clear indication you will need to bring your wits and will to navigate what’s ahead. 

If you’re not feeling excited yet, it won’t be long until you are. 

The Chariot is a sign you can get what you want, and you might even have fun doing it. Of course you’ll have to use your courage to face the more challenging moments. 

The Strength card is asking you to own what you want, who you are becoming, and how you want to be in the world. This does not require a ferocious kind of courage, but a deeply rooted and peaceful knowing within yourself. 

 

It is precisely the patience of the Strength card that is also being asked of you by your third card, The Hanged Man. 

There is wisdom in slowing down and assessing what’s before you. You might find you need to make some sacrifices. But if they are the right sacrifices, you will benefit greatly from these important choices. 

This is a really powerful reading that will stick with you for some time. When things feel tough or uncertain, return to this reading to remind yourself you are well on your way to something special. 

With love,

And in service, 

Jonathan Lionheart

P.S. What are you ready to bloom into? In what areas of your life do you need the most courage right now? You can leave me a comment here on our blog, and let me know!  

P.P.S. If you’d like a personalized look at what’s coming up for you, or you’d like some help fully stepping into your most empowered self, you can schedule a private reading or Embodied Alchemy session 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.

47 Comments
  • Leonida Gamboa
    Posted at 16:19h, 15 March Reply

    Thank you for this reading. This gives me the courage to do what I have wanted to do in order to move forward.and reach my goal.

  • David Perreault
    Posted at 10:53h, 15 March Reply

    Thank you,

  • Marie Maldonado
    Posted at 00:57h, 15 March Reply

    Thank you. Your so wright

  • Louis Cappuccio
    Posted at 00:35h, 15 March Reply

    Thank you for enlightening read . The diversity in it with all bright possibilities is truly alluring. I will use these tools to make these adventures fruitful wisdom and empathy with compassion.

  • Ronnie Irvin
    Posted at 21:40h, 14 March Reply

    W ell you are right I need help and thank you I am in a deep dark place seems like it’s fall in more each day

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:10h, 15 March Reply

      Hi Ronnie, sending blessings your way. keep hope alive my friend.

  • Francisco
    Posted at 19:21h, 14 March Reply

    Muchas Gracias JONATHAN 👁️

  • Maryam Nasser
    Posted at 15:33h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for this amazing reading..i hope that am going to make the right decision..

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:11h, 15 March Reply

      Maryam, all paths lead where you are meant to be 🙂 Just helpful to find the easiest and most graceful route 😉

  • Sandra
    Posted at 11:48h, 14 March Reply

    Your wisdom and guidance always aligns and resonates with what’s happening in my life! Thank you so much for such great advice!!! You are blessing to the world!!! 🙏💖🤗 Love and Light Always!!! 💞

  • Kerlene Campbell
    Posted at 08:24h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks for such inspirational thoughts truely amazing the power of the mind think positive and be positive

  • Yariza A Rodriguez
    Posted at 06:12h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for being that I can understand more why de mis visiones y mi fortaleza y si siento una gran alegría por dentro inespicable gracias de todo corazón y muchas bendiciones

    • maria angela zearing
      Posted at 06:11h, 15 March Reply

      thank you, I’m not sure how, but the reading was so in line with my life. it made me feel like I’m no longer completely alone in the present situation and gives me more resolve about my choices.
      respect

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:13h, 15 March Reply

      Me alegra saber que puedes sentir el amor y la fuerza dentro de ti. Bendiciones

  • Yariza A Rodriguez
    Posted at 06:09h, 14 March Reply

    thank you I feel grateful for every blessing said by the celestial

  • Leslie Ortiz
    Posted at 03:31h, 14 March Reply

    I would like to say thank you because years I’ve been miserable and I made a big decision tonight to do for her some my husband the hardest thing I’ve ever done and it hurts like h*** that I am worth something out there maybe not right now I just need to be alone but thank you I really needed to hear this so I could get my strength in my current courage backup

  • Rae
    Posted at 01:45h, 14 March Reply

    I needed this, as well and usual. I have been dealing with love, financial juggling acts, and my own personal baggage. And, newly being a single mom is all of one big juggling act.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:15h, 15 March Reply

      Sounds like quite a lot Rae, blessings on the juggle – that it might be graceful and filled with joy

  • Nicole Ramey
    Posted at 01:38h, 14 March Reply

    Dear Mr Jonathan Lionheart,
    First I just want to say thank you I am the person that believe that each word that I sent to you now I pray that you feel my spirit. I am compelled to express my most humblest and sincere gratitude at this time. The link to the information of the reading provided, honey was right on time and before I begin my creativity flow I just wanted you to know thank you. The reading provided for me was right on time. I don’t know how you did it, LOL but I’m grateful for it. Again thank you and God bless always.

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 00:32h, 14 March Reply

    This reading is just confirmation for me! I just walked away from my full time job. The decision was not mine to quit at this time, as I was planning for seed money and a actual obtainable time line to properly establish a flourishing business of my own. I have the knowledge and skills to move forward. Just needed the extra push. I’m ready and I know my seeds I plant going forward will flourish and be prosperous.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:16h, 15 March Reply

      Happy to hear the reading could provide some affirmation on this important journey for you 🙂

  • Cindy Snow
    Posted at 00:20h, 14 March Reply

    First I want to thank you for this reading Jonathan! Your reading is spot on! I really needed to read the information that you have given me, I do have a few things that I need to get done. Patient is the biggest one, then getting rid of excess baggage! I have a lot of work to do, but I know that you will be there to help me along the path.

  • Cindy Snow
    Posted at 00:15h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you Jonathan, your reading is spot on! I’m going through a couple of tough decisions right now. You have encouraged me to be more patient and more confident in deciding what I need to do and listen to.

  • Christy Peeples
    Posted at 23:18h, 13 March Reply

    Thank you

  • Christy Peeples
    Posted at 23:18h, 13 March Reply

    Thank you for the read you I feeling so great thank you once again that really put joy in my life thank you

  • Rob
    Posted at 21:41h, 13 March Reply

    I do think that what you have written is exactly right !
    I am on the path to put my delve back in a position that always wanted to be and regroup after I went through a lot!
    Thank you
    Robert

  • Cristy Buice
    Posted at 21:35h, 13 March Reply

    Thank you, I truly appreciate and needed to hear this regarding me right now! I’m struggling with finances and love! So I will look back at this reading when need be!

  • ESDRAS Florestal
    Posted at 21:32h, 13 March Reply

    Mr Jonathan. Je ne sais quoi dire,
    Vous ètes une force de la nature, Le monde a vraiment besoin d’une personne telle que vous. J’ai éclaté en sanglots en lisant votre lecture . vous ètes vraiment digne de porter un tel nom : ( Cœur de 🦁) waw. le ciel m’a encore accordé la chance d’un ange gardien . Le seigneur de la parole et du bon sens. Merci et Merci. Que le ciel vous récompensera abondamment honorable monsieur. A +.

    • Jonathan Lionheart
      Posted at 16:21h, 15 March Reply

      Merci pour tes mots généreux mon ami. Je suis très heureux d’entendre la lecture et l’énergie débarque avec vous d’une manière puissante. Mes meilleures vœux mon ami

  • Epifania
    Posted at 21:03h, 13 March Reply

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. It’s give me courage looking forward into my future.

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